Term Five, Week Five
This has been a week of auditions for all the roles in Bugsy Malone. Everyone did so well, it was really difficult to choose and we know that some children were disappointed not to get the roles they dreamed of. However, we feel sure that everyone will do a great job however large or small their part it. Remember - this is about Year 6 as a team, not as individual stars. Take some time over the half-term break to learn your lines and the songs; that well rehearsals will run much more smoothly next term. We also had our first rehearsal of the songs from the show with Mr Hughes, who will very kindly be playing the piano for us when we perform.
It has been a busy week for sport. Year 6 teams have taken part in both hockey and netball matches with excellent results. In the hockey tournament at The Three Hills, our team came 4th out of 16 teams, many of whom were from much bigger schools. The netball team did so well that they are through to the quarter finals. Well done to everyone who took part in these events, and thanks to all the parents who helped with transport.
We have had fun with Mrs Short this week learning how to draw 3-D shapes on isometric paper (not always as easy as it looks) and we covered the human body and healthy eating in Science, which was very interesting. We all had a go at designing a balanced and healthy meal.
Finally, on Friday, we spent the morning being artists. This term's featured artist is Leonardo da Vinci and we discovered what a genius he was and how he was a real poly-math (talented in lots of subjects including painting, sculpture, science, maths and as an inventor). Did you know that he never went to school and wrote all his notes in mirror writing? We then had a go at drawing his famous Vitruvian Man sketch. The results were really great and will soon be up on display in the school art gallery, so please do go and have a look some time.
Have a wonderful half-term break everyone - fingers crossed the weather stays so nice for us all, wherever we may be.
This week's spellings (some words commonly tested in Year 7:
Bugsy Malone Song Lyrics with links to the film and backing tracks
Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci
Term Five. Week Four
So, it was finally the week of the dreaded SATs! We all worked really hard and did our very best, even if we found the tests challenging or stressful. A big 'Well done' goes to everyone from Mr File, Mrs Short, Mrs Godden and Mrs Vincent. Now it is time to move on and concentrate on our KS2 production.
It was with much excitement that Mrs Short told us on Thursday that we would be performing 'Bugsy Malone'. Not all of us had seen the film before, so we all enjoyed watching it on Thursday afternoon. Afterwards, we were asked to think about which roles we might each like to play. Then on Friday morning we were given our copies of the script and the auditions began. Mrs Short, Mrs Godden and Mrs Vincent agreed that there was plenty of talent amongst us, so it is going to be a hard job deciding who gets which role.
We have the weekend to go away and practice a little and we have been asked to try to learn any songs we may have to sing. A link to the whole movie is given below, but there are also clips of each individual song on the YouTube website. Final decisions about who had which part will be made next week and then the rehearsals will begin in earnest. One of the greatest challenges will probably be to get everyone speaking in authentic New York accents! We are looking forward to creating a fantastic performance of 'Bugsy' Malone (can it even be better than last year's 'My Fair Lady'?!).
On Friday afternoon, we did our RE lesson as usual. This week we were investigating how Christians around the world worship on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We looked at different pictures of these church celebrations and worked in groups to ask and answer questions about each one. We then shared all our findings. There are some photos of us hard at work below.
Finally, we must all say a huge 'Thank you!' to Mr File for providing us with such delicious breakfasts this week. They set us up really well for our tests and the final fry-up was a veritable feast!
Have a great weekend everyone - you all deserve it!
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Term Five, Week Three
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Term Five, Week Two
We are all working very hard in our final push before the dreaded SATs! We have been busy revising things we learnt earlier in the year and may have forgotten. Mrs Godden went through everything we had learnt in Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation in just three lessons! Every day we have been practising our short multiplication and long division by using our early morning work time to solve four calculations. There have also been some fractions problems thrown in for good measure too. Following practice tests last week, Mrs Short was really pleased with the results for reading and maