Year 6 designed their own masks with the aim to make them as colourful and as scary as possible. What do you think?
Over the month of October, Year 6 have studied many aspects of Black History: black scientists, musicians, poets, Mary Seacole, British Empire, African slavery and Windrush.
Today was our grand finale and we celebrated by having a Caribbean Day. We ate bun and cheese, dumpling, coconuts, guineps and even cooked banana fritters too.
Dancing and laughter was had throughout the day with our final activity, designing anti-racist t-shirts.
I am proud of the mature debates and discussions which took place over the month. Year 6 asked intelligent questions and made links with life in Britain today. I have no doubt, they will be the future ambassadors and torch bearers for equality.
Well done Year 6.
Year 6 took inspiration from the Arts and Crafts giant of the Victorian era and designed their own wallpaper. In D.T, they did woodwork and created mitre corners to frame their artwork. You can see the results for yourselves... Breathtaking!
The children performed Chapter 10 - Lame Betsy. With our main character, Jim Jarvis in high spirits and on a quest to find his long lost sisters after escaping the workhouse, he finally finds the house with the bird cage and shoe scraper and is elated about his imminent reunion. Unfortunately, when he knocks at the door, he is met by a rather rude and ungracious young girl who tells him to shoo away…His sisters had been discovered by his Lordship and were thrown out.
In this chapter, emotions are raw. This provided the children with the opportunity to get dramatic and use their own interpretations to express the characters they were playing.
With a few simple props, we saw performances worthy of BAFTA nominations!
“We don’t give to beggars,” the girl said.
In D.T, they did woodwork and created mitre corners to frame their artwork.
You can see the results for yourselves... Breathtaking
Year 6 used their art lessons drawing flowers to give thanks to the NHS.
Year 6 is busy organising key events which took place in the Victorian era into chronological order. They are working against the clock. Who will manage to complete the task first? Children were asked to consider the way they work and know the importance of developing a systematic approach. Whilst some were very orderly, others were totally topsy turvy! The important thing, in the end, they all managed to put the events into the correct timeline.
In our science topic: Evolution and Inheritance, Year 6 have been taking a long, hard look at themselves and exploring the characteristics they have inherited from their parents. We jazzed up the lesson and took photographs of the children. They cut up their features and great fun was had jig sawing back the pieces together. The results were fabulous as they used collage to create their new face!