Books are portable magic!

What a talented bunch! We loved sharing our fabulous entries for this year’s World Book Day competition. So many creative ideas and clearly a lot of fun was had creating such amazing potato characters. Well done to all!

Keeping with the theme of books, we enjoyed a visit from Mr. Willet, one of our Governors, this week. Mr. Willet shared his love of reading with us and read us a short story. He challenged us to guess the character being described in the story. He also shared with us many interesting items from the past as he spoke of his love of books. Thank you, Mr. Willet. We loved your visit!

Who doesn’t love a quiz? We huddled up in our teams to play this year’s World Book Day quiz. There was quite a lot of head scratching and whispering, and we are pleased to say there were many correct answers as well as we explored the wonderful world of books.

Storytime shuffle was enjoyed by children and staff alike this week. Thank you to all the teachers for sharing your love of books with different classes, and thank you to Mrs. Samuels who shared some great stories with Year 6.

In History, we examined the evidence and debated the key issues to form a conclusion about who was ultimately responsible for the sinking of the Titanic. There was much challenging and probing, but always respectful listening and discussion to be heard. What great oracy skills we are developing!

In Science this week, we continued to use and apply key vocabulary such as organism, ecosystem, habitat, carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. We learnt the Latin suffix ‘-vore’ means ‘to feed’ and the Latin prefix  ‘omni-‘ means ‘all of’.  We made our learning ‘sticky’ this week by representing what we had learnt in tables, Venn diagrams and by playing a quiz.

Mud, mud, glorious mud! There’s nothing like a squelchy afternoon in the Forest for recharging your batteries and making memories. Pancakes, albeit muddy ones, made their way into our Forest session this week along with the odd mud monster!

We have been moved and saddened this week by the recent events in Ukraine. We have been discussing the situation and watching regular news updates. We decided to learn more about the beautiful country of Ukraine and its people. Did you know that the national flower of Ukraine is the sunflower? The colours of the Ukrainian flag represent to wide open blue skies and the glorious wheat fields.

Great empathy and discussions this week, Year 6.

Now to curl up with a good book and enjoy the weekend!

‘I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book’

J. K. Rowling