Friday, 6 January 2012
Dear Year 6 and parents,
What a wonderful first few days back! As promised, here are some photos of the children and their day at Hogwarts, as well as some great demonstration of slime making!
Wednesday, the children were welcomed back and whisked into the hall for the sorting ceremony. Now each child belongs to a Hogwart House and accruing points towards an overall house cup!
Throughout the term the children will be taking part in group challenges otherwise known as Triwizard Tasks. They had their first group task on Wednesday. In Elm, Slytherin won with their co-operative group work skills and in Elder, Hufflepuff won the task through sheer team determination!
On Thursday, a Science specialist from St George came to teach the children about reversible and irreversible changes by making slime! Hope the children's efforts did not make their way in bizarre places (sibblings' beds etc)...
Hopefully Year 6 is now ready to start and work hard through another term, preparing themselves for their SATs. Please note that we are starting to invite the children to do revision at home should they need to. For example, after a mini-assessment this week, a few children realised that their long multiplication skills weren't up to scratch. They are of course given plenty of opportunities to consolidate basic skills in class but they will also need to take responsibility for their progress and do additional revision on Sam Learning if necessary. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
This week's spellings are (in case children are absent):
Many thanks and have a great weekend.
The Year 6 Team.