Year 6 began the week in quiet meditation with a visit from Julian, a practicing Buddhist, who talked us through a guided meditation – we listened and focused our minds to the sounds around us and the pattern of our breathing. The children were given the opportunity to ask questions at the end and found out that Buddhists live in monasteries. They do not ask for food but wait for the generosity of the community around them to come with offerings – this tells them that they are wanted in the community and so continue to stay in their monastery.
Yesterday was great fun with our Roald Dahl World Book Day! It was great to see so many different characters and costumes. We had Roald Dahl Maths conundrums and poetry of a prickly kind followed by research of the porcupine and amazing art work in the afternoon.
In Literacy we have been writing a biography of the life and successes of Michael Faraday. Did you know his passion for science started out as a book binder?
In Maths we have been consolidating our understanding of fractions with a particular focus on fractions of amounts.
Science has been electrifying – testing scientific statements by creating series and parallel circuits.