Year 6 Eagles class have produced 60-second films all about smart meters.
The nationwide competition, orgainised by EON was setup to encourage primary and secondary school pupils to think about smart meters in a fun and engaging way.
Pupils were being encouraged to write, produce and record a 60-second film all about smart meters, including information about what they are, the benefits they can bring and how they can help consumers use less energy and save money on their energy bills.
All Eagles class produced their own films, below are two examples.
Building on our value word for this month “Thoughtfulness” Mrs Butterworth led the class in a discussion about how the children could demonstrate thoughtfulness both in and outside of school. The children generated a range of ideas and considered the positive impact that even very simple actions can have. Mrs Butterworth finished by setting the children a task:
Children have to try an perform at least 12 random acts of kindness before Christmas.
They need to keep a log of what they do, writing a full explanation of each.
For each child that completes the task, Mrs Butterworth and the Year 6 team will perform at least one random act of kindness in the new year.
In preparation for today’s protest, Year 6 discussed what an appropriate slogan for Anti-bullying week would be. They came up with the following suggestions:
• Bullying breaks hearts
• Together as one
• Someone is here, don’t fear
• All unique, all special
• We can be strong together
• Together as one, we fly
• We’re better together than apart
• Against bullying
• Don’t label me because I’m different.
Until they finally chose – I’M NOT A LABEL, NOR ARE YOU!
The children have been very engaged learning about global warming over the past few weeks.
Having identified a range of different factors that directly contribute to global warming, they have started to create a adverts for a ‘smart meter’. The smart meter could enable families to identify how they are using energy and to plan how to use it more efficiently – saving energy and money for the families.
Today year 6 were focusing on the importance of staying safe when using the internet. They watched an informative video all about how to protect themselves while they are online. They are now going to design posters detailing just exactly how to stay safe, and these will be put up around the school.
Year 6 took part in a fabulous workshop on how to help save lives, run by the Red Cross.
It was full of role play situations and the children got to practice their life saving skills on each other.
They learnt all about the correct procedures to carry out if anyone around them was in danger. Such as: someone with a heavy bleed, a diabetic emergency, a seizure, or a burn. They were also taught how to carry out chest compressions if someone they were with had stopped breathing. They practiced on the Red Cross’s dummy – Annie.
The children have now got some very useful skills that they can use if ever they need to.
Year 6 have had a fabulous week celebrating anti-bullying week. We have come up with 25 ways to be kind to others and answered a letter from an imaginary child called Fred who is being bullied. The children also wrote unkind words (that they have received at some point) onto a paper heart and then screwed the heart up to signify the damage this can do to us inside. We then spent time completing an ‘act of kindness’ to others both inside and outside of school. I was very lucky and received lots of compliments and offers of help! It has been a thoroughly enjoyable week and the children have gained a lot from it.