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Year 6 - Mrs Shelton

Hola! Year six have had a great day returning to school with a Mexican celebration day. We have danced, sung, tasted and drank Mexican food. And all of that before dinner. A great day was had by all. What a great way to start off a new school year. 
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World book day

We have enjoyed our world book day today. So many children have come as book characters and enjoyed sharing their book with others. A treasure hunt was set up around the school grounds, to find Wally and excerpts from books that the children had to identify. 

 

DEMOCRACY DAY 

 

This week we have been looking at British Values and discussing all the different elements that are part of this including, laws, respect and democracy. At the end of the weeek we have taken part in Democracy Day. Our class councillors have been able to visit the town hall, council chambers to take part in a debate with other schools. 

When they were back at school, they helped with the ballot of ‘should the length of the school day be changed?’. All children and staff voted on a ballot paper that was then posted in a ballot box. 

 

Year 6 also made their own politics cal party and manifesto. We also had help from a local councillor, James Dawson, who spoke to all the children and visited the classrooms to answer any further questions. 

 

Hot chocolate

Year 6 have been making chocolate stirrers and reindeer hot chocolate cones. A huge thank you to Tesco, Co-op on Summerfields Way and Wilko for their donations. So far we have raised £60 for the children and hope to build on this by selling the rest of the stock at the Co-op and at school. 

Well done to everyone for all their hard work. 

Purple Mash:

As part of our work on e-safety, Y6 have been creating games using 2DIY3D on Purple Mash which convey an e-safety message within them. Have a look at the screenshots below to see a few examples.

We have been discussing staying safe online. As part of this we have been thinking about being share aware and have written our own radio scripts. 

Recording of our radio scripts.

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Anti bullying week

We have discussed how we are all unique and equal this week. Then designed an anti bullying poster. 

 

All different, all equal

Black History Month!

Year 6 have been learning about the times before slavery was abolished and how black citizens were treated. They then took part in a fact retrieval hunt around school grounds to discover the names of famous black sporting heroes and what they have achieved throughout their life and careers. Pupils then created a biography on a chosen athlete, explaining why we celebrate Black History Month and what their chosen person is remembered or known for.

Get safe online.

We have looked at staying safe online this week and have reminded ourselves that passwords are like pants and should not be shared with strangers and should also be changed regularly! Have a look at the link below to test your own passwords!

Anti-bullying

Year 6 watched a short production about anti-bullying. There were shown a variety of scenes and were able to discuss how the characters were feeling and how they could have made the situation better. All children were able to vote with their feet to decide the outcome of the production. 

Our pupil voice

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