Learning in Year 6

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Click here to read the Summer Curriculum statement, which gives more details about what children are learning this term

Rewritten Greek Myths

In Mrs Schneider’s literacy group children have been writing new Greek myths (or rewriting old ones) and turning them into films. Here is an excellent version of Pandora’s Box (Rewritten) by Maggie, Elizabeth, Neha & Bhagya:

 

 

Public Speaking Competition

Recently, four children in Year 6 took part in the Public Speaking Competition where they had to choose a subject of their choice and prepare a short speech. They all chose different subjects for example: the importance of talk, and delivered their speech in front of many other schools’ competitors. Wilbury did fantastically; two children secured a place in the final. As the top three were announced, we were incredibly proud of to have one child who took second place. Congratulations to all our children who took part, you did superbly.

The Mayor’s Awards for Visual Arts 2018

A huge congratulations on being shortlisted for the finals of this years Mayor’s Award for Visual Arts.  Only 6 children were selected from across a multitude of schools in Enfield, and at the award ceremony she was highly commended by the Mayor for her artistic talents. What an incredible achievement, well done!

Greek Banquet

In Topic, Year 6 are studying the Ancient Greeks. To hook us into our topic we held a Greek banquet where we got to try lots of food linked to the Mediterranean like olives, pitta bread, tzatziki and yogurt with honey.

Football Tournament

Year 5 and 6 spent an enjoyable afternoon competing against each other in mixed year group teams in a football tournament. Big thank you to Ms. S for organising the event and Miss McKay and Michael for refereeing. Well done to the combined effort of 6Z and 5S for being the overall winning team and well done to everyone who took part.

Jump In!

Year 6 spent an enjoyable afternoon at Jump In as part of their end of year trips.

Year 6 Writing

Click the image below to read some of the excellent writing produced by our Year 6 writers.

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Reading Together

6Z and 3J enjoying a good book together in the sunshine

Play Auditions!

Below are the two audition scripts for you to choose from:

script 1

script 2

World Book Day Orienteering

3M and 6F are reading buddies. We have been working together and sharing our love of reading this term. To celebrate World Book Day we took part in an orienteering challenge. With our buddies we used a map of the school to hunt for clues, once all the clues had been collected we had to rush back to class in order to piece them together to work which authors, quotes and blurbs matched which book!

6Z World Book Day

Learning about the Holocaust

Year 6 were visited by a special guest during February. Janine Webber is a Holocaust Survivor (and Mrs Turnpenney’s step-mother!) who works for the Holocaust Education Trust, speaking at schools all over the country about her experience during the second world war.

She spoke to the children about her early life in Poland, where she grew up with her parents and she explained how she lost her parents and her only brother, during the Holocaust. Afterwards, the children asked her so many questions, that some were invited to meet her in the Head’s office, since they were so interested!

Science Project

Year 6 were set a Science project over the Christmas holidays to come up with a model or poster of some kind to explain a theory they had learned during our Evolution and Inheritance topic. Here are some pictures of a few of these!

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet!

Mrs Zenonos came to 6Z to share her favourite children’s book “Dogs don’t do ballet!” The children were well entertained and able to find a meaning behind the story: always persevere, even if people tell you that you can’t do something!

Letters of Complaint

During English, 6Z performed different scenarios to prepare themselves to write a letter of complaint. They focused on the complaint itself and started to use specific vocabulary that could be included in their letters. For example: refund, monetary compensation, appalling service.

Extinct Animals

6Z researched animals that are now extinct and created posters to record what we can learn from the fossils these animals left behind as well as how/why they became extinct. They then presented their findings to the class. They researched Sabre-Toothed tigers, Dodos, Irish Elks, Quaggas, Tasmania tiger and Tetradactylus.

Anti-Bullying Week

Year 5 and 6 watched a drama performance during Anti-Bullying week. They were encouraged to take part and learnt the importance of not rising to bullies. They were given strategies to help them if they were to be in a situation where bullying occurred

Evolution

Year 6 studied Evolution in Science and they researched extinct animals. The children then wrote and performed poems based on their research. Enjoy this poem titled “The Dodo”.

 

Black History Month Poems

Here are two poems about Black History Month written and performed by two of our Year 6 children.

 

 

 

Democracy at Wilbury

The children who wanted to become a School Councillor went home and wrote a speech to explain why they felt they should be voted and what they thought they could bring to the role. They presented their speech to the class. We then took an anonymous vote. Rebeca and Sualtan were elected!