Year 6 had a great time using different drama skills to act out Twelfth Night. We explored the plot and characters of the play and this helped us to write some excellent work based on Malvolio and Cesario in our English lessons.
No Pens Day
Year 6B had a great time getting messy on No Pens Day. We made conductive dough in our groups and then had to work out how to make an LED light up only using the dough, an LED and a battery. We were surprised to learn that because of the baking powder and salt in the dough, it did conduct electricity! Some of us also managed to get a buzzer to work in our dough circuits too!
The children had great fun making some terrific trifles this morning! Linking to our topic work on Shakespearean England, we had a go at making our own Elizabethan-inspired trifle. We used lots of delicious ingredients and I think it is safe to say that most children loved their creations!
Shakespeare in Court
Last week, we set up our very own courtroom in class. The motion to be debated was 'Stealing Shakespeare’s work is theft'. Children took on different roles such as Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway as well as being members of the jury. All the children spoke clearly and confidently and came up with some very persuasive arguments. We then used these ideas to help us write our own debate on this topic
Today, Year 6 were lucky enough to have the Young Shakespeare Company come and perform Twelfth Night for them. The children were taken to the imaginary land of Illyria and learnt the tale of the twins, Viola and Sebastian, who were torn apart from each other in a storm. It was an interactive performance with children enjoying playing different parts. Everyone also took part in the rowing of the ship and creating the storm! We all thought it was an excellent way to learn about Twelfth Night!
The children were given a range of components that are used to make electrical circuits. Working with a partner, they then had to complete different circuit challenges. All the children were able to make working circuits and some discovered that you don’t always need a battery holder or a bulb holder to make a circuit work!