What an exciting start to Year 6 we have had!
We have learnt lots across the Curriculum, including learning about Mexico in Geography, micro-organisms in Science, the Mayans in History, the 5 Pillars of Islam in R.E. and coding in Computing.
In September we were lucky enough to be able to return to Blacklands Farm for our residential trip.
As part of our careers-related learning, we were visited by Her Honour Judge Sarah Venn who shared with us her personal journey to becoming a judge at 35 and some fantastic stories about hers days in court.
We were lucky enough to receive a visit from author Thomas Taylor during Storytelling Week. He shared with us how beachcombing in and around Hastings helped inspire his brilliant stories.
Wow, what a busy term 2 Year 6 have had!
We’ve covered everything from Mayans to Evolution and been spending more time together as a whole Year 6 cohort to develop and strengthen those new friendships further.
In Geography, we have loved learning all about volcanoes and in particular, the active volcano in Mexico: Popocatepetl. We’ve used our skills to sequence events, explain, conclude and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of living near one.
We were so excited to finally start learning about our significant artist for Year 6: Frida Kahlo. We’ve learnt about her and her life and started to understand the symbolism of her paintings. We finished our topic by creating our own symbolic piece of art using watercolour paints in the background.
We were so excited and sad to finally finish our class novel: The Explorer. We have all fallen in love with this story and have written some great instructions for catching tarantulas. Had in-depth book talk conversations about characters, their motives and the deeper meaning behind their actions. We’ve also written letters to supermarkets trying to persuade them to stop using JBS as a supplier by outlining the severe effects of deforestation (we’re still waiting for our replies!).
In addition to all our great learning in school, a lot of Year 6 have been working hard at home in their Silver Jumper books. We’ve been full of pride in rewarding several jumpers so far.
Let’s hope term 3 brings a flurry of more!