What does it take to transform?
Year 6 Climate Change Hook Day.
Year 6 Climate Change Hook Day.
On Friday 7th July, Year 4 walked into town to view their art installation and hand out leaflets to raise awareness to the local community of the impact that wasting food can have on the environment. The children showed great confidence when speaking to the public and demonstrated enthusiasm when talking about their learning. The children look forward to seeing whether art can have an impact.
As part of Year 3's Spring 1 project, they created their own piece of art to answer the big question 'Who am I and what are my values?' They invited their parents in to view their work.
On 10th February Year 5 invited their parents to see their artwork on the theme of 'Space'. There was some amazing work on display. Well done Year 5!
As the end outcome to their Fairtrade project, the Year 6 children had to plan, resource and deliver a lesson on Fairtrade to a younger year group. Despite quite a few nerves and a few wobbly starts, the children did amazingly well and came up with a range of engaging and informative activities for their younger peers. These lessons gave the Year 6 pupils a chance to show off their impressive knowledge and raise awareness of Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Year 4 continued to be historians as we moved on to the Romans in Spring 2. To start this project, Year 4 followed the Roman trail in Colchester and discovered lots of historical remains as well as many facts to help them with their project.
n the Spring term, Year 4 became historians and studied the Shang Dynasty. The children learnt how to create their museums, following a talk from the Braintree Museum, and show-cased their work to the Year 3 pupils.
On Wednesday 22nd December 2022, local farmer, Mr Chris Collins, came into school to speak to Year 6 about being a farmer. He captivated the pupils with his tales about working on a huge farm in America and driving many different engines, including tractors and combines. He went on to explain why farmers need our help and what he is doing to diverse the farm. However, the highlight of the morning was when he revealed that he had come on his tractor. Remarks of "It's huge!", "It's massive!" and "I've never seen anything like it before!" could be heard as the pupils walked down to see it. After a great deal of time inspecting the tractor, the pupils watched as Mrs Hausner (a much-loved lsa) climbed up to sit in the seat.
In the Autumn Term, Year 4 were lucky enough to present their research about the amount of litter found in the school grounds to Cllr Andrew Hensman and Cllr Wendy Schmitt. They wrote persuasive letters, created emotive and persuasive posters as well as design new bins to convince them that we needed to replace our current bins.
Before Christmas, Year 4 were focusing on whether compassion could bring change to the world. As part of this project, the children looked at countries that suffered from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and war and took part in a zoom call with a volunteer from Save the Children to learn what they do to help others in need. This inspired the children to want to fundraise money for the charity, which they did through designing and making their own badges to sell for a donation towards the charity.