To celebrate the end of SATs, we spent the Friday afternoon (the day after the test) having a picnic in Sutcliffe Park.
When we got there, many of us rushed to the playground, though some of us remained and helped to put out the picnic. Half an hour later, Mr Timothy called us in to have our picnic. After we finished, we played some games including: football, rounders and volleyball. During that time, Ms Botley saw us and came walking with her dog. Then we packed up and left. We all had a really enjoyable time.
Ziyou Luo - Year 6
In RE we were learning about Peter’s denial of Jesus. We talked about why Peter betrayed Jesus and how he would have felt at the time. Would he be worried, frightened, scared? We also talked about what we might have felt if we were Peter. We then watched two videos about Peter's betrayal. After this we went outside and performed some role play about the betrayal. We all took pictures on the Ipads and then when we got back to class we made them into books using Book Creator.
By Kishore Kumpati Year 6
On Thursday we watched the Wiggly Wild Show. An expert with animals, Cairis, came to tell us about insects and small animals such as hedgehogs, bearded dragons and snails. She explained the differences between a lizard and a snake. We got to see what a hedgehog looks like eating and we also got to see the bearded dragon eating. The best part of the show for me was seeing and touching the animals. I really enjoyed this show.
By Nia-May Year 6
In Year 6 we have been learning about our class saint. We designed a storyboard, setting out the life of St Patrick and his journey to becoming a saint. We coloured in a clover to represent the national symbol of Ireland.
This week, Year 6 performed their assembly in front of the whole school, parents and carers. The performance took the form of a concert of Christmas songs which was continually interrupted by a 'Breaking News' story. The story retold the nativity through the eyes of the reporter, Justin Thyme, who was trying to find a young couple who were heading to Bethlehem. On the way he met the kings, shepherds, inn-keeper and people who lived locally. The assembly was a great success and the class really enjoyed performing.
Yesterday Year 6 went to the Museum of London in Canary Wharf and we travelled by two trains. When we got there, there was a man called Joe who told us where to go. Then we went into the gallery which was all about the sugar trade and slavery. We got some information about things that were sad, precious, beautiful, strange, old, happy, sweet, mysterious, cruel and unfair. In the gallery we also watched a powerful clip about slavery.
Then we went out of the sugar and slavery gallery and ate our lunch. We left the museum and took a train to Island Gardens and played in the park. We then walked through the Greenwich foot tunnel which was very strange. To get up the other side we either went on the elevator or the stairs. I went on the stairs and I counted the steps. It had ..... 99 STEPS!!!! Wow!!
We went to the train station and then took two more trains back to school. Altogether we took five trains, but I really loved the trip.
By Tireni Runsewe Akinwande
Year 6 recently participated in the Carolathon which was held at Passey Place in Eltham. Schools in Greenwich took part in order to raise funds for the Greenwich & Bexley Hospice. We had a wonderful time and there was some fantastic singing. The public congratulated us on how beautiful our singing was and one member even said that 'it was the best singing that they had heard all day'.
Today we performed a role play for the whole school, in remembrance of all the people that have died in wars, fighting for their country and your freedom. We told the story of a young man who was taken from his family and sent to war, only to be killed in action. Olu recited the poem 'Do not stand and weep'. We all wore poppies to show our respect to the fallen. The red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the black represents the mourning of those who didn't have their loved ones return home, and the green leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future prosperity after the wars destroyed so much. The leaf should be positioned at 11 o'clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formally ended.
In our Literacy lesson we performed role-play, based on a scene from the book Skellig. It was a scene based on when a boy, called Michael, made his way into an old, dusty, dirty garage. At the corner of the garage there is a man.
My group performed up to when Michael came into the garage and when he met the man.
We sorted out all the different characters; narrator, Michael, the man and we had a sound effects person! The only thing that was different was the gender and the names of certain characters.
It was quite fun and very interesting because we had to see what other groups did. Some of their plays were funny. Role playing helped because we now know how Michael felt in the garage. As well as this we can now write our own stories based on Skellig.
I love role playing stories, especially when we get to choose what characters we are playing.
By Nia-May Taylor Olumekun
Our trip to Swanage was great! The journey may have been long and boring but the activities were really fun and enjoyable! We did a lot of walking but it was worth it as the views were spectacular!!! We did a number of really fun activities during our stay at the centre. One of my favourite things that the class did was going swimming in the evening on the day we arrived.
The next day we were supposed to go on our 8 mile walk, which ended up being a 2 to 3 mile walk due to the dreadful weather. As the heavens opened, a thunderstorm unexpectedly started and we couldn’t carry on, so once it settled down a bit we made our way down the hill. However, some people did not bring a waterproof, so our learning tutor called up one of the people that work at the centre to pick up those who didn’t come prepared and some other people that were sopping wet and couldn’t walk any longer. Once we got back to the centre we got a mid-day hot chocolate.
The food at the centre was delicious! We had cereal and a cooked breakfast every morning, a sandwich with crisps a fruit and cake and finally for dinner we had a range of different things, like pizza with salad, and for pudding we had things like chocolate sponge pudding.
Finally we were lucky enough to stroke some dogs, as some of the workers there brings their dogs to work!
By Isabelle Russell
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