Preparations for our Festival of Triangles on Thursday 13th June continue.
Year 6 are helping nursery with their tetrahedrons...tricky work but much easier when you have a buddy to help you!
Eid celebrations took place last week. Children enjoyed class parties dressed in their Eid clothes. A big thank you to Salma for the Eid gifts.
Year 6 had a well deserved afternoon in the park after all their hard work during SATs week. Thank you to Fatuma's mum for the ice creams!
On Tuesday 23rd April Year 6 visited the Buddhist Centre on Roman Road and learnt about the history of the building, the story of the first Buddha and we practised relaxation and mindfulness in the Shrine Room in readiness for our SATs in May! Some of us found it very difficult to focus after the holidays so our homework is to practise at home: 3 minutes before bed (aware of what we can hear, how our bodies are feeling and breathing deeply).
Year 6 studied famous works of art to explore Greek mythology. They analysed paintings and sculptures to find clues enabling them to tell the stories behind them. The children enjoyed taking part in role-plays, soundscapes and freeze-frames.
Year 6 visited the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum. They used tablets and an interactive e-board activity to learn about the design and decoration of Greek temples.
The different materials used to make temples were introduced and the children had a chance to see and feel the materials.
Working as architects, commissioned by a Greek city state, the children built their own virtual Greek temple. Each city state was allocated a budget and the children needed to make decisions about an affordable design
Year 6 were asked to become detectives while they watched a play ‘Now you see me, now you don’t’.
Vital road safety skills were explored through the use of drama techniques.
Year 6 had the opportunity to take part in an 'Encountering Faiths & Belief' workshop. Real-life experiences and personal stories were shared via a panel of speakers from a Jewish, Humanist and Roman Catholic background.
Children were part of a positive interaction between people of different faiths and beliefs allowing them to engage directly in a sensitive way.
In science we are learning about how oxygen is transported around the body in our blood. When we exercise our lungs and heart work harder to take in oxygen and pump it around the body.
We planned and carried out an experiment to see how much air our lungs could hold.
On Wednesday 23rd January Year 6 visited Parliament. We were given a tour of Westminster Hall, St Stephen’s Hall and the Lords Chamber.
We saw the statues that the suffragettes chained themselves to in St Stephen’s Hall. On one statue the boot was damaged and there are now missing spikes on the spur which was snapped when the chains were being cut. This has not been repaired and has become a symbol of women’s rights.
During our workshop we elected leaders. After finding out about different campaigning methods we created our own campaigns. The winning campaign was to ban university fees.
Voting pads were used during an interactive quiz.
We were lucky enough to meet our local MP Rushanara Ali.