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6D Class Highlights
6D class highlights – Spring term
World Book Day – Thursday 8th March 2018
On Thursday 8th March, Highfield celebrated World Book day! The teachers in key stage 2 dressed up as characters from the book, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and 6D made a fantastic effort with their fantastic dressing up costumes! In the morning, we had an assembly let by Captain Hook! (Mr Wilson) where he shared that the theme of this year’s world book day was sharing a book. In the afternoon, we shared and recommended our favourite books to one another. We then redesigned our favourite books illustrations/ front cover and rewrote the blurb of our chosen book. A brilliant day was had by all!
Lewis in 6D said, “I really enjoyed the day and everyone loved my costume (I was the BFG!)”
Vina in 6D said, “I really enjoyed re-creating my favourite book and thinking about how I could create a new cover to appeal to new readers!”
Hannah in 6D said, “It was a fun day – it is great when we all get dressed up and share our favourite books with our friends.”
International Women’s Day – Friday 9th March 2018
On Friday 9th March, Highfield celebrated International Women’s Day! In 6D, we began by looking at a timeline of inspirational women throughout history. This included discussions on Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman, Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale, Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai.
We then as a class decided on 13 influential women we knew little about and decided to ask the following questions for each of them: when were they were born, what was their role in society and what did they contribute to female empowerment? The women we chose to explore further were Coco Chanel, Agent Fifi, Mary Seacole, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Jane Austen, Anne Frank, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Gertrude Ederle, Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Anning. We then shared and discussed each of the women, teaching our friends what we had learnt and why we believed we should be thankful for their contributions to society.
In the afternoon, we learnt that there are still some countries across the world where women have not been given the right to vote. We wrote short persuasive speeches encouraging these countries to allow women to have equal rights and an equal chance to vote in their countries’ general elections.
Finally, linking to our topic of Tomorrow’s World, we were given inventions developed and created by inspirational female inventors and mathematicians. Using these inventions, we considered what life would be like without these incredible discoveries and creations.
Fatima in 6D said, “I loved learning about inspirational women that I had never heard of before!”
Ilias in 6D said, “It was great to be creative and discuss how women’s rights have changed for the better – and rightly so!”
Ioana in 6D said, “It was great to see how much women’s rights have changed and also work that still needs to be done.”