Carrying Precious Water
“The Harvest Supper was great! I loved the drumming and all the singing. The soups we all made were delicious.” Rawan 6T
The Britain Since 1930 topic is launched by turning Year 6 into a WW2 museum . Children investigate a range of WW2 artefacts as well as looking at the Strand on the Green Junior School log books from the time!They find out many interesting facts including that the Children at Strand were evacuated during the war and the building was used as a warehouse! The focus of this topic to learn all about journalistic writing and having worked hard in literacy groups the children create their own WW2 newspapers.
In addition to this children wrote some war poetry, using evocative and powerful langauage.
Drama work brings the opportunity to dress up as evacuees.
Waiting for a train
Having learnt about life in the 1930’s the ICT focus for this term is to create a presentation about a chosen decade since 1930 . Children research the songs, fashions, news events and technological advances of the decade - they soon become experts!
The Habitats topic is launched by a visit to the Wetlands Centre in Barnes. The children attend a workshop about pond dipping, exploring a wide range of animals that live in ponds. Some of them are so tiny they could only be seen under a microscope!
After the stressful week of SATs the children and the Year 6 staff plus a few other willing volunteers head off to Devon to spend the week at Knapp House, our residential journey for Year 6. Each day the children participate in a range of activities including surfing, canoeing and abseiling! After the summer half-term the children launch into their preparations for the Mini-Fair, creating business plans, risk assessments and budgets for the stalls they run. There are always a wide range of imaginative and creative stalls on show. Needless to say some of the Year 6’s end up quite wet and messy! The fair raises money for the School Trips Fund and also
provides the Year 2’s with a glimpse of life in the Juniors!
It is a core part of our Economic Awareness Curriculum.
The T Birds