We are so happy to be welcoming every Penguin back to the classroom.
We are extremely proud of how seamlessly you have adapted to the changes so far- so well done to you all! The levels of resilience and resourcefulness you have demonstrated have impressed us beyond belief and will aid you greatly as you prepare for your next big step towards secondary school.
Moving forward, we will focus more than ever on our three core values:
Whilst in addition, always remembering our 5Rs:
All of these values are important to us and help us to be the best we can be whilst always aiming high.
This term our topic is called ‘Journeys' and what an opportunity it will be to discuss the personal journeys and discoveries we have had during some very unusual recent times. In addition to reflecting on ourselves, we will be looking at the journeys other people made that changed the how we view the world, such as; Shackleton’s voyage to Antarctica and Aya’s journey from Syria as she seeks asylum with her family from war in our class text: No Ballet Shoes in Syria.
As we prepare for the next part of our journey, take some time to enjoy the superb examples of work produced in recent weeks. Highlights have included: Dinosaur Week, World Book Day, soundscape collages and Turner inspired landscapes.
Well done Penguins
Our first week this term was a fantastic focus week on dinosaurs! Each year group took one dinosaur to focus on in detail and in Year 6 that was the Cryolophosaurus. We created dinosaur bakes, scaled footprints, fact-files, dinosaur them parks using area and perimeter, pop-up designs, crafted our own crests and even performed Cryolophosaurus raps!
In recent weeks we have created a range of thoughtful art projects. We used the BBC Ten Pieces as a stimulus to create some lovely soundscapes: we carefully sketched our hands and then used collage to create what we thought the sound would look like that they were creating. Paying careful attention to light, we also studied the work of Joseph Turner and then made our own Tuner inspired landscape pieces.
World Book Day
We always look forward to this day at Caldecott- enjoying a book together in class and celebrating all aspects of reading! This year we looked at Shackleton's Journey: following his crew as they attempted to walk across Antarctica. We each chose to be a member from the crew and explored what items they might have packed, thought about any good luck charms they would take and looked in detail at the ship they sailed on: The Endurance. Plus, we couldn't help but write a diary entry in role as one of the crew's dogs.