Well, what a busy term in Year 6! 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!
As well as this we have designed and made moving toys using cam mechanisms. For most of us it was the first time using a saw and woodwork tools. We have some amazing, budding carpenters in the making at SJPS. Lots of Super Learning Powers were used as we needed to persevere, listen carefully and be resourceful. Not only that, we applied lots of cross-curricular skills, a really important one being Numeracy during the designing and making process.
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 the hall 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!
You can watch the highlights from the day here: https://vimeo.com/783410655/3413101a0f
Have a great Christmas Year 6. There’s lots more exciting learning in store for you in the Spring Term!