Term 1 has certainly been busy for year 6!
We have started the year by learning all about the Shackleton and his expeditions to the Antarctic. We have learnt about the different regions of the world, why some places are warmer than others and how wildlife is adapted to different environmental conditions. We also took the opportunity to learn about other world events that were happening at the time of Shackleton’s visit to the Antarctic and the difficulties that would have been faced by the men.
This term we had several trips. We visited the hospital and took part in ‘Restart a Heart’ day, where the children all learned how to prevent someone from choking and how to carry out CPR and we also went to UWE, where we met three fantastic authors who have inspired us to read more.
Some of our children also took part in Bikability and had the chance to learn the essential skills needed when cycling on the road. All the children showed that they knew how to stay safe on the roads and managed to secure a certificate at either level one or level two.
This term Year 6 have worked hard to create products for their mini-enterprise sale. They worked together to produce a wide range of exciting items including: Christmas decorations, sweet cones, cakes, wands and slime which they sold to make money for our end of year trip. As part of this topic, the children developed many of their star learning skills by working together, listening carefully to one another, speaking clearly to persuade others to buy their products and by being independent. They also developed their computing skills by creating engaging PowerPoints to encourage the rest of the school to come to the sale and their writing skills to persuade everyone to attend. The sale was a great success due to the commitment and enthusiasm shown by all the children.
At the end of the term the children thought about the importance of Christmas and made their own Christingles, which they used when they led the whole school in a Christingle service.