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Today, as a final 'hurrah' for this fabulous WW1 topic, we attempted a Re-enactment of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914. Props were made, Silent Night was sung and a match was played..... In true historic fashion, The Germans won 2-1 before returning to their 'trenches'.
Yesterday, 13 December, Mrs Smail organised a Skype conversation between our Y6s and her sister, Dr Hassiba Smail, a heart surgeon. This event ended a topic we had been doing on the heart, the lungs and the circulatory system and allowed some of us to ask puzzling questions to an expert. It was amazing! Really inspiring and totally fascinating! As cross curricular work, the Y6s worked in teams to write a news report explaining this event - the best ones will be copied and sent to Dr Smail with a Thank You card.
Our Y6 pupils have played a HUGE part in Take Over Week 2016. Activities have included: helping with 1st Aid; assisting our superintendent; opening the main doors in a morning; Lunchtime duties; leading Magic Maths in all other yeargroups; teaching our classes a specific skill; HeadTeacher duties and many more. Here are some images of children helping out!
This morning, we've been extremely lucky to have a chance to explore the artwork of Otto Dix, a German painter who experienced life in the trenches of the first World War. Mrs East, who teaches art at Woodkirk Academy, came in and showed us some techniques that Otto Dix used to paint. The work that the children have produced has been fantastic!
Following the snow overnight, 6A and 6C took the opportunity to take part in a historical re-enactment of sorts on our school field. We've been learning all about life in the trenches, so we took the opportunity to build some 'trenches' of our very own. The children then gathered some 'ammunition' (snowballs!) and launched artillery towards each other from within our trenches. The re-enactment finished with an over-the-top charge. We even found time to drive our the traitor in our ranks; thank you Miss Elmer for being a good sport!
Year 5 and Year 6 children regularly meet to take part in shared learning with problem solving sessions. This week we were looking at patterns made when building steps, even linking our predictions to basic algebra.
6C had a real treat this afternoon. Mr Monte was upgrading some of our computers when he was nice enough to spend 10 minutes reading a section of our class story, Danny, Champion of the World. Thanks Mr Monte!
The time has come to start planning this year's trip to Low Mill! Due to the size of the centre and the number of children in year 6 this year, we have had to split the group. There will be an opportunity for the children to see each other at the centre for lunch on the Wednesday. This year, the dates are as follows:
6A - Monday, 20th February until Wednesday, 22nd February;
6C - Wednesday, 22nd February until Friday, 24th February.
Please note: this is the week immediately after the February half term.
Mrs Amos and Mr Collins are hosting a meeting for parents and carers on 17th October from 6:00pm until 6:45pm - biscuits will be provided! This will be your chance to find out more about the Low Mill centre, the activities, the general routine, and to ask any questions you may have.
Your child will shortly be given a letter with further details regarding the necessary deposit and dates payable.
This week, our year 6 children were visited by members of the GW Theatre Group, who brought their fantastic play, 'Mister Shapeshifter', to our school. 'Mister Shapeshifter' helps children to recognise signs of inappropriate behaviour from adults, and teaches children how to recognise abuse and exploitation in an exciting and engaging way. Our children gave great advice to the main character, Jack, about how he could seek help. We also did some excellent follow-up work in class where the children discussed staying safe online.
Each and every day, we've been aiming to complete a mile by running/walking/jogging three and a half laps of our scooter track. We're going to keep this up come rain or shine, so make sure your child has a coat and some suitable trainers with them every day. Here are some pictures from our Roald Dahl day Daily Mile.
A fun time was had celebrating this famous author's 100th birthday! Keep checking for some Daily Mile photos dressed as characters!
One of the most exciting things we have been doing to start off our year is the introduction of the daily mile. This is an initiative where we aim to try and run a mile everyday, regardless of the weather. We've been doing it since the first day back and already we are seeing amazing results. Some of our children can even manage six laps of our scooter track in fifteen minutes, which is almost two miles altogether! Check back soon for some pictures of our fabulous runners in action.