Tuesday, 16 December 2014

We just can't keep away from the stage!

Year 6 children have made this year's Strictly X Factor a fantastic experience for all! The hosts' comic timing was sensational and we were entertained by an outstanding piano performance from one of our Year 6 House Captains. Everyone in the class has worked so hard and I am so proud of each and everyone of them.

House Captains also led the Spelling Bee earlier today. Well done to all children who took part!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Oh no they didn’t!

Oh yes we did! Chairs were abandoned and desks were left clear as the entire school went to the PANTO on Friday. Here we are, pictured below, feeling just a little bit excited about our trip! Crowd participation was key and we were only too happy to take part, especially Mrs Williams whose laughter could be heard throughout the auditorium! Miss O’Sullivan’s highlight was when she high-fived Dotty at the end of the performance! House Captains certainly learnt a few tricks for next week's Talent Show. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Week beginning 1.12.14 update

Busy, busy, busy! Congratulations to the Year 6 girls who represented the school at the Football Tournament last week. Despite the weather, they played extremely well as a team.The whole class joined together to learn the songs for the Rotary Carol Concert, supporting the group that attended the evening. Didn't the children look smart in their ties! Somehow Year 6 House Captains also found time to hold auditions for Strictly XFactor last week! Well done to all those who auditioned. This year's line-up will be confirmed this week...

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Indoor Athletics

Three key words for this week so far have been 'team', 'active' and 'competition'. All classes across the school have been competing in our Indoor Athletics Inter House Competition. Well done to all children for their enthusiastic participation!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Learning about learning!

In Year 6 this week we felt inspired when we watched a video about redrafting and improving work - which prompted an in-depth discussion about ‘how we learn best’.  Since the beginning of the new school year, the children have been focussing on further developing skills in reviewing their work – identifying the best bits and then making improvements (where necessary). Also this week, the children solved problems involving factors, multiples and prime numbers. They developed note-taking skills using abbreviations/ acronyms and bullet points. Through a fun dance starter, we learnt about algorithms in Computing.
The children have chosen electronic devices to research for homework. This work is due in on Monday as they will be using their notes to write non-chronological reports. I am looking forward to learning more about the latest developments in technology!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Week 8

This week, we've been enjoying the new iPads in Year 6, reviewing the apps as part of our Computing topic. The Eco-Team presented a topical assembly this morning led by the Year 6 representatives. It was both factual and engaging - they even had a giant penguin with them!  We have had a super start to the year. I wish you all a restful break and look forward to next half-term.

Friday, 17 October 2014

To Be, Or Not To Be

Year 6 had a wonderful day out in London, visiting the Globe Theatre. We learnt lots about the Elizabethan period, looked upon the magnificent stage from different tiers and experienced Shakespearean language whilst acting out scenes from ‘MACBETH’. We will be unpicking the play further in class next week.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Week 6

We had a very musical Friday as we sang along with 2M in their lovely assembly; A. played ‘Happy Birthday’ on the piano for one of our teachers, and then Year 6 children created chords in Music. The creative flair continued in ICT as the children put on their ‘thinking caps’ and shared their ingenious ideas for the creation of new apps. We will be building upon this work next lesson.
We are very excited about our trip to the Globe Theatre this week and will be reading Shakespeare’s ‘MACBETH’ in preparation for the visit.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Week 4 Update

Another week has flown by!  The Tring Park performance was inspirational and we are looking forward to starting our first dance class on Tuesday. On Wednesday we will be marking National Poetry Day by writing our own poems on this year’s theme: ‘Remember’.  Watch out, Year 6 – the weather may be ignoring them but negative numbers will be making an appearance in Maths this week… 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

A new school year...

Year 6 has had a very busy start to the new school year! Last week we celebrated the school’s 50th Anniversary with Bishop John Sherrington. This week we led Friday’s ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ assembly. Thank you to all parents who joined in on Friday, giving us ‘a twirl’ in their jeans! We enjoyed the day and raised money to help others in the process. On Friday afternoon, Years 5 & 6 sang ‘From a Distance’ beautifully at the Methodist Church during the ‘Peace Day Service’.
Next week, we look forward to a visit from Tring Park School pupils. In English, we will be writing about our special memories. The children can bring in items that trigger those memories, e.g. photographs.

Pictures of the last few weeks will be posted shortly…