WELCOME TO CLASS 12!
"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
- Albert Einstein
In Year Six, we...
- listen and make positive contributions to class discussions
- try our best and persevere even when we find things challenging
- take care of one another and work as a team
- take responsibility for our learning
- ask questions when thinking critically about what we are learning
- enjoy reading for pleasure
- strive to achieve our personal targets and goals
Our classroom is a happy and inviting place where we want our children to feel free to make mistakes in order to help them learn. We strongly believe that a classroom with laughter and smiles is a classroom that learns best and we promote a positive attitude in everything that we do. We want the children to enjoy their final year at Burton Road Primary School and give them memories and experiences that they will treasure forever. We hope that you enjoy seeing all of the fabulous things we have done so far. Thank you for visiting our class page.
Miss Densley and Mrs Shevill-Wright
We are currently reading...
WELCOME TO CRATER LAKE
The Year Six school trip where your first day might just be your last...
Maybe it's the bloodstained man who tries to stop the coach. Maybe it's the absence of welcome staff, but something is definitely not right at Crater Lake Activity Centre.
Then, at night, things get much, much stranger... Lance and his friends, Chets, Katja, Big Mak and Adrianne find themselves in a fight for survival and must work together to defeat a swarm of enemies.
But whatever happens they must never, ever fall asleep!
Our First Class Read was...
Miss Densley is currently reading Treason by Berlie Doherty to us as our Class Read. This is a story about a boy (William Montague) who is to be page to King Henry VIII's son, Prince Edward. He travels to London from his family home and soon becomes a favourite of King Henry which creates him many enemies. His father is found guilty of treason and so Will Montague must brave the streets of London in an attempt to free his father. Danger, grit and sacrifice all feature in our Class Novel!
The children really enjoyed this activity where they had to use their reading skills in order to place the family members in the correct place on the family tree. The children worked in groups to read the information on the Tudor's direct royal line to understand where everyone should be placed. They used chronological understanding to place the children and wives into the correct order as well as understanding the importance of having a male heir. The children used whiteboard pens to mark on the lines for marriages and children. A fantastic, historical afternoon for Class 12!
Investigating Order of Operations in Maths
Class 12 have really impressed me today with their trial and error, resilience and BODMAS knowledge and skills. They have applied their understanding to a number of reasoning and problem solving questions. They enjoyed working together to try and form calculations that could give the totals given. It was even trickier because they only had a small amount of numbers to work with. Super effort from the whole of Team 12 today!
We hope you enjoy looking at our final 3D sculptures using wire. We thought carefully about the correct proportions of the human body before manipulating the wire into a human body form. We drew a human body sketch and split it into eighths to give us the correct proportions. This helped us to ensure that our sculptures would be as realistic as possible. Take a look below to see us when we were creating our sculptures.
Class 12 worked with wire to create their own body form sculptures
We have been practising our reading performances through poetry. We have spent time learning and rehearsing to help us with intonation, pronunciation and expression before performing to the class.
Recreating Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’
“Take a hand-size ball of clay and form it into a human figure as quickly as possible. Get the proportions as close as you can and then give it two eyes.”
These were our creations to make our very own ‘Field for Burton Road’. What do you think?