In Year 6’s Peacemakers session this week the children learnt all about the brain and what happens to our brain when we are feeling frightened or angry. The children also completed a meditation activity involving sticks with a partner.
This week Year 6 had their second peacemakers session. This week’s focus was all around the children thinking about what they need in order to feel confident and comfortable to talk to somebody about their feelings. They also watched a short video that highlighted how people may feel and the choices that they should make in order to seek help and support.
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.
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!
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!
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: