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WB: 07.02.22

Adaption and Inheritance Scavenger Hunt

In Science this week, we ended our topic on Inheritance and Adaptation with a fun scavenger hunt to assess our knowledge and understanding. We were surprised at how much we knew. We also learned about Charles Darwin.

Times Table Boot Camp

Mrs Irving's gang have been putting in big effort to learn their times tables in creative ways. It will be so worth it when they see how much easier maths becomes when you have good table knowledge.

WB: 14.02.22

This week has been a hard but productive week in 6L. Our children have worked their socks off on their assessments and confidence is soaring. We have realised that with effort, resilience and determination, we can really achieve and we are feeling very proud of ourselves. We have talked about how we can push ourselves to top even this and finish our years at Waverley on a high in July. 

I am thrilled with all of the class and we should all feel VERY proud of them. Well done 6L!! You're so clever!

Team Work Makes The Dream Work

We were lucky enough to be able to take a break from our assessments and have fun with Olivia, who visited our school to show us some new team games. They were such fun and we represented Waverley well with exemplary behaviour and sporting attitude.

Artists Win Coveted Head Teacher Award

Congratulations to these two budding artists whose talents shone bright enough to earn them the coveted Headteacher's Award today. Stirling work kids - keep it up!!

Internet Safety - Games Online

We enjoyed discussing Internet Safety today in Computing. We focused on safety within online games and discussed how we could best advise people and how we should behave online. Ask us all about it.

Amazing Artists Astound Themselves

This week in Art we learned how to use watercolours and how to change the tones by simply using water. We practiced our skills using a tornado technique, then applied them to create a simple landscape painting. I think we all surprised ourselves at our talents and how effective the skill were to our final product.

Learning The Tricks of a Trade

In English we have been learned about how Estate Agents use persuasive techniques to sell houses. We looked at super-posh houses for sale in our local area right now and had fun spotted the synonyms and technical vocabulary employed to impress the customer. Here we are rating statements according to how near the "Dream or Disaster" house we thought they were, we then did an Estate Agent quiz to see how well we thought we could sport their take on the truth! We had fun and learned so much, we can't wait to employ these techniques in our own writing.

WB: 31.01.22

Jabberwocky - Can You Do It?

Mrs Lynch was showing off that she can still recite Jabberwocky word for word since she had to learn it by heart at primary school. She set us the challenge as part of our homework last week with a prize of ten dojos for anyone who could complete the whole thing. See our victorious winner below!!

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WB: 24.01.22

In English we were so inspired when we read Romeo and Juliet, we decided to design our own masks for a masquerade ball containing clues as to the identity of one of the characters. Can you get who we designed our masks for?

The attack on fractions continues. We had fun using place value counters to find fractions of amounts.

In Geography we went on a road trip through the USA to find out about physical and human land features. We discovered all sorts of amazing things.

We've been working very hard to commit the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll to memory. It's not as easy as it sounds, especially with all those nonsense words!

WB: 17.01.22

NEW YORK NEW YORK!!!!

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We've been globetrotting stateside again this week. In Geography we have been investigating the topography of the United States, paying particular concentration on New York. We went on a road trip across America from the West to the East coast on Google Earth, then using our iPads, found out everything we could do in New York state and New York City.. We listened to songs with a New York theme and created a double-page spread about what we can do in New York.

Mrs Irving's group were having great fun visualising and manipulating fractions today. This helps us to understand how you can have improper fractions and mixed numbers.

WB: 10.01.22

 

We had an amazing end to the week when M and M Productions brought their fantastic pantomime "Jack and the Beanstalk" to schcool. A great time was had by all..........OOOOOOOH YES IT WAS!!!!!!!

In Science this week we started to explore the concept of inheritance. We looked at celebrity families and identified features that the offspring of celebs had either inherited from their parents or passed down to their offspring. Following that, we modeled inheritance by making parents of Mr Men and Little Miss characters. Using their features we predicted what their offspring may look like. It was great fun and really helped us to understand.

Mrs Irving's group have had a real treat in maths, finding fractions and eating them!!!

We created a Geordie Romeo and Juliet (Ronnie and Jules) as a class in shared writing. This will help us structure and write our own when we begin them tomorrow.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Today we had fun improvising scenes from Romeo and Juliet - with a twist........

We set them in 2022 in Newcastle. This will help us when we come to write our own scripts later in the week. 

WB: 03.1.22

We have had a wonderful start to 2022 in 6L. The children have all returned with an amazing positive approach to their learning and are showing a real maturity as they head towards the end of primary school. 

Long may this super attitude continue. 

In DT we designed Venetian masks for a character from Romeo and Juliet to wear at the masked ball in scene 2 where Romeo and Juliet meet. We had to use what we have learned about the characters to influence our designed so that they gave a true representation of our chosen character. The music we were listening to was traditional 16th Century venetian baroque music, much like what would have been at the masked ball.

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We used a comic strip version of Romeo and Juliet to get our head around the main events of the story. We then played "Switch" to retell it to our partners.

Taylor Swift - Love Story (Lyrics)

We have been learning Taylor Swift's "Love Story" which was inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet. Using Music has really helped us understand the narrative.

Science saw the beginning of a fab new topic about Evolution and Inheritance. This week we looked at fossils and how they are important. We then played a matching pair game in which we had to find the dinosaur that matched the fossil and explain why. We did really well and we can now explain why fossils are important, how they are created and what we can learn from them.

Acting the part.........

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We all took on different roles in Act 1, Scene 1 and 2 of Romeo and Juliet. Look at how we used expression to bring our characters to life.
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