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During Term 2, we will be using the inspiring text ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio as a stimulus for our writing. This is a story about a young boy, August, who has Treacher Collins Syndrome. The plot takes us through his very first days at school and we learn how he is treated by others just because of the way he looks. We will go on a journey with August and discover the emotional roller-coaster that he takes as he steps into school life.
In addition to this, throughout the term as well as using the text, we will be learning some more incredible science based on evolution and inheritance where we will learn all about how genetics are inherited through living things.
Science and P.E
After listening to the description of August that was given by his sister, we used this to create a pastel image ofnwhst we thought August might look like. It showed us how important the detail in descriptions are to help us to create an image of a character.
Jigsaw- Celebrating Differences
This term, our Jigsaw focus is on celebrating differences. We have discussed in depth what it means to be different and how we are all unique and accepted for who we are. In week 2, we thought about what it means to have a disability and how without being able to see or hear properly can sometimes make activities more challenging. This made us realise how lucky we are to be able to do as much as we do with ease and that sometimes, we all struggle with different things for different reasons.
As part of our indoor P.E this term, we are concentrating of our hand co-ordinaton where we have taken part in a number of challenges using our hands to move and control a ball. Eventually, we will be leading up to some dodgeball games.
In week one, we began our first Science unit in year 6: Electricity. We recapped some previous learning with creating simple circuits and some of us also demonstrated our knowledge of conductors! We also considered what life would be like without electricity and realised how much more difficult it would make life for us!
Our first morning back was all about our new book - Wonder. Although some of us had seen the film, we were excited to learn more about the main character and his condition in detail. The front cover intrigued us as it was not a 'normal' self-portrait. We discussed what this might tell us about the way the main character perceives himself. We created our own self-portraits in the same style. Join us later in the term to find out what else we do related to this inspirational book.
This term, we are excited to be learning about World War 1. We will be exploring how it all began and who was involved as well as ways that the war affected every day life. We already have so many questions which we can't wait to get answered!
Alongside our enquiry, we will be reading Michael Morpurgo's wartime novel 'Private Peaceful.'
Challenge! Our news reports on life during WW1
To end our enquiry, in small groups, we decided on an area that we found most interesting and created a news report that explains what life was like during WW1 for this group of people or animals.
What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? Non-Chronological Reports
Following our R.E enquiry, we wrote a non-chronological report that explains the basic beliefs of Islam including their festivals and celebrations.
Using all of our targets that we have learned this term, with a particular focus on direct speech, we re-wrote the ending of Private Peaceful in our own words.
After learning about how many people were recruited to join the war, we created our own propaganda posters that would have been similar to what was used during WW1.
Pupil Voice Election
After listening to our speeches that explained why we thought we would make a good candidate for being a member of Pupil Voice, we all made a decision about who we thought would be the best boy and girl in 6RC to take on this role. The voting was secret and we popped our slips into the voting box to be collated.
Congratulations to Lewis and Leah!
In the role of Tommo, we wrote a diary entry to recount some of the terrifying days that he endured while being out at battle-especially almost losing his beloved brother, Charlie.
This term, our art focus has been sketching. We have learnt how to sketch properly by learning lots of different strokes that can help us build a picture. Linked to our enquiry, we have been sketching WW1 soldiers.
What a fun day! In order to immerse us into our WW1 enquiry, we spent part of the day with our expert Mr Evans where he taught us all about what uniform and rituals were required as soldiers during WW1. We then made a 'trench cake' which was surprisingly delicious! Sat in candlelight and with an air-raid siren playing, the day was finished off by all of us getting into role as children during the war and we wrote in role to our loved ones that might have been sent to off to fight.