The last few weeks in Year 5 & 6

Year 5 & 6 have had a busy few weeks – sorry for the delay!!

Last Wednesday, Year 5s were fortunate enough to go to the Frontier Centre in Irthlingborough with other schools in our academy (PDET) to experience a practical, problem-solving maths day. The day was led by an amazing author, Kjartan Poskitt, who writes maths books! It doesn’t sound much fun, but all of the books are written with a magician’s twist to either prove or disprove maths theories. Within the books, are activities and magic tricks the children can do to show off their maths skills – it really is a fab book!  This link will take you directly to his page: I know some of the children wanted to buy his books. A huge congratulations must go to Giuseppe and Ava who both earned themselves a signed copy of his book, alongside a certificate for their achievements throughout the day and their positive contribution within the activities.

Celebration assembly (Friday 7th June): well done to Sam and Amelia who both received my Teacher’s award. They had both worked brilliantly and are both such positive role models to those around them! Well done to our athletics team, who came joint 2nd, and have qualified for the school games on the 11th July. From this, a special mention must go to Evie and Maikeithia who finished in the top 4 girls out of all the schools competing – what an achievement!!!

This Friday, celebration assembly was full of sporting and academic achievements from our children. The biggest achievement has to be with their Times Tables: year 5 girls and year 6 boys won battle of the bands last week and, this week, year 5 boys and year 6 girls won this week! It was a very tense atmosphere within the classroom – I wonder who will take the title this week?

Finally, my teacher’s award, on Friday, was given to Thandi and Robert – they have both made impeccable progress with their writing and I was so proud of how they had improved their writing on their own accord.

A few reminders:

  • Project afternoon is Wednesday 26th June
  • Children MUST make an ornament/table decoration to show how the Vikings lived
  • They also must bring something that is home-made; it is a Viking banquet after all
  • Children need to be dressed in authentic Viking clothing – something home made is fine
  • CHANGE OF TIME FOR PARENTS: 2:15 rather than 2:30

In an ideal world, I understand that it would be ideal to have the banquet on a Monday so that preparations can be made over the weekend; however, we do have to co-ordinate the day with the rest of the school and unfortunately we don’t have a Monday available. Apologies for any inconvenience caused – just do the best you can and pray that the sun makes an appearance.

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