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W/c 6th February 2024

This week, in preparation for our involvement in the Mock Trial competition, Class 6 were visited by two magistrates.  We learned to identify different offences and order them by their severity. We now can't wait to read the scripts for the competition.

This week Class 6 have been creative! They have enjoyed making their stop motion animations and contributing to the new school mosaics.  We all look forward to seeing the finished products.

 

What a lot of fun we had this week at the Young Voices concert in Birmingham!  It was an opportunity to perform in the world's largest children's choir, in an enormous arena, alongside professional performers.  With their friends around them for support., they confidently gave it their all and had a thoroughly fabulous day.  We were so proud of them.

 

For more pictures please see the music pages of the website.

Our courageous advocate this year is Martin Luther King and we learned about him on Monday, which was Martin Luther King day.  The class found out about the five key events in King's fight for civil rights and worked in groups to present an assembly for the rest of the school.  This was a great demonstration of their ability to work together.  We hope that their learning about Martin Luther King will inspire them to become courageous advocates themselves, standing up for the things they believe in.  On Tuesday we enjoyed portrait club in our art lesson.  The first rule of portrait club is, 'everybody poses!'  The children really started to look closely at each other, looking for the lines they could see rather than drawing what they think they see.  See if you can see the likenesses.

W/C 8th January 2024

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas break.  It was great to welcome Class 6 back this week.  We have slipped easily back into the routine and everybody seems eager to work hard. 

Well done to those children who volunteered to read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe over the Christmas holidays as part of the LiteraSee project.  It was wonderful to see some art work already emerging.  Mr Redfern will be back next week to run the LiteraSee art club on Monday lunchtimes.  If any children who didn't previously take a book, but would now like to join in, please come and see me.

In our wellbeing lesson this week, we played some tapping games to illustrate just how fast content can be spread to many other people over the internet. The children could all explain why this means you must 'Think Before You Click!'.

We have started a new lunchtime club this term for the children interested in participating in the Gloucestershire Wildlife Quiz, they have been busy researching names of birds and insects and a host of other facts.  Their enthusiasm was exciting and I wish them all the best of luck in preparing for this fun competition.

In computing they are all excited to start their new topic, all about stop motion. We look forward to seeing their videos at the end of term.

If you missed the welcome letter and curriculum over view, please find them on the Term 3 and 4 section of the website.

 

Mrs Cartwright

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