Happy Half Term

We have had such an exciting half term. We have had: Happy Week, Science Week, Healthy Eating workshops and Rock Star Maths Day to name just a few.

The children in Year 6 have been working incredibly hard to prepare for the SATs tests (week beginning 13th May) I am really excited for them to show us all what they are capable of. They will be amazing.

This week has been our Week to Wow with our theme being Up, Up and Away. The children have produced some beautiful poetry, some of which can be found displayed on our new Wall of Wonder writing display.

As always, thank you for your constant support – it was so nice to see so many of you at Parents’ Evening – it really is wonderful to share what we have been up to in school.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and if you are going away, I wish you a safe journey – have a wonderful time!

Children, I hope you all come back ready and eager for the summer term.

Week to Wow – Superheroes

Today has been such a busy day. The day began with an introduction to this term’s Week to Wow (Superheroes). We discussed fictional heroes and real-life heroes. The teachers who dressed up today looked incredible! Year 6 then went on to design superheroes and created some spectacular superhero art.

I can’t wait to see your costumes on Friday!

Children who participated in Bikeability have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions today and had plenty to tell us about their day.

 

 

Spring Term Update

Year six have been working incredibly hard this term. In Literacy (Talk for Writing) the children are working really hard on persuasive writing. Ask your children about their writing and what is in their “toolkit.”

In Maths children are persevering with short and long division.

Last week and this week, we have been learning even more about mountains.

Thank you to everyone for putting in so much effort with homework!

Just a reminder for all children to remember their swimming kit and PE kit.

 

 

Welcome Back!

Year Six have certainly had a superb first day back! We started the day with swimming – well done everybody for remembering your kit. I was thoroughly impressed. I was also so pleased to see everybody persevering, even when they find swimming really challenging.

We have finished the day with some creativity. The children have been looking at art by a variety of artists and then explored and experimented with paint in the style of different artists.

Our topic this term is Deadly Nature – we will be learning about rivers, mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes. I can’t wait!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year.

 

Week to Wow – Around the World

Today the entire school has been on an imaginary journey around the world. Ask your children where they have visited and what activities they completed. The children have learnt about different cultures, foods, drinks, been solving mathematical puzzles and problems, carrying out scientific investigations and so much more…

 

 

 

 

 

Code breakers

This afternoon Year 6 have used their Maths skills across the curriculum. They have been learning even more about WW2 and code breaking. They are now experts and sending secret messages and decoding mystery symbols.

Talk for Writing

 

We have also finished our scary versions of Little Red Riding Hood and are now learning about tales of overcoming fear. Ask your children what their hot write will be about. I can’t wait to read them! Year 6 have been using so many skills; it is so impressive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Steady workshop

This morning the children have had a rock workshop. It was very exciting! Children experienced what it is like to be part of a band. Everyone got to sing along and some children tried out playing electric guitars, the drums or keyboards. I think we will be singing the song for the rest of the day… Look out for the letter about Rock Steady and return ASAP if your child would like to join Rock Steady.

 

 

 

 

 

A few more from the Residential… 

 

 

IWM Duxford 

On Tuesday, Year 5 and 6 visited the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. There were so many things to see! I hope you enjoy looking at these photos. We were fortunate enough to see a variety of planes including: Spitfire, Blackbird and Vulcan and we even saw a one-man submarine. We also got to walk through a Concorde! Please ask your children what their favourite part was.

 

Wednesday Night at Longtown. 

What an amazing day we have had… Mrs Hales’ group have been on an epic waterfall walk which involved some serious climbing and scrambling! Mrs Walters’ group have been on a mountain walk where they could literally hop between the border on England and Wales. Mrs Lymn’s group have been canoeing and having the best time!

Somone said, “One day I can tell my grandchildren about this.” Need I say anymore?

 

 

 

First Night – Residential 

 

 

Good afternoon everyone.
We have had an absolutely amazing time so far. When we arrived yesterday we were all so excited and the views were incredible. We all played some team games outside. It was very cold!
Our first evening meal was chicken, chips and beans followed by apple crumble and custard, or a yoghurt.
Today each group went on various activities. One group went canoeing, one went on a mountain walk and the other went on a waterfall walk.
We are all looking forward to our evening meal and evening activities. What an action packed day!

 

Tennis Tournament and Talk for Writing

This week we have been continuing our warning tale in Talk for Writing lessons. The children participated in some drama activities to prepare for their hot write. I can’t wait to read their imaginative stories. I am so looking forward to seeing how they build suspense, create tension and most importantly show how their characters have learnt their lesson from the warning.

On Monday we were really fortunate with the weather and had a wonderful time at the Year 5 and 6 tennis tournament. It was a super opportunity to use our sports skills.

 

 

First full week complete

Year 6 have continued to be amazing and have worked so hard all week.

In English we have been learning about writing warning tales and in Maths we have been learning more about place value; we have been reading and writing numbers up to 10, 000, 000.

This week we have also had our first tennis session. We were very lucky with the weather and got to play in the sunshine.

Everybody is still looking incredibly smart and is wearing their school uniform with pride. Please continue to remember your ties.

 

First Day!

What a super first day back! Year 6 have worked incredibly hard today. The children have really impressed us with their imaginative story writing and beautiful handwriting.

Year 6 have also had a great afternoon of taster sessions trialling Netball, Dodgeball and Street Dance. Your child may have brought a letter home if they are interested in attending one of these clubs.

Thank you to everybody for wearing your school uniform with pride. You all looked so smart – keep up the great attitudes.