Friday, 19 October 2018

Drama/Freezeframing WWII

We've had fun this morning in our drama session. 
We had to work together in groups thinking about WWII themes: in battle, loss/sorrow/grief, saying goodbye, relief/joy, evacuees. Then we had to emulate these themes in freeze frames. Some were easier than others. We're all really pleased with the results.

 In battle

                                       Loss and grief
                                        In battle
                                     In battle
                                                    In battle.

Well done Year 6: a fantastic morning 😊

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Literacy Work...War Poetry

As part of our topic on WWII we have been looking at war poetry and, eventually, are going to be writing our own. As a starter we have been thinking about what people might think and feel about war.

Our "brainstorming" session - where we came up with some thoughtful ideas.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Writing recounts...hard at work!

Our first piece of writing is a recount about Potheridge House or the week we spent at school. We've been focussing on fronted adverbials and our descriptive vocabulary. Miss Wilkinson is looking forward to reading them...that's her weekend sorted!!

Here we are, working extremely hard. You could have heard a pin drop!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Not at Potheridge...completed artwork..and thoughts about the week

We've had a very creative week, here are our finished pieces.

We think they are fantastic.

Here's what we thought of our week....
"sometimes challenging"
"I'm glad we did loads of art"
"we've made new friends"
"I've loved working as a team"
"enjoyed every second"
"I don't want to leave the class"

Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Tooley have really enjoyed the week too!

Not at Potheridge Artwork

The year 5 and 6's who stayed at school have been doing an amazing art project with Mrs Tooley and Miss Wilkinson.
 The first stage involved tearing up painted paper and sticking it onto plain A3 in  a spiral effect.

 Next we used pastels to create eyes and noses.

 Can you guess what we are creating?
Finished pieces coming soon!!

Thursday, 6 September 2018


Here we was a sunny day, hence our faces as we squinted into the sunshine!

These are some of the words and phrases we thought of to describe our first two days in year six.
Lots to remember!
Bit nerve wracking
Different to year five
A big change!!

We're all looking forward to a very successful year 😁

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Refugee Workshop

Claire, who works for the Red Cross, came to talk to us about refugees and how their lives have been affected by war. It was a fascinating but very sad insight into how children younger than ourselves are trying hard to survive when all they want to do is to return to their home country. It was difficult to put ourselves in their shoes and we thought about how we could make them feel more welcome. We'd like to thank Claire for delivering the workshop in a sensitive way and at our level.

Here are some of our thoughts:

"It was sad, especially thinking about the children and what they are going through"  Oscar O

"This workshop was necessary and very important, I'm glad we had it"   Dolly

"It taught us what refugees go through-it's so hard"   Alfie

"I found it upsetting-children having to run away because of war"   Kian

We learnt about the difficult process refugees have to go through and how young children feel about it"   William

All of the children came away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a refugee and how young lives are unnecessarily affected by war. A very important lesson for us all.