In Year 6, we have had a very busy October!
During Black History Week, we focused on the book ‘Hidden Figures’ – which is an incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America’s first journeys into space. They did so during a time when being black, and a woman, limited what they could do. However, they worked hard, showing one of our Secrets of Success. They persisted and they used their genius minds to change the world. Following on from this, we created an informative powerpoint or poster about their lives.
During Literacy, History and Geography, we have been finding out all about the Titanic. Firstly, we researched the Titanic using a variety of resources and decided which source of information was the best and why. We also considered which sources were not very useful and why. Furthermore, we thought about why some of the facts in different sources varied.
After researching, we wrote a non- chronological report about the Titanic. Regarding the tragic event, there are many theories as to why the Titanic sank. We investigated a variety of different theories and sources of information. After reading all the information, the children imagined they were part of the official enquiry and decided which theory was the reason they believed ultimately caused the sinking of the Titanic. To finalise our learning, we compared the similarities and differences of the experiences of the Pilgrims and Passengers on the Titanic regarding: the journey to America, the reasons for travelling and the reasons for immigration.
Towards the end of October, Y6 have been involved in the STAR project. A Youth Engagement Officer from West Mercia Police delivered the project. The learning focused upon: drugs awareness, identifying our personal strengths to help build self esteem, definitions of what a drug is and awareness of legal and illegal drugs, the negative impacts of drinking too much alcohol, how tobacco affects a young person’s body and, finally, being assertive and learning how to say NO in difficult situations. We have two final sessions when we return after October half term and will have lots of photos to share with you.
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