Walk to School Week: 21st May – 25th May

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We are encouraging pupils, parents or carers to swap four wheels for two feet and give walking a go this Walk to School Week 21st to 25th May.

As part of the challenge this year, pupils will be encouraged to wear the shoes that make them happiest – whether that is the brightest, jazziest or craziest shoes they own, to celebrate Living Streets’ Happy Shoesday on Tuesday 22nd May when we will be celebrating.

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Our message in school is that walking to school is a brilliant way to get active and healthy. It’s also a great opportunity for our children to learn vital road safety skills and make sure they’re alert and ready to learn at the start of a new day. Walk to School Week is part of National Walking Month organised by ‘Living Streets’.

This year Living Streets is urging families to pledge to walk to school via their website. Please bring a suggested donation of £1.00, to be sent to Living streets, the UK’s only charity for everyday walking. Living Streets say:

  •  parents who walk find the journey to school less stressful,
  •  petrol bill goes down, and pollution
  •  fewer traffic queues and parking issues
  • children perform better at school
  • Children & parents feel healthier and fitter.
  • Teachers report that those pupils who walk to school are more attentive once they reach their desks. 

Over 400,000 pupils took part in Walk to School Week 2017 – and this year is shaping up to be even bigger.

Please join in and support this fundraising campaign!

Click on this link to show your support for this wonderful campaign.

 

Mrs McNamara, Tom and Conrad (Year 6)

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Week 3: 19th January

It has been a busy week.

We have continued with our work on measurement and learnt about symmetry in Maths.

Playscript to Narrative: in English, using the play script from ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, the children have been learning how to write in narrative.  The writing that they have produced has been fabulous to read.  Next week, they will be looking at using techniques to edit and improve it.

In RE we have been talking about epic stories and examining history from the past using timelines.  The book of Exodus is our focus this half term and the children, learning how to read from the bible have started to learn about Moses and how, after the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea.

Below is a link that the children watched and sang along with in singing practice this week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkEmS3hWmmU

 

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In PE the children continued their PE sessions with Mr Duggan and one of the activities they particularly enjoyed was the standing long jump:  they learnt that the length of the jump is measured from the edge of the takeoff board to the nearest mark in the landing …so we had many eager children measuring the jumps of each class member!

 

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In Art the children made willow sculptures and have started on their special science project …more news on their developing creations next week!

Homework has been handed out to the children and stuck into their Home Learning books.

Any queries can be discussed at homework club on Monday.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.