Year Six have written their own lyrics to "Counting Stars" by OneRebublic as a fun and alternative way of revising for their SATs. Children created storyboards of their ideas before filming their final part in the video. We hope you enjoy it!
The children have been given a copy of the lyrics to this song to learn for our Mother's Day celebration.
On the last school day of the year, we made promises for 2018. We chose something that we wanted to set as a goal, which could either be related to learning or behaviours for learning. We then thought about what we could do to help us to fulfil our promises and recorded this on stars, which we have displayed around the classroom. Next year, we will be working hard on them and tracking our progress by updating them with what we have done to achieve them.
20.12.17 Christmas songs
Today, our Year 6 challenge was to create our own version of a Christmas song. We wanted to choose songs that weren't originally about Christmas, so some children gave a really good persuasive argument to use any tune we know well and put Christmas words to it. We thought about our audience and purpose and chose songs that we knew other people in school would recognise. We thought about all the language we might use- linked to Christmas- and worked in groups to write our own songs. We are very proud of the results and we hope you enjoy them too.
We also discussed all the learning that we have done today and these are the things we came up with:
To think about the use of syllables and make changes
To draft and edit ideas
To use rhyme effectively
To put ideas together into a song
To produce legible handwriting at speed
To perform for an audience and purpose
To use a similar piece of writing as a model
To use pauses for effect within a presentation
To identify and use subject specific language
To be resilient when writing/performing
To work cooperatively together
To perform with confidence
To communicate effectively
To show respect to others in the year group when performing
To show respect to the ideas of others
To use fairness when developing ideas
To discuss and decide democratically what to do
To use resourcefulness when looking at the mind map of ideas
We had a fantastic time and we wish you all a very merry Christmas!
We are learning this song to perform at church as part of our Christmas celebrations.
Well done to Adele, Alissia, Joseph and Jakub for showing excellent skills in reciprocity and systematic thinking when demonstrating their fluency in factors in maths today
DAY 1 - 6.9.17 Wednesday morning
Am. We were all talking about making our bug hotel. A minute later Miss Seymour gave us a piece of paper. Then Miss Seymour told us to design our bug hotel. A little while later we put all our ideas together to make the beast! Bug hotel. Then we all worked together to build the bug hotel. And then we needed to get the cutting and get the lonely hammer. Some did the hammering and some did the cutting. But cutting the wood was really hard. And then we went to break. And after we tried to put it outside. Bang! It broke so we tried again outside. Then we went to lunch.
By Lucy, Oli & Charlie
DAY 1 - 6.9.17 Wednesday Afternoon
Straight after lunch we went back out to the quad and we carried on doing the bug hotel. We were mainly doing sawing on wood and hammering the nails in the other pieces of wood. While the teachers were hammering and sawing the children were collecting material for the bug hotel. During collecting bits and bobs for the bug hotel we were all having lots of fun and we all felt excited as well as happy.
By Kyle, Naeesha & Steph
DAY 2 - 7.9.17
All of us had to get ready at 9.45am it took forever to get ready because people left their belongings we felt bored then we went to Elson library and arrived there at 10:00am. As we got there we put our belongings in the corner. After that we went towards the bug section and picked a couple of books that had facts in them then we chose a fact from each book. At 10:30 we exited out the library then we headed towards a park then played in it for 15 minutes we all felt happy to have a break. Later on we headed to a museum to have our lunch. After we ate our lunch we played on a hill for 30 minutes later on that morning we went on a nature walk to collect things for our bug hotel.
By Kairo, Billy & Alfie
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