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.
On Friday, Year 6 explored Whitehall through the eyes of a mathematician, using maths activities to investigate the area in depth. As a part of our London topic, we also found the time to walk through St James’ Park to Buckingham Palace.
We started our new topic ‘Gosh and Wow’ with a visit from Obby a Circus performer. We had a fantastic day watching him and learning how to do tricks ourselves.
Flower stick balancing Spinning Plates Scarf juggling
Obby was very funny and made us laugh.Obby spining the diablo
We loved being an audience.
On Friday, Year 6 went to the Royal Opera House to see Puccini’s Tosca. Here’s what Ben, Keisha and Daniel in 6C had to say about it:
When we got there we were amazed by how beautiful the Royal Opera House was and how comfy the seats were!
We thought it was brilliant how they projected their voices and how their singing had so many dynamics whilst always being loud.
Because they sang with so much expression and the music was so dramatic, we could follow the story even if it wasn’t in English.
We got to see the set being changed in the interval. We were very impressed by how slick and fast they were and how well the team communicated. We were also impressed by how fast the set changed. We felt very lucky to have experienced seeing the show and the set change before anyone else.