Anti-Bullying week

Throughout Anti-Bullying week, Year 6 started each morning with a check-in question. 
Monday: How can we make a noise about bullying? 
-speaking out
-talking to a trusted adult
Tuesday: What does school already do to help stop bullying and ensure all children are safe and happy?
-behaviour system
-time out spaces like the sensory room
-communicating with parents
-having appropriate consequences in place
Wednesday: Who are the people in school who can help us to reduce and respond to bullying? 
-headteacher or deputy head
Thursday: What kind words have been said to you this week?
-thank you
-love you
-you are a good friend
-you are really good at that
-I have missed you
Friday: What have you learned this week?
-it is best to speak up if something upsets you
-you should take a screenshot of something online to show a trusted adult
-tell a trusted adult if you are worried or unhappy about something 
We also had our online safety lesson during this week. This lesson was all about what we could do if bullying was to take place online and spoke about taking screenshots/grabs. We spoke about the importance of doing this as having evidence as sometimes things that take place online can be removed and can no longer be seen. 


The children have been working on a unit in music based around ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. 
Each week they have listened to and appraised different songs which also link to happiness. These have included songs such as ‘Walking on Sunshine’ and ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’.  
We started the term off by learning to sing our unit song, before progressing on to playing the glockenspiels to the song. 
We have now just finished composing our own pieces to the song and in our next lesson will be performing these compositions and evaluating our performances. 

Living by rules

In RE, the children have been focusing on the disposition ‘Living by Rules’. In their last lesson they were required to look at the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus in the Bible and the Ten Conditions of Bai’at from the Ahmadiyya faith. With these rules the children had to decide if they could group any together based on similarities between faiths or if any needed to be alone because they were different to all the others.

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. In year 6, we started the morning with a lovely video of Ant and Dec introducing World Mental Health Day to us and explaining how important it is for us to talk to people if we are feeling low or worried. 
We then completed an activity sorting behaviours into three distinct categories: mental health, physical health or both. 

PANTS rules.

In PSHE, the children in year 6 have been recapping the PANTS rules which help keep us all safe.
The children remembered the rules from their previous learning really well and could talk about how they helped to keep people safe.
As part of this lesson, we looked at a number of different scenarios in small groups. For each scenario the children had to discuss which PANTS rule was being broken, and what the character could say or do next.
The children were all very sensible and gave very good advice to each of the characters and knew exactly what should be done to help them in each scenario.


In computing so far this year the children have been receiving computing lessons based around technology in our lives. We have looked at how computers are connected and communicate with each other, including exploring how they communicate via packets. 
Our most recent lesson involved the children working together in pairs. The children used 2write on Purple Mash to create a document together. This meant that both children could see, access and edit the document at the same time on their separate laptops so were able to work collaboratively. We learned that this was possible because the computers were communicating though the network that they were connected to.