Orca 6- Weekly Update- 22.9.17
We have had a very creative week this week, creating silhouette images in our art lessons and a denim collage as our contribution towards the school Jeans for Genes Day display. The children have all had a chance to sew using a sewing machine, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Thank you for all your donations. Good luck to all those who are taking the 11+ this weekend, we will be thinking of you!
Orca 6- Weekly Update- 15.9.17
Another week done! The children have been working very hard and have really shown great concentration and effort in their writing this week- we have tackled passive voice, semi-colons and biographies!
Our World War 2 topic is now fully underway and the children should now be able to give you an overview of the causes of the war and the countries involved; they certainly made effective notes in our history lesson.
Outside the classroom there are now displays of the children’s e-safety posters which have been much admired by those who pass by. Ask your child to explain to you the steps they can take to stay safe when using the internet.
Gymnastics has seen the children bouncing and leaping in preparation for performing flips and vaults- we are not quite there yet but the improvement seen is very noticeable.
We have learned about the key features of a synagogue and very much hope to take a visit to a local synagogue during this half term- we will keep you posted with our plans as this is finalised.
With such a busy week, I hope that you all enjoy a relaxing weekend,
Orca 6- Weekly Update- 8.9.17
One week down and the children have settled back into routines well, coping with new homework and class expectations. Together we have considered the school’s core values, ‘ASPIRE’, and identified our personal goals, worries and concerns in our ‘Jigsaw’ activities.
In English we have been writing autobiographical poems and recounts- we know what you’ve been up to over the holidays!
It has been great to see the children really getting excited about our topic of World War 2, creating mind maps of the knowledge they currently have and creating plenty of questions for us to try and answer over the course of the topic.
Whilst we have started teaching in most subject areas this week, the children will be doing all subjects next week, so I would just like to proffer a brief reminder, don’t forget swimming kit on Mondays please!