Welcome to our class page.
5/6St is a class full of eager learners who are keen to do their very best and enjoy finding out new things. I hope you enjoy seeing what we have been up to. Mrs Stott
D.T. Week - Mindfulness
During DT week, we thought about the importance of looking after our mental health. We practised relaxation techniques, including mindful breathing, yoga and focusing on our still, quiet place. The children were challenged to design and make bunting to hang in our classroom to remind us to be mindful. They worked hard to produce beautiful cross stitch images. Some of the children took part in the family home challenge and made fantastic cushions.
Sefton Council’s environmental education officers came to school to teach us about air quality. We had a great day finding out what causes air pollution, how it is monitored and how we can help prevent air pollution. We made pollution catchers and hung them outside, played games about air pollution and prepared a presentation to share with our parents.
History - Slavery
The children engaged in this topic with enthusiasm, although they found some of the facts difficult to accept, wondering how people could treat others in this way. We researched the topic using a variety of sources and imagined how the journey would have been for the slaves leaving Africa. We researched the Liverpool born merchant, James Penny, and compared his views to abolitionist William Wilberforce's. We then created a court case with William Wilberforce arguing to abolish slavery and James Penny arguing to keep it, with Judge Warrington presiding.
English - The Suitcase Kid
We have really enjoyed reading the Jacqueline Wilson story 'The Suitcase Kid'. The children studied the characters, finding evidence in the text that might give us clues as to what they did next. We then wrote an extra chapter for the book.
Music - Djembe drums
We have started our drumming lessons. We have been practising call and repsonse, copying the rhythms that the master drummer plays. We are learning about polyrhythms - as a group we play different rhythms simultaneously.