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South Africa Class (Year 6)

As part of our Science unit on ‘Living Things and Their Habitats,’ Year 6 have been designing and making micro-organisms this week! We discovered that fungi, plants and animals are all eukaryotic micro-organisms (organisms whose cells have a nucleus enclosed within a nuclear envelope), whereas bacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms (organisms whose cells lack a nucleus).

Next, we looked at examples of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and discussed their similarities and differences. Using this knowledge, the children then created their own micro-organism, describing its name, classification, uses and effects (harmful or helpful) in a fact file.

Welcome to South Africa’s class page. Miss Turner is our class teacher and we are Year 6 children.

As part of our World War 2 topic, the Year 6 children experienced what it might have felt like to be an evacuee in 1940. Last Friday, we visited the station, where the children reflected on how they would have felt if they had been travelling away from their homes to be evacuated, leaving their families behind. In addition to this, we visited some places of relevance in the village to find out more about the roles that they had played in World War 2. On our return to school, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to hear about some of the children’s fascinating family histories and involvement in World War 2. The children loved looking at photographs and artefacts and listening to first-hand accounts from relatives. A huge thank you to Ivan and Ella’s families for providing us with this invaluable opportunity to enrich the children’s learning, and to all the helpers who kindly gave up their morning to accompany us on our walk.