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Year 6 Definitely Has Talent!

16/12/2016 at 16:00

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We had a fantastic afternoon at the Year 6 Talent Show! There were 21 different acts and each one was creative, unique and wonderful!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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We can’t count the number of times we said, “I didn’t know you could do that!” Everyone should be very proud of themselves for getting up and having a go.

 

More photos to follow soon!

 

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The Indian Army in the First World War

13/12/2016 at 18:36

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Over the last two weeks, the children have learned about British values and what we consider important in the modern world. They then compared their modern ideals and values to those held 100 years ago. They maturely discussed them and considered which of them they should continue with today – stoicism being an interesting choice. They were also pleased that equality of race and gender were accepted today.

 

British Values around the time of the First World War

  • Freedom for some – white men
  • Rule of law
  • Representative government – for men in Britain and white colonies
  • Patriotism
  • Stoicism
  • Courage
  • Loyalty
  • Racial superiority of western Europeans
  • Religious superiority of the Christian church

 

In the second lesson, the children used their new found understanding of attitudes at the time of the war to discover how the enormous number of Indian soldiers -1.5 million by 1918 – were viewed and treated by the British, French and German forces by looking at different propaganda pieces.

 

The class then ordered the pictures according to which they felt were most positive in the way the presented the Indian army to the most negative – this was really interesting for me as their ordering was different to the way I had ordered them at a conference (Mr Tiffany). The children worked carefully, maturely and asked some really interesting deductive questions to deepen their understanding.

 

 

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RE in year 6 this term

08/12/2016 at 10:06

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This term in RE Year 6 have been working on a unit called ‘What does it mean to be a Sikh?’

The children learned about the Mool Mantar and its importance, Guru Nanak and the other Gurus, The Guru Granth Sahib and the main symbols of Sikhism. The main idea was, not just to know about things, but to gain an understanding of Sikh beliefs and ways of life. This is at the heart of this rather than just remembering facts. E.g. knowing Sikh symbols is good but understanding their symbolism and how they make the person feel is most important. We could then relate this idea to different faiths and, indeed, to any feelings of belonging for you personally. Our visit to the Gurdwara was a fantastic experience which enabled the children to gain some of this deeper understanding.

We used writing, role play, pictures and art work to express our thoughts and ideas.IMG_1947 IMG_1949 IMG_1950 IMG_1951 IMG_1952 IMG_1953 IMG_1955

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Sports Hall Athletics – Plate Final

07/12/2016 at 18:42

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This afternoon I had the pleasure of taking 20 children to Priesthorpe to compete in the West Leeds plate final against 5 other schools. The competition was fierce but we still managed to finish a respectable 4th – only 8 points behind 3rd – and the children had improved dramatically from the initial round.

I do hope the children continue to enjoy athletics and consider taking it up outside school! Superb citizens with a positive attitude all round!

Photos on 6T blog

 

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In Their Footsteps Gallery – First World War Museum Trip

01/12/2016 at 16:33

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This morning, 6T went to Leeds City Museum to look around the temporary gallery – In Their Footsteps – which is all about Leeds in the First World War. The children worked through some really challenging questions including those written by me to really stretch their understanding:

  • Having viewed the gallery, what questions would you like to ask or areas to research further?
  • If you had been old enough to serve in the Leeds Pals, would you have signed up voluntarily or waited until you were forced? Why?
  • Having looked around the gallery, do you think it was a good idea that the pals regiments were formed? Why?

 

Another school were in the gallery at the same time as us and their staff commented on how polite, calm and focused the children were as they learned about the topic.

 

The children were awesome!

 

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Barnbow Factory

30/11/2016 at 09:13

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How was Leeds involved in the First World War?

What happened in Leeds during the First World War?

What does this memorial commemorate?

 

The Barnbow factory is part of the story of Leeds in the First World War. Explore it using the links below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnbow

 

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/barnbow-lasses/

 

Photos

 

http://www.barwickinelmethistoricalsociety.com/4746.html

 

What do you think about the ladies that worked in Barnbow?

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