In Year 6, we are learning all about the Viking period in History. We are linking our geography, history, art, design technology and literacy skills to explore all we can about this exciting period. We were lucky enough to have a visit from the superb Yellow Brick Road who introduced us to many aspects of Viking life as a starting point for our topic learning.
We found out many fascinating facts. Did you know that the Viking people are actually known as Norsemen? Also they didn't have horns on their helmets despite the fact many films show them with horns.
In the afternoon, we were given the oppertunity to link dance, drama and music to create a version of the Viking saga: Andvari's Magical Ring. Have a look at some of our photos to see what we were up to.
Welcome to Year 5 who have now moved into the Year 6 classroom. Although they will be our new Year 6 pupils in September, this half-term is an opportunity to settle in to the classroom and new routines.
We have had a super start to the half-term as Mrs Woodward had organised a team-building trip to Castleshaw. Activities such as: the adventure trail, den-building, knot-tying and stream-dipping were provided. As you can see from the photographs, we had a fantastic time!
Spring is nearly here and Year 6 are continuing to SHINE brightly in school. We are fast approaching the time to complete our SATs, which we are working extremely hard for in class. Each of us has been given an oppertunity to attend a before or after school club so that we can access exciting and engaging booster sessions linked to maths, where we work on our reasoning skills, reading, where we focus on inference and writing, where we are developing our use of precise vocabulary.
Next week we are planning to hold a parent's information afternoon so that everyone knows exactly what to expect during SATs week! Please make sure you remember to practise spellings and multiplications and read at home every night - this will all help towards your success!
We are also very excited about our upcoming Robinwood trip in June. Remember: you can pop into the office to pay small amounts over the next couple of months.
Wow - can you believe it is nearly the Christmas holidays? This half term is flying by and this is due to the hard work and effort every child in Y6 is putting in. They really are SHINING brightly in every lesson.
Our latest writing has just been published on our blog. We read the book 'The Rabbits' and used it to base poetry writing on. We were learning all about using precise vocabulary and figurative language to really bring our writing to life for the reader.
Please have a read and leave us a comment.
We are only 2 weeks in to our new half-term and already we have completed lots of learning. Maths and Literacy lessons take place daily - it is so important that we are in school every day so that we are able to make good progress this year.
Just before our half-term holiday we had great fun writing in role as very angry crayons. We read the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit.' After this, we explored emotional language and a range of punctuation that would really bring our writing to life. Six of us were lucky enough to get our writing published! Click on the link below to have a read - leave us a comment if you want. We'd love to hear what you think!
We are pleased to tell you that Year Six are settling well into their new class.
They are all behaving very responsibly, working incredibly hard and are an asset to our school. We are all looking forward to a very successful year.
You may hear about our yellow S.P.O.T bands - all of the children are working towards earning their S.P.O.T band, which show our school community that they are role models.
As you know, this is a very important year for your child. SATs will be taking place during the week beginning 8th May 2017. It is really important that your child is in school these weeks (and for all other weeks), please contact school a.s.a.p. if there is a problem. There will be a meeting in school later this term regarding the SATs and what you can do to help your child, please look out for a letter about this in the near future.
Your child will be bringing home weekly spellings and multiplication/division facts to learn. They will then be tested on Friday. They should also be reading for about 30 minutes every night - this will help towards their progress in Year 6.
If you have any questions or queries, Year 6 staff will be available most mornings as the children come into school. Alternatively, please feel free to make an appointment to see us.
Below you will find some links to websites that will help you with your SATs.
These links will take you off the St Martin's website, so be careful what you click on.