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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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6CW

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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We have our own 6CW email! If you would like to contact us, please do so with the secure form below- we will be checking it regularly. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Key Information:

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

6CW'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: adorned, draped, pullover

THIS WEEK'S TIMES TABLE: 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s

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 27: Food, clothing and a safe home.

6CW have loved being scientists over the past few weeks. We have been learning how to separate water from other materials; we have investigated which materials have the highest saturation points and we have been learning about electricity and where it comes from. All of these investigations are helping us to think about our challenge which is to make a kit for homeless people (in the UK or Ethiopia) which includes drinking water, warm clothes and shelter.

Jigsaw

Article 42: Everyone must know children's rights.

During our lesson in Week 5, Year 6 thought back to our Rights Respecting class charter. We discussed whether it was only adults that needed to follow the Rights Respecting charter. Our conclusion was that everyone was responsible for ensuring that all children are looked after. We looked back at the charter and thought about ways we could be more responsible such as Article 12: Respecting Eachother's Views. We are going to make an extra special effort to focus on this next week.

 

Being Geographers

6CW enjoyed being Geographers for the day.  We looked at both the human and physical features of Ethiopia and compared them to the UK. Afterwards, we created word banks and fact files about life in Addis Ababa to help us truly understand what life is like for Dani and Mano. Additionally, we loved looking at atlases and finding mountain ranges, rivers and cities.  We are now ready and prepared to use all of this knowledge to help us even more with our writing.  

Article 17: Access to information. 

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.

We were made homeless for the afternoon so built shelters from what we had available to us. We aimed to stay dry, comfy and protected. 

SSJ's allotment produce!

Article 24: The right to nutritious food.

6CW were so lucky to taste the first food harvested on our school allotment. The amazing Mr. Evans had grown some delicious corn on the cob, and Marie in the kitchen cooked them up for us. It was amazing to taste something grown in our own school grounds!

Dance

Article 24: The right to keep healthy and well.

We can’t wait to put all of our moves together to make a performance to share with you! Diversity watch out - 6CW are coming to get you! 

Decision Alley (Article 14 - The right to freedom of thought)

We have been reading 'The Garbage King' and thought about reasons why Mamo should and 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 using our oracy skills and speaking in full sentences

Decision Alley

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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 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. 

Jigsaw

Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share your ideas.

For our first week in Jigsaw, we connected further with each other by learning more about our likes and dislikes. Pizza is definitely a favourite meal in 6CW!

6CW's Timestable Champions

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

Well done to our times table 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 tables!

Purple Learning

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

We’re back! The new 6CW have completed their first week in Year 6 and have made an awesome start!

In week one, we reminded ourselves what it meant to be a Purple Learner. We began by thinking about all the things that help us to learn; the ‘movers’ and the ‘blockers’. We discussed how talk is really useful to our learning and how sharing ideas with our partners can help us understand new ideas.

Then we discussed how important is was to be diplomatic and how we can challenge each other in a polite way. Have a look at our examples of what to do and what not to do!

 

Diplomacy - Is it possible to disagree politely?

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Diplomacy - Does arguing get us anywhere?

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