Cricket Class

Welcome to our class page!

Cricket Class is one of the Year 6 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School.  On this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities.    

The adults who work in our class are:

 

   

Miss Crawley
Class Teacher  

               

                                                                                                          Mrs DelGrazia 
                                                                                                      Teaching Assistant

                                                                                                             

PE for Summer Term

We have PE on Fridays and this will be outdoors due to government guidance. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kits on Fridays with layers as the weather can be very unpredictable! This half term, the children will be taught rounders with their teacher and athletics with Active Play Education.

 

Subject

Content

English

This term we will be exploring Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ in English.  We will be using drama to help us understand the characters and storyline before we create our own narrative versions and balanced arguments based on the play.  In reading, we will be exploring the story Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.  

Maths

In maths, we will be building upon and consolidating our knowledge of all topics with a specific focus on algebra, problem solving, maths investigations and practical activities involving shape, space and measure.

Science

Our unit for this half term is all about evolution.  We will be learning about how different species have adapted to survive in their habitats, what characteristics can be inherited from biological parent to offspring and we will be learning about the important work of Charles Darwin in the field of science.  

History

This half term we will be continuing to learn about World War 2 in greater depth.  We will be learning about the Battle of Britain, the role of Bletchley Park’s codebreakers, the Holocaust and life on the home front.  

Geography

Our topic is Russia and Globalization. We will examine the physical and human geography of Russia through studying a range of maps and make comparisons with the United Kingdom.

PE

The children in school will be having athletics lessons led by Active Play Education.  We will also be having rounders lessons in the morning (both on Fridays).    

R.E.

In RE, we will be learning about one of the world’s newest religions, The Baha’i Faith. We will explore its origins, beliefs and practices and make comparisons across religions we have already covered.

Music

This half term we will be working on our singing technique and performance skills whilst rehearsing songs for our end of Year 6 performance, ‘Shakespeare Rocks’.  

PSHE

PHSE this term will be supporting the pupils with their upcoming transition to secondary school. We will be using a unit of work called, ‘Go Big. Go Awesome’ which challenges the pupils to consider who they want to be and supports them in developing the necessary skills and attitudes for making a positive start.

Art

We will be looking at Modernism particularly the influence of impressionism and post-impressionism, African art, art produced about identity: race and gender and installation art. The children will develop their skills through a child-led investigative approach where they plan, design and create an artwork from materials of their choice, in response to looking at varied art from the 20th century.   

Computing

The pupils will be learning about the purpose and functions of Spreadsheets. They will use Microsoft Excel to perform a range of tasks.

MFL

Our unit for this half term is called ‘What’s in the news?’  In this unit children look at German newspapers and talk about their favourite columns or sections in a newspaper then work together to produce texts for a class newspaper. They will also consolidate and celebrate what they have learnt during key stage 2.

D.T.

In DT, we will be looking at electrical systems and designing and making a product which contains an electrical element.

Home Learning

Should a pupil be learning from home, resources they will need will be set as assignments on MS Teams. They will also be using their accounts with Times Tables Rockstars and Maths Whizz. I would be extremely grateful if children could upload their completed work to the relevant assignment as soon as possible so that I can provide feedback and help with any misconceptions.  

 

Reading:

Please have a look at the video below for a snapshot of reading in Cricket Class.

Knowledge Organisers

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see the progress they have made.

Science Summer 2 - Evolution
Computing Summer 2 - Spreadsheets
Art Summer 2: 20th Century Art / Modernism
DT Summer 2 - Steady Hand Games
RE Summer 2: Baha'i Faith
Geography Summer 2 - Russia
History Summer 2 - World War 2 Conflicts

 

Weekly News Flash: w/c 12.07.21

 

This week most of the year 6 pupils went on their residential to Aylmerton. We had an absolutely amazing time walking on the beach between Cromer and West Runton learning about fossil formations and catching crabs. In the evening we went on a woodland safari and saw rabbits, bats and many baby frogs. The next day, we had an amazing time on a Monster Walk. The pupils learned to read maps and use compasses. They impressed us with their resilience and perseverance. In the evening, we had a very loud and vigorous disco and congaed ‘til dawn (well… 9pm). Don’t think the children back at school missed out. They had lots of fun on a visit to Ely Cathedral where they saw the glass angel wings sculpture displayed in honour of lives lost during pandemic. Back at school they created some feathers of their own and also produced some beautiful artwork based on Monet. On Thursday and Friday, the pupils learned about Auerbach and his artwork inspired by the destruction during WW2. They also had a go at doing some figurative self-portraits.

