Y6 made fantastic torches, on Friday! We’ll be adding switches next week then turning these into Christmas products in weeks to come. Well done, Y6!
Y6 has a fab Miles Away Monday to Spain! Our highlight was this DT session, when we designed, prepared and then ate our own Spanish montaditos. The ingredients were all Spanish and we considered how to make our tapas dishes healthy and of balanced nutritional value. Lots of us tasted something new today, too. Well done, Y6!
When learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot, Y6 made a sukkah, bringing together our RE and DT learning. We learned that a sukkah should be an open, temporary structure and that the roof should be made of plant material. Jews believe that they should be able to see through the roof to the heavens, which reminds them that God will protect them, just the way He protected the Israelites in the desert after they had escaped slavery in Egypt. Well done, Y6!
Year 5/6 have had a fantastic, fun-filled week, where they have enjoyed paper aeroplane and tower building competitions, while analysing results and evaluating areas of improvement. They have made and played their own top trumps, built water resistant dens in the
nature garden and made the most of the the sun with a range of PE games. Well done to all involved, it’s been a great end to the year and good luck in your new adventures Year 6!
Y6 had a Euro 2020 afternoon in anticipation of England’s final with Italy on Sunday. We played some football, completed England crosswords, word searches and colouring pages and recorded our own commentaries to England goals. Come on England – it’s coming home!!
Y6 completed their courageous advocacy fundraising event today. The class split off into four groups to support four separate causes that they feel passionately about. Those passionate about cancer completed 33 laps of running around the school field, the animal rights group completed an obstacle course, those supporting the environment completed 30 minutes of non-stop cycling laps of the yard and the mental health awareness group played chess and draughts in the nature garden. Each group have chosen charities to give their raised money to and totals will be counted at the start of next week (so any further donations from Y6 parents would be welcomed greatly!). Well done Y6 at raising money for such fine causes!
Y6 turned into composers yesterday in music! We listened to the song “Wellerman” before composing our own pieces of music in the same style using Garage Band. We learned the basics of reading and writing staff notation, rising to the challenge fantastically well. Well done, Y6!
Y6 thoroughly enjoyed the five live video calls they had with people from a range of jobs today for Aspirations Day. Some of the occupations included a tattoo artist, chimney sweep, specialist seating therapist, physiotherapist and a public health practitioner. Well done to Y6 for asking such thoughtful questions and listening well to the responses!
Yesterday, Y6 had the privilege of welcoming their class champion and school governor Chrissy Hardy onto site for an outdoor discussion session around mental health. We used a plastic bowl to represent a fictional person and added water to represent all the struggles in his life. This helped us to understand how people can feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges. However, there was good news. Chrissy explained that when we share our difficulties with others and find coping strategies, we can improve our mood and feel better about ourselves, represented by water being tipped out of the bowl. Thank you Chrissy for a really effective and reflective lesson and well done Y6 for being so open, honest and mature!
Today, Hiba shared her Islamic faith with Y2 and Y6 in RE. She provided a tremendously comprehensive slideshow for us, giving a number of facts about her religion and explaining just what it’s like to be a Muslim in modern day Britain. Thank you so much, Hiba! We got so much out of this.