Week Ending 17.03.17
Once again, the children have worked incredibly hard this week as we prepare them for their up and coming assessments. They are a dedicated class of children and are a real credit to you and the school.
Last week, we made our own printing blocks using cardboard and string to create our own Japanese style prints. Using tissue paper, we created a chequered back drop for our print designs. The results were brilliant; each were vibrant and unique.
On Friday, we had a carousel of Science activities to investigate, in celebration of Science week. The children were able to make slime, form a rainbow of colour mix, create reactions and watch colours travel up absorbent materials.
Week Ending 3.03.17
Wow, what a busy week we've had.
On Tuesday morning, we had our annual pancake race to remember the meaning of Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes were being tossed and flying everywhere. Great fun!
In the afternoon, we had a special visitor, Naoko. Naoko is a Japanese lady who moved to England 3 years ago and is currently running her own catering business. She taught us lots of Japanese culture and history before showing us how to make our own cucumber and rice sushi. Once they were made, we were able to eat it and although the children loved making them, their reactions to how they tasted were varied.
On Thursday, we had another visitor - Anthony James, an Olympic swimmer. After an introduction about his life and achievements, the classes took in turn to complete the sponsored circuit sessions. Thank you for all you support with this.
It was also World Book Day, but due to Anthony's visit, we celebrated in style on Friday by wearing our pyjamas. Classes swapped, so year groups could hear each other read and it was lovely to see some parents join us in the afternoon to listen to their children read also.
Week Ending 24.02.17
Today, we have had an amazing afternoon in upper KS2 for our Japanese workshop. The children worked so hard to create a really fun afternoon with games and activities solely devised by them. We were really pleased with the number of parents who came and took part in the activities on offer. Many prizes were won and everyone had a super time. Thank you for all your efforts and we are now looking forward to our sushi tasting workshops on Tuesday.
Week Ending 27.01.17
For those parents who were unable to attend the SATS information evening, please be advised that the full presentation is attached above. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to speak with Miss Mewton or Mrs Cross.
Week Ending 20.01.17
This week in Maths, we have been investigating area and perimeter of shape. Using appropriate formulae, we have been able to calculate areas of parallelograms and triangles.
In Science, we have been looking at living things and researching their features in order to place them into the correct classification.
On Thursday, a selection of children took part in a drumming workshop. They will continue with this every week and the rest of the children will be working on a Japanese dance. We hope that the children can then share their experiences with each other.
Week Ending 6.1.17
Welcome back to a new term and a new year. We hope you had a great Christmas and enjoyed the break.
This term our new topic is Japan.
Our class story this half term is a myth called The Two Frogs Myth. We have learned the story, adding actions, in readiness to perform it on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, we had launch day, where Miss Mewton and Mrs Cross welcomed the children into class dressed in Japanese komodos. Once in class we embarked on learning the art of origami, which proved quite tricky at times.
Please could your child bring in an empty, clean margarine/butter tub for an art project. Thank you.
Week Ending 16.12.16
We have enjoyed the Christmas festivities over the last few weeks which included: our Christmas performance, Christingle service at Truro Cathedral, a cinema trip, Christmas lunch and a range of Christmas art activities.
A huge thank you for our lovely Christmas gifts and wishes, we have truly been spoilt. We hope you have an amazing Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the new year when we begin our new topic - Japan.
Week Ending 25.11.16
This week in Maths, we have been investigating percentages, the links between fractions, decimals and percentages and finding percentages of amounts.
We have now completed our 'losing tale' in English and next week, we will be starting to look at explanation texts.
It's that exciting time of year where we begin to practice our Christmas performance. Your child should have brought home a note to explain which character they are playing and the costumes needed. Please don't hesitate to come in if you have any queries and we will help the best we can.
Week Ending 18.11.16
To extend our learning of fractions, we have been multiplying, dividing and working out word problems using fractions.
