YEAR SIX: SUMMER TERM
OUR YEAR SIX DURING SUMMER TERM
OUR CORE INTENTION IN ACTION
SUMMER TERM 'WHEN I GROW UP...' THEME: BRING ME SUNSHINE
A 'When I Grow Up' Summer Summary
Our When I Grow Up... chronological story reaches its end as we move onto a study of an aspect of Britain post World War Two. We decided to pursue a leisure and entertainment focus as this is so prominent within our local history and the growth of the local area and and builds progressively upon many of the aspects studied in year 5 and 6 during the last 20 months. We entitled our theme our Bring Me Sunshine in honour of Morecambe & Wise. Interestingly this history, music and art led theme revealed that, although this is the most modern period we study, lots and lots of the knowledge and content was completely unheard of to our children. Some had heard of the The Beatles but not much more! It therefore led to us studying old film and records in some detail as we introduced, analysed and offered our thoughts on names such as Tommy Cooper and Norman Wisdom. By the conclusion of our History studies we had to put ourselves in the shoes of 'Simon Cowell' and put together our Stars in Their Eyes legends line-up. Our Computing studies focused upon the production of posters for our show and exploring the potential of digital images and how these can be manipulated. During our Geography studies, we looked at the coastal and city landscapes of Britain and studied why theatres would be positioned in such locations fro this geographical perspective. Is it a climate factor? Is it a population question? Does the environment play a role in this? Art was fabulous, we studied Andy Warhol's Pop Art and even dedicated one of our theme days to this work as we designed and printed our own Pop Art. Learning about album covers was great fun and we attempted to design and produce our own album sleeves as our Design & Technology. 'Tops of the Pops' as we took a listening, responding and comparing study of post 1950s popular Music and its growth. This was probably the children's favourite part of the term - they really enjoyed the study of the 1960s and this progressed directly from our World War Two music studies during Autumn Term. We learnt a range of new French vocabulary during our study of leisure activities within 'Le Weekend'. P.E. focused upon applying our striking and fielding skills within the context of summer team sports. During Science the children focused upon light and sound enquiries and questions as we used the importance of the processes to the live performance and entertainment world. During our Religious Education studies we considered whether people's belief in life after death can result in people choosing to live in certain ways and making certain life choices.
In addition to our Stars in Ther Eyes performance , the children rehearsed and performed On With The Show their end of key stage production show which has been written by Mr Denton to be the perfect culmination to this special Bring Me Sunshine theme.