Spring Term 18/19

Question for this term: Spring

How do we explore the mysteries of the universe?

A brief overview:

 

In Year 6 this term, we are learning about Ancient Greece and the universe around us to see if we can answer our project question ‘Can we unlock the mysteries of the universe?’ across the term.

During this project, we will be developing our knowledge of the myths and legends of the Ancient Greek world and how the beliefs of this time may have directed some of the beliefs we carry today. Our journey will go out of this world as we explore the constellations of the stars and the mysteries of the solar system…will these mysteries blow our minds? We can’t wait to share our learning with you.

Our project got off to a Chilly start as we followed six-figure grid references around our local area to unlock our project title. The points that we visited and recorded led us to the Constellation of Libra - The ancient Greeks viewed Libra as the claws of Scorpios reaching out…I wonder what will we be able to reach out to during this topic!

 

Autumn Term project showcase:

Refu-tea…An Afternoon of sophistication, changing perceptions and feeling proud!

 

 Year 5 and Year 6 children become the ‘hostess with the mostess’ to delight and vow their audience during an afternoon of treats and spreading positive messages about how we can support the refugee crises, rather than turning a blind eye.

Our families were greeted with a warm welcome and shown around our exhibition, before receiving silver service afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and delicate cakes. The children became incredible ambassadors for Shelter Box – the charity we have raised money for – sharing information videos, performing songs and promoting positive conversations about the need for empathy with those facing this uncertain upheaval.

We couldn’t be prouder of the children; their maturity, compassion and passion from a terms worth of dedication shone through. In addition, they raised an incredible £230 to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than we are. 

 

Shelter Box have expressed their gratitude and thanked everyone for the support provided.

 

 “Thank you for getting in touch and for supporting ShelterBox. And thank you so much to all the children who raised an incredible £230! That's such an amazing achievement, and such a thoughtful thing to do. We really appreciate your support, and the funds will help us to continue providing emergency shelter and aid to families affected by natural disasters and conflict. This is our seventh year assisting delivering aid to Syria. We have provided tents, warm blankets and children's clothing. It's a long cold winter but thanks to supporters like you we can help provide a little warm and hope.”

This term, we have been learning about the mysteries of the universe and how people’s knowledge has changed over time.

We looked at what the Ancient Greeks believed and compared this to what we know know. We decided to write some stories about a space adventure, but with a twist... our books were interactive and came to life. Using different apps we made animations and using augmented reality the animations on the front cover of our book came to life. To show these off we spent and afternoon in Whitley Bay library showing our books to families and members of the public.