We visited the Museum of London Docklands as part of our learning about the effect of World War 2 on London. We attended a drama workshop to find out about the life of an ordinary housewife in East London during the war. We also explored the museum exhibits that informed us about the effect of the Blitz on the Docklands.
To immerse children in the topic of World War 2, we created a human timeline with the main events of WW2. We used atlases to locate countries involved and we have explored various objects and secondary resources that generated questions and led to interesting discussions.
As part of Black History Month, Year 6 attended a workshop about the history of slavery. Furthermore, we researched and created information leaflets about Daniel Hale Williams, one of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery.
Y6 attended a workshop at the Soanes Centre in Mile End, where we searched for minibeasts and then used classification keys to identify them. In school we wrote instructions on how to classify minibeasts using sorting keys.
Year 6 went on a residential trip to Kingswood in Kent. The four days were filled with adventurous, challenging outdoor activities which encouraged us to believe in ourselves, push ourselves beyond our limits and not to give up. Everyone (including the adults) had a go and we left with big smiles on our faces, feeling proud of what we achieved. Back in school we wrote some fantastic newspaper reports inspired by this amazing experience.