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What a busy Week 3 we've had in Class 6!  The highlight was our trip to Solley's Farm - it was lovely to be able for us all to interact with each other outside of school and it was great fun.  I hadn't realised we would walk for nearly 14km's so apologies if you had a very tired child on Tuesday evening!


The children have also really enjoyed our DT project designing, making and selling dog biscuits.  I was so impressed with how well the children completed this project.  Thank you so much for those who have bought a park of biscuits - they will be coming home this afternoon.  Some children have told me they forgot to bring money in so they will still be able to purchase them on Monday.  All the money raised will be sent to Demelza House.  Gilbert has come in today as the chief taster!


We have been doing lots of sports and team games including dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, rugby netball and rounders.


Check out the Star of the Week page for this week's stars.


Have a great weekend!

Sports Week

Class 6 have had a fantastic Sports Week which we have all thoroughly enjoyed!  I'm not sure about the children but I have been asleep early every night!  Among the activities we have played cricket, ultimate frisbee (this is the class favourite), Danish longball, rugby rounders, parachute games where Mrs Mayne encouraged the children to get wet, potted sports and of course the Sports Day races!  The winners of Sports Day were the Blue team - congratulations!

Somehow we also managed to cram some learning into the week with Maths, English and RE.  We also started a DT project to create a new brand of dog biscuit which we will be selling to raise money for Demelza children's hospices as this ties in with our RE topic.  Any leftovers will be donated to a local dog charity or eaten by Gilbert who will be the chief taster!

Have a look on the Star of the Week area to see why Grace and DJ won the award this week.

We are looking for to our trip to the farm on Tuesday so keep fingers crossed for the weather!

It has been a busy first week back in what is, unbelievably, the children's last term at St Mary's!  We have written fantastic letters as Mr Hyde, investigated angles, learned about how our eyes work and written a newspaper report about Jesus healing the blind beggar among other things.


On Monday we did trust and communication games including 'cross the swamp' and the children communicated so much better than last term which was lovely to see.  We also started to research our secondary schools, producing a PowerPoint which we will turn into a leaflet.


Remember that next week is Sports Week so the children will need to be in PE kit all week.


Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

So we had a busy end to Term 5 finishing off with a lovely May parade - it was a lovely afternoon organised by Mrs Muggivan and I feel very lucky to have seen it.  The children were all excellent in leading this and made us very proud.


Our deserved Star of the Week was Lily-May who had come close on a few occasions to winning the award so as well as a super week 6, Lily has had a wonderful term 5 - well done!


We are looking forward to lots of different learning and activities in our last term at St. Mary's.

And here are the flour babies - I've rarely seen a class all so animated!

Harry's amazing performance of Elvis' Hound dog! It was amazing - Mrs Pullen was especially impressed as she is an Elvis fan!

PE with Hayden.

Hello everyone,


What a fantastic week we have had in Class 6 on our penultimate week of Term 5!  The children have written a super newspaper report about the Sir Danvers Carew murder and are now creating a wanted poster of Mr Hyde to help the police catch him before he kills again.


Maths has been about calculating angles, both by measuring with a protractor and calculating missing angles.  In History the children enjoyed two afternoons of drama-based courtroom learning.  We enjoyed games of bench-ball and group games with Hayden in our PE sessions.


Today will be a busy day as the flour babies are being delivered – I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such excitement from a Year 6 class.  Your child will have a notepad to keep a diary of their adventures with the ‘baby’ – feel free to add photos!  The children are also doing preparation with Mrs Pullen for the May Parade next Friday.


Lastly, and most importantly, our Class 6 Star of the Week is Gracie-Ann.  She has produced some fabulous writing over the past week including the letter from Mr Utterson and the newspaper report – a big well done!


Have a lovely weekend and I hope the ‘babies’ are well behaved!


John White

Happy Friday everyone,


I will be putting the weekly blog on our website from now on so keep an eye out.  It was lovely to meet many of you - albeit on video call - to talk about your child's progress.


We have had a super busy week - on Monday the classroom became Dr Jekyll's laboratory and your child was Mr Utterson searching for clues to find his missing friend.  This led to a fantastic formal letter to Dr Lanyon.  Later in the week we compared the characters of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


We have also written a diary entry in RE as Paul on his journey to Philippi as well as a Science experiment to prove that light travels in straight lines.  PE has involved rugby and multi-skills with Hayden and in History we looked at the terribly harsh punishments that Victorian criminals received (although I don't think I would mind being transported to Australia right now)!  Finally we had an afternoon of Trust Activities as part of the children's transition - it helped raise confidence, trust and team building.


George Hoile is this week's Star of the Week.  He has had a tremendous week, producing lots of high quality work with a super attitude throughout - well done George!


Have a lovely weekend and I will see the children on Monday.


John White

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