Persevering Parrots (Y6 2018-19)
We had a brilliant afternoon finding out about the seven life processes of a plant, in particular the reproductive organs. We dissected the flower and identified all the different parts. We then used the parts to create a biological illustration. Here are the children enjoying dissecting a flowering plant. Super work Parrots!
As part of our Thrive curriculum, today we attempted to make apple crumble! The children learnt to use a potato peeler safely and how to cut an apple using a bridge to keep their fingers safe. It was funny to watch the children have a go and it was clear that their grown-ups at home do everything for them! A fantastic opportunity to start developing their life skills. By the end of the session the children were really proud that they had made their very own apple crumble. It was even more special as the apples had been picked by one of our children in year one from their garden.
Well done Parrots, I hope they tasted delicious.
As part of our topic on ‘Love Where You Live’ , today we visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The children worked with a fabulous artist called Sarah, who showed us some of the sculptures in the park. The children loved finding out about the sculptures and picked up some great tips for creating our own sculptures in our art lessons back at school. We had the opportunity to sketch and make mini sculptures out of clay. I was super proud of the children’s attitude and behaviour, and how well they represented themselves and our school. You really did shine today!
This week I want us to make sure we are super confident recalling our x 6 table in preparation to apply it to our learning. Use the video below to help you remember the pattern…when you have done that why not try writing down the switchers e.g
So this week my assembly gave me goosebumps!
Every child brought a whiteboard and pen into assembly and was asked to draw or write something that they loved about our school. The children’s answers were amazing. Some of the things they said were:
- They feel listened to
- All the grown ups care
- The lessons are good
- Teachers like to learn too
- Behaviour has improved
- They feel safe at school
- There are more sporting events
- Everyone is happy.
Here are two of my favourites:
“This is our happy grown ups who are always happy and this makes me love them”(Eddie year 1)
“This is Miss Waugh, she always tries hard to regulate people when they are unhappy, and she always listens” (Ethan year 6)
What a fantastic first week back in Parrots. The children have been very settled and have shown amazing learning behaviours. They have showed stickability and been absorbed in everything we have learnt so far. In maths the children have been absorbed in every lesson and have been super productive! I can’t wait to see what this week brings. Well done Parrots for a brilliant start.