Cheerdance – final lesson!

We have spent the last few weeks learning the basic dance moves. Today each group performed their dance for the rest of the class. The children have put together some amazing dance routines.

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Y6 Trench Re-enactment

As the grand finale to our WW1 topic, this morning we re-enacted the trenches on the junior playground!

The children carefully planned what to do and the equipment we would need. We used tables for trenches and upturned chairs for barbed wire. We made dummy heads and bayonets using cardboard tubes and boxes. Everyone had their own kit bag. Both trenches had a dressing station too.

When the commanding officer shouted ‘Stand to’ and blew the whistle, the soldiers went ‘over the top’ and into No-Man’s-Land.

Everyone enjoyed the experience. I have to say that the soldiers were not very attentive towards the injured though!

Amazing Animals and their Adaptations

Y6 are using their knowledge of adaptations to create their own amazing animals which are perfectly suited to their environments.

Below are the models so far. We are beginning to use the iPads to make our own movies to explain their adaptations to you. We hope to share these in the next few weeks.

Key adaptation – camouflage
Key adaptation – Spiky tail for protection from predators

Crucial Crew

Today Y6 went to Crucial Crew. The trip was aimed at showing us how to be a responsible person as we get ready for secondary school. We were shown the possible hazards we might face, precautions we could take to be safe, how to be an independent person and the responsibilities we need to understand by law.

One of the activities we did involved acting out a court case. We got to see what a magistrates trial looked like and even saw the inside of a prison cell.

We were taken into a garden , where a bin was on fire. We were told to stand there and wait. Suddenly a woman appeared and explained to us that we had been tricked us into arson and trespassing. She explained to us about how dangerous it was setting fire to things like bins when we didn’t  know what we were in them.

Other activities we did included learning how to be safe on the bus. We also learnt how to cross roads safely (without headphones in or messing with phones!). We revised what we had done about Cyber bullying and even learnt some first aid!

All Y6 were an absolute credit to the school and to their parents today. The presenters all commented on the children’s behavior and engagement in the sessions. We were very proud to be with them.

Very well done Y6!

 

    

Advent Prayers

As part of our Advent preparations, we will be holding simple Advent prayer services in our classroom at the end of each day.

We have been really impressed with the Collective Worship services that the children have planned and led so far this half term and so we have asked that they each take it in turns to lead us in prayer and reflection as part of our preparations for Christmas.  Each child has been allocated a day and a theme. The timetable for this is on the whiteboard in the Y6 classroom.
If you would like to join us on the day that your child is leading the service, please let us know either in person or by emailing one of us directly. We would love you to join us. The services will be held at 3.10 each day.