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.
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.