PSHE in Year 6
At Chase Lane, we have been using a programme called Jigsaw. Jigsaw PSHE brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme. Below is a photo of some of Cedar class completing the mindfulness section of the lesson:
"We sit straight in our chair, with our hands on our tummy and breathe in and out slowly." - Morgan. C
"It takes us to a place where we feel most peaceful." - Olivia. B
"The chime takes us to a calm place and we have to follow our teacher's instructions." - Molly
"It makes me feel rested, relaxed and calm." - Oakleigh
Autumn Term Science
In Science, we have been looking at living things and their habitats. We have explored the different categorisation of animals and looked at how the Linnaean System organises living things. We were able to create our own living thing by making sure their characteristics fitted in with how they were categorsied. We have also explored microorganisms by looking at what is harmful and not harmful to humans: we did an experiment where we had to observe how bread changed over the course of a week. We discovered that some went mouldy, whilst others turned rock solid based on the conditions they were placed in.
Lastly, we conducted a field survey around Chase Lane to observe what plants and animals we had in the proximity near to us. Below are some photos:
In our topic, we have been learning about WWII and rationing. To test what it would be like in war time, we decided to bake carrot cookies to see what it would have been like to bake with limited ingredients. For this, we only used a carrot, some sugar, some flour, butter, water and a splash of vanilla extract.
We all worked as a team and had a really fun morning.
We have learnt a lot from today. Our top tips:
For this activity, we first designed our Anderson Shelter after doing some research on what they would have been like in World War II.
Once we had designed them, we were able to start making them. We used materials such as cardboard, foil, wooden lolly sticks, bubble wrap, paint and even teabags (used for sandbags or mud).
You can have a look at some of them below:
The Breakout of War!
After one lunch time, we returned to our class with a sign on the door not allowing us to enter.
Miss Thurston had transformed our classroom into a war zone and when the air-raid siren was sounding we had to get safely under our Anderson Shelters.
We completed activities in our table teams and discussed what it would have been like for the adults and children of WWII.
"I felt uneasy and scared" - Becca
"I didn't know what was happening" - Zamira
During the first week back at school, class Cedar completed some team building activities. One included working in our table teams to plan and build a structure, made only of paper and straws, that could be strong enough to hold either a 500g or 1kg weight. Or if we were lucky, both...
"I really enjoyed making the structure but putting the weights on was hard. We found the 500g easy but the 1kg was harder. It collapsed our structure!" - Barney. W
"Ours didn't work but we had teamwork and that's what matters!" - Leigh. S
"We learnt that ours should have been a little lower." - Kira. H
"The first attempt might not work but persevere and you will get there eventually." - Phoenix. C
" We worked as a team and worked really hard. We learnt it's not all about the winning, it's all about the fun. We all persevered and tried super hard." - Alfie. W