Year 6 – 19/07/19

Firstly, well done Year 6 for the beautiful mass that you led last night at the church. I was a very proud teacher and it was a privilege to present you with your leavers’ gifts. Please remember to bring in a USB stick on Monday if you would like a copy of the photo powerpoint that was shown, as it’s too large to post on here.

Today has been a special day for the class, with a special pizza and dessert station for lunch, followed by an exchange of friendship bracelets, cards, and a dance-off with their Reception learning partners.

In RE, we have been learning about the cardinal virtues and we used our beautiful outdoor learning space to role play scenarios in which these virtues might be displayed.

Yesterday, we also heard from our instrumentalists for the final time. Congratulations to all the performers for singing and playing with confidence and for sharing the progress you have made over the years; it was a joy to listen to you.


In art this week, we learnt how to draw eyes – take a look at the fantastic results!

Last week, we said goodbye to Michael, and he led a beautiful act of worship about the importance of love.

And finally, here are the photos from last week’s Sports Day!

Reception- Summer 2 Week 5

Reception class have taken full advantage of the glorious weather and spent most of it learning outdoors this week; they have been very busy weeding the class flower bed and planting the sunflowers that they have grown from seeds. The children have also spent time practising for sports day next Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Reception joined the rest of the school in watching the Year 6 production. They thought it was fantastic and were so excited and proud to see their learning partners up on the stage! As a result of this, lots of the children  spent the rest of the week on the EYFS outside stage, dancing and singing songs from the show. In fact, their child initiated learning  has been so heavily influenced by the production, that Year 6 gave the children a mini drama workshop on Friday afternoon.

Next week, we will be collecting in all reading books. Please have a look around your home for any stray books, as we seem to be very low on yellow level in particular. Thank you.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Strawberry Fayre!

Mrs Theo and Mrs Gymer

 

05/07/19 – Year 6 Production

Wow Year 6! You well and truly outdid yourselves last night! That was a phenomenal performance of We Go Together, with each of you acting, singing and dancing your hearts out. Thank you for giving it your everything and for putting on an unforgettable night. I will certainly always remember that performance.

Year 6 – 28/06/19

Here are photos of Tuesday’s Forensic Science workshop, in which the children had a fantastic time investigating a crime. They learnt how to identify fingerprints, dust for fingermarks, and use chromatography to decipher which pen had been used in the crime. It was fascinating to hear how real-life detectives use evidence to solve a case, and it inspired many of the children to consider a role in the police force. Thank you to Mrs Carey for organising the day.

Please spend the weekend revising lines and song lyrics for next week’s performances. Here are the Youtube links to help practise the lyrics:

 

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 spag.com.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Donatantonio