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Monarchs (Year 6)

Welcome to Year 6

 

Our class is called Monarchs and we are taught by Miss Abbott. Miss Bourne is our teaching assistant.

 

PE

Monarchs have PE lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are taught by a PE specialist teacher, Mr Milbourn. Children will need to wear their PE kit to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will remain in them all day. In the autumn term, Thursday's PE lesson is swimming. Please ensure that they have the correct kit so that they can successfully participate. 

 

Library

Children in Monarchs will have the opportunity to visit the school library every Wednesday. They will be able to choose a book to take home to read. If they need to change a book, please ensure that they have it in school on a Wednesday.

 

Home Learning

Give Me Ten - Children are expected to read for at least ten minutes every day and should record this in their reading record. Children should bring their reading record to school every day. In year 6, children are not expected to always read to an adult, however a parent/carer will need to sign their reading record to show that they have read at home. We hope to see lots of children becoming Reading Champions this year! 

 

Maths Magicians - There are a number of key mathematical facts that children should know and remember. These are, of course, taught in school but it is essential that children practise them at home too. You can find out which facts your child is currently working on by checking their maths record book. This is also where you should record their daily practice. Children's maths record books should be brought to school every day. Children will be quizzed on their maths facts every Friday. As they progress through the different stages of facts, children have the opportunity to earn rewards and work towards becoming Maths Magicians!

 

Times Tables - Times tables (and the associated division facts) are a vital part of mathematical knowledge and understanding. It is crucial that your child practises these skills at home by logging onto the Times Table Rockstars website daily, for at least ten minutes.

 

Handwriting - Using www.letterjoin.co.uk, your child can practise their handwriting at home. There are desktop and tablet login details that can be found by clicking on the writing star at the top of the page.

 

Spelling - In school, we will teach the children spelling patterns and rules. At home, we would like the focus to be on learning and practising the Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings (you can find these by clicking on the spelling star at the top of this page)

 

English and maths - Children have English and maths written tasks to complete each week. The pages to be completed in their CGP books can be seen below. Home learning is set every Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.

 

This week's home learning is:

Maths - Pages 27-28 (Mixed practice)

English - Pages 29-30 (Mixed practice)

Give Me Ten

Maths Magicians - most people are practising stage eight, nine, ten or eleven. See ideas for how to practise by clicking on the maths star at the top of this page

Spring 2 Update (March 2024)

The second half of the spring term has been jam-packed - we have managed to fit so much learning into such a short few weeks! This half term has required a lot of hard work as we head towards SATs, including a week of mock tests during which the children tried their best to show off everything that they have learned so far. All children have made improvements since the autumn term, but every child will be bringing a letter home detailing a few key areas that we would welcome your support with over the Easter holidays. As well as the links on the letter, the 'Five a Day' SATs revision booklet I made for the children (that most of you received at parent consultations or your child recently brought home) will help them to rehearse key skills. In working together, we are sure that we can give the children the best possible chance of reaching their full potential.

 

Since February half term, in English lessons, Monarchs have enjoyed exploring a range of texts and completing writing in different genres. Our Book Week text, 'The Tin Forest', provided us with opportunities to write about sustainability. Through the beautiful illustrations, we considered what our world could become and wrote descriptively about dull, grey, polluted settings and our wishes for them to be transformed into vibrant, luscious lands.  Following this, we moved on to learning how to write discussion texts. We explored a range of books about refugees and asylum seekers including 'The Island' and 'The Arrival'. The children were able to use emotive language to manipulate the bias of the reader and ensure they were on the refugee's side. They then showed great sensitivity when writing discussion texts based on this topic; the children had to write using a formal tone, from different perspectives, before including their own point of view. I have been so impressed with the oracy skills that have been showcased during this unit of learning too, as children have sensitively talked about the topics of refugees, conflict, migration and displacement, showing our learning power of respect for others at all times. We have focused on listening to and building on others ideas as well as giving reasons for our opinions and it has been clear that Monarchs have been trying hard to do this in our class discussions.

 

We have continued to work hard in maths this half term, tackling a range of topics. We learned how to multiply and divide fractions, calculate ratios and proportions, work out the volume of 3D shapes and convert metric units of measure. Once again, I have been impressed by the resilience shown by the children as they tackled tricky, new content. Some of this learning gave them opportunities to revise previously taught concepts too, increasing the children's confidence in key areas.

