Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Welcome back!

Dear Parents and children,

Welcome back to school! Hope you've all had a fab half term and have all had the opportunity to relax...

We hope the children are looking forward to the rest of this term as they have still so many activities to take part in: Junior Apprentice, House Banquets, Science at St George's, another Art Triwizard task on Movement etc and of course lots of preparation for our lovely SATs! :)

Below is a reminder of tomorrow's homework for those who forget to access the learning platform. And as usual, Friday's homework is our Daily Prophet entries. Could the children refer back to instructions given last term as standards are beginning to slip both with presentation and content. Could I also remind children that it is not acceptable to "cut and paste" from the internet. This homework has been set so that we give the children the opportunity to develop and improve their literacy skills; particularly editing. This cannot be achieved if whole sections of texts are taken from a website and copied. We hope you can support us in this matter.

Finally, we look forward to seeing you all soon at Parent Consultations. Please remember that in order to keep to a tight schedule, each appointment is 10 mins only. If you feel that you need more time, please see us about possible alternative arrangements.

Many thanks,

The Year 6 team.


The following homework has been published on the learning platform too. It will be set tomorrow and is due in on Friday.

In ICT, we are learning how to use spreadsheets. In the next two weeks, we will be learning other Excel skills which will enable us to eventually carry out our 3rd Triwizard Task. This task will consist of each house planning and costing for a typical Hogwarts banquet.

Your banquet will need to:

- feed 8 wizards and witches

- be imaginative and appetising with its selection of dishes

- include both food and drinks

- be excellent value (good quality but value for money)

Your homework is to:

1. research examples of dishes to include

2. make a shopping list you would need to make those dishes

3. research the price of those products

You can communicate with your group members (by phone, at school or on the Learning Platform) if need be.

You will be given time in school to make final decisions on menu choices before you are asked to start your actual task.