Year 6 Autumn B update

This half term, Year 6 have continued to build upon the work completed in ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ last term and have started our brand new theme ‘2040’. An activity which the children particularly enjoyed was the prosthetic wounds and theatrical make-up workshop. The children gained a better understanding of the process involved when creating artificial wounds and explored this area of TV Film and Makeup as a career within the industry! We think there may be some future theatrical makeup artists in our midst!

As ethically informed citizens, Year 6 have gained a deeper understanding of the importance of creating a sustainable world and issues that we currently face linked to Climate Change. We explored the work of David Attenborough and read the Living Planet report 2020 from WWF. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough and our research and findings, children produced some excellent persuasive speeches. Our speeches were based around the current issues our planet faces, and our hopes and visions for the future where humans and nature live in balance with each other. Our speeches have become the narrative to our ‘2040’ animations which we hope to submit to WWF in response to the living planet report. We will share them with you soon!

This year’s Children in Need focused on boosting children’s physical and mental well being through Five to Thrive activities. As we already adopt the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ in school the children thoroughly enjoyed completing the daily activities linked to these. 

A definite highlight of this half term was visiting Glyn Anwen. It was so lovely to see the faces of children and residents light up as Year 6 surrounded the building and sang ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland’. Residents were able to sing along and wave from their windows.

The children have worked very hard this term and should be very proud of their efforts. We all wish you a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to welcoming the children back in January, when we will start our new theme; World War Two. 

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