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Today we got our new topic, Going Global, off to a flying start with a day of exploration and learning about five diverse countries. The children started in Australia, then went to Ireland, then Mexico, then Brazil before ending in Japan.
In English this week, we have been writing a scientific report explaining the life cycle of plants. We started by using drama to explore the lif cycle and then went onto plan, draft, edit and publish our reports.
Here are some pictures of our drama as well as a few of us editing our work. Check back to see some of the finished products!
This week we have been thinking carefully about oracy in our classroom and having useful discussions about important topics.
We started by coming up with some guidelines to support our discussions and used them to talk about a statement based on our work around the Greenpeace/ Iceland Christmas advert. Here are some of the summaries from our discussions.
Our group said that we agree [with the statement] because by cutting down the trees they are cutting down someone’s home, this will probably lead to the orang-utans dying. There is high demand for palm oil so it needs to be produced. But on the other hand, you could just farm it responsibly using empty fields.
We agreed [with the statement]. The famers know they are harming the orang-utans but they keep doing it.
We agree [with the statement], they are cutting down their homes. We also said that high demand might lead to irresponsible sourcing of palm oil. This needs to change.
If we all tried to buy products that don’t contain palm oil it would probably cost us a lot more money as these would have to be more expensive - palm oil is used because it is cheap!
Boycotting products containing palm oil wouldn’t necessarily stop all orang-utans from being killed. Poachers kill lots of wild animals for fur another medicinal products.
In our reading sessions, we have been studying the Greenpeace advert about reducing palm oil. Here are some of 5/6T with Rang-Tan, who came to visit us for the day!
Check back later this week to hear about the debates we have been having in class!
We were introduced to Times Table Rockstars today and all children have been given a login if they wish to access this from home.
Head to www.ttrockstars.com to log on - make sure you select the correct school (Sidmouth CEVA Primary School) when logging in.
This week is anti-bullying week. Today (Thursday 15th November) 5/6T took part in anti-cyberbullying day by exploring what cyberbullying was, what we should do if we think we are being bullied online or somebody we know if being bullied online and how to protect ourselves when using the internet or mobile phones.
We considered lots of scenarios, based on real life, and used the definition of bullying to decide whether a child was a victim of cyberbullying and what extra information would be useful to help decide. We also discussed how our behaviour towards other people can differ when we are not face-to-face with them and how to make sure we don't put ourselves in unnecessary/ unintentional danger or upset other people.
We agreed that the internet is a fantastic resource to have and use as long as it is used safely (we know Miss Trevena is all about safety!). Make sure you have a conversation with your adult at home about keeping safe online and speak up if you see or hear anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or upsets you.