ASPIRATION DAY 2023
Centre of the Cell Science Workshop
In Science, we are learning about the human circulatory system and the different factors that affect the health of our hearts, and how our bodies function.
Y6 pupils really enjoyed working with the Centre of the Cell, a science education centre based at Queen Mary, University of London, to bring their learning to life!
What does religion teach about Right and Wrong? Is it possible to have a truly peaceful world?
As part of a whole school focus on right and wrong, Year 6 are exploring the question: Is it possible to have a truly peaceful world? The children are applying prior learning about conflict and what religious scriptures teach people about how to live their lives (golden rules). They are grappling with how religious teaching might be applied when encountering scenarios of prejudice, discrimination or direct violence.
History in Y6
Y6 built a timeline to help us understand how different time periods we have studied overlap and to help us compare the length of the different eras.
We used our Maths skills to build the timeline to scale, so that one metre represented 1000 years.
This helped us understand the vast length of the Ancient Maya period that we are beginning to explore this half-term.
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre
This half term Year Six have visited Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre where we have experienced a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities including bell boating and climbing. Our trips to the centre are a taster for future sessions in the summer term, when we will further develop our boating, climbing and team building skills.
La excusión de Señor Romero
This week in Spanish, Class 10 listened to a story in Spanish, then used their language skills to map and interpret the story. ¡Muy bien, clase 10!
Una historia en español
Class 10 listened to a story completely in Spanish about el Señor Romero. Afterwards, students used vocabulary they learned last year and their inference skills to match different scenes from the story with the correct descriptions in Spanish. ¡Muy bien, clase 10!
Year 6 took a day trip to Gorsefield Rural Study Centre, where they learnt fire-building, orienteering, and archery. Class 10 had a great day despite the rain!
Cable Street Mural
As part of their history topic on World War Two, Year Six went to visit the Battle of Cable Street mural to investigate whether our local area was significant in the build up to the second world war.
We found out that the mural was painted to commemorate how, in 1936, local people barricaded Cable Street where Fascist leader Mosley (head of a British style Nazi party) and his followers, the Blackshirts, had planned a march to intimidate and threaten local people. Our area was chosen because many Jewish people and other groups opposed to fascism lived on and near Cable Street.
We went to visit the Battle of Cable Street mural and identified a part or section of the artwork that caught our eye. We used a viewfinder to help us focus on the specific part of the mural we had chosen and then had a go at drawing it ourselves.
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