Yr 6 – Mrs Palmer and Mrs Croydon – Riber
Let’s explore our circulatory system!
At the start of our project, we’ll dissect an animal heart, finding out about the different parts and how the blood flows. Afterwards, we’ll write a report of the experience and use software and models to learn more about how the circulatory system works. We’ll use a data logger to measure our heart rates and test how it is affected by exercise. In D&T, we’ll make model hearts, and test materials before making a stethoscope. As part of our music work, we’ll use our bodies as percussion instruments and feel our pulse. We’ll read shape poetry, and write poems inspired by the heart. We’ll learn about how smoking affects the heart and write adverts to persuade people to stop smoking. We’ll visit the ‘Give blood’ website, and make a flow diagram to illustrate the circulation process.
At the end of the ILP, we’ll create fact files to share what we have learned.
|English||Non-chronological reports, poetry, slogans and adverts, biographies, stories|
|Science||Human circulatory system, measuring heart rate, history of blood groups, lifestyle effects|
|Art & design||Modelling and sculpture, abstract art|
|Computing||Using websites, flow diagrams|
|D&T||Selecting tools and equipment, healthy recipes, product packaging, working models|
|Music||Pulse, heart raps|
Help your child prepare for their project
Your heart will be with you forever, so it’s important to look after it. Why not research heart-healthy foods together and try out delicious, nutritious recipes that will make your heart happy? You could also set up an obstacle course in the garden and take each other’s pulse before and after exercise to see how it changes. Alternatively, you could investigate advice for keeping your heart healthy and make an informative poster.
Please click here to read Riber’s class newsletter for the Spring Term 1, which contains information about homework, English, Maths and questions to discuss at home.
SATs: The dates for the KS2 SATs normally run over a one week period. In 2020, the KS2 SATs will take place between Monday, 11th May 2020 – Thursday, 14th May 2020. Over this period pupils will sit six different tests, with English taking place at the beginning of the week and Maths at the end.
Spelling Programme Yr 6 Stage 6
Changes are afoot in our EYFS unit! We are excited to announce that from September, we will have a separate nursery alongside two smaller Reception classes. We have had so much interest in nursery places this year that we have not been able to accommodate everyone’s wishes for extra hours or morning vs afternoon sessions. This has resulted in disappointment for some families and in other families being unable to attend our nursery as planned. A designated nursery class from September will allow us to offer a mix of full and part time places, up to about 12 full time and 28 part time.
14/01/2020 - Panto in school: Beauty and the Beast
15/01/2020 - Career Day - open afternoon from 2pm
16/01/2020 - Special meal day (sandwiches invited to book a dinner)
21/01/2020 - Swimming starts - Howden class
05/02/2020 - Try a meal with your child (parents invited to dinner) followed by Online Safety Open Afternoon (2pm)
17/02/2020 - HALF TERM
24/02/2020 - INSET DAY