Redwood Year 6

Welcome to Redwood Class
Travelling the Great Wall of China
Spring Term 
 In Redwood this term, we will be going on an exciting and informative adventure across the globe to China where we will travel along the Great Wall of China and learn about ancient, as well as, modern Chinese traditions. 
In English this term, we will be focusing on The Firework Maker's Daughter and the Willow Pattern story and using these texts to support us when writing: our own persuasive and balanced arguments, stories from another perspective and poems. 
Our PE This term will be:
Tennis on a Monday afternoon
Swimming on a Thursday afternoon so please remember swimming kits
We will also be taking part in our ten minute team run each week.
Autumn Term 
In Redwood last term, we were taking a trip to the wonderful and colourful country of Mexico where we learnt about their culture, traditions and events. We celebrated 'The Day of the Dead'tradition, whilst learning about its significance. We also took a trip back in time to discover ancient civilisation in Mexico with the Mayans and what they brought to the country. 
A snapshot of our learning last term:
Traditional Mexican food was the focus in DT last term where we practised our cooking skills to design and then make our very own enchiladas, guacamole and salsa. 
In Art we learnt about famous Mexican artists where we had the opportunity to look at their artwork and use different styles from the artists to create our own masterpiece.
The Mayans were our focus during our history lessons where we learnt: their number and alphabetical systems, to order key events in chronological order and record where they settled and travelled using maps to record this information.
In Science, we learnt about evolution and inheritance by carrying out a range of investigations , including Charles Darwin's famous 'Bird Beak' experiment. We also became archaeologists as we identified and found our own fossils. 
Also, in Music, we practiced a range of songs for the Young Voices concert.