So, the half term went by in a flash! Everyone seems to have come back full of energy and raring to go. I have a new saying this week, which the children all seem to be taking on board as we move ever closer to the SAT week:
If you are NOT WILLING to learn,
No-one can help you.
If your are DETERMINED to learn,
No-one can stop you.
Hopefully this will help everyone to understand that together, we can do anything if we truly set our mind on the task.
This term, we are looking at electricity in science, and designing super-cars in DT. This led us to look at a group of subjects called STEM subjects. This stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We looked at how many jobs of the future are classed as STEM jobs, and the number was quite overwhelming. Most of 6KH think they may go into one of these industries when they are older, and are excited about the prospect of becoming: doctors; app designers; electricians; teachers; football agents – the list is endless!
Currently, we are all reading ‘The Giant’s Necklace’ and looking at the amazing language used in the piece. Many of the children have been working on ‘show-not-tell’, which encourages the writer to describe a scene without saying exactly what is happening. This helps the reader to create a mental picture, and infer their own meaning.
Another fantastic week of learning is ahead – have a good rest over the weekend to prepare!