Monthly Archives: October 2018

CISV opportunities for Y6s

Please see the letter below from  Beth Turton on behalf of CISV Sheffield.

Dear Parent/Carer,

CISV or Childrens International Summer Villages is a charity founded over sixty years ago. Its purpose is to educate and inspire action for a more just and peaceful world. CISV fosters the development of cooperation, friendly relationships, effective communication and leadership skills – irrespective of cultural backgrounds.

We have places for children aged eleven years to attend International Summer Villages in China and Canada next summer 2019. Many children from Sheffield have benefited from the experiences of these villages in the forty years we have been sending delegates to them.

The primary aim of CISV is to allow young people to learn about each other, make new friends and enjoy activities with them and it is also an educational opportunity that benefits children’s future development.

You may wish to note the following points about CISV:

– CISV has neither political nor religious affiliations

– International Villages last for four weeks. Each one is staffed by CISV members and hosts up to twelve delegations from various countries.

– A delegation consists of two boys and two girls who must be eleven but not twelve at the time of travel, accompanied by an adult CISV leader. All CISV leaders are fully DBS checked, and CISV has an extensive safeguarding policy.

– CISV participation is more than just a holiday and includes preparations for a Village.

– Accommodation and hospitality are provided by CISV, travel costs by the parents.

– CISV Sheffield retains the right to decide which children shall be selected as delegates and which Village they will attend

If your child would like to be considered for one of our Villages next summer, please come to the information evenings held on Sunday 25th November and the following Sunday, 2nd December at Beauchief Baptist Church, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield S8 0EY from 6-8pm. The first Sunday will be an opportunity for parents to find out more about a CISV

Village experience and what it involves and for your child to learn a bit more about what goes on at a village camp through games, activities and a chat.

More information about CISV programmes can be found at and you can check out our new Facebook group CISV Sheffield

Yours faithfully,

Beth Turton on behalf of CISV Sheffield

Collective Worship – The Love of God

Two boys in our class led us in a lovely collective worship on Wednesday which was all about God’s love for us.

We had a reading from Corinthians about what love is and then sang one of the songs from The Oaks to finish so that we would take the key message home with us.

Thanks Boys!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Special Science Visitor

On Wednesday, we had a brilliant visitor who came to tell us all about Airbus A380. John Roberts was the chief engineer who developed the Airbus. He showed us how forces, such as air resistance and gravity, are in action when the the plane is in the air. We also saw how forces are in action on F1 cars!

Thanks very much John! And thanks to Eliza’s dad for organising the visit.

Collective Worship

Today we did our collective worship and the topic was the four core valves. today we decided to read 2 quotes from the old testament . Then we made a wish box and had to put in it our wishes to live out those core values.  At the end of the year we will read them out and see if we have succeeded in doing them.

Super Spinners

Yesterday, Y6 investigated the forces in action on a paper spinner.

First, the children used question stem cards to think of their own questions about spinners and then they sorted their questions into the types of enquiry that would be needed to find the answer.


Using our Super Hero boards to sort our questions into types of enquiry.

After this, we all agreed to investigate if the length of the wings affected the time taken for the spinner to hit the floor. It did! We found out that by reducing the length of the wings we had reduced the amount of surface area and so there was less air resistance.