Final Week of HT3
Another week of Year Six working their socks off! Pupils have been partaking in a Mock-SATs week throughout the week. Pupils have been sitting them like they would for the real tests; they have tried really hard, and it has been impressive to see them taking on the challenge in a mature manner.
Despite having formal tests during the week, we have also been enjoying continuing to write our own version of Pie Corbett’s warning story: ‘The Caravan’. Pupils have taken an existing story and given it their own twists to produce their own version. Their tales start in an all-so-familiar way: their character is told not to go somewhere by a relative or friend but being the daring characters they are, they go anyway and something bad happens due to not following an instruction; fortunately, at the end, the characters escape unscathed – with only a few minor injuries and a telling-off from the person they defied. Here are some of our openers:
In art, we have been looking at creating our own printing templates; last week, pupils chose materials with different depth and texture to glue onto a cardboard cut-out. This week the pupils have painted over them, printed their texture onto paper and next week they will be drawing patterns over the printed part.
On Thursday, pupils – who have completed all their homework for the half-term – were rewarded for their efforts with a homework celebration afternoon. There were different activities going on in different rooms and it was a good way to celebrate their hard work, as well rewarding them for completing the tasks set at home.