Year 6 attended a workshop in Pizza Express. We learnt about the origins and the ingredients of Pizza Margherita and then turned into pizzaiolos and prepared our very own, delicious pizzas! On our way home, we stopped at Brick Lane to admire the lamp posts that we helped to design earlier this year. What a fantastic trip!
Year 6 visited The Houses of Parliament. We had a tour around the premises and were given the opportunity to see The House of Commons and The House of Lords in action! Furthermore, we took part in a fun and interactive workshop. We used this experience to write a recount.
Year 6 had a creative writing workshop with the poet Adisa, who came to inspire them and guide them in writing their own poems on this year’s creative writing competition theme ‘We need to make some changes around here’.
Ten of our Year 6 children participated in the Tower Hamlets Book Award this term and enjoyed the challenge of reading the six titles shortlisted for this year’s award. They attended the finale at Canary Wharf on the 24th November together with pupils from 33 other schools , where they had the chance to meet two of the winning authors, Jo Cotterill and Philip Reeve and to get books signed. Two of our pupils won prizes for their artwork in response to the winning book, Jo Cotterill’s ‘A Library of Lemons’.
Year 6 participated in a Brick Lane Light Design Workshop. Our children created some lovely designs that will be used for the new street lights on Brick Lane. You can see them there from 10th December!
Year 6 are learning about the Olympians and therefore we visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. We had the opportunity to see the venues that hosted the Olympic Games in 2012 and we were amazed by the pool of champions in the London Aquatics Centre. Everyone enjoyed conquering the climbing wall and sketching the West Ham Stadium and the tallest sculpture in the UK – The Arcelormittal Orbit. Both classes agreed it would be fantastic to have a school’s sports day at this park. Therefore we wrote persuasive letters to Remi to convince her to invest some money from the school’s budget into organising it in one of the award-winning venues. Will our arguments persuade her?
Year 6 visited the Museum of London Docklands as part of our learning about World War Two. One class attended a drama workshop to find out about the life of an ordinary housewife in East London during the war. The other class examined real objects and discovered what they were used for in WW2. We also explored the museum exhibits and learnt about the effect of the Blitz on the Docklands.