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It's Another Harvest Festival!

At least no rain for us walking across to church this morning. It was such a lovely service and the children spoke so well and sang beautifully as they always do. Class 6 and Young Worship stayed behind to decorate the church after the service with all the generous donations that were handed in, thank you! A lovely way to end the week but what have Class 6 been up to at the beginning.

This week we created our poems based on a particular illustration from 'Shackleton's Journey'. As we read more of the book we discussed and magpied some of the fabulous vocabulary used within this book, to help inspire us to write our poems. As we started with our draft, we have worked through to the end and have managed to present some of these ready for you to see on Open Session on Monday. Also as part of our cross curricular writing, we took time to reflect on this year's Bishop Harvest Appeal - 'Light Up Tanzania'. We really enjoy our reflection times in Class 6 and the children are very mature in their words and feelings. Alongside this we prepared and wrote a prayer based on Harvest.

I am very much looking forward to hearing and seeing what the class produce for this week's homework. We were lucky to have had a visitor in school on Tuesday - Thabani Nyoni, who came and did a story workshop as the start to Black History Month. Before the workshop began, it was lovely to share and hear what the children knew. Thabani re-enacted and explored the life of people who were part of the Windrush generations. The children were brilliant and totally displayed the value of 'respect' throughout the morning. One again exploring some powerful language to describe feelings and emotions. It was from this workshop and learning about Shackleton, and his power of being a leader, that I set the challenge of analysing or producing a speech using emotive language. As I explained the homework, I made them aware that there could be a great many leaders sitting in our class in the future. 

In maths we found a few lessons a bit tricky as we mastered 'division' - the dreaded long division!However on reflection we realised that part of the difficulty could be linked to our times tables speed and recall. So, this week we have also had the opportunity to get ourselves back up and on track with our Times Table Rockstars. Your child should have received a small label with the relevant details on. I have also tried to make sure that I've covered any log in issues. My room has been fairly busy at playtimes/lunchtimes as they have been asking to do some, which has been so nice to see. We will soon be able to all be together fairly shortly as you will have seen the slip about SAT's information evening. Thank you to those parents who have already returned the slip and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 16th October at 6pm.

Of course I may see some of you much earlier as it is our Open Session on Monday.

In Science we have looked at graphing results and reading data, which is closely linked to maths as well. In our lesson we looked to transfering continuous data to line graphs. We also discussed the location of dependant and independant variables and decided on the top 5 tips of producing graphs. Keeping on with the scientific understanding we have branched out to our DT project of making torches.

This week saw us exploring and making simple circuits and switches, using a range of equipment. Today we also stripped down torches and battery operated tea lights, to get right into the components ready to get ideas to build our own torches. We have some fab ideas for torches and so have written down  and made some specification sheets to accompany our ideas. The next challenge is to make them!

As always we have enjoyed all our PE sessions, French, RE,  Music and a special bit of time in the library selecting books togther. I have also enjoyed taste testing some amazing cooking skills from certain pupils as part of their grid homework, I'm sure some could go on ' Great British Bake Off' and everyone will be in for a treat with your Cake Day next Friday (11th October)

I do hope you all have a lovely weekend and I'm sure you will no doubt have been given, by your child, the PGL residential letters, which were handed out today.

See you all on Monday and thank you for a lovely week!

Mrs Stewart


Reminders: Homework to be handed in on Monday.

                  Home school contact books signed off on Monday/ Spelling test

                  Swimming Kits for Monday.

                  Spellings given out on Tuesday.

                  Class 6 cake day on Friday.


Outdoor PE Kits
Autumn 1 Week 5

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