Changing Wars - WW1
Children found out about how the development of weapons and style of warfare led to the terrible loss of life during the Battle of the Somme using a simulation.
Making Lord Woolton's Pie
Children practised their peeling and cutting skills when preparing all the vegetables for the pie. Lord Woolton was Minister for Food during WW2; his department thought up many recipes to use ingredients which were available to make tasty food during times of rationing. Britain was also under siege and ships bringing in food were being torpedoed and sunk, making food even more scarce.
St Luke's Evacuees visit Beaumanor Hall
The class had a full on day being treated as evacuee children. Parents did a brilliant job with costumes. The children experienced a classroom, planning a menu with rationed ingredients, having a WW2 packed lunch and being encoders and decoders. Beaumanor Hall was a spy listening post during WW2. They sent information to Bletchley Park.
Inheritance and Evolution
A number of experiments to find out about light and how we see things.
Year 6 Cake Sale to raise money for Reading Books
The children planned, baked and sold cakes over 2 days raising a total of £167 for some new books for the class library. The Headteacher set a challenge that if they reached a target, he would match it with donation - they smashed it!!
We tried counting like the Mayans using pretend sticks and stones. We also did addition and subtracting calculations and then completed 3 levels of an online challenge.
Year 6 House Captains' Assembly
The House Captains planned assemblies for each of their houses. The told the children about the important person their house was named after. They also encouraged the children to work for as many house points as possible!
The class had the opportunity to work with a coach on their basic skills over a period of 6 weeks. They made a lot of progress and had a lot of fun!
Warning Zone Trip
The class had a brilliant trip to Warning Zone. They learned all about how to assess risk in potentially dangerous places and to make safe decisions.
A special meeting of the Florida Developments Planning Committee took place in our Year 6 classroom this week. A company had applied for planning permission to construct a new hotel in the area near the Everglades National Park. An initial vote was taken.
The class took on roles of various groups who would contribute to the decision, for example, other hoteliers, shop keepers, National Park Wardens, turtle rescue sanctuary, air boat operators, tourist board members and even an oil fracking company. They researched the issues and then made clear their views to the committee in a vote.
Members of the class had become more hardened in their view that the planning application should be refused.