We hope you all enjoyed an extra day off on Monday this week, and to make thing even better, this meant that we returned to school on Star Wars Day – May 4th. Year 6 returned from their bank holiday break in high spirits and have been working hard all week.
In maths this week we are working with fractions. Everyone is making good progress and taking care to present work to a high standard. Well done for working with great concentration and focus with some tricky problems.
In English Mrs. Oliver’s group have continued their ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by using the computers to research the setting of the novel. It has been fascinating to compare the Amazonian Rainforest and the city of Manaus in 1910 (when the novel is set) to the modern day. Our writing challenge this week was to create a promotional leaflet about the area and the children have produced informative, colourful and engaging designs. It certainly made Mrs. Oliver want to follow in Maia’s adventurous footsteps!
In RE, Year 6 showed empathy and maturity when considering the plight of street children in India. We looked at the selfless work of Father Balashowry who runs a centre to help get children off the streets and give them a future full of hope and possibility. We discussed how, as a witness to God, we can all play a part in helping others. This links to our Mission Statement as we realised the need, not to have more but to be more.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Oliver and Mr Prince