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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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We have our own 6RP 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:

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

6RP'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: cascading, jostled and streamed (09.10.20)

Times Table of the week: 2, 5, 3 and 4s

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!

Games (Article 31 - Right to play)

We used our indoor PE time to learn some games that we could play at break and lunch. We thought that they were great because they were fun and didn't involve any equipment. Here are some photos of us playing 'The Exaggeration Game', 'North South East West', 'Splat' and 'Do as I say'. We're looking forward to playing these games outside on the playground. 

RE Islamic Patterns (Article 30 - The right to religion)

In RE, we have been learning about what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today. We explored the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan and Eid as well as what the mosques look like. We found out that mosques are very decorated with beautiful patterns so we had a go at creating some geometric patterns ourselves. It was really challenging at first so we started with the easiest design and built up our skills to create some fantastic results! 

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. 

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 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 1.MOV

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Decision Alley 2.MOV

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Decision Alley 3.MOV

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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. 

Times Table Winner (Article 29 - The right to the aims of education)

In week 1 6RP were victorious in the 2,5 and 10 times table competition! Congratulations to Chloe who won against the other Year 6 competitors and congratulations to Zach who also represented our class! 

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