Well, what a busy term in Year 6! At the beginning of the half term, we gained a deeper understanding of the importance of creating a sustainable world linked to the topical event COP26 held in Glasgow. We talked about our future visions for the planet and explained our pledge to the world. We also gained an understanding of the structure of the UK Parliament linked to Parliament Week. We were even lucky enough to take part in a virtual Senedd visit with John Griffiths MS for Newport East to understand how the Senedd makes laws relevant to Wales.
This half term we have continued to take part in our Live Virtual Pie Corbett lessons as part of our Literacy. We have been using our creativity and imagination to write our own four chapter story based on the book ‘Cogheart’ by Peter Bunzl. We have really enjoyed challenging ourselves to include exciting adjectives, adverbial phrases and dramatic events. This half term, Year 6 enjoyed studying the Macbeth graphic novel. One of our favourite lessons involved learning some of the Shakespearean insults to use in our writing. We had the opportunity to develop our Literacy and Digital skills to write, perform and record short soliloquies in the role of Macbeth. We have also developed our script writing skills by writing a short play script based on one of the key events in Macbeth. Although, no spoilers here!
Mr Donne from Gwent police came to visit Year 6 to deliver first aid training. The workshop was split into two parts with the first hour being theory and the second practical. Within the sessions the children learned how to assess a situation using DRs ABC, perform CPR and put someone in the recovery position. A very valuable experience which the children enjoyed.
We started a brand new theme this half term called Tomorrow’s World. We researched the positives and negatives of the development of robots to help us plan our own class debate. After that, we used our research to record our own opinions on robots using Flipgrid. We researched the changes in digital technology and created a timeline using Adobe Spark. We further developed our Digital skills by creating an Adobe Spark web page biography on a key technology pioneer. As part of our theme, we were fortunate enough to be visited by Technocamps who led a coding lesson using Lego WeDo.
Finally, the ‘Oscars’ ceremony was a huge success! The celebrity actors and actresses found themselves inundated by autograph hunters and paparazzi on the red carpet, as they made their way to the classrooms. On arrival, our Year 6 VIPs were amazed to see their classrooms decorated so tastefully, (thanks to the Year 6 teachers and teaching assistants). Mr Jones introduced the ceremony and everyone enjoyed viewing their movies. After the break, during which the VIPs were served fruit kebabs, the presentation got underway. Celebrity pairs did a fantastic job presenting the awards, whilst the winners graciously thanked everyone during their acceptance speeches- some even delivered a few jokes! Well done to everyone! Have a great Christmas Year 6. There’s lots more exciting learning in store for you in the Spring Term!