One of the highlights of my week is story time with all the Y6 pupils. I think you are never too old to hear a good story. I try to read to the Y6s twice a week, and this quality time I spend with them is fundamental to the development of: inference, prediction and textual justification skills our children need to be ready for their next stage in education when they leave us.
Our children get so involved with literature, so engrossed in the plot, and are always so eager to find out what happens next.
We started the year with “The Ghosts of Golfhawk School” by Tessa Potter.
The children made excellent predictions. The children could infer from the text by using evidence to back up their reasons. I was most impressed with their evaluations of the book. They had really thought about the way the author had “teased us throughout” and “left us small clues along the way”.
Keep up the great work Y6 and I’ll return with another exciting story.
Today, there is so much going on we just had to share it. Our children, across school are involved in so much today.
Our resident French teacher, Monsieur Barthelemy teaches all our KS2 pupils weekly. They are making excellent progress and today our Y5s were explaining what the weather was like in France.
Our pupils in our school learn to play the violin. The whole of Year 5 have just started to learn how to play and follow simple musical notation and some of our pupils have elected to study the violin for a second year and take part in a select group. Heather Cordwell is our resident music teacher.
Andy Messer (professional story teller and writer) spends a day in our school each week. He’ll be part of our school for the full year! We are so lucky to have our literacy sessions enriched with his skills and enthusiasm. Today he was working with y4 and he led the whole school assembly at the end of the day captivating every single one of us.
Many of our year groups have been baking for Macmillan Cancer Support today. Y2s have made flapjack and the Y6s baked vegan brownies! The school has smelt wonderful today. Not only are the children involved in fundraising, but the staff have been baking all week to raise money for this worthy cause.
Our Y3s have been learning about the Stone Age since they started this school year. They’ve been up to all sorts. Today, they went in to our Secret Garden working as archaeologists to discover hidden artefacts.