Anti-Bullying Week 2019

Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year’s Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th-Friday 15th November 2019. We have been thinking about what we already to prevent bullying and how we can further reduce bullying in our school.

Today was Odd Socks Day! This was an amazing opportunity for us to express ourselves and celebrate our individuality.

Geography Day

What a week we had! We played a game called ‘geoguessr’ where we were dropped onto an unknown place via google earth. The aim was to look for clues and find out where we were by reading road signs, looking at the terrain and exploring our surroundings.

We looked at elevation maps of Europe to identify which areas were flat and mountainous. We were able to identify the highest mountain in Greece- Mount Olympus. We researched Mount Olympus and Birmingham to create a fact-file which included the population and the local wildlife.

We also discussed what physical and human features are in relation to geography. We learnt that physical geography looks at the natural processes of the Earth which include rivers and mountains. Human geography looks at the impact and behaviour of people such as buildings and canals.

Digital Council

Thank you to the year 5 and 6 pupils from Bells Farm Primary School who visited us this week. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to hear their Digital Council’s assembly about anti-bullying ahead of anti-bullying week.

Where the Poppies Now Grow

In our ‘No Outsiders’ lesson this week, we have been learning about World War 1 and World War 2. We read ‘Where the poppies now grow’ set during the First World War. We discussed why a poppy is used and how we remember those who fought in the war.

Harvest Festival

On Tuesday, Claire from the Salvation Army came into school to talk about harvest. Harvest Festival is a celebration of the food grown on the land. Claire explained that all the food that we have given is going to help people who need it. Thank you Claire.

Drama

This week, we have been creating an interesting piece of drama based on Cleopatra, who ruled Ancient Egypt for 21 years. It is believed that Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was one of the most famous women in history.

Making shadufs

We have been learning all about the River Nile. In Ancient Egypt, the Nile flooded every June and during these floods, a connecting network of canals filled with water. Shadufs were invented by the Ancient Egyptians and were used to refill the reservoirs. We worked together to make shadufs using straws, plasticine and paper cases.