Chess Challenge!

On Monday Fearnville Primary School in Bradford came to challenge Year 6 to play chess.  It was a great afternoon,  with lots of concentration and deep thought.  Benjamin, Chloe and Alex O. did extremely well and managed to win all their games.

Leavers Service at Leeds Minster

On Wednesday we went to the annual Leavers’ Service at Leeds Minster.  It was lovely to have some time out to sit in church and think about our lives and moving onto High School – the next stage of our lives.

This year’s theme was  ‘Yesterday, Today, Forever’ recalling that God is unchanging and is with us at all times and stages in our lives, whether we recognise it or not.

The Bible uses the imagery of light to remind people of God’s presence, love and care. It is also a symbol of hope in times of uncertainty or difficulty.

 

Through the Leavers’ Services we explored:

YESTERDAY:    Children’s life and growth through primary school, especially the people who have been influential, memories that will be cherished, achievements and character formation that have made a difference in their lives and that have enabled them to grow into the people they are and will become.

 TODAY:     Recognising the anticipation / sadness / fears / hopes as the children prepare to move on to high school.  

FOREVER:  Looking to the future with confidence, faith and hope. What will we take with us? What gives us confidence? What are those things that really matter and will be ‘lasting’?

The service gave us time for reflection – the we then had some time in the gardens looking at the words on the grave stones – the dates and stories whilst we waited for the replacement bus that had broken down!

MIss Judge

 

Big Bang Science Fair

Yesterday, ten pupils from 6MJ and 6SK went to the Big Bang Science Fair in Doncaster.  However, we were not the only school going to the fair, we were joined by Brodetsky, Alwoodley and Allerton High.

When we arrived in Doncaster , I was surprised that there were so many science projects.  I was so excited that I wanted to try them all.  The first project that we made was an aeroplane.  We worked in groups of three and four.  Our first step was to design the plane.  Next we had to get a piece of foam board and cut out our design.  After, we constructed our plane design, putting all the pieces together.  Finally, we tested our plane and let it fly.

Later that day the sun was scorching even more, so the teachers decided that we would all have something from the ice cream van.  We all sat in the shade, racing our cars that we made in another project.

Sadly, a few hours later it was time to leave.

Taiya

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