This year started with the blessing of our new prayer garden. The children spent time in the garden in prayer and reflection then had the chance to scatter wild flower seeds, which we hope will grow alongside us over the coming year.
This term Year 6 have been thinking about life in the Polar Regions. They have identified where these areas are in the world, why they are so cold and how people live in these extreme conditions. They have also looked at Shackleton, and at the challenges he faced during his expedition to the Antarctic.
In English the children used their knowledge of the frozen world to write poems which created magical images for their readers, and in ICT Garage Band was used to write music about the frozen landscapes that we had studied.
As part of our science learning, the children have looked at how plants and animals are adapted to their environment and used this knowledge to understand why they live in particular parts of the world.
This term, some of our children have also successfully completed their bikeabilty course, helping them to understand how to ride their bicycles safely on the road.
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, biscuits 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 work 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. 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.
Term 3 was another busy term for year 6. We started the term with a trip to the Create Centre where we learnt all about keeping safe. We learnt many things including: when and how to make an emergency call; and how to cross roads safely. Everyone came away with lots of knowledge that will help to keep them safe in the future.
As part of our PE and WW1 topic, the children spent a morning at MOJO Active. They learnt how to camouflage themselves and they also practiced their map reading skills. The highlight of the trip was taking part in the assault course where everyone got very wet and muddy.
In our English we used our knowledge from our topic to understand and perform poetry and to write our own poems. We also spent time writing in character as a soldier from WW1.