Year 6 visit to the Museum of London

Today, year 6 visited the Museum of London to explore the history of post-war London. Working in small groups, the children recorded facts they gathered from the historical sources in preparation for further learning about London’s recent history. In the next half term, the children will be curating their very own Pop-Up Museum in school, filled with items which reflect their cultural identity.

Can you spot where our school is on the map below? Use the key to work out what the map is showing you. What existed on the site where our school now stands?IMG_3450

Year 6 Sketching Visit

On Thursday, year 6 enjoyed a sunny day in Potters Fields Park sketching the London skyline. These sketches will form the basis for their art topic next half term, where they will produce paper block prints. The sketches were very successful and the children used their observational drawing skills to pick out and record the details of the buildings such as the different textures and contours.




Tree Climbing HAD


Yes, that’s right, today’s topic is tree climbing. One of the bestest ever amazingly fantastic things to do EVER!!! So, let’s get into the topic…

WARNING: Tree climbing can be dangerous so never, ever, in a million trillion years climb a tree that is higher than 3meters without an adult or supervision from a carer over 18 (if you are younger than 12).

What you will need…

  1. A tree that has at least two branches that you can reach
  2. You
  3. An adult over 18

First things first, make sure you are wearing suitable clothes (preferably ones that cover any vulnerable areas of your skin) so you won’t get hurt. Then grab the lower branch with both of your arms and pull yourself up. Now swing your legs over the next branch and grab the branch your legs are on. After that, pull yourself onto that branch. By now you should be sitting on the second branch.

From here, you should be able to climb the rest of the tree. If the rest of the branches aren’t low enough you can just stay where you are, sitting (in a hopefully warm breeze :))

Have fun tree climbing 🙂

HAD out

Art – Double Primary Colours

Our art topic this half term is ‘Fruit and Vegetables’.

Over the past two weeks we have been looking at the colours and shades in different fruits. Using chalk pastels,  we have been mixing our own colours and using these new colours to draw the fruit in detail.

This week we have moved onto using powder paint and the ‘Double Primary Colour System’ to mix our own colours. We were very gentle mixing our colours and using the special brushes.

Can you remember what powder made the colours you were mixing lighter?

How did we make green?

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