Welcome to Class 6M with Mrs Mussenden
Welcome back! I hope that you've had a lovely summer break and your child is raring to go for the new autumn term. We have a very busy year ahead of us, which started with our recent residential trip to Kingswood. Keep checking our page for monthly updates, to find out what we've been up to. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop in and see me.
In Science, we have been identifying and classifying living things. We also looked at how animals have adapted to their environment. We found out that different kinds of birds eat different kinds of foods, because they are specialised. Their beaks have adapted to be the best shape for picking up the food they like best and is most available to them. In this experiment we predicted which ‘beak’ would be best for each ‘food’ type.
In science, the children got to grips with the digestive system by carrying out a practical simulation. Following this, they wrote their own cartoon comic strips. Why don't you ask them to describe each stage of the process?
What an amazing week away! The children had a jam-packed break away, becoming more independent, facing their fears, overcoming barriers and demonstrating a growth mindset. Some activities which proved popular with the children were the zipline, abseiling, Leap of Faith and the High Equilibrium.
Bea said, "Kingswood was very exciting because of the awesome activities. The only downside was that the girls took forever in the showers!"
Kyla said, "The activities were amazing and I wouldn't think twice about going back!"
In English, we started this year looking at Performance Poetry and analysed the language and performances of Michael Rosen’s poem, ‘No Breathing in Class’ and ‘Talking Turkeys’ by Benjamin Zephaniah. The use of rhyming couplets, onomatopoeia, expression and repetition allowed us to quickly recite the poem ourselves with actions.
Following this, we wrote a new verse for The Pandora's Box, linked to our work on Ancient Greeks and performed it to the rest of the class. What do you think of our performances?