This week's Star of the Week is Erica Wright for her superb explanation skills in science work this term.
The whole of Year 6 received this week's vote for the Pride of Y6 for being great role models on our trip to the Holocaust Museum.
TERM 1 OVERVIEW
Theme for Term 1 - Journeys of Importance
Journeys of Importance looks at significant journeys that have been made by certain groups of people and significant individuals in recent years. The children will be looking at European migration during The Second World War and the cause and effect of such migration. This will involve a visit to 'The Journey' centre near Newark to learn first-hand what it was like through the eyes of a child in the 1930s. The work also focuses on migration in the past century, looking at what it would be like to be a refugee. Our Religious Studies will focus on journeys made by individuals in the Bible such as Saul, Moses and many famous Saints. In science, the children will be studying the human body looking at how our bodies work and what happens to the things that go into our bodies.
Visit to 'The Journey' Holocaust Museum
On Tuesday 19th September, Year 6 visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn about life in Germany in Europe in 1933-1945. We explored the 'Journey' exhibition learning from a ten-year-old bot called Leo Stein what life was like fro him as a Jewish schoolboy. We saw how people treated him and his family and how he was sent away from Germany on the Kindertransport.
In the afternoon, we were fortunate to listen to the testimony of Mr Steven Frank, a survivor pf the Holocaust. We heard how he was treated differently once the Nazi party occupied Holland, his home, and how he and his family would spend the next few years living in the squalid surroundings of different prison camps. Fortunately for him and his family, they never made it as far as Auschwitz.
It was a truly amazing day of learning and the children were all shining examples of how to learn outside of the classroom. Model pupils!
Thank you to Mrs Carter and Mrs Johnson for accompanying us on our visit.
PE Kit - Please can you ensure PE kits are brought into school on Monday morning. This includes appropriate outdoor footwear.
Our PE sessions for this term are Monday afternoon (outdoor) and Tuesday morning (indoor).
Diary Dates for Terms 1 and 2:
Tues 19th Sept - Y6 visit to the 'Journey' Holocaust Centre, Laxton
Fri 29th Sept - MacMillan Coffee Morning
Fri 6th Oct - Individual Pupil Photographs
Tues 10th Oct - Parent Consultation Evening
Thurs 12th Oct - Parent Consultation Evening
Fri 20th Oct - Last day of term 1
Mon 30th Oct - Y6 leave for Alymerton (note that we leave on a non-school day)
Fri 4th Nov - Y6 Return
Wed 8th Nov - Open morning
Tues 19th Dec - Last day of term 2
This year we are focusing on developing a love of reading. Year 6 have already spent the summer reading one of the books from our 'Recommended Reading List'. We are going to sharing our love of books and writing reviews to interest others in the books we read. We also have a reading competition in class.
We are also asking all children to send in photos of themselves reading in unusual places. We have already had some great photos sent in.
Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we ran our first book circle. The children enthusiastically talked about the book they had read over the summer holidays. This has inspired many of us to try new titles and already we have waiting lists for certain books!
The children have now chosen their book for September. The deadline to read this book is 9 October when we will be hosting our next book circle.
The children are already beginning to write fantastic reviews of the books they have read and some have even completed their first reading task. Ask your children about their reading competition. Remember, points make prizes.
All homework is handed out on a Friday along with new spellings. Maths and English should be handed in BY THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY along with the Homework Diary.
Please support your child in remembering to complete his/her homework diary each week. Your child should record homework, daily reading and a recount of key events in the week such as: clubs attended, relative-visits, walking the dog etc. The diary should be signed each week to indicate your child has completed his/her homework and reading. It is also a useful way to communicate essential information to Mr Parkin, if appropriate. The diary should also be handed in on Thursday.
Spellings: NEXT WEEK'S SPELLING TEST IS ON THURSDAY.
This week, we are looking at the rule i before e except after c as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2.
Homework to be handed in on Thursday:
Children need to complete every section on the sheet identifying where the adverbial phrases are and underlining them.
Choose two sections to complete. Section 1 - subtraction involving zero. Section 2 - whole numbers subtract a decimal number. Section 3 - subtraction problems. Section 4 - Addition and Subtraction problems.
Useful websites to help with learning at home.
http://nrich.maths.org/2730 (Flash is required to play this pairs games, matching fractions of money.)
http://nrich.maths.org/4824 (Flash is required to play this matching ratio game.)