Can we travel the UK in six weeks?
Term 5 has been a whirlwind for the Year 6 children. They have been delving into some UK Geography and developing their research skills through investigating a specific town/city from the UK. It’s been a busy term and that’s not to mention the incredible hard work that they all put into preparing for their Key Stage 2 SATs!
In English they have written some wonderfully constructed, tense story openers about a mysterious door. In preparation for this piece of writing the children had the challenge to ‘START WITH ART’ – this meant that they could explore their ideas through creating an image of their imagined door prior to writing. The children also had the opportunity to use some of the Shakespearean vocabulary they gained during our term 4 ‘Shakespeare in a Day” to write a persuasive letter as Juliet to her father, pleading with him not to make her marry Paris. We were really impressed with their powerful language and use of persuasive techniques.
Maths has also continued after SATs. The children began working on some math art with a focus on the artist Escher. This project will continue in to term 6 so look out for their completed art work next term.
As well as researching specific information about different cities in the UK, the children worked in their groups to create fantastic models of famous landmarks from their city as well as eye-catching posters. Through this process the children had an opportunity to develop their woodworking and DT skills by using saws, craft knives and glue guns to construct their models.
Come by our classrooms on the Celebration Evening to see their model masterpieces and incredible writing for yourself!
Year 6's Thrilling Term 4!
Year 6 have been exploring the many looks and moves of Michael Jackson through Art and Dancing. Through studying the intriguing paintings of the American artist, Chuck Close, the children in Year 6 have put their resilience to the test by recreating pencil portraits of the singer with the complex cell method used by Chuck. They have also been choreographing an ensemble piece of MJ inspired dancing to share. They make pretty terrifying zombies!
Year 6 have also been writing exciting portal stories that take the reader to a wealth of bizarre and sublime destinations. Additionally they have been brushing up on all of their amazing maths, grammar and reading skills in preparation for the big Term 5!