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.
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.
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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…
- A tree that has at least two branches that you can reach
- 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
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?
When we went to the Roman villa, we had to walk to the train station. Wait for a train to come, also it took about two train to get there.
When we go there it wasn’t that big but it was big enough so we ate are lunch. Although it was a Roman farm but pieces of the it got old and fell apart so some of it is not real r
At the Roman crofton villa we done a lot of different activity’s including mosaics and we also dressed up as different Roman people. The mosaic below is the one I done.
I dressed up as the emperor and the rule with the emperor is that if you were purple like the emperor done you would get beheaded. the house rules were that if you were a man you would be in the woods all day while the woman would be at home doing chores.a woman’s job is usually weaving cloth to make clothes for the family.
I didn’t dislike this because the flies kept trying to go on my food.
3 years ago the council wanted to make a car park but they forced them to make a place out of it.
On Wednesday the 18th May 5F [my class/Mr Foster Roman villa. here are some pictures.the teacher standing in the centere of this picture is Edna she was explaining how they got all of the Roman equipment and what they were made out of.
In order to attend our journey we had to go on a train to Orpington. There was a car park we had to walk through to get the Croften Villa. Straight away when we arrived we ate our food and got split up into groups to do different activities. One of the activities was to draw Roman equipment. My favourite thing to do there was making mosaics because it was fun and mine turned out looking really nice.
Last week Wednesday 5f went for a visit in Orpington at Crofton villa . Seven people from our class had to go with 5M the others and I was one of them went on Wednesday . we took two trains to Orpington . Because it was raining we had to sit inside to have our lunch.
1 we had a box and we had different colours of tessera, and there was numbers on the box , and we had to put the tessera on numbers to make a patten.
2 dressed up = Four people got to dress up . Naima was the poor lady , and Edie was rich .India was the farm man and Heszyha was rich.
4 roman building = Enda `talked about hypocaust ,and how they lived in the romans time .
Last week year 5 went to a Educational Visit to the Croften Roman Villa, located in Orpington. It took 2 trains to get there and back. Once we got there we did several activities and learned a lot about the Roman Villa itself! First, we learned about the Villa and how it was discovered not so long ago! The government was going to turn it into a car park, but once they discovered some Roman walls along the area the government was going to build on. They then persuaded the Government to give then week to unravel the Roman Villa that left undiscovered. Secondly we did brass rubbing’s of Roman’s, and the definition next to it. I got a Gladiator, a Roman that entertained town folk by slaying dangerous animals in an Arena. Thirdly, we went to a table with a piece of paper and a box, next to each chair. On the paper was a code, on which number represented a colour. Inside the box were some coloured small tiles and a sheet with numbers on it. One of the staff said we had to match the coloured tiles to their numbers that the piece of paper had on it. At the end, it turns out it made a pattern. Lastly, we learned about what Roman’s wore and what they used in their kitchens. Then we went back to school.