This afternoon many members auditioned for the school’s talent show later on this year… We had some fantastic talent on show and we were really impressed by all of the acts.
Acts from each year group will go through to then be whittled down to ten to compete in the final. Tomorrow, at 9am, the children shall find out who is through to the next stage ahead of the grand final.
Lots of you have put a great deal of effort into your auditions and perfecting your talents over the years – this was very evident today.
Best of luck to all of those who auditioned; here are some pictures of those who auditioned:
This week you all received emergency first aid training and now know how to help someone in need.
Choose one of the scenarios you discussed in the session and write a ‘how to help’ guide for others to follow. This could be a list of instructions, a poster or you could work on onenote and share your work with us.
1. Immediately hold the affected area under a cold tap for at least ten minutes to reduce the pain.
2. Wrap the burn in cling film after the burn has called.
3. Seek medical advice if the burn is serious.
More reasoning games
On the topmarks problem solving page: scroll down to the bottom and work through the 3 levels of powerlines. You must complete level 1 and get the password before moving on.
Use what you know- number bonds and reasoning about numbers- to solve each puzzle.
Mrs de B and Mrs G
What do you think? Can you imagine a world without electricity?
As part of our science topic on electricity, we will be looking at inventors and scientists who were involved in discovering electricity and designing machinery to utilise it.
We will be watching this clip in class tomorrow.
We have spoken a lot about e-safety (which we now call online safety) this week!
On the back of this, we want you to bring together all of your learning and create a quick guide for a reader.
Therefore, we want you to write your ten ‘top tips’ for a reader. If you cannot think of ten tips to provide to a reader, you can use the websites that you researched over half term and you could also have a conversation about it at home.
The easiest way to present this would be in a numbered system 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) etc.
However, you can choose how to do it!
Maths – Zids and Zods sheet
As part of our work on problem solving and working systematically, have a go at this spotty problem.
How can you use your existing mathematical knowledge to solve the problem?
How can you work systematically to ensure you have every answer?
Zids have 4 spots.
Zods have 9 spots.
Altogether some Zids and Zods have 48 spots.
How many Zids are there?
How many Zods?
What if Zids have 5 spots.Zods have 7 spots, and there are 140 spots altogether?
Find as many solutions as you can.
We are going to find out about the history and the inventors. Using the following sites, you need to come up with a “top 10” of facts concerning the development of electricity.
How will you display information you have found out? Sugar paper, Sway…
At last half-term is upon us and we can all enjoy a well-earned week relaxing. We have crammed so much into these six weeks and it is hard to believe there is just one more term left at primary school. Lots more fun to pack into those seven weeks though!
Your key skills to be returned on Wednesday 7th June are:
We want you to choose what you write, how you write and who your audience would be. It must include:
If you cannot think of any ideas, here are some:
We look forward to reading it!
After half-term it will be esafety week at Simon de Senlis and each of you has received a sheet of tasks to complete with a parent or guardian. Return the list to receive your certificate.
Happy holidays everyone.
Mrs Greener and Mrs de Board
Key skills starts again this week; please complete 30 minutes on each activity below.
Maths- Over the next few weeks we will be looking at reasoning and problem solving in maths. Below are three different puzzles that you need to work logically to solve. Have a go and be ready to share both your results and strategies next Wednesday.
You need to choose something that you have done recently and write a postcard as if you were still there. This can be done really excitingly (you may have gone somewhere great!) or you could be humorous and choose a less exciting place- Tescos? Remember:
We look forward to hearing your ideas!
Mrs de Board and Mrs Greener
All of the children in Year 6 have shown a level of maturity that has made the team of adults that works with them so proud this week. Testing at any age is nerve-wracking and it is easy to forget that our pupils are aged just ten and eleven. They worked hard to prepare this week, did their very best and we are now ready to enjoy the last few weeks of this academic year.
To celebrate the end of the tests we enjoyed a tasting and baking session yesterday; there are definitely some budding chefs amongst us! Today we completed our art study of the work of Andy Goldsworthy by creating our own sculptures using natural materials at Grangewood Park. Once again the children astounded us with their teamwork, creativity and vision. Please have a look at the sway on the Mandela blog to see some of the creations and ask your children to log into their own work on Office 365.
It’s been a pleasure working with you this week and we are looking forward to an action-packed two months ahead.
Mrs Greener and Mrs de Board
What a wonderful day we had with Dave, exploring life in the rainforest. Here is our sway on some of the highlights of the day https://sway.com/Q74RHJdm22yiMENM
Well done everyone. I look forward to talking to you tomorrow about what you learnt and particularly enjoyed.