Living and Learning: Relationships
Over the past 3 weeks, we have had a plethora of RSE lessons covering a range of topics. This week, we talked about relationships and what makes them healthy as well as families and what makes ours different and unique.
To start, we defined a relationship as “the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected” and then talked about the different relationships we have in our lives. Then, we discussed healthy and unhealthy relationships and thought about how we could support and improve them. Here are a few ideas:
- being kind, considerate and respectful
- being honest
- listening to each other
- respecting personal space, boundaries and privacy
- accepting others’ differences
We then talked about similarities and differences between our families and focused in our why our families are important to us. Here are a few responses. Families provide:
Help at home: Talk with your child about the different relationships they have.
Allerton Grange: Inter-Primary School Sports Day
This week, 32 of our Y5s and Y6s took part in an inter-primary school sports day at Allerton Grange High School.
Events included; obstacle, relay, sprint, 1/2 lap, a full lap and more! Everybody tried their best and had lots of fun!
Well done to everyone for finishing fourth, too!
Here are some pictures of us in action!
Production – Porridge!
Please make sure you bring your costumes and props outlined in last week’s letter to school no later than Monday 26th June. If you don’t have any of the items listed for your role, please let an adult in Y5 or 6 know before this Friday.
Keep practising your lines at home and get into the character you are portraying!
Living and Learning: Physical Health
We have been talking in Living and Learning lessons about how physical activity can help our physical health as well as our mental health. Firstly, we defined physical wellbeing/health as ‘looking after and feeling good in your body’ and mental wellbeing/health as ‘looking after and feeling good in your mind’.
We then discussed how partaking in physical activity releases chemicals into our brains to make us feel good. We also learnt that when we exercise we have more energy which then means we can concentrate more.
Help at home: Try out a new sport or type of physical activity over the half term.
City of Leeds Basketball, who provide our after-school basketball clubs, have a range of sessions for children of all ages.
Visit their website to book.
Auditions for Y5/6 Production: Porridge
If you would like to audition for a specific role in this year’s production, please read on!
- Select a role you would like to audition for.
- Select no more than one page of dialogue to practise from the script.
- Rehearse for your audition which will take place on one of the following days:
Tuesday 23rd May
Wednesday 24th May
Thursday 25th May
Please tell your class teacher which role you will be auditioning for on Friday 19th May.
Writing: Expanded Noun Phrases
Over the next two weeks, in Writing, we will be exploring, planning and writing a WWII recount as if we are evacuees. Yesterday, the children looked at and created Expanded Noun Phrases (ENPs) that they could use in their piece of writing.
An ENP is made up of a ‘determiner adjective, adjective noun’ or ‘determiner adjective noun’. Here are a few we made:
- a picturesque view
- several weary, emotional evacuees
- many worried, exhausted mothers
- the congested, humid train
Help at home: Take a look at ENPs on BBC bitesize or create your own ENPs for this picture.
History: The End Of WWII
In History, we are nearing the end of our WWII topic and therefore looking at VE day. VE day stands for Victory in Europe day. This day was celebrated on the 8th May 1945. The children looked at a variety of photos that showed the celebrations that took place. We also discussed how the return of men (from the army) impacted the women’s role during WWII.
They then created their own freeze frames or dramas recreating the scenes.
Living and Learning: Healthy Eating
In Living and Learning, we discussed the importance of a balanced diet and the advice of ‘five-a-day’. We looked at the different portion sizes that counted towards your five-a-day and talked about the differences in fresh, dried, tinned and cooked fruit and vegetables.
Did you know:
- you should only have 150ml of fruit juice a day?
- if you drink a fruit smoothie, it only counts as one portion no matter how many different fruits are in there?
- dried fruit should be eaten as a dessert rather than a snack to prevent tooth decay?
- it is healthier to buy tinned fruit in juices rather than syrup?
Help at home: Visit the NHS website which gives more information about portion sizes and healthy choices. Then, with this knowledge, why not try to plan, prepare and enjoy a healthy meal which contributes towards your five-a-day.
On Friday, we celebrated the coronation by coming to school in red, white and blue. At lunchtime, we had an indoor picnic and afterwards we had an assembly all about our new King. In class, we then created a college of King Charles III using images that represented London.