Year 6 made more use of the Parliamentary loan box. They had a series of mini debates with different pupils acting as the Speaker who chose who would speak next.
Year 6 as investigators…
Research is a vital skill in history.
Year 6 asked questions about how Native Americans lived and then they researched for answers. They used video clips, PowerPoint and information sheets to investigate Native American Life from 200 years ago.
They also learned from the costumes we have borrowed from the Museum Loans Service.
Inference is also an important history skill.
This means using the evidence to work things out and make suggestions about what life was like in the past.
From wearing the headdress we could infer that they…
liked to dress up?
had time to spend on extras like this?
were skilled at using animal feathers and skin?
were skilled at making beads?
Year 6 led an assembly today (November 13th) to introduce Parliament Week.
They explained a little of how Parliament works and then debated in front of the whole school about the use of smart phones for primary age children.
During the week, Year 6 will organise for each of our Junior classes to vote on questions such as....
Should there be a PE lesson each day in school to help promote healthy living?
Year 6…the art of debate in Geography again. Year 6 debated what the future of the rainforest should be. In doing so they also practised the parliamentary process of ‘bobbing’ to catch the attention of the speaker to try and get a turn in the debate. They had to state their point and then explain it. Simple key words to help with this were…because….so that...if. Key Geography vocabulary included indigenous….habitat…deforestation…extinct….endangered…favelas…and more!
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