Cyber Bullying Workshop

Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have some of the A Level students from Chelmer Valley High School come in to do a workshop about cyber bulling and how to stay safe online. They acted out a range of scenarios and advised us how to keep safe online and when using our phones. We then got to play a game outside which involved making decisions about different scenarios we might find ourselves in when using the internet. After that, we were split into two groups; one group created our own drama pieces about different online scenarios and the other group created posters.

Megan K said: “It was fun and it taught us about internet safety which is something that everyone needs to know about.”

Vinni said: “My favourite part was the game we played where we were given a question and we had to decide what the best action was to do.”

A HUGE thank you to the students and staff at Chelmer Valley High School – we had a great afternoon.

What would YOU do if someone added you online that you have never met? What would you do if you started getting messages from an number you did not recognise?

Science Fun Again!

In Science this half term we have mainly been looking at humans and animals. However, during Science week we were able to have a go at different experiments. One of them was seeing what effect washing up liquid has on water. We placed water in a bowl, sprinkled parsley on top, then used a cotton bud to disperse the herb – it was like magic! We then used what we knew about the washing up liquid moving the water to have a race with little boats. Who knew Science could be so fun?!

What do you think made the parsley and the boats move? Why do you think it happened?

Science Fun!

We have had a lovely week this week during Science week. A particular highlight was when we all mixed up into house teams and moved around to different classrooms to try out different experiments. In Redwood, we blew up balloons using no hands! We put a balloon full of bicarbonate of soda over a bottle with some vinegar in it and the reaction caused the balloon to inflate – it was very fun! We then put mentos into a bottle of coke and watched the coke EXPLODE everywhere!!

Classifications in Science

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about classifying animals by their features in Year 6. We took the opportunity on one sunny afternoon to go outside and see what living things we could find. Once back in the classroom, we looked at the features the animal had and made our own classification charts based on this.

What living things do you think we found outside?

What features can you think of that different animals may have?

Writers of the Week…Vinni and Zaak!

The quality of writing on World Book Day was of such a high standard, it was really hard to choose a writer of the week, so this week we have two!

Both Vinni and Zaak wrote such great setting descriptions including lots of detail. Vinni’s stood out because of it’s poetical beginning and Zaak’s for such vivid description.

What do you think should be included in Year 6 writing? What features can you see?

World Book Day – The Hobbit

What a fantastic day year 6 have had on world book day. Everyone made a fabulous effort to dress up as a character from ‘The Hobbit’, the text we have been studying. We had characters ranging from the wizard Gandalf to the Queen of the Elves, Galadriel. We have spent the day creating our own versions of the front cover of the book, and also writing our own setting descriptions based on scenes and pictures from the film. We have produced some brilliant pieces of work – watch this space to see some of them!

Classifying Animals… and Children!

In Science we have been learning about how to classify different animals and plants. We started off by classifying the children in the class by hair colour and eye colour etc. to think about the types of questions we would need to ask.


What questions would you ask to classify different animals or plants?