6/6/16 NEW TOPIC: GALLERY REBELS (INSPIRING AND RULE-BREAKING ART FROM THE LAST TWO HUNDRED YEARS)
Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of the light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone... Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels!
Art can be an act of rebellion.
Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea?
Dream the dream - or show us your nightmares! What do you see? Watches melting? Wheels spinning? A shark in a box? Can you express yourself without words? Well, a picture paints a thousand of them!
May 2016: A message from the Y6 teachers:
The Y6 teaching staff would like to offer our congratulations and thanks to all of our wonderful pupils for their efforts over the last few months. While we expect hard work throughout every year of school, the build-up to SATs can be particularly stressful and intense, as we battle to ensure that our children can achieve their absolute best - and feel fully prepared - come exam week. This year, the children have demonstrated how mature and hard-working they have become; they conducted themselves faultlessly and coped extremely well with the whole testing process, putting in an incredible amount of effort. We can’t wait to see how well they have all done!
We have all sorts of exciting things left to look forward to during Y6 (and to keep them busy till they leave us in July!): we will be visiting a church as part of our RE studies; watching a professional production of Alice in Wonderland (in school); attending an ‘Aspiration’ seminar at the library to start thinking about ideas for future careers; taking part in national ‘Den Day’ in June; visiting Scala Cinema for a private screening; doing field work during ‘Worldwise’ Geography Week; facing the challenge of ‘Ultimate Dodgeball’ in July; performing our Y6 leavers’ production; organising stalls for the Summer Fair; attending various transition days for the secondary schools; doing a road safety workshop; getting emotional at the leavers’ service and - perhaps most importantly - finding a date for the Y6 disco…
Well done so far – but don’t relax just yet!
From Mr Lancashire + Mrs Taylor + Mrs Godson (who sends her best regards)
New Topic: ID
Explore the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or to help solve a crime!
From your fingerprints and footprints to genes and DNA, everything is unique to you. So why do you look just like Mum or Dad... or even Auntie Rose?
During this topic we will write reports, adverts and poems (all on the theme of identity) and express your opinions, views and beliefs. Do you like the same things as others or are your tastes uniquely yours?
Then it's time for some detective work! In the case of the stolen handbag, use your knowledge and skills to solve the crime and identify the culprit.
And remember... to love being you!
Why? There's only one you; you're one of a kind!
Frozen Kingdom - our new topic for 2016
Welcome to the planet's coldest lands... vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.
This topic covers climate change, temperature, habitats, eco-systems and many other scientific and geographical elements, as well as evocative poetry and the exciting history of polar exploration in the early 1900s. Our class reading book will be The Call of the Wild by Jack London