Welcome back, we hope you all had an enjoyable half term break. This half term we will be continuing with our World War II topic as well as working hard towards next term's SATs.
Duxford Imperial War Museum
We are very much looking forward to our upcoming trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum on Friday 22nd March. Please ensure that all consent forms have been returned, either to the school office or the class teacher, as soon as possible. Payment for the trip can be made in the same way or via Parentmail.
World Book Day
Year 6 enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on 7th March. We spent the day completing activities based around the book Holes by Louis Sachar. Many of the children dressed as book characters - can you guess who they are from the photos?
Please find the new spelling lists for the second half of this term at the bottom of the page. The first list will be tested on Friday 8th March.
On Wednesday 23rd January, as part of our World War II learning, the children spent the day as evacuees.
Each child was given a name tag so they could be registered as they boarded the train to the countryside. When they arrived, they were collected by different host families.
During the day, the children played WWII games, such as marbles, four squares and hopscotch. They also made gas masks, which had to be carried around with their ID cards, took part in some Lindy Hop dancing and made a cake from a wartime recipe, which involved sultanas and tea!
Time to Talk
All children have now received their dates for their 'Time to Talk' presentations - these should have been recorded in their yellow logs. Parents/carers are welcome to attend to watch their child's presentation.
Presentations have started to take place on Tuesday mornings at 9am and we have already been amazed by the facts and information that have been shared with us. We're looking forward to learning much more over the coming weeks.
Please be aware that we do not expect the children to hand in any home learning on the Friday prior to their Time to Talk, or the Friday of the week that their presentation takes place.
Year 6 Assembly
Thank you to all of you who were able to join us at our assembly - we really enjoyed being able to share some of our World War II learning with you.
Our topic for the spring term is World War II. The new home learning grid for the term can be found at the bottom of the page along with this term's spelling lists. We are also starting our versions of 'Time to Talk' this term - more details can be found on the attachment at the bottom of the page.
We have been learning about the global plastic pollution problem in year 6. We discussed how plastic straws are a major cause of this problem, endangering thousands of species of marine life annually. Each pupil wrote a letter, outlining the issue and what they believe could be done to solve it, to a large company or person within government. We were lucky enough to receive the following letters in response.
Please be aware that if children sign up to one of our clubs, we expect them to attend every week. Any non-attendance will need to be reported to the office by a parent/carer. This is especially important to children in years 5 and 6 who have permission to walk by themselves. Thank you.
Times Tables Rockstars
We have a competition running for all children in years 3-6, which aims to improve the children's times tables knowledge using the Times Tables Rockstars website.
Each week, the child with the highest correct answers in their class will be awarded with a certificate, which will be displayed on our Rockstars board. At the end of the week, they will be able to bring this home.
On Tuesday 20th November, we visited the Museum of East Anglian Life to complete some science based learning. We have been learning about the classification of living things and took the opportunity to visit the museum to discover what is living in our local environment.
On Thursday 8th November, our Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects attended a Service of Remembrance at Stowmarket Cemetery, along with representatives from other schools in the area. The children each conducted a reading about a local soldier to honour and remember them and a wreath was laid.