This year for Anti-bullying week, the theme was 'Change starts with us'. In keeping with the theme 6W made pledges at the beginning of the week for something positive they could do, throughout the week, that could start to make some small changes. Some ideas were 'I will talk to someone on the playground I wouldn't normally talk to', 'I will ask someone to play with me if they are on their own' and 'I will make sure I'm kind to people'.
We also created some of our own poems about anti-bullying.
This year for Black History, year 6 focused on Political Figures: Martin Luther King, Barac Obama and Paul Boateng. 6W researched these influential people to write their own biographies and create their own portraits. Additionally, in celebration of black history all of year 6 have been dancing with Miss Ringwood to African music - we even had a little dance off to end the week! Here is 6W dancing to 'Shosholoza'
6W are very proud to announce that we have a British Wrestling Champion in our class - VALENTINE!
Over the weekend Valentine traveled to Peterborough to fight 4 opponents in his age category of 10-12 years old and won all 4 matches!!
Here he is rightly showing off his kit and gold medal - well done Valentine, what a great achievement!
For the past few weeks we have been looking at homophones and near homophones. This weeks spellings are:
6W have had a great start to the new school year! We have got stuck into some really challenging concepts in maths (what is a million?!), writing newspaper reports in English and learning about World War Two through our History and Guided Reading lessons, where we share and discuss different information texts and narratives such as our class book 'Goodnight Mister Tom'.
P.E. days are Tuesday (Gym) and Wednesday (Outdoor)
Homework- Children are expected the practise their times tables regularly through school websites such as Timestable Rockstars and spellings will be given on a Monday with a mini test on Friday. Occasionally, there will be additional pieces to support other foundation subjects.
RE focus: Why do people believe or not believe in God?
Today, in year 6 we have been learning about beliefs, faiths and non faiths.
We learnt three new words: theist, agnostic and atheist.
We are carrying out research and need your help. Can you answer these three questions for us so we can gain a greater understanding of the wider community's views?
1. What do you think when you think of the word God?
2. When would you (if ever) turn to God?
3. What does God mean to you?