Lewis class teachers are Mrs McLane and Mrs Bowes who are supported by Miss Burton, our teaching assistant.
Mrs Bowes Mrs McLane
Mrs McLane will be in class on Mondays, Tuesday am, Wednesday am and Friday pm.
Mrs Bowes will be in class Tuesday pm, Wednesday pm, Thursday and Friday am.
Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team with any queries you may have.
Please find below some useful websites that will help develop the key skills needed for Year 6. Pupils have their log ons for Mathletics and TT Rock Stars in their planners.
Since September, Y6 have been doing one steel pans session a week with our music teacher, Jermaine, from Artforms.
We have learnt to play the chime bars, drums and steel pans in unison to create 5 different songs.
Jermaine has taught us about dynamics, tempo and pitch. We have also looked at the feelings the songs create when we play them in different ways.
We have some very talented musicians in Lewis class who certainly know how to create lots of noise.
On Thursday 31st January 2019, Lewis class had a taster session with a Martial Arts Teacher.
We had great fun learning some of the basic moves and getting to punch the instructor.
If anyone is interested in further sessions, the company holds Martials Arts sessions at Sharp Lane on a Friday afternoon.
This week we have begun to tackle algebra. Wow, are our brains fried?! It is tough to find the value of the symbols that represent and unknown number.
Have a look at the video below to support your understanding and don't forget Mathletics to help.
We will be sending out homework for those that are still finding it difficult.
This half term, Y6 are deepening their knowledge of electricity and how it works. We have had great fun getting the equipment out and testing different circuits. We have looked at hoe to draw conventional circuits, identified errors in circuits and problem solved to fix them and investigated a scientific question (How does the length of a wire affect the brightness of a bulb?).
We have also reminded ourselves of the importance of electrical safety. We know that electricity can be dangerous and should not be played with or abused.
Over the past couple weeks, we have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages in Maths. We have looked at converting improper and missed factions, adding and subtracting fractions and multiplying and dividing them. We have found percentages of amounts and increased/decreased amounts by a given percentage.
It has been really tricky but we have persevered and striven to do our best.
Have a look at the videos below to refresh your memory.
Use the activities on Mathletics to practice your skills and improve.
Cooking at Cockburn John Charles
During January and February, Y6 have been invited to do some cooking sessions at Cockburn John Charles. Every child will have the chance to attend 4 sessions with an experienced Food Tech teacher at the High School. The children will be making wonderful meals from pasta salad to apple crumble. You'll have to ask nicely to get a sample when they come home!
We have had great fun over the last few days celebrating Christmas. We showed off our dance moves during the Y6 Xmas party, designed our own Christmas cards and calendars. We cannot wait for Christmas to come.
Merry Christmas to everyone from Y6 Lewis.
Christmas in the Community
On Thursday 13th December 2018, Lewis class were invited to sing Christmas songs and carols at Costco in Leeds. We had a lovely morning filling the store with Christmas cheer. We even got free goody bags as a gift from Costco.
This week, Y6 did their very own heart dissections! We used lamb's hearts as they are similar to human hearts. We used red and blue straws to show how the oxygenated and deoxygenated blood travels through the heart. Using cocktail sticks, we labelled the 4 main chambers of the heart. Some us were quite nervous but we all had a go and loved the experience.
This week, Y6 have enjoyed finding out more information about the WW2 Blitz. To finish our learning, we created Blitz artwork using a stained glass window theme.
Abbie Ayre and the Shed of Science
On Friday 9th November 2018, Y6 took part in a science workshop offered by Leeds City Council. The workshop focused on Air Quality and what we can do to improve the air we breath and reduce pollution.
Y6 loved the hands on workshop and got stuck in with some scientific experiments.
Please log onto Mathletics and have a go at the activities you have been set. Your challenge is to get 1000 points per week.
World War 2 Conscription Day
On Friday 7th September, Lewis class were conscripted into the British army to support the WW2 war effort. Our soldiers reported for duty with General Bowes at 0845hrs.
We began by doing army drills in the hall to test our stamina and fitness. Boy was it hard work with General Bowes and General Christopher putting us through our paces!
Once our drills were complete, our Generals assigned us to one of 6 ranks within our battalion: private, lieutenant, captain, major, colonel or lieutenant general. We then went outside to complete some team building activities with our teams.
Once our agility testing was complete, we made our way inside. In the middle of learning about how the war began, the air raid siren went off! We ducked under tables and waited patiently for all clear. We were so glad it wasn't real like during WW2. Neville Chamberlain gave his announcement that Britain was at war with Germany and we then learnt how the war began and the countries involved.
We're looking forward to learning lots more about World War 2.