Our Creative Curriculum 2015-2016
It has been an exciting year so far for the children in Year six. Autumn term kicked off with a trip to the Historic Dockyard at Chatham to get the children inspired for their history topic- ‘The Vile Victorians.’ In the run up to Christmas, the children planned, priced and organised a ‘Ye Olde’ Traditional Victorian Fayre, where they dressed up as Victorians. It was fantastic fun and well attended by many.
Year 6 had a fantastic time in Swanage in October. Everyone faced new challenges and achieved various accomplishments. Now they’ve learnt how to clear the table after meals, make their beds and keep their rooms tidy, there’ll be no more excuses at home! The ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾‘ list had lots of things ticked off – rolling down Corfe Castle hill, eating fruit straight from a bush, jumping over waves, skimming stones, making a daisy chain and a grass trumpet, catching crabs and falling leaves…and many more things that aren’t included on the list – experiencing what it is like to be totally in the dark and not being able to see your hand in front of your face in the Smugglers Cave! Memories to be treasured for a lifetime!
The children fully enjoyed the challenges that Math’s Week brought. They became CSI investigators for a day and had opportunities to teach Year 3 children algebra. Math’s based orienteering provided an opportunity to bring the learning outside got a positive response from the children. Math’s week culminated in a nail-biting times tables challenge- well done to the Year 6 winners!
Our writing this term has taken a rather gory path, full of murder, mystery and mayhem! The children became novelists and journalists; writing amazing suspense stories and newspaper reports on the shocking murder of King Duncan. (Macbeth).
This term the children are getting fully prepared for their SATs tests. They are working incredibly hard and we know they will do extremely well. Looking forward – we have planned some exciting visits in and around London to inspire us for our final topic- comparing London landmarks to those in Rio. Of course, the children aim to put on a showstopper of a leavers’ performance towards the end of the term- Watch this space!