The Great Science Share

The Great Science Share

 

On Tuesday (18th June) a select few children had the chance to display the amazing science that we have learnt and show it to other teachers and children from other primary schools. 

It was almost like everyone stopped and stared when we entered their hall.  As I glanced around, I could see all these fantastic displays of science experiments, each on different.  We took it in turns to explain our display and if I’m honest, my favourite part of the day was seeing all of the faces light up when they came to our table! 

I believe that if there is a Science Fair next year, our school would gladly tag along.

 

Kacey

6MJ

 

DogsTrust Visit

Today 6MJ had a visit from the DogsTrust.

With the help of Winnie the Pug, the children were told about the work of the DogsTrust and how to adopt a dog.  We also learnt about how to be safe around dogs which included being able to interpret their behaviour and how to behave ourselves in order to stay safe.

Everybody learnt something new and we were all very taken with Winnie.

Miss Judge

 

Fairtrade Footballs!

Today 6MJ were very lucky to experience a football workshop with two members of the charity LeedsDCE (Hannah and Megan).
During this workshop we experienced making footballs and learning how, and where, footballs are made. Footballs were made in a country near India named Pakistan. In Pakistan footballs are made in many different ways for example, some footballs are hand stitched and use glue and some footballs are made by using sewing machines, but all footballs are made in a factory.
In Pakistan people who made footballs were not allowed to work at home since there may be children there and it is apparent that it is unsafe for children to be in a place where footballs are being made.
Some people may think that Fairtrade footballs are not a thing, but surprisingly they are. Fairtrade footballs are used because many people who make footballs are not getting paid fairly for example, people who clean the footballs would get twice the amount of money compared to the people who stitch the footballs and that is nowhere near fair!
We were told how Fairtrade are trying to make the manufacture of footballs fairer.
Simrath 6MJ
 

Parentmail Friday 18th May

Well done every body! I am so proud of all Year 6 for their hard work, effort and above all cheerful attitude this week.  They all took their SATs tests in a very calm and business like way – an excellent example to the rest of the school.

We still of course continue to work hard now to prepare for High School and Year 7.

On completion of the SATs the children have been working on their writing, art, French and computing skills. Well done Ayush in 6SK for an excellent maths game that was so quick and challenging that it got me a little flustered when I had to play it!

A few weeks ago some of the children completed a challenging Maths test administered by the UK Maths Trust – it really was quite difficult.   Congratulations to all who participated and in particular to Alex O who has qualified for the next round against others in the country.  Oscar and Benjamin achieved silver and Isobel D a bronze.  Zain and Jasmine also did well.

Attendance has of course been excellent this week – which shows that it is possible every week – so please can that continue next week and onwards.

A reminder please that children are expected to wear black shoes to school, as this is part of our school uniform.

Could you please remind the children that they are not allowed to bring in their own footballs to play with at break and lunchtime – we have activities and equipment provided in school.

Homework – the children deserve a weekend off homework – however there is always reading to do and also any tasks that the children choose to complete in their voluntary homework books – write a description of the Royal carriage or design a wedding dress!?…

The hoodies have arrived and I will be sorting and distributing these next week.   The children are then allowed to wear these for the remainder of the school year if they chose to.

Please continue with Robinwood payments, as the trip is coming ever closer.

Also not to forget the Pizza afternoon that Mr Moore has kindly offered for Year 6 on Tuesday afternoon – thanks also to Mrs Bentley and Mrs Walker for that.

Triathlon – Zain, Alex O and Isobel D – remember your kit for the Triathlon on Monday.

On Wednesday the class have the exciting opportunity of working on some drama with the Blah’s. This is in preparation for starting the rehearsals of our end of term production – watch this space for more information!

Some children have brought home letters asking for permission for them to help with the Reception new parents evening for Mrs Willis. Please sign and return.  The evening is on Thursday 24th May and the children  will be required from 6.15 p.m until 8.00 p.m

Lastly, it was lovely to see everyone looking relaxed in their own clothes today, have a good weekend – enjoy the wedding (if you are interested!)

Miss Judge

 

SATs Revision

Extra Revision

Maths:

Multiplying Two Fractions:

Video Tutorial:

Dividing a Fraction by a Whole number:

Video Tutorial:

Writing:

Using the ‘Google’ Technique we spoke about earlier, describe this picture in the comments section below:

 

Skating and resilience!

Year 6 had a visit from Jenna Downing on Monday who is a gold medal winning in-line skater. We started the afternoon with an inspirational talk from her where she outlined how hard she had worked to get where she is now.  She also emphasised how she had had to pick herself up after various knock- backs to carry on doing what she loved to do.

The children then had a session of skating in the hall, with all the appropriate safety equipment.

It was a brilliant afternoon of fun and learning how to be resilient and to persevere against the odds. Some of us found it easier than others!