Teacher: Miss Fitch
Support Staff: Ms Dolphy
Final day of Sports Science Week
Today saw the final sporting event for this year's sports science week. We had the pleasure of a visit from two athletes from Inspired Through Sport who put Year 6 through their paces. Here is a taster of what they did:
This week is Sports/Science week at Elfrida. The children will be taking part it fun activities all week.
Year 6 started the week off by mummifying chickens (a leg only!) linking our topic - Ancient Egypt - to this week's science theme of changes. They will be following the process of mummification for roughly 4-5 weeks noting the changes to the chicken legs as they go!!
Today (24th May) the children got the opportunity to experience working in a laboratory. They were looking at different objects in three different ways: the naked eye; a magnifying glass; and, a microscope. They had to observe and draw the changes in the objects.
Today, in PSHE, we have been representing feelings of empathy through drama. We received letters from children who where struggling and unhappy. They all felt they were useless and not good at anything. So much so, that they were begging for our help as they had even given up trying anymore!
Next week, we will be writing them letters to give them advise and make them feel better about themselves - look out for them on our class page.
Today (7.11.16) we started a new science topic: light and shadows. We discussed light sources: natural and man-made and we also investigated shadows using torches. The children should all be able to explain what the following words mean: transparent, translucent and opaque. Ask your child to tell you what they learnt today.
Yesterday, Year 6 got Fairtrade week off to a start with visits to some of our local supermarkets to find Fairtrade products. Some children went to Lidl, The Co-op or Sainsbury's.
The children were collecting information about the Fairtrade products they found, their price and their country of origin. For each Fairtrade product they found, they had to compare it with the price and country of origin of the same non-fair trade product. In some of the supermarkets, this was a lot harder than we had thought it would be and we found we really had to look hard to find out whether some items were Fairtrade or not.
Back in school, during the week, the children will be using the data they collected to construct graphs and interpret data from them.
After breakfast, we played in the playground and then walked to Corfe Castle over the hills. Whilst waiting for the steam train back, we imagined what it would be like to be evacuees. In honour of Favour's birthday, we had our own pool party (first time in the pool). Before bed, we had birthday cake and sang happy birthday to Favour.
Tuesday 13th September 2016
Dear Year 6 Parents/Carers,
SATs Revision Resources
Further to the letter and the meeting at the end of Year 5. We would like to remind you that in order to properly prepare your child, and to ensure they have the best possible chance to reach their full potential, the school would like to purchase CPG SATs Revision books for each student in Maths, Reading comprehension and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.
These will be used on a daily basis for a quick 10 minute test to enable all children to practice and be confident in reading, understanding and being able to answer the questions more confidently. These were used last year and were extremely helpful.
So that we can do this effectively, we are asking for a contribution of £13.50 towards the cost of these books. If you have not yet send in your contribution, can you please do so as soon as possible so we can order the books and begin to use them daily in lessons and for homework.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Thanks and kindest regards
Mrs Efrat, Miss Fitch and the rest of the Year 6 Team
This week, we have been learning about growth mindset. Please ask your child how they are going to re-wire their brain to ensure they improve their growth mindset.
In art, the children have been designing their own inspirational growth mindset posters, learning pits and creative neuron representations. Pictures of their work to follow - watch this space...