Mudras, Monsters and Masterpieces!

Just like that, another week has flown by and what a week it has been.

Linking in with our PSHE unit, in English this week, the children have been working extremely hard on creating leaflets about harmful substances. Demonstrating a wide range of writing criteria (numbered lists, bullet points, extended sentences, rhetorical questions to name a few) the leaflets look good enough to publish!  Please take a look at the display next time you are passing through the Year 6 corridor.

In maths this week, we have revised different mathematical terms, explored multiples and common multiples with a view to starting our fractions unit after half term. As always, we encourage the children to continue practising their times tables at home and on Times Table Rock Stars to increase their recall and accuracy.

After weeks of hard work, the children finally presented their Antony Gormley inspired hand sculptures to the public (by which we mean the other classes!) We set up the classrooms and invited our partner year groups to come and enjoy the art exhibition. It was clear that the younger children and teachers were very impressed and the Year 6 children enjoyed answering all the questions that were thrown at them. The hands have now been sent home for you to enjoy. Please see some photos below:

Magenta Gallery

Amethyst Gallery

In RE, as part of our studies about Buddhism, we looked at the symbolic gestures known as mudras.  In this lesson we talked about the different Buddha statues and what their hand positions meant for example  fearlessness, teaching, generosity and concentration.  The children then chose a series of mudras and practised a synchronised routine, some of which were performed to the class.

A few photos from the Halloween Disco!

Following on from Crazy Hair Day and the Halloween disco, we are all ready for a good rest.  We wish you all a lovely half term and will see you back here on Monday 30th October.

The Year 6 Team