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Spring News 2018

20.3.2018

On the 19th of March y6 were lucky enough to be taught their Easter RE unit by the experts at the Methodist church. Following a frosty walk down Musters Road, the children re-enacted the Easter story to help them to remember what happened. The children then analysed Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the last supper and a modern depiction of the crucifixion. Once they had come up with questions, they then had the opportunity to hot seat Jesus and Peter.

The photos above are from our World Book Day Amazon extravaganza. 6S were tasked with recreating the Amazon River at a sclae of 1cm:1km.

28.2.2018

On Tuesday 27th February we had a visit from ZooLab. They brought some animals that you would find if you visited the Amazon Rainforest. We learnt all about where in the rainforest they would live, facts about how they survive and even got to hold some of them!

7.2.2018

On Tuesday we made the national dish of Brazil: Fejoida! It was delicious! Here are some photos from our DT afternoon. If you fancy giving the recipe a go at home I have copied the one we used on to the page. There a plenty of variations online and in Brazilian cookery books too...we chose to leave the pig trotters out on this occasion!

Fejoida Recipe

Ingredients 

4 tbsp of olive oil

2 onions 

4 garlic cloves

Part of chorizo sausages

1 tin of black beans

1 tin of kidney beans

6 toms

1 red peppers

3 bay leaf

3 rashers of bacon

Teaspoon paprika

Sprinkle of parslay

 

Method

  1. Chop onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, chorizo and bacon.
  2. Heat a large heavy-based saucepan with a fitted lid, add the bacon and fry until crisp. Remove and keep the oil in the pan. Sear the chorizo. Season each batch with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the meat and set aside. Add the onion, garlic, peppers and paprika to the pan. Pour in a little olive oil if it needs more. Season with salt and pepper and fry for 8 mins or until soft.
  4. Chop tomatoes and add to pan, soften so they form a sauce.
  5. Add the meat, bay leaves, and drained beans. Cover with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cover and cook for up to 1hr, or until the beans are soft. If there is too much liquid in the pot take the lid off.
  6. Serve with rice, a sprinkle of parsley or coriander.

I look forward to hearing about your creations!

Lots of Love,

Mrs Soulsby

x

 

5.2.2018

Dear Class 6S,

Review of the week

By Jamie and Oscar

Last week in 6S, we had a fun filled week. In literacy we started to write our balanced arguments about deforestation; they were awesome . In maths we did measurements until Friday where we did angles. We reviewed our salsa and made additions to it in D.T. During I.C.T we learned about social media and watched a video that helped us understand the dangers. In P.E we played benchball: this was so fun. Last week in 6S was great.

(Nice use of colon and semi colon boys!)

This week we will be looking at narrative in English and how to use dialogue to drive action forward. In maths we will be looking at shape and angles. Tomorrow, in DT we will be making the national dish of Brazil: Fejoida! Please come to school with a tupperware if you want to take any home!

We Are Readers

I am loving the selction of books in the classroom at the moment. We seem to have a bit of a Wonder based book club going on! I have also loved seeing so many of you sharing books and recommending them to each other. I am currently reading a book that was recommended to me by Izzy and Abby and I love it! If you love historical fiction, Jake and Mahi have loved Once and both read it ridiculously quickly (the rest of the series will be in the classroom soon..I have just ordered lots of new classroom books! Wahoo!) Remember to let me know what books you want to see in our library, I am in the process of restocking it as we speak!

Well done on another FAB week, you are all SHINING this year and I could not be prouder of you all!

Lots of Love,

Mrs Soulsby

x

23.1.2018

Dear Class 6S,

What a BRILLIANT day! You were awesome Salsa makers, I hope you all enjoyed it with your families when you got home!

Review of the week

Abby and Haleema

Last week we had lots of fun making Brazilian salsa. 90% of the class enjoyed it and 10% though that their salsa had room for improvement! In maths we learnt all about algebra- we found it easier than we thought we would. In English we wrote balanced arguments about cyber schools in preparation for our independent write and found out some shocking fact about deforestation. In ICT we learnt about how to keep safe on the internet.

 

Lots of Love,

Mrs Soulsby

x

12.1.2018

Dear Class 6S,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! May I also take this opportunity to thank you for the kind christmas gifts I recieved...I have devoured all of the chocolate and read all the books!! 

I can't quite believe that the first week is finished, it feels like we have been back for a lot longer with the amount we have packed in! 

This week we have been focussed on arithmetic in Maths and I can now say we have conquered long division and percentages of amounts! Wahoo!

In English we have really focussed on grammar, with a particular emphasis on tenses. We have learned so much! (I wonder who can spot what tense that sentence is in?!)

Your homework this week is focussed on tenses so remember all those little tricks we discussed to help us to remember! 

We finally introduced our amazing topic: Brazil!

Image result for viva brazil

This is one of my absolute favourites (you will be getting a curriculum map on Monday). We kickstarted our topic with a drumming workshop which was absolutely amazing...I definitely learnt so much about the drums but also about how Brazil was colonised!

See you on Monday, I hope you all have a great weekend,

Lots of Love,

Mrs Soulsby

Note to parents: Next Thursday we will be holding our annual SATs meeting. If you are want to know more about the end of KS2 SATs please do come along.