Reach Out!

This week was Anti-Bullying Week and the theme for this year was ‘Reach Out’. We began our week by wearing odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique. We discussed how we can reach out to others and do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes. We designed posters with these important messages.

This week was also World Nursery Rhyme Week. We all agree in Year 6, you are never too old to enjoy a nursery rhyme! We enjoyed sharing our favourites including ‘A mouse lived in a windmill’, ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea’.

We have been sharing poetry from the First World War in our English lessons. We have examined different literary devices including personification, alliteration, the use of repetition and onomatopoeia. Inspired by the WWI poets John McCrae, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg, we collected powerful vocabulary and composed our own war poems.

Continuing the theme of remembrance, in our Art lesson we read John McCrae’s well-known poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ and created our own artwork of remembrance. The individual pieces are rather beautiful and poignant.

Science or magic? The power of refraction! In Science, we learnt that refraction is when a light wave changes direction as it moves from one transparent material to another. We had fun using our new knowledge to watch pencils appear to bend and break in water and watch arrows appear to change direction when placed behind a glass of water! We also learnt that a good use of refraction is making jewels and diamonds appear super sparkly!

In Maths, we put fractions through their paces. We have been adding and subtracting fractions by exchanging integers and by converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. We then used our different methods to solve fraction word problems.

Est-ce que tu aimes le français? Oui, j’adore le français parce que c’est facile! In our French lesson we practised writing about the subjects we learn at school, adding connectives and adjectives to our sentences. Bon travail tout la monde!

And to finish the week…Crazy Hair Day! To celebrate and raise money for Children in Need day, we styled our hair to perfection! What a fine bunch we are – Pudsey Bear would be proud!

Have a great weekend everyone!