Year 6 impressed all within Michael Faraday School with our recent remembrance Day assembly. This is a highly sensitive theme that requires a great deal of thought in for the message of reflection to be put across.
The students used plenty of drama and role-play to explain how World War One started. Some of the famous scenes such as the Christmas Day truce were also acted out. Year 6 were able to visit the poppies artwork at the Town of London as part of the preparation. Our assembly included an explanation as to why poppies are used as a powerful symbol as part of Remembrance Sunday.
Year 6 also read out the Remembrance poems that we have been composing in class. You can listen to a couple of these being shared in the recording below.
Elsewhere around Year 6 and Anti-Bullying Week has been taking up plenty of our time. The pupils have all made an anti-bullying shield. There is a strong message behind this creativity. The students have thought of five values that will help to keep bullies away. Our anti-bullying shields have been decorated with these messages.
Finally it is also worth mentioning that Year 6 had a great morning out at The Barbican as part of the Into Film Festival. We were very kindly invited along to watch a special screening of Boxtrolls. This is a stop / start animation film. Some follow up work will continue during our literacy lessons in Year 6.