Today Year 6 went on the most 'extraordinary' trip to the theatre to see Skellig performed live on the stage. It was mesmerising and had us all on the edge of our seats in awe. We were so lucky that it was on at Nottingham Playhouse at the same time we were studying it in class - this has never happened before! The set and the actors blew us away with their version of a very powerful story - here is a snippet of what we got to experience...
CLASS DEBATES IN YEAR 6!
Tilly is back!
SATs Meeting - Information for parents
In March we will be holding two meetings for parents, these will provide all the information you require regarding the SATs in May and the build up to them. The dates and times of these meetings are below, we would love to see you all there:
Tuesday 5th March 2019 (2.30pm - 3:20pm)
Thursday 7th March 2019 (5pm - 6pm)
Letters with further information regarding these meetings will be sent out shortly.
MOUNTAINS HOMEWORK SPRING TERM 1 -2019
To link to our 'Mountains' topic this half term, we set the children a creative piece of homework on anything to do with mountains. We gave the children 3 weeks to complete their homeowrk.
We were absolutely blown away with the projects that the children handed in. It was clear to see the time and effort that had gone into each and everyone of them. We loved how some of them were a real family effort too with parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters getting involved too! Come and have a look at our FANTASTIC PROJECTS!
STREET AWARE 2019
We had a brilliant two sessions this week as part of the 'Street Aware' programme. The aims of this programme are to support young people to be aware of the impact of knives and weapons and to not become involved with knives and weapons in the first instance. We also learnt about criminal gangs and strategies to avoid becoming part of a criminal gang. Leanne - who is a PCSO - delivered the sessions and all Year 6 staff were incredibly impressed with how the children responded.
Our topic for this term is 'Mountains Around The World' and we will be learning all about how mountains are formed and where they are located.
Our text for this term is Clockwork by Phillip Pullman, this dark and compelling story is about a tormented apprentice clock-maker - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil!
OUR FANTASTIC WORLD WAR TWO HOMEWORK PROJECTS
OUR VISIT TO THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE
FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER
What a fantatsic day we had on Friday at the Holocaust Memorial Centre! Our topic this term has been World War Two and in Shared Reading we have been reading 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. We have also learnt about the atrocious events of the Holocaust and how Jews were persecuted in the years leading up to and during the Second World War. Our visit complemented all the learning we have done at school.
We listened to a fascinating interview with Steven Mendlesson who was a survivor of the Holocaust and was sent to England as a child to be saved from Nazi persecution in Germany. We also got to experience 'The Journey' which was a story of Leo - a German Jewish boy living in Berlin. We got to experience what his home was like, what his school was like and what his Father's tailor shop was like. It was heartbreaking to hear how Leo suffered and was discriminated against just because of his religion. The day ended with all the children placing a stone on the 'Children's Memorial' which is a tribute to the 1.5 million Jewish children who lost their lives during the Holocaust.
The Year 6 staff would like to praise the children for their outstanding behaviour throughout the day - we were so proud of you and staff from The Memorial Centre commeted on your impeccable behaviour. All the children were respectful throughout the whole day and dealt with this difficult topic in a mature and sensible way.
Come and have a look at our photos from the trip.
A MORNING WITH CHRIS WHITE - OUR PATRON OF READING
29TH NOVEMBER 2018
ONE DAY WONDER - FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
CENTENARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR ONE
We had a fabulous day in Year 6 today marking the centenary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of the First World War.
We learnt that during this time, people would bake cakes and send it to their loved ones who were fighting on the front line. It was called 'Trench cake' as soldiers would eat it in the trenches! There was a shortage of eggs duing this time so vinegar and dissolved in baking powder as a substitute. In Year 6, we made the cakes in groups and enjoyed tasting them in the afternoon.
Something nice to share...
During the October half term, we received our professional wedding photographs and I wanted to share the school choir ones with you all. What a fabulous job they did! Mrs Schindler.
AUTUMN TERM 2
Our text for this term
AUTUMN TERM 2
Below are the weekly goings on in Year 6, we hope you find this useful.
OUTDOOR PE - TUESDAY
INDOOR PE - THURSDAY
HOMEWORK - given out on TUESDAY and collected on TUESDAY
SPELLINGS - given out on MONDAY, tested on MONDAY
READING AT HOME - AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK (diaries checked on FRIDAY)
Thursday 8th November - Autumn Disco
Friday 9th November - One Day Wonder on the Centenary of the End of World War One.
Monday 12th November - Start of Assessment Week
Friday 16th November - Children In Need and Talent Show (pm)
Wednesday 21st November - Parent & Carer workshop on Reasoning
Friday 7th December - Visit to The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
Thursday 20th December - Year 5&6 Achievements
All children in Year 6 had a fantastic day today dressed as evacuees. The teachers loved all of the costumes and you all went to so much effort!
We spent the morning learning about air raid shelters and we made our own model versions of an Anderson shelter. In the afternoon, we had a special treat as Joan Leverett came into school (Mrs Shaw's Grandmother-in-law) and the shared her real life experiences of being an evacuee. The children had many interesting questions to ask her and loved hearing about what life was like during the war. It really brought it to life for them.