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Autumn Term

Year Group Highlights

Bikeability

 

Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century, giving all cyclists the skills and confidence to cycle in today’s traffic conditions, learning the basics of cycling technique, road sense and bicycle maintenance.

 

Year 6 enjoyed completing their Bikeability Level 2 in the autumn term. Each class had sessions on the playground and out on the road.

 

The course teaches children to:

  • Start and stop with more confidence 
  • Pass stationary vehicles parked on a road 
  • Understand the road: signals, signs and road markings 
  • Negotiate the road: including quiet junctions, crossroads and roundabouts 
  • Share the road with other vehicles 

Art

 

 

During the autumn term year 6 study World War Two. The children explored what life was like for people during the Blitz.

In art lessons the children studied Henry Moore, a famous artist from this period, and created their own artist research page. 

On the fourth night of the Blitz, Henry Moore witnessed the moving scenes of people hiding and protecting themselves in the London Underground. The children enjoyed analysing Henry Moore’s artwork and the range of pencil strokes he used. The children had a go themselves and even experimented by shading with charcoal. They then used their Henry Moore style life drawings to create and mould 3D clay sculptures.

Dance
 
The children in year 6 worked collaboratively with their peers to explore and develop a dance routine during their autumn term PE lessons.  They experimented with different levels and speeds when choregraphing their own moves and considered when to use a canon or unison effect.
 
The children enjoyed using the theme 'Waiting for something...' and even included a prop in their routines - a chair!

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