To mark the end of the E1 Scholars Project, our Y6 pupils were invited to visit Clare College at the University of Cambridge. During their visit, they had the opportunity to find out about what studying at university and life as a student is like. They also had a tour of the campus and its beautiful grounds. After lunch in the canteen, the scholars participated in a workshop run by a Dr. Turner, a famous Zoologist, who talked to them about his projects in rainforests and the importance of biodiversity. At the end, pupils were able to have a go at handling some exotic stick insects. What a fantastic day it was!
On Tuesday Year 6 visited The Charterhouse to meet Queen Elizabeth I. The boys perfected their bows while the girls learnt to curtsy. Children made sure the food and cutlery was fit for a Queen.
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.