Relax Kids Session

In our second Relax Kids session, we focused on how the primary motor cortex on the left side of the brain controls movement of the right side of the body, and vice-versa, the right motor cortex controls movement of the left side of the body.  We really enjoyed the activity which demonstrated this!

Is it always the strongest that survive?

In science, Year 6 have been investigating ‘Is it always the strongest that survive?’  Using Darwin’s techniques, we focused on why finches on the Galapagos Islands have evolved and how their beak design impacts on where they live and the food they consume.  Ask Year 6 what they learnt in our investigation!

Relax Kids

Today Year 6 participated in their first Relax Kids session.  We focused on the seven steps of relaxation which are: move, play, stretch, feel, breathe, believe and relax.  After the sessions we all felt very relaxed and positive.

Down’s Syndrome Awareness

On Friday 19th March Year 6 ‘rocked our socks’ to raise awareness about Down’s Syndrome.  The brightly coloured socks signify the extra chromosome (chromosome 21) which people with Down Syndrome usually carry.  As chromosomes look like socks this is why we have the connection.

Art

In year 6 the children have been learning about the life and artwork of the artist L. S. Lowry.
We have been inspired by his amazing work and recreated some wonderful pieces of his art ourselves.
Some children painted an activity they enjoyed at Robinwood in the same style as Lowry’s paintings.

In year six we have been learning about how Muslims show commitment to God, focusing on the 5 pillars of Islam.
This week we learned about Salah (prayer) this is one of the five  pillars. Some children  bought in the outfits that they wear to the mosque and dressed up, showing the class first hand how prayer would be performed in the mosque on prayer mats. Children had the opportunity to try on some of the clothing if they wished.

Our first blog

Welcome back Thorp this year (2019) the staff have added a few changes to the school.

These changes will help some classes with learning and concentrating, this can also help with tests and SATS. First the hall has been repainted and the floor has been polished. We also have some new blinds.

The year six classroom has been decorated as well with some new carpet and new computers.

 

This year, yr6 are going to make sure we try are best and never give up, especially in SATS. 

We shall also make sure that we listen carefully when the teacher is talking and have a positive attitude in all learning.

 Georgia and Maisie 

Music

In music we have been learning the song You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King. Last term, we learnt the song Happy by Pharrell Williams. We sometimes use the glockenspiels to play the music we are learning. Our teacher (Mrs Phillips) sometimes prints off the music sheets which are Easy, Medium and Hard. Year 6 have music lessons on a Friday.  We use Charanga to sing and learn the lyrics. Everybody in the class loves music.

By Ella and James R