Grange Valley Primary School & Nursery

Inspire to guide, challenge and achieve

Heyes Avenue, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0XQ

grangevalley@sthelens.org.uk

01744 678300

Welcome to miss kelly's year 6 blog

Week Beginning 9.10.2017

We have had another busy week in Year 6 this week! 

In Maths, we have focused on multiples, factors and prime and composite numbers. All children can now find multiples, factors and can confidently explain the difference between prime and composite numbers! We have increased our confidence when describing the properties of a number too! Well done Year 6!

In English, we have completed our unit on WW2 non-chronological report. I was absolutely blown away by the children's new knowledge of WW2 and the way that they included many Year 6 expected elements in their writing! We redrafting using our 'Write Stuff' redrafting model and it really helped the children think about the content of their writing and how many silly errors can be easily rectified! 

Well done to Jennifer and Grace who represented our school at the Art and Culture Debate at the Town Hall on Tuesday. They debated with other children from St Helens around issues in our area such as dance and drama. They then presented their findings a large group. Well done girls- you made us proud!

Reminders

18.10.2017 - Main pool swimming group must bring shorts and t shirt for personal survival. 

20.10.2017 - Half Term

30.10.2017 - Back to school

3.11.2017 - Athletics Competition for team members

3.11.2017 - Ugly Bug Disco during school day - £2 per child for disco ticket, refreshments including hotdogs, sweets and drinks will be on sale at the disco.

13.11.2017 - Parents Evening Week

Week Beginning 2.10.2017

This week, the highlight of our week was definitely our 'No Pen Day Wednesday!' The day was created to encourage children put down their pens and pick up their language by spending one day focusing on learning through speaking and listening. First, our day started with swimming. The children were fantastic as usual! The children in the main pool completed their first survival skills session wearing their clothes in the pool. Then, we held a debate. We debated whether WWII was a positive or a negative thing. The children debated brilliantly, remembered all of the debating rules from Year 5 and gave some thoughtful, mature responses. In the afternoon, we created musical compositions using percussion instruments. Our compositions were based on certain emotions: fear, happiness, sadness, anger and worry. The children worked well collaboratively and created some wonderful pieces of music! Finally, we enjoyed a 'mindful' art session. We used our fingers to create repeating patterns and encouraged ourselves to be present in the moment. It was a wonderful day and all of the children really enjoyed themselves! 

Reminders

11.10.2017 - Main pool swimming group must bring shorts and t shirt for personal survival. 

3.11.2017 - Athletics Competition for team members

3.11.2017 - Ugly Bug Disco during school day - £2 per child for disco ticket, refreshments including hotdogs,sweets and drinks will be on sale at the disco.

13.11.2017 - Parents Evening Week

Week Beginning 25.9.2017

This week, as part of our History topic, we attended a WW2 Evacuee library session. We got to look inside a real evacuee suitcase, create our own name tags and write a letter home to our parents. We were also introduced to the text 'Goodnight Mr Tom' which gave us an insight into how an evacuee would feel. Lots of the children wanted to go back to the library to loan the book! This session complemented our English work, where we are reading 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carrol. Next week, we are writing non-fiction texts about WW2 and evacuation.  

A big well done to the football team who came 4th in the tournament this week. They won all of their matches and drew one! Fantastic boys!

As always, attendance and behaviour has been fantastic this week! 100% attendance. 

Reminders

4.10.2017 - Main pool swimming group must bring shorts and t shirt for personal survival.