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Week Commencing 17th January 2022

In Science we have been learning how light travels and reflects. To consolidate our learning, we tried to make a periscope. 

 

You will have heard the phrase 'How many people does it take to change a light-bulb?'

 

This was more - How many Year 6s does it take to make a periscope? 

 

It turns out that it takes 41 pupils and 4 adults to make just 4 periscopes! Thank goodness for Mrs Bunyan who kept us all on track 😀

 

We had a lot of fun trying to make them and proved that it really is possible to see round corners when we used the finished product.

 

Here are some photos of what we learnt about angles of incidence and reflection and how we used our periscopes.

Week Commencing 3rd January 2022

This week 6PB have started their new history unit and have spent the first part of the lesson looking at our incredible new timeline in the playground. After finding the Victorian era, they particularly enjoyed discovering that we are already on the timeline and have become a part of history!

Week Commencing 13th December 2021

This week, the Year 6’s all had a great time at the school disco enjoying some of the old classics with their teachers!
Thanks for all of your support this term - we hope you have a lovely festive break and look forward to seeing you all in January!

Week Commencing 6th December 2021

This week in English, we have been writing emotive diary entries about an old man who is left alone for Christmas. This piece of work was among the most moving pieces of work in the whole class. 

Week Commencing 29th November 2021

This week 6PB have taken on the role of forecasters. After watching the BBC weather report for Britain, they then had a go at reporting the weather for Mexico. Some groups were fantastic at engaging the audience through their humorous reporting style, whilst others were able to include a wealth of information about how the climate impacts the weather in certain regions!

Week Commencing 22nd November 2021

This week 6PB have been making our Christmas wreath! The children were amazing at making their pom pom reindeers and we are really pleased with the result!

Week Commencing 15th November 2021

This week has been an adventurous one for all of Year 6 as we switched to a brief spell of home learning.
The resilience of all the children was truly astonishing and we are very proud of how well they adapted and dealt with the children.
Thank you also to all the parents who supported us in keeping the children safe at such short notice, your efforts are, as usual, very appreciated.

I was impressed with so much work this week but this piece of work completed remotely was an absolute delight to read as a response to someone who had experienced peer pressure and sougth advice from an agony aunt...


 

To Chloe,

It has caught my awareness that you have recently been experiencing peer pressure. I am thankful that you have reached out to me about this so I'll be able to help you with this problem that you have experienced. 

 

I understand how you may be feeling at this moment, but that’s why I'm here and I'm going to help you feel better and I'm going to educate you about this problem hopefully solving this issue. Generally, this complication you are dealing with is called peer pressure. Peer pressure is mainly when someone dares you to do something you either want to or don't want to do/participate in. If you know you do not want to do this or it can be dangerous: I advise you to not agree to doing it, no matter what. 

 

Firstly, if you see other people –older or younger- do this challenge and it looks painful then I advise you not to take part as you have seen what the outcomes can possibly be to others and even yourself. You are right that you are under 13 and you shouldn't be on this platform, this is mostly for your safety. Along with that, I have read that your friends call you a 'chicken' until you post it which, of course is offensive. It doesn't matter who calls you anything what matters is that you don’t do anything that can harm or endanger you. Would you rather be in pain by a challenge and not be called any names or be called a name and stay safe and healthy? This is why I strongly recommend you to not complete this task as you could get sick form doing the ghost pepper challenge. 

 

Finally, if you cannot think of any ways to say no to peer pressure I'll show you many ways to do so. Firstly, the main thing you need is confidence. It does not matter if you'll be laughed at, all that matters is staying safe. You can suggest to do something else instead that will remove the dare from the situation. You could also straight up say no to them and try find new and more suitable friends for you. If you do need someone to communicate with, you can speak with an adult for e.g. a teacher, your parent, siblings or even trusted friends. 

 

Thank you for reaching out to me and I hope that this problem will be solves as quick as possible. 

                                           - From agony aunt. 

Week Commencing 8th November 2021

In 6PB this week, our focus in English has been around creating suspense within our writing. After getting to understand the features of a suspense narrative, we had a go at creating our own setting descriptions using the techniques learnt. These are some examples of our work!

Week Commencing 1st November 2021

This week in science we created circuits, using equipment to make a bulb light up.

Not only were we able to create simple and series circuits, but we were also able to move onto a harder circuit called a parrallell circuit!

Week Commencing 20th September 2021

This week, 6PB have been understanding the key components that make up our blood. Using a range of everyday food to represent the four key parts, the children were able to create their own!

Week Commencing 13th September 2021

Over the past two weeks class 6PB have been looking at the impact the wives of Henry VIII had on his reign. A huge well done to one member of the class who has done some incredible extra research at home! This has been displayed on our history display and her extra knowledge has really helped others in the class to learn more about Henry’s life - particularly his jousting accident. I hope others become just as inspired to go above and beyond and do the same!

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