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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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