I know you have all been hearing and been talking about the coronavirus these past few weeks. So you all know that life has changed and we are having to stay at home more than usual. Schools have had to be closed and most people haven’t been able to go to work because they have either got the virus and are in isolation or because their work places have been shut down. They may have had to start doing work at home.
Quite a lot of people have been worrying about supplies as the shipment coming from the countries especially China, are being very strict so as not to spread the virus. TOP TIP! Go to small corner shops (not TESCO, ASDA or Sainsbury’s) to hopefully find some loose packets of pasta or toilet roll. Also, because of these schools closing down and people going into isolation, hospitals are getting busy, staff are getting stressed and teachers are taking time to upload classwork online. Yup. We are NOT getting a free holiday.
So what is this coronavirus or covid-19? (See my brother’s previous blog for a simpler explanation!) The symptoms of coronavirus is very similar to flu, you can get a cough and a high temperature and also find it harder to breathe (if you think you have the virus or you have any symptoms listed, DO NOT go out but call 111 and go into self-isolation for 14 days. Only if you live on your own, you can self isolate for 7 days)
The main reason why these drastic measures are taking place is so that we don’t spread the virus even more than it already has. Covid-19 is contagious and is even life threatening for some groups of people. For example, the elderly or people with other health issues. For example, your grandparents are at possible high risk as are
people over 60. Children and adults who have health problems are at risk too.
BUT, there is a way to stop it. We need to keep washing our hands with warm water for 20 seconds. The more we keep clean and keep the nasty germs away the less time it will take for us to go back to doing our jobs and to go back to school. Try to keep away from large groups of people too like cinemas, restaurants and big parties. There will be lots more news coming up so keep on the lookout!
Coronavirus (covid19) is an illness that gives you a dry cough. It also gives you a fever and a runny nose. It’s contagious, which means that it spreads. People have been asked to wash their hands and not to touch other people and dirty things. The Prime Minister has said that this has been the worst thing that’s happened since World War II. He’s asked everyone to keep washing and not go to big gatherings.
After listening to Boris Jonson, a lot of people have started to wear masks, stopped going to sports events, and some people have started to go to the shops and get lots of supplies. In school, kids have been using the hand sanitiser and washing with water in the toilets. We had assemblies about covid19 and we were given information about keeping safe from the coronavirus.
Many children are worried about this situation. Their worry is that they are going to catch the virus and become ill. But if you keep washing and not touch other people you won’t catch it. Be helpful by giving people supplies and take medication. Also, don’t forget to pray.
After the Christmas holiday, I moved to a new school. This blog is about my time at Cayley so far.
The name of my class is 4A and every year group’s classes are A, B, and C. For example 4A ,4B and 4C. My teacher is Abu-Yusuf and there are others too. At Cayley so far, I go to assembly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. After Registration, we go to assembly at 9:10am. At break time, the staff give bagels in a box while children get in a line. After that, we have English and then it’s lunch time.
The chidren in my class welcomed me when I first came to the class by helping me do my work and also they were friendly to me. My best friend is called A and we both play with each other every day. My other friends are named Z, A, and A and we play tag and we just chat a lot about random things.
On Thursdays, we have music in the afternoon but before that my class and I use the laptops. The music teacher comes in after that and teaches us to play the recorder. Most afternoons, we do Topic and my current topic is the Tudors and King Henry VIII. I go to swimming with another class to Mile End Leisure Centre.
Every Friday, we go to the Library in the afternoons. Each table in my class goes to the library at a time because we have topic at the same time. Also, on Friday for lunch, I would sometimes get chicken and rice, burger, or fish and chips. On Mondays, I eat meatballs, or meat spaghetti.
It has been impressive at Cayley so far, and I am looking forward to go to a trip.
The Wizard of Oz was originally written by L. Frank Baum. It has become a classic children’s book which is loved by adults and children alike.
This book is about a girl called Dorothy who was out of her home when there was a tornado. She hits her head and falls into a dream that sends her to the magical land of Oz. There, she meets Glinda [a good witch] and the Munchkins. After she had a bit of fun, she realises she needs to go home. So Dorothy goes on a quest to find the great Wizard of Oz. To get to her home, Kansas, she must seek his help.
I think it’s good movie and it has a very imaginative storyline. If there was more to it, the story would probably be a bit too much and spoil the story. In the movie, the first scene is in black and white. All the rest is in colour. This is a good effect because it shows reality and dream.
