Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 were extremely busy in their first term of the year!
We kicked off with our ‘Gold’ Topic. The children created their very own gold brick (well with the help of some paper folding and gold spray paint!) We then created persuasive adverts and leaflets to convince people to sell their gold.
We moved on from looking at gold to the wonderful riches that reside in the Tower of London. Unfortunately they had been stolen! Our students reported the theft in a newspaper article. We then undertook research into the Tower of London to create chronological reports of its history. The children loved finding out about its gory-past! Especially the be-heading of Anne Boleyn, which we watched ‘live’ on stage and wrote a diary entry from her perspective. Alongside all the fabulous writing we were able to use our line and tone skills to create sketches of the tower.
Our next Topic, perhaps the most engaging of all, was on ‘TA Appreciation’. We celebrated the hard work and efforts of all our teaching assistants in school by hosting a TA appreciation Lunch. We undertook interviews, created invitations, recipes, menus and speeches. The children worked exceptionally hard and brought tears to some TA’s eyes with their kind words.
To link into our PSHE unit on ‘Body Image’ we looked at how toys may influence perceptions of people’s body image. We created a design plan for a gender neutral toy and advertised it. We then took on an empathetic role to respond to Tweets from children who were worried about things to provide solutions for them.
Next up Miss Moccia and Miss McDonald surprised the children with ‘A Christmas Morning’. The children walked into their classrooms, which had been entirely wrapped from top to toe, with awe and shock. We then sang carols and had homemade gingerbread biscuits and hot chocolate. We created lots of descriptive language from the morning’s events to write a Christmas poem. We then wrote discursive pieces arguing whether we should give or wrap presents, and even created our own custom wrapping paper. Then we finished off the term researching and reporting the traditions of Christmas.