Year 6 have been discussing the term democracy in PSHE today.
The children then worked in their tables to identify candidates to run for prime minister of the classroom. Once the candidates had been chosen, each child stood up and presented to the rest of the class. They had to state why they thought they should be chosen and what they would do for the school.
Once the candidates had spoken, the children were asked what makes a fair vote and how can we ensure that everything is done fairly and properly. The children had lots of very good ideas and we then were able to move forward with the vote.
Naly and Sophie counted the votes made by all children (and checked their counting more than once to ensure it was accurate) before revealing who had won the election.
Congratulations to Lexi! If we were to have a prime minister of the classroom, it would be you!
Year 6 have been discussing rules and the importance of having rules in life (including laws). As a class we discussed what rules are, why we have rules and what would happen if we did not have rules. The children identified that rules are in place to keep everybody safe and without them, the world and different places, such as school, would be chaotic.
The children then worked in pairs to create their own ’10 rules of life’ before watching a video about Christianity and the ten commandments. After the video, we spent time discussing the ten commandments and whether any of our rules were similar to them.
Year 6 Eagles have been showing off their creative skills by utilising their programming knowledge in Kodu.
Mr Baddhan showed the children how to create a game by adding several objects to their world and collecting them using a rover. Each apple represented one point and once three points were added, the game would end by saying ‘Winner’. Some of the children even created a second level to their games.
This afternoon in Computing, Year 6 learned how to use a new program for coding – Logo.
Mr Baddhan showed the children how commands are put together in Logo e.g fd 5 (forward 5) and then rt 90 (turn 90 degrees). He asked the children to create several shapes including a square, triangle, octagon, pentagon and a hexagon.
The lesson required the children’s understanding of angles to ensure they set the right angle for the specific shape. For example a square, requires 90 degrees turns.
The children explored different commands including the pen colour, pen size and also refined their programs by using the repeat command.
As part of Anti-Bullying Week this week, Year 6 were set the challenge to complete secret acts of kindness towards a chosen person. Each child had to be extra kind to one person all week so that by the end of the week that child could guess who it was!
It was really nice to hear how the children were showing kindness to each other throughout the week.
Here are some of the ways they were kind to one another:
• Helping a friend in lessons.
• Choosing to play with somebody every day.
• Paying compliments to their chosen person.
• Asking if they have had a nice day.
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, In Year 6 have been discussing what it means to be an onlooker and also what is wrong with it. The children had lots of ideas and were very keen to get their opinions across.
Year 6 have been using dictionaries this morning in their spelling lesson. The children have been working with a partner to discuss the meanings of different words before checking their ideas against a dictionary and finding the definitions.
The words are words from the Year 5 and 6 spelling list and we will be working on them throughout the week.
This week is Anti-Bullying week and we are ready to start the week wearing our very own badges that we designed and created ourselves!
Today we have introduced the random acts of kindness activity. The children must demonstrate random acts of kindness throughout the week to a chosen person. At the end of the week we will have a circle time where we will try to guess who was being extra kind to who!
Year 6 have started their science unit this week – light and electricity.
So far the children have explored light and reflection. During the first lesson the children discussed what light is, different types of light sources and how light helps us to see things. The chidden have demonstrated their understanding of how light enables us to see things through drawing some brilliant diagrams and writing explanations.
In the second lesson, the children explored reflection. They had an opportunity to investigate reflection using a torch, irrelevant and a target piece of paper. After they had spent time exploring, the children were introduced to a periscope. This is a device that enables people to see around, under and above different objects/obstructions. Again, the children did a fantastic job of demonstrating their understanding of what they had learnt with some fantastic work.
As we currently can’t provide children with the opportunity to share their excellent work in assemblies like we usually would, I thought I would share some of the excellent work below.