In Year 6 we are now studying the life of Ernest Shackleton and his famous polar expeditions – we have used the story of ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ as the stimulus for much of this work.
We have also watched ‘Icons’, a new history series profiling great people from seven different fields of human endeavour and that asks the public to vote for your favourites. This includes four outstanding leaders, explorers, scientists, entertainers, activists, sports stars, and artists & writers will battle it out to be chosen by you as the greatest person of the 20th century. You can explore the site to find out more about the series, who the icons are and the celebrity advocates who are celebrating their achievements.
Shackleton has been voted by the public as the greatest explorer of the twentieth century by the viewers of Icons!
Yesterday the Year 6 children were able to go to The Tivoli Cinema to watch ‘Zoo’. The film was set in Belfast during WW2, so was a great opportunity for the children to get an insight into life at home during the war.
Year 6 presented a Remembrance assembly to the rest of the school and a large amount of family members and friends. The children were able to deliver an emotive subject with a great deal of respect. Well done to everybody that was involved.
We would like to thank everybody who came to support the children.
The Year 6 pupils have started this September by studying the Snow Leopard by Jackie Morris. The pupils have already written some imaginative, descriptive and emotive ideas relating to the story and are looking forward to writing their own ‘Chance to Shine’ from the perspective of the Child.