Term 2 - Algorithms, elections and..... IT'S CHRISTMAS!
Mr Park joined us this term and the children have loved having him and his support within the class. Mr Park has been leading our computing topic - Tomorrow's World: teaching the children about the amazing power of the Wide Area Network (WAN) that we know as the internet. Children have learned how computers send and receive packets of data from across the world, we even acted out the process with Christopher and Theo acting as our highly efficient routers!
Alongside this we developed our understanding of the power of the internet for communication, through our St Mary's election. Due to covid, the children were unable to share their policies and garner votes in the old fashioned way. Instead children developed their own formal emails to Mrs Batorska and informal emails and website content for children, including some very humorous videos. You can find all the videos here: https://www.stmarybridport.co.uk/year-6-election/
Including our winners: The Super Six, who will meet with Mrs Batorska and Mr Warne and see if their policies can become a reality for our school community.
Finally as we prepared for Christmas we have made our own wrapping paper using potatoes, decorations using salt dough and of course our fantastic Snow is falling performance - where once again we showed off the wonderful singers and dancers that we are: https://bridport-st-marys-cofe-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/a-very-2020-nativity
Well done on a fantastic term, we are very proud of you all. Have a good rest and come back ready for our next amazing topic: Frozen Kingdom! Don't forget to try the holiday home learning challenges to get you in the mood!
And check out this awesome video about icebergs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ72d8xYqqQ&list=PLFB6BFF18CBD6ABEB&index=8
Term 1 - sailing, campfires, air-raids and SATS!
It has been a busy term in year 6. Back at the beginning of the term we headed off to Portland to see a real working lighthouse and explore the amazing landscape of the Bill.
I'll hand over to Olivia to explain what happened next . . .
St Marys year 6s had the amazing opportunity to sail at the Weymouth and Portland National sailing Academy. 1 students (and 1 dad) sailed their incredible boats out into the harbour following their instructor Katie, who went in and out and around the bright orange buoys. A couple of boats tumbled over. My partner Imogen was nervous but near the end she was getting a bit more confident!
Shortly after we did some more teambuilding through a walk to Eype beach, then tea, night games and a campfire back at school. For many of the class this was their first time visiting Eype beach or playing games in the dark - fun was had by all!
Through these trips we grew stronger together as a class and as individuals. We as staff loved getting to know the children more and all their wonderful individual characteristics!
We then threw ourselves into our topic: A Child's War. By dressing up as evacuees, making rationing soup and designing and testing Anderson shelters: we have learnt about the experiences of children during this important period in our history.