Welcome to Scorpion Class!
Welcome to our class page!
Scorpion 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.
Adults in our class
Ms Bradshaw-Campbell: Class Teacher
Mrs Hema Patel-Thorpe: Trainee Teacher
Mrs Beth Wilshin - Teaching Assistant (afternoons)
PE for Autumn Term
We have PE on Tuesday and Fridays and both of these sessions will be outdoors whilst the weather allows. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kits on these days with layers for any unpredictable weather! This half term, the children will be taught badminton and tag rugby.
This term in Scorpion class we will be learning:
This term, we will be learning:
See the video below for a snapshot of the teaching of reading in our class:
|Science Autumn 1 - Classification|
|Computing Autumn 1 - Bletchley Park|
|RE Autumn 1 - Buddhism|
|Geography Autumn 1 - Spatial Sense|
|History Autumn 1 - The Rise of the Victorians|
|Music Autumn A - Advanced Rhythms|
|Spanish Autumn A - Greetings and colours|
Weekly News Flash: w/c 18.10.21
It's hard to believe we have already come to the end of our first half term, time has definitely gone by in a flash! This week the children have been using all of the skills they have developed during English to create their own effective sets of instructions based on recipes we have been cooking in D.T. They have included a range of text features and impressed by themselves and us with how much they have improved in just a few short weeks. In maths we have been challenging ourselves with understanding and using the order of operations to solve different calculations. In history the children have shared their knowledge of Mary Seacole and in science they have been produced detailed double page spreads about classification. All of the children in Year 6 took part in cooking this week making either stuffed peppers, salmon fishcakes or pineapple upside down cake - we definitely a few budding chefs among us! We hope you all have a fantastic half term break!
Weekly News Flash: w/c 11.10.21
Another busy week has flown by and all of Year 6 are really looking forward to a well-deserved break. In English, the pupils have worked hard and produced some excellent instructional texts outlining how to catch a mythical creature of their choice. They have worked on extending their sentences using prepositional phrases, adverbials and subordinating conjunctions. In maths, we have been exploring common multiples, common factors and investigating the properties of Prime Numbers. The pupils have been able to identify all the prime numbers to 100 and are able to describe their characteristics. In history, they enjoyed learning about the inspirational life of Mary Seacole as part of our work for Black History Month. In science, they are planning double-paged spreads about the topic which we look forward to sharing with you. In art, we began our end of unit piece which explores implied line and texture. It was a little messy but lots of fun. In P.E, the pupils put their new-found badminton skills to the test in some very competitive doubles matches. We hope you have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!
Weekly News Flash: w/c 04.10.21
It's hard to believe we're already in October; this term is going by incredibly quickly! This week, the children have been thinking carefully and sensitively about the issues around personal boundaries and consent. During our whole school and Thrive assemblies we have been learning more about being able to clearly but politely say, 'No.' when we don't feel comfortable in different situations and we have practised listening to each other's responses. During history, we have continued to learn more about daily life during Victorian times - this week focussing on the introduction of the 'Poor Law' and what life was like in workhouses. We have also been continuing to learn more about the role of Bletchley Park's computer experts at cracking codes during WW2 in our computing lesson and how to improve our backhand technique in badminton before applying it to a mini-game situation. In English, the children have been exploring a new, model text based on instructions which they will continue to innovate next week, whilst in maths we have been developing a solid understand of division methods to use when solving word problems.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!
Weekly News Flash: w/c 27.09.21
This week, the children have continued to work really hard and we have continued to be impressed. In English, they innovated a warning story and produced some exciting and suspense-filled work They were able to reflect on their finished product, identify their own successes and set themselves some next steps. Some pupils also enjoyed sharing their stories enthusiastically with others. In maths, we have been exploring multiplication and division methods. The pupils have shown great determination and .perseverance. In science they deepened their understanding of Karl Linneaus’ taxonomy system. In history, pupils were intrigued to find out about life in the slum in Victorian times. All of us greatly enjoyed participating in the Harvest Assembly - especially singing the well-loved song, ‘Cauliflower’s Fluffy’. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Weekly News Flash: w/c 20.09.21
This week the children have been fantastic whilst we have been doing Year 6 tests in maths, reading and grammar. Everybody showed a wonderful attitude and great resilience. We have also been exploring the work of Bletchley Park during WW2 and the importance of code-breaking in computing; we have used implied lines in art to create our own versions of pictures and continued to explore classification of different animals in science. We are really enjoying our focus text, Holes, by Louis Sachar, and this week have been using inference skills as we find out more about new characters. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Weekly News Flash: w/c 13.09.21
The Year 6 pupils have continued to make an excellent start to the school year; they are becoming excellent role models for younger pupils in the school. This week, in English, we have continued to orally rehearse our suspense-filled version of a warning story based on Little Red Riding Hood. The children have impressed us with their internalisation of the language and their recall of the story. We have also practised using expanded noun phrases to create effective settings and we have begun to plan our own innovated versions. In maths, we have completed our unit on place value; the pupils have practised rounding numbers, used place value to compare and order numbers and solved problems involving negative numbers in a real-life context. In science, we explored and classified invertebrates and in history, we began to learn about the great changes that took place due to the innovations of the Industrial Revolution. In art, we looked at colour theory and discussed the emotions associated with particular colours. Some of the children of year 6 also presented manifestos to the class or the school in a bid to become class councillor, eco councillor or House Captain.
Weekly News Flash - w/c 06.09.21
Welcome back to the start of another school year! Since the children returned at the end of last week, we have been really impressed with their enthusiasm and positive attitudes in the classroom. This was clear to see as it was incredibly hard in both classes to choose just one person for the headteacher's award based on this week's theme of learning without limits! We have been revising our understanding of place value in maths which we are applying to larger numbers up to 8 digits and in English we have been creating story maps and orally retelling the familiar tale of Little Red Riding Hood. The children all thoroughly enjoyed starting our history topic on the Victorian era - this week carrying out research to find out about Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. In other lessons, the children have begun learning about Buddhism in R.E., the importance of e-safety in computing and the Kodály method in music. To say this week has gone by quickly is an understatement. We hope you all have a very restful weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday.