Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Merry Christmas

The last couple of weeks have been incredibly busy for Year 6. On Friday, the Dance Off was a huge success that included 'musical mash-ups' and creative choreography. As you can see below, we very much enjoyed our class party!


Our House Captains organised and presented Strictly X Factor yesterday, and one of the highlights was the Year 6 'Mannequin Challenge' which also featured a clip of the teachers getting involved!

All pupils participated in the fun run yesterday.




The Year 6 team wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Snowball Fun

Inspired by the work of Bruegel and Catriona Campbell, Year 6 children have created their own 'winter wonderland' in our school library. 



Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Fair

A big THANK YOU to Year 6 for organising and running the stall on Saturday. We’ll find out how much we raised tomorrow… 

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Update

Our new Science topic is ‘Light’ and the children have already been asking some very interesting questions. Last week, we created human models to show how light enables us to see. 






On Tuesday, Year 6 had a workshop with the Altru Theatre Company as part of Anti-Bullying Week. It focussed on how we can be 'better friends' and the children played games to develop their listening skills. 






In English, we continued to explore the themes in ‘Macbeth’ and acted out ‘The witches in the storm’ (Act I, Scene I). There were different interpretations of the scene which was fantastic!


There is a SATs Information Meeting for Year 6 parents on Monday 21 November at 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there. If you cannot attend, I will send home a copy of the slides. 

Globe Theatre Visit







 





Sunday, 30 October 2016

30.10.16

In class this week, we will be reading ‘Macbeth’ ahead of our trip to the Globe Theatre on Friday. The visit will begin with an exploratory tour of the theatre. This will be followed by a workshop within which the children will have the opportunity to act out scenes from the play and explore its themes.

Just before half term, the children produced some beautiful artwork inspired by ‘The Harvest Moon’ by Ted Hughes. I will post some pictures of their finished pieces this week, along with some photographs of the trip.


I hope you’ve had a lovely break. See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

07.10.16

As you’ll know from last week’s class assembly, Year 6 children have been working very hard on their RE topic. What a fantastic assembly it was! We have spent some time this week deepening our understanding of ‘The Parable of the Prodigal Son’ – the children’s responses were very reflective. Next week, we will be learning more about Judaism.

On Tuesday this week, the children were asked to sort through lots of information in a problem-solving lesson. They had to consider whether they had sufficient information to answer questions accurately. Some interesting debates took place as they really had to establish what they could be certain of. Next week, the children will be solving missing number problems. We love a problem!

In English lessons, the children will be challenged to look for clues in a text as we attempt to work out what has happened in a story with a flashback. Detective hats on!

We look forward to the Zulu Nation Theatre Company visit next week.


Have a lovely weekend. 





Saturday, 24 September 2016

23.09.16

It has been a musical week… On Wednesday afternoon, the children performed ‘Make a Channel of Your Peace’ at the annual Peace Day Service in the Methodist Church. They sang beautifully together and received many compliments. We have also started to learn another song, ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’, in preparation for our class assembly on Friday next week. Mrs Jackson-Robbins joined us for Music on Friday where the children performed rhythmic sequences to a piece of music using cups. It was tricky and required good team work and focus, but the children did extremely well and made good progress.  

In English, we have written short stories in the style of Roald Dahl, and have spent time peer assessing, redrafting and editing our work this week. The aim of the story was to put children off eating too many sweets. Some of the children’s ideas were so wonderfully revolting! Next week, we will continue with the autobiography unit and they will be sharing a personal memory/ snapshot in their writing. 

In Maths, the children were rounding whole numbers and decimals to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. But when they were challenged to round numbers to the nearest 500 or million, it made them stop and think! Next week, we will focus on developing mental fluency.

We look forward to seeing you at our assembly. Have a lovely weekend! 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Welcome Back!

It’s only the first week back and we’ve already been very busy. Yesterday we celebrated a lovely Mass to begin the new school year, and in the afternoon the House Captain and Vice Captain elections took place. All of the speeches were very passionate and the children delivered them with such confidence – they made us feel extremely proud! The results will be announced next week.

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. We will be celebrating the storyteller’s centenary next week in class with a scrumdiddlyumptious reading session where the children can explore some of his fantastic stories together, and we will use some of Dahl’s work as a stimulus for creative writing. In Maths, we will continue to work on place value, addition and subtraction.  PE sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays, and both lessons will take place outdoors. Spelling Books and Reading Records are due in on Monday. The rest of the homework must be handed in no later than Wednesday.


Have a lovely weekend :)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

K'nex 2016


This year, the children were challenged to design a catapult. They developed and demonstrated their problem solving skills, their imagination, and their creativity and ingenuity.