Thursday, 17 December 2015

What a week!


We have been very busy over the past two weeks. Last week, the Vice Captains led the most challenging Spelling Bee to date! House Captains organised and hosted a fantastically entertaining ‘Strictly X Factor’ show on Tuesday. We enjoyed our yummy Christmas lunch yesterday. Today House Captains led the wonderfully creative KS2 Dance-Off, and this afternoon we had our well-deserved class party.

Many thanks for the cards and gifts you have given to the Year 6 team. We wish you a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2016!








Friday, 4 December 2015

The Globe Theatre


The long awaited pictures of our budding young actors and actresses performing at ‘The Globe Theatre’ are below. The children very much enjoyed acting out scenes from Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Standing on the actual stage was an amazing experience!












Saturday, 28 November 2015

Lob-A-Choc


‘Lob-A-Choc’ was a huge success at the Christmas Fair today. Well done to Year 6 for organising and running the stall. At one point, I thought no one was ever going to win the large milky bar! A big thank you to parents for donating a variety of chocolate bars.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

World Week


And what a week it has been! In History, the children researched the impact of the Magna Carta on other countries. We went on to discuss the need for justice around the world in RE. In Maths, we enjoyed a week of inspirational problem-solving lessons. Of course, the class loved the ‘Four Fours’ challenge because the children could experiment with brackets! In English, we wrote letters addressed to various people around the world, applying for our dream jobs.

I look forward to seeing you all at Parents’ Evening next week. 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Update

Last week, we continued to look at stories with flashbacks and thought about how we would film sections of stories, thinking specifically about the positioning of the camera, lighting and sound. In Maths, we learnt about the order of operations. What would your answer be to the following:-
3 + 2 × 4 = ?
11 or 20?

One of the highlights of the week was our music lesson: the children worked exceptionally well together in groups, creating rhythm using cups.

It is WORLD WEEK this week. Not only will we be competing online in Maths, English and Science games on an international scale (‘The World Education Games’), we will also be taking part in planned activities, e.g. letter writing in English as a form of communication. Letters versus emails - let the debate begin!

See you tomorrow!


Sunday, 4 October 2015

6O Autumn 2015!

Hello and welcome to the blog! We’ve been extremely busy since the beginning of this half term. Congratulations to the children for leading the ‘Jeans for Genes’ assembly a couple of weeks ago – the dancing was superb!
Last week featured the following: the magical ‘golden string’ was back in our first Tring Dance session; we wrote noun phrase poems based on ‘The Parable of the Prodigal Son’; the children began to explore their own ideas for app creations; we tackled simple algebraic problems in Maths.

Next week we will continue to analyse the techniques used in stories with flashbacks. The children will be writing their own flashback based on a film clip during Friday’s ‘Wild Wonderful Writing.’ (aka ‘WWW.’) session. We will continue to explore algebra in Maths. The children have been asked to research a monarch of their choice for homework – I am very much looking forward to learning more about the history of the monarchy!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Sports Day 2015

And what a day it was! A big thank you to Year 6 pupils for your help with the organisation of the events. Well done to all children for taking part with such enthusiasm!





Homework
Please learn the words to the songs we covered in class today.

I.O.W. Day 5








Thursday, 4 June 2015

I.O.W. Day 4


Another fantastic day on the Isle of Wight – it just gets better and better! There have been a great variety of activities from archery to survival skills, encompassing building a campfire and designing, building and testing a raft. There are so many highlights it is difficult to choose one but the water balloon battle on the bottom field was immense fun! The evening reflection was a thoughtful way of finishing the day and week. It was a delight to hear the children’s reflections on what they have achieved and how well they have developed friendships. We are looking forward to seeing our families tomorrow.