Year 6 Newsletter 28/09/2023

Where can we possibly begin! Our marvellous Year 6 pupils have been utterly amazing over the past few weeks! We have had a jam-packed start! In English, we have been looking at the text,  HERSTORY, looking at stories of inspirational women throughout history. We have been having so many brilliant discussions about the Lionness’ triump in the Euros and the World Cup! In Science, we have been learning about Electricity and will be create our own circuits. In ART, we have been studying photography. We have been taking our own macro-photographs and using digital editing for effect to create album covers. Next week, we will be looking at frame and scale to recreate our own photograph of famous paintings! Below are some of our recent photographs, taking by our marvellous pupils!

Our class book is a detective mystery this half term. Pupils are loving our ‘investigation board’ filled with clues, maps and our suspect list.. Ask your children for their theories; we definitely have some detectives in the making!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Mrs Gwilt and Mrs Gamper-Clarke

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Year 1 Enjoy a Violin Showcase!

Year 1 were treated to an afternoon of music making on Tuesday, when our violin teacher Mrs Bull came to visit, along with Mrs Mabin and some older pupils from across the school in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively! The visiting children are all learning the violin with Mrs Bull and had come to give us a little concert! They played various songs that they had been learning during the year and talked to us about what it is like to play an instrument. Mrs Bull answered our questions about the violin and Mrs Bull and Mrs Mabin even played a duet! We had a lovely time and really enjoyed hearing some live music. If you would be interested in your child learning the violin, or another instrument (we offer lessons in piano, guitar, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone and from September, singing), look out for the letter on MCAS which lists the contact details for each of our instrumental teachers. If they have space, they are happy to teach pupils from Year 2 upwards. Feel free to get in touch with the individual teachers if you would like to know more. It would be lovey to get some new instrumentalists up and running in September.

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Year 6 Newsletter 30/06

Paramedic and Police Visits

This week we welcomed PC Ben Davis to Year 6. He spoke about entry routes into the police as well as protected characteristics and being good citizens in our communities. He also let us see the inside of his police car! It was a really positive experience for our children and an opportunity to ask super questions!

We were also fortunate to have paramedic Sam Gamper offer to come in on Wednesday. Children were taught how to perform chest compressions – with our Year 6 pupils entertaining him with many rounds of ‘Staying Alive’ by the Beegees! He also allowed us to go inside the ambulance, with some even lucky enough to try out the lift and sit in the driver’s seat!

Sporting Success

Following last week’s blog about our sporting success, we have received even more! We will do another blog post soon so keep sending in photos and trophies!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Miss Clarke

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Year 6 Newsletter 16/06

This week, we wanted to celebrate sporting success in Year 6! Where do we begin?

Girls’ Football Success

Firstly we wanted to congratulate our girls’ football team for coming second in the city! Many schools participated in a tournament on Monday and we could not be prouder of our team! They displayed resilience, team work and skill!

Molly S, Ellie W, Nuala, Willow, Ava, Lily, Molly D, Summer and Maia we wanted to say a huge congratulations to you all!

Sports Day Success

We also wanted to say well done to everyone in Year 6 for their tremendous efforts in their sports day races! We were so proud of their javelin throws, sprints and relays! Well done to 6EB for being the winners from Year 5 and 6, with 6ST and 6CS coming third and fifth respectively. We were so proud of everyone!

Individual Success outside of school

Our Year 6’s success extends beyond the classroom too! Outside of school many have been awarded football trophies! Well done Noah, Ismael, Ollie and Riley! If anyone else received a trophy, please do let us know!

Finally, a HUGE well done Noah for his cycling success! He has been working hard at home and completed a 3 hour cycle last weekend! This is such an impressive achievement!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Miss Clarke

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Year 6 Newsletter 19/05

We’ve had such a lovely week with the sunshine! Hoorah for good weather at last!

Science – we’ve been looking at the human circulatory system considering the components of blood! We used cough sweets to represent red blood cells, lentils to represent platelets and butter beans to replicate white blood cells. We had great fun with food colouring!

English – we’ve been looking at informal speeches with each child deciding what they’d like to send to Room 101. Children have chosen a range of dislikes to write about, from roadworks to ice cream to younger siblings!

History – We’ve learnt about the Civil Rights movement, understanding more about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr and Oliver Brown. Next week, we will look at more modern activists.

PSHE – we’ve been considering how to foster good relationships with others. We’ve discussed the role we have each to play in our local society and how we can become good global citizens.

Production – we have also been starting our production! This year, children are doing it all! Children have designed and made costumes with their sewing skills and papier mache! Children are also organising a Year 6 raffle which we will let you know about in due course! Watch this space!

We are also very excited to celebrate Miss Stone’s wedding this weekend! She is an absolute joy to work with and works so hard to provide the best education for all year 6 pupils. Congratulations Miss Stone!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Miss Clarke

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King Charles Art

We hope you all enjoyed the recent Coronation Celebrations! Thank you all so much for having a go at creating portraits of the new King.

Children and adults submitted some excellent pieces which would definitely get the royal seal of approval! Here are just a few examples. We will be creating a gallery display in the foyer at school too. Well done everyone!

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