Screen Stars

 Autumn Term 1

 We’ve had a fantastic start to Year 6 in the Screen Stars. We kicked off our Blood Heart topic by dissecting sheep hearts. Although a little gruesome, it was incredibly interesting and helped us to learn about the structure of the heart in a ‘hands on’ way. We learned about the route of the blood, what components blood is made up of and how to keep the heart healthy. To finish the topic, we made a tasty pizza and juicy fruit kebab making sure that all of the food groups were included in the correct proportions. In PE we have tried to improve our fitness levels by doing circuit training. We practised taking our heart rates and need to take them again to see whether they have changed as a result of our hard work.

Our topic has inspired much of our writing this half term. The school focus was writing to inform, so we began by recounting our dissection experience. Some pieces were so effective at informing the reader that audience members felt squeamish when they read them! After that, we wrote explanations for the circulatory system. A particular strength of these was how well we used technical vocabulary in our writing. Finally, we wrote instructions explaining how to create the healthy meal that we designed and made ourselves.

In maths, we have been practising rounding and calculating with negative numbers along with covering other aspects of number and place value. Just before half term, we started to practise using more formal written methods so that we can be quicker at working out calculations. We will continue with this at the start of next half term too.

Autumn Term 2