Posted in Health, Reading

Sugar Tax, what do you think?

Sugar Tax BTN episode 29/3/16

Do you think we should have a tax on drinks with sugar? Why/Why not?

Work with a partner to investigate the following;

  1. What food and drinks do you consume that contain sugar?
  2. What are naturally occurring sugars?
  3. What are added sugars?
  4. How does sugar affect you? What changes do you notice when you eat sugar? Think about your energy levels, health, behaviour and sleep?
  5. What are some good things about sugar?
  6. What health problems are associated with a high sugar diet?

Record your research in your books and then post a quality comment by typing a paragraph with your findings. 

Posted in Health, making someones day

Compliment Presents

Today we had a great discussion about how we could ‘Make Someones Day’. To generate further discussion and ideas we then watched the following clip that shows a string of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’.



After watching the clip we all wrote our names down 6 times and placed in a box. Every student (and I) pulled out 6 names to create a ‘Compliment Present’ for. We all loved creating and receiving the little positive notes – it put huge grins on all of our faces.

Thankyou to Michael Friermood for the fantastic resource of Compliment Presents!

To read his blog post about how to make and also to access the template click here.


When was the last time you did a ‘Random Act of Kindness?’

What did you do and how did it make you feel?

Posted in Growth mindset, Health

Growth Mindset

growth mindset


Today we started learning about ‘Growth Mindset’ and how it can help us.

The short videos below from class dojo were a great way to introduce the topic and create discussion. We all completed a quiz to see if we had a growth or fixed mindset. There was a huge range of results (scores from 1 – 8). Take the ‘what is my mindset’ quiz (see post below) to see if you have a fixed or growth mindset.

Do you have a growth mindset?

How can having a growth mindset help us?


Posted in 6K, Health

Banana Friday


On Friday the 26th of June, 6K are celebrating the end of term. We would love everyone to bring a banana to school and join in all the fun with making banana phones. Instead of bringing in  junk food and feeling sick this is a fun and healthy way to eat well and live a long and enjoyable life with banana phones. When you bring in a banana this will be the best day of your banana life.

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Posted in Health


People often use labels or categories to describe others and these labels can be based on such characteristics as clothing, looks, the way a person talks, or the groups to which he or she belongs. Categorizing things or people is a natural human inclination; however, people often make assumptions about groups of people they don’t even know. This is what we call ‘stereotypes’

The students watched a video called ‘throw like a girl’ (Youtube clip) as an introduction to start discussion about stereotypes and how they effect us.

Today students used magazines to cut out pictures and create posters showing stereotypes and non-stereotypes. Press play to see a slideshow of their posters.


How do stereotypes effect the way we act?

How do stereotypes effect the way we are treated?

Have you ever been treated differently because of a stereotype?

Posted in Health

Are you a healthy eater?


Do you eat a balanced diet?

Do you know why it is important to have a healthy diet?

Do you know how many serves of fruit and vegetables you should have every day?

Find out if you know what a healthy diet is by playing the Food balance game

You need to create a healthy menu for one day but using foods from the 5 food groups for meals and snacks. If you are successful Peach or Basil will walk across the tight rope, if not they will lose their balance and fall!

Did you learn anything about a balanced diet from playing the game?

Posted in Health

How much sleep do we really need?

Watch the following clips.

Kids Sleep BTN episode

Teen Sleep BTN episode

1. What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?
2. What has a new study found about using electronic devices before going to bed?
3. The light emitted from electronic devices can affect how well we sleep. True or false?
4. When it gets dark, your brain clock decides it is sleep time and tells another part of your body to release what chemical?
5. Why do we need sleep?
6. If we don’t get enough sleep it can affect our…
      a. Concentration
      b. Memory
      c. Learning
      d. All of the above
7. What can we do to get a better night’s sleep?
8. Experts say that turning off screens at least an hour before going to bed is a good idea.
True or false?
9. How much sleep do you think you need each day?

Conduct your own sleep study. Record how long you use electronic devices for before going to bed and how many hours of sleep you get each night.

Click here to find out how fast your reactions are (you will need a mouse for this activity) – record your results.

When you are finished take this fun quiz about sleep.