Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Apologies for the lateness of this blog entry... the end of term was more hectic than usual!

First of all, well done to all the Year 6 for getting through their first term with so much enthusiasm and determination! Indeed, the children have really enjoyed their topic on WWII and we are sure they are looking forward to the next one: HARRY POTTER!

As you know, we try to engage the children as much as possible with their learning by starting a topic with a Big Bang. WWII's big bang was our visit to Hendon. However, although it has not been possible to arrange a trip to Hogwarts for the Big Bang of our next topic we intend to bring Hogwarts to Crabtree on the 4th January, our first day back.

On "Hogwarts Day", the children will be taking part in lots of different science experiments which will fire their imagination. We thought it would be fun, if the children came in dressed up as witches and wizards; hence if your child happens to have a hat and a black cape (and a wand!), please bring these in on Wednesday 4th January; if they don't, please don't go out and buy these, they will have just as much fun without!

Finally, the only piece of homework that was set was a review on one of the HP characters; details of which have been communicated to the children and posted on the Learning Platform. Some children have posted their homework already...very impressive! However, we kindly remind the children that both Year 6 teachers have high expectations with regards to the standard of language used to express their ideas. The children have been given some questions to answer; it is important that these are answered thoroughly.

Many thanks for your co-operation,

and a very happy Christmas to you all!

The Year 6 Team.