22nd May 2017

Our attendance this week was 95.4% 

This week things were more back to normal thank goodness after the stress of SATs week.  We began work on a maths project where we have been given £5000 to spend on building a space shopping centre.  We worked hard to design an effective site with all the amenities visitors might need and have just worked out what the daily costs will be.  This has allowed us to calculate the number of visitors we need to park their space buggies in our carparks in order to make a profit.

In English we have been finishing the work we started on balanced arguments, the title of which was £Should Year 6 do SATs?” which, as you can imagine, caused a heated discussion.  We have been using the SURPRISES method to help us edit or work even more effectively.  Hopefully Mrs. Hilton-Loom will be really impressed with the improvements we’ve made.

The highlight of our week though was the visit on Thursday of the fire service.  The first session was based in the classroom where we discussed the importance of fire plans at home, smoke alarms and general safety around fire and the home.  After that, we went outside to the fire engine where we got to sit in the cab, look at all the equipment and finally … use the fire hose to feel the pressure of the water.

Some interesting facts we learned:
•    The engine weighs 17 tonnes
•    The water inside weighs almost 2 tonnes – it carries 1800 litres of water
•    The tallest ladder can reach 13 metres
•    There are buffers inside the water tank to stop the water sloshing around
•    There are 7 different sounds the siren can make – we listened to them all and they are changed by the driver pressing the horn.

Have a look at some of our photos and videos of the fire engine’s visit.

This week, our handshakes total was 5.  We managed to earn an extra handshake on the way down to assembly as some of us waited for Mrs Thompson to go through the door before us.

Our Star of the Week this week is Clayton Dexter. This week he has really impressed me as the week has progressed with his application to the task in maths.  This has been rewarded with a really clear plan with costings.   He has also worked superbly during the editing process to improve and up-level his balanced argument.  Be rightly proud Clayton and keep it up.

15th May 2017

Our attendance this week was 98.6% 

This week our news is that we have all survived the SATs.  We’ve worked hard in the mornings and completed restful and energising activities in the afternoons.

Friday was definitely the best day of the week – No SATs and a day of treats ready to knuckle down and get back to work next week.

This week, our handshakes total was 2.  Despite having been busy with other things this week, we still managed to earn ourselves 2 handshakes.

Our Star of the Week this week is everyone once again.  There is no one person that can be picked out as everyone gave their all this week and, despite lots of nerves, tried their very best in everything they were asked to do.  Well done one and all!

8th May 2017

Our attendance this week was 98.6% 

Our focus this week has again been our preparation for our SATs papers next week. We have been really busy in the mornings focussing on areas such as fractions, long multiplication and long division as well as solving problems using all our skills.

We have continued to work during the week on our Egyptians topic, designing our own death masks which we are going to create using papier-mâché to create a 3D image.

Each afternoon to help us focus on our health and well-being, we have been encouraged to listen to calming music and complete mindful colouring as a finish to each day.   

This week, our handshakes total was 1.  Despite having the smallest number of handshakes in school, we were still proud of our total!

Our Star of the Week this week is:

1st May 2017

Our attendance this week was 97.7% 

This week we have continued to focus on the areas that we are most concerned about with our SATs.  After games and activities, including using inspire Maths, we are feeling more confident in the areas of angles and coordinates in maths and using the passive voice in English.

Our topic work has continued to develop our understanding of the ancient and modern faces of Egypt and how they interlink.  We have looked at the different activities we might choose to participate in during a visit and have looked at some different types of accommodation that are available.  All we need to do now is persuade Mrs Hilton (and then Mrs Alford) that a residential post-SATs to Egypt would be a worthwhile use of our Enterprise money!

This week, our handshakes total was 10 unfortunately so we lost the trophy!

Our Star of the Week this week is Dominik for the hard work that he has been putting into all aspects of his revision in lessons this week.  He is really beginning to demonstrate the skills that he has developed and is beginning to apply them to his work independently through his hard-work and persistence. Well done.

24th April 2017

Our attendance this week was 97.4% 

This week we have been preparing for our SATs test which are getting ever nearer.  We have sat the 2016 SATs papers for reading, SPaG and mathematics during the week and are really pleased with the knowledge and skills that we have been able to demonstrate.

In topic we have started to find out about The Ancient Egyptians which has really captured our imaginations.  We have been comparing the Egypt of the modern world with that of the ancient world to gain an understanding of how the two together help to make Egypt one of the top places to visit still.

We have also planted our potatoes in the hope that we might be able to successfully grow some funny shaped potatoes as we have no chance of competing against Mr Grayson’s whose plants are already well out of the ground with plenty of leaves!

This week, our handshakes total was 29 which meant we won the Class of the Week trophy – this is the first time Mrs Hilton has ever been in the winning class!

Our Star of the Week this week is Abigail for the superb work that she has completed over several weeks to ensure that she is in the best place to be successful in her SATs in a few weeks.  Well done Abi, continue to grow in confidence and believe in yourself and your skills.