Thank you for welcoming me so warmly to your beautiful school. We've had a fantastic start and I'm sure we'll spend a fabulous year together. We have spent some time discussing risk taking, both in and outside of the classroom in order to prepare for our exciting residential to Whitehall.
The Year 6 children demonstrated that they were already superb role models during our first week of the new term by helping the new Reception children with their first week of school dinners. They carried trays, cut up meals and were kind and caring to their new little friends! I was so proud of you all, so well done Year 6.
We had a truly magical time in Whitehall. The children were resourceful, enthusiastic and showed us superb resilience and team-working skills. We couldn't have asked for better weather. We made memories that will be with us forever. We canoed, scrambled through rivers, zip-lined and even went on a spooky night hike. The whole school were proud of how mature and independent you were, Year 6. Keep up the good work!
We kicked off our Crime and Punishment topic by creating punishment machines. We saw teacher punishers, children punishers and even nurse punishing machines!
After officially winning the accolation for the most Christmassy classroom in Year 6, we went on to have a fabulous month! We finished up our Crime and Punishment topic with some fabulous writing and investigated crime scenes together. We're ready for a lovely Christmas holiday now, which is well-deserved.
We've started the new year as we mean to go on in Year 6. We've started to learn about The Kingdom of Benin, which has proved to be very exciting. In English we are looking at The Arrival, which we've all really enjoyed. It's amazing how many good pieces of writing can come out of a book with no words!