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Curriculum Information - Summer Term 1

 

Please take a look at the attached document below to find out what we will be learning about during next term in our topic based on 'Gallery Rebels'.

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British Heart Foundation

Monday 26th March

 

As part of their 'Innovate' stage for their current Cornerstones topic, year 6 held an Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The children thoroughly enjoyed a competitive afternoon of dodgeball, in which they had all been sponsored to take part in.

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We have raised £405 so far for the British Heart Foundation.

A huge thank you from us all for your support and generous donations!

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Sport Relief

Friday 23rd March

 

Today we have all been in our sports kit to raise money for Sport Relief. The children had an exciting assembly about the all the work the charity does and how the money raised goes towards helping others. Mrs Sharma also held two sporting competitions during assembly, which then ended with a song and dance! Children also enjoyed participating in different activities in the arena. 

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British Heart Foundation

Thursday 22nd March

 

Year 6 have been practising their dodgeball skills ahead of next week's 'Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament' for The British Heart Foundation.

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Science

Tuesday 20th March

 

As part of British Science Week, year 6 learnt about the famous scientist, Marie Curie. She is best known for discovering two new elements (radium and polonium) and for developing the use of x-rays and radiation. The children wrote a biography about her life and created their own models of an x-ray image.

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British Heart Foundation

Innovate

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

As part of their 'Innovate' stage for their current Cornerstones topic, year 6 are taking part in an Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This week children have taken home sponsorship forms for the tournament taking place Monday 26th March. The sponsorship money raised will help the BHF to save and improve the lives of children with heart conditions. Our school will also benefit from this as we get to keep 20% of the money raised to spend on resources to help with your child's education.

The BHF rely on the generosity of families to help them continue with their vital work, so please do support your child by asking your relatives, friends and work colleagues to sponsor them.

Thank you for your support!

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Blood Heart

Wednesday 14th March

 

This week year six learnt about the components of blood by making their own artificial blood samples!

How many components can you identify?

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Blood Heart

Friday 9th March

 

The children are continuing to impress us with their fantastic homework projects!

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PSHE - No Outsiders

Thursday 8th March

 

During PSHE, the children read a book called 'The Island'. When the people of the Island discovered a man and a raft washed ashore, they were reluctant to take him in. The villagers immediately rejected him because he was different - he did not look like them. But they could not send him back to the sea as he would surely perish. Instead, they put him aside but even that did not solve their problem. Gradually the islanders realised that the man needed food and help, but the very thought of it brought out their prejudices. Fearful to the point of delusional paranoia, the islanders locked him in a goat pen, refused him work, and fed him scraps. As their fears progressed into hatred, they forced him into the sea.

Children discussed their thoughts on prejudices and racism and how racist behaviour could be challenged.
 

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Blood Heart

Monday 5th March

 

Today we began our new Cornerstones topic, Blood Heart. Children learnt about the different parts of the heart and their functions by dissecting a lamb's heart!

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As part of their homework projects, children have created some fantastic and very detailed models of the human heart!

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World Book Day

Thursday 1st March

 

We celebrated World Book Day today by coming into school today dressed up as our favourite book characters.

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To support World Book Day we had a visit from poet, Sara Hirsch.

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She also held a poetry workshop with some children where they created metaphors using the five senses.  

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Well done to our best dressed winners, Aliya (6H), Saima (6S) and Aleena (6SS)! 

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Curriculum Information - Spring 2

 

Please take a look at the attached document below to find out what we will be learning about during this half term in our topic based on 'Blood Heart'.

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Computing

15th/16th February

 

During this half-term we have been designing and creating our own webpages using HTML codes. We based our webpages on our current topic, Frozen Kingdom. Children had to use complex <a href="..."> coding and <img/> tags in order to format their webpages editing the colours of text and background as well as inserting an image.

 

Take a look at some of the children's websites below!

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Winter Olympics: Cycling to London

Friday 9th February

 

Children from years 2 to 6 took part in an exciting and unforgettable school competition, which involved cycling continuously for 90 minutes to reach London.

Check back soon to see the total distance travelled! no

 

 

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Tuesday 6th February

 

Today year 6 learnt about the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). They are amazing, luminous streams of light that appear in the sky in the Northern parts of the Earth caused by cosmic rays from the Sun's solar winds. The children used watercolours to produce some fantastic paintings based on the Aurora Borealis.

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Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 6th February

 

This year's Safer Internet Day celebrations took place on Tuesday with a theme of  “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. We considered how the internet can help people work together to make a positive difference both online and offline. Children took part in an activity explaining how emojis can both help and hinder their online communication.

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Health & Hygiene

Wednesday 31st January

 

Year 6 had a visit from the school nurse and discussed the importance of dental hygiene.

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UNICEF Assembly

Friday 26th January

 

Today we had a celebration assembly to celebrate all the work the children have done towards our UNICEF Award.  We were joined by parents and the local MP, Liam Byrne. Our head boy and girl led the assembly and children in year 6 read out letters they had written about the refugee plight in Syria.

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Frozen Kingdom

Week beginning 22nd January

 

Year 6 have been very busy this week researching and finding out a lot of information about the continent of Antarctica. The children went on a fun fact hunt where they compared information about the polar regions of the Antarctic and the Arctic.

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English

Week beginning 15th January

 

This week year 6 were reading the story of 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill. This true story tells us how Ernest Shackleton and his crew managed to survive crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica. In their English lessons, the children have been carrying out research into their chosen job roles in order to write a letter of application to become a member of Shackleton's crew!

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No Outsiders

Wednesday 17th January

 

Toda we read the book called 'My Princess Boy' written by Cheryl Kilodavies. It was based on a true story where the mother (Cheryl) tells a tale of a 4 year old boy who happily expresses himself by dressing up. The young boy was her son, Dyson, who loves the colour pink and sparkly things. His mother was worried he may become a target for bullies so tried to discourage him. She has now published a picture book about how there is nothing wrong with the way he chooses to dress. 

This book teaches us about acceptance and promoting diversity. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and prejudice.

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Friendship Day

Thursday 11th January

 

Year 6 created a paper chain that contained all the qualities of a fantastic friend. The children also created pledges of kindness to show ten ways they can show kindness each day.

 

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." - Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Frozen Kingdom

Tuesday 9th January

 

This week year six began their Cornerstones topic, Frozen Kingdom.

As part of the 'Engage' stage of our new topic, the children explored the properties of an iceberg.

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We also received some fantastic homework projects that the children had completed during half term.

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Curriculum Information - Spring 1

 

Please take a look at the attached document below to find out what we will be learning about during this half term in our topic based on 'Frozen Kingdom'.

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