This week we have been revising for SATs, so in order to keep our minds and bodies active we created a grammar hunt outside! The children worked independently or in pairs, to seek out the grammar questions and complete them on their answer sheets. As you can see from the pictures we had a great time. Who knew grammar could be so much fun?
This afternoon we took part in a workshop with Darren England, a professional football referee, who works for the FA. Darren has even refereed matches that Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo have played in!
We worked together in teams to develop different items that might be useful to the referees during a game and then presented these ideas to the class - in the style of Dragons Den!
We learnt that there are some key elements required in order to work successfully as a team: listening, sharing, working collaboratively, giving feedback, being patient, questioning skills and most importantly respect!
This week we celebrated International Women's Day. We discussed and identified women from different parts of the world - past and present - who achieved something amazing throughout their lifetimes. We then decided that we each have a very inspirational woman, close to home, in the form of our mums, step-mums, grandmothers, aunties and sisters, to name but a few!
This then led us to do some writing about what makes our female relative special to us, some even went as far to say , they were their heroines. The final result? Some fantastic, tear-jerking emotive language that shows just how much we love and appreciate these people, even if we don't always show it! We have attached some of the writing below...tissues at the ready!
This morning we were lucky enough to have a taster session in Judo. We worked in partners to develop just a few of the skills and techniques needed in Judo, it was a great session and we can't wait to learn more!
We have been investigating and solving problems around volume of shapes today. We used the multilink to create 3D shapes in order to solve some problems and spot links and patterns in different shapes and their volume. We discovered that the formula for calculating volume was l x w x h. During the investigations we realised that multiplication is commutative so it doesn't actually matter which way you multiply the numbers - as long as you multiply the correct ones!
This afternoon 6JB were lucky enough to have Miss Levitt from Teach 24 come in to school to help us learn how to be programmers!
We used Hopscotch to create an algorithm and make a simple game. We used our de-bugging skills to solve the problems we encountered and even decorated our games with sound effects and different characters. We cannot wait to continue improving our games and then challenging each other to play them . Our skills will really be put to the test next week when we become the teachers and demonstrate to 6SH how to be amazing programmers!
We had our Spring Term Parent Workshop today. What a wonderful morning we had!
We spent our time working in groups to make Viking Longships from the children's designs in class. Everyone put in lots of effort and the finished results are brilliant!
Thank you to all that attended or sent in materials for us to use!
This week we have celebrated Safer Internet Day. We have spent time in class discussing the dangers we could encounter when using the internet and web based items such as tablets and games consoles. We then shared ideas and tips on how we can keep ourselves and others safe whilst online.
We decided to create Powerpoints that would educate and inform the other children in school of ways that they can keep themselves safe online and what to do if they feel they are in danger. We used different fonts, images and lots of emojis to make the Powerpoints fun, interesting and appealing for our audience.
On Wednesday we had a very exciting and interesting visitor to Year 6. A Viking!
He brought a variety of artefacts, animal skins, weapons and much more.
The artefacts helped to make the information he was sharing much more realistic. We learnt a vast amount of new information and cannot wait to continue with our Viking topic this term, starting with some of the Viking Gods!
Keep an eye out for our picture in the Barnsley Chronicle this Friday, highlighting the visit.
This week Year 6 spent 3 days on residential at Robinwood. Everyone had the most fabulous, exciting time. Lots of our personal skills were put to the test including team work, resilience, confidence, problem solving and listening. It was a challenging but fun experience and a great way to develop our independence and personal relationships. The children thoroughly enjoyed challenging the teachers each evening during the team games sessions and made the most of their time away from Mums and Dads; sleeping in dorms with their friends and pushing themselves to their limits. Well done everyone for a top effort over the three days and for representing High View impeccably during your stay. We just wish we could go back again at the end of the year! #TeamHighView