Continuing with our Crime and Punishment topic, Year 6 have been exploring what life would have been like in a Victorian reformatory school. Young criminals were sent here to be taught a lesson and some of the tasks and chores really shocked our pupils!
Ruby Prior has written a fantastic recount for her home learning task today:
My name is Jane Angus and I am currently in reformatory school for stealing, I will tell you what happened today….as if it will be any different from my last entry. As always, I woke up at 6am sharp and headed downstairs for my breakfast. Like yesterday, I had bread and butter and a large cup of tea which was cold. Then we headed to our lessons, the mistress was extremely strict today and got angry at me for my spelling mistakes. I had never learned to write before, what did she expect? After that torture, I mean my lessons I ate lunch; it was my favourite, fish and potatoes! I don’t like fish but the smell of it makes me think of home as my dad works down by the coast. It was then time for my least favourite part of the day, girls are supposed to work as servants when they are older so every afternoon I would have to take lessons on how to sew, cook and clean. I never pay attention, heehee! I’m sure I can find work at the shipyard when I am older anyways. And finally, after another cold meal I am sent to bed. Note : I have been coughing a lot more then usual but its probably just a common cold, right?
Excellent work Ruby! We are also very impressed with how confident and quick our children are becoming with their word processing skills!
Year 6 have continued to demonstrate a motivated and dedicated attitude to their learning whilst studying from home this week.
For our Crime and Punishment topic, we have started to explore the Victorian prisons and how Elizabeth Fry had a huge impact on prison living conditions.
Year 6 have watched videos and carried out research to discover more about this significant woman and were fascinated by her kind nature and determination!
A huge well done to Reuben who is our Year 6 writer of the week!
We have been working exceptionally hard for the past 2 weeks writing formal letters of complaint; we were super impressed with the progress that Reuben has demonstrated within his writing since the start of the year.
Keep up the good work, Reuben!
We learned so much in Year 6 after our online workshop which was delivered by the Houses of Parliament education team!
It was fascinating to find out more about how the Houses of Parliament work and also some of the history behind the establishment.
We were amazed to learn about how laws are made and that it can sometimes take up to a year of ‘ping pong’ before a bill is passed!
What a great session to support us with our Crime and Punishment topic.
Wow, what a fantastic awards assembly Year 6 had to celebrate all of their hard work during the lockdown period!
It was fabulous to see all of our dedicated pupils united once again in celebration of each other’s successes as we shared hundreds of certificates which they have worked so hard to earn over the past 2 months!
There were countless Purple Mash, Reading Plus, and TT Rockstars certificates handed out to both children who have worked on their learning from home and to those who have been in school. Weals celebrated and gave special recognition to individuals who had shown outstanding effort across different home learning platforms.
Our top 3 ‘Purple Mash Reward Earners’ – Thomas, Charlie and Chloe earned over 100 individual rewards each for their amazing home learning work which they submitted!
Our Top 3 TT Rockstars Coin Earners
Our Top 3 Reading Plus Achievers
We would like to congratulate all children for showing resilience and determination during a very difficult time in their learning, and of course a huge thank you to parents for all of your continued support!
Year 6 have taken part in many weird and wonderful science experiments this week in support of ‘British Science Week 2021’!
It was a brilliant way to celebrate all children being back in school and participate in hands-on, fun activities.
We have experimented with cress, candles, and balloons to name just a few!
Here are a selection of photographs showing some of the fun we got up to!
Today, the Year 5 children in school created a banner for safer internet use to showcase what they have been learning about throughout the week.
The Year 5 children, both at home and at school, have produced some fantastic newspaper reports based on our guided reading text – Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. They have reported that a young boy, called Michael, has fallen off his family’s yacht while they were sailing around the world and he is now missing. Their reports were brilliant and included all of our Year. 5 grammatical features, including relative clauses, parenthesis and modal verbs.
This week, both in school and at home, the Year 5 children have been completing activities centred around staying safe online.
For their first task, they created posters informing children of the SMART rules for staying safe online.
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For their second task, they looked at advertising and how people use social media to advertise and promote products.
For their final task, they discussed a range of activities and actions that people can undertake online and decided how risky these actions and activities are and why.