In RE we have been discussing fairness. The children watched a short video which included a situation where people weren’t being treated fairly. We paused the video at lots of different points to discuss what was happening in the situation, what we thought would be fair and how we thought the children in the video should behave.
What does ‘fair’ mean? Paris – not being selfish towards other people Rubylee – everybody gets their share Miranda – not just thinking of yourself but others too Tibet – having equal respect for everybody Lucas – equal
During Anti-Bullying week year 6 discussed a different question each day. The children had discussions around these questions with their peers before sharing with the rest of the class. Below are some of the things that were discussed during the week.
What does the school already do to help stop bullying and ensure all pupils are happy and safe? Rishita – we do Peacemakers and we also have peer mediators who help other children with their problems. Paris – teachers in the school help you, ask questions and then try to resolve and sort the problem. Dalila – sometimes assemblies are held to discuss values and how we should treat people. Alfie – we join in with Anti-bullying week. Miranda – Safer Internet week also talks about bullying that takes place online. Llukan – we share our knowledge with other schools.
Is change possible? Sneha – change is possible if you try. Miranda – seeing other things happen can motivate people to make a change. Rishita – if others set a good example that can motivate people to make a change and to change the way they are behaving.
Which people in school can help us to reduce and respond to bullying? Dalila – peer mediators because they can sort out the problems. Rubylee – your friends can help you by comforting and supporting you. Harley – teachers can help you and can resolve the issues.
What changes are we going to make?
Every child responded with their very own way they would make a change in our school. These varied from saying kind things to everyone every day to smiling more often. The children displayed these on a placard that was shared with the rest of the school on Friday afternoon.
As part of Computing, Year 6 Eagles have been discussing how search results are ranked when using a search engine. They discovered websites that are paid adverts and how to check if a website is secure and safe to be on.
In PSHE Year 6 have been discussing environmental awareness and responsibility. We started off discussing what environmental issues there are in the world currently. Once we had identified a list of issues, we then spoke about how these could be resolved. The children were asked to talk in pairs about what rules they could develop that would help to solve these issues. The children had lots of great ideas on how we could reduce the issues we face in the world and things that they could do to support this.
In English, Year 6 have been looking at newspaper reports and how they are structured. The children were given, in their pairs, pieces of a newspaper report that had been cut up. Their task was to then work together to figure out where each piece belonged and justify their choices for placing them.
In Year 6, we have been discussing the term respect and what it means. We have also been looking at self-respect and how that links directly to our own happiness. The children started off discussing in pairs what respect means, before moving on to discussing the term self-respect. The children were then given two different coloured post-it notes and two different tasks. On the one, they had to write down or draw something they think they are good at, and on the other, they had to say something nice about their partner. We then spoke about how this made them feel and how when were are feeling negative we can get rid of those thoughts in various different ways.
Following on from their last science lesson, Year 6 had the task of creating their very own solar system in small groups. They had to work very hard to figure out which planet was which and where it should be placed.
Year 6 have been discussing rules in RE and why we have rules in the world. We also compared rules to laws and discussed how they are similar and again why they are needed in the world.
The children then worked in pairs to think of 10 rules for life. They had to imagine that everybody in the world would only have 10 rules to follow and they could decide what those 10 rules should be.
The children then watched a video that informed them of the 10 commandments from the Christian faith and had to think about how these were similar or different to the rules that they had come up with themselves.
Year 6 Eagles have had their first music session of the year. The song they are focusing on this term is ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. First of all the children listened to the song to discuss how it made them feel, the tempo of the song and the instruments they could hear.