We had an excellent start to the Spring Term in Year Six this week!
Our new History Topic is Marathon! and we began by exploring how we know so much about the Ancient Greeks when they lived so long ago, exploring the Geographical features of Greece that would have affected how they lived their lives and exploring primary and secondary sources to see if there was any evidence that the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur was based in truth!
In English the children have amazed me with their mature attitude towards a challenging text which raises moral issues: Pig-Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. We did some fantastic ‘Conscious Alley’ drama techniques to help us understand how Cameron is affected by his parents arguing over whether he should have the risky heart transplant or not.
We began our new Science Topic by investigating the main parts and functions of the heart and the children showed fabulous knowledge in their explanations and Scientific diagrams. This will come in handy next week when we are dissecting!
Linked to keeping our hearts healthy, we started our new PE Topic: Badminton. We learned the three main techniques: forehand, backhand and overhead, and had a go at serving too. Look at us in action!
Well done on a fantastic start to 2019 Year Six!