Fill a tent for the Homeless 29th November 2019
Our school has been studying World War One in the run up to Armistice Day. The children have looked at the causes of the war and the effects it had on the people who foght in it, as well on the widere impact it had on people at home. Today everyone listened carefully to some readings and a pome in a special assembly to mark two minutes silence. The wreaths of poppies they had made were laid in a procession and showed the care and respect the pupils have for those who were affected by war.
- Outdoor games is every Wednesday, they will need a tracksuit and a waterproof especially now the weather is getting cooler.
- Swimming until half term is every Friday afternoon.
- Homework is given out every Wednesday to be returned by the following Monday. Homework is compulsory in year 6 to prepare them for Senior School.
Year six have settled really well into their new school year. In Literacy we are reading Street Child and emphasising with life as a poor child during the Victorian period. The focus on maths at the moment is the four number operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide); once the children are secure on the methods we are focusing on how to apply these methods to solving problems. The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Holdenby and being a servant for the day, photos to follow!
Check out our fun at the fair videos!
Arts week got off to an exciting start when the children arrived at school and were given their plane tickets to Italy and Japan. They went through security and to their departure lounge at the airport before their flights were announced.
Transition event at Abington Park:
Year 6 took part in a transition event at Abington Park where pupils got to meet other children fro local schools, that will be attending the same secondary schools as them. Children had great fun and took part in many different activities.
Last week, 30 children went to The Saints. We got to participate in fun activities, including games, a talk about Edgar Mobbs, a drama workshop and learning the Hakka.
On Wednesday, Year 6 walked to the Racecourse to take part in a litter, as it was one of our pledges.
The children behaved really well and were an asset to the school. Many walkers, runners and families commented on how polite they were and what a great job they were doing,
The children were very surprised by what litter was left behind at the park; from shoes to computer parts, glass and cigarette butts.
Due to the rain we didn't picnic at the park , but had a fun picnic back at school.
Cooking At Malcolm Arnold
Last week Year 6 walked ( in the rain) to Malcolm Arnold, to cook a delicious cottage pie and apple crumble. The children had great fun working in a new kitchen and enjoyed reading the recipes. Although not everyone wanted to eat their cottage pie for lunch, many enjoyed taking it home and sharing it with family members.
WoW! We have been busy.
Since finishing SATS we have managed to squeeze a lot of learning and a lot of fun into a very short space of time.
We have had a picnic and built dens using our fab new area at the back of the school.
We performed our Superhero dance to Year 1 and Year 3! They gave us great tips and advice about improving our performance for the future.
And to top it off today we completed a fab Young Enterprise Day.
Not only did we manage to plan and create some fabulously, entertaining stalls, but we raised lots of money to contribute towards the cost of our hoodies; which was one of our Year 6 Pledges. Over £500 raised. Thank you to all the Parents, Carers and family members that provided resources, prizes and food that helped made this event such a Huge success!
Have a look at our photos and see what you think!
Primary School Safety Event 5/2/19
Yesterday, Year 6 walked to The Deco to take part in a Safety Day.
We saw performances from NSB and Rushton Academy, based on risks taken on Social media and celebrating our differences.
We took part in several workshops about Fire safety, Knife Crime, Crime prevention and Rail Safety. The children listened really well and asked some great questions. Hopefully they came home with lots of useful information for you to share.
Well done Year 6.
The Year 6 Team, want to wish everyone a Happy New year and we are looking forward to a fantastic 2019, full of New learning, Residentials, completing some of our pledges and plenty more!
A few Reminders:
We have a meeting for All year 6 parents and Carers on Monday 21st January, in the Studio. this meeting starts at 3:30pm and will cover all aspects of the SATs tests for 2019. We will also be giving out information about Booster sessions for the next few months.
Watch out for any letters coming home in the next few weeks with regards to the residential and information about what the remaining children, who are staying behind, will be doing.
HOMEWORKWe are giving out regular homework now (on a Wednesday) and look forward to seeing it returned on Monday.
Our theme this term: Is planet earth in danger?
This is a topic based on ecological problems ( recycling etc.) , climate changes and endangered animals. Please watch any news items relating to these areas with your child as it could be useful in our topic work.
We would be grateful for any donations of Plastic wrappings and packaging that we can use for a large scale Art project for our base area.
We have been very busy over the last few weeks in Year 6. We are still enjoying our class novel, 'Street Child' and are using the text to enhance our writing. Through drama and discussion we have created adverts to persuade Victorian children to enter the world of Chimney Sweeps, Coal Mining and Factory work.
We have loved seeing ( and tasting) some fabulous pieces of homework and can't wait to see lots more over the next few weeks.
The Year 6 children thoroughly 'enjoyed' their visit to Holdenby House. They were given jobs, threatened with the cane and even baked some bread. Mrs Bumbridge, Miss Crumpet and Mr Rhett all ensured the children were immersed in the Victorian times and even 'The Baggage' ( The teachers) were put through their paces.
Its good to see that the children are now using their knowledge from their visit to enhance their Letter writing this week and we can't wait to show you it on Parents evening!
Welcome to Year 6.
What a great start we have had already this term, with some hard work and fabulous ideas already emerging.
The children spent the first week getting to know their new mixed class and finding out about topics and themes in Year 6.
Our first theme this year is 'The Victorians' and the class are currently learning about the Coronation of Queen Victoria. We are also reading the book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty which all the children are thoroughly enjoying. We have created some Freeze frames based on a Chapter called the 'Stick Man'.
We are looking forward to going to Holdenby House on Monday ( 24/9/18) and can't wait to see you all in your Victorian outfits. If you thought we were strict then wait until you meet the staff at Holdenby!
Don't forget that Homework ( Victorian Inventions) is due in on 28.9.18,
Photos from our Saints Trip.
Archery, Fencing, Guided Tour, changing rooms and some Tag Rugby fun.
We had a great time at Muddy Education Today. Lots of new skills learnt; from den building, orienteering and weaving.
Here are some photos of Sports Day today. Well done to all the competitors and thank you to all the Parents and Carers that came to support them. We have some talented and very determined children!!
Year 6 have created some outdoor art in the style of John Banovich.
Last week the Whole school took part in a 'Sponsored Bounce', to raise money for our pledges. The weather was against us, but luckily for Year 6 we managed to complete our bouncing successfully. Thank you for any sponsor money you generated.
Year 6 were busy leading up to Easter with our Easter egg challenge. Could we build safe aircrafts for our eggs to fly in using only recycled materials?
Some of us are off to The Pinnacle Centre for the day today. Have a look at their website: