This term in Pavilion Class...
We’ve had a brilliant start to Year 6 in Pavilion Class. The class have returned to school with a real eagerness to learn and improve their skills. We have enjoyed working together in collaborative and creative ways and there have already been many wonderful moments in the last step of their Primary Journeys.
Many of the children were fascinated by our opening topic ‘Brainwave’- which asked them to think about how they learn, ways in which they can improve their learning. We also learnt about Carol Dweck’s study into the ‘Growth Mindset’ and held our own scientific study in the classroom. The children have since been busy developing and demonstrating their own growth mindsets by embracing challenge, trying new things and learning that it is okay to struggle.
We have recently begun a topic connected to Black History Month asking the children to consider their understanding of Black History and the role it has played in the development of overall British History..
In literacy this term, children have already been practising spelling and revising words classes in grammar. We have also been reading David Almond’s book Skellig and using it as the basis for practical and written literacy skills. The children’s acting during retellings of sections of the book were really imaginative and entertaining!
In science we have been learning about the circulatory system in humans and animals. Children will learn each of the parts and their function, and also learn how water, nutrients and oxygen are transported through the body. We will also spend time consider the effect of a healthy diet and exercise on our circulatory system.
In PE, we have been working on flight, balance, unison and canon in gymnastics. The children have used these different elements to devise their own sequences, which they performed marvellously.
Mr. Logue - Year 6 teacher
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