Pine Marten Class
Teacher: Mrs Jarman
Year Group: 6
Class Parent Rep(s):
Ms Elliott and Mrs Oakes
Info and Children's Work
At the end of term we linked up with our buddies in Dormouse class and helped them to make some bunny masks.
Tudor artefacts and replicas
We were lucky to be able to interact with and learn about several Tudor artefacts and replicas. We learnt about what life was like for different people including, children, craftsmen, poor people and rich people.
Dressing up at Knole
During our visit to Knole house, we went into the orangery, where we dressed up in Tudor costumes. Some of us were servants and some of us dressed as the rich people in the house.
Roper’s Got Talent
Several members of the class represented us at RGT. ‘Jazz in Black’ were one of our many entrants.
We have been doing some drama in science. We talked about what happens in an electric current and en we worked in two groups to try and see how we could show this in drama. Tennis balls became the electrons in the current, people that were components in the circuits wore bibs. And we also demonstrated opening and closing the circuit by stopping the flow of the tennis balls.
This term our art activity with Mrs. Murray saw us sewing some Tudor badges. These depict the Houses of Lancaster and York. We wore them when we went to Knole house.
World Book Day
Here are some of the photos of the characters that we dressed up as on World Book Day.
Due to a very busy week, we celebrated Burns Night a little later than usual. Mrs. Newton prepared our haggis, neeps and tatties and it was soon demolished (as you can see). Dessert was prawn crackers to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
We have been learning about static electricity in our science lessons.
Christmas around the World
Each class provided a symbol related to that country. The hall was decorated with each class’ poster. We made 3D Nutcrackers from Russia.
In the run up to Christmas we were visited by a naughty elf on a couple of occasions. He caused havoc in the classroom and Otter class room.
As part of our DT topic this term we combined it with Healthy Eating week to design and cook some Savoury Muffins. We used a basic muffin recipe and then worked as a team to produce the final product. Each group thought of a marketing name for their product.
In PE we have been working on our balance using gymnastics. This has been more challenging as we working as a group, encouraging each other to think about our posture and muscles.
We were lucky enough to have the Posada first this year. Mrs. McCoy made the figures and came in to help us paint the main figures, before it travelled through the rest of the school.
Dance with Mrs Harrison
On Roald Dahl day with had PE with Mrs. Harrison. She provided us with music that helped us get into character and think how we would move to the music.
Meet Fred and George our class fish. We had two shrimps (who are very good at cleaning tanks) but unfortunately they passed away.
Pine Marten class worked with Mrs. Murray to print using batik. This was a great experience and we used the sunflowers as a subject for our first experience.
On Friday 11th November, we observed the silence at 11 o’clock. Mrs. Tuhey had read the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ to us in assembly the day before. In our English lesson, we thought about the war torn battle fields of Belgium and France in The Great War, and created poems with our friends.
To go with this some of us put together a poppy wreath. In Year 6, we have also been selling poppies to the rest of the school.
In Art, we have been looking at the work of Vincent van Gogh. We created his most famous piece of work, the Sunflowers, using collage.
We looked at another of his pieces of work –Starry, starry night – and changed it into Sunny, sunny day. We thought about his technique and used oil pastels that were warm colours to create our pictures.
Dressing up for Roald Dahl day
On Thursday 22nd September, it was our assembly. We decided we wanted to share our English work with the school. We have been working with the book ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl and have been studying playscripts. We competed against each other to become the actors that portrayed one of Mr. Twit’s dirty tricks.
Disaster nearly struck as Mrs. Twit was running late and Mrs. Jarman nearly had to step in!
Making a heart
In science we are looking at circulation and the human heart. We created a heart using straws, a jar, a balloon and some water. It was a fiddley investigation, but it showed us how the valves in the heart work and how blood flows in and out of the heart.
On Monday 19th September, we took our turn to go to the Himalayan gardens. It was a fantastic morning, where we went on a trail to find some keys and den build in teams. The dens that were created were amazing seeing as there was only a short space of time to build.