Monthly Archives: February 2022

Clay Tiles

Year 6 have created their very own Maya tiles using clay. They designed their tiles using influences from other pieces of Maya art and then used the clay tools to create it! The children had so much fun doing them and they all turned out to be fantastic!

Children’s Mental Health Week

Mrs Johnson taught the children a breathing exercise this week as it is Children’s Mental Health Week. The activity was called handprint breathing and is for the children to use when they are feeling anxious, angry, nervous or at any other times they feel they need to! It consists of tracing up and down your fingers using your other hand. When you trace up a finger, you breathe in. When you trace back down, you breathe out. You keep going until you have traced all five of your fingers.

Safer Internet Day

In computing, Year 6 completed their online safety lesson for this term. The lesson was all about copyright and ownership. The children started off watching a video where they were given different scenarios and they had to discuss whether the actions of people were right or wrong. Miss Edwards then demonstrated how to use Google to make an advanced search where you can specify that you only want results which are free to use and share. The final activity for the children to do was then to decide whether a series of statements about online content was true or false.

Spelling Bee

Here are our first set of spelling bee winners in Year 6! The children worked in five groups to compete in five mini spelling bees. Our winners this week were Nashe, Lewis, Jani, Sophie and Alexi. We will be doing this every two weeks using the Y3/4 statutory spellings.

Illegal and Legal Drugs

In PSHE Year 6 have been learning about legal and illegal drugs and the effects and risks involved when people use them. The children worked in tables to focus on one drug in particular and try to figure out what effects and risks their drug would have. They then read an information sheet to further their understanding and shared back to the rest of the class