Class 5 went to Crucial Crew to learn all about laws, rules and how to stay safe as they begin the transition to Secondary school. We took part in a variety of scenarios, including:
- A mock trial in a youth court room
- How to respond to/ how to prevent fires in the home
- Arson and anti-social behaviour
- E-safety and cyber-bullying
- Road-crossing safety
-Discrimination of disability, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity
- How to independently use a bus
- Primary survey and the recovery position
We set an excellent example with our behaviour, engagement and manners all day. Most importantly, we had a brilliant time!
Year 6 finished off their work on the centenary by planning and presenting the school's annual remembrance worship.
We would like to thank all of the parents that came to pay their respects to those who fought and made sacrifices for us 100 years ago. All staff are extremely proud of the hard work Year 6 put in and the way in which they conducted themselves in the assembly.
This week, we have begun exploring our new topic 'A Child's War' which focuses on the lives of children throughout World War 2. However, with it being the perfect timing to learn about the Centenary, we started by beginning our new book - 'War Horse' and analysing the poem - 'Flanders' Fields.' We explored the meaning of each stanza of the poem and discussed the themes of remembrance and respect. We then worked in small groups to create our own renditions of the poem, which we are going to read to the rest of the school in our remembrance assembly. The poems are touching and it has stimulated many conversations about family experiences of war within our class group.
We have been lucky enough to have some parents and families already share some of their war / army keepsakes with us and children have presented them with pride to the class. Some of them are from as far as Paris, Poland and Afghanistan. It is brilliant to see the children connecting with a topic that clearly means a lot to them and their families and we look forward to getting stuck into the rest of our learning about World War 1 and 2!