Welcome back to the new year. Here you will find events celebrated, excellent learning highlighted and children's passion shared throughout the year.
Keep an eye out for the concentration, perseverance and enthusiasm for learning across the year.
Hear My Story Themed Week
A wonderful week was had by all: we visited the Oooh La La cafe and got to practise our french vocabulary; we had our own class story swap with our story boxes and then shared them with Year 3.2; we completed some beautiful replica art work in the style of Joan Miro; and we also go to write our own stories using his art work for inspiration.
What a busy week it was!
Prison Me No Way workshops
We were fortunate enough to attend the Prison Me No Way workshops this week. In both of the sessions, the children engaged well with the speakers and asked thought-provoking questions to further their learning and understanding.
Here are some of the comments from the children today:
"I learned that education is the key to success. Also, prison is boring and dull and that you still have responsibilities even in prison." Aniq.
"No matter where you in life, it can always be changed around." Kyree
"I found it amazing when Anthony told us that he went to prison 3 times but still managed to changed his life." Zia.
"To believe in myself!" Jan
"I learned to not hang out with the wrong people and that i can achieve anything I put my mind to." Matthew.
"I think the workshop has built up my confidence and made me believe that I am special." Daisy
" I enjoyed being in the prison cell because I have always wondered what one would look like. I also learnt to make good decisions and help inspire others to do so." Bethany.
Where does the time go when you are having fun?
In the lead up to the SATs, Year 6 have been extremely busy. We have completed some graffiti to consolidate our Maths knowledge, taken up some Stone Age Weaving, had items in our classroom quit on us because we have not been treating them kindly, and finally built some Roundhouses to show our understanding of our Stone Age to Iron Age topic.
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Room 13- Dracula Experience leaflets
Spring Live Learning- The Weird and Wonderful Octopus in action
For our Live Learning session this week, we spent the afternoon looking at test techniques in a more fun and engaging way. Our parents were able to see the types of test questions that we complete during our reading tests, but they also got to see how we go about answering the questions by using evidence from the text.
Thank you to everyone who came and joined us, we had a lovely afternoon learning alongside you.
Science week: the heart, blood and eggs of course!
The first three weeks of the Spring term ...
It has been an extremely busy start to the term already: we have had our Peter Pan dress up day raising money for GOSH; a wonder day with Steve Skidmore where we learnt about what it is like to be an author and where he gets his inspiration from; experimenting with shadows and looking at the density of water and how it can refract light particles and finally on Friday afternoon we had our Story Swap session with class 3.2 where we were able to read a story in front of an open fire (online).
Our Fieldguide to our fantastical creatures.
Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at non-chronological reports. The children have worked very hard in the lead up to their extended writing task. They have written captions for pixies, written diary entries as boggarts, considered what it was like to be a river troll and have reported on giant salamanders and sea serpents causing havoc off the coastline.
The end product was their own non-chronological report on their fantastical creatures with the addition of labelled diagrams and news broadcast or letters informing people to be vigilant.
Well done Year 6, you did yourselves proud.
Christmas season is upon us...
Boggarts in the classroom!! Can you see how they have been misbehaving...diary entries to follow.
Riot shields and speed cameras...a unique lesson with Chaz our PCSO
Experimenting with periscopes
Practical Maths with algebra and fractions, decimals and percentages.
English and PE- Can we follow our own instructions?
Autumn 2018 Live Learning- Creativity
Thank you to the parents that joined us for our Creativity Live Learning session. We had a wonderful time designing our new Alien Species in readiness for our topic after half term. We used our Evolution and Inheritance understanding to think carefully about the features that our new species needs in order to survive in it's harsh environments around the solar system.
'When I grow up I want to be' dress up day
Reach for the Stars themed week
Our Reach for the Stars week has been fabulous. The children have considered their dream job, taken part in archery and climbing wall sessions, been able to fly their kites and dress up for the day. To finish the week, the children led parties around the school for pupils in reception to Year 5!
We have had an amazingly busy first two weeks of Year 6. Above are a few photos from some of our activities including number cross problem solving, teamwork in PE, reading an entire book in one week and completing our Random Acts of Kindness nominations.
The first Minion Reading Winners of Year 6