Elm C of E Primary School

Elm C of E Primary School

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Year 6 Blog

2.11.18 We are so proud of all the hard work Y6 have been doing this term. What a fantastic Curriculum Celebration of your Islands Topic . Well done! 
W/B 29/10/18
This week Year 6 have discovered a fossil on their island of an animal which once roamed the Earth. We have been finding out facts about these astounding creatures, using our text - Animasaurus. 
We have become paleantologists and used our skills to determine what an animal may have looked like, what its habitat might have been and what its diet may have been, just like Mary Anning.
In addition, we have looked at how fossils exist and what they can tell us about the past.
W/B 5/11/18
Our writing about our fossil finds were excellent! Well-done Year 6!
Our islands 'served up' yet another surprise when a new species was discovered on the island, which had adapted to survive.
The creatures were weird and wonderful - yet had special and amazing features to enable them to survive in their habitats.
These creatures ' came to life' today (Friday 9th November) in the form of clay sculptures.
This week we have completed our clay sculptures with colour and texture. We have written fact-files to accompany our creatures, which are full of spectacular information about these newly discovered animals. We have polished-up our grammar skills and completed our Multiplication unit in Maths. 
This week we have been looking at why the Vikings were successful invaders. We have been examining explanation texts and sharpening up our division skills.
On Monday 3rd December we visited the Natural History Museum. We had a 'whale' of a time discovering amazing facts and looking at artefacts. To remind us of our amazing visit, we have written about our first-hand experiences at the museum.
In year 6, we have started our topic by looking at the continent of South America. We have discovered a wealth of information about this extraordinary continent and the varied geographical features it has. We have started to produce travel guides about places and countries in South America - we chose our own! Independently, we have completed research and drafted our writing in order to produce a spectacular travel guide for the discerning traveller.