Year 6 St John's House Victorian Christmas
On 22nd November we went on a trip to the local St John’s museum where we spent the day imagining that we were Victorians. We took part in several activities which focused on Victorian cooking, traditions and education.
Our focus for the day was Christmas during the Victorian era. We spent time in a Victorian kitchen and were introduced to Victorian inventions such as sugar scissors, weighing scales, a fire range and a mangle (to name a few). We worked as a team to make our own Victorian Christmas pudding, using Victorian ingredients and methods to make this.
The part of the day that illustrated the biggest contrast between 2023 and the Victorian era, was that spent in the Victorian classroom. We were introduced to the Victorian teacher (who was quite strict!), we were only allowed to speak when spoken to and had to reply with ‘Mam’ at the end of each sentence and were reprimanded if we talked, didn’t listen and slouched. Our Victorian day helped us to imagine the differences between modern-day Britain and Victorian Britain.
Parents Afternoon - Victorians (lots of DT and art based activities)
Music with Jeremy Dibb from Warwickshire Music Hub
Assembly - 6VK - British Rule of Law
Year 6 – Road to RIAT STEM day
In Year 6, we had a whole day of STEM! We took part in the RAF Road to RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) event, where we became engineers and designers for the day. We carried out a Space Challenge where we had to design, build and test a rocket. We worked in teams to create our rockets and then, as a year group, we tested them on the playground. We measured the distance our rockets travelled and the time it took, we then used this information to calculate the speed that they travelled. We also considered the effect of angles on the distance travelled and tested our rockets being launched from various degrees. The RIAT team taught us all about the effects of Space and the different parts of a rocket. During our afternoon session, we learnt about sustainability and renewable energy. We used this information to then design our own sustainable aircraft. These designs are being created for a competition being run by RIAT. Prizes include: tickets to the RIAT, lego kits, money vouchers and lots more…wish us luck!
Y6 Transition Workshop in Church
Year 6 went to the church to take part in some activities related to their transitions to secondary school. They were encouraged to think about how to overcome any worries they might have. This Included activities on how to make friends and remember new people's names and also videos with advice from previous children from year 7. This was particularly useful as they realised that other people are in the same position as they are.
Prison Fellowship Visitor
As part of their work in RE, Year 6 had a visitor from a Christian charity called Prison Fellowship. She told us lots of interesting information about the prison system and the work that goes on in some prisons to help prisoners.
We learnt about their Restorative Justice programmes.
One of their programmes is called Sycamore Tree which helps prisoners recognise the ripple effects of their crimes on the wider community and encourages them to reflect in order to not re-offend.
Geography Field Work Week