June 8, 2017
There was much excitement in our Year 6 classroom today as the pupils held their very own General Election! They began by looking at and debating the ‘real’ party manifestos. They made a ballot box and then each voted following protocol. The votes were then counted and checked by an adjudicator!
After this, it was Year 6’s turn to create their own political parties. They were divided into small groups and chose their party names and manifestos, choosing 3 out of 9 possible topics (e.g. education, housing, etc.) to concentrate on. Each party appointed a leader who wore a specially made rosette and delivered their manifesto to the rest of the class. The voting then took place. After counting the votes, ‘The Zebras’ (unity against racism) won by a very narrow majority of 1 vote! In second place was ‘The Rights Party’, and 1 point behind in third place was ‘You Speak, We Listen, We Care’.
Well done to everyone in Year 6 for their enthusiasm and mature approach to the day. Miss Weston was very impressed. They even managed to include some Maths work during the day, looking at various data and statistics from the previous General Election, such as the fraction of women elected and the gender and age of the voters.
May 26, 2017
Year 6 have certainly been lucky with the weather this week for their residential trip to Caythorpe. They have all had a fantastic time and I’m sure, once they have caught up on their sleep, they will be full of happy memories of their time away. A huge thank you to Miss Weston, Mrs Cross and Mrs Gibson for accompanying the children on their trip.
May 19, 2017
It will be a little quieter in school next week as Year 6 go off on their residential trip to Caythorpe. I am sure they will all have a wonderful time and come back happy if not rather tired!
Miss Weston, Mrs Cross and Mrs Gibson will be accompanying the children – no doubt they will come back a little tired too! We look forward to seeing Year 6 back in school after half term.
May 18, 2017
There was a buzz of excitement and wonderful smells coming from our Year 6 classroom today as Year 6 pupils all competed in the ‘Great British Bake Off Biscuit Challenge’.
This was the culmination of ‘biscuit week’ where all subjects were linked in some way to biscuits! In Maths, they carried out a survey and then studied the data, working out averages. They also worked out ratios of the ingredients needed. They worked on product design and why some biscuits are more popular than others. This included blind taste testing and thinking about the different textures. The children were given a budget to work with and once they had designed their own biscuit they looked at the Tesco online shop and also carried out a bit of bartering and sharing arrangements between groups to stay within budget. Miss Weston kindly bought the ingredients and on Thursday the Year 6 classroom became the Bake Off tent for the day!
Mrs Bosher was our Mary Berry and carried out anonymous judging. She tasted each of biscuits made by the 6 teams and was amazed by the high standard. The competition was extremely close but congratulations to the overall winners who were Layla, Eva, Tia, Abigail and Sarah.
Well done Year 6!
March 16, 2017
This afternoon, Year 6 visited Crucial Crew at St Albans Fire Station, an innovative and interactive workshop which delivers personal and safety education messages to Year 6 children. It seeks to encourage model behaviour and good citizenship through active participation in a range of life scenarios, including first aid, road safety while using mobile phones, house hazards, cyber bullying and drugs. Whilst having enjoyed the afternoon immensely, the children came away having learned a lot. They will be following up on their experiences at the workshop during their PSHE lessons.
July 19, 2016
We held our leavers’ assembly today – an emotional and reflective time for our Year 6 pupils and their parents and carers. It was an opportunity to wish Year 6 the very best for the future as they move on to secondary school. We will miss you all.
July 13, 2016
We were all given a special treat when we watched Year’s 6 performance of “Ali Baba and Bongo Bandits” this week.
The dress rehearsal on Monday, and both evening performances to parents and carers on Tuesday and Wednesday were of such a high standard, it was like watching a professional west end show!
Year 6 were very ably supported by Year 5 who all sang beautifully. Well done to everyone!
Thank you to all of our staff who helped the children give such a fantastic performance.