Saturday, 6 September 2014

Welcome to year 6!

We have had a fantastic first three days in Elm and Elder.  The children have made an excellent start to year 6 - their positive attitude and enthusiasm has really shone through already.

We have been working in our class groups this week and have completed some story writing work - reviewing all that the children have learnt during their time at Crabtree about writing engaging and imaginative stories.

Thank you to you all for assisting the children with their holiday homework.  We have very much enjoyed reading the interviews and reports that the children have produced about WW2.  The range of people that the children have interviewed is extremely impressive and as a result the knowledge with which the children start our topic is extensive - we will certainly be kept on our toes during topic lessons this term!

Next week we begin our first literacy unit which focuses on autobiographical writing.  We will start the week looking at a selection of autobiographies and then the children will begin to compile a plan for writing their own autobiography.  The children's homework this weekend is to collect some items in a box (shoebox size is fine) which will help them to compile their autobiography.  Each child should have brought details of this task home with them this evening.

We are very much looking forward to our first year group trip to Hendon on Thursday next week.  The children should arrive in school at normal time dressed as an evacuee.  We will travel to Hendon by coach and return by 3.30pm (you will be updated by text message as to our likely return time by the office).  The children will need a packed lunch - no fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate please.

We will be holding our 'Meet the Teacher' presentation after school on Friday.  Please come along and hopefully we will be able to answer any questions that you have about the year ahead.

Have a lovely weekend

The year 6 team.