Despite it being the end of a busy half-term, the children have kept their motivation high to produce some excellent quality work across a range of subjects.
In English, the children have shown that they can really connect with the thoughts and feelings of Sir Ernest Shackleton during his failed expedition, communicating these in the form of a monologue. This is no easy task for children of their age and we are very proud of their end products.
Maths has centred on solving real life problems with unknown numbers, the children using bar models and other representations to make sense of the information. They may now be able to help you decide which are the best value products when you are out shopping!
On Thursday we were treated to surprise visit from Mr Lavery, who answered both classes’ follow-up questions regarding his volunteering in a village in Nepal. Many of these questions centred around our Romero Award values, with children wanting to know what impact his work has had, what the community was like and how the experience has affected him. Great work!
When the final term arrives (the final term of primary school for our pupils), we have great deal to look forward to.
Here are some dates for your diaries:
Friday 11th June – Euros football competition/Art day. (Children to wear PE kits)
Thursday 17th June – Oaklands Year 7 Teachers in to talk with pupils about transition.
Monday 21st June – Mr Land’s class at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.
Tuesday 22nd June – In-house KS2 sports day (apologies no spectators)
Friday 25th June – Carnival Day
Monday 5th July – Mr Pratley’s class at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and half-term.
The Year 6 Team
We have had another busy week, getting to grips with fractions and empathising with Ernest Shackleton’s predicament whilst on board his ship, Endurance. We have also completed our Easter Unit in RE, which has enabled the children to answer in greater depth our big question – ‘Why is the Resurrection such an important event for Christians?’
There is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks either side of half-term – a Brazilian dance workshop next Friday awaits, led by a qualified expert (certainly not Mr P or Mr L!). Following this, after half-term, the children have a European Day on Friday 11th June, where a Euros football tournament will be hosted and a European country discovery day will take place in class.
It is great that we have been able to secure a day for each class at the Andrew Simpson Centre in June and early July. This is a venue that is in high demand at the moment from schools requesting day trips, so it is brilliant that we have this organised. A letter for this is being sent out in the next few days on parentmail. The price for the whole day with four activities is £37 – details of how to pay are enclosed in the parentmail.
Wishing you all a great weekend
The Year 6 Team
We’ve had another fantastic week in Year 6, developing our skills with co-ordinates and showing off our writing talents using a form of our choosing, with the stimulus being our Peter Ashley day visit.
This afternoon, the teachers played a ‘fun prank’ on the children, where they had to debate whether school uniform at St Peter’s should be abolished! They didn’t realise that, after forming their ideas and opinions, they had to speak publically, presenting their point of view. AND, that the topic was a little untruthful! We could not maintain our poker face when we were further challenged about the origins of the statement and whether it was going to be a possibility.
Please remember to keep the homework trickling in by Tuesday each week and remember to talk with your child about the home-learning words and phrases they have been given.
Have an enjoyable weekend!
The Year 6 Team
Year 6 had a great morning at the Peter Ashley Centre, taking part in Archery, Bouldering and Assault Course activities. The main aim of the visit was to push themselves outside of their current ‘zone of comfort’, building confidence in their ability and skill. As you can see below, the bouldering was a particularly challenging aspect of the visit.