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Hambleton (Yr 6) 

Welcome to Hambleton Class

Welcome back to a thoroughly packed Summer Term where spring seems to have finally sprung – let’s hope it is here to stay!

This term we have joined Archie Smith, an executive producer from Hollywood, to discover everything we can about ‘HOLLYWOOD TO BOLLYWOOD’.

As intrepid writers we will be focusing on Biographies and Autobiographies and character descriptions of the famous actors we will research. We will also be writing diaries and postcards from our adventures with Archie as we travel from Hollywood to Bollywood. During the term we will be interviewing stars of the screen and persuading our peers to view a movie as well as writing acceptance speeches for the coveted Oscar!

As mathematicians we will be investigating the cost of travelling from UK to Hollywood and Bollywood with a strict budget. We will also be measuring angles through our use of cameras and measuring for the perfect fit of our outfit at the Oscars.

In Science the children will become Light Detectives helping to solve a mysterious crime through exploring different light investigations. They will have the opportunity to plan, fair test and explore their own investigations to help Archie solve the crime, investigate how light is reflected and how rainbows are formed.

During our journey from Hollywood to Bollywood we will learn about the history and life of early Hollywood, the birth of cinema and the moving image and how this has developed over the decades. Our visit to Bollywood will include comparing life in India with that of Ryhall, as well as discovering where in the world India is through the use of atlases, maps and coordinates. We also hope to learn how to dance as though we are in a Bollywood film and compose our own style of Bollywood music.

In RE we will focus on Buddhism and learn about what is important to Buddhists today. The children will have the opportunity to explore some of the ways in which Buddhists express their faith, compare different Buddhist traditions and focus on how beliefs impact on a Buddhist’s way of life. They will also be encouraged to consider what can be learned from Buddhist beliefs and practices and from concepts such as suffering, happiness and authority, whilst referring to their own experiences, beliefs and values and the points of connection or difference between them.

Finally, a quick reminder that PE is on a Tuesday afternoon and that they will be outside, weather permitting. Tracksuits are still a good idea as the weather is typically spring like – one minute beautiful blue sunny skies the next freezing wind!

There will be lots of other exciting learning opportunities this term for your children and as always we greatly appreciate your help and support. If you have any special skill you would like to share or would just like to come in and give a helping hand you are always welcome!

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