A Review of Last Term
Last term was very successful with lots of learning taking place in all curriculum areas and SEAL. When we asked the children what their favourite learning was, many said it was the opportunity to dress up and experience Victorian Day. The children have also enjoyed the opportunity to use the Year Six Forums on the website.
Here’s looking forward to another busy, eventful and successful half term!
Fun In The Snow
Vile Victorians Assembly
Thank you to all the parents for the positive comments about our Vile Victorians assembly. Here are a few of the comments we collected during the assembly:
One mum said, “Fabulous as always.”
Another thought that the assembly was excellent, especially the shoe polisher!
“I really enjoyed it. The children looked wonderful,” was another comment.
Again, many thanks for your comments.
Our first Class Assembly was on Thursday 25 November.
Well done children! You performed with confidence and enthusiasm and gave the rest of the pupils a hugely interesting show jam-packed with examples of your great learning about Vile Victorians.
You should be very proud of yourselves!
Well done again.
Today, Years 5 and 6 spent the day as Victorians. Ms Hazell and I got dressed up as Victorian school teachers, complete with moustache, shawl, slicked back hair and glasses. The children’s costumes were fantastic, so thank you to all adults involved in helping them look the part. The photos that will follow will hopefully do it justice.
The classes were in role all day as children in a Victorian school and had lessons in the “3 Rs” : Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. Drill seemed to be a popular choice for some reason, despite the cold and rain! We marched on the spot, held strange positions for so long our arms ached and then marched some more – not exactly a fun PE lesson!
Each child presented to the class on their character, telling everyone about their jobs, family and lives. Judging by the number of toes and fingers reportedly found under machinery in the children’s workplaces, it’s amazing anyone could walk!
The cane was resorted to sparingly, you’ll be pleased to hear, though we’re thinking of keeping the ‘Dunce’ hat as a regular feature in both classes… It was very popular.
Silas II – The Return to Raveloe
Class 5 and 6 have had their second and final drama session on Silas Marner with Pavla from the Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah (and Mrs Hazell and me!).
It was a really successful day with all the children engaging wonderfully with story and characters. The secrets came thick and fast right until the end, but the classes will get a chance to read the book in class to find out what happens.
The story so far:
Silas was framed, rejected from his communitee and lived a very solitary life weaving all day every day… until an unexpected visitor changed his life forever! Eppie, a cold, orphaned two-year-old turned up and Silas’ days were never the same.
Children were involved in freeze-framing, giving parental advice, looking after toddlers, empathising with characters and loads besides! They were also fantastic observers of parts of the play when they weren’t actively involved.
Pavla was really impressed with the way both classes worked, so thank you and well done to everyone.
05 November 2010
What a busy term so far full of great learning! Year Six have read two class novels and finished one topic of our SEAL work. We have moved rapidly on to our fourth unit of learning in Maths and are half way through are very exciting and interesting topic on Vile Victorians.
We have learnt to play cricket, had some rugby coaching and have just started a multi skills games unit with PE specialist students from Leeds Met University.
The Year Six Tuck Shop is up and running and is a roaring success. Health week was fantastic and hugely informative and our Science topic on Materials was completed with great detail and enthusiasm. Now we’re all looking forward to our next half term and all the learning, experiences and fun that will bring.