Today we learnt about the activist and graffiti artist Keith Haring. After examining his style of art, we then designed our own interpretations and once we had done these in our art books, we then went out onto the playground and changed the medium to chalk.
Axe making in Gloucester! Today we tried to empathise with Stone Age Man, we made axes out of strong sticks, stones and string. We then used them to see if had made them strongly enough by trying to cut carrots! (A little bit anachronistic, but still great fun!)
Sports day - I was so proud of Gloucester, their team spirit was amazing and I know all the parents and family who were there were all exceptionally proud of every child too.
Please look at all the photos from Activity and Residential Week. They are on the website under Children and then Gallery. We all had an amazing week - we all challenged ourselves to try new and exciting activities.
In English we are writing non-chronological reports on Bengal tigers, we we were very lucky that one of the tiger keepers from Port Lympne was able to come in and talk to us about wild tigers and the threats they are facing in the world today.
Our school visit to the Dover Wartime Tunnels, and the Kent Battle of Britain Memorial.
Below is the SATS maths revision book with a difference . It looks like a PDF but if you open it and click on any of the categories, it will ask you allow external content to be downloaded. It will produce some practice questions and Youtube-how-to videos for extra help. We have been using this in maths club to help our revision. Give it a go!
Today we had Dr Nikki Gammans come to visit. She is from the Bumble Bee conservation Trust. She spoke to us all in Collective Worship about the different types of bees found in Britain, how they help to pollinate our flowers and crops and how vital it is that we help to ensure the survival of our bees. As year 5 and 6 have been writing Non-chronological reports and persuasive writing about bees this week, we also had the opportunity to ask her and her trainee any questions we had about bees, and how we can help them to survive. We all were given stickers, and each year group has a poster so we can all now identify the different bee species around us. If any children want to find out any more information about bees in our local area they can use bumblebeeconservation.org as a good starting place.
Sailor and flagship day- learning semaphore and how it was used!! We can now all semaphore our own names and learnt how to send messages!
Our powerpoints on natural disasters - they were fantastic and full of amazing facts.
Today we were visited by Karen from the Travelling Books Company. She introduced the children to just some of the wonderful books that will be on offer both this week and next week at our book fair. We found out about stories set in pre-historic times to magical beasts and aliens. There is also a range of non-fiction texts available on subjects from Leonardo De Vinci to female icons, and dinosaurs!
Science we have been learning about different parts of the human body from circulation to our skeleton and our digestive system . It has been fun and a little bit messy when we tried to look at the digestive system!!
Today we had someone come in and talk to us about making right choices about gangs and drugs as we move on to secondary school. It was really interesting and we all learnt a lot.
The Highwayman came to visit to start our exciting new English topic. He told us all about how he had been betrayed whilst stealing jewels from bystanders.
Our Titanic inquiry saw the 4 suspects receive a grilling from Year 6 with fantastic leading questions. They all got a little hot under the collar and tried their hardest to prove their innocence.
Gloucester - we have begun!
Welcome to 6 Gloucester - all homework and termly overviews will be added to this page for your information. We are going to have a great year!! Mrs Palmer.
Before and after out Tough Mudder today - A fantastic charity event and lots of parent supporting. A brilliant day
Have a look at the activities we completed on our Titanic day!!
Titanic day. We are just boarding ready for the voyage of a lifetime!
World War One day - a fantastic day where we learnt about school life, food during the war for the soldiers and at home, trench warfare and other amazing facts.
Hispanic Day!! This is our class from last Friday on Hispanic day. We were learning about the Day of the Dead in Gloucester's classroom - hence the decorations. We all had a great day - even though apparently the salsa making was quite hard work!!