The children in 6C have come back to school after the Christmas holiday with a fantastic attitude. We now have some amazing new Maths resources-Numicon. The children have embraced this new approach, showing enthusiasm and intrigue.
I have been extremely impressed with many children who have now found a new confidence in Maths because of our new approach. You know who you are!
The whole class, myself included, are looking forward to using these resources even more throughout the school year. Let's see what interesting, new mathematical concept we can learn!
Wow. What a week 6C have had. Today the school had an exhibition to show off all of the fantastic work children had done throughout the week to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1. Warrant Officer Eastwood, a current service man spent the day in school, helping children and answering any questions they had. The children were in complete awe of him.
Year 6 had the task of writing letters from the trenches. We spent much of the week learning about how the war started, trench warfare and life in the trenches. We were incredibly lucky to have real letters from a soldier named Harry, who unfortunately did not return from France and died in 1917. Harry was the great uncle of Mrs Wickens, Shotton Primary School's business manager.
The children shed tears, reading the last letters sent to and from Harry and his mother, but also smiled and laughed at some of the stories he told about his fellow soldiers who were by his side. The children used Harry as inspiration when writing their own letters. Each letter the children wrote was fantastic. They were full of accurate information about The Great War, emotion and of course, fantastic writing skills.
I was delighted to see so many parents and members of the community who came to view the exhibition and took time to read the letters written by Year 6 but also to read Harry's letters.
We have now made a class book of all of the letters that were displayed, along with those which sadly we did not have space to display. This class book will be displayed throughout the year in our class.
The children had a fantastic time taking part in the Judo workshop. In recent years the children have been really lucky to have this workshop, meaning they can build on their Judo skills each time. As they are now in Year 6, the children were tasked with some difficult moved to perfect.
Everyone had a fantastic time and behaved with excellent manners. Each child took home a leaflet, entitling them to a free Judo session.
We celebrated National Poetry Day through the famous Lewis Carroll poem, Jabberwocky. At first the children didn't like the poem and couldn't make any sense of it. Those of you who have read it will understand why. By the end of the lesson the children had interpreted the words of Lewis Carroll. They very much enjoyed working out what the poem was about, where it may have been set and performing the poem.
Outside, the children were able to let their inner Jabberwocky out performed some fantastic versions of the poem. Here are a few photographs of them practising.
PE is on a Friday each week. Children will be swimming half termly so won't need their swimming kit until after October half term.
Reading books should be handed in daily and it is expected that the children read at least 3 times each week. Reading books should not be kept at home but in the child's bag or folder.
Homework will be handed out on a Monday and handed in on a Friday. Children are encouraged to ask me if they are not clear on a task, but not on a Friday as this is hand in day. Children are always reminded to look at homework the first night they receive it so they know if they need help throughout the week. Homework will always be linked to what has been learned in class so children should be able to complete it independently.
This year Lily and Hayden will represent our class on the school council.
Alysa and Halima are our Eco Warriors.
The children will do a fantastic job and we all look forward to working with them and hearing their fab ideas.
A huge welcome back to all the children in 6C. This term we will be getting stuck into Year 6 work, readying ourselves for SATs which will come around pretty quickly. We have our class assembly on October 18th, Romans as our topic and Room 13 as our new class novel to look forward to in the meanwhile.
The children have returned to school full of enthusiasm and I can see they are well rested and ready to get going with this year. A news letter will soon be appearing on this page with more information and also being sent home. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to catch me on the yard.