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.
The 6.2 Minion Challenge
In Year 6.2, we like to encourage reading
Each week, the children will have the opportunity to be in the reading draw.
They need to be using their homework diary effectively, recording all reading at school and at home, writing down their homework tasks and important messages and also have their diary checked and signed by an adult.
Keep an eye on the lucky winners and the even luckier Minions that get to go home and take part in the weekend reading.
Shreshta said, " I was really impressed with the teamwork that we used. It was very exciting to find out different ways of finding the lowest and the highest possible number."
Grace said, "It was really fun working with Emma and Erin. They were really kind to use and I hope we can do this activity again."
Maddison said, "I enjoyed this because it was very exciting. We got to try and use different techniques and it made me feel confident."
For our Global Explorers themed week, we have been studying the perilous journey of Ernest Shackleton and how he attempted to be the first to cross Antarctica in 1914.
We listened to his opinion through our conscience alley and decided if we would join the team on it's journey. By the end of the week, we will be writing letters to Ernest himself as to why he should allow us to become a key member of his team and join him on Endurance.
During our STEM activities, we have looked at the different equipment, food and clothing that we would need and have an informed decision as to how we would keep ourselves safe should we visit the Halley VI research station on Antarctica. This had led to budget setting and lots of discussion and team work.
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.
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.
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.