Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Fabulous Friday

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a brilliant end to a busy and demanding week.

We have had  fun completing our persuasive writing and this afternoon thoroughly enjoyed seeing the amazing gadgets children designed and made at home. Thank you so much for your support with this. We were really impressed by the children’s confident use of persuasive language – the dragons were fully convinced. As always, there is never enough time in one afternoon to do justice to 64 presentations, so we will make sure we hear the rest on Monday.

Your children have no doubt been coming home and telling you about all of the practice SATs testing we have done this week. This serves two important purposes: the first, to teach children the test strategies they will need to use in the real SATs in May; secondly, to give us a clear indication of what we still need to do to ensure they are as fully prepared as possible for the content of the tests. The children all coped very well and we will be using the tests over the coming weeks to learn from them and move forward.

We have set a date for a parents’ evening about SATs on Wednesday, 15th February. You should receive a letter about this early next week.

We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend,

From the Year Six team.

A nice end to the week…

After a busy week learning, Year 6 enjoyed a beautifully sunny but cold day at Beaulieu Motor Museum today. To link with English text of ‘Stormbreaker’ and history topic of spies in history, the children became members of spy school and had to undertake tasks to crack codes and find information about the spies who trained at Beaulieu.

The children were also taken into the car museum to see some of the WW2 vehicles used and had the opportunity to sit in the type of American war jeep that was dropped into Northern France during the war.

Who knew that Beaulieu had such a secretive past with the Special Operations Executive (S.O.E) and housed and trained spies such as Pearl Witherington , Violette Szabo and Noor Inayat Khan. We will be following up our visit next week with the children looking at gadgets and code poems. A huge thank you for parental support on the trip. It is always so appreciated that you can support the school in this way.

Next week in English, we will be looking at designing spy gadgets – writing persuasive and explanation texts.  In Maths we will be focusing on fractions and measurements linked to multiplication and division. In RE, we will continue to explore the impact of revelation on St Paul.

Finally, a quick reminder for any empty shoe boxes to be brought in for our science project.  Many thanks.

Enjoy your weekend,

Year 6 Team



Welcome back

Dear Parents and carers,

Happy New Year!

A short week but a good start to 2017.

We welcome Mrs Pearson to our teaching team. She is taking over Mrs Fleming’s classes in the morning and doing targeted small group work in the afternoon.

We are studying Stormbreaker as our text in English and the children are really enjoying it so far. It links with our topic on Spies and we are looking forward to some good quality home learning from the pyramid they have taken home today. This term they can choose to put their work into a folder rather than a school scrapbook if they wish. We will continue to look for good presentation as well as content, and expect the work to be in school every Friday.

We are looking forward to our trip to Beaulieu next Friday, which is also linked to our topic. Can we just remind you that permission slips are required, even if you have made a payment online. Also, the journey will take approximately an hour and a half, so, if needed, travel sickness pills should be taken in the morning. Any required for the afternoon should be provided in a named envelope.

If you happen to have any shoe boxes, could you please send them in for our Science project? Thank you.

This week we have been checking that children remember their spelling work from last term. Next week they will be getting a new spelling list, but could you please ensure that they continue to revise work they have already covered.

Next week in maths we will be applying multiplication and division to fractions and measures.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year Six team.