Year Six shine!

It seems that every week in year six is a busy week, but the children have shone through once again.

They were fantastic in supporting their younger school-mates during the key stage one sports practice and during the actual event itself. Several teachers asked me to pass on their thanks – both to the whole class and to individuals who stood out for the care and good sense with which they carried out the responsibilities assigned to them.

The children also excelled themselves during our own key stage two sports: both in demonstrating a positive sporting attitude and in helping run the event smoothly.

And of course, when we haven’t been supporting around the school, this week has been full of rehearsals – the children are really looking forward to sharing our end of year production and I have been delighted with the effort that they are all putting in. They are going to be great!

You cannot be in year six and not be aware of the clock is ticking – the end of our time in primary school is fast approaching and with it, the mix of emotions that endings and new beginnings bring. In the week ahead, we get to share some more of what we have achieved with our parents, whilst heading out to visit our new secondary schools. When I look at the class, I know that they will do themselves proud!

Action-packed in Year Six

It has been another exciting week for Year Six as we have enjoyed three workshops: firstly, we met a paralympian, who led a workshop on handball and wheelchair basketball…

On Tuesday, we enjoyed ‘Dancing through the Decades’, exploring some of the iconic dance moves from the fifties through to the present day…

And then a jazz workshop on Wednesday…

And if that wasn’t enough, we enjoyed the grand final of St Adrian’s Got Talent on Friday! And amongst all of that, we still found time lessons and rehearsals of our year six production!

Year 6 celebrate!

We didn’t let the weather rain on our parade. We may have had four seasons in one day on Friday, but we still enjoyed our coronation picnic together . Plan B swung into operation and we sat down together in our classroom for festive feast.

In other exciting news this week, Year 6 became (possible) record breakers when four children lost a tooth in a single day. This achievement smashes the previous record in my class, set in ’03. Well done everyone! (Now please stop wobbling your molars).

Next week, our year six children will be completing the key stage two assessments (SATs). It is really important that the children are able to prepare for this in the way that suits them best – whether this means taking another look at revision books or simply taking the time to relax. The children have all worked really hard, learnt lots, and should know that we are proud of what they can acheive. Next week will fly past in the blink of an eye and I hope they enjoy the chance to ‘show off’ their learning.

Enjoy the long weekend and the coronation, however you choose to celebrate.

Our New Mayor!

We were delighted to welcome the mayor of St Albans, Cllr Geoff Harrison and the mace-bearer to our assembly today. As well as sharing the background to this historic role in our city, we learnt what happens at the mayor-making meeting of the City and Distric Council.

Our head boy and girl were elevated to new roles before joining with the school council to share refresments with our guests.

Science week in Year 6

This week, as part of our science topic, Light, Year 6 have learnt about the work of Sir Isaac Newton.

In 1666, Newton made a discovery about light that led him to develop his Theory of Colour, a theory that still informs our understanding of light today. He placed a prism in front of ray of light, and his observations were incredible.

We worked together to replicate Newton’s discoveries in class. Isaac Newton realised that although light looks white, it is actually made up of all the colours of the rainbow. When these colours merge together, it looks white to our eyes, but we can use a prism to separate the different colours of the spectrum using refraction.

Year 6 Mother’s Day song

Please step away from this page if you are not in Year 6.

If you are in Year 6, welcome!

Use the embedded PowerPoint to learn our Mother’s Day song. We need to know it ‘by heart’ as we won’t have the words for the assembly on Friday.

Have fun (and practise sotto voce!)

Year Six begin their journey through Lent

We are now in the church season of Lent. For Christians, Lent is a time of solemn reflection as we seek the Lord in prayer; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We joined the wider church family at Mass on Wednesday for the imposition of the ashes: a sign of our penance and a reminder of our own mortality.

Back in school, we reflected on how we can bring our lives closer to God during the season of Lent, ready to share in the joy of the promise of new life at Easter.

We made Lenten promises, remembering that we are called, not only to give up luxuries, but to make our lives better by following Christ more faithfully. We wrote our promises and sealed them in golden envelopes on our RE display.

Well being week in Year 6

Looking after ourselves is really important. It is also important to remember that we are surrounded by a network of people who are always looking out for us: our families, friends and adults at school.

This week, we have had a great time taking part in the Taskmaster Education Treasure Hunt. Each day we have completed different challenges and worked together to solve the clues: we’ve invented new games, created portraits from things found outside and fashioned inspirational hats.

We also took part in a carousel of activities working with our house teams: Mr Hayes taught us a morris dance. Everyone has good days and less-good days, but we learnt that there are lots of things we can do to make us feel good and that we are surrounded by people who we can talk to and ask for help.