In PE this week, we have started gymnastics, beginning with balancing on 'points' and 'patches' then creating a routine with movements.
On Friday it was Children in Need and we all dressed up in 'What we want to be when we are older'. The children looked fantastic, as did the adults. We also had a school bake sale to raise money for this worthwhile cause as well as donating a £1 each for dressing up. Thank you for all the efforts made.
Week Ending 11/11/16
In Maths this week, we have been investigating fractions - equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and finding fractions of amounts. To introduce this area, we took the Smartie Challenge, which included sorting, counting and working out fractions.
The children performed our class story 'Back to the Future' to other classes and we have now started to innovate it to include our own ideas.
Using bright, vibrant colours, we have created some amazing 'Pop Art' of food items. These will be added to our display of 'Pop Art' portraits.
On Friday, we attended a whole school Remembrance Service where we held a 1 minutes silence. The children we very respectful and reflective as we listened to the Last Post.
Week Ending 4/11/16
This week saw the launch of our new topic - Would you like to have lived in the 1950s?
The children came in dressed in 1950's clothing and the classroom was transformed into a 1950's theme. We chanted times tables, boys and girls worked and sat separately and we learnt the handjive.
We have also started to learn our class story - Back to the Future, which takes us back to the 50s.
The children completed their last Maths assessment, which was the reasoning three paper. We are very proud of how hard they settled down to task and how well they have done.
Thank you to all the parents who attended parent consultations, and we hope you found it useful and informative.
Week Ending 21/10/16
This week, the children have worked hard completing their assessments. We are extremely proud of how they have applied themselves this half term. We hope you have a great break and look forward to returning back on Monday 31st October.
Week Ending 7/10/16
This week in Maths, we have been learning about time. The children have been converting time from analogue to digital form and vice-versa. Using a range of timetables in 12 hr and 24 hr times, we have been calculating time difference using the frog method as we understand why column addition and subtraction isn't a suitable strategy.
Thursday was National Poetry Day. The children created some wonderful poems about their dreams. These have been published and decorated to make a class poetry book.
In RE, we have been studying the Bible. With a range of questions to answer, the children explored to Bible in order to answer them in detail. This gave them a chance to understand the testaments and stories within the Bible with a more in-depth understanding.
Week Ending 30/09/16
We have been estimating, comparing and converting units of measurement in Maths. The children have worked on a variety of activities and challenges, with a range of resources, to understand units of measure, how to use the equipment accurately and to convert them correctly.
In English, we have finished our innovated version of 'James and the Giant Peach'. Using their plan, tool kits and a range literary devices they have edited and improved their original ideas with great results.
The children have had great fun designing and constructing their robots. They are now ready to insert their circuits, which will include working bulbs as features for their robot.
Week Ending 23/09/16
This week in English, we have started to write our own innovation of the story 'James and the Giant Peach'. The children have used their imagination to come up with some fantastic ideas for different settings, characters and problems that they encounter.
In Maths, we have been looking at different strategies to calculate subtraction and addition. To use and apply these strategies, the children were set a task to calculate prices for either a party costume or party bags with a set budget. They then had to work out the price difference which proved to be the best value for money.
As part of our topic 'The Big Switch On' we have been investigating electricity and circuits. We will be constructing our own robots over the next few weeks and would be grateful for any suitable resources that the children could bring in for this project.
On Thursday, the year 6 children attended Penrice Academy for a taster day. The day was filled with a range of lessons including, Maths, Science, Technology, MFL and more. Their behaviour was excellent and I'm sure the children came home excited to tell you all about their day.
Welcome back to the new academic year of 2016-17 and we hope you had a great summer break. We hope you like our new website design and find it informative.
The children have made a fantastic start in year 6 and have settled to do some great work in class already.
In English, our class story is 'James and the Giant Peach' and the children have been learning it in preparation to share on Thursday.
Please remember to return the Home School Arrangement forms back to school as soon as possible so we can update our records, thank you.