World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters. We had a fun assembly with author and illustrator An Vrombaut. We were lucky enough to have some Year 6 time with An in the afternoon where she told us all about animation. She had to draw over 3,000 images for one short film! During the day, we designed a front cover for our own autobiography and then made our own mini comic.
6B had a great time during Science Week! Our topic was Internal Space and we learnt lots about how the heart works, what circulation is and what is in blood. We carried out research on LearnPads, made our own blood samples and tried to recreate the circulatory system ourselves!
Year 6 had a wonderful day at the British Museum. We had to arrive at school very early to get on the coach ready for a whole day in London. We saw the Parthenon Marbles which we had learnt all about in class. Some of us had strong opinions around whether the marbles should remain in this country or be returned to Greece. We enjoyed seeing the Greek pottery, jewellery and the beautiful Greek inspired façade of the museum itself.
The Elgin Marbles
We enjoyed learning about the Elgin Marbles and held a lively debate about whether or not they should stay in the British Museum or be returned to Athens! Everyone spoke clearly and confidently and made some excellent points!
During No Pens Day, we took part in a P4C debate (Philosophy for Children). Everyone enjoyed being able to discuss “Big Questions” and we worked well as a class to listen and value each other’s contributions. It helped us to understand that questioning really helps our understanding.
Shakespeare Schools' Festival
Thirty-two children from Year 6 took part in this year’s Shakespeare Schools’ Festival. The children have worked on their production of Twelfth Night since September. Each week at drama club the cast rehearsed and took part in ensemble activities and two children prepared the lighting and sound cues. On 9th November the children went to Stantonbury Theatre to perform their play in front of three other school casts and a packed theatre of parents and staff. The performance was a great success – it was funny, easy to follow and all children spoke with great clarity. The audience were laughing loudly throughout the play showing that the children had really grabbed their attention.
We have really enjoyed exploring Twelfth Night and Macbeth using drama in English. It has helped us to really get to know the feelings and motives of the characters as well as improving our understanding of the plays.
Our DT project this half term has been to design and make an alarm to save sweets from a thief! We were able to use our knowledge of circuits and everyone managed to make a working alarm!