Today, we have been super busy finishing our non-chronological reports and editing and improving them. It was lovely to see lots of great discussion about writing features when completing peer critiques. This really helped when starting our final drafts this afternoon.
Well done everyone, there’s been lots of writing today and everyone has been Stickability Stan’s and completed some fab non-chronological reports 💫
Last week, the Year 5 and 6 children took part in a phase-wide debate around whether or not a national lockdown was the right thing to do, with Year 5 students taking one side and the Year 6 students taking the other.
The debate went on for 45 minutes before time unfortunately ran out, with students on both sides still eager to put their point of view across. There were some brilliant points argued on both sides with students showing fantastic confidence to be able to stand up and speak across the hall. All of the staff members who attended the debate were blown away by the quality and thought put into each of the points. Not only that, we were all really impressed by the way in which students sat and listened to all of the arguments without shouting out and interrupting one another. A massive well done to all involved!
In expedition this week, the children have been taking part in one of the UK’s largest surveys for children, ‘The Big Ask.’ They were given the opportunity to answer questions about their own lives and how the pandemic has impacted on them. It has been a great opportunity for the children to have their voices heard and there was lots of fantastic discussions in groups as they completed the questions. Well done guys!
A big shout out to Grace, Jaiden, Sophia, Lilly, Kayla and Freya for completing the 100g challenge! We had a range of different items such as 100g of biscuits, flour, pasta, cornflakes, rice and even dog food!
As part of our expedition, the children have been looking at the impact that Covid-19 has had on the local community. We have discussed ways in which we as a phase could help others in the community who are struggling at this difficult time. Following on from the visit by Susan Durant, we have decided that we would like to make a phase donation to the local food bank.
If anyone has any spare food to donate it would be greatly appreciated. Any donations can be sent into school and delivered to your child’s class teacher. The more donations we receive the better. Thank you!