Our School Value Awards
Well done to all of our values winners for this half term - pupils who continue to demonstrate excellent behaviour and who display our four school values in all you do! You are setting a fantastic example to our younger Cloverlea pupils.
Made With Hope STEM International Development Workshop
Year 6 have been so lucky to have had a visit from Eleanor, founder Made With Hope a registered UK charity for children in Tanzania, come in and work with us. She taught us about schools in Tanzania and how many children there do not have access to hand washing facilities, resulting in them becoming ill and missing their education. We realised how lucky we are in the UK to have all of the clean water, food and education we need.
We worked in teams to build a hand wash station similar to the ones implemented by Made With Hope in Tanzania and learnt how these simple structures could drastically improve the lives of people in this country. Fantastic engineering, leadership, team work and presentation skills were shown by Year 6 during the workshop - well done to all!
History: The World Wars
We have begun our world wars topic by researching some of the causes of wars and then investigating how Europe has changed since the outbreak of the First World War. We noticed there have been many changes to the borders of countries within Europe, that some territory has now changed to form new countries altogether, and that there were a lot fewer countries within Europe before the world wars than there are now. We are looking forward to learning what some of the reasons for these changes might have been over the next few weeks as we continue our historical enquiry...
PE: Year 6 Sports Hall Athletics Competition
On Thursday 16th January, Year 6 took part in the Sports Hall Athletics competition against other schools in the area. We took part in a variety of track and field events such as relay races, obstacle races, sprints, triple jump, long jump, vertical jump and javelin to name a few. I was so proud of the whole class because all children wanted to participate and for how they supported each other during the morning - it was amazing to see such an encouraging atmosphere formed and a genuine care for their peers. Although we did not win our heat, all children did themselves proud and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Our science topic this half term is light. We began this topic by looking at how light travels and how shadows are formed. We then moved on to investigate how our eyes work to enable us to see the world around us. We explored how our pupils change size depending on the amount of light available to use, and the reasons for this. The reactions of the children in Year 6 were fantastic! Aren't our bodies AMAZING?!
Computing: Internet Safety
This half term, Year 6 will be looking at how to stay safe online within our computing work. This includes being respectful, responsible and safe whilst using technology, recognising online behaviours that are acceptable and unacceptable and identifying ways to report any concerns. We began our topic by looking at websites we use frequently at school and home and learning how to check whether these sites are secure or not before entering any personal data.