On Monday, we kicked off our Booster sessions, which will continue until SATs week. Every Monday and Thursday morning, the class will be split into smaller groups, which will help the teachers to focus on their particular needs. It also helps those children who are less confident in larger groups to share what they might find difficult. Hopefully, the children are enjoying the sessions so far. They are doing really well!
SATs revision packs were sent home today. Please see the 'homework' section above for further information on these.
Don't forget - next week is English Week. On Monday, we will be going to Henbury Library, and need the permission slips for this returned.
This week, we have been learning about, and celebrating, different cultures from all around the world. One of the highlights was seeing the children's faces as they tried food from different countries. Here's a selection of what we tasted. The ackee was a particular favourite....
Thanks to the parents who came to the Camp / SATs information evening last night. Hopefully, you found it useful. More information will be sent home after half term, along with the SATs revision packs. For those of you who couldn't make it, I have saved the presentation in the 'letters' section of this page.
Finally, January is over, and we can start to look forward to longer days and (fingers crossed!) a little bit of sunshine .
It's also the start of a busy few months for Year 6. After half term, we will be starting our SATs booster sessions, a revision club, and SATs revision packs will be given out. It's an exciting time, and we want the children to view it as such. Whilst they need to realise that their SATs are important, and that they need to put in a great deal of effort over the next few months, we also don't want them to get too stressed. It's all about balance! With that in mind, I invite you to a meeting on Thursday evening, at 6pm, all about SATs and what to expect. I will also be giving out important information about Year 6 Camp. A letter has gone home with more details; you can find it in the 'letters' section of this page.
In Year 6 this term, we've been learning all about rainforests. Linked to our literacy lessons, the children have been writing impressive rainforest setting descriptions, which we will be turning into stories. Next term, we will continue our work on rainforests by writing balanced arguments about the effects of deforestation.
In maths, we have been learning about decimals and percentages, and looking at how to calculate percentages of amounts. It's a tricky area to master, but the children are getting there!
Next Monday, don't forget about our trip to Henbury School to watch their performance of Beauty and the Beast. We might see some familiar Brentry faces in it too - exciting! If you haven't returned the permission slip yet, please do so on Monday.
The deadline for projects to be handed in is Friday 2nd February. Not long now!
Welcome back! Hope you’ve all had a fantastic Christmas and a very happy New Year. Just a few reminders for the term:
Homework Project sheets were given out at the end of last term. Some of the children have already been telling me their plans, which is great. If you didn’t get one, I have lots of spares in class! There will be no extra homework set until after the deadline for the projects, which is Friday 2nd February.
Thank you to those of you who have returned the slip regarding Year 6 Camp. Apologies to those who have tried to pay the deposit on Gateway and found it isn’t there. I will endeavour to sort this out ASAP, and a text will be sent out when it is up and running.
SATs week begins Monday 14th May. After half term, we will begin SATs Booster revision sessions, which will involve the class being split into smaller, more focused groups twice a week.
I will be holding a SATs / Camp information evening just before the half term. The children will also receive their SATs revision packs.
An after school revision club will be available in Term 4. A letter will be sent out soon for those children interested in attending.
I think that’s it for now. A busy few terms ahead! Thank you for your continued support.
This term, the children have been learning all about World War One. They have been learning about the causes of the war, propaganda and life in the trenches. As part of our literacy this term, the children have been using noun phrases to write powerful descriptions of the trenches. We have been looking at WW1 soldiers' diary entries and letters home, and we will be writing some of our own next week. The children have also been creating some amazing pieces of WW1 artwork. Photos will be posted soon!
In the meantime, here's a photograph of the brilliant 1950s adverts that the children were working on last term. We have created a display of them in the corridor. Take a closer look next time you're in school!
In maths, we have been learning all about fractions. There is so much to learn, and the children have done so well to keep up with all of the different methods and strategies. Next week, we will be working on finding fractions of amounts.
In PE this term, we are doing gymnastics. The children have been creating counter balances in pairs. Here are some photos of the amazing shapes they created.
Our school trip to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday was a huge success. The children were an absolute credit to the school and behaved impeccably throughout the day. We learnt so much about the history of elections and voting in our People's Parliament workshop - I think we have some budding politicians in the group! The tour was fascinating, and made even more special by the fact we were able to watch a live debate in the House of Commons. A once in a lifetime opportunity!
It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and we joined the #helloyellow Young Minds campaign by wearing something yellow today. Mental health is such an important issue, and this morning we spent time discussing ways in which our mental health can be affected. We also thought about some coping strategies, and ways in which we can help ourselves and our friends. The children came up with some excellent ideas and had a brilliantly mature attitude to the whole topic. Here they are in their #helloyellow outfits...
This week, we've continued our work on Place Value in maths by working with negative numbers. We had fun playing a game of 'Tug of War', which involved adding and subtracting across zero.
Welcome to Year 6! We've had a great first day back. The children have been full of enthusiasm for the year ahead, and seem excited about being the oldest (and most responsible!) members of the school. They looked so grown up in their red jumpers...
A letter came home today about our Back to School meeting. This will be held on Thursday, after school at 3:30pm.I hope you can all make it. For those of you who can't, I have also sent home a letter outlining some of the most important information about Year 6. This can also be found in the 'Letters' section above.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to come and see me!