We started the week with a visit from three representatives from Show Racism the Red Card. The children took part in a range of activities designed to raise awareness of differences in our communities and racism within the UK. The children had the following comments about their day:
Firstly we went into the hall to watch a video about what racism is, how if affects people and why it happens. (Oran)
Next, we had a PE session with former footballer Luther Blisset. It was really exciting because he is a Watford legend and I am a Watford fan! (Alfie M)
We designed people and we had to draw and label symbols of what a good friend would have. (Lucy D)
Finally, we had a workshop on judging people. Manisha asked us questions and we would hold up a face that we thought was the right answer. We almost got all of them wrong because we judged by the colour of their skin. (Izzy)
We had a great day overall and I leant that you should not judge someone by the way they look or the colour of their skin. (Charli P)
First we watched a short video clip about 'Show Racism the Red Card'. We were amazed at how many people had suffered from racism. (Charlie C)
We rushed into a session with Luther and we played some immensely fun games in teams and then a competition. (Lucas C)
We played a game about trying to work out what we could tell about someone by the colour of a person's skin. As a result of getting 98% of the questions wrong we realised that the colour of a person's skin doesn't tell us a lot about the person's life. (Georgia)
We learnt how to explain a person's colour of skin without offending them. (Fay)
All in all the day was great and we learnt lots about racism. (Harry)
On Wednesday year 6 had a visit from Springboard East. The children enjoyed some drama activities and a workshop focusing on the history of democracy in Britain. They produced some fantastic posters for the suffragette movement.
In literacy each group has been continuing with persuasive writing this week. Most groups will finish this work next week and move onto writing some poetry involving powerful imagery.
In topic work the children have been working hard on their Anderson Shelters. As a result of this we have had to send home the lovely 'make do and mend' items that the children made over half term. We have very much enjoyed having these items in the classrooms and attach some photos of the wonderful displays below.
On Thursday a team of children attended the Year 6 Maths Challenge at Aldwickbury School and did very well indeed - watch this space for the full results!
In short, its been a busy but extremely enjoyable week in school. We hope you have a lovely and restful weekend.
The Year 6 team.