Welcome to Elder class, year 6
Half term holiday is from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February – have a great break.
I will be holding a SATS information session for parents (and children if they want) on Monday 4th March at 3.30pm. It should last no more than 30 minutes.
Spellings this term will be on Friday weekly instead of Thursday. Homework will continue to be Monday (due in Thursday) and Thursday (due in Monday).
PE this term is on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Both sessions will be outside (weather permitting) so wrap up warm!
The week ahead
In maths we are learning to: convert measures.
In English we are learning to: use figurative language to write a setting and character description.
In science we are learning to: design a burglar alarm system.
Elder class had a fantastic visit to Golden Woods for their final Seed to Tree session. They watched a tree being cut down with a chainsaw and then cut down some trees themselves with bow saws. They also used loppers to take off branches and used them to help make a dead hedge. Large logs were carried to the log pile. It was a very busy morning but the sun shone and we all had a great time. Special thanks to our parent helpers (Nic Willcocks, Leah Orr, Laura Goodgame and Elisabeth Jackson) and, of course, to Elizabeth and Grenville for leading the session.
In English this week we have read the picture book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. The children then wrote a letter in role as the rubbers in our class explaining their disappointment at Elders treatment of them. All of the letters were excellent and gave me a real laugh when I marked them! I hope you enjoy this sample.
There’s more to come too as Elders are now writing letters from other pieces of equipment! And here they are!
There was indoor curling this week for Issy and Mia to make up for Issy’s lost PE lesson : looked fun!
In RE, Elder class listened to the Buddhist story of The King’s Elephant and the Dog. They then storyboarded the story.
Newsletters and timetables:
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/