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Year 6 Blog

Autumn term 1 in Year 6: 

Throughout this half term, we have been learning about the Victorians. Within our topic, we have enjoyed learning about inventions (which included designing our own), creating lino prints inspired by William Morris, taking part in a school day revolving around everything Victorian (drill, a Victorian classroom and a factory-style room), and debating about the railway that Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed and built. 


In addition to this, we have had some other exciting opportunities: restart a heart day; gym festival and sporting events at Mountbatten, like tag rugby and multi-sports. 



Gym festival: after a half term of creating our own routines, we performed them in our gymastic festival.

Restart a heart opportunity: we learnt about CPR and how to respond in an emergency.

Victorian Day: today we have had a great day experiencing life as a Victorian child and taking part in a live railway debate. We participated in a Victorian classroom, drills, a factory and a traditional play time.

In computing, we created Victorian wanted posters.

Inventions: in history and English we have been learning about inventions. We designed our own inventions, inspired by Dragon's Den. Here are some of our ideas.

Art this half term: we have created real life sketches of natural objects, William Morris inspired prints and water colour paintings of Lydford Gorge from our residential.

Tea and cake with the mayor: as a result of Pippa winning the Queen's Jubilee competition with her beautiful piece of art work, she and two friends were invited to have tea and cake with the mayor. A lovely afternoon full of history, facts and tasty cake.