Class Teacher: Mr T Looker-Jones
Hockney have enjoyed a really creative term two and the classroom is full of our Egyptian-inspired art – do come in and have a look if you’ve not already! We have had lots of fun studying life and death in ancient Egypt, and reading the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra which has inspired some sensational writing!
After Christmas, we will continue our ‘Cleopatra comin’ atcha!’ theme for the first fortnight, culminating in our visit to Highclere Castle (Wednesday 16th January) where we will learn all about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Our class sharing assembly is then two days later on Friday 18th January, during which we will be recreating all of the wonderful things we’ve been doing.
Our third topic of the year is to be ‘Northern Lights’. We will be reading Philip Pullman’s unbeatable novel of the same name (writing explanation texts and quest stories of our own) and doing lots of practical science work investigating light and electricity: how does light travel? How do we see? How are shadows created? What is refraction? Can we make light? Meanwhile, in maths we will be deepening our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages, so it is imperative that the children continue to consolidate their times tables knowledge.
PE will continue to be on Monday and Thursday afternoons throughout term three. In addition to our Highclere trip, year sixes have their half-day visit to Lifeskills (which has been funded by the PTA) on Thursday 10th January – the first Thursday back.
Science in the Dark
Class 6 have been spending their science lessons in the dark, investigating the properties of light!
Prejudice and Propaganda
As part of our ‘Prejudice and Propaganda’ topic, Hockney are debating reasons why the Colston Hall’s name should or should not be changed.
Some amazing learning about coordinates is taking place in class 6 – beautiful books!