I'm Miss Wager, the class teacher. Then we have Mrs Dickings, our classroom teaching assistant and Miss Sykes - our 1:1 assistant.
We will keep you updated with what we are learning in our classroom through this class page. Uploading photos, work and updates about the class in general. The page will include all information you may need about the class such as homework, PE days, the classroom timetable and more.
We ask that children continue to follow instructions and the new routines introduced last year, such as hand washing when entering the building and using the sanitising stations when leaving the building. We want to keep everybody as safe as possible and have a lovely year together.
We all look forward to a great year together
Today in Science, we have been learning about our blood, its parts and their functions. We learnt that our blood is made up up water, plasma, minerals, white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. We used the following representations for each different part:
Water - Water
Plasma - Yellow Food Colouring
Minerals - Salt
White Blood Cells - Marshmallows
Red Blood Cells - Cheerios with Red Food Colouring
Platelets - Pompoms
Here are some photos to show the stages in making our own version of blood.
Today, we had our first visit from Barney. He had familiarised himself with the classroom and the children. He will be in to visit once a week with different children spending time playing with him, taking him for a walk around the field and much more.
The children in Year 6 have had a testing week from Monday 17th January and I would just like to express how hard they have worked this week. I am incredibly proud of the focus, resilience and determination you have all shown this week. Keep up the hard work and impressive attitude to learning - it really does make all of the difference.
We have introduced a new rewards system in school regarding our existing team points. The team points your child collects are now working towards three achievements:
Bronze - 50 team points
Silver - 150 team points
Gold - 250 team points
Children that have achieved Gold (250 points) by the end of the academic year will receive an additional reward for their hard work and dedication.
Our class will be recording the team points on Class Dojo. I have invited all of the parents so that you can keep up to date with how many points your child has and why they have received them. If you have been unable to login or cannot find your login, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will ensure these details get to you. Please see the link to Class Dojo below.
Holocaust Educational Trust Outreach Programme
On Tuesday 9th November, Education Officer Cat, from the Holocaust Educational Trust, taught our Year 6 students about Pre-War Jewish Life and Kristallnacht, before inviting Eve Kuglar to discuss her real-life experiences of Kristallnacht and life under the Nazi regime.
The 9th - 10th November 2021, marks 83 years since Kristallnacht happened in Europe.
Eve was born in 1931 in Halle, a medium-sized German city where her father owned a small department store. She grew up alongside her sisters, Ruth and Lea, in a period of ever increasing repression against Jews, terrified by uniformed Nazis who seemed to her to be everywhere.
In October 1938 Eve’s 79-year-old grandfather was arrested along with thousands of other Polish Jews living in Germany and returned to Poland in the first ever Nazi deportation. Ten days later came Kristallnacht. Six Nazis rampaged through the family home, destroying household possessions and her grandfather’s sacred Jewish books before marching Eve’s father out of the family home as she and her sister watched. During that night the Nazis smashed the windows of her father’s store, and the next day her mother was forced to spend hours sweeping up the broken glass. Their synagogue, founded by Eve’s grandfather, burned to the ground while the fire brigade stood by. Eve’s mother was able to secure her father’s release. He then left for France and the family was evicted from their home. They went to live with Eve’s maternal grandfather in cramped conditions. In June 1939 the family fled to France on a forged visa.
At the end of our session, our children had to opportunity to ask Eve questions about her life and incredible life story.
We thoroughly enjoyed this event and are thankful to HET for the opportunity to hear Eve's testimony.
Our class will start swimming lessons every Friday from 12th November. Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit with them to school on the following dates:
If you are struggling with your homework then please bring it in to school before it is due and ask an adult for some help.
If you struggle to find time at home to complete your homework, Miss Wager is happy to use a Thursday lunchtime to allow children to do their homework in their lunchtime.
Children will need their PE kits on a Monday this year. Please ensure they have this available in school each week.