Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
The children have worked incredibly hard this week and we are very proud of all their efforts in sitting previous End of Year tests. We are using the results to let us know what to teach over the next few weeks and this baseline will be a great way for the children to track their progress over this year.
It hasn’t just been test, test, test the children have enjoyed performing with their recorders in music and learning more about the Second World War. Next week they will be learning about the Queen Mother’s experiences during the blitz.
We realise that children have been working incredibly hard and that although homework has been written in their planners for collection for next week, those who are finding it difficult to balance 11+ work and school work do not have to hand it in this week. However we know there will be many who do make the deadline.
This week our Jigsaw award went to our newest member of Orca - Daniel.
For always producing immaculately presented work our Good Work certificate went to Olivia.
I would like to wish all the children taking their 11+ this weekend and on Tuesday the best of luck.
Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018
What a great first full week we have had.
The children have planned some very imaginative fictitious recounts of a summer holiday and I am looking forward to reading them.
In science we have been learning about things that are living and those that are not.
In history we have introduced the vocabulary allies and axis and identified these countries on a map.
They had fun blending pastel in Art and have worked as a team in PE lessons.
Orca’s teamwork has seen them work brilliantly together and they have got the Tuck Shop off to a flying start. As a group they have organised the sales and stock rota and the accountants have counted and banked our profits and chosen to reinvest and buy more stock.
I would like to congratulate the recipients of our certificates this week. Sophie has been awarded the Jigsaw certificate for being a kind and welcoming member of our class and Eloisa’s war inspired writing was engaging, atmospheric and technically accurate so she received our Well Done certificate.
The children have written their homework in their planners and all homework is from the CGP books they have brought home.
Please can I ask for your continued support in hearing the children read at home and ensuring their student planners are signed by each Friday.
Have a lovely weekend,
Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018
Welcome back to Leigh North Street and welcome to Year Six.
We have had a busy but fun two days and I am really impressed with the learning behaviours and enthusiasm of Orca Class as they begin their time in Year Six. They impressed me with their compassion, vision and independent thought as they took on the writing challenge, 'If I were Prime Minister for the day...'
We have talked at length about what Aspire means to us and how we can showcase our school values in all that we do to the rest of the school. The children exhibited all these values and were excellent role models as they took their seats in the gallery of the church for our welcome back assembly.
To launch our topic based on WWII, the children listened to a 'Now Press Play' experience that took them on a journey from London to the countryside- where they dug for victory- and then back to London where they experienced an air raid and the Blitz spirit.
For homework the children have been asked to share P5-8 of their Student Planners with you, to read aloud to you and continue to learn their 5/6 spellings.
I wish you all a lovely weekend and am looking forward to sharing all that we have planned for next week.