Paleoquest workshops visited Year 6 on Friday 10th March to conduct a full-day session on Evolution and Inheritance. The children examined an extensive collection of fossil specimens through 8 different prehistoric time periods to discover how life on earth changed through the millennia. They recorded and interpreted their findings, and saw the evidence for evolution in front of their very eyes. Finally, they were able to meet their own ancestors, and some other weird and wonderful prehistoric creatures.
Stations of the cross
Our hallway corridor now features images depicting the stations of the cross, which were added recently. During a class session, Miss Coll guided us through each station and provided an explanation of the significance of each event leading up to the death of Christ.
Our students in 6C have been busy exploring the world of design and technology through textiles! As part of their DT project, the students were tasked with creating a special handkerchief for a passenger traveling on the SS Windrush to Britain.
The SS Windrush was a significant moment in history as it carried hundreds of people from the Caribbean to start a new life in Britain. Our students were excited to learn about this historic event and wanted to create something meaningful for a passenger on the ship.
To make the project more personal, the students were asked to add a personal touch to their designs, such as an initial, to remind the passenger of their family and loved ones back home. This added an extra layer of emotional connection to the project and allowed the students to explore their creativity further.
Our students have had the privilege of exploring and understanding the significant events of the Windrush generation. In this topic, they gained insights into the reasons behind the migration of the Caribbean people to the United Kingdom and the journey they undertook across the Atlantic.
Our students learned about the harsh realities faced by the Windrush migrants upon their arrival in the UK, including the discrimination and challenges they faced in settling into their new home. To bring this topic to life, our class was lucky enough to hear from someone who was on one of the Windrush ships and was able to share their personal experiences and reflections.
Through this topic, our students have developed a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions made by the Windrush generation, and have gained a better understanding of the history and cultural heritage of the Caribbean people. This has been a valuable learning opportunity for our students, and we are proud to have been able to share this important piece of history with them.
Welcome back Year 6! Happy New Year! This term is full of lots of exciting learning ahead. We begin our new English topic on 'Classic Fiction' in which we look at Rudyard Kipling's 'Just-So' stories. This will be followed by non-chronological reports, persuasive writing and flashback stories. In maths, we will start with multiplication and division, shape, and then reasoning questions. Our topics will be the Windrush (Spring 1) an Evolution (Spring 2). We look forward to an exciting term.
Yr 6 Team
In D.T, the children were posed with the question: How can we adapt Santa's sleigh to make it more eco-friendly and less harmful to the environment. We re-designed his sleigh so that it was environmentally friendly through re-used resources, wouldn't emit harmful carbon emissions and was aesthetically pleasing. Please look in our gallery for all of our sleighs.
Earlier this week, we welcomed a Yr 6 parent and two of her work colleagues into class to talk about cyber security due to the nature of their work with the National Crime agency. We were extremely lucky to learn about which cyber choices we should make and how to keep safe online. A very informative presentation.
In English, we are currently studying Anne Frank's diary. We created a radio report on the discovery of her diary, its contents and the impact it had on its readers. The children were able to incorporate all the information they have learnt over the past week into their radio reports. Please see the gallery for more photos.
This week in our history lesson, we compared life in Britain during the war to that of Nazi occupied Poland. We prepared a set of questions to ask Mrs Chodzko-Zajko whose father lived through this time. She was able to answer a range of interesting questions in detail as well as bring in lots of artefacts including photographs of her father during the war, some old Polish coins and even a German flag captured by her father to remind him of the struggles he and his family went through during their countries occupation.
PC Carolyn Visit
Each term, we are visited by our safer schools officer who is PC Carolyn. Today she spoke to us about how to be safe online, on the roads and at school. She provided us with some great pieces of advice and tips! We even got to try some of her uniform on!
Yr 6 mass in the prayer area
Today we celebrated mass outside in our prayer area. This was an opportunity to celebrate God in all his wonder and be at one with nature. Thank you to Fr Liam who led the mass.
Welcome Year 6 to the new academic year. You have made a fantastic start to the year and we are both extremely impressed with how settled and focused you are since returning from the summer break. We have an exciting term ahead and know you will enjoy all the interesting topics we will cover this half term. Please find a list of recommended reading books that link to our topic this half term:
World War II
- Once by Morris Gleitzman
- When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
- Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
- My Secret Diary by Flossie Albright by Marcia Williams
- Waiting for Anya by Michael Morpurgo
- The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
- The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
- The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne