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Autumn 1 2023

Week commencing 18th September 2023

A great week in St David’s Class. Many of the children are REACHing in all areas now and are showing me that they are great models for the younger children showing empathy.


In Maths, we have moved on to decimals and the children have worked hard to understand multiplying decimal numbers. The have explored existing knowledge and recapped learning from previous years. Many children are making links between learning and having high expectations of themselves meaning that they are getting on to the deepen it section and even some challenges too.


Meanwhile, in English the children used their knowledge of relative clauses and expanded noun phrases to write their own non-chronological reports based on an animal of their choice. We then went on to write our final piece for this unit linked to sci-fi animals based on the imaginary planet – Pandora. We have started our next unit looking at suspense stories and we retold Zelda Claw - our whole class cat picture is fabulous!


The children have been enjoying their new art unit based on Making our voice heard linking to graffiti. They have been exploring pieces of work by Banksy, and how we can use artwork to send a message to others. They are beginning to understand how artwork can be aspirational provoking thoughts, ideas and feelings. 


On Friday we had a special First Aid session with a trainer from the Midlands Air Ambulance charity - The children learnt about giving CPR (they used plastic models), how to stop a bleed (we looked at medical equipment for this as well as what you could do if you had now equipment) and the recovery position. 


Outdoor learning was a little rained off, so the children had to create world maps using indoor resources – it was a challenge but they were all resilient.


We now have our eco reps (Pippen and Evie-Mai), school council leads and reps (Lily, Rosie, Elsie, Pippen and Olivia) as well as our house captains, so all of these groups will start to work together to develop and improve our school making sure that we are being the best that we can be.

Week commencing 11th September 2023

Week 2 was another fabulous week! A big focus this week has been the house captain elections. The results were tight and many children were disappointed but gracious in their defeat. I want to congratulate everyone that stood up and gave a speech showing what it means to REACH in Faith, Hope and Love. Well done to all our knew captains – I can’t wait to see you in action.

In Maths, our place value work has continued and they have worked hard to be able to order and compare 7 digit numbers. The children are getting much better at explaining their thoughts and reasoning relating to questions thinking of the moto that the answer is only the beginning. We are going to be moving on to decimals next week.

In English we have started writing our non-chronological report writing which the children have really enjoyed. Our main focus is on expanded noun phrases and relative clauses. The children have been working hard to show me that they can recognise and use both of these.

Take a look at our week two pictures for our First Aid REACH activity - this week was stings and bites.

Next week we look forward to the School Council speeches and officially meeting our reception buddies!

Week commencing 4th September 2023

What a great first week we had! They have all settled in so well to Year 6! We have been hard at work already this week – always REACHing in all we do.

In Maths, we have focused on place value and 7 digit numbers as a reminder to all children as this underpins much of their maths knowledge.

In English, we have started our first journey linked to non-chronological reports. The children have investigating reports; they have written some and retold one too (see some of the pictures!).

They enjoyed our REACH activity on Friday where we are focusing in on first aid through using St John’s Ambulance resources.

On Friday, they had the opportunity to be involve in inflatable football which everyone enjoyed!

There are some pictures uploaded of them creating natural images to represent their ‘circle of people’ and who is in it, and also some team building games.

We are looking forward to the house captain speeches and buddies in the next few weeks. Some of the year 6 children will also start writing the blog too!