“ Let There Be Light!”
This half term we will be looking at some of the greatest inventions ever made. As well as understanding light and how it is used in art and RE.
Easter Bonnet Parade
Well done to all who made their amazing bonnets and helped make the parade a special occasion. For some younger children it was their first parade - next year we can hopefully have the parents back to join in with the fun in the sun too. For Year 6 it was their last Marsh Green Easter Bonnet Parade.
Ten European Christmas Traditions 🎄🎅👞🎁
Today we had fun pretending to be the finches (birds) Darwin discovered on the Galapagos Islands - did you know that these birds' beaks evolved over time to suit the food available on their island?
REMEMBERING THOSE WHO MADE THE GREATEST SACRIFICE
Today the children commemorated those who gave their lives for us by observing a two minutes silence at 11am. The children were very respectful of this tradition. We have written our own inspirational speeches to tell people war is not the answer as well as make our own poppies.
Remember, Remember, the 5th of November........
As part of Parliament week, the children have been learning about democracy and the role of Government. They have learned about the actions of Guy Fawkes and the reasons why he acted the way he did. Year 6 have also “Used their voice” and worked on their own campaigns and created slogans and videos
“She sells sea shells
on the sea shore.”
The tongue twister, "She sells seashells by the seashore," is based on a song written by Terry Sullivan. It's thought the song is about a real seashell seller named Mary Anning (1799 – 1847). Mary Anning was more than a seashell seller.
Mary Anning was a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector. Her lifetime was a constellation of firsts.
Mary Anning was born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, in the southwest English county of Dorset. Lyme Regis is now part of what is now called the Jurassic Coast, and discoveries are still being made to this day.
Click on the link to read more about Mary Anning’s contribution to science.
This Half Term
This half term we will be looking at the life of Charles Darwin and his discoveries including his theory of Natural Selection and Evolution. We will also be learning about the discoveries Mary Anning made to the world of Natural History and making our own fossils!
There are so many festivals and events happening this half term - Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, Remembrance Day, Diwali and Christmas!
All of our work and discoveries will appear here.
What a busy half term !
We have had a really busy half term as you can see from our web pages. We have settled right back into school life at Marsh Green and are making really pleasing progress. We are hard working and enthusiastic learners - we are showing the qualities and expectations of Year 6.
Mental Health Day
9th October 2020
Black History Month
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude - Maya Angelou
This month is Black History Month and as a class we discussed the qualities we want to see in an inspirational person. We even went home and began our own research and art work!
BY MAYA ANGELOU
A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
Visit the Poetry Foundation for the full poem.
Life’s Big Questions
In RE we will be looking at life’s big questions. We will share the questions we wonder about in life and try to answer them ..... but some things in life we just don’t know the answers to!
We will be looking at what different faiths believe. Click the link to find out more about the main religions in our country.
We are beginning to learn about classification and the importance of Carl Linnaeus.
Click here to find out more about Carl Linnaeus.