Art – Colour mixing & matching using the ‘Double Primary Palette’…
Using a “Double Primary Palette” means reducing the number of colours we work with. It doesn’t mean we are reducing the number of colours we can use. Using a warm and a cool version of each primary colour, plus white and turqoise, means we can mix the full range of hues! We will use these skills when painting our ‘Medusa’ inspired self-portrait.
Maths – identifying the properties of 3D shapes and creating nets…
Science – Investigating a question…Does the length of wire affect how components in a circuit work?
We have been thinking about your Christmas performance this week. COVID-19 restrictions mean we are unable to enjoy many of the things we organise in the run up to the Christmas holiday but that doesn’t mean we won’t have fun. We can’t allow a global pandemic to stop us enjoying ourselves can we? 😁
Our Christmas performance will be virtual this year so you can enjoy watching our performance with your families at home. We need you to get started this weekend by learning the lyrics of this beautiful song.
Visit ‘My Maths’ to see your maths Home Learning. Your spellings are below. Links to your Home Learning can also be found in the ‘Home Learning’ channel on MS Teams.
Here is this week’s Home Learning. We plan to use MS Teams in the future for our Home Learning but we know some of you are still having trouble accessing MS Teams so we will continue to use the blog until everyone can log in to MS Teams.
We are looking forward to seeing your work on the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Don’t forget to practise your spellings and read.
Our class is culturally diverse. We are made up of people from 22 countries all over the world! Each one of us is unique yet here we are, in our cosy classroom in Catford, enjoying our final year of primary school together. We feel quite lucky because we know not all children have the opportunity to be part of such a rich tapestry of cultures.
We decided to create individual heritage sheets to celebrate our unique identity. Using our heritage sheets to help us, we have been teaching each other about different aspects of our cultures. We also enjoyed listening to traditional music from 22 countries as we worked and we discovered so much about each other that we didn’t know.
We are hoping to continue our cultural learning journey soon by sampling food from some of our 22 countries 😊
Back in July, we ran a poster competition to raise awareness for the ‘Black
Lives Matter’ movement.
Please join us in congratulating our talented winners – Samir (1st place),
Aaliyah (2nd place) and Charlie (3rd place).
Here are our jubilant winners with their prizes. Look out for Samir’s winning poster which will be framed and placed in the entrance area soon!
Thursday afternoon saw the whole of Year 6 leave Holbeach and head to Ladywell Fields for some football training! This term, we plan to spend one afternoon per week at Ladywell Fields developing our footballing skills.
We were very excited as we don’t have many opportunities to leave school at the moment. The sky was blue, the sun was shining and we certainly enjoyed the chance to run around on the grass.
Our P.E. focus was dribbling this week; concentrating on controlling the ball, awareness of the space around us and moving continuously.
We are already looking forward to next week. Only 6 more days to go! 😁
In Science, we have been discovering how we see and how light travels, enabling us to see objects around us. We learned that when rays of light reflect, they obey the ‘Law of Reflection’, creating two angles.
We wanted to know if this statement was true so we designed an experiment to test this claim. Here we are conducting our experiement.
These last few months have been difficult for you and your families. You will have missed being at school with your friends. You have also missed the chance to enjoy the most exciting months of Year 6 – , school journey, the end of year show, picnic in the park, SAT’s (only joking 😛 ) the boat cruise and countless other events which would traditionally mark and celebrate the end of your time at Holbeach. You will naturally have felt very disappointed to have lost out on the chance to enjoy all these events. We all share your sadness 🙁
How did you react? Your response in these unprecedented times has been remarkable. You rose to the challenges of virtual learning, continuing to work at home. You stayed home for weeks on end, putting the safety of others ahead of your own wishes and plans. You played your part in helping to protect people in our community. Your sacrifices saved lives. That is an achievement you can always be proud of. 🙂
While the last few months may have been difficult in many ways, I also hope that this time has allowed you to experience something very important about your school days. You have learned that your school is not just a building.
School is where we make friends, work together and discover our talents. School is where we recognise all that we have in common with each other while respecting all the things that make us unique. School is where we came together and we discovered, during these last four months, that we could still do that even when we were apart!
Although we weren’t able to gather to together in school for many, many weeks, we remained connected and united showing that there are things that no virus or lock down can ever take from you including the connection you share with your friends, your teachers and all the staff at Holbeach who have helped you on your way. Your connection to us will always remain. You will always be our Holbeach child. 🙂
In September, you will begin a new and exciting chapter of your lives. I hope that you will be able to look back on your years at Holbeach and smile. Today, as you are say goodbye to your primary school years, I want to wish each and every one of you a future filled with happiness and love. My heart is bursting with pride. I have loved being your teacher. Take care and remember to be kind.