Mrs K Randall (Class 14 Teacher)
It was a lovely sunny afternoon on Wednesday (13th) for our inter-house Football tournament. They all played really well and there was lots of support and team spirit on display. There were many stand-out performances. At the end of the afternoon, it was revealed that Ock had come first with Thames second, Windrush third and Stert fourth. Well done to all who took part and thanks to the staff that supported this event.
Having thought about both sides of the argument, we held a debate around the question 'should we breed animals to benefit humans?' Our first challenge was to rearrange the tables and chairs!
Once we had achieved this we practised offering our points of view in a confident and calm manner. After a slow start, we enjoyed a useful debate about the reasons for and against using animals for a variety of purposes: food, clothing, medical research, cosmetics.
All the children worked really hard to consider the opposite opinion and why someone might hold that opinion. Definitely a life-skill!
We attempted to recreate the circulatory system just using ourselves. The best way to describe the results is mixed! Whatever the outcome we all learned some more about the circulatory system and the blood within it.
Year 6 dissected pigs' hearts to begin our topic 'Blood Heart'. We looked at the structure of the heart and went on to learn about the functions of the heart. We are using the text 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman to support our writing this term and will be writing a discussion text based on the use of animals to benefit humans.
Welcome back to what will prove to be another exciting, engaging and enjoyable term! Year 6 will be working hard and enjoying our successes again this term and we can't wait to share this with you all!
A huge thanks to everyone for their cards, gifts, kind words and best wishes. We have all been overwhelmed by your generosity. Have a great Christmas and a restful break and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019 for another busy and exciting term. Thanks once again with love from Mrs Randall, Mr Gaskin, Mrs Carlin, Mrs Onion, Mrs Tricklebank and Miss Oldham.
Class 14 at 3.15pm on Monday 15th October - we'd love to see you all there!
Welcome to Year 6
We are learning all about World War II this term.
We have read 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo and the children have based their writing on this story of two evacuees and their time in Devon during the war.
Homework will usually be set on Monday and will be due in the following Thursday, however, this does sometimes change - the children will be aware of deadlines that they need to meet.