 

In science, our topic this half term was 'electricity'. During this, we recapped learning from previous years regarding how to make and draw simple circuits, using the correct scientific symbols. We have loved the practical elements of this unit of work, and have persevered when we came across broken bulbs or missing batteries that could have set us back! We have investigated the impact of more or fewer batteries in a circuit on the brightness of bulbs and loudness of buzzers and we loved making a human circuit and seeing how the electrons passed around our circle to light up our energy stick.

 

Our geography topic this term has seen us learning about Fair Trade. We discovered one of the oldest trading routes in the world: the Silk Road. We compared this to modern trade in which commodities are regularly imported and exported by container ships. It was interesting, and somewhat surprising, to find out some of our our most popular imports, included toys and games from China, and some of our most popular exports included Scottish salmon! Comparing the lives of two banana farmers in St Lucia enabled us to learn about Fair Trade - we were shocked to find out that many farmers only receive 10% of what their product sells for in the UK. We felt this was unfair and so were pleased to find out about the work of Fair Trade foundation. We spotted their logo on a number of products and want to keep an eye out for this when we shop in the future.

 

In computing, this half term, we have learned about spreadsheets and how they can be used to perform calculations with large amounts of data. We began focusing on using cell references to multiply, divide, add or subtract data, before moving onto more complex functions such as finding the average of a data set. As our skills improved, we looked at larger data sets and eventually managed to plan a party using a spreadsheet, working out the costings per person.

 

Our RE lessons this half term focused on Christianity and we have been trying to answer the question: 'Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was alive?' During this unit of work, we have found out about Christian celebrations, teachings and places of worship and reflected on how Christians are sometimes treated by others. It is always pleasing to hear the children thoughtfully share their own ideas and respectfully make comparisons to their own beliefs and experiences during these lessons.

 

This half term's PSHE topic was 'Healthy Me'. We have learned about the risks and effects of alcohol and drugs on our bodies and considered the pressure to take part in anti-social behaviour, for example by joining a gang. I was extremely impressed with the considered discussion and thoughtfulness surrounding these mature themes.

 

Music lessons this half term have seen the children showing great skill on a range of instruments in Mr Mitchell's lessons. They have been working to keep a beat and have had opportunities to improvise too.

 

In PE, the children have developed their understanding of tennis and hockey skills and games with Mr Tate. They have learned the rules of the games as well as practising their forehand, backhand, passing, dribbling and shooting skills before applying these to game scenarios. Mr Tate has seen great skill, teamwork and sportsmanship that has really impressed him.

 

Art lesson with Mrs Campbell Pugh have been thoroughly enjoyed by all. The focus has been on graffiti art and the children have used a range of media to create graffiti artwork of their own.

 

What a busy half term it has been! Your children have been a credit to you as they endeavour to show our learning powers and values each day while working hard to achieve as highly as possible. Whilst SATs are important in showing the progress that they have made during their time in primary school, we know that there is much more to your children than the results of these tests: at Margaret Wix, we are proud to be developing well-rounded individuals. I hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable break (with just a little SATs practice) and I look forward to seeing the children again on Monday 15th April.

 

Kind regards,

Miss Abbott

Spring 1 Update (February 2024)

What a busy half term it has been for Monarchs class once again; despite only being back at school for six weeks, we have managed to enjoy lots of new learning, experience numerous successes and even squeezed in a few enrichment opportunities too. Some visited the Houses of Parliament and Marvellous Maths Week, which involved a magical workshop, was enjoyed by all. We also welcomed PCSO Russo to talk to us about online safety, took part in a computer coding workshop and enjoyed an art workshop as part of Feel Good Week. I have been especially pleased to continue to see the children striving to demonstrate our learning powers and values in everything we have done this half term.

 

Our English lessons this half term have all been based upon a fantastic text: Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around you. This is an enthralling book, with brilliant language, about an amazing collection of magical and mystical creatures. Through reading it, we have been able to develop our understanding of a variety of grammatical techniques including: active and passive voice, subordinating clauses, hyphenated words, pronouns and adverbial phrases used for cohesion, and much more. We also used drama techniques to immerse ourselves in this fantastical world, such as creating freeze frames to show the chaos a mischievous boggart might create in our classroom. This work has then led to us creating our own non-chronological reports about weird and wonderful beasts that we are looking forward to seeing in our very own class book.

