This term we are learning about the Ancient Greeks and why they are still considered important.
We found out how the Ancient Greeks famously invented democracy and compared it to how it is different in the 21st century.
Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service delivered an assembly followed by a ‘Laws and debating’ workshop.
We learnt about the role the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Monarch have in making/amending a law.
The Year 6 proposal of a new law went through ‘parliamentary ping-pong!’
Debates were held in the style of Parliament.
On the word ‘division’ we voted similar to parliamentary procedure.
Did you know Members only have eight minutes to vote by rushing to two different areas of the chambers?
Here are the results of our vote.
In Year 6 we have been learning about the uses of periscopes and how they work.
Next we designed and made our own periscopes.
Testing the periscopes was fun.
Year 6 have been learning about the story of War Horse through a range of drama techniques and speaking and listening games. We will be watching Danny, the workshop leader in the show at the National Theatre on Wednesday 21st November as he is one of the actors!
The last day at Gorsefied children packed their luggage's and received their achievement certificates. They have had an amazing time here, and really enjoyed this fun experience. But most of all they are all looking forward to going home.
Day 4 trip to the farm. The children had the opportunity to visit the animals. They enjoyed feeding the animals and milking them.
Children enjoyed doing art by using charcoal. They created images inspired by extracts from: Anthems for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen and Rae Smith's charcoal artwork.
Willow making; children pushed themselves during this task despite the challenges they faced. They all got there in the end and said it was quite therapeutic.
Night walk was fun with Gavin, children rolled down the hill and explored the night life. They also had toasted marshmallows around the campfire.
Tuesday 30th October
Children had a great day yesterday and have slept well, although one room of girls was noted to have been up at 3:45 am! We hope that they are not too tired today.
Children are doing cycling today and going on a trip to Stansted Mount Fitchett Castle.
Children did cycling and they were very brave. The campfire crafting was very fun they enjoyed making bread and eating it with jam.
We have arrived at Gorsefield, the children are very excited.
We went for a walk around the house, had some free time and unpacked.
Year 6 visited Billingsgate to take part in a Fish to Food Course awarded at the Tower Hamlets Healthy Lives event.
A fishmonger introduced the variety of fish species available and demonstrated how fish is prepared ready for cooking. We were able to identify the different parts of a fish.
We got a chance to remove the bones and skin.
We learnt how to remove a prawns head and had a go at it for the first time!
We prepared a selection of recipes and understood the benefits of eating seafood. We were amazed by the ease and speed of cooking fish.
Here are some pictures of the dishes we prepared.
We also enjoyed a tasting session of all the dishes.