On Wednesday, the children were very fortunate to have visitors come in to teach a sports session. The children started with a good old-fashioned warm up of stuck in the mud before 6B played practised their passing and shooting skills in handball while 6N worked on their aim and accuracy to hit wickets and direct the ball between cones, in cricket.
Following on from our work on code breaking and Bletchley Park last week, this week, the children learned about ‘brute force hacking’ and the importance of having a secure password, and why a longer password offers more security than a short one. They then used the program Scratch to remix their own code to crack a password.
In English, we have been reading and analysing the book A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis. This week, the children used inference to describe the characters and then identified examples of figurative language before writing their own examples.
The children have been looking at how data can be manipulated and presented to show a particular bias. They then had the opportunity to use information about fizzy drinks to create their own ‘skewed’ questionnaires and bar charts.
Year 6 have made it to the hall and have spent the week blocking their positions on stage. On Thursday, Mrs Flatt led the singing rehearsals. Every member of staff who has passed by the hall during the singing has commented on how beautiful it sounds. Next week, the children will be focusing more on their acting and expression delivering lines.
Both classes led a wonderful collective worship this week!
As the weather looks set to remain warm for the time being, please remember to send your child in to school with their red school hat (or their own hat if they do not have access to a red school hat). Additionally, please remind your child to apply sun cream before coming to school. They are allowed to keep sun cream in their bags, but must not share this with anyone
Children are not permitted to keep items such as eye drops in their bag. If you wish for your child to use these items, such as in the case of hay fever, you must complete a form. Please ask the office for further details.
Have a lovely weekend! 🌞
The Year 6 Team