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Summer 1

Our whole-school topic in Summer 1 was 'Creativity'.
Our Year 6 topic was 'The Victorians'.

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LITERACY

Our Literacy book for this half-term was a Victorian horror story: One Silver Bullet.

Throughout the half-term, by engaging with a range of non-fiction texts, the class learnt about life during the Victorian era and used this knowledge to write a non-chronological report. At the end of the half-term, the children wrote the biography of Charles Darwin. The children also had the opportunity to write creatively each week as part of our whole-school ‘Creativity’ topic.

 

NUMERACY

The half-term began with a recap of the four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We also revisted  fractions, decimals and percentages. During Art Week, the children were introduced to tessellation and created a piece of Maths inspired artwork.

 

SCIENCE

Our focus for Science was ‘evolution and inheritence’.

 

ART

Art was linked to our Literacy text: One Silver Bullet. The children had the opportunity to practice and apply their sketching skills. Their final piece was completed using fine liner pens.

 

P.E.

This half-term, outdoor PE was Cricket, delivered by a trained coach from the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation. Indoor PE was T’ai Chi, delivered by Paul White from Snapdragon T’ai Chi.

 

MUSIC

Year 6 have been continuing to learn to play the ukulele.

 

ART WEEK

As part of the whole-school focus on Creativity, Year 6 took part in Art Week. Year 6 focused on the renowned Victorian artist William Morris. Morris was a British textile designer, poet, novelist and social activist associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Year 6 had the opportunity to employ techniques similar to these used by Morris in order to create a Morris inspired piece of artwork.