We hope you are enjoying your rare three-day weekend. A good opportunity for a rest before the final push – still lots of work to do.
The children had an excellent morning on Sports day. It was lovely to see them being so supportive of the younger members of their team, and they worked hard to help with the clearing up afterwards, too. I hope it will be one of the good memories they take with them when they leave St. Peter’s.
In R.E. we have been learning more about St. Peter, and sixteen children from 6S and 6T performed a short play about his martyrdom during Mass on Thursday. On the subject of drama, our Streetspeare participants will be performing at Butser on Saturday at 11 a.m. Fingers crossed for good weather, and do go and support them if you can.
In Science we have continued our unit on classification, and enjoyed making a key using a variety of sweets yesterday. As far as I’m aware, only one sweet was eaten, which showed admirable restraint. We’ll be testing the system using leaves in our next Science activity.
The week ended with a very successful cake sale. Thank you for once again providing such a wonderful and generous selection of delicious and beautiful cakes. We sold most of them yesterday, and the remainder have been bought today by staff attending INSET. Sadly, I couldn’t sample them all, but to whoever made the lemon drizzle cake – it was perfect. The money will be counted next week.
Another fundraiser on Tuesday afternoon, this time a games hour. I am sure your children will be asking for your help with resources and building.
We hope you have a lovely weekend,
The Year Six team.
This week in English saw the children completing their suspense writing, editing and then publishing it. Next week, we are linking RE and English by producing non-chronological reports about Islam. The children also chose a novel to read for their book study – texts include: Holes by Louis Sachar, Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman, A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E by Malorie Blackman and Arthur, High King of Britain by Michael Morpurgo. Over the next few weeks, the children will undertake an independent study, completing different activities chosen by them, to make a presentation of the book in front of an audience. Our initial lesson saw the children engrossed in their chosen book and forming little ‘Book Club’ groups to discuss their reading as they read. It was so wonderful to see the children so enthusiastic for new literature and working collaboratively to share their thoughts and views so maturely.
Maths this week has focused on problem solving with ratio/proportion and its relationship with fractions and percentages. Next week, we will be looking to consolidate and extend our learning in algebra.
RE learning sees then end of Pentecost and the children will have next week to explore Islam. The Year 5/6 Mass is on Tuesday at Sacred Heart at 10.20am and we would welcome any volunteers to walk with the children to the church. It will be a morning event – leaving at 9am and returning for 12.15pm. Please let the office know if you are available.
Mrs Luter will be attending the Good Shepherd Mass at Portsmouth Cathedral on Wednesday 21st June with a selection of Year 6 children.
We seem to have accumulated a large number of lost property items over the last few weeks – jumpers, cardigans, PE kit, and water bottles, which are not named. If you are missing any items, please look in the lost property area. Also, a large number of lunch boxes are not being collected each day. We do remind the children daily about lunch boxes and water bottles.
As we are heading towards the end of term, over the next two weeks Mrs D will be collecting in all library books borrowed by Year 6 to ensure that any outstanding loans returned and missing books are located before children depart the school.
As this fabulous is set to continue next week, please ensure that a named water bottle is in school and sun cream and hats are provided if you wish your child to be protected against the sun.
Enjoy the weekend.
The Year 6 Team
This week we have started finalising roles for our production so next week all children should know whether they are a Jock, Brainiac, Thespian, Cheerleader or Skater Dude! We will also give some advice about costumes required, which should be the sort of clothes children already have. We have started on some of the songs, one of which will be presented at tonight’s Fest. Children have a song folder and should learn lyrics and practise songs as part of their homework. The two performances of High School Musical will take place on Monday, 24th July, times to be confirmed.
Our recent English lessons have had a sporting theme, learning to create suspense in writing by looking at Tom Daley and Usain Bolt during their Olympics campaigns. Children will continue to develop this next week and publish their finished pieces.
We have had a whole school focus on British values and Year 6 have discussed the meaning and implications of democracy and the right to vote – very topical. Hopefully, they will watch some appropriate news coverage of the election results and continue to develop their understanding of the voting system.
I’m sure we will see a lot of you at school this evening.
Finally, have a lovely weekend,
The Year 6 team.