Mrs. Roberts– Year 6 Teacher
Mrs. Linney and Mrs Harwood – Teaching Assistants
Mrs. Large – 1:1 Teaching Assistant
What have we been learning?
We have taken advantage of our Education access membership and spent a day enjoying the fresh air and animals at Whipsnade zoo. Our learning included a free workshop on habitatas and adaptations which was an exciting hands-on experience which helped to embed prior leaning in school.
Before the start of U.K Parliament week, Year 6 visited the Houses of Parliament for a tour and a workshop to help them understand more about democracy and how the UK government runs. At the end of our workshop, Andrew Selous came to visit us and answered the children’s questions. Mr Selous congratulated the children on their open- ended questioning.
Connected with our Science topic on living things and to celebrate the harvest and wonder of God’s world, we celebrated the end of our first half-term together by holding a Conker Championship. It was interesting to research methods of hardening conkers, how to play the game and the World Conker Championship which was held recently at a small village in Northamptonshire, England. The children in Year 6 are very competitive and much fun was had by all.
During learning in our unit ‘Creation and Science, conflicting or complementary?’, we invited our local rector, Revd Rachel Phillips from the Priory Church of St Peter, to share her views on this very interesting question. Both the interviewers and interviewee were extremely enthusiastic and the experience definitely gave more food for thought for all concerned.