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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Churchill Class: Miss. Collishaw (Year Lead)

Mandela Class: Miss. Hunter

Pankhurst Class: Miss. Williamson

 

Year 6 curriculum PowerPoint

Year 6 curriculum blocking

Half portraits!

During the first week back, year 6 worked on some half portraits for display. They started by having their photo taken, before cutting out half and sketching the other side using art pencils. They worked hard to ensure they applied the sketching skills the learned in year 5 to this piece of art. These half portraits look great on display in our classrooms! 

World War Two Knowledge Organiser

The Blitz

 

As part of our WW2 topic in History, we learned about the Blitz. We were horrified at the destruction this part of History caused for our country but we were also inspired by the positive spirit that was held by the British people. We listened to the warning siren before blacking out the curtains and taking shelter under the tables to get a feel for what it might have felt like at the time. We then created our own propaganda posters linked to the Blitz and aimed at keeping the spirits of the people high.

Class debates!

 

In order to answer our key question in the form of an essay next week, we decided to hold our own class debates.

 

Our key question is: Does WW2 prove that people are inherently good or bad? We have based our entire History unit around this question and this week, we were split into two opposing sides: those who argued that it proved people were good and those who argued that it proved people were bad.

 

We made sure our class debate was balanced and we had the opportunity to express our own opinions towards the end. It seemed there were convincing arguments either side!

The Holocaust Centre - virtual experience

 

As a year group, we have visited the Holocaust Centre before to find out about what life was like for Jewish people in Germany during the lead up to WW2. This year, the Holocaust Centre kindly offered us a virtual experience through zoom. All 3 of the year 6 classes were able to tune in and follow Leo's story as well as take part in some of the activities. The children learned all about how life changed for Jewish people in Germany when Hitler came to power; how the laws came into place to legally discriminate against Jews; how Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) changed things significantly and how many Jewish children were transported to Britain as refugees.

 

Finally, the year 6 pupils were lucky enough to have a Holocaust survivor (Hedi) speak to them about her experiences. We were able to hear all about her story and what life was like for her as a Jew in Austria before WW2 began. It was such a privilege to be able to speak to Hedi and the children had some fantastic questions prepared at the end. 

Here are some quotes from the pupils about their virtual experience:

Art Week 

As it was Black History week, in art we looked at the work of Emory Douglas, who was an activist born in the 1940s. His graphic work was featured in most issues of the Black Panther Newspaper and his work focused on issues regarding inequality and social justice. We started the week with some colour mixing, before we painted our backgrounds with bold colours: we used masking tape to ensure the lines were straight. We used polystyrene and black ink to create the print in the middle and developed our own quotes based on the key themes of tolerance, equality and diversity. All of the pupils were ecstatic with their final piece! As it is Black History week, in art we looked at the work of Emory Douglas, who was an activist during the 1960s. His graphic work was featured in most issues of the Black Panther Newspaper and his work focused on issues regarding inequality and social justice. We started the week with some colour mixing, before we painted our backgrounds with bold colours: we used masking tape to ensure the lines were straight. We used polystyrene and black ink to create the print in the middle and developed our own quotes based on the key themes of tolerance, equality and diversity. All of the pupils were ecstatic with their final piece and you can check some of these out in the photos below!

Information for children about coronavirus

*Online Learning Links*

 

Bedrock Vocabulary!

https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

 

Spelling Shed

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/index.html

 

MyOn

https://www.myon.co.uk/

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