This week, we have been learning all about seasonal food as part of our DT unit. We looked at foods which we grow in the UK and ones which we import from other countries. We looked at where some of the foods in the supermarket came from and found:
This week, we visited Two Temple Place to see the Body Vessel Clay exhibition. We learnt all about some excellent artists, including Ladi Kwali, a Nigerian artist who often included geometric patterns and animals on her work.
We also built our own ‘Tree of Life’ which included our goals and hopes for the future.
This week, Y6 have spent some time researching Nikola Tesla and writing their own biographies about his life and achievements. We learnt all about his different inventions and how his AC current changed the future of electricity.
This week, we have been making a start on our ancient Egyptian canopic jars. These jars were used by the ancient Egyptians to hold different organs after someone had passed away. It was part of their death ritual, and they believed that they would need the organs in the afterlife so they kept them safe in these jars.
This week, we have been working on our gymnastics skills. We worked on completing a forward and backward roll, making sure we maintained correct form. We worked on our bunny hops and ensured that we landed correctly and kept good posture throughout.
This week, we have been learning how to make a simple circuit using different components. We made circuits with a bulb, buzzer and a motor before drawing them into our books using the correct scientific symbols.
Although we haven’t been back long, we have already made an impressive start with our learning. Yesterday, we tackled coordinates – plotting and writing – and today we will be plotting shapes on a full quadrant grid.
In addition, we have started our self-portraits for our new hall display.