Welcome to Year 6. The teaching staff consists of Miss Devlin, Mrs Martin and Mrs Howes. We are supported by our two fantastic teaching assistants Mrs Roberts and Mrs Chapman.
The are 27 children in the Grey Squirrels class, taught by Miss Devlin.
Our door is always open and we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any concerns you have. At the end of the school day is probably the best time to catch us, as the mornings do tend to be a little hectic! However, if it is vital information that you need to pass on for the day ahead then do not hesitate to grab one of us.
PE sessions are on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Children will be required to have the following kit for all sessions; black shorts, white t-shirt, trainers and tracksuit bottoms for the cooler months. Ideally the children need to bring their kit to school on a Monday and keep it here until the end of the week.
We encourage children to have a water bottle in school at all times but this is especially important for these sessions.
Children who have an asthma inhaler in school will need to become responsible for this and take it with them to all PE sessions. They will always be kept in a central, safe and accessible place in the classroom during class based sessions.
Our class book StormBreaker by Anthony Horowitz has kept us all enthralled so far. It is an action packed book full of suspense and twists and turns. It has been a brilliant stimulus for our writing.
We have written diary entries, descriptive settings, character portraits, predicting and writing the next chapter 'Horowitz style', non chronological reports and designed gadgets for a teenage spy and presented them as if we were on Dragon's Den!
The story continues, watch this space.....
This year it was our turn to visit the pantomime at Newark Palace Theatre.
Jack and the Beanstalk was action packed. There was a huge beanstalk and an even bigger giant to entertain us!
It was very exciting watching Jack climb up into the giant's lair to rescue Princess Tamara.
Pippa ( our very own Year 6 superstar !) was fantastic in the junior chorus and we were really proud of her. A great afternoon.
It's always so much fun when Sunita visits. The next few days, children will have the experience to dress up in traditional Indian Folk clothing and participate in Bollywood style dancing. Some children will creating beautiful chalk rangoli patterns.
Today, Sunita told us today about her beliefs, so that we could have an insight into Hindu worship and some of the many Gods. We also learnt about karma and reincarnation.
Hola Mexico! Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun- packed festivals.
Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation. Make their chocolate, concoct a fruit cocktail or sample some traditional food - get ready its spicy!
Feel like celebrating? Design a flute, grab a drum, join a tribe and make some noise! Have you got what it takes to be chief? Let's find out!
Well our introduction to Mexico started with something different this morning!
We played some mexican music and asked the children to respond how they wanted to. Lots of the children spontaneously danced and we even had some mexican waving!
The teachers then emerged wearing huge sombreros, ponchos and danced around the classroom. The children's reactions were priceless!
After this experience, they wrote a postcard to a friend telling them all about their feelings. Here is what some of them said:
" Bizarre teachers came marching into the classroom wearing sombreros, ponchos and shaking maracas. It made me feel groovy!"
" It was funny but at the same time.....a bit embarrassing!"
" I looked around the room and everyone was dancing, so I started dancing too!"
" It was exciting and made everyone feel really happy!"
During the year group assembly, Mrs Martin showed us some photos of her week teaching in The Gambia. We looked at their school and playground and learnt about their daily life.
Our school has already set up links with the school there. We have donated books from our old library and chairs and tables from KS1 department when it was refurbished. Mrs Morgan (the Director of New Life Children's Centres) has managed to fill a forty foot container and is out there delivering it at the moment.
We have written to the children in their Year 6 class and Mrs Morgan has sent us these photos of the children hard at work writing a reply.
To promote and encourage reading in Year 6, we are taking part in 'read your way round the world' challenge!
Ten minutes reading = 500 reading miles. This can be recorded in the child's reading passport.
On their journey round the world, the children will visit New York, Athens, Kenya, Sydney and other exotic locations.
I wonder who will be the first to reach home on their journey?
Please support your child by encouraging them to read each night and sign their homework diary. Many thanks.
As part of our new reward system we award our special certificates on Friday under different themes.
As these are new to the school, Isabella, Caitlin and Pippa volunteered to explain the first of our captains to the little ones. They took the assembly on Monday and did a brilliant job!
They explained what being respectful means to the children, gave examples and confidently asked for their opinions.
What excellent role models you were. Well done girls.