Please find attached our Year 6 Curriculum News and creative Home Learning for Term 3.
Year 6 spent the morning in St Leonards Gardens, enjoying the range of structural plants and flowers (yes, there were still some despite it being the middle of November!). Here are some photos of them hard at work in their sketch books. Watch this space to see how their drawings will become ‘big art’ this term, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.
Year 6 visited the park to look at native trees. As part of their work, they were measuring leaves, working out how old the trees are having measured their girth, and approximating the heights of some of the trees. They also took bark and leaf rubbings to make comparisons with the Amazon Rainforest, which they are studying this term.
On Tuesday 2nd October, Year 6 visited Christ Church as part of their RE unit of work. Children made drawings of some of the Old Testament stained glass windows. Later in the term, they will be designing some of their own windows … so watch this space!
Year 6 have just finished performing their 4 show run of ‘Wind in the Willows’. There were two performances in school for children from Nursery to Year 5 and two for families. The entire production took just under two weeks from first rehearsal to first performance. Year 6 children made scenery, and our backstage crew worked as stagehands and lighting, sound and electronic backdrop operators. Year 6 children also designed the tickets and programmes.
Here our some of our ‘In rehearsal’ pictures.
We started with scripts and ‘blocked’ the show so that everyone knew where to stand and their entrances and exits.
Children also spent lunchtimes, practising and perfecting face painting ready for performances!
Then we were finally ‘off book’ (no scripts) and it all began to come together. We did a dress rehearsal in full costume and began working with props.
Here are a selection of the ‘official’ Wind in the Willows (Year 6 production) photos that will go on display in the corridor by the Large Hall.
We chose Wednesday 27th June for our Year 5 and 6 Sports Day. It started overcast and with a chill in the air but ended with clear blue skies, glorious sunshine and was really rather hot!
As a phase, we take part in 6 events: 40m sprint, endurance shuttle run, shot putt, discus, long jump and triple jump.
Children have been practising in PE lessons and improving their ‘Personal Bests’. In the selection of photos below, you will see some of the children competing, as well as some of our adults and Year 3 and 4 helpers!
Many children managed to beat their PBs on the day, earning them bonus points in that event. Points are being added up and sports day winners will be announced at the sports awards at the end of term.