Well here we are with only a few weeks left until year 6 fly the Milecastle nest to build new futures at their new schools. we have been up to lots the last few weeks.
Back in March we celebrated World Book Day. It was lovely to see all the effort the pupils went into making their costumes. There were certainly some unusual ones. Well done class 6. We had a lovely day investigating traditional tales.
Much of the last half term was taken up with preparing for the end of key stage national tests. Year 6 coped really well and approached the week with a mature and sensible outlook. I have heard from some parents rumours of some pupils even being excited to demonstrate what they could do. To help us prepare we played games, completed quizzes and even hunted for hidden answers around the classroom. We won’t know the results for a few weeks yet, but regardless, I am still very proud of them.
In science we finished off our Earth, Sun and Moon topic by making and using our own sundials. The pupils did very well making them. However we were let down by the weather and thick cloud covered the sun making seeing the shadows very difficult. After Easter, we moved on to a new topic: Humans and other animals. To kick off the topic we investigated the human body. The pupils worked in small groups to draw and label diagrams to show where they believed the internal organs were. It was a very interesting to see where the pupils thought every thing was, its size and even shape.
It hasn’t all been ‘sitting at desk, classroom learning’ though. I have tried my best to get the pupils outside when possible for some exercise. The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed playing cricket this past half term. They have cheered each other on and have shown some real skill.
We were also very fortunate to have a ‘Hoopstars’ session where the pupils were able to develop their hoola hooping skills. It was great fun and the pupils really enjoyed themselves.
We have lots coming up over the next few weeks so I will keep you all posted.