Year 6 Toucans
Welcome to Toucans (Year 6)
Our Teacher is Mrs Booth and our Teaching Assistants are Mr Beswick and Mrs Hoskins.
Toucans Class Autumn Term
This term Toucans have been reading the story of King Kong. We have been lost in a busy city, seen thousands of faces and at the moment we are trapped up the Empire State Building. We can’t wait to persuade you to visit New York, then we are going to find out all about gorillas. Mrs Booth has found the old 1933 version of King Kong which we are watching.
We have been building our own models of the Empire State out of straws and soon we will me making our models using wood.
In History we are looking at Crime and Punishment Through the Ages and can’t wait to find out about the gory punishments in the Medieval period.
Toucans visit to Safety Central.
What an excellent day. Safety Central is funded by Cheshire Fire services and is there to provide children with all the necessary skills and understanding to keep them safe in any situation. We found ourselves on a road, on a railway station, in a bedroom that was on fire, learning first aid, we were acting out scenarios on a farm, trying to keep ‘Nana’s’ bedroom safe, in a kitchen, in a shop… there was just so much to see and do.
Toucans focus book this term has been Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.
The story starts with a baby floating in a cello case in the middle of the ocean so we wrote our own prologue to the story. We have written biographies about Katherine Rundell and are now in the middle of our own short narrative about a wild child.
Here are some of the ideas we gathered to help with our story setting when walking at the bottom of the field in the snow.
Look out for our finished books
World book day 2018
So what did Toucans get up to? We all dressed up in our pyjamas and enjoyed a day full of books.
We were given a book with the front cover obscured so we had to read it and illustrate our own cover, give it a title and a blurb.
We also read the story Peace at Last and wrote our own play script which we then performed at the end of the day.
Look out for a big book sharing all our work.
Come and Join us
Our parents came in to help us with our Design and Technology topic – making a bag for a Roof topper. It was great to have some help with our sewing.
We took part in a science workshop with Techniquest. It was so interesting and we found out a lot about a wide range of science including friction.
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