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'Learning to change the World' 'Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God' - Micah 6:8
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Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Key Information:

6AH have indoor PE on a Thursday and outdoor PE on a Tuesday.

6AH's entrance and exit point is the main gate. Please wait on the path from the main gate to the office.

Words of the Week: emerge, pursuing, vicious (19.10.20)

Times Table of the Week: 3 and 6 Times Tables

Enquiry Overview: How can Science help the homeless? Sustainable Development Goal 1- No Poverty

How can Science help the homeless?
This term, Year 6 are going to be investigating Sustainable Development Goal 1- No Poverty with a focus on how science can be used to give shelter, warmth, light and water. Alongside this, our writing will be based on the book 'The Garbage King' which tells the story of two boys from diverse economical backgrounds and their adventures in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Please check our page for updates on our fantastic learning!

Being Scientists

Article 24 - The right to clean water

This week, as scientists, we observed and recorded the properties of different materials. We learned the difference between mixtures and solutions and we know that soluble means that a material will dissolve, and insoluble means that it won't. We had lots of fun stirring different materials into water and making predictions about what would happen. This led to our next science lesson where we used filters and sieves to clean some dirty water. We thought about our homeless friends and if they would be pleased with how clean we made the water. 

Fitness in the sun!

Article 31: The right to play and relax.

Today we made the best of the last rays of sunshine to develop our fitness. We started off with a vigorous warm up sequence involving star jumps, jogging and speed jumps. This was followed by a relay run around the field in groups of four. The session concluded with some gentle yoga to cool down to.

WOW

Article 27:  Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs.

Today, we thought about what a homeless person might need for a shelter. We built shelters from what we had available to us. We aimed to stay dry, comfy and protected. Some of us worked on scaled down versions. 

Being Global Citizens in Jigsaw

Article 32 - The right to protection from harmful work.

In Jigsaw, we explored how chocolate was made. We found out that it is made from cocoa and in Ghana, many children work on plantations to harvest the cocoa. Often, the children work instead of go to school and even if they do attend school, they are usually expected to harvest cocoa too. We discussed how unfair this was and the potential dangers that the children were exposed to such as poisonous snakes and using machetes. It made us think twice about the chocolate that we buy! We compared our favourite subjects, ambitions and feelings towards school to those of a child in Ghana. 

Decision Alley

Article 14 - The right to freedom of thought

We have been reading 'The Garbage King' and thought about reasons why Mamo should or should not trust his 'uncle' Merga. After making a list of reasons that were for or against going with him, we put ourselves in Mamo's shoes and made a decision. Watch these videos to see how we justified our choices.

Decision 1

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Decision 2

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WOW

Article 13 - the right to share our thoughts freely

For our WOW, we watched some videos that introduced us to homelessness. We shared our thoughts and questions about homelessness and it was clear that we agreed homelessness is a problem that we would like to learn to change. Through watching a TED talk by a young inventor, who used batteries and electricity to protect his father's livestock from lions in Kenya, we were inspired to use science to help the homeless. To begin our learning journey, we thought about the problems that could be solved by being a scientist. Many of us already have already thought  of inventions: food buses, back packs that turn into homes, a layered bag of life, mini gardens etc.  We can't wait to learn more so we can really make a difference to our homeless friends.

Times Table Class Champs!

Article 29: You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible. 

 

Well done to our timestable champions for week 2! Sadly we couldn't quite beat 6RP but we gave it our best shot.

Maybe next week we'll be victorious!

Next week will be 3 times table.

Purple Learning

Article 12 You have the right to an opinion and for it to be listened to and taken seriously

Today, as part of our recapping on what it is to be a Purple Learner, we thought about diplomacy. In order to fully understand diplomacy, we explored the importance of disagreeing but with respect and disagreeing without displaying respect.

Can you identify which of the scenarios shows mutual respect?

Example 1

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Example 2

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Example 3

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