PGL Day 5 and additional photos

PGL 2019 has come to an end, but not without plenty of memories made, challenges faced and new skills acquired. Year 6 you really were fantastic this week; you were an asset to the school and it was a pleasure to watch you all participating in the activities, playing on the beach, encouraging each other and smiling through it all. I wasn’t able to post photos from my camera whilst at the centre, so here are lots more photos to enjoy from the whole week. Rest well this weekend and enjoy the half term.

PGL Day 4

What a day! We had kayaking, Jacob’s ladder and zipwire today and it’s safe to say we all had an amazing time!

Tonight we get our gladrags on and head off to the DISCO, so expect to see some shapes on the dancefloor in tomorrow’s final post!

PGL Day 3

Another fun day under the sun with fencing, survival skills and dragon boating. We ended the day with another trip to the beach where we climbed in the rock pools, picked up plastic and paddled in the water

Tomorrow: zip wire, kayaking and disco!


PGL Day 2

We had an action-packed Tuesday which tested our aiming skills in archery, our balance and coordination in street surfing, our teamwork in buggy building, our speed in quad biking and our nerve in rock climbing. Next up: dinner then campfire!

PGL Day 1

After a smooth journey, we arrived in sunny Osmington Bay. We quickly settled, had a tour of the camp and enjoyed our first meal here (fish fingers or curry).

This evening, we spent a couple of hours on the beach skimming stones, paddling and collecting pebbles. We ended our day with a beautiful circle time led by Michael, with the sound of the lapping waves behind us.

The children have got to bed quickly and with very tidy bedrooms. They are looking forward to tomorrow’s activities which include street surfing, buggy building, archery, quad biking and climbing.

They have already been praised for their manners and tidiness in the canteen.

A great start!

Year 6 – 26/04/19

Welcome back! Year 6 have worked incredibly hard in their first week back after the holidays. They have shown excellent focus in their maths and English revision sessions and are in great stead for their tests in 3 weeks time.

In RE, we have studied Luke’s account of the Resurrection. We looked at artwork depicting the event and the children also created Scratch projects showing the dialogue between the women and the angel in the empty tomb. I was extremely impressed with their computing skill.


The children also planned their own Acts of Worship that will link with the Gospel readings for the next 4 weeks. We were beautifully led in worship by the first group, who proclaimed this Sunday’s Gospel reading: Doubting Thomas.

This term, Year 6 are lucky enough to have Mr Dugan teaching them cricket, and we had our first session this afternoon.

Home learning for this week is the revision booklet covering the maths and SPaG focuses from this week, plus KS2 SATs Grammar Test (F) on

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Donatantonio

Year 6 – 05/04/19

I wish everybody a very enjoyable break and lovely Easter. Thank you for your hard work over the past half term.

Here are some photos of you playing the spelling games that you created this week:

Here is the whole-school home learning instructions. I look forward to seeing what beautiful creations you bring in after Easter.

Year 6 PGL Information Meeting

Here is the powerpoint from Thursday evening’s meeting about the Year 6 PGL trip. For those who were unable to attend, forms to be completed have been sent home with your child today.

Thank you

Year 6 Home Learning – 22/03/19

This week’s home learning (due Tuesday 26th March) is as follows:

English KS2 SATs Grammar Test (E)
Reading Comprehension on sheet: ‘Devastating bushfire races across Port Hope’

Daily reading, with parent signature once a week.


Times tables

Questions to be completed in the yellow Home Learning book:

·        CGP Year 6 book pp. 34-35 (Percentages of Amounts)

Continue to revise all times tables.

Year 6 – 15/03/19

This year for British Science Week, the theme was ‘Journeys’. In Year 6, we focused on the distressing fact that all plastic inevitably journeys to the ocean. Here are some of the shocking facts that we learned:

  • The ocean has a plastic mass that is 6 times the size of the UK;
  • 100% of turtles have plastic in them that they have eaten;
  • It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to disappear;
  • One million seagulls die every year from plastic.

We tried to simulate what it might feel like to be an animal entangled in plastic and we saw how easy it would be for a sea creature to mistake a plastic bag for a jellyfish. We also discovered how plastic microfibres are found in most clothes that we wear (synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic and nylon) and that each time they are washed, these microfibres are released into the water, eventually ending up in the oceans. We had a look at this and could actually see he fibres that had been released in the water.

It was lovely to see so many parents celebrating the children’s learning this morning. Annoyingly, I didn’t manage to get any photos because I was so engrossed in making origami shamrocks!

Well done to all those who competed at Dame Alice Owen on Wednesday for Sports Hall Athletics; it was a fantastic afternoon and you all showed such sportsmanship and team spirit.

This week’s home learning (due Tuesday 19th March) is as follows:

English Sheet of questions of perfect and progressive tenses
Spellings Next week, I will test you on any spellings from the Y3&4 and Y5&6 Statutory Word Lists (see reverse). Please choose 14 spellings that you need to spend time revisiting and write spelling sentences (or a spelling paragraph) in your pink home learning books.

Times tables

Questions to be completed in the yellow Home Learning book:

·        CGP Year 6 book pp. 28-29 (Fractions, Decimals and Percentages)

Continue to revise all times tables.

Reading Continue to use

Daily reading, with parent signature once a week.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Donatantonio