24 May 2021

It’s been a great half term! It has been lovely to have all the children in school for a whole half term; they have certainly learnt a lot across the curriculum!

The last half term finished with a wellbeing day. Year 6 loved making salt dough creations, playing parachute games and taking part in a yoga lesson. We also enjoyed some time in nature as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Unfortunately, the weather prevented us being outside for too long, but we made some beautiful landscape water colours.

As part of our PSHE curriculum, Mr Thomas has also worked with the Year 6 children to develop their understanding of knife crime and the impact it has. In these sessions the children were incredibly thoughtful.

In Maths, we have learnt about ratio and proportion, which we linked to our prior knowledge of fractions. In English, we have been enjoying reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and writing narratives and recounts. Some Year 6 children have worked with Mr Cobb to do this. Everyone has made fantastic progress – well done!

In the wider curriculum, we have studied the UK in Geography, electricity in Science and coding in Computing. We have also begun to look at famous and influential women in Music, where we have appraised a range of songs. In Spanish, we have learnt new vocabulary for healthy and unhealthy foods.

In Science, we have used different investigations to deepen our knowledge. We have looked at how the length of the wire affects the function of a light bulb and the affect voltage can have in a series circuit.

Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to the Year 6 children and families for their continued support for the ice lolly sales. The children have learnt about profit and expenses whilst helping to sell the ice lollies, fundraising for the school. The support has been amazing – thank you. We will continue to sell ice lollies every Friday after school.