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Friday 18th May 2018


SATs are over and I would like to congratulate all Year 6 children for getting through the assessments and for their determination and perseverance over the course of this week. It has not always been easy but I feel that months of hard work have been particularly evident this week, with all pupil giving their very best efforts. Today has been a day of celebration and it has been fantastic to join in with Royal Wedding events in school. Well done Year 6 - we are proud of each and every one of you!


Thursday 29th March 2018


The twenty-four school days since February half term have flown by and we now find ourselves at the Easter break. 6R pupils have worked extremely hard during this period to ensure they're preparing well for SATs in May. Naturally, it has been our intention to have some fun along the way and we've enjoyed many events, including running the Sport Relief mile, over the past half term. However, it's been hard work for the children as we've been busily working on the Year 6 curriculum, including plenty of work on space and measurement in maths. Within English lessons, we continue to enjoy Journey to the River Sea, which has inspired pupils to write some excellent stories and letters.


As stated during Parents' Evening, we have given the children a break from homework over previous holidays in Year 6 but have decided that it's important to send some work home over the Easter holidays. Children will come home today with packs of English sheets, maths assessments and some online MyMaths set. We ask that this is completed by the time we return to school but encourage children to spread the work over this two week period, allowing plenty of hours for fun with family and friends and many necessary breaks from school work.


I wish you all a very Happy Easter and look forward to seeing everyone back refreshed, happy and ready to go on Monday 16th April. Have a great break everyone!


Friday 9th March 2018


As ever, a busy start to this half term with lots of angle work in maths, a start to our new text 'Journey to the River Sea' in English, classification in science and many other topics in a variety of different subjects. We are also working hard to prepare for May with revision of certain topics and I'm proud of how the children in 6R are meeting the challenges they are being set. I look forward to seeing all parents & carers again on the evenings of Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st of March for Parents' Evening.


Friday 16th February 2018


February half term is upon us and with it comes the half way point of our Year 6 pupils' final year at Peterbrook. We have achieved so much during this time and the next half term becomes absolutely vital as we prepare for our SATs in May. Hopefully, warmer weather will soon be upon us too, providing more opportunities to enjoy some time outside. I would like to thank all parents/carers again for the important role you play in your child's education and thank you in advance for your continued support throughout the remainder of Year 6. Enjoy a restful half term break everyone!


Friday 26th January 2018


The past two weeks in Year 6 have absolutely flown by! We have dealt with some extremely tricky algebra work in maths, have begun looking at Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in English (which resulted in some super persuasive writing) and have now completed our history unit on World War Two. In PSHE, children wrote excellent stories and poems entitled 'My Dream for the World' and it was very uplifting to see the depth of thought from ten and eleven year olds. We look forward to welcoming a special visitor to Year 6 on Monday - photos of this visit will follow...


Friday 12th January 2018


Our Year 6 pupils have settled very well into the Spring Term as we begin our build up to SATs in May. Today has been our Year 6 'Evacuee Day' and I would like to draw your attention to the 'Latest News' area of the wesbite for photos and information about the day.


Tuesday 19th December 2017


The first term in Year 6 is over and the children can now have a well deserved rest for two weeks. Thanks to everyone who attended this morning's carol concert - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!


Friday 8th December 2017


It seems somewhat unbelievable that our current Year 6 pupils have now been in their final academic year at Peterbrook for over three months but that's the reality. As we approach Christmas, we look forward to festive events and hope for good weather for our carol concert next Wednesday (13th December). In lessons, we have been writing letters as children in World War One, have re-capped the four rules of number in maths as well as some difficult work on area and perimeter. We will have some units of work to complete next week but certainly hope to follow up this week's pantomime with some festive activities in the classroom. Have a great weekend everyone and take care if the snow does hit the West Midlands!


Friday 17th November 2017


Another two weeks have flown by in Year 6 as children continue to work hard during lessons - keep this going. I would just like to remind parents of the need to sign reading records on a weekly basis. Finally for this week, many thanks for your generous donations towards Children in Need 2017; there is a separate tab on the class page for you to look at. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday 3rd November 2017


Eight weeks have now passed in Year 6 and we have now fully settled into all routines, as well as now understanding the demanding expectations of this year. In English, I have noticed a huge improvement in the writing of children in 6R, with both the quality and quantity getting progressively better each week. In maths, we have completed several assessments and it has been clear to see that the arithmetic homework is having a positive impact on this area of the maths curriculum; we persevere with reasoning and children are beginning to use reasoning skills in all areas of maths, including recent topics such as ratio and proportion. In science, we have moved onto our electricity unit and 6R have been making circuits and seeing how switches work. There are many more busy weeks ahead and we look forward to Children in Need on the 17th of this month. Many thanks to parents and carers for your continued support - it has a huge impact on the progress your child makes in school.


Friday 6th October 2017


Year 6 have been extremely busy over the past few weeks! Firstly, we had a huge week last week as 46 pupils went to North Wales for the residential to Arete Outdoor Education Centre, Llanrug. Whilst there, pupils engaged in a variety of activities and all returned very happily last Friday with a wealth of new experiences behind them. Those children who remained at school took part in some interesting lessons and the feedback from them has been very positive. Finally, I would like to thank all parents & carers for their support with Harvest Festival this year, as we now have lots of food to be sent into the local community.


Friday 15th September 2017


Our Year 6 pupils have now been back for just under two weeks and are beginning to settle into the routines and expectations in their final year at Peterbrook. We have quickly got into the curriculum and have seen some real positives in terms of enthusiasm and interest. We soon have our trip to Arete Outdoor Education Centre and remind parents that there is a short meeting in the 6R classroom at 3.15pm today. I also look forward to seeing everybody next Tuesday (19th September) at the information evening and will endeavour to keep this class page as relevant and up to date as possible as the year progresses.

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

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