To begin the academic year, Year 6 were given an Enterprise challenge called 'Come Snack with Me!' They had to research healthy snacks and were guided by a visit from a nutritionist, Sarah Dumont-Gale. The children worked in small groups and had to ensure that their snack could be created within a budget of £10. Design and Technology skills came into play as they designed, made and evaluated their healthy snack. Enterprise Day was a huge success as the excited, young entrepreneurs sold their tasty snacks to the rest of the school so that they could then enjoy them as part of their lunch. Together, Year 6 raised £277 which will go towards their Year 6 camp.
Year 6 have been exploring different artistic skills this term. First they looked at Impressionism and used colour mixing techniques to recreate part of Claude Monet's painting 'The Japanese Footbridge'. Next they explored Zentangle patterns which is considered a form of 'artistic meditation'. The children created their own Zentangle patterns ensuring that they were repeating and abstract. Using a chosen Zentangle pattern, the children created a reverse system print process by transferring their design onto a tile and then printing it onto paper.
Since September, Year 6 have been keeping fit and healthy through a variety of ways. They have been improving their running fitness through the daily mile as well as learning dance techniques and choreographing skills through Street Dance lessons. In addition to this, they have also enjoyed learning the skills and rules to enable them to play Badminton.