 

We’ve also developed a bigger focus on oracy this term. As a class, we have agreed the following four oracy targets:

We practise them explicitly each day when we take time to discuss current affairs after watching Newsround and are also striving towards them in every classroom discussion. Please encourage your child to think about our oracy targets when they are talking to you at home too; being great orators is key to success in later life.

 

Maths this half term has involved recapping previously taught content, aiming to ensure that the children feel as confident as possible in key areas such as calculation strategies, so that they can apply their knowledge and understanding in other, new contexts. We're also tackled a range of new topics including: long division, BIDMAS and algebra, angles and area and perimeter. Whilst some of this learning has proved challenging, I've been impressed by the resilience shown and the desire to improve.

 

In science, we have learned about light this half term and have particularly enjoyed the opportunities for practical work: we made our own periscopes, investigated shadows, created our own optical illusions and explored how refraction can be used to create a 'magical' tricks such as making a coin 'disappear'. Monarchs had excellent knowledge about how light travels in straight lines and opaque objects create shadows, but there were a few surprises for the children too - did you know that our eyes actually see objects upside down? Monarchs learned about the different parts of the eye, including the optic nerve that sends rapid messages to our brain, which then quickly flips the image to ensure we do actually see it in the correct orientation! Amazing!

 

We delved into the world of the 'Shang Dynasty' during history lessons this half term. We held 'dragon bones', learned how they revealed much about this ancient dynasty and found that they were used by Shang people to ask questions of their ancestors. We looked at a variety of secondary sources to find out what life was like for emperors and farmers during this time period and were able to identify similarities and differences between them. We were interested to find out about the rise and fall of the Shang Dynasty and learned about the perfect first emperor, King Cheng Tang, who had many desirable qualities. We compared him to King Di Xin, who was a terrible ruler and whose actions resulted in the downfall of the dynasty. Finally, we found out about Fu Hao, a female army general who was in charge of around 13,000 troops. Considering attitudes towards women during this time period, we were surprised that a woman had managed to reach such an esteemed position. It was interesting to see pictures of her tomb, through which we were able to infer much about her life. There has been great interest and curiosity shown during history lessons this term.

 

RE lessons have been centred around the question: 'Is anything ever eternal?'. During this unit of work, we have found out about the Christian perspective on eternal life and eternal love, but also reflected on our own beliefs. RE lessons often prompt interesting discussion as the children share their own thoughts and I have been pleased to see how respectfully they have listened and responded to one other. 

 

Our PSHE lessons have been focused on dreams and goals. We started our topic by thinking about our long term goals, learning that these needed to be realistic and that we would need to work hard to achieve them. We have aspiring lawyers, authors, gymnastics coaches, footballers, artists, teachers, and more in Monarchs! Next, we reflected on the world around us and things that may concern us such as war, poverty or natural disasters. We thought about our hopes and wishes for the world and what we might be able to do to support others. 

 

Our computing lessons this term have involved using software called 'Scratch' to programme variables in our own games. We had great fun testing out a variety of games and then seeing how we could create our own versions. We had to programme the games ourselves and, as a result, could make a variety of things happen including creating our own scoring system, changing features after reaching a certain total, some of us introduced a timed element to our games, others enjoyed creating sounds that they programmed to play when certain events happened. Of course, we all very much enjoyed testing out and playing our games too!

 

I have been impressed with the enthusiasm shown in French lessons over the past half term as we have learned how to answer the question: quelle est la date aujourd'hui? Through various speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks, Monarchs have learned: the days of the week; months of the year and numbers to 31, which they can now confidently use. For example, we were able to ask each other when our birthdays are and responded in French. I have enjoyed hearing the developing French accents and the confidence in speaking another language is growing - c'est super Monarchs!

 

We have enjoyed music lessons with Mr Mitchell this half term. He has commented often on how the music that he is teaching Monarchs to play on a variety of instruments is much more advanced than what he is able to teach year six pupils at some of his other schools. With the number of children attending choir and band club, it's clear that we have some very talented musicians in Monarchs and I always feel incredibly proud when I go to collect them a few minutes early and get to hear a snippet of what they have been working on - it sounds great and I'm sure you will also be looking forward to hearing the final masterpiece at our Spring music concert next half term.

 

Art lessons with Mrs Campbell-Pugh have involved both photography and drawing this half term. After exploring some of the most famous paintings in the world, such as the Mona Lisa and The Scream, the children posed and took photographs of each other which they have then tried to replicate through drawing. They have really focused on ensuring accurate proportions and their creations are coming along very nicely indeed! In DT this half term, some of the children designed and made their own waistcoats. Mrs Rose worked with the children to show them how to use a pattern to mark the reverse of the fabric, how to use different stitching techniques, and how to sew on buttons and other decorations. The children were (rightly so) very proud of their finished creations.

