Day of the Dead Masks

After making, decorating and varnishing, the Year 6 masks are finally on display. They look fantastic. The children showed fantastic clay skills.

Religious Education: Incarnation

In RE, we are learning about the Christian concept of Incarnation (God becoming a man in the form of Jesus Christ).  We have been looking at Biblical texts from the Old Testament to understand more about the type of Saviour that the People of God were expecting to come and rescue them.  Based on the writings of Prophets such as Isaiah and Micah, we wrote radio adverts with the theme of, ‘Messiah Wanted!’  Here is an example of what we came up with.

Do you think you have the features and good qualities to become the one and only holy Messiah?  Are you the Saviour that will rescue the Israelites from slavery?  If you think you’re the one the world needs, carry on reading!

The responsibilities and expectations are of a very high standard and you will need to be kind, peaceful, loving, powerful and courageous.  You also need to have been born in Bethlehem.  You need to be royally related to King David.  You must be honest with your people and someone who holds might, power and strength so you can defeat the Romans.  You must be fair, rewarding the good and punishing the wicked.

If you think you’re The One, get in touch straight away.  Your people need you!

Hola Mexico!

Year 6 have started their new topic – Hola Mexico – this week. They have begun to create mood boards about the Mexican festival Day of the Dead which is on the 2nd of November. They have also made Day of the Dead biscuits and skulls.

Religious Education: Charity

We have been learning how people of faith try to bring freedom and justice to those in need around the world today.  In particular, we have looked at the work of Toybox, Tearfund, Christian Aid and Islamic Relief.

We designed posters to promote the work of these charities.

Identity avatars

Year 6 have been continuing their work on identity. They have used the Ipads to create an avatar of themselves, trying to make it as realistic as they can.

 

DNA

Year 6 have been learning about DNA and inherited features. They had a look at how DNA was discovered and made their own models of DNA with pipe cleaners and beads.

Year 6 Identity

Year 6 have been thinking about what ‘Identity’ means. They have created new members of the class by mixing up the different aspects of their own identities. They have also created word clouds to show their own identities.

 

Year 6 Investigates….

Year 6 have had a great first day researching and investigating what is in blood, the heart, and the circulatory system. They used different equipment on a life-size drawing to represent the different ingredients and how they move around the body.