Friday 26th October 2018
It's the end of the first half term in 6R and it's fair to say that we have been extremely busy! The expectations since the beginning of September have been very high and all pupils have had to work hard to meet these. I am aware of how testing some of our Year Six children have found this academic year to date but I genuinely could not be more proud of each and every child, who have all shown progress in books across all subjects. This was noticeable at parents' evening two weeks ago when I was delighted to hear the positive comments being passed on to pupils for the effort they have made so far.
The amount of writing produced so far has been impressive and children have got used to the process of planning, drafting and editing their work. In maths lessons, we have been focusing on Place Value and the Four Operations and, once again, the progress has been very clear to see. Pupils have also been stretched by weekly arithmetic assessments and I can already see the impact this is having on pupils' understanding.
As ever, we remain determined to provide children with a balanced curriculum and have completed our 'Heart & Lungs' science topic, have been playing indoor and outdoor games in PE and have started to study the AD900 period in history, along with many other subjects being taught. Alongside this, it has been pleasing to see so many Year Six pupils take part in extra-curricular clubs in order to enhance their skills outside of the classroom.
At the risk of repeating myself, I would just like to express my pride at the hard work shown by all children so far this year and my gratitude to parents for the support you provide your children with on a daily basis. Without this, children would not have the same positive attitude towards education and I am very pleased to say that our Year 6 children have so far shown enthusiasm and determination during lessons.
We now reach half term following eight weeks of hard work and I encourage all children to have a restful week away from school and to ensure they are back safely on Monday 5th November. Have a great break everyone!
While the rest of the year group have been away on their residential this week, we have had a lovely week in Year 6! The children have spent the mornings this week completing a Super Hero project where they researched existing super heroes and then designed their own! They made some fantastic art work showing their super hero in action and also wrote breaking news bulletins involving their super hero saving the day.
In the afternoons, as well as some PE, we have designed and made our own board games. The children had great fun today playing their games with their friends.
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