 

Mr Tate has enjoyed teaching dance during PE lessons this half term. The lessons have definitely pushed a number of the children outside their comfort zones, but I have been proud of how they have persevered and shown self-belief. The teamwork demonstrated in creating and performing their carnival dance routines has been equally impressive.

 

As well as all of this, we squeezed in a second practice SATs week. I have been so pleased to see the growing resilience and determination to succeed has resulted in improved scores from so many children. I know that tests can often be daunting but, hopefully, through this regular practice the children will continue to grow in confidence and approach the real SATs full of self-belief. Your child should have brought home their arithmetic paper to have a look at with you - please support them over half term in correcting mistakes that they made and then use additional resources (found by clicking on the KS2 SATs star at the top of this page) to practise further, hopefully ensuring that they can score as highly as possible on the arithmetic paper.

 

I am sure that you will agree with me saying that I think Monarchs have worked hard this term! We have covered so much in such a relatively short space of time and I am enjoying seeing the progress the children continue to make. I hope that, as well as practising their arithmetic, the children enjoy a well-earned break over half term and I look forward to seeing them all refreshed and ready to tackle more learning when we return to school on Monday 26th February. As always, thank you parents and carers for your support this half term - together we can help your child reach their full potential.

 

Kind regards,

Miss Abbott smiley

Autumn 2 Update (December 2023)

I am struggling to believe that we have reached the end of the autumn term! The past few months seem to have flown by and the children are now a third of the way through year six! What a wonderful first few months it has been. I have loved continuing to see the children embrace everything that Margaret Wix has to offer, demonstrating our learning powers and values at all times. Monarchs have shown: kindness when supporting younger pupils on the playground at lunchtimes each day; curiosity during Aspirations Day and on our trip to the Natural History Museum; respect for others during Anti-Bullying Week when identifying what bullying is and how our differences should be celebrated; self-belief and resilience in their learning, particularly while tackling their first set of practice SATs. The results show some fantastic progress already; I can't wait to see what the rest of the year will bring.

 

In English, this half term, we have explored poetry, narratives and persuasive writing. During the week of Armistice Day, we spent time reading a poignant story called 'Where the Poppies Now Grow'. This gave us ideas for our own writing, including descriptive and emotive language. Cinquain poems, which we were focused on, have a specific syllable structure so we then spent time ensuring that each line of our poems was the correct length. We shared some of our completed work with the rest of the school in our Remembrance Day assembly. We enjoyed a unit of work based upon 'Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror' - a series of chilling short stories - during which we wrote our own spooky narratives. We studied extracts from other literature and films that built tension and suspense too, focusing on the grammatical techniques used by authors to create their spine-tingling tales, including using show not tell, vivid description and a variety of sentence structures before putting what we had learned into practice.In the final weeks of term, Monarchs have used everything they have learned in their geography lessons to help them write letters to members of parliament in order to try to persuade them to take action against climate change. We focused on writing with a formal tone as well as using techniques such as emotive language, rhetorical questions and flattery to persuade our reader. I think Rishi Sunak and Daisy Cooper are going to find it very difficult to ignore Monarchs and their pleas!

 

Maths this half term, has seen Monarchs tackle fractions, decimals and percentages. We've spent a lot of time learning how to calculate each of these separately, but have also had to try to understand how they are all linked and master converting between them. It has required a lot of self-belief and resilience but we have certainly made great strides. As we know that these are three areas of mathematics frequently tested in SATs, in addition to being valuable to understand for real-life contexts such as shopping, we will definitely be revisiting this learning again! In recent weeks, we have also explored multiplication, properties of 2D shapes and learned how to calculate the area of squares, rectangles, triangles and parallelograms. We've been very busy!

 

Monarchs have loved being super scientists this half term while learning all about evolution and inheritance. We began this unit of learning by looking at real fossils and coming to understand how they tell us about living things that existed millions of years ago. The children enjoyed a trip to the Natural History Museum in Tring, during which they took part in workshop linked to their topic. Handling specimens, including a monitor lizard and genet, was a highlight for many as we examined them and discussed how the creatures are adapted to suit their environment. Children have also learned how characteristics are inherited, which explains why offspring look like their parents but less like their cousins. The children found this incredibly interesting and reflected on their own families and how members are similar and different.

