DT – Sewing the waistcoats

Year 6 were extremely resilient with their sewing. The development in their skills and problem solving abilities over the project was incredible. Some pupils who couldn’t make a single stitch at the start of the project were able to design, create and sew decorative details onto their completed waistcoats. Year 6 were able to sew buttons, buttonholes, capes, masks, pockets, decoration and so much more. They learnt to do two different stitches and, most importantly, could thread their own needles confidently! The children supported each other beautifully ensuring that no one was left behind. They should be so proud of their achievements.

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Year 6 – Art Day

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For Art day today, Year 6 have explored still life using a range of different mediums (charcoal, acrylic paints, chalk and oil pastels). They looked at the work of Paul Cézanne, Iberê and Jaromír Funke to create their still image of objects they associate with Maple Cross.

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Who helps our learning?

Year 6 had some incredible discussions today on how we are helped in our learning by other people.

“Teachers break learning down into small steps so you can learn.”

“Teachers challenge us to be the best we can be.”

“Our families support us to learn by encouraging us.”

“Our peers know us well so they can help us to feel good and be ready for learning.”

“Our friends are always there. They support us without telling us the answers.”

 

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Walking the runway…

Today, Year 6 modelled their hat designs by walking the “hatwalk”. As they modelled, the rest of the group described their design and its features. They were tasked with designing an extravagant hat suitable for the pandemic. Among many fantastic ideas, were bubbles, horns set at two metres, concealed masks, rainbows, warning signs, pockets for sanitiser and photos of loved ones. They were brilliant!

 

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