Monthly Archives: December, 2018

Feeling more festive…

Well that week flew by and Christmas is fast approaching; hopefully you are all feeling well prepared.

Between singing practises for the Carol Services in school and at Sacred Heart Church, the children did manage to continue their learning. In English, to tie-in with our Wolfbrother topic, we learnt about how to prevent bears from entering your property. Children have been allowed to choose their viewpoint for writing from: TV reporter, Park Ranger, Neighbourhood Watch Leader or Bear Protection Organisation. We spent time thinking about how each organisation may present their writing differently and are looking forward to seeing a good range of outcomes next week.

In maths we have been revising and deepening our understanding of geometry – particularly angles in shapes. It has been nice to move away from the four operations after a long term!

In RE we have continued to explore Advent with a focus on why Christians believe in the second coming of Christ and how this means we must always be ready. With that in mind we’ll bring this short blog to a close and allow you to continue with your own preparations!

Christmas wishes,

The Year 6 Team

Advent celebrations!

For the second time in two weeks, Year 6 made the long walk to Sacred Heart Church to join in with our whole school Advent Mass celebration. Alough they are well used to this journey, this time pupils were tntrusted with the care of Year R children. We were very impressed with the mature and caring way in which they carried this out, getting to know their new charges as we walked along.

In other news, Year 6 have been applying their learning to some SATS quizzes during the week. As expected, they have been keen to have a go and test their knowledge and understanding in reading, grammar and maths. We are proud of the determination and resilience children continue to show.

Today (Friday) was dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning – a reward for pupils’ efforts all week. In Year 6, we became bridge engineers. After exploring different approaches to spanning a gap in the land, children worked in small groups to design and plan their own solutions to Mrs Pelling’s daily commute across the Solent from the Isle of Wight. Again, the children impressed with their application of learning. Many had clearly identified the shapes that help make strong structures, with good use made of triangles and arches within their own ideas. Communication and teamwork were key in the task and those who managed this well were also generally more successful.

It was good to meet so many parents at the recent parents’ evenings and we would like to thank you for your continued support. If you didn’t manage to order the CGP revision books by the Thursday deadline don’t worry – there will be another opportunity in the new year.

Have a relaxing weekend

The Year 6 Team