Year 6

St John’s Church – A new friend called Buddy and so much more…

What a busy week we have had – Y6 were invited by St John’s Church to read a reading every day this week – in total 11 children read from the bible to help mark bible reading week. Each one of them was a credit to both their school and our affiliated church. Reverend Chester was so impressed with them that he invited all of year 6 to take part in Friday’s Holy Communion Service. Again the children’s involvement and behaviour was exemplary.  

Maths

During our Maths lessons this week our focus has been on Negative numbers. We have spent time solving puzzles, number lines and real life problems involving negative numbers.

English

During our English sessions this week we have spent time analysing the writing style used in our Read to Write text ‘Rose Blanche’. We have discussed how the author uses emotion and ‘show not tell’ techniques to tell his story and how these methods can impact on the reader. I am really looking forward to seeing the children include these technique in their own writing. Our grammar focus this week has been on the use of bullet points

RE/ART

As well as visiting St John’s Church this week we have also entered an art competition linked to bible stories. We have linked this work to our 7 statements of Jesus. I have included a photograph of their wonderful posters depicting the statement ‘I Am the Light of the World’ I hope you agree they look quite stunning.

Homework:

Thank you for supporting your children with their 5 pound note stories I have had a lot of fun reading them. This week the children have been set an extended D&T project (sorry in advance!) – This project is due in 3 weeks- If you have any questions please let me know next week.

Thank you so much for getting everybody here on time again for their swimming lesson on today – we were joined by our new friend Buddy – who is the NSPCC mascot. Buddy also supported us during our ‘Big Buddy Workout’ – details of which should have gone out earlier this week – unfortunately we did not receive our sponsor forms and then when they did arrive in our classroom they were put in a pile that I did not check until everyone had left! – I promise I will give them out on Monday.

Please note: there will be no swimming session next week. We will start again after half term. Also next week will be our last Forest School session (we will have more sessions in the summer term)

If you need to contact for me for any reason please contact the office who will pass on your messages. I hope you all have a really enjoyable weekend.