BFGs – Summer 2

Cinderella Rockafella

English

We have continued with our study of Macbeth this half term. We have really analysed the characters and their motives, especially Macbeth and his wife. Most of our English curriculum has been based around Cinderella Rockafella, which will be performed on 6th July. The children have worked hard to learn songs and lines to put on a fantastic show! For those who have chosen not to have a role in the actual performance have created some fantastic props and scenery! We also have our music technician who has focused on playing the correct sound effect at the perfect moment! A huge thank you to the team, who have worked so hard alongside the children to give them this opportunity.

Maths

In Maths, we have been learning how to read Pie Charts. We have used our fractions and percentage knowledge and skills to be able to analyse these graphs. We have also continued to work on our number facts including prime numbers, times tables and factors. The children have also worked on pictograms and bar graphs and applied this knowledge in other areas of the curriculum.

Science

We have been learning all about light and the human eye. We have learnt the parts of they, about luminous and non-luminous materials and shadows. The children have labelled parts of the eye, recorded findings in a table and carried out investigations in small groups.

Music

The Year 6 BFG’s have used our iLearn2 computer scheme to create music this half term and have absolutely love it! This being a new scheme to school the children worked through the year 3 activities before beginning the Year 5 learning. So to start with they used Chrome Music Lab Song Maker to look at scales, chords, rhythm and tempo. They then used ‘Incredibox’ – which was so much fun. This website builds up a mix using beat, effects, melodies and voices. The children drag and drop each symbol to experiment and compose music creations.

After this the children learnt how to start using ‘BeepBox’ which is an online tool creating music by patterns and number. Children can then edit with their knowledge of music the tempo, volume, sound type and rhythm.

Finally, the children looked at and started to learn to use an online drum machine ‘Muted I0 Drum Machine’. This creates a beat online with a simple, fun 16 step drum machine – there are symbols representing a drum sample – Kick/Snare/Hi-Hat/Tom/Clap/Low-Tom/or snap.

PE

This term the children have practiced their rounders skills; this has included batting, fielding, bowling and catching. Once secure with their skills, the children applied their skills to game situations. For the game situations there was also a particular focus on sportsmanship skills. These included: respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, integrity, caring and civility.

Canoeing

On Thursday 15th June, we were invited up to the Finley Gate Wharf by the Canal & River Trust. When we arrived we were greeted by a number of instructors, some for a canoeing activity and the others to discuss about the local history of our town and how the canal network was integral to this and the growth of Burnley during the industrial revolution.

During the History and Science session, we were learning about:

How were the canal links used? (Horses pulling along boats loaded with cotton and coal)

Why were the canal links used? (Factories and speedy).

Why did it every stop? (Cars, Lorries and more factories moving abroad).

The children then had a challenge where they had to create their own boat and see which person’s boat could carry the biggest load.

The other session was the canoeing, so after all the safety equipment was put on the children, they got into the canoe and were told about the canal and how it was used and key landmarks across Burnley that can be seen from the canal. The children loved rowing down the ‘Mile Straight’ and back.

It was a brilliant experience and one we’d love to do again soon!

Useful Dates

Sep
3
Tue
all-day Autumn Term Swimming
Autumn Term Swimming
Sep 3 all-day
Autumn Term Swimming
Year 5 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 03 September and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 10 December
8:45 am Back to School
Back to School
Sep 3 @ 8:45 am
Back to School
School opens on Tuesday 03 September at 8.45am and breakfast club for those who have a place will be open from 8.00am
Sep
10
Tue
all-day Autumn Term Swimming
Autumn Term Swimming
Sep 10 all-day
Autumn Term Swimming
Year 5 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 03 September and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 10 December
Sep
17
Tue
all-day Autumn Term Swimming
Autumn Term Swimming
Sep 17 all-day
Autumn Term Swimming
Year 5 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 03 September and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 10 December
Sep
24
Tue
all-day Autumn Term Swimming
Autumn Term Swimming
Sep 24 all-day
Autumn Term Swimming
Year 5 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 03 September and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 10 December
Sep
26
Thu
9:00 am Tempest Photography
Tempest Photography
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am
Tempest Photography
on Thursday 26 September in the morning from 9.00am, Tempest will be on site to take individual/sibling photographs

Contact

Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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