Building Tension Through Writing
Thursday 26th January
Year 6's English learning has involved us exploring Ian McEwan's Rose Blanche. Because the story is predominantly told through pictures, the children have had to use their inference skills to gain a better understanding of everything that is taking place. We have taken the learning in numerous directions but one of the most exciting has been the children writing paragraphs steeped in tension and angst. In preparation for the writing, the children planned and drew journey maps onto their desks. It is fair to say that many of them enjoyed the rebelliousness of this act. The children then used this plan to write paragraphs which have blown the adults away with the imagery and content. Well done to all children involved. We can't wait to share the children's writing with you once it is complete.
Dreams and Goals
Thursday 19th January
For our PSHE learning this week, we started off by considering our learning strengths. Every individual is unique and wonderful in their own way, so we took the time to share our strengths with each other. The children then built upon this by exploring goals that they wish to achieve. They were asked to consider a school-based goal as well as a goal for outside of school alongside what they would need to do in order to reach their goal. The adults in class were thrilled with the careful consideration and thought that the children put into their goals. It is fair to say that we have some very thoughtful and considerate thinkers in Year 6!
Exploring Collage with a Gustav Klimt Focus
Thursday 12th January
Year 6 explored a variety of Gustav Klimt's most famous artwork, notably Adele Bloch-Bauer, The Kiss as well as The Tree of Life. We explored and discussed the themes of life and death, which dominate Klimt's work, alongside his use of recurring shapes, patterns, use of colour and symbolism. This exploration allowed the children to not only compare various Klimt pieces with a critical eye, but inspired them to draw from what they could see to create their very own black and white Klimt artwork. We are excited about starting our final collage pieces next week.
Tuesday 10th January
A great start to the term. The children have come back to school refreshed and with a can do attitude.
I can't wait to see these finished cushiom covers.
Welcome to Year 6!
We have had a very busy start to the year and are starting lots of new learning as well as building on what we already know.