Oh Captain, my Captain!

We are proud to announce this year’s new School Captains… Congratulations go to Lauren and Oscar, and to our new Vice Captains, Isla and Jasmine. You can scan the QR codes below to listen to their amazing speeches.

We are incredibly proud of all the Year 6 candidates, who spoke with passion and confidence. Your speeches were inspiring and entertaining. Thank you!

In History, we have been looking at primary sources, including photographs of evacuees. The photographs we looked at showed happy, smiling faces. We asked the question ‘Did all children who were evacuated during the Second World War have a good experience?’ After delving a little deeper and examining different sources, including extracts of interviews with evacuees, we were able to form a conclusion. Our research showed that the experience of evacuees varied considerably. We then questioned the reasons for such different experiences. After further research and discussion, we found out that background, social class, race, religion and gender all played some part in determining what sort of experience a child evacuee might have had.

The long and the short of it…Maths this week was all about learning long multiplication and revising short division. We then applied our learning to solving some mathematical problems.

 

In PSHE, we discussed different strategies for dealing with friendship issues. We took on the role of an ‘agony aunt’ and wrote suggestions of how to solve different friendship issues. We all agreed that being able to identify what a healthy friendship looks like is key.

Mud, mud, glorious mud…and the odd slippery worm was on the menu in our Forest session this week. There was team building a-plenty as we constructed some dens and also built new friendships.

In PE, we dribbled and passed like pros! Our basketball skills are improving week on. week.

We wish you a contemplative and calm few days this weekend. See you all on Tuesday.