Welcome to Year Six
Class Value: Compassion
As part of Science Week, Year Six undertook a range of investigations, which involved them having to work as a team to explore questions. This included exploring the effect of different liquids on eggs, working out how to make a paperclip float on water, and piercing a bag of water without it leaking.
On Friday morning, we were fortunate to receive a visit from MP for South West Hertfordshire, David Gauke. Year Six had spent some time researching his role and generating questions to learn more about the job that he does. They were then able to ask him their questions on his visit. The questions were varied, some included: "Have you created any laws?", "Have you ever had to campaign for something that you didn't agree with?", and "Have you ever met the Queen?".
This week's Literacy Home Learning is to read and answer the comprehension questions about the news article 'Hostages to Handheld Devices'. You will find the article on page 8 of Book One. This week, children will be coming home with a purple handwriting book which contains some of their spelling words for this week. This is to help children practise the spelling of certain words, and to help with maintaining accurate and consistent letter sizing within writing.
Please work on these during the week, using the lines as a measure, and return them by Friday for some new words.
Well done to Year Six and their parents for organising and running a fantastic cake sale. There were lots of delicious and beautifully-decorated cakes to choose from!
ArtistMeet - Young Masters Primary School Open Exhibition 2018
Congratulations to Amy, Lilly and Lucy whose artwork was chosen for the Young Masters Art Exhibition at Watersmeet Theatre. The girls designed their art on cavases, during PSHCE week, which showed their 'happy place' to raise awareness of positive mental health.
Terror unearthed at St. Mary's
Year Six arrived to shocking scenes at school this morning: their classroom was a crime scene! Mr Exley, our site manager, had made a gruesome discovery the previous evening when he was digging on the playground. He (accidentally) uncovered a skeleton. Year Six have spent the morning questioning Mr Exley and local police officer PC Stickland about the find, as well as examining objects and possessions found with the skeleton. Watch this space for news reports, giving you all the facts about these unusual events.
On Friday, we had an afternoon of reading-related activities. While some children were able to read with their parents in school, others were writing book reviews about a book of their choice for display around the school. We also watched James and the Giant Peach, the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's book. We are excited for World Book day next week and to see the characters that everyone comes as!
This week we began our Science Enquiry into the best conditions for mould to grow in. We have carefully chosen two different locations for our slices of bread and have placed them around the school. We will observe them each day over this week and see how they are changing (if at all!). If you see our bread around the school, you can see if it is growing any mould, but please don't touch! We wouldn't want it to affect how our bread changes over time!
Change to PE days for next half-term
This coming half-term we are fortunate that Watford Football Club Community Sports and Education Trust will be delivering PE lessons to Year Six. They will be in every Monday afternoon and the session will involve a theory and a practical lesson.
Don't forget your PE kit every Monday and Tuesday!
This term in Literacy we have been writing diary entries and informal letters based around our topic of Ancient Greece. Read some of the adventures that we have been up to!
This week's Literacy Home Learning is work on punctuation. Log onto SPAG.com using your username and password and follow the steps on the website.