Welcome to Year 6
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Year 6 have had a busy Autumn Term, immersing themselves in the topic of The Ancient Civilisation of Benin.
In History, they used a variety of sources of evidence to find out how the Kingdom of Benin began, grew and developed into an Empire. They found out what life was like in Benin and the events that led to the eventual destruction of this ancient civilisation.
In Art, the children researched the Benin Bronzes. They re-visited different sketching techniques and produced Art work based on their observations.
They held an extremely interesting debate, where they discussed whether the Benin Bronzes should be returned to Nigeria and wrote formal letters to The British Museum sharing their views. Will the British Museum respond to our letters? Watch this space!
Year 6 also studied the jewellery that was worn by the people of Benin and found out how this jewellery influenced the costume design in the film 'Black Panther'. They created their own jewellery which they wore during a recreation of the coronation of the Oba during our 'Turn Back The Clock' Day.