In response to the hope and kindness activities completed by year 6 pupils, and then distributed to our local care homes, Barrington Lodge have replied with much appreciation! They thanked us for the work and also included work from the residents for us to look at. How lovely is that! What an act of kindness!
This week, Y6 children have been busy and have enjoyed working on numerous activities linked to Hope. The children carefully coloured in hearts, creating different patterns, wrote a piece of creative writing linked to Hope and they created their own pictures that represented what Hope means to them. One child, drew a tree of Hope and wrote a recipe of Hope and the idea was that the tree sprinkled the recipe of Hope down on people that were near and touched the tree. We have sent some of our amazing work to our local care homes for the residents to enjoy and to make them smile!
On Friday, 6C watched a video about DIWALI which is the five-day Hindu Festival of Lights and the children took notes. As a class, we talked about respect and celebrating differences.
All we had to do was wear odd socks! It was a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique in Anti-Bullying Week! It was held on Monday 16th November, the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Some great socks were worn to support this, well done 6H.
Feeding Families is a local charity that we, CHJS, support. This promotes the wellbeing and mental health for those who give and receive aid. Hampers are provided to families in our community. Families and staff are donating food items in order for these hampers to be distributed. Please support us in order to support Feeding Families. All donations need to be in school by 30th November.
Today, we learned about people who died in the wars. We found out that brothers from the same family were stopped from serving together. Why poppies? They were the first flower to grow in the fields after WWI ended so this is the flower to represent all those who died. Lest we forget. Each one of us designed a medal to show bravery. Written by Scarlett B.
Dylan M, Ashelee D and Lilly S daily, and very enthusiastically, are sweeping and collecting leaves from the back yard in order for year 6 to have a clear play area. They show fabulous teamwork and resilience and are taking so much pride in what they are achieving. Well done!
Over the last few weeks, Y6 has focussed We Believe time on the importance of positive mental health and well-being. Using World Mental Health Day as our starting point, we looked at ways we can help ourselves to relax and discussed resilience powers focusing on determination. Over the last two weeks, we have worked to fill in a well-being bingo board and have aimed to colour as many activities as possible to show what we have completed. We also designed resilience shields to present ways we can help ourselves. We have shown excellent maturity and discussion throughout.
The Year 6 children spent some time last week designing positive pictures to send to five local residential care homes for the elderly. Included with the pictures is a well wishes card for the residents and staff with the following message from school: ‘The Year 6 children have designed positive pictures for you to enjoy at this time. We hope you all stay safe and send our well wishes. Enjoy the pictures- we hope they bring a smile. Take care.’
The children designed the pictures with a template of a vase and they were each encouraged to create a piece of artwork using the title ‘A vase of … ?’ We aimed for positive vocabulary, empowering messages and lots of colour.