P6 - Mr Brennan
WALT: understand the importance of hand washing
The children completed a science experiment about the importance of washing their hands throughout the day. We put bread into ziplock bags but before doing so we washed our hands with soap and water, with just water, wipes, hand sanitiser and then rubbed a piece of bread on door handles answer with dirty hands.
The children were able to predict what was going to happen to the bread and then after two weeks we discussed the results and examined the mould on the bread.
WALT : spell /oo/ words through active games.
Game 1: children played X’s and O’s Using /oo/ variations.
Game 2: children created /oo/ words using magnetic letters.
Game 3: children played guess the correct variation. Children had to write down the correction variation if a word when it was called out.
Game 4: children played a dice game where they had to compete different tasks according to the number of the dice.
Game 5: Roll the foam dice and whatever side it falls on the children have to think of a word with that variation.
WALT: move our body in different ways.
The children are exploring dance as part of their PE this term. We were practising our synchronised movement mimicking riding on a roller coaster in small groups. We also played a variation of ‘stuck in the mud’ where the person stuck had to create a dance and then the person ‘freeing’ them had to copy their dance moves to co tinge the game. The children were then tasked to do this in groups. After the children were allowed to use their imagination and act like an object or person beginning with a particular letter when shouted. We got some fantastic examples and the children particularly enjoyed playing this game.
WALT: pass the ball in a straight line or behind to our team mate.
As part of our games we have been practising our rugby skills. We have been learning how to pass the ball sides ways or behind to our team mate. We are trying to build this up to a game situation and learning how to defend.
Felt Making Workshop
The children in P.6. had the opportunity to create a pencil case holder using wool fibres and using a technique to combine all the wool fibres together. The children were guided through this fantastic workshop by the very talented Jennifer Cunningham. The children really enjoyed this activity and were using their artistic skills to combine colours together to create the perfect pencil case. They used soap and water and a rubbing technique to felt everything together.
WALT: create our own Haka dance.
As part of our games in PE we have been completing rugby games and as part of this we decided to recreate our own ‘Haka’. The children were tasked with creating their own routine, choreograph their dance and use synchronisation to keep in time with their friends. This was a very enjoyable lesson and the children immersed themselves into the challenge and created some fantastic Hakas.