This morning, Year 6 were treated to an exciting morning of Spanish at the Reach Free school. The Year 7 children at the school led four different activities for our children to experience. Year 6 were engaged and focussed on all the different activities and showed tremendous risk taking by having a go at the new and unfamiliar vocabulary. The children commented, “I learnt that Spanish is hard but fun so this was a great chance to learn.” and “I loved today. I never thought I would enjoy Spanish but I love it. I am glad I got the opportunity.” What did you enjoy? What did you learn?
Today in assembly Key Stage 2 were presented with an emotion graph from Ms Thanki. They noticed how it only contained negative emotions. Ms Thanki shared some ideas about the graph . . .
“Its something I do most days”
“I do this after school but not before school”
“Sometimes I do it on my own and sometimes I do it with my family.”
“It something I enjoy but I notice how it is having a negative impact on my brain.”
Each class have been given an envelope with questions to discuss. What do you think?
- Should children have televisions in their bedroom?
- What is too much television?
- How does television affect children’s brains?
Today, children in Year 6 have enjoyed their first full day of activities ranging from raft building, survivor, vertical challenge, giant swing, sensory trail and Jacob’s ladder. All the children showed great risk taking and set themselves goals of what they wanted to achieve. Lots of happy children this evening.
An enjoyable afternoon playing out in the sun, followed by a delicious dinner and ending with cake for Albie’s birthday and Capture the Flag activity. All the children are now tucked up in bed as teachers wait for silence.
What a way to celebrate our ‘show-off’ week! Year 6 showed fantastic collaboration and perseverance during their Bake Off competition and all the judges were pleasantly surprised with the presentation, taste and texture!
Year 6 – What skills did you learn?
This afternoon, Year 6, were given the question: Which biscuit is the best dunker?
They spent time looking at the texture and dimensions before testing the range of biscuits in the hot chocolate.
They tested: Party Rings, Chocolate Digestives, Digestives, Custard Creams, Bourbon, Fruit Shortcake, Fox’s crunch, Rich Tea and Oreo’s.
Which do you think was the best biscuit to dunk and why?
This morning, Year 6 have designed and begun creating SPAG board games to support their SPAG revision. The children have been extremely reflective and have thought about the aspect of SPAG they find challenging. Using this, they have researched and asked for support on the particular area of SPAG. We are looking forward to playing these board games in the coming few days!
Year 6, what mathematical skills did you have to use in creating the board games?