Year 1 Science

In our Seasonal Changes topic we have been looking at changes in weather and how to protect ourselves from different types of weather. Year 1s had some great ideas of how to protect ourselves with different clothing as well as making different choices such as staying inside or drinking more water to stay hydrated in the heat.

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Year 6 – Peace Week

Today, Year 6 were visited by PCSO Jenkins, PCSO Sayers and PC McKenzie for an interactive workshop addressing and educating the children around knife crime, grooming and general safety. The sessions created great discussion and reflection regarding friendships groups and choices they make. The children have been given Peace packs and booklets along with the Fearless number 0800 555 111 to share with parents and siblings.

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Hunting for evidence

Year 6, today, were hunting for evidence in their text. We knew we were supposed to like one character and dislike another but we wanted to find out how the author had created this effect. The children explored deeply hunting for tiny elements of evidence and were brilliant at proving a point.

“The character is speaking sarcastically and that is never a nice thing to do.”

“The words he chooses to use are not a nice way of asking the question. He is challenging him.”

“This character blocks the doorway and doesn’t show him the room because he thinks that he isn’t clever enough to study there whereas the other character holds the door open for him.”

“The nice character recognises that he is smiling even though his face is disfigured. They understand each other.”

Most of the learning took place through discussion but children recorded some of their ideas. They worked particularly hard on how to present it.

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Bringing a celebration to life!

Year 6 have been inspired by Floella Benjamin’s description of her childhood celebrations to bring their own memories of celebrations to life. As always, they have crafted some beautifully creative sentences. The three children below have continued to work tirelessly to improve their handwriting even though they find it difficult. They are starting to self correct and identify where changes need to be made to their handwriting. Look at the way they have managed to improve their handwriting!

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Year 6 – DT day – Electrical Systems

Year 6 have spent the day designing and making their hand held steady electrical game. We spent the morning analysing and researching what form over function meant. Once deciding on the purpose of the games and who they are making them for the children decided on a key theme. Once designing the bases we explored what shape the copper wire would need to be. This required using one line drawings which took some practice. Once designed the children explored making the circuits to ensure all the equipment was in working order. The final step was creating all the elements. The day required an extreme amount of resilience and perseverance

which was given by all.

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