Have a look at what we’ve been learning…
This term, Year 6 have been lucky enough to have a half an hour session of yoga each week. Alongside some yoga poses, they have also been learning how to meditate and other calming strategies.
World War I Shoe Box Trenches
Year 6 constructed some fantastic World War I trenches to show life on the Western Front. Most of our materials were re-used such as shoe boxes and teabags (used for sandbags and soil effect!). They are currently on display in the Key Stage 2 corridor. See if you can spot No-Man’s Land, barbed wire defences, sandbags or the parapet.
Class Assembly on Grammar
Year 6 did a fantastic job in their Class Assembly. Their singing, dancing, jokes and parents’ quiz really made grammar exciting. Parents scored highly on a Kahoot quiz testing them on the subjunctive form, comparatives & superlatives and determiners. Well done to the children for speaking loudly, clearly and confidently and thank you for all the parents and carers who came to school to watch the assembly.
Letters from the Western Front
Year 6 have written some fantastic WW1 letters from the Western Front. They wrote a reply to a letter that appeared in a chapter of War Horse and then tea stained them for that authentic look! Be sure to look out for the display in our classroom.
Year 5 & 6 Bottle Festoon – Lumiere Durham 2019
Fifteen of our Year 5 and 6 pupils worked with a local artist at Wolsingham Library to make icicle-like chandeliers for Bottle Festoon – an exhibit that will be featured at the Lumiere Festival. The plastic waste was carefully shaped into a spiral, coloured and joined to make a chandelier. Our pupils managed to produce two complete chandeliers, which was an impressive achievement.
World War I Topic
Year 6 are studying World War I as their History this term. They have already learned how and why the war began. They were lucky enough to have the opportunity to examine a 1930s Bren Gun in order to learn about warfare in the early twentieth century.