Weekly News Flash: w/c 05.07.21

 

This week has been Arts Week at school; the children in Year 6 have enjoyed exploring the work of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei including learning about the important social messages he shares through his work. They had a go at making their own versions of his painted pots and then discussed the important messages they would want to share with their own art.  The children then chose their own methods such as collage, chalk work and water colours for making their own protest art.  We have also been fortunate enough to work with two visiting artists this week. Award winning rapper Xidus Pain worked with both classes. Groups worked together to create their own raps based on the theme of community which were recorded; we're very excited to hear the finished results after they've been mixed and mastered!  We also worked with Ed French on collage art - again on the theme of community.  It was amazing to see how all the children took their projects in their own personal direction.  As well as all of this we've been continuing to rehearse our Year 6 performance, started writing our Year 6 Leavers Assembly and many of the children even took part in Bikeability sessions.  Phew, what a week! We hope you all have a fantastic weekend, especially if you're watching a certain football match on Sunday...

 

Weekly News Flash: w/c 28.06.21

This week, Year 6 have continued to work hard. They have taken part in a trial to find out who was responsible for the death of King Duncan: the witches, Macbeth or Lady Macbeth. They impressed us with their knowledge of the play and their ability to construct persuasive arguments in a formal style. In maths, we have begun a new topic, statistics, and we have been learning how to calculate mean averages. In history, the children explored the Holocaust with great sensitivity. They were able to articulate the reasons why it is important we never forget this horrific event. We have also been busy preparing the children to ‘Go Big: Go Awesome’ at secondary school considering how to make sure they have a Growth Mindset approach and a positive attitude to this vital change. We have also discussed at length, the potential negative effects of too much screen time. Lastly, the children are working incredibly hard on their year 6 production, ‘Shakespeare Rocks’, which we will be ready to share before the end of term.

Weekly News Flash: w/c 21.06.21

It's been another busy week in Year 6.  We have really enjoyed continuing to explore Macbeth; this week the children have been writing persuasive texts for why he should or should not harm Banquo. They have also been planning letters from Lady Macbeth to her husband.  In maths, we have been investigating angles inside polygons, calculating missing angles in triangles and solving problems based on known facts.  In science, we continued to explore evolution, focusing this week on how different species have adapted to survive and thrive in specific biomes. Rehearsals for our Y6 production are continuing to go really well. Finally, this week we held our school sports day; Year 6 did a fantastic job helping run the different challenge activities for the rest of the school and many of them were complimented by other staff for their maturity and their encouragement of younger children.  Well done Year 6!  See you all on Monday.

Weekly News Flash: w/c 14.06.21

The pupils have enjoyed continuing to explore Macbeth. They have carried out drama activities to help them visualise the scene and produced some excellent stories in which they used personification, metaphor and similes to help establish the setting. In maths, we have been exploring a wide range of problems involving time, percentages, ratio and proportion as well as position and direction. The children used bar models and number lines to support their understanding. In science, we learned about inherited traits and the pupils now know that physical attributes are inherited from our biological parents. In geography, we used a range of maps to compare and contrast the human geography of Russia and the U.K.

Weekly News Flash: w/c 07.06.21

It's been fantastic to see all the children back for the first week of our final half term together, and with glorious sunshine too!  The children have worked incredibly hard, putting a great deal of effort into the assessments we have completed throughout the week.  I'm incredibly proud of them all and the progress they have made.  We've also been starting our new units of the Core Knowledge Curriculum.  In science, we have begun looking at evolution, revisiting how fossils are formed and how they help scientists discover about the Earth millions of years ago.  We have also begun looking at how spreadsheets can be used to organise data and in geography we discussed and compared the physical features of Russia and the United Kingdom.  In history we continued to explore the events of World War 2, this week our focus was on the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. I hope everyone has a restful weekend and the weather continues to be kind to us!  

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