Y6 Story Time Has Started….

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.

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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. 

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Learning at Prince Edward

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.

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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. 

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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. 

What will everyone get up to tomorrow?

The Pride of Prince Edward

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This Y6 Pride of Prince Edward has demonstrated Pride of Prince Edward qualities for years! He is a superstar! He has grown so much this year and his wonderful personality has brightened up Y6 everyday. He is charming and cheerful, has a fantastic attitude; and in recent weeks, everyone has been flabbergasted by his outstanding performance in Bugsy Malone. Congratulations! We are thrilled that you are the new Pride of Prince Edward!

Robot Wars!

Some of our Y5 and Y6 pupils competed in this year’s inter-school Robot Wars competition. Every year we invite the Robot Wars expert in to show us how to make our own robots, to embark on challenges and navigate obstacles. We always invite pupils from other schools in Sheffield to take part too. 

What is particularly exciting, is one of the heavily, armoured robots from the TV show makes an appearance in our school and we can see how complex the real robots are. They are virtually indestructible. 

We were proud to come in 2nd and 3rd place out of all the groups from all the schools taking part. 

Environment Week

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This week is extra special throughout Prince Edward School, not only because it’s the last week of half term, but also because it’s Environment Week!

What is Environment Week?

Lets ask some Year Sixes what they think Environment Week is all about…

Majida – “It could be helpful because more children will know about pollution and can help change it.”

“It talks about pollution which is important to learn about because it affects animals as well as the world.” – Nathan

“Environment Week is to teach us how to make our environment a better place and to stop things like littering.” – Ebony

“We need to learn about the environment so children understand how important trees and plants are to our planet.” – Louie

But what do we do in Environment Week?

Some children have been outside on a nature walk and gardening in Year Six; others have been learning about…

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Y6 Kingswood Residential

The Y6s are spending a week at Kingswood on residential. They are really enjoying themselves. Many teachers and school staff are giving up their time to make sure the children have the best possible experience. I am always so grateful to the team for that. I paid a visit Monday and Tuesday night to make sure the children were settled and I spent a full morning there today. The children worked well as a team, supported each other, encouraged everyone, followed safety instructions carefully and experienced things they had never experienced before. The pupils are thriving!

Climbing Wall 2017

Conquering fears on the climbing wall. Daring to look down. Reaching the top. Climbing higher than imagined.

Den Building 2017

Working as a team to build a den that fulfilled the brief: facing away from the wind and rain; keeping yourselves dry and warm; and co-operating to get the job done on time.

fencing 2017

Fencing: learning a new skill, competing, ensuring you follow instructions in order to stay safe. Who would have known that the way you start a fencing bout is by slapping each other across the (masked) face with a leather glove?

High All Aboard 2017

High All Aboard! This task is so tricky. The platform is tiny and really high! Children have to negotiate the platform in order to both reach the top. Teamwork is essential. Often, children don’t even realise how high up they are. This team made it to the top and balanced on one leg before performing “heads, shoulders, knees and toes”!

High Ropes Teamwork 2017

Teamwork on the High Ropes. Children experience what it is like to secure each other to the pully system and ensure everyone plays a key part.

To find out exactly what the Y6s are up to, check out their blog >>Click Here<<

Macbeth

After finishing Wuthering Heights, the Y6 were keen to hear Macbeth! They enjoyed Romeo and Juliet so much, they couldn’t wait to return to Shakespeare. Today, the entire year group were engaged from the beginning, offering ideas, thoughts, predictions and opinions. 


“Maybe the prophesies Macbeth heard, will become true because he wants them to become true?”

“Don’t you think the King will reward Macbeth for his efforts in that battle?”


The children were thirsty for more but we simply ran out of time! They started a debate with hardly any input from me. Read their thoughts. We’d only just met Lady Macbeth. She’d read her letters and had just heard news of her husband’s and the king’s arrival.

“I think Macbeth will have made Lady Macbeth think about becoming Queen.”

“I think if Lady Macbeth knows King Duncan is visiting her castle tonight, she’ll probably plan to have him killed.”

“But will she do it herself?” 

“I don’t think Macbeth will do it to his own cousin!” 

“But will she want to actually do it herself?” 

“Hang on! If they do kill King Duncan, they’ll have to kill the sons! They’re named as heir to the throne. Macbeth can’t become king until they’re dead too.” 

“Maybe they’ll poison them, wait until they’re asleep, then kill all three.”

The Y6s go on residential next week to Kingswood. I’m not sure we can wait until their return. Maybe I should go out there and read it before bedtime?