This person is a breath of fresh air! She is always happy and smiling and more than ready for secondary school. She is mature and thoughtful and has such grown up conversations with her teachers. She is such a lovely girl and we are proud to have her at our school.
Hard-working and determined, persevering and enthusiastic, these are words that I would use to describe this week’s Pride of Prince Edward. She has an absolute love of learning which makes teaching her a delight. She always has a positive ‘I can achieve anything’ attitude and relishes a challenge. She goes above and beyond in all lessons because she wouldn’t have it any other way. She lights up the room with her larger-than-life personality, demonstrating all the qualities of a Pride of Prince Edward all the time. Congratulations, you really deserve this!
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.
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!
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.