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Y56C – Miss Colman and Mrs Lall
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Safety Rangers

As part of Be Healthy Stay Safe Week, Year5 and 6 children have turned into ‘Safety Rangers’. In learning teams the children have researched a way to either stay safe or be healthy. Some ideas include: safety at the beach; on-line safety; safety in the kitchen; preparing a healthy meal and safety at the canal. We are looking forward to sharing our presentations and activities with Year 2. Keep checking our page for some work samples.

Safety Rangers
Be Healthy Stay Safe Focus Week

Today we had a visit from a Leeds Carnegie player called Ben. He shared information about his daily routine and healthy choices he needs to make. We were all very surprised to hear about how much he eats. For breakfast he had two pieces of wholemeal toast, two eggs, some tinned tomatoes, orange juice and cereal. This is only one of his 6 meals which he consumes in a day.

Be Healthy Stay Safe Focus Week
Healthy Snacks

Today in class we have made Healthy Snacks. This was done by thinking of our own ingredients, naming the product and writing instructions of how to make it. We then made the snacks and produced some posters and packaging to promote them. We also did some catchy jingles to help our products fly off the shelves. We hope you enjoy listening to a few of our examples.

Guitar sharing assembly

This morning we enjoyed watching some children from our class sharing their guitar playing.

Guitar sharing assembly
Buzz words

Children enjoyed the challenge of making a jingle for Buzz words. We now have 2 sound buttons in the classroom which children can press when they have got full marks from the teacher. We hope you enjoy listening to the winning jingles.

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Leeds Sailing Centre

Today, Y5/6C ventured to Yeadon Tarn to carry out some problem solving and canoeing activities. The day was great fun and the children learnt a lot about how to be an effective team member. We hope you enjoy looking at some pictures of our day out.

Leeds Sailing Centre
Improve Your Maths

We have thought of some different ways to learn our Maths Olympics targets. Have a listen and see if it can help you.

Teaching Key Stage 1

Y1L and Y2D invited members of Y5/6C to come and share a skill. Skills included: African drumming; an art lesson; playing a drumming machine and reciting a RAP. Here we are rehearsing in our classroom and teaching our skills.

Teaching Key Stage 1
Y5/6C Got Talent

Today was the first round of the auditions. The judges had very high expectations. Despite this, some acts have got through to the final to be held Friday 2.45pm in the School Hall. All parents of Y5/6C welcome to support their children. Here are a few clips of the auditions.

In the News update

So far today we have learnt about what has been happening in Yorkshire. In News Teams we have all found a News story to report on. Here we are starting our articles. If we show good journalistic skills, we will get to work in the News Desk. News Desk open... The first team went to work at the News Desk at 10.35. They said, "It was really fun and spectacular because we were the first group and we had ideas all around us.Also we were the only group in the class who got all the equipment."

In the News update
In The Newsroom

On Wednesday 2nd April, Y56C found some sealed envelopes in their News Room. In learning teams of 3 we had a picture of an object EG: a book, a meteorite or a golden nugget. Then we made a news report on the easi- speak or flip video. Out of nowhere then we got given two more objects this made our stories change. We got something like a globe, a solid gold watch, a tiara, a bottle of volcanic liquid and many more. We had to keep re-tweeting our stories (not actual twitter feeds) on the twitter wall in our class room. In the afternoon they changed again. We then wrote out our final News Reports. Reported by Sam.T.Windsor and Millie.S.Place

Happy Easter

Here are the eggs some children in Y56C decorated for the Decorate an Egg Eggstravaganza.

Happy Easter
News Flash preparation

Here we are working on our News Flashes. We used the Flip video and the Easi-speak to record our final versions.

News Flash preparation
History of the News

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Using tuned instruments for accompaniment

Today was our first attempt at a more complicated accompaniment. Ellie, a Year 6 girl stated, "It was a little hard at first but when it was explained to us all we felt we conquered it. We now think it was easy and sounded great."

Using tuned instruments for accompaniment

Here are some pictures of us rehearsing our accompaniment.

Using tuned instruments for accompaniment
How are shadows formed?

Today Y56C have been outside conducting an investigation to find out -Do shadows move during the day? We had lots of discussion about how shadows are made in class and then awaited a sunny day. After the Investigation, one child concluded, Yes, shadows do move during the day because the earth rotates on its axis making it look like the sun moves. This also makes the shadow move due to different parts of the earth facing the sun at different times. The children enjoyed learning how shadows are made when an object blocks light.

How are shadows formed?
Inspirational Focus week - film making

In Learning teams the children produced some short films, to inspire their peers, using either Windows Movie Maker or Zu3D animation software. They were given the challenge of making the sets for their films. Some children chose to use Clixi whilst others developed their Google SketchUp skills. Describing the 3D shapes using mathematical terms was a real challenge.

Inspirational Focus week - film making
Tuned musical instruments

In Spring term we are focussing on developing our tuned instrument skills. This started with a rendition of an African Cyclic pattern song. We hope you enjoy looking at our photos and keep checking the page for future sound clips. If you would like to have a sing along to a happy Kenyan song in Swahili please follow the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRRyAEddO6E It is also good to dance to.

Tuned musical instruments
Write Now Focus week

This Focus Week we shared a story titled Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. The children were then set the challenge of re-creating the story through music. We used percussion instruments, tuned instruments and body percussion to compose our interpretation. Can you identify any of the instruments?

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Shalom in Rounds

Click on the below links to hear Y56C singing in rounds. We also added an accompaniment to Shalom. This three note chord was played as a drone throughout. Why not sing along?

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The Day the Zoo Escaped

We have enjoyed using our knowledge of nouns, verbs and adverbs to produce our own version of a poem. Why not open the document and have a look?

Year 5 Enterprise Enrichment

This half-term a group of Year 5 children made products, calculated profit margins and sold their produce in the Quiet Area after school. The children raised enough money for their treat. They all enjoyed making 3D models out of a range of different materials. These included giant pipe cleaners, polystyrene balls and wiggly eyes. We hope you enjoy looking at some examples.

Year 5 Enterprise Enrichment
Maths Olympics

In Maths Olympics the children work very hard to improve their Maths skills. The aim is to make their skills, 'Faster, Higher and Stronger'. Here are some ways they are improving their skills.

Maths Olympics
Cyber bullying

Y56C have focussed on Cyber Bullying in Anti Bullying week. We have learnt how to be safe when playing on-line games, using IM, sending text messages and communicating with e-mails. The children showed their learning through adverts, jingles, posters and fact pages. Please have a look at some samples of their learning below. Also, you can visit the web-sites to learn more about Anti Bullying week and Cyber Bullying http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ http://www.antibullyingweek.co.uk/

Cyber Bullying posters Cyber Bullying posters
Apprentice Challenge Focus week

This week has been our Maths Focus Week. We were set a challenge to design, produce and sell quality products for our 'Big Sell' on Friday. Throughout the week we have taken part in lots of exciting activities to stretch our learning and develop our maths skills in real-life situations.

Apprentice Challenge Focus week
Inspirational Focus week

As part of Inspirational Focus week the children enjoyed making Calculation videos using the I-Pads. Here is a glimpse of some of the preparation. Keep checking our class page for the films.

Inspirational Focus week
Team work

At the start of the year we discussed how sometimes we need to be independent in our learning but other times we need to work as a team. Due to team work the parachute came alive in the school hall. We learnt that communication was very important to achieve success.

Team work