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2022/23

Term 6

You Bake My Day

In this Learning Experience, we will be learning how to bake cupcakes. We will research existing products and recipes which we will then be able to use to create our own designs. We will be having a baking workshop provided by Mrs Boddy who will teach us how to perfect our skills ready to bake. She will also return at the end of the Learning Experience to help with our final evaluation. As well as producing cupcakes, we will also have a workshop at Wagamamas where we will be learning how to make a healthy juice.

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Term 5

Go with the FLOW!

In this Learning Experience, we will be learning about rivers and mountains. We will begin our Learning Experience with an exciting trip to Horton Kirby to learn about and explore rivers. Then, we will continue our learning in the classroom, developing an understanding of the make up of rivers and mountains and how they are used in different areas of the country.

 

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Term 4

BREAKING NEWS!

In this Learning Experience, we will be using our new knowledge of WWII to create a news segment. We will begin by creating a storyboard, deciding on whether they want to use voiceovers or cutaways. Then, the children will edit photos, videos and voice recording together to create a cohesive piece. 

 

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Bradley and Arda.mp4

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Samara, Esmae and Sydney.mp4

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Preston, Michael, Kaleb, Celia and Rhiley.mp4

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Maisy and Dougie-Lee.mp4

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Jacob, Leon, Vinnie H-B and Nathan.mp4

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George, Tommy, Sean and Finley.mp4

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World War II

During this Learning Experience, we will be learning about World War II. We will begin by looking at the timeline of World War II. Then, to understand the events further, we will learn about significant people, how countries grouped into the Allies and Axis and dig deeper into certain events such as air raids, the Blitz and evacuations. We will finish the Learning Experience with a trip to Dover Castle to explore the tunnels and learn the part Kent played within the war.

 

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(Although it was freezing!) We had an amazing day at Dover Castle exploring the WW2 tunnels!

Today we explored an evacuee’s suitcase, looking at what they took with them when they had to leave home during the war

Air Raid siren practice. Everyone duck for cover!

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Today we looked at the two main groups involved in WWII. The Allies and The Axis.

We made a timeline of WWII splitting the events into 4 main categories.

Term 3

We absolutely loved our Term 3 lanyard treat! The cinema all to ourselves watching the brilliant Matilda: the musical!

Earth without art is just... eh!

During this Learning Experience, we will be exploring the colourful world of Yayoi Kusama. We will begin by analysing her style, practicing our pencil and painting skill and create out own designs. Finally, we will complete our Learning Experience by creating our own piece of art in the style of Yayoi Kusama.

 

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Our amazing finished artwork inspired by Yayoi Kusama

Today we explored the style of Yayoi Kusama, identifying her patterns and colour palette. 

Today, we learnt about Yayoi Kusama, her life and her art

Out of this World!

In this Learning Experience, we will be learning all about Earth and space. We will begin with a visit from a planetarium. We will then learn about the different planets and how they move around the sun. Then, we will zoom in closer and look at the relationship between the Sun, Earth and moon and how day and night and seasons occur. We will complete the Learning Experience with a RAF STEM experience creating our own rockets.

 

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We completed our Learning Experience by building rockets!

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We used oreos to represent the different phases of the sun

We recapped on how the planets orbit the sun before moving on to acting out the moon orbiting the Earth while the Earth orbits the sun.

Today, we learnt how the planets orbit the sun

Today we learnt about the order of the planets in the solar system and made mnemonics to help us remember.

Today we had an exciting visit from the Astronomy Roadshow Planetarium!

We learnt lots about the planets and the constellations!

Term 2

12 Days of Christmas!

Taskmaster Lanyard Treat

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Christmas Fair

Santa Trail

Parent Shop

Rest in peace boiling water... you'll be mist!

 

During this Learning Experience, Elm Trees will be learning all about reactions. We will begin by grouping materials based on their properties Then, we will use our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide whether we should filter, sieve or evaporate to separate mixtures. We will conduct fair experiments to discover more about solutions and reversible and irreversible changes. Finally, we will complete the experience by creating an irreversible change by making bath bombs!

Today, we carried out an experiment to test reversible and irreversible changes

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We tested if different substances are soluble and whether we could recover them

In today's lesson, we experimented using different separating methods to discover the most effective way of separating mixtures.

Today, we explored different materials and began grouping them based on their properties.

Welcome to India

During this Learning Experience, we will be doing a country study on India. We will begin by locating continents, oceans and countries on a world map. Then, we will learn about lines of longitude and latitude. Next, we will be focusing in on India, locating major cities, physical features and human features (and even trying out some Indian dancing!).

 

To find out more about the curriculum objectives we will be covering, click on the links below.

 

Elm Trees have been making presentations about physical features of India. Click on the links below and navigate yourself around to learn more...

Indian food tasting, yum!

Thank you Miss Marshall for bringing in your sari for us to look at! It is beautiful!

Elm Trees had so much fun learning some Indian Dancing!

To begin our Learning Experience, we used atlases to locate the seven different continents, 5 oceans and some countries on our world map.

Term 1

WE BEE BUGGIN'

During this Learning Experience, we will be developing our design and technology skills to create our own bug hotels. We will begin by analysing existing products, then, researching into which materials would attract different bugs and what styles different target audiences would want. Then, we will move on to practising out cutting and joining skills. We will then design our bug hotel using everything we have covered so far, create a prototype to test our design and finally, make our finished product.

 

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Our final products!

Everyone has worked so hard!

Everyone has been working so hard on their final bug hotels. I can't wait to see their finished products!

The children who took part in Bikeability this term had so much fun!

Well done to everyone who took part in the staff v year 6 football match which ended in a 2-2 draw!

The children have been collecting their natural resources for their bug hotels. 

Over the last couple days, we have been making our prototypes, testing our designs before we make our final products. We measure our cardboard, cut it and joined it to make our bug hotel (half the size of our final product). Next step... evaluate ready to design our final product!

We evaluated the techniques we tried and thought about how we could apply the skills we developed when we make our product.

Today we practiced joining materials. We tested with selotape, glue stick, glue gun and string.

Today, we tried out different cutting techniques. We found that using a saw was quicker but using a Stanley knife was more precise.

Before we practice our cutting and joining techniques, we looked at the most effective ways to do the techniques as well as how to keep ourselves safe!