Some Year 6 children spent their charms on a baking experience. They really enjoyed making triple chocolate chip cookies with Miss Parkes. They tasted delicious.
Year 6 enjoyed reading ‘Perfectly Norman’ by Tom Percival and thinking about what makes us perfectly individual.
For International Mother-Tongue Languages Day, we got into small groups, chose one of our mother-tongue languages and made an interactive lesson for our peers to learn some of our language. We made our own matching games, colour by numbers sheets, maths number sheets and even brought in and shared hot naan bread, it smelt and tasted beautiful and we really enjoyed our afternoon!
Jen came in to teach the drama and dance group a new routine for our upcoming performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We were really inventive and came up with some stunning ideas and shapes of our own. Well done drama and dance group!
6L have received two more replies to the letters they posted campaign for the plight of the slow loris. Both Zenab and Ryan have now had replies from local councillors, one of which has passed it on to an MP.
Well done you two!
International Mother Language Day is on the 21st February 2019. Mrs Williams told us about her grandfather's home language, which was Lithuanian. We then prepared a presentation about our own experiences of heritage, languages and culture. We presented these to our peers and learned a lot from each other.
We discovered that the following languages are spoken in 6C: Austrian, Spanish, Mirpur, Arabic, Urdu, Romanian, Russian, Pashto, Punjabi, Italian, Walof, Albanian, English, Hungarian, Dari, Lithuanian, Greek, German and Thai.
On Monday 11th February 12 Y5 and 6 pupils took part in a debating competition alongside five other primary schools. We won one of the competitions, which was against a team that finished 5th nationwide last year.
Mrs Williams and Mrs Cassidy accompanied the pupils and were incredibly proud of their determination, oracy skills, confidence and excellent behaviour.
We are excited about upcoming competitions!
Years 5 and 6 had some visitors from the Parent Zone to speak to us about digital resilience and how to stay safe online. We were told about ‘fake news’ and learnt how to spot websites with misleading or fake content. We also learnt that if a site or app we are on doesn’t have a report button, we can always report anything inappropriate or unsafe to CEOP an online policing company.
Zayaan wrote a letter to the RSPCA and tweeted them in support of their campaign about the primate pet trade; they have written back to encourage him to continue with his work. We’re all really proud!
All members of year 6 wrote to different people, charities and companies to raise awareness of the pet trade of primates. We are hoping for more replies!
Please see the photos, of Zayaan’s tweet, letter, reply and goodies!