Year 6 have had yet another successful term in the lead up to SATs. They finished their Salvation unit in RE by making and thinking about how they could use salvation in their Easter card designs. The class designed stained glass crosses with the biblical reference ‘ I am the reserrurection and the life’ John 11 : 25-26
In Year 6 this week we have been using our knowledge to solve a selection of typical word problems involving decimals, fractions and percentages.
The children have study books to help them and find these really useful. They have been using their skills to relate decimals to fractions and percentages.
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.
The children wrote letters to Caesar asking him to set Jesus free.
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.
During book week Year 6 have been using the book Arthur Spiderwick’s Field guide to the Fantastical World Around You. They created some new creatures alongside the parents in our workshop. The creatures were created using 3 different animals and then painted using watercolours.
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
In art this week Year 6 looked at recreating Blitz pictures using chalks as their medium. They started by applying a base of chalk then added silhouette images of the London skyline.
Can you see any famous London landmarks?
This week during guided reading year 6 have been looking at poetry with a special focus on intonation and tone, As it was Burns night 25th January we looked at poems by Robert Burns. We studied and learnt My love is like a red, red rose.
During this half term Year 6 will be looking at Classification and how all living things are grouped according to certain characteristics.
The children looked at the works of Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish scientist, who begun to classify living things. He grouped them into main kingdoms and split them into smaller groups.