This week we have been looking at the different types of bullying that can occur. We have also looked at bullying that happened during Victorian times.
The children were shocked to find out that children, in Victorian times, were made to face the wall and wear a ‘dunces’ just because they were slow learners or unable to keep up with their peers. This was seen as a form of verbal bullying.
Adheer could not believe that children could be humiliated in this way. He was also shocked to find out that children were physically bullied and made to do jobs they didn’t want to do.
We also looked at Homophobia and through discussion children understood that it was another form of bullying and unacceptable.
We discussed that people have used graffiti and signs as a form of visual bullying through the years and this has also been seen as being unacceptable.
Erica made reference to this by pointing out the signs which were used by the Nazis during World War II.
The children now have a better understanding of bullying and that it can occur in different forms
Year 6 have had a successful half term and have enjoyed new learning .
The children took part in maths week, were writing narratives about mechanical animals and even performed poetry. Science was enjoyable too as they got to make parallel circuits and create a light celebration.
The children are eagerly awaiting their letters from their International school in India.
This week in year 6 we were looking at using measures in the work place .We looked at how a hairdresser uses ratio when preparing hair colour. The children made hair colour using given ratio, costed hair treatments from given facts and converted measures. The parent workshop was fun with parents working with ratio.
At last the Arctic animals and lighthouses are complete.The children thought hard about their end designs. If they were not able to light it up then they had to problem solve and find the break in the circuit. The children were able to follow their design brief and select appropriate electrical materials to complete their circuit.
Year 6 have now made International links with a school in India.
We have send letters to the school via post and eagerly await their replies. For our display we researched India,made fact files, found about daily life in India through watching video clips. In art we made Mehndi patterns for both boys and girls.
This week in Year 6 have been looking at Self-Control as one of the Fruits of the Spirit.
We looked at the definition of self-control and how we could best display it. We set up some scenarios and carried out some role play. We also discussed the time when Jesus was tempted in the Wilderness and showed an abundance of self-control.
It has been great to have the children back this week, they seem so keen and focused. We were excited to hear we had an International link with a school in India. Today, we have been working hard writing letters to our new friends in India. They also watched a video on New Dehli,the children were keen to make comparisons.
This was a momentous day for Year 6. The children took part in their graduation ceremony and were very emotional and proud when telling of their fond memories of the times at St Clement’s.
We moved swiftly onto our class production ‘ Robin and the Nechells Hoodies’ It was a super performance with all the children enjoying their new found acting roles. The children sung beautifully too and the parents were very impressed.
Well done Year 6, you were a credit to yourselves ,the staff and your family. We wish you every success in your Secondary Schools.
On Monday, Year 6 took part in the Leavers service in St Martin’s Church,Bullring, Birmingham.
The children had to share in a service with other children from Year 6 classes through out the borough. They celebrated differences and being accepted for who they are. Each child had to make a name card and glasses that reflected their personality.
During Health Week, Year 6 invited parents to join them in a workshop checking and measuring pulse rates before exercise, after exercise and then again resting. We came into the classroom and compared results using a line graph. We also asked questions from our data.
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