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Welcome to the class page for Y56C.
We hope you enjoy looking at our learning and hearing about our learning experiences.

Flamborough Coast visit

Year 5 and 6 had a fun packed day at Flamborough this week. The children took some excellent scenic photographs. We hope you enjoy looking at them.

Flamborough Coast visit
Dome Day

Children from Y5/6C and Y5/6B were given the challenge of building a dome with bamboo canes and zipper ties. The children really enjoyed this challenge and showed excellent perseverance, even when things did not go their way. Here are some pictures of us working hard.

Dome Day
Italian surprise

This morning we have learnt about ice-cream in Italy. Each team invented their own flavour of ice cream and pitched it to the rest of the class. Some children made leaflets whilst others produced adverts which were performed in front of their peers. Each member of the class then voted on which flavour they preferred and the winning team was announced after lunch time. Please click on the link below to hear the pitch of the winning team. The winning flavour was toffee apple swirl which the children are making tomorrow. The recipe we followed can be found on: http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activities-and-games/messy-activities+24/make-ice-cream-in-a-bag+12050.htm Enjoy.

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Classical corner

In the afternoon the children listened to The four seasons by Vivaldi. Classical story swirls were then produced and interpreted through musical instruments. We hope you enjoy listening to a sample of our music. If you would like to hear more classical music visit: http://www.classicsforkids.com

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Leaning tower of Pisa

The first Challenge of International Focus week was to make the Leaning Tower of Pisa with the smallest angle from the cardboard surface to the tower. The children worked in collaboration to produce these replicas using only sellotape and art straws. Here is the winning design. It has an angle of 10 degrees.

Leaning tower of Pisa
Investigating in Science

This week we focussed on investigating materials by mixing different materials with water. However, this was not as easy as it first seemed as we made our tests fair by only changing one variable (the material). The classroom evolved into a scientific lab within minutes due to thoughtful predictions, careful measuring, strict counting of stirs and reflective learners.

Investigating in Science
Write Now focus week
Y56C were set a challenge during the Write Now focus week. In groups of 3 the children produced their own book in the style of The Jolly Postman. All books contained a story around a mystery object and then different genres of writing were used throughout to help communicate the story.
On Friday these were shared with Reception and some Key Stage 1 classes. The children were very proud of their learning.  One child stated, “I can’t believe how they just sat and listened to our work. I felt proud of my learning.”
Write Now songs

Teams of authors were also required to advertise their books. We hope you enjoy listening to a few of our catchy advertisements.

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Story time

We shared our learning with the intended audience (Reception and Key Stage 1). They listened really well and were very excited to play with the books.

Story time
Write Now Focus week

This week we enjoyed shared reading with a Year 3/4 class in the quiet area and shelter.

Write Now Focus week
Let's RAP

On Friday we had an exciting visitor - Donavan Christopher. We worked on some RAP's all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Here we are composing. The finished class performance is still a working progress although will be uploaded when complete. Keep checking our page.

Let's RAP
RAP

Here is our class RAP all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Why not listen to it a few times and join in the choruses?

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Armley Mills

Y56C went back in time to Armley Mills. Whilst we were there, we learnt about the School room and what life was like in the Mill. We enjoyed going back in time but have decided that we prefer how we learn in 2013.

Armley Mills
Trim Trail

We have enjoyed going on the Trim Trail this year. Some children stretched their learning by only using one hand to complete the challenge. Can you spot them in the photos?

Trim Trail
The Highwayman alternative endings.

In class we have been learning about The highwayman. We then used our knowledge of the poem to write an alternative ending. Here is the verse we continued from: He stood upright in the stirrups; he scarce could reach her hand, But she loosened her hair in the casement! His face burnt like a brand As the sweet black waves of perfume came tumbling o'er his breast, Then he kissed its waves in the moonlight (O sweet black waves in the moonlight!), And he tugged at his reins in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west. We hope you enjoy reading them.

In the ocean

Press play to listen to a description of Matthew's invented setting. I hope you enjoy listening.

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Imaginative setting

Evie has invented and described an imaginative setting. Read on to find out about the harbour...