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We were extremely lucky to work with Molly and Jonathan from The Anne Frank Trust. We did a session based on challenging stereotypes and discrimination. We discussed how Anne Frank’s story is still relevant in the world today as people are still experiencing prejudice. 8 children went on to plan their own assembly about the issues we learned about. The 8 children presented their wonderful assembly to the rest of Y6 and Y5. They did an amazing job!

We were visited by Damien as part of Operation Encompass. We discussed healthy and unhealthy relationships and what we can do if we find ourselves in an unhealthy relationship.

We were visited by Damien as part of Operation Encompass. We discussed healthy and unhealthy relationships and what we can do if we find ourselves in an unhealthy relationship. 1

Our beautiful, completed, dried tea light holders in the style of diva lamps.

Superclass time! We celebrated our hard work this half term by playing Pictionary.

Superclass time! We celebrated our hard work this half term by playing Pictionary. 1
Superclass time! We celebrated our hard work this half term by playing Pictionary. 2
Superclass time! We celebrated our hard work this half term by playing Pictionary. 3

After practising designs from Neeta Sharma’s work, we made diva lamps out of clay. We had to ensure our lamp could hold a tea light candle. We also had to use modelling tools to etch in some of the designs we practised the day before. Some of us even decided to use our understanding about Hindu gods whilst making our lamps (Ganesh).

Our RE focus this half term has been Hinduism. To conclude our unit, we researched body artist Neeta Sharma. We practised sketching some of her henna designs before we decided which ones we would etch into a diva lamp.

We concluded our scientific investigation this week. We learned that mould grows quickest on wet bread. We concluded that we must keep bread dry to keep it fresh and safe to eat at home.

During our Real PE lessons this half term, we have focused on cognitive skills. We concluded the unit by deciding our own rules, point system and court set up for the game ‘throw tennis’.

Last year during Arts Week, we learned how to draw a face using the correct proportions. We drew self portraits during Arts Week; we transferred the skills we learned to illustrate our pieces of writing planned with Dan Worsley.

We absolutely loved our visit from Dan Worsley. Many of us bought a book from Dan; we cannot wait to read them!

In science, we investigated the growth of mould (a microorganism) on bread. We had to observe our slices of bread and record our findings for the period of a week.

We used Digimaps to create a to scale map of our local area. We had to use the key to ensure our maps were accurate.

We were visited by 4 fire fighters from Leigh Fire Station. We were reminded how to stay safe over the Halloween and bomb fire night periods.

We were visited by 4 fire fighters from Leigh Fire Station. We were reminded how to stay safe over the Halloween and bomb fire night periods. 1
We were visited by 4 fire fighters from Leigh Fire Station. We were reminded how to stay safe over the Halloween and bomb fire night periods. 2

We were visited by Mr Orrell from Wigan Music Service to sing some of the Let’s Sing songs from over the years.

In Emgish, we used the ‘For the Birds’ video as inspiration for writing a persuasive letter. Before we wrote anything, we used our drama skills to act out a human version of the video. After we performed our pieces of drama, we discussed what we would like to say to the unkind children characters. We then discussed how we could transfer this to the birds in the video.

We used base ten to support us whilst exchanging in column subtraction,

We used base ten to support us whilst exchanging in column subtraction, 1
We used base ten to support us whilst exchanging in column subtraction, 2
We used base ten to support us whilst exchanging in column subtraction, 3
We used base ten to support us whilst exchanging in column subtraction, 4

In science, we created classification keys. We asked questions to sort items.

We used Digimaps to locate our school, our homes and other places of interest in our local area.

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