Terrific Tag Rugby Team
The Tag Ruby Team performed excellently at their recent tournament. Everyone played very well and a played a valuable part in reaching to the semi finals. Unfortunately, they narrowly missed getting to the finals. Well done everyone!
We have been learning about the Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah. In class, we made promises for the future and thought about anything we should be sorry for just like the Jewish community do during Rosh Hashanah. We enjoyed partaking in their custom of eating apples covered in honey for a sweet new year. Year 6 are looking forward to sharing their learning, as as part of their class assembly, with their parents on Thursday 21st September at 9.10am
We are looking forward reading our novel written by Michael Morpurgo. We have already made some brilliant predictions about the story and learnt some knew vocabulary from the blurb. We now all know what odyssey means.
Year 6 Survival Day
To help us understand how challenging surviving alone on a desert island, just like our main character from our class novel must do, we spent an afternoon with Sam and Sarah from Sc.out.ed. We learnt how to be resourceful by using our lovely wood to hunt for natural resources to build a lean-to shelter. Before going out to build our shelters, we shared our knowledge and thoughts about what we needed to survive. We agreed that water, shelter, heat and food would be the most important. We learnt about the fire triangle and our mature behaviour meant that we could light our own fires after we had gathered our own tinder. We cannot wait to get back to class and use our day to stimulate some writing.
Settling into the Demands of Year 6
After a long summer break the children have settled really well into Year 6, getting used to routines and expectations. It has been lovely to see how calm the children have been and how eager they are to make a success of Year 6.
We are beginning to establish good reading habits whereby the children should be reading at least 3 times at home each week. They are expected to bring their reading books and logs to school everyday and take them home each night.
I am sure that over the year the children will really rise to the challenges of Year 6 and their added responsibilities. I am looking forward to getting to know the children as individuals and I am sure that we will have much fun learning together over the course of this year.
Our Class Charter
Our class charter has been devised together with the children. It is very much about the aspirations we have for ourselves and each other so that we can feel supported and valued by each other, ensuring that we have a year which is as successful and happy as is possible.
Our Key Task
This term we will be learning all about volcanoes, both in the past and those which affect life today. We will be looking in detail at the disaster in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted and the devastation that it caused.
Each class has a key task for this term which will bring together our learning across the curriculum. Our key task is to design an evacuation plan to deal with the eruption of a volcano in order to save lives. It will take lots of thinking about potential problems, dangers and solutions in a dramatic and dangerous situation. We hope that we get the plan right: Lives depend upon us!
Please encourage your child to be as independent as possible ensuring that they take responsibility for making sure that they have everything that they need in school on particular days.