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  • Friday 21 January 2022 THE PRINCESS' BLANKETS This week we have been reading this beautifully written fairy-tale called The Princess' Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy. The descriptions and illustrations in the book have really inspired us.
  • Tuesday 18 January 2022 Tu B'Shevat Class Worship In our class worship this week, some members of the class led a discussion about the Jewish Festival of Tu B'Shevat that is being celebrated in Jewish communities this week. It is a celebration of trees and spring. We thought about why trees are so important for humans and for different animals and created our own Tu B'Shevat treeto record our ideas about what we are thankful for in the natural world.
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021 CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED: PHASE workshop in Year 6 Today we were very fortunate to have workshop run by PHASE - a local Christian charity that promotes young peoples' well-being. They delivered a CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED workshop in Year 6 which really opened our eyes to the real meaning of Christmas.
  • Friday 19 November 2021 Children in Need - Wear your sparkles! Every day this week children across the school have joined in activities to raise money for Children in Need. Today was wear your sparkles day - dazzle us with your clothing!
  • Friday 19 November 2021 Poppy Making Workshop Last week we were luck enough to have two expert paper crafters come and visit year 6 and demonstrate how to craft a beautiful poppy. We layered and curled paper and added a leaf and stamen and gem in the middle. We were proud to wear them in our school remembrance worship. Many thanks to our visitors - Josie and Trish!
  • Friday 5 November 2021 Year 6 Remembrance Photo Poems
  • Friday 22 October 2021 YEAR 6 TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE! Today members of year 6 took up the challenge in our BMX workshop to say 'I can do it!' and try out some stunts. They really encouraged each other and challenged themselves as they tried more and more tricky manoeuvers. The excellent instructor was very impressed with their 'can do' attitude and the way they supported each other. Well done to everyone!
  • Friday 8 October 2021 A Silent Debate in RE Today we explored the section in the Torah (and old testament) Leviticus, Chapter 19 often called 'The Holiness Code'. This has laws and commandments related to how you should live your life in a holy way. We carried out a 'silent debate' around the different parts of the text and considered how Jewish People might interpret them. We answered each other's questions and then made suggestions about how people might put these into practice in a modern society. We realised that there are a lot of links with Christian values.
  • Friday 1 October 2021 YEAR 6 VISITS WHIPSNADE ZOO On Monday we had a really enjoyable and informative day at Whipsnade Zoo. We have been learning about classification in Science and we attended a great workshop that helped us really understand the Linnean Classification system. We also got to meet Charlie the cockroach!
  • Wednesday 15 September 2021 We meet our Buddies! Last week members of year 6 were very excited to meet our Reception buddies. We visited the Reception outdoor area and greeted our new buddies. We then explored the outdoor area together, getting to know each other and enjoying playing together. We will have the same buddy for the whole year and we have already had lunch with them, helping to show them the routines of the dining-room, and today we walked with our buddies down to Church for our welcome service. We know that these will be very special relationships that we will build and value through the year.
  • Friday 3 September 2021 DEVELOPING LEADERS IN YEAR 6 It has been a great start to Year 6 and we are already settling in to new routines. In this final year at St. Andrew's, we will be taking on a range of different leadership roles so in our PSHE lesson we explored the different qualities that we thought was important to be a leader. We then had to complete a 'diamond 9' activity ranking their importance; this was more difficult than we thought it would be and generated a great deal of interesting discussion.
  • Friday 16 July 2021 VISIT TO WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE Yesterday we had a wonderful day out to Walton-on-the Naze. After a smooth coach journey, during which we sang every song we know, we arrived at the beautiful coast and spent a few hours having a great time on the beach. We buried several children in the sand and had great fun in the sea.
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Visit to Knebworth House On Tuesday year 6 visited Knebworth house for a historic workshop and great fun at the fort in the afternoon. 
  • Friday 21 May 2021 WE ARE WEB DESIGNERS! Year 6 has worked very hard over recent weeks to design, create and publish their own website on a topic that has really interested them in school. It was quite a challenge, but we are really pleased with the results. 
  • Friday 21 May 2021 YEAR 6 PARLIAMENT DEBATE In our PSHE lessons we have been learning about the Rule of Law and the way that Law and law enforcement works in our society. 
  • Wednesday 28 April 2021 PHILOSOPHY FOR THINKING We are becoming great philosophers, thinkers and debaters in Year 6. Some children in the class brought in some interesting news stories to display on our News Board and we have all responded with a comment or a question. Then we considered what big issues of life the stories addressed and we wrote some philosophy questions. We selected the question: Why do some groups of people have power over others? to discuss in our philosophy circle.
  • Friday 23 April 2021 BATTLE OF THE BEAKS As we have been learning about evolution and inheritance, we have discussed Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle and his key observations. This includes all the different specimens of Finch that he collected from the Galapagos Islands.
  • Tuesday 20 April 2021 YEAR 6 ART EXHIBITION The Big ART EXHIBITION  was a very creative, and rewarding project for Year 6. The inspiration for our art work came from a set of 9 oil panels painted by Darvish Fakhr of an Indian dance called Akram Khan. Each pose represents different emotion. 
  • Tuesday 30 March 2021 RE WEEK - HINDUSIM in Year 6 We have had a really interesting and creative few days in Year 6 learning about Hinduism. We carried out some research into the key ideas, beliefs and practices. We explored the way in which Hindus worship and created some shrines to the different Gods, representing elements of Puja using natural resources.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 STEM WEEK IN YEAR 6 We were so happy to see each other when everyone returned to school and what a week we had exploring STEM investigations and reflecting on our attributes as scientists.
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020 YEAR 6 PERFORMS THE LIVING NATIVITY Our wonderful Year 6 class showed great performance skills today when they delivered six separate performances of 'The Living Nativity'. We had actors, singers and musicians who created a promenade theatre experience for the rest of the school to meet the characters and hear the story of Christmas. Here is the Angel Gabriel giving Mary her message from God.
  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 Year 6 War and Remembrance Poetry To finish our work on World War 2, we have been reading some inspiring War poetry from both the first and the second world war. We then wrote our own poems concentrating on selecting vocabulary to create powerful imagery and trying out figurative language such as metaphors and personification. We then edited our poems and used Windows photo story to set our poems to a background of images and music (credit to 
  • Tuesday 6 October 2020 WORLD WAR II NEWS REPORTERS We have discovered that Year 6 are all budding news reporters! On finding out about the Evacuation from Dunkirk they held a press conference during which the posed challenging questions to a returning soldier, Winston Churchill, a brave fisherman and members of the public. They then worked incredibly hard on producing some outstanding news reports with a good depth of detail, dramatic language and a an appropriate style. This was a big project! Well done Year 6!
  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 SPIRALS SPIRALS!
  • Monday 8 June 2020 The Green Man
  • Sunday 24 May 2020 What are you reading?
  • Friday 1 May 2020 Let's dream of coasts!
  • Friday 24 April 2020 Japanese Notan Art
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