Category Archives: Year 6

Well Being Week…What We Think.

Well Being Week Pupil Voice

Mikaeel Reception – ” All the teachers keep me safe.”

Eliora Reception – ” The cameras on the building help make sure we stay safe.”

Hafsah Year 1 – “We learnt that exercising makes you feel amazing.”

Kye Year 1 – “Exercising give us more energy to do things and keeps us fit.”

Amira Year 2 – “We learnt about being kind to make people feel happy.”

Amaan Year 2 – “I learnt that when you help people you help their feelings.”

Dante Year 3 – “I learnt that deep breathing helps us stay calm.”

Olivia Year 3 – “I learnt lots of ways to keep myself healthy.”

Isaiah Year 4 – “Meditating is a way of staying calm.”

Ayah Year 4 – “I learnt that if my well being is good I am relaxed.”

Codie Year 5 – ” Fake news can be called ‘Clip Bait’ and things like Green Screen and Photo Shop are used to make it.”

Carmen Year 5 – ” Fake news is very bad and is used to spread bad things, make money and to give people the wrong information.”

Shanti Year 6 –  “You should never send inappropriate images – it can ruin your life and others.”

Erica Year 6 – ” I enjoyed learning about how much sleep I should get every night. It was really nice to find this out.”

Well being Year 6

This  week in Year 6 we have been looking at Sexting and how quickly inappropriate images can be spread. We played the ‘BLUE STRING GAME’ which highlighted this. We used a Venn diagram to sort scenarios  into categories: emotional ,social and legal.

We also looked at ways to keep a healthy lifestyle and manage stress levels. This is something we hope to maintain in the lead up to SATs.

Black Country Museum

Today  we visited the BCLM, although it was very cold it was an enjoyable day. We followed the trail of two Victorian children and compared each others lives.  The children found out how coal was  mined and how it was brought to the surface for distribution. They found out how a Toll worked also,  that large families at times were housed together in a tiny house.

Victorian Parlour

Year 6 have turned their reading corner into a Victorian Parlour.  On a Friday we have reading for pleasure and some  children choose to read in the Parlour.

This is an opportunity for children to share books,discuss their likes and dislikes about the book .

Lyla said ” I like that we can choose books and read wherever we like and talk with our friends about the book” The children enjoy this fun way of reading for pleasure.

Year 6 Anti Bullying week: Verbal,Visual, Racism and Homophobia

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

End of Autumn 1

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.

Maths Week

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.

Final electrical circuits

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.

CHILDREN CHAMPIONS

The children have voted and this years Pupil Council and UNICEF representatives have been chosen.

Together they will be called ‘Children Champions’ and will carry out a range of tasks. Firstly, they will be looking at changing the academy’s house point system and designing and calculating cost for a KS2 outdoor classroom. Whilst carrying out these jobs the Champions will also be collecting pupil voice and making sure the views of the students of St. Clements Academy are heard.

Article 12: Every child has the right to express their
views, feelings and wishes in all matters
affecting them, and to have their views
considered and taken seriously. This right
applies at all times, for example during
immigration proceedings, housing decisions
or the child’s day-to-day home life.

Well done to you all.

Year 6 International links

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.