In Science, Year 6 have been learning about light. They have explored shadows by creating their own shadow puppets, showing that shadows are always the same shape as the object that casts them. Here is pictured Peter Pan and Captain Hook! They have also been using mirrors to reflect light and using this knowledge to design periscopes, which they will make next term.
In Art, we have been studying the art of American artist Jerry Clovis. His work is partially inspired by the sea. The children researched his work then chose aspects that they were most interested in. They explored different media and artistic techniques, decided on those that were most appropriate and are creating their own piece of art.
In Literacy, Sycamore class have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. In order to inspire their writing, the children built rafts which we tested on the pond. They all floated! Before writing setting descriptions inspired by the sea, we watched some clips from Blue Planet and created collage artwork inspired by it. Their writing after these experiences has been amazing!
In PE the class have been trying to improve their fitness by testing themselves at a range of activities and trying to improve. We have had some especially impressive planks and wall sits!