 

Geography, as mentioned, has involved us learning about climate change and its impact on our planet. The children have been extremely interested and shocked to learn that heatwaves, bushfires, floods, droughts, polar regions melting and sea levels rising are all results of the way we are mistreating our world. They have drawn upon skills from other areas of the curriculum in these lessons, creating graphs, designing flood defences and more. There are many strong opinions regarding what we should now do as a school to help reduce the impact of global warming; keep your eyes peeled for an update from our Environment Minister in the new year!

 

In RE, we have been learning about how Christians celebrate Christmas and have been asking if their traditions help them to understand who Jesus was and why he was born. We were interested to find out how a number of Christmas traditions may have originated as religious ways of celebrating at this time of year, but now are enjoyed by many people in a secular way. We created questionnaires to find out if everyone in our class celebrates Christmas and if so how - we heard about lots of lovely family traditions that some children enjoy and are very much looking forward to over the coming weeks. It was also wonderful for children from different faiths to share knowledge of celebrations they partake in and explain how they are similar and different to Christmas celebrations.

 

Monarchs have continued getting to grips with learning French this half term. Our focus has been on our families: we've learned how to talk about the members of our families, including explaining names, ages and relationships to us. In order to do this, we have had to understand how possessive adjectives change depending on whether they are masculine, feminine or plural. In addition, we have had to learn how to count to 100 in French. Tackling a new language is always challenging, but I've been impressed with how willing the children have been to have a go! 

 

We have some future computing experts in Monarchs class, I am sure! I have been so impressed with the children's work this half term: they have designed and created their very own websites! Each child chose a subject to create a site about and then they have worked hard to add everything from images and texts to hyperlinks in order to make their websites fully functional. It's been brilliant to see how excited they have been each week to get the laptops out and enjoy developing these skills. Take a look at a few of them that are linked below:

All About Monarchs by Carys

Pandas by Dorothy

All About Bunnys by Alyssa

 

Our latest PSHE unit of work was titled, 'Celebrating Differences' and we have certainly done that in Monarchs class! We have discussed what makes each of us special and unique, and thought about how these things are positives and shouldn't be used to judge or discriminate against people. The mature discussion that takes place in our classroom every Friday in our PSHE lessons is wonderful and I feel privileged to be involved. I can really see the children taking the time to think carefully before they share ideas and they are all showing great respect when faced with differing opinions.

 

Mr Tate has been extremely impressed with Monarchs during PE lesson this half term. They have enjoyed developing their gymnastics skills and he has noticed a real improvement in their abilities and teamwork as the half term has progressed. In the second PE session of each week, Monarchs have been honing their swimming skills. This culminated with the sponsored swimming session. The children tried extremely hard to swim as much as possible in order to raise money for our class - thank you to those of you who have already sent the sponsorship money in. If you are yet to, please do so before the end of term.

 

We have crammed a lot into a busy half term - as well as all the learning taking place in class, we've enjoyed taking part in the Christmas music concert, watching the pantomime and nativity, welcoming parents into our classroom for Wondrous Writing Week, participating in Aspirations Day and Anti-Bullying Week, and much more! The children have certainly earned a rest over the next couple of weeks.
 

I wish those of you who celebrate, a very merry Christmas, and look forward to seeing all of your children again in the new year, feeling refreshed and ready to learn again!

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Abbott smiley

Autumn 1 Update (October 2023)

What a brilliant first half term we have had in Monarchs! The children have quickly settled into school routines and shown me what enthusiastic learners they can be. They've risen to the challenge of being top of the school and are striving to always demonstrate our learning powers and values. It was fantastic to see the number of children who wanted to take on leadership roles: our House Captains, Pupil Parliament and Charity Committee are already proving to be be responsible, organising playtime equipment, leading school tours, sharing their ideas with Mrs Gibbs and more. I can't wait to see their impact throughout the year.

 

In the classroom, the children have been working extremely hard. We have focused on a number of different genres of writing this half term: non-chronological reports about our class butterfly, biographies about Adolf Hitler and narratives based on 'Oliver Twist'. Throughout, we have been concentrating on ensuring that every sentence makes sense and is correctly punctuated as well as trying to widen our vocabularies and make use of ambitious words and phrases. 

