We’ve come to the end of our first half term in Year 6, and once again we’ve had a week full of fantastic learning. As part of One World Week, the class has been taking part in lots of activities linked to Poland and its culture: writing poems about the Holocaust, making Wycinanki (Polish paper cutting art), cooking Placki Ziemniaczane (Polish potato pancakes), learning Plynie Statek (a Polish singing/clapping game). We were also lucky enough to have Maks and Oliwia sharing their culture with us.
Cooking Placki Ziemniaczane:
Performing Plynie Statek
Writing Holocaust Poetry:
Sharing Polish culture:
This week, we also did an investigation in science to prove that yeast is a microorganism. The fact that it releases gas when activated means that it is respiring and is therefore a living thing.
Some of the Year 6s played hockey at Dame Alice Owen’s School with other primary schools. They showed great tenacity on the pitch and really improved as the afternoon went on. Well done!
Also this week, the children finished their self-portrait collages and used these to make rubbings.
We ended a fantastic week by spending time with our reading partners.
There is no home learning for the half term, so have a well-earned rest, enjoy yourselves and I’ll see you all in November.