Lansbury Lawrence Primary School (385)Year 6:  Peggy Angus class

Margaret MacGregor Angus was born in Chile, the eleventh of thirteen children of a Scottish railway engineer. She spent her first five years in Chile.  In Britain she grew up in Muswell Hill and became a pupil at the North London Collegiate School.

Angus became best known for her industrial designs, tiles and wallpapers. Her significant achievements included a tile mural for the Susan Lawrence School in east London, a ‘live exhibit’ for the Festival of Britain.

Angus was also interested in mural painting and made several murals for private clients.

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Year 6 children have the opportunity to write in many different formats, have guided reading daily, visit the school library to get a book to take home as well as consolidating and progressing their learning in maths through number, shape, data handling and problem solving.

Reading books and reading diaries go home every afternoon and are brought to school every morning. We encourage the children to read every night, and write in their reading diary each time they do so. To support maths you could help them practice their mental maths and times tables.

PE will take place on Thursdays. Children need a plain white t-shirt and blue jogging bottoms or shorts to change into, as well as suitable footwear (plimsolls or trainers).

The main homework is given out on a Friday and will be due in the following Tuesday. There will also be additional homework as the children are working within a range of groups. If children are finding it difficult, discuss homework club with the teacher.

SATs tests will be taken during the Summer Term and the children will be well prepared for what to expect so that they can achieve to the best of their ability.

Year 6 will perform an assembly about the things they have been learning on the 23th October 2015. Parents are welcome to attend these.

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Autumn Term 1 – Rivers

During my topic based on rivers, I discovered facts about the River Thames and the River Nile. For example, I learnt that the River Thames is over 215 miles long and it is actually clean.
In class, I wrote several non-chronological reports based on rivers. This was fun. However, my favourite piece of writing which I did in English was responding to a letter from David Cameron, asking him to use my invention to prevent London from flooding. I used all the knowledge that I gathered from school trips, my teachers, books in guided reading as well as my own research, and I included persuasive features to convince him. I really enjoyed that challenge.
Moreover, I created a bridge and monuments around the River Thames in Art. The making of the bridge was also linked to Maths because I had to use scaling and measurements to make my bridge accurate.
Overall, I learnt so much about rivers in all my subjects. It was such a fun topic.

Spring Term 1 – Natural Disasters

This term, we are learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. I have learnt how earthquakes and volcanoes are formed. For example, an earthquake is formed when the tectonic plates are moving. This can cause devestating effects in the environment and even lead to death.

Throughout the topic, I have learnt a variety of keywords. An example is mantle – this is a layer of the earth between the core and the crust. I really enjoyed this topic.

Lily-Mya – Peggy Angus – 6B

This topic, we:

  • Created a newspaper report about Mount Vesuvius (Pompeii) and invent one related to Ancient Greece;

  • Went on a trip to the Natural History Museum;

  • Learnt how a volcano is formed;

  • Discovered new keywords such as magma (lava which is underground);

  • Learnt that tectonic plates are like jigsaw pieces because they move around and fit together.

Safwan – Peggy Angus – 6B

Summer Term 1 – WW2

During the topic on WW2, I learnt facts that I didn’t know before such -Hitler was a dictator, whose ambition and target was to invade Britain. In class, we created flags of the countries that participated in WW2. This was fun because I learnt about so many other countries and researched them at home. My flag was of India, as they fought on the Allies side during the war. We also created a class timeline based on events which happened before and after WW2. I worked in a group of three and wrote a paragraph on VE day. Furthermore, we had a class assembly about World War II to tell our audience the main events as well as to show them what it was like to be escorted to an Anderson shelter. Although the acting was fun, it was extremely heart-breaking to know that this is what life was like not so long ago.

Autumn Term 2 – Ancient Islamic Civilisation

In Ancient Islamic Civilisation, I learnt about the round city of Baghdad – I even had a chance to create my own city. Also, I learnt about Islamic art and created my own pattern from various shapes. In English, we spent a long time writing our quest stories (based on Varjak Paw). Varjak Paw is a Mesopatamian Blue kitten. This linked to our topic because Mesopotamia is the earliest civilisation. That is also something new that I learnt.

Lily-Mya

Peggy Angus – 6B

Spring 2 – WW2

During the topic on WW2, I learnt facts that I didn’t know before such -Hitler was a dictator, whose ambition and target was to invade Britain. In class, we created flags of the countries that participated in WW2. This was fun because I learnt about so many other countries and researched them at home. My flag was of India, as they fought on the Allies side during the war. We also created a class timeline based on events which happened before and after WW2. I worked in a group of three and wrote a paragraph on VE day. Furthermore, we had a class assembly about World War II to tell our audience the main events as well as to show them what it was like to be escorted to an Anderson shelter. Although the acting was fun, it was extremely heart-breaking to know that this is what life was like not so long ago.

 

Summer Term 2 – Parliament

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