Last week the children started their new music unit – A New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten. In this week’s lesson the children listened to a different version of the song, a gospel version and compared it to the original. Lots of children preferred the second version of the song as it was much more upbeat.
The children have also been learning to sing the song. It is sounding very impressive even with all the high notes!
This week saw Year 6’s final lesson of their World War Two topic. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic and were sad to see it come to an end.
In this lesson we looked at what events occurred leading up to end of the war and considered why Germany surrendered. We used play-dough and a map to show where different countries fought and invaded. This helped the children understand some of the events that occurred and the reasons for them.
In computing this week the children have learnt how to cite and reference images and information from the internet. After discussing plagiarism and why it is important to cite work that is used, the children had a go at doing this themselves.
Year 6 are really enjoying opening a new book each day. We think the advent book tree is a great idea! The children are really looking forward to reading all of the new books that we have opened so far.
As part of their electricity unit, Year 6 had a lesson all about conductors and insulators. They learnt the difference between the two and investigated using a range of different materials in the classroom. The children found that the drawer handle is a conductor and lets electricity flow through it easily, which is why the bulb in the circuit was lit.
In RE this week we have been exploring unity and harmony in the Baha’i faith. The children ended this lesson with an activity where they had to discuss what they had in common with the people on their table and what made them unique.