This week during RE year 6 were looking at why Jesus was condemned to death.The children read John 19, the lead up to Jesus’ death and as a class discussed his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pilate and the crucifixion.
In science we are looking at the functions and make-up of a heart. In this lesson we had some lamb’s hearts that we were making close observations of. Some children found:arteries,veins,tubes,fat and saw the chambers. It answered one of the children’s initial questions- Were human hearts the same as animal hearts?
On Tuesday, Year 6 visited the Art Gallery as part of their topic ‘Gallery Rebels ‘ The children explored the galleries and observed and discussed various paintings. The children were very keen to look at the paintings from the 16th and 17th century. They particularly enjoyed the religious paintings from this era. They spent the afternoon sketching their favourite paintings and sculptures.
Year 6 Residential
A group off Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to attend a one night residential, supported by our friends at Holford Drive Sports Hub. The children and staff arrived at the Hub after school on Friday. The first activity had the children working together and communicating in a variety of ‘Team Building Games’. The children then took part in a workshop looking at social issues effecting young people today, delivered by Colvin White, who is part of the Birmingham Safeguarding Board. Pizza and chips were enjoyed by all for tea, as well as Pancakes and Toast the next morning. The children also had the opportunity to participate in Dodge Ball, Table Tennis, PS4 Competitions and not forgetting, football, outside in the dark! All the children had a great time and we look forward to our next trip.
” It was so much fun. I really want to come again.” Year 6 Pupil.
This half term we are looking at the topic ‘Gallery Rebels’ and finding out about artists and different movements in art. We will be looking at Surrealism and linking this into our literacy through narrative and poetry.
We started the topic by turning our book corner into an art gallery. Over half term ,children made sculptures from foil to be hung or displayed in the gallery.
Well done to Year 6 for another busy half term. This half term in Jigsaw we have looked at having and maintaining a positive self image. We began by setting goals and looking at how we could in a positive way, achieve these.
We finished off this week by making positive reward certificates for our peers.We rewarded their attitude in positive ways, Some of the class found it hard to accept positive praise from their peers. We worked on that and as a class we decided that positive praise and a positive image was a good feeling
During creative week ,Year 6 looked at the book Charlotte’s Webb BY E.B White.This is a fun story about a spider who spins messages into webs to help the pig Wilbur.
The children were intrigued by the way in which the messages were spun into the webs. This inspired them to try some nail art. They had to design,put an image onto wood,hammer nails and then create the design using wool.
Don’t you agree the results were amazing?