Year 6

Autumn Term 2018

Year 6 Escher

What a great start we have had to year 6!

The term began with our annual trip to Osmington Bay where the children had an amazing time. They made the most of their opportunities there and really developed their independence and organisational skills. Those who did not come enjoyed the alternative curriculum offered at school.

At the end of September, all year 6 worked tirelessly to organise and run the Macmillan coffee morning and cake sale. This involved; making posters, collecting money, serving parents as well as some baking. They should be immensely proud of themselves as they raised £870!

The children said:

“As part of our community service in the school we take it in turns to buddy the reception and year 1 children. We help them to learn to play at lunch times, which is great fun”.

“In year 6 we love PE on a Monday and Friday. In our dance sessions we have been learning the Charleston, it is a lot of hard work and a lot of fun.”

We also sent a team to the Borough Swimming Gala, held at the Malden Centre. All the children swam in heats, with some making it through the final of their stroke.

On Tuesday, 16th October, the girls’ football team played in the heat for the Borough competition.

They played brilliantly and qualified for the final which will be held in December.

In the classroom we have been working very hard. The children have displayed a really positive attitude to their learning and you can already see a difference in their work from the beginning of the year. In English, we began the year writing short stories and have now moved on to fantasy stories. Our focus has been editing and improving our writing. Initially, the teacher writes from a stimulus, then the children edit it in pairs- changing parts that they want to improve.

The children then go on to write their own version, using the ideas they have had as a class and a pair.

Art has seen us making observational sketches and paintings. Each week the children worked on pieces of fruit, honing in on one area. The results have been really impressive!