The world of Shakespeare through studying Romeo and Juliet

  Last week, the children have been immersed into the world of Shakespeare through studying Romeo and Juliet. They have explored Shakespearean language; performed acts from the play; completed biographies about Shakespeare for homework and written diary entries from a character's perspective in lessons. The enjoyment and engagement in the topic has been excellent and the teachers have enjoyed teaching the unit as much as the children have enjoyed participating and learning. The teachers have been very impressed with the children's mature responses to the story line.  We can't wait for The Young Shakespeare Company to perform Macbeth to us this week and allow use to extend our knowledge of Shakespeare's plays.  
  On another note, the Christmas display competition is hotting up, with 6N completing theirs on The Nativity, 6M on Santa Clause the Movie and 6S on Miracle on 34th Street. With display work due to be completed on Monday afternoon, hopefully one of the year 6 classes will storm to victory.  

very busy week indeed!

Last week was a very busy week indeed! We loved the theatre trip to watch George's Marvellous Medicine on Monday, 

We were treated to a another theatrical event on Tuesday when we had the excellent Young Shakespeare Company come in to perform Macbeth. The acting was amazing and the plot kept us hooked. Deceit, murder, battles - what more could we have asked for?? We concluded our basketball unit of work on Friday in PE and enjoyed the opportunity to put all our new skills into longer games.

Year 6 PE topic

Last week, all of year 6 started a new PE topic: Hockey. We learnt how to pass accurately: you can only use one side of the hockey stick; not to point your index finger down the stick in case it gets injured; strongest hand goes at the bottom of the stick and the hockey stick needs to be kept under waist height. Jack said ‘it was fun!’.

In English, we have continued with our SPaG knowledge, improving our word class understanding and how to use present perfect – it has been super exciting!  We started our non-chronological report on the Yellow-Spotted Lizard and we will be writing them wb 16.01.17.

Mayan Mahem Chocolate Heaven

Chocolate craziness took over the year 6 classrooms on Thursday afternoon. The children were busy starting to make their chocolate products to sell to year 3 next week. Some of the chocolate products include:

 

rocky road

milk crunch

orange explosions

jelly delights

sweetie sensations

 

We can't wait to finish them next week and sell them!

Busy week in Year 6

It has been a very, very busy week in  Year 6. The children have completed five assessments and it has been lovely to see how much progress most of the children have made. Those children who are completing additional work at home, for example completing CGP books and using Sumdog, have found the tests less daunting so please encourage your child to  complete additional work - it really does make a difference!

 

The physical and artistic sides of the children were also brought out this week: 6S and 6N completed circuit training (there were a lot of red faces and aching legs by the end) and all year 6 children continued their Romero Britto inspired portraits  in Art. There are some fabulous pieces of work and we look forward to seeing the completed pieces of work in a few weeks time!

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