Happy New Year! We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and we welcome you back to what we hope is going to be another successful term of learning.
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. Presentations will take place on Tuesday mornings at 9am and parents/carers are welcome to attend to watch their child's presentation. 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.