Microbits in Year 6

Microbits in Year 6

The Year 6 children have been having lots of fun using their Microbits in computing. They have made electronic name labels, emojis and today, they created their own step counters. Fantastic work, Year 6! Keep it up!

Studying Unity in Year 6

Studying Unity in Year 6

Year 6 have been talking a lot about unity in class and, in RE, being in communion with Jesus. We read holy scripture and learnt that in his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul explains how although we are all different, we may all be one with Jesus Christ through the gifts we have been given. We chose the hymn, ‘Bind us together Lord’ to practise and perform liturgical dances in groups. Our moves and freeze-frames were used to show how Jesus brings together many different people with different gifts into union with God and eachother.

Year 6 Times Tables

Year 6 Times Tables

We have been working to improve speed and accuracy in our times tables recently. After some practise, we held a class competition against the teachers and Vinnie, Eliza and Hannah topped the league table as the most valuable players. Well done to everyone who took part. A rematch will be needed soon!

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya

Year 6 looked at some images of ancient Maya ruins this week- some of which were used for religious worship, sacrifices and socialising. We spent time discussing what the buildings might once have been used for, and why they might have been important to the Maya people. We made predictions about what we thought the ruins once were and had to use evidence to support our points. We then were given information cards about each one, and were challenged with matching them up to the correct building. Many of us gave very strong arguments in support of our predictions, that were almost exactly correct!

Keeping Safe

Keeping Safe

This week we were reminded of the importance of wearing the correct safety equipment whilst taking-part in outside activities. We talked about hazards we might face, such as: pedestrians, pets out walking and street furniture like benches and bins. We were shocked to think that we could crash because of other things in our way as much as our own riding. We heard the story of someone who had crashed whilst riding their bicycle and, although their helmet had been badly damaged, they (and most importantly their head!) were thankfully okay. We looked closely at the damage crashes can cause to helmets and realised how important it is to wear one! We even got to try one on and learnt to fit them to our own size.

Buddy playtime

Buddy playtime

On Friday we spent time with our Year 6 buddies. We got to go on the big yard! We played hide and seek, went on the climbing frame and raced against our Year 6 friends.