Sycamore class combined group work in their Art lessons by creating a combined image of the Titanic. A picture was cut into four pieces and each person chose a separate part to draw, demonstrating their own individual style. We decided to use pastels to create the effects and included some smudging. Once we had completed our puzzle pieces we put them all together to create the pictures below.
As our focus this half term is the Titanic, we spent some time during our topic lesson using a YouTube tutorial to draw the ship. Many of us found it quite difficult but in the true spirit of our half term value perseverance, we did not give up and were proud of our results.
Here are some of our drawings:
Our core vale this half term is perseverance, so we spent an afternoon exploring what this means. Firstly, we watched a video called ‘famous failures’ which details famous successful people such as Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein who were told the would never amount to much, but through sheer hard work, commitment and perseverance they became some of the most successful people in their respective fields. We then each discussed an example from our own lives where we have persevered and what we achieved from this as well as how it made us feel. At the end of the lesson we created a poster to demonstrate our understanding of perseverance, some of which you can see below.
To start our Titanic topic, each child was given a Titanic ticket with the name of a passenger or crew member from the ship. We then spent some time using the ‘Encyclopedia Titanica’ where we found out information about our passengers and their lives. It was amazing to discover the range of backgrounds that the passengers on the Titanic had as well as those who survived. Here are some examples of our work below:
s such as where they were travelling from/to; who they were travelling with; whether they survived. It was very interesting to learn about the range of backgrounds that they came from.
This half term, we have had a DT project based around Anderson Shelters. We stared by planning our shelters and identifying what materials we would need, then spending two further lessons creating our shelters. During the process, we adapted our designs with the materials that we brought in or found in school. It was particularly tricky using plaster paris to create the actual shelters, but we persevered. Here are the super results:
On Tuesday 5th December, Y6 took part in a Waste Workshop. During these sessions, the children tasted different smoothies containing different fruits and veg, looked at irregular shaped food and thought about wasted food on our planet. We learnt lots of new ways to help reduce our rubbish and facts about the food that we eat.
Last week, we further developed our skills by learning how to defend and attack. We split into two teams, and each team focused on attacking or defending. When our number was called we had to go into the arena and try to score a point. It was great fun and fantastic to see how much we had learnt about hockey!
As part of our WW2 topic, Y6 have been creating musical compositions about the Blitz. First of all, we wrote down adjectives to describe how people might be feeling during the Blitz; we then wrote a composition using our own notation to musically describe an attack during the Blitz. After some practice, we performed our compositions to the class.