What a fantastic half term we have had in Year 6! The entire Year 6 team would like to say a huge well done to all of the children for the effort they have been putting in day in, day out.
In Art, we have spent the last half term focusing on the sculptor – Antony Gormley. Throughout the weeks, we have researched him as an artist, analysed his work, planned our own sculpture (based on his creations) and created our hands using modroc. During our final lesson, we all wrote a description to explain the meaning behind our work and even gave it a name.
Hands inspired by Antony Gormley
Over the last two weeks in English, we have been writing a biography based on Katherine Johnson; an inspiring African – American woman who was a ‘computer’ within NASA. The children have really enjoyed learning about this incredible woman and have wanted to know more and more. As our end of term treat, we watched the outstanding film – Hidden Figures – that showcases her true ability and the changes she helped instigate during that era.
RE was a little different this week with both classes hosting a virtual visitor to talk about Humanism. We were joined by Mark Page, a humanist, who taught us a little about this way of life as an alternative to religion. We then had the opportunity to ask lots of burning questions, of which the children had many!
In maths this week we have spent time ordering fractions and moved on to looking at equivalent decimals and percentages. Just a reminder to those children whose timetables are a little rusty to spend time, during the holiday, brushing up on this essential skills.
We hope you all have a wonderful (and restful) half term and will see you again in November!