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 1 have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We know that there are lots of shapes in our environment. We can name the shapes and we can talk about the properties of the shapes. We have been exploring 3D shapes and discovered the 2D shapes that we can see on them. We can see 6 square faces on a cube! We created our 3D shapes using midget gems and cocktail sticks!
Year 5 launched our topic about space by going for a special viewing of the documentary ‘A Beautiful Planet’ in IMAX. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed wearing the 3D glasses, which made the different images look like real life! We’ve learnt lots and had lots of fun!
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.
Year 5 have been putting all their learning in writing and in the Ancient Egyptian topic. We have created non-chronological reports by writing a first draft, then editing and improving. We then published and added labelled diagrams. We also worked in teams to make posters about different aspects of Ancient Egypt as well. We’ve had a lot of fun growing our knowledge and developing our skills.
Here at St. Clement’s Academy we are lucky to work closely with Louise and Robbie our Police Community Support Officers.
Louise and Robbie come into school regularly and teach the pupils a range of lessons from what equipment Police Officers use to dealing with knife crime. Children are also lucky to get ‘Story Time’ with PCSO Robbie, which is enjoyed by them all. The Officers also help in Policing the streets in the community and manage parking outside of the academy. We would like to say “Thank You Louise and Robbie!”
During Maths week Nursery have used the song ‘Five Currant Buns’ as our focus. We have also been learning about the number one and recognising one of different objects.
When our parents came in for our workshop we sang them the song. Then we decorated the currant buns we had made. We counted spoonfuls of icing sugar and drops of water, mixed it together and then put one cherry on the top.
We also made a poster all about the number one.
Finally we cut out currant buns so that we could take them home and sing the song with our families.
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.
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