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No Class is an Island

During Spring 1, Year 6 were focusing on 2 different islands – The Isle of Wight and St Lucia. Within this topic, we learned about the similarities and differences of the two islands and studied the human and physical geographical features of both. We also linked this with our classification science topic and created classification flowcharts about animals that are native to each island. For our English learning, we began by looking at a picture book called Flotsam. From this, we created a final writing piece that discussed the effects of plastic pollution in the ocean and what we can do to help. Following on from this, we started reading ‘Floodland’ which is about a world where the sea levels have started to rise and the damage that has caused. As part of this, we imagined ourselves in role as Zoe to write letters in a bottle which we then published for display. In maths, one of our key focus areas was 2D shape and angles. We used our knowledge from these lessons to create a logo design for ‘Isle of Wight Tourism’. The design had to follow a very specification. Finally, in art, we focused on a sculpture artist called Elizabeth Berrian who creates sculptures out of wire. We found out about her, had a go at drawing her designs and then created our own design and had a go at making one ourselves.

Unfortunately, due to the weather, we were unable to visit the Isle of Wight for our end of adventure. However, we are pleased to say that it has been rebooked for Spring 2 and we are very much looking forward to taking the children. Fingers crossed the sun comes out!