SATS are now over and we are so proud of how hard all of the children have worked. They have worked hard up to the tests and during the actual week they have faced each day with a smile and tried their best. A great start to the day was helped with a lovely breakfast and sunshine. The local Co-op stores generously helped with breakfasts - both with staff to serve and with the food itself.
So proud of all of their hard work and determination. Well done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anti bullying week
We have discussed how we are all unique and equal this week. Then designed an anti bullying poster.
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!
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.