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What a wonderful Monday morning!

13/11/2017 at 16:01

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In our Religious Education lessons in Year 6 we have been studying a unit entitled ‘What does it mean to be a Sikh?’ Our aim is always to gain an understanding of different religions, fostering a respectful and tolerant attitude towards all.

Today, we visited the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara on Leeds Road. We were met by Surinder and made to feel very welcome. We were asked to remove our shoes and cover our heads as a mark of respect. We then went into the vast hall area where the focal point is the beautiful canopy around the Guru Granth Sahib (holy book).

Surinder explained all about how the book is treated and how Sikh people worship. She also gave us a real sense of what it means to be a Sikh. Afterwards, we visited the Langhar kitchen where we were offered food which was plentiful!

This was a wonderful visit where we really gained a fuller understanding of the Sikh faith.

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The War in the Air

13/11/2017 at 11:54

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Click on each photo to find out about the different types of aircraft in the First World War:

Aviation and Aircraft of WW1:

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Fighters:

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Bombers:

 

Thumbnail picture of the Zeppelin Z.12 (LZ-26)

 

Scouting aircraft:

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Snoopy and the Red Baron:

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Who was the Red Baron?

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We Will Remember Them

10/11/2017 at 20:35

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Homework:
Reading Comprehension – Due Wednesday 15th November
Spelling ce/se words – Dictation Friday 17th November

It was fantastic to see every family at parents’ evening this week. Thank you for taking the time to come.

This has been one of our best weeks yet in 6H. The children have been focused, hard-working and we’ve really been enjoying our topic on the First World War.

In History, we investigated life in the trenches. The children were surprised by the hardships the soldiers endured. Please see a separate post for a link to the interesting website we used.

In Literacy, we have been reading the poem The Soldier by Rupert Brooke and comparing it to Dulce et Decorum est. We had an interesting discussion about what “romanticised” means and how poems were the pop songs of the day – there was no Justin Bieber in 1915!

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Life in the Trenches

08/11/2017 at 21:17

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Life in the Trenches: Click on the photo to visit the website

Two soldiers in flooded trench

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Tiny science!

08/11/2017 at 13:00

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In science this week we have been looking at micro-organisms – or rather, we HAVEN’T been looking at them as we have discovered that they are too small to be seen without a microscope! We focused non three main types – fungi, bacteria and viruses.

We found out the thousands of bacteria can fit on a full stop and viruses are so small that they can live inside a bacterium!

If we were the size of Europe, a fungus would be the size of a football pitch, a bacterium would be the size of a bus and a virus would be the size of a football!

We have more bacteria in our mouths than there are people in the world!

Using the Scientific Process, we set up an experiment to find out where we will find most micro-organisms in our classroom. We rubbed slices of bread in a variety of locations, sealed them and we will look at them over the next few weeks to see if our predictions are correct. Here are some micro-organisms that you may be familiar with! Bad breath, the common cold and penicillin.

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6H maths

08/11/2017 at 12:58

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This week in maths we have been working on the order that operations should be done in a sum. We have learned the rule of BODMAS to help us.

B – Brackets

O – Of (power of)

D – Division

M – Multiplication

A – Addition

S – Subtraction

Use this to help with homework where everyone needs to do section A then decide whether they will do sections B and C. I hope most children will at least try section B.

We have also been working on common multiples and factors plus other properties of numbers such as prime numbers and square numbers.

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