Year 6 – Creating Treasure Chests

On Thursday, Year 6 designed and made a treasure chest to protect precious items belonging to their chosen god or goddess from either ancient Greece or Egypt. They used their knowledge of Maths to help design their boxes: drawing nets, measuring carefully and checking right angles were accurate. These photos show the range of  Design and Technology skills used, which also included planning and evaluating. Finally, children used their Science knowledge of creating electrical circuits to make the boxes secure with a burglar alarm!

Which god or goddess did your child choose? Can they describe their box to you? Can they tell you the story of the treasure hidden in the box?

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Story sharing

Yesterday, Year 5 were lucky enough to team up with Year 6 children and hear the brilliant stories that they have been writing in their English lessons, based on the myth of King Midas.

The Year 6 children began by reading their blurbs and then the stories themselves with expression as the Year 5s listened, on the edge of their seats until the end!

Thank you very much to all Year 6 children – we loved being able to experience some of your learning. 

 

Home Learning due Monday 5th November

In English this week, we have been learning how and why writers use personification.  Your task this weekend is to use personification to write a poem.  You could choose a room in your house and look carefully at the objects there.  How could you use personification to describe what you can see?  How will you give your reader a sense of what the room feels like?  What is moving in the room?  Alternatively, you could think about your favourite place; the beach, a forest, the park, etc.  How would you use personification to describe the place so that the reader feels as if they are there with you?  Another idea could be to use personification to describe a storm or a flood.

In your poem, you could also use some of the other figurative language features we have been learning about, including similes and metaphors.  You can decide whether your poem rhymes or not, and  whether you include elements of repetition.  If you would like to, you could also illustrate your poem, or paint a picture to go with it.

Enjoy!

 

Year Six Home Learning, due Tuesday 30th October.


How has Ancient Greece influenced our lives today?

Following on from your last home learning task, your task over the next 2 weeks is to research how the Ancient Greek civilisation has influenced our lives today.  You could find out about:-

  • Maths
  • Sport
  • Food
  • Writing
  • Fashion
  • Games
  • Medicine
  • Homes
  • Or anything else you are interested in!

You should research at least four different areas, and you can present your findings in any way you choose.

Which of these ancient civilisations had most influence on our lives today? Explain why.