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Creating surveys

This week in Y6 the children have been using Google Forms to create their very own surveys. The surveys have all been focused around lifestyle choices. Once the had completed their surveys, the children sent them to their peers in the class to respond to. They have then been completing the surveys in order to provide data for their class mates.

Our First Peacemaker’s Session

This week Year 6 have had their very first session with Jackie from Peacemakers. This session was all about getting to know each other and discussing our feelings towards transitioning to secondary school. The children played lots of games and had lots of opportunities to discuss their thoughts and feelings. Overall, the children had a fabulous afternoon!

Year 6 will be having these sessions for the next 8 weeks every Tuesday afternoon. This is a new course designed for Year 6’s to help them with their transition to secondary school and to help prepare them. The children are really looking forward to their next session next week!

Exploring identities

This afternoon, Year 6 have been discussing how in the United Kingdom there are lots of differences between people.

To begin with they discussed the term ‘identity’ and discussed with a partner what it meant to them:

– a way to prove who you are
– something that is used for proof of identity
– who you are to the world
– your name and date of birth
– what makes you you
– who and how you are as a person

Year 6 then went on to discuss different languages that are spoken in the UK, different religious groups there are, and all about lots of other differences that people have.

As a class we concluded that we can massively benefit from living in a society with so many differences as we are able to learn from each other. This might be learning new languages, about different cultures and religions, or simply just tasting different food! We also concluded that if we lived in a society where everyone was the same it would be pretty boring!

Deforestation posters

In topic, Year 6 are learning all about different environmental issues. This week they have been learning all about deforestation. One of the children’s home learning tasks was to create a poster. Here are a few of the amazing posters that the children have sent in:

Yusif’s poster

Evie’s poster

Sophie’s poster

Evie’s wonderful writing!

Evie has been writing a book! I have been lucky enough to read what Evie has written and I can honestly say that I think it is fabulous! I thought that you all would like to read it too, so I have chosen a chapter to share with you.

Chapter 1: The gift
No-one knows if they are capable of becoming a sorcerer. It just occurs. Edmund was the son of the most powerful sorcerer of Ulroy Creek. Although he always wanted to take up the family trade, his father forbid him. ” I know you want to be a sorcerer son, but your mother died helping me in my art of magic. It is just too dangerous.”

“But father….” Edmund would try to say before his father would cut him off.

” No son. ” and their conversation would always end the same way.

At midnight, his father would always go to the sorcerers meeting at the edge of town. To his father’s annoyance, he forgot to take his crimson cape with him that very day. And he was even more annoyed and worried when he came back, and Edmund and the cape had completely disappeared! And with that, Edmund had the gift.

Discussing democracy

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!

Living by Rules

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.