Busy Time in Year 6 Ahead of Half Term Break

The Year 6 pupils have been busy in the lead up to half term with many different activities taking place. We attended the Southwark Junior Citizenship Scheme. This is a workshop that helps prepares the students for secondary school.

Many different groups and agencies took part. The pupils were able to learn from the London Fire Brigade, Transport for London and the Met Police. We also participated in a road safety and Stranger Danger session.

Both Year 6 classes also enjoyed a trip to the Palace of Westminster. This helped with our learning about democracy and debating. The pupils were able to enter the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Back at Michael Faraday and Year 6 picked up many online tips as part of our Safe Internet Workshop. The pupils should all now understand that we need to be careful when giving out personal details online. We learnt how to block people online. Role play took place to reinforce these ideas.

Elsewhere and some of the Year 6 students are taking part in the Playwright Project with our friends from Southwark Playhouse. This will involve a play written by Michael Faraday students performed on stage at the Playhouse by professional actors.

Our early stages have seen the pupils writing a short piece of fiction. We will use these ideas to come up with a collaborative script that will then be handed over to the Playhouse team.

Another group of Year 6 pupils have taken part in Burnett News Club Live. Our weekly gathering of journalism students were tested in a live newsroom simulation. Information came through via the Burnett website. The challenge for the pupils was to react in real time and respond online with short news features.

Finally all Year 6 pupils had a great time at the Percussion Festival that took place at the Royal Festival Hall. We have worked alongside Sandra and Pauline from Southwark Music Services since the start of the school year.

The end result was an uplifting performance with other Southwark schools on stage at the South Bank. Two powerful percussion pieces were performed by the Michael Faraday pupils.

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