Elder Class Updates

Welcome to Elder class, year 6

Teacher: Mrs Kemp

Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bigg

Learning Support Assistant: Miss Brook


Just a reminder that PE is on a Monday morning and the children are welcome to come to school in their PE kits (bringing their uniform in to change into after the lesson). Our second PE session each week will be Tuesday afternoons – hockey with Jerry Herod.

Check out these new release book recommendations:

Autumn term second half new releases

Our learning this week (commencing 18th November):

In maths we are learning to: add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers.

In English we are learning to:  write a letter based on a film clip.

In science we are learning to: understand the phases of the moon.

Look at what we have been doing this week in Elder class:

Week ending 15th November

Elder class enjoyed playing the instruments in music this week. They used notes A, G and B. Elders are learning a song too.

A massive well done to Otto for organising our what’s for Heroes fundraiser in school. He raised an impressive £133.

In science Elders were investigating why we have night and day. They used table lamps and a globe to replicate the sun and the Earth. They researched shadows too.

We finally had hockey with Jerry – although it was a bit damp at times. We practised dribbling, passing and defending.

A massive well done to Holly, Lulu and Emma for raising an amazing £150 for Children in Need from their bake sale.


Week ending 8th November 2019:

Elders used In Flanders Field as a stimulus  for writing their own cinquain poems. They picked out key phrases and descriptive language from the original poem to support their writing.

Elder class showed great cooperation working together to write a cinquain poem about a picture linked to World War 1.

In DT Elder class made sauces – BBQ, salsa and tzatziki – and then tasted them to see which they liked best. They were delicious!

In PE, Elder class were making sequences in groups using the apparatus in the hall.

Week ending 1st November 2019:

Elder class took part in our Lord’s Prayer Enrichment day with the rest of the school. It was lovely to see the children all working together and supporting each other. I had many positive comments from other members of staff about the Elders throughout the day – well done!

Elder class enjoyed their visit to watch Macbeth on Tuesday and then their performance on Wednesday evening. You were absolutely fabulous and showed fantastic motivation, cooperation and creativity. We are super-proud of you all!

In DT Elder class made burgers – beef, turkey and vegetarian. They showed great cooperation and motivation. The best part of the cooking was the tasting session! Everyone tried all three burgers and then rated each one out of 10. Finally, they thought about how the taste of each of the burgers could be improved.

Week ending 18th October:

A massive thank you to the year 6 parents who came in today to work with the children to make cheese straws for the harvest event. Great cooperation was evident amongst the children and the cheese straws were delicious! Well done on your prayers and songs in the church too, Elders.

Elders had their penultimate rehearsal with Annie on Wednesday. Some final tweaks were made. The excitement is definitely building!

Elder class did some fantastic presentations about their Great Britons. They were informative and so well researched. Well done!

Emma Florence Nightingale


Holly presented her information about Charles Darwin to the class and also made a cake to show his voyage on The Beagle. It was delicious!

William Booth Project Homework Lewis Marshall 11.10.19

Emmeline pankhurst version 2 Otto

Harry made a fabulous video about  Isambard Kingdom Brunel.




Newsletters and timetables:

Elder Class Newsletter Autumn 2019

Home help

100 Books for Year 5 and 6


Tik Tok – everything you need to know

Reading with your child booklet a-guide-to-reading-with-children (1)

Help with spelling at home – top tips.http://blog.pobble.com/supporting-with-spelling-at-home/


Year 5 and 6 word list