Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Cultural Diversity Day

On Monday 9th July, the whole school celebrated Cultural Diversity Day. This was an opportunity for pupils to celebrate different countries and cultures around the world and share their knowledge and understanding with each other.

In the morning, each class completed a Maths investigation based on the Indian folktale 'One Grain of Rice.' 

This was a story based about a greedy raja who keeps all the rice for himself until one day, a smart village girl is rewarded for her honesty. She decided that for thirty days, the raja must double the amount of rice that she got the day before. Therefore, for day 1 she received 1 grain of rice, day 2 she received 2 grains of rice, day 3 she received 4 grains of rice and so forth.

I think it is fair to say that each class were pretty amazed at how many grains of rice she received in total after thirty days...over 1 billion!

After break, each class created something based on the culture that they had already researched. We had classes using modroc, pastels, watercolours, pasta, pipe-cleaners and PowerPoint to name but a few!

Can you identify which country is shown in each photo?

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Saltmine Theatre Company

Today we enjoyed a visited from the Saltmine Theatre Company. Their play, Secret Angels, told the big story of the Bible and fitted in well with our RE lessons this half term.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Ready for the Spring Term

Year 6 have started back eager and ready for the Spring Term.   We will be very busy learning about the ancient Maya, electric circuits, animals and humans (including drug awareness) and Buddhism.  We will also be making animations and Mayan headdresses.

In addition, this term, the children will be running clubs for other year groups, as well as continuing to deliver many important roles across the school including: office monitors, lunch time play leaders for the Infant and Junior schools and library monitors. 

We have been very proud of the commitment and responsibility that the children have brought to their jobs thus far and hope this continues.  We are looking forward to an amazing term.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Week Commencing November 27th

This week, Year 6 have been getting to grips with their new writing unit on Newspapers.  We have been sampling different texts and looking at the key features before we start writing our own next week.  In Maths, we have been continuing to look at fraction calculations which has been challenging but fun!  As we near the end of our WWII topic, we have been producing multimedia art looking at the use and symbolism of colours and images.  Here is a small selection of some of the art so far.

Friday, 17 November 2017

All Different - All Equal. Anti-Bullying Week

This week has been Anti-Bullying week.  The children have all had assemblies and lessons on how we are all different, but we are all equal.  We have been encouraging children to reflect on their strengths, and to recognise the strengths of others.  We hope this will continue through the year and allow children to build more positive relationships with their peers following the school motto,  'Do As You Would Be Done By'.

Attached below is the link to the website that much of the material from the week is from.  We feel this may be worth looking at again with parents.

Anti-Bullying Alliance

We have also been looking at resilience and that how, if we believe in ourselves, it can help us stand up for ourselves against others. Please click on the link below.

How To Stop A Bully

Please do speak to your class teacher if you have any worries or concerns on this matter, or put a note in your class worry box.

Science Light Investigations

The Year 6 have been carrying out their science assessments on our unit, 'Light'.
This year they have been given greater independence and have had to work with small groups to 'show' what they have learnt through completing an investigation.  All the children did very well-here are some photos of their efforts.

Writer Workshop and Author Visit

Year 6 had the opportunity to meet and talk with Camilla Chester, a local author, today.  She discussed her passion for writing before involving the children in a workshop using everyday items to inspire stories.

Have a look at the photos below.  
Can you use your creative skills to write a short or long piece about any of the objects?  
We welcome stories of any length - please share them with your class teacher!