The most famous song in this movie is ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. Dorothy sings it when she is feeling down and wants something a bit exciting in her life. The animals/men she meets have songs as well.
‘If I had a brain’, ‘If I had the nerve’ and ‘If I had a heart’ are some songs that the Tin man, The Scarecrow and The Lion sing about what they want from the Wizard of Oz. People like these songs because they have movement and a bright atmosphere.
I can’t really pick out a big negative because overall it’s a good story and is possibly perfect as it has actions, sadness and excitement all in one! My rating is 9/10.
Thank you for reading this and that’s the end of my review.
Blog by Maryam
PS: We performed the story in our Year 6 Leavers School Performance and I was the evil witch (Wicked Witch of the West)
I am writing this blog because I want to persuade you to play with lego. First of all, lego is a fun toy to play with. You can buy lego from the Lego shop, Westfield, Disney and they come with instructions. You can buy odd lego with any pieces and make anything you want. If you know that your lego will break because it’s wobbly, then keep your instructions and you can make it again. Inside your lego box, there are spare lego pieces if you lose some of them.
Lego teaches you to follow instructions because every time I get lego, I copy the instructions. Sometimes you feel like giving up but no matter what, you still have to keep trying. When I was making an avengers set, it took me the whole day and night but I still didn’t give up. When I finished, I felt exhausted and happy as well.
The reason why I got into lego is because I like making things. My favourite lego is avengers. You can also order lego from the internet. You can make cars, animals, men, women and things that you can open and close. You can buy avengers lego, ninjago lego, and last of all lego friends.
I am going to tell you why you shouldn’t cut trees because people are cutting down too many trees!
Firstly, cutting down trees is bad. Also if you cut down trees, there will be bad air because inside them there are carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide and other gases are taken by the trees and if it mixes with the good air, it will become bad for the people. Trees also release oxygen and we need oxygen to breathe in. Secondly, the air is going to be dirty and the environment is going to be worse and the water will be mixed up with the dirty air. Also many animals will become extinct because they need the trees to survive.
Everyone will get ill and global warming will happen, then many people might die. I predict that maybe they have cut over 1,500 trees or may be more. We need your help to save the environment so everything will be back to normal. And I mean it, please can you help us!
If you help us you will be able to breath properly and you won’t get ill. If you don’t want to die, don’t cut trees! However, global warming makes you very hot and you want to get hot and sweaty every day, do you?
Finally, if we can have our environment nice to breath in, we will be able to breathe in good air and we will be able to stay healthy because there will be no bad air. Search more on google why you shouldn’t cut down trees.
I am going to talk about my time at Year 6 and preparation for SATs. I have been getting a lot of homework keeping me very busy. Subjects that I will have to study hard are English [reading & writing], grammar, punctuation & spellings, and maths. My favourite subject has actually become arithmetic as I didn’t like maths before! I am still better at English though (I think).
If you want to do well in SATs you need to do bit of revising and you need to make sure you finish your homework regularly. (I don’t think your teacher would be too happy if you didn’t do any of your homework!) In the Easter holidays, just a few weeks before the SATs most schools have Easter booster. All the teachers from Year 6 come and help us with the things we are struggling on and what we need to get good at while we are on our way to doing the SATs. The teachers told me it’s a very fun few sessions and every year everyone actually loves it. I can see why as only the Year 6 have the entire playground to themselves and that is good news for people who like playing football and having more space for games because normally everyone has to share the playground!
Anyway, you will need to get organised and get good at the subjects you are doing. The way to do this is to make sure you listen to what your teacher says and use all the time you have. It’s not just about the marks you get but it’s also about what you have learnt at school and how you have improved from when you did the SATs in Year 2. It would also prepare you for secondary school where things will be a lot harder and you may need to know the things that you will have learnt for the SATs. Like when you are doing a maths problem and you have to add a few numbers up to do the question. In arithmetic, it makes you practice a lot on adding and subtracting.
Back to getting organised. Don’t leave your homework lying around your room and make sure you have a timetable so you can get it done. I normally keep everything either in my bag or in a box where I have a few extra things I will need to get me a few marks up. The other thing to do is to do a little bit of each subject everyday rather than loading it all on yourself in one go. For example, do a bit of reading, a bit of grammar and a bit of maths!
After all this, you do get a big, long break. It would be nearly the summer holidays and we would be taking down the things on the walls and going out to parks and there is of course the school residential to look forward to!
Yes, year 6 is is a lot about exams but it’s about having fun and making the most of your primary school. Go on, have fun and work hard!