Our classroom ethos is based around ‘rights and responsibilities’. The children work together to create a positive working atmosphere where everyone feels valued and respected. Together we make learning fun!
We work alongside our talk partners to learn from each other and help each other achieve success. The Year 6 children have, and enjoy, responsibilities for some aspects of school life that help others to get the most from their day. These include: Peer Mediation, Play Leading and being a reading buddy.
Each year we cover three different topics. During this term, we are learning all about water and its importance in the world.. We always have lots of resources to help us with our learning and, wherever possible, we take the children on a visit or invite specialists in to share their knowledge and expertise.
What a wonderful end to our water topic! Parents were invited to come and enjoy various presentations from their children. The Water Awareness afternoon included: drama productions, powerpoint presentations, musical delights and much more! Well done to all the children who worked very hard to produce quality work that the parents thoroughly enjoyed.
Photos of our visit to Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the children in the juniors. We enjoyed feeding the geese and meeting the otters. Mother Flo, and twins Minnie and Ha ha seemed quite happy with their audience! We learned lots about water too for our topic called 'Water Water Everywhere.'
Our recent homework asked the children to create their own puppet, They thoroughly enjoyed making them and are now using them to act out their Punch & Judy plays!
As part of our Victorian topic we welcomed a visit from Simon (one of our school governors who is also a photographer) who came to talk to us about Victorian photography. We really enjoyed the session and learnt a lot. We were also very lucky to welcome one of our parents (Tracy, who is a journalist) who came to talk to us all about journalism.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their recent visit to the museum at Stratford park, dressing in Victorian clothes was the best part!