"Gods and Warriors" - Spring Term
We will be exploring why Ancient Greece has had such a long and dramatic legacy as well as working as history detectives to piece together the fragments from the past. We are focusing on the Ideas, beliefs, attitudes (esp. the role of women); Way of life (contrasting Athens with Sparta and grasping that ideas flourished in a society where there were so many slaves to do the hard work!); Achievements in a range of disciplines so that pupils are aware of the heights they scaled compared to other societies at the time; Legacy more than just influence on today but on other periods as well (e.g. Victorians and Tudors). We hope to go on a walk through Cheltenham looking at the architectural influences the Greeks had throughout history.
Waitrose Supermarket Sweep
During our visit to Waitrose, pupils explored the aisles looking for products that originate in South America. Most of the tropical fruits were grown in Brazil with all the melons were grown in Brazil, blueberries from Chile and Brazil Nuts from Bolivia.
We looked closely for logos for FairTrade products including chocolate/coffee/fruit and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logos on many paper, tissue and card products.
We also found Rainforest Alliance products and many of Cadbury's chocolate bars had Cocoa Life logos on them, telling us that the areas produce has been taken from is sustainably grown.
The most worrying find was the use of Palm Oil in hundreds of products and we only found 2 examples of sustainable palm oil (Whole Food Peanut Butter and Kingsmill Bread.
Beneath the Canopy - Autumn Term
This term Year 6 are learning about the importance of the Amazon River and rainforest in S America. The children will journey down the Amazon River exploring key features. They will discover how the rainforest ecosystem is changing, the effect it has on humans living there and explore how we can reduce our impact on rainforests, thinking about deforestation and palm oil.
WELCOME TO YEAR 6
with MRS PROCTOR
Welcome to Year 6
The Summer Term is:
The Children's Final Term at Christ Church!
The next few weeks will be very busy with the preparation for SATs, the Cheltenham Schools' Mock Trial Competition, a Year 6 Production and the Leavers' Service.
Year 6 Class Quest
The children in Year 6 have been working hard on a piece of collaborative writing.
They have worked in pairs to write chapters for a non-linear quest. A non-linear story gives the reader options at the end of each chapter.
The children had a lot of fun coming up with exciting ideas and sharing them with their writing buddy.
Please read the finished quest, which is in the form of a Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation - this allows you to click on hyperlinked choices to take you to the correct chapters.
YEAR 6 CLASS SERVICE
We do hope you will be able to join us on Thursday 25th January at 9:15am in the school hall.
Year 6 will be leading service for the other Junior children and parents are invited.
The school value for this term is TRUTHFULNESS, so expect this to feature prominently.
Jonathan's Jungle Visit - Thursday 28th September
Jonathan Cleverly will be visiting the Year 6 classroom to share his interest and knowledge of some of the creatures that live in the South American rainforest. He will bring a selection of amazing animals, some of which the children will be able to handle.