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Yeargroup - Year 6
School Journey - February 2016
The children have had great fun creating their very own Dragons’ Den
product. Their unique creations ranged from invisibility suits to
Holobands to specially-adapted watches and cameras. The children had to
thought-shower initial ideas in their groups, then move on to product
development of their chosen concept. Once the children were prepared,
they made prototypes, prepared a pitch and then as a finale, they
presented their product to children in Year 2 and Year 4 to see if they
could attract backing from the ‘Dragons’!
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Based Learning 'Project Passports!'
Western House Academy we use a project based approach to our learning
where each half term each year group chooses a topic. This might be a
focus on a period in history, a famous person, a geographical location
or something similar. It is then the goal to link the children's
learning to this topic wherever possible. This means the children have
a focus and their learning can be tailored and themed to suit
their current needs for that topic. At the end of the topic the
children then celebrate their learning for this topic with a special
outcome to parents or other children around the school.
support this approach further we are launching 'Project Passports!' At
the start of a new topic we will be giving children a 'Project
Passport!' activity sheet that contains five mini projects. These
projects cover a range of curriculum areas and relate directly to the
topic being covered in that half term. The children have the whole half
term to choose and complete two out of the five topics and bring them
in to school to share. We want the children to really engage with the
new topic and encourage them to explore their learning further at home.
We want the children to be as creative as possible with these 'Project
Passport!' activities and hope to share and display them in school.
support is most certainly encouraged with the 'Project Passports!' as
we want to share the children's learning with those at home and
encourage as much excitement and imagination as possible!
Many thanks for your continued support and encouragement at home.
Mr. R. Jones
Vice Principal Years 1, 2 & 3 and Leader of Curriculum.