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Silver Birch Year 6

Welcome to Silver Birch Class 2023/24


Hello and welcome to the Silver Birch Class webpage. Our teachers are Mrs Jackson (Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays) and Mrs Downs (Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays). Silver Birch's teaching assistants are Mrs Bailey and Miss Peecock. This page will be updated termly with information that may be of interest to you regarding projects, timetables, curriculum maps, videos, pictures and more. It will be useful to keep checking this page for any helpful documents and pages that will keep you informed about the goings-on in Silver Birch this year.


Our PE days are Wednesday (swimming), Wednesday (football) and Friday (netball).


Homework for Year 6

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In the event of self-isolation or further lockdown


In the event of your child needing to self isolate, please use the links above that your child can do in any of the subjects. In the event of our class bubble isolating or a school closure lockdown, we will be using Teams online. Your child will need their user name and password to access Teams. 



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Term 1 - Our projects this term are Take One Picture and Macbeth.

 Our Take One Picture was Van Gogh's 'The Fat Bees.' We researched facts about bees and wrote very detailed non chronological reports because we became so fully invested in our project that we became real bee experts. We questioned why honey came in different colours and wondered if this affected its taste. Probably one of our favourite parts to our project was taste-testing different varieties of honey and we learnt the following: the darker the honey, the richer the taste.

We also learned about the process of making honey, which is technically bee spit and this led to a piece of stunning artwork. During the honey making process, beeswax is produced in the hive. We used beeswax to create a batik print of what the inside of the hive would look like. Using tessellating hexagonal shapes and different honey hues we think we captured the hive's interior beautifully.

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