Friday 26th May 2023

In English this week, we have created newspaper reports based on our PGL trip. We imagined that we found a mysterious item on the beach and explained how it was found.

In RE we talked about our Christian beliefs and looked closely at three of them to decide what actions in our daily lives shows how we live these beliefs.  The children designed handprints of the three beliefs and the actions.

The highlight of this week for us as a class was the May Procession, Our Feast Day Mass and the Oakmere Mini Marathon.  In the procession this morning Kate and Ben led the whole school beautifully to the peace garden and crowned Our Lady Queen of the May. The readers for the May Procession were Arthur, Ti, Leon, Oskar, Monica and Kian.  Thank you to Eric who served, Johanna and  Caroline who read at the Mass this afternoon and Violet who did the powerpoint.

Congratulations to those children also who participated in Oakmere’s Mini Marathon.  Well done to Max, VJ, Tymon, Sophie, Violet and Monica.

We hope you all enjoy a wonderful half term break and look forward to seeing all the children for our final half term of the academic year.

Year 6 Flags of the World Activity

Flags of the World

Click above to see the Flags of the World.  Choose one or two to create for us to use for our Pentecost Celebration!


Bawdsey Manor Day 4 and 5

Due to wifi connection, the posts did not load. Apologies.

We hope you enjoyed seeing the many photos that were taken during the activities the children got up to.  On Thursday the children experienced the Giant Swing, Fencing, Abseiling and Archery.

The Giant Swing was the ultimate test of nerve and joint decision-making. Two children at a time were harnessed into the swing, while other members of the group hauled them up to 10 metres into the air!  The children I would say now are ready for the Tug of War competition!  The abseiling tower was a backward descent from the top of a 12 metre tower, suspended by a rope certainly gave some of our children an adrenalin rush! This activity encourages individual courage and determination but it’s also a great way to bring young people together as they support and encourage each other.

Archery took place on an outdoor ranges and each group were encouraged safety awareness from the outset as they were taught the basics. The activity required accuracy, control, concentration and a steady hand and all of the class ensured that they gave that on their go.

Fencing  involved good eye-to-hand coordination, fast footwork, lightning reflexes and even quicker decision-making.  Dressed in all the safety gear, the children learnt the basics of challenging many opponents in the session and they enjoyed chanting touche which acknowledged a hit!

On Thursday evening, the children took part in an interactive Cluedo session around the site visiting all the suspects before finding out who was the culprit.  Once a unanimous decision was made, the culprit was revealed and received a bucket of water!

On Friday, after either archery or a problem solving activity, we took our packed lunches and went on a coastal walk.  We had lunch by the sea and the children had some free time to explore the beach before we all headed back to our coach driver who was ready to take us home.

Bawdsey Manor Day 3

Well the day has been a busy one again with the children enjoying the lovely sunny weather!

Today, the activities have included canoeing, rifle shooting, buggy building and challenge course.

The children enjoyed their last ‘wet’ activity with their instructor in the beautiful lake in Bawdsey Manor this morning.  The lake has been newly constructed and our school was one of the first schools this week to experience this new activity on the itinerary.  The children were taught the importance of:  getting in and out of a canoe, holding the paddle, understanding steering, going straight, forward stroke and forward sweep. to name but a few! In the evening,  the children took part in ‘capture the flag’ activity and returned to their dorms via the Manor House and various tunnels that are built around it.  The view down to the beach is breathtaking….something we are going to explore more of over the next few days.

Thank you to Mrs Carey who has been so kind to message all parents via their group whats app the photos of our stay.

We hope that you enjoy gaining an insight into the many activities the children have been participating in over this week.

Watch out for Thursdays post!


Mrs McNamara, Mrs Heymoz, Lorcan Keller, Mrs Lopez.

Bawdsey Manor May 2023 Day 2

Good Morning!

Well, the evening activity of Cluedo was rearranged to a Quiz.  Cluedo is coming later this week.

Today has been action-packed – Raft building, Zip Wire, Orienteering and Trapeze!

We are ending the day with a Campfire session and toasting marshmallows!!

Thank you for the letters that you have sent in their luggage; the children have loved receiving them from you.

As the children head off to dinner, they are excited for tomorrow’s activities.

Thank you to Mrs Carey for passing on the photos that we have taken to your parents whats app.


Friday 12th May

Dear Parents

Here are some of the photos from our Coronation Celebrations last week.  Please click here.

This week has been busy with the children doing their SATs.  A huge well done to our class who have worked their socks off this week.  Well done to all of them!

They had a special surprise this afternoon….a special cake was made for them by Lisa and Emma who are part of our Herts Catering Staff which they enjoyed immensely.



They received their Year 6 hoodies is afternoon also – thank you to Violet’s mum and Dad and Finn’s mum for coming into school and handing these out.

Enjoy your weekend.

We look forward to  seeing you on Monday morning with suitcases in tow ready for the exciting week ahead in Bawdsey Manor!


Revision Aids for SATs Week

There will be many opportunities for you to look over areas of your learning to help you prepare for the daily SATs tests that you are doing.


Revision Aids for:




Click the protractor icon to practise your protractor skills!

Maths Reasoning Paper  Sample 1

Maths Paper  1 arithmetic

Maths R

Reasoning Paper  2  Reasoning

Maths Reasoning Paper  3    Reasoning

Maths Mark Scheme

Another arithmetic paper for you to try!!

Solutions on page 13

Focus below is on Geometry:

Click on any area you would like to revise by completing some past SATs questions.


2d-shapes-questions   2d-shapes-solutions

3d-shapes-and-nets-questions     3d-shapes-and-nets-solutions

angles-and-lines-questions   angles-and-lines-solutions

measuring-and-drawing-questions   measuring-and-drawing-solutions

reflect-and-translate-questions   reflect-and-translate-solutions

symmetry-questions     symmetry-solutions

triangles-questions     triangles-solutions

Interactive Games – Try these!!

Faces, edges and vertices   click here

Bawdsey Manor May 2023 Day 1

Well, we have arrived at Bawdsey Manor!

After having our packed lunches in the beautiful grounds of Bawdsey Manor, we headed off for a coastal walk. We spent the afternoon on the beach.  It was wonderful experience to add to our memories. The children enjoyed playing on the beach: skimming stones, building with the sand and collecting shells!!

The children visited Bawdsey Boathouse Cafe and were treated to an ice-cream/ice lolly…a welcomed treat after a fun time on the beach.

After a tour of Bawdsey Manor, the children have settled into their rooms!  We are now heading off for our dinner.

Our evening activity is going to be Cluedo in which the children are going to complete a series of challenges to solve a mystery.  I wonder if we are going to meet Professor Plum?!

5th May, 2023

Although the children have not been in school for the whole week, a lot has happened!

The children have continued with their revision sessions this week with great focus and concentration.  We are very proud of them for showing such maturity towards their learning. The Tuesday and Thursday maths enrichment sessions will be available during SATs week if your child would like to attend.  On Tuesday, we had a visit from an NHS mental health practitioner to talk to the class about dealing with exam stress.  She led a workshop on  assisting the children on ways to help them deal with the stress they may be feeling and the children were given a special card with steps to follow.

SATs 2023 – Tuesday 9th May – Friday 12th May
We want to reassure you that we will do everything we can to make the process as comfortable as possible for your children.
What can parents do to help their children prepare for SATs?
  1. Talk about the SATs and tell them not worry about them. We will also do this, too, but it makes a bigger impact if school and parents do this together. Children perform best when they are relaxed.
  2. Reading is a key part of primary education so keep encouraging daily reading whether your child reads on their own or if you read together. Discuss the books, the characters, the storylines and encourage your child to express their own opinions on the book. This is important to their long term development.
  3. Try to keep everything else running normally. So whether its sport, music lessons or Scouts and Guides; sticking to your normal routine of out of school activities demonstrates to your child that SATs are not the be and end all of year 6.
  4. During the SATs week, whilst keeping to normal timetable, try to avoid late nights, as children will find sitting the tests tiring.
  5. Stay positive. Many children enjoy taking the tests as they see it as a challenge and like the importance and the feeling of being special that SATs give year 6.

If you would like to look over the information re SATs that was discussed at the last parent meeting (Focus was: PGL Visit to Bawdsey Manor and SATs), go to the Year 6 Class Page and the powerpoint that was shown is under the tab labelled PGL.

On Wednesday, Year 6 took part in a skateboard session and were introduced to: the importance of staying safe when learning and practising skateboarding; finding their stance; pushing and learning to control direction and speed; improving speed control, direction control and balance techniques for turning.  We hope that this session has encouraged your child to look into this activity – Skateboarding is definitely a great workout! On Wednesday afternoon, Lorcan led a class liturgy encouraging the class to prepare for and pray about their SATs with a distinct focus on Jesus who is with us and gives us peace.

A special thank you to Macy who took these photos during the skateboarding session.

Today, we came to school dressed in red, white and blue to celebrate the upcoming coronation of King Charles III.  The children spent time finding out about King Charles III, learning a song about the coronation and many other things, finishing the afternoon off with decorating biscuits!

These photos will be uploaded for the next blog.

Have a lovely weekend!

Home learning:

Look over any learning aids that have been uploaded onto the class page that you have worked through in class.

On Mathletics, there are activities there for you to have a go at(choose the areas of maths you find the most challenging and answer questions on those).

Log onto TTRs and ensure your speed is improving….again, well done to those children who are constantly striving to increase the speed of answering a question.

SPaG Revision aids:

Wednesday 3rd May Revision Aids

Revision Aids for today

Arithmetic Test:  Starter 1.   Click HERE

2.  Click here



Click here for the main activity  Extension:  Click here    answers

Pie Charts    Click here

Revisit these areas below:  

Reflection    Activity click here

Missing Numbers    Click here

Missing Lengths    Click here


  1.  Knowledge Organiser Click here