Welcome to Year 6
Below is our most recent blog from Year 6. This includes a summary of the last two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
Friday 25th September 2020
Year 6 have continued to be astounded by planet Earth and all it has to offer, noticing how others take inspiration from it, be it writers, artists or musicians.
They have quite literally taken a ‘Walk on the wild side’ over the past couple of weeks. A session in Richmond Park making field sketches and gathering a word-hoard led to some charmingly crafted poetry that reflected the beauty of nature that is on our doorstep – from acorn and bluebell, to stag beetle and bat.
To support their knowledge of animal classification, the children came face to face with some rescue animals earlier in the week, curtesy of ‘Our Amazing Animal World’. As well as being able to handle the animals, with giant millipedes, a blue-tongued skink and royal pythons to name but a few, there was rich discussion over the characteristics that define their specific group within the Animalia Kingdom.
English lessons have begun to take on a non-fiction vibe this week, with children analysing and comparing a range of nature documentaries in preparation for their own writing. They have noted the inclusion of both formal and technical language and are looking forward to becoming budding Attenboroughs.