Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural experiences in Year 6
As part of our learning we have been debating Online Safety and its importance. We were very lucky to see lots of replica items as used in the Houses of Parliament and we talked about the way our democratic society is set up. We used these items to help us with our debate, as if we were actually in the House of Commons. Some of us even got to dress up as the Speaker of the House. It helped us to create a balanced argument, to link with writing in Literacy.
We watch BBC Newsround most days and discuss issues from around the world. This allows us time to reflect on events that are happening, thinking about how people may be affected. We understand the importance of keeping up-to-date with current affairs.
As part of our Living Things Science learning we have been outside looking at the trees in our school environment and appreciating the awe and wonder of nature. We were surprised by how many different varieties of trees we had.
Early on in the term, we had a visitor from Anglian Water. He showed us how important water is and how we could consider becoming more water-wise. We spoke about how we are lucky to have fresh water straight from the tap whilst others are less fortunate.
During collective worship we discussed the effects of Hurricane Irma on those living in its path. We saw pictures and news footage of the devastation it caused, helping us to reflect on the impact of nature.
We voted for our Executive School Council. The elected children are: Holly, Alex, Harvey S and Kacie G.
We also elected our Eco-Committee members who will help us to keep our school eco-friendly.
We had a wonderful time at Hilltop, challenging ourselves and working together. It was great experiencing new things and carrying out our learning in a different environment. We were able to reflect on our adventures and say how we were proud of ourselves.
In our PE learning we have been playing mini-games of Tag Rugby. We are learning how to respect others when playing, as well as working as part of a team. We are remembering to encourage our classmates and to show sportsmanship by shaking hands at the end of the game and congratulating each other.
Miss Manning's class are really enjoying learning how to play Tag Rugby in their P.E lessons. We have been developing our accuracy when throwing a rugby ball and are starting to participate in mini games to practise the new rules we have learnt. Here are some photos of us in action!
Science Learning in Year 6
In our science learning we have been finding out about living things and the way they are classified. We used our scientific skills to think of questions to classify firstly some sweets, and then living things.