Well it’s all over – SATs week has come and gone!
There are many reasons why people work in education but the over-whelming one is the children and this week has been no exception. We can not express how proud we have been of their committment to revision at home, revision in class and the way in which they have conducted themselves this week. Their positive and calm approach has shown their maturity and respect of this whole process and the atmosphere this week has been focused and confident. It has made all the preperation for these tests worthwhile for the children to feel that they had the skills and knowledge to approach the tests confidently. We have loved sharing this week’s smiles and comments such as “Yes, I felt really good about that paper” and “I’m so proud and I tried my best” with them all. A real priviledge with such lovely children.
We enjoyed some down time with a film and ‘cinema treats’ courtesy of Mr Cunningham as well as chocolate muffins courtesy of the kitchen. Also, the children enjoyed a day of art today creating their bunting for the World Record attempt and completing ‘The Cows of Cowplain’. This was all rounded off with an ice lolly and free time on the field. A fabulous end to a great week.
Now on with our production, Annie. We watched the film to understand the story and inspire the children to audition for a part. Scripts will go home on Monday for those children who wish to have a speaking and/or singing part. Auditions will take place on Thursday/Friday afternoon.
We will be beginning a new English unit next week based on the children’s book ‘Stormbreaker’. We would like to show the children the film so a permission letter will be sent out next week as the film is rated PG.
RE will see us begin our Pentacost and Mission unit.
Have a wonderful weekend, free from SATs revision.
The Year 6 Team
We have been very impressed and proud of a number of pupils from both Year 6 classes who took time at home to write to the Prime Minister in order to outline their concerns with regard to plastics in the environment. All the children involved have received personalised, written responses from the communications office at 10 Downing Street, praising them for their initiatives and promising to forward their letters on to DEFRA!
We were all very excited to learn that Blake had received the first response. It is great for the children to see that their voice will be listened to and can make a difference. As you can see from the letter, Blake received a very comprehensive reply! The pupils are relishing the opportunity to raise their concerns further with Alan Mak – our local MP – when he visits the school on Friday 18th May.
Many thanks to all parents who have completed their reply slips for the upcoming trip to the Houses of Parliament. If you have yet to inform school if your child will be taking part, please could you let the office know as soon as you are able? Many thanks.
We are working with great focus in the run up to the SATs and have been super impressed with the positive attitudes and can-do mindset that pupils are bringing into school on a daily basis. Thank you to all who are giving extra encouragement and support with reading, maths and grammar – it really is making a difference!
Following a vote, we are pleased to announce that the Year 6 end-of-year production for 2018 will be……..Annie! The script has been ordered and we hope to have auditions completed and parts allocated before the summer half-term to allow children to get to grips with their lines! There are many parts to fill and we are looking forward to putting on a great show for your enjoyment.
Thankfully the sun has returned. Unfortunately the Year 6 classrooms can become very warm as a result so we would be grateful if you can ensure your child has a water bottle in school to keep them as cool as possible. Many thanks.
The Year 6 Team