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Year 6 are currently learning about newspaper and recount writing. We will eventually write a newspaper report on Hercules’ defeat of the mighty Nemean Lion. To support your child’s learning, you can read newspapers with your child and discuss the various newspaper features such as: headlines, captions, lead paragraphs, etc. You might also discuss how journalists […]

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Burning Icarus’s wings

As part of our Ancient Greeks topic, Year 6 have been studying the myth of Icarus and Daedalus. Having written a diary entry from the perspective of Daedalus last week, the pupils wrote an instructional text for constructing Icarus’s famed wings. This week, they got the opportunity to build the wings as part of a […]

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Year 6 trip to The British Museum

On Monday 29th October, Year 6 visited the the British Museum. The children explored the Ancient Greek galleries and examined the various different artefacts. The children looked at how the Greeks used paintings on pottery to tell stories or to show what daily life was like in Ancient Greece. The children then attended a presentation […]

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It’s Time to Come Home

After an incredible week full of challenges, new experiences and laughs, it was time for us to come home.    ‘Not even the most beautiful place on Earth can beat it!’ – Bobbi-Rose ‘My favourite memory was learning about our ancestors struggle to survive.’   – Elani           ‘What a fun, adventurous time!’ […]

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Year 6 travel back in time to Ancient Benin

On 10th and 14th November, both Year 6 Classes visited the British Museum and Horniman Museum to learn all about the fantastic kingdom of Ancient Benin. At the British Museum, we took part in a fact-filled workshop where we learned all about the plaques of Ancient Benin and the symbolic links to the power of […]

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