We spent time with our Year 6 Buddies reading them some of our favourite Christmas Picture Books. What a lovely way to spend the last few days of this term!
We planned and organised our own party theme, decorations and food in groups and shared Secret Santa presents. Happy Christmas
Today was the Key Stage Two Christmas Carol Concert, with singers (including a small group of Y6 solo singers!), narrators, poetry recitals and a dramatisation of the nativity. All the classes worked individually to practise their parts and it all came together brilliantly. Fantastic team work from all 120 children and teachers in KS2. Well done everyone!
A SPECIAL WELL DONE TO MR HARVEY'S POETRY RECITAL GROUP
An especially proud moment today was seeing the second group of six children perform their poems, not to the rest of the class, as we usually do, but to a room full of adults and children! In Mandela Class we are lucky enough to have Mr Harvey work with us to help a different group (each half term) to learn a poem off by heart and recite it to an audience. This is a skill, which is not only part of the Year 6 expectations for reading, but is also a life skill which prepares the children for High School and beyond. It always amazes me how all different types of children respond to the task and the change which occurs in their confidence and ability in just 6 weeks. Well done to this group who had the additional challenge of reforming to such a large audience!
Today we tested and evaluated our boats, against the original design criteria, to decide which one was the best. Everyone had a chance to vote.
The Winners Are:
In Design Technology we have been working in groups to design and make our own viking longships.
Mrs Matthews gave us the brief - To make a viking longship which is historically accurate.
It needed to be: watertight
able to float
hold 10 playmobil men
attractive to look at with a sail, oars and shields.
We researched real and model longships and came up with our own designs, considering the tools and materials we had available then as a group we decided on our final design.
We spent several days working on our design and now they are finished. All we need to do is see if they meet the original design criteria. Fingers crossed that they float!!
Well done to all the 7 children who have achieved this term's Learning Gem Awards.
It was so difficult to choose as we have all worked so hard on the
Learning Gems this term!
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).