 

Maths this half term has predominantly focused on number and place value. This has involved ensuring that we understand the value of every digit in numbers up to ten million. We have been ordering and comparing numbers, rounding them, multiplying and dividing them by 10, 100 and 1000, and much more! Towards the end of this half term, we revised properties of number, in particular revisiting factors and multiples from learning in previous years. Understanding of this is particularly important as we move onto learning about fractions. I've been pleased to see many children practising their their Maths Magicians regularly at home - this also helps to ensure that they can access our learning in class and feel confident to tackle other areas of maths. Keep it up!

 

We have been immersed in our World War II history topic this half term. Our young historians have amazed me with the knowledge that many of them already have as well as their determination to find out new information about this interesting period in history. We learned how the war began and which countries were involved, took on the role of evacuees and wrote letters home, made propaganda posters to encourage women to play their part in the war effort, created comic strips depicting the Battle of Dunkirk, compared sources of evidence when predicting who won the Battle of Britain, and much, much more! The highlight, of course, was our WWII day during which we dressed as evacuees, learned how to make do an mend, baked carrot biscuits and even made our own Anderson shelters.

 

In science, Monarchs have been investigating living things and their habitats. We have learned about classification of living things using keys developed by an important scientist, Carl Linneaus. Searching our school grounds for minibeasts gave us the opportunity to put this learning into action as we identified each of them. We learned that living things were sometimes much smaller! We have carried our two investigations into micro-organisms and found that some types of bacteria can be harmful, whilst others are much more useful. We watched the effect of bacteria on food items over a period of time and saw how mould grew. As well as this, we found out that yeast played a positive role in cooking as it helped us to bake bread that rose.

 

In RE, this half term, we have been learning about the five pillars of Islam and how Muslims show commitment to God. There are a number of children in class who have been able to act as experts, sharing their own knowledge and experiences with the class. Others have considerately and thoughtfully asked questions to deepen their own understanding of how people show commitment in different ways to themselves. We finished by evaluating whether we believed there to be a 'best' way to show our commitment to something and concluded that time and effort were key. We thought about things that we were committed to, such as learning to play an instrument or attending a club, and how we try to remain committed even when faced with challenges.

 

In computing, we have been learning about systems and networks, with a focus on communication and collaboration. We learned how data is sent from one computer to another using IP addresses and data packets. We discussed methods of online communication, such as email, social media, video sharing sites, instant messaging, video calls, and more. We thought about the benefits and drawbacks of each method including how private they were and whether they had age restrictions. Next, we used one method of communication, Google Docs, to work on a collaborative project with people who were sitting on opposite sides of the room to us. We linked this learning to French and typed a conversation together.

 

I've been impressed with the developing French knowledge and understanding in Monarchs. This half term, we have learned how to greet each other and ask someone a variety of questions to find out their name, age, where they live and how they are feeling. WE also learned how to answer these questions too. I have loved seeing the children developing their confidence in French as the half term has progressed - they are now able to have whole conversations!

 

This half term's PSHE unit was titled 'Being Me in My World' and involved us thinking about our goals for this year as well as universal rights of children and how our behaviour and choices can impact others. We compared things we want with things we need and thought about how there are many people, less fortunate than ourselves, whose needs are not met at all. Our learning extended beyond the classroom this half term with a trip to Crucial Crew. We enjoyed learning about hazards and finding out how to keep ourselves and others safe on our Crucial Crew visit. 

 

Our PE lessons have included netball and swimming this half term. I have heard lots of great things about the successes in swimming, with children showing great self-belief, swimming further and developing stronger strokes. Netball lessons have included lots of skills development. We've learned different types of passes, developed our shooting technique and learned some of the key rules, such as the three second rule.

 

As part of Black History Month, the children have created mixed-media portraits of inspirational black women. We used a mixture of paint and collage to depict our famous person. After finding out about our inspiring figure, we added a a title to each of our portraits that included a characteristic that we admired, for example, we would like to 'Resist like Rosa Parks' or 'Care like Mary Seacole'.

 

It was a pleasure to meet many of you at parent consultations this week. Many of the documents referred to, such as reading lists and questions, and grammar glossaries, can be found by clicking on the relevant star at the top of this page. Thank you for your support this half term - together we can help your children to reach their full potential. 

 

Finally, what a jam-packed half term it has been; I hope the children enjoy a well-earned break next week and I look forward to seeing them all again on Monday 30th October.

 

Kind regards,

Miss Abbott

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