Welcome back to school and to the spring term!
We have a jam-packed 6 weeks ahead of us, covering lots of new learning in our fascinating (but a little grisly) topic, The Horrible Bits. We will write a balanced argument about child punishment in the Victorian era and then produce a report about crime and punishment throughout different periods of time. We need history hats on, and a taste for all things slightly gruesome as we delve into crime and punishment throughout British history.
What a fantastic start to the half term we have had - Trick or treating fun and, of course, plenty of hard work thrown in.
We have been reminding the children that reading at home is very important and we will always reward those who read frequently. The school policy states that each must read at least 3 times each week. When we look at the home school books, we register from Saturday to that Friday how each child has been reading at home. If they do read 3 times each week they will be given a bronze star which is worth 3 house points. If they read 4 times each week they will be given a silver star which is worth 4 house points and if they can manage to read 5 times between Saturday and Friday they will be awarded a fantastic gold star worth 5 house points.
Remember - house points are all counted up to go towards your teams total at the end of each week!! Make sure you are reading plenty and helping both yourself and your team to be the very best!!
After such a successful geography led project last term, we are now travelling across the hidden depths of Peru!
We will keep you updated with our travels along the way.
Every single member of Year 6 have settled in to their new classes, made friends with new pupils and began their new projects. We had a great start to the term by taking a flight to the capital of India, New Delhi and we even got to taste some of their local food.
When researching the history of racism and apartheid, we identified Gandhi as a leading figure; someone who stood up for their rights and beliefs. After writing a biography, we then became journalists reporting of the death of such an iconic historical figure.