Seal Class update

This week it has been lovely to finally reunite as a class again. Last week, 20 Yr 6 children went on a residential to Hautbois and joined with Yr 6 children from Cantley, Freethorpe and Bacton Schools to participate in outdoor adventurous activities. It was a great experience for all and the first time that many of us had ever slept in Shepherd’s huts and tents! Those that didn’t attend the residential had fun filled fews days baking cookies, playing sports and crafting. We are looking forward to performing our leavers play to the school and parents next week so please make sure that you have seen the email sent to secure your seat.

Seal Class update

This week we have been very busy!! Transition has been a priority and this week we have had a visit from NWHS staff to prepare their future Year 7 children for next week’s Transition days ( Mon and Tues) All those who are attending Cromer Academy have spent this Thursday and Friday visiting their new school. As well as this, on Monday we took part in an orienteering session where we had to use our map work skills to locate letters around the school grounds and some of us represented the school in an athletics competition against local schools. On Tuesday, the whole of Yr 5&6 went to NWHS and thoroughly enjoyed watching the dress rehearsal of Aladdin. On Thursday ,Year 6 also went to spend some time with Year 1 (MIS) to do some market research for maths games that they are designing and making. With Hautbois fast approaching and new hoodies to wear there is certainly a buzz in the air!

Seal Class update

This week, we have been scientists and we have been learning about the circulatory system. We have learnt about the major components of the blood, the blood vessels and the heart. We have also been asking ourselves how do people know all of this to be true? We learnt that it is by asking questions and carrying out experiments that answers are found so we did our own experiment, focussing on fair testing, to find out just how exercise affects your heart rate. This was a very cross curricular topic involving drawing and understanding pie charts and bar charts. Keeping with the exercise theme it was also our sports day this week. The weather was glorious and so was the atmosphere. Well done to everybody who took part. Just a quick reminder- our residential to Hautbois is in 2 weeks time and there is a final zoom meeting for parents on Monday 27th June at 4pm. (Please see your emails for the link).

Seal Class update

So this week we have been making clay coil pots and we loved it! We also made the most of the lovely weather and had our music lesson in the outside classroom- we were able to practice our tunes on the recorder in different locations on the field and then come back together to play to each other. In French, we have been learning the names of pets and how to ask if someone has a pet. In Games we have been learning skills for cricket and on Monday seven members of our class joined with other local schools for a Kwik Cricket development afternoon. I am pleased to say that the leaver’s play is progressing well- all parts have been allocated and next week we will be starting to think about some actions.

Seal Class update

This week has been full of creativity- not only have we been designing our own greek pots to represent life in the 21st Century, we have been learning to play the recorder, read musical notation and understand a little more about beats and bars. This half term we are also having daily french lessons and we have learnt to ask and answer questions such as: What is your name? How old are you? Where do you live? How are you? I have been delighted to see so many of you volunteer to stand in front of the class with such confidence. Friday saw our return to swimming and our first look at our leavers play. Watch this space for more details to come!

Seal Class update

This week in English, we have written some amazing newspaper reports based on the story of Daedalus and Icarus. We have explored bias and use of testimony to authenticate a story. In maths, we have been learning about the mean (average) and used our skills to discover who was best in the class at playing the mathematical game ‘Shut the box’. Well done Elsa- you are our champion!!! On Thursday, we enjoyed a fun afternoon celebrating the Queen’s jubilee- you are never too old for making crowns, Union Jack flags and decorating cookies!! On Friday we spent the morning exploring the decades that the queen has reigned through; discovering how much the world has changed in 70 years. Have a lovely half term year 6! Keep safe and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Seal Class update

This week, we selected the piece of artwork that we wanted to display in our ‘Year 6 Art Exhibition’ and the collective end result looks amazing!! Please have a look at the photos In Topic, we have been reading Greek Myths and we have worked in pairs to produce a newsnight film clip focussing on the story of ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. In English, our written work has been based on the animation ‘Black hole’ and we have written some amazing witness statements- focussing on shifts in levels of formality. We have also been learning how to write really effective instruction tests and today we are going to be writing an instruction text entitled ‘How to wangle a day off school’ So please be warned if your child suddenly feels ill on Monday!!

Seal Class update

Wow! What can I say Year 6 apart from a huge ‘WELL DONE’ for all the tremendous effort that you have put in with your SATs this week. I am very proud of you all!!! Alongside the tests we have also been having an art week. We have explored Picasso’s cubism, looked at maths through art and created a colour wheel around our initials and also looked at creating optical illusions. We have designed picture frames and are creating a Yr 6 art gallery- which we hope to be able to show you pictures of next week. To celebrate the end of SATs, on Friday we are all being treated to a complimentary ‘Full English’ cooked breakfast followed by a visit to Mundesley beach for a sand sculpture competition. After a picnic lunch we will be having fun on the school field and enjoying an ice cream parlour kindly donated by the PTFA. What a great ending to a very busy week!!!

Seal Class update

This week we have been busy preparing for our SATs and revising some of our key facts. Please remember that next week (Mon- Thurs) everyone is invited to breakfast starting at 8:30. On Friday we will be celebrating with a full English cooked breakfast (9:30 am). In English, we are writing a diary from the point of view of an Athenian hoplite soldier and we have enjoyed reading and listening to extracts read aloud. Make sure you all have a very relaxing weekend Year 6- we have a busy week next week!!

Seal Class update

Welcome back Year 6!! Obviously the break has done you all good, I have been really impressed with your energy, enthusiasm and resilience! As SATs are approaching, our learning this week in maths has focussed on revision of knowledge and skills, focussing on arithmetic and symmetry. A letter outlining our arrangements for SAT week ( and the delicious breakfasts) will be sent out Friday. Any questions please just let me know. Our topic this term is Ancient Greece and on Friday we will be learning some Greek dances, tasting Greek food and learning about Greek culture, including traditional foods, dance and the Greek alphabet!!!