Year 6 visited the London Fire Brigade in Whitechapel to celebrate their 150th anniversary. We learnt about the history of the fire service and had the opportunity to use a real fire hose. We were taught about how developments in technology have changed fire fighters’ uniforms and the other emergencies fire fighters see to other than fires. In the first aid workshop, we learnt how to put on a bandage.
Year 2 and Year 6 had a special visit from a few birds of prey where we were able to watch them in action. We were introduced to: an English barn owl, an African owl and a hawk. The birds of prey have adapted to suit their environment and their hunting styles. Some of us also had the opportunity to have an owl perch on our arm.
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 the stunning views from the tallest sculpture in the UK – The Arcelormittal Orbit and 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. Will our arguments persuade her?
Last week, Year 6 went on a trip to the Gurdwara in Bow to learn more about the Sikhism faith. We spent the afternoon finding out interesting facts about Sikh’s way of life and their beliefs. We had a great time!
The children in Year 6 enjoyed a fun-filled trip to Somerset House to take part in an ice skating session. They put their growth mindset to the test and practised their ice skating skills. There were lots of falls, bumps and laughs. The children were able to use this experience to write a diary entry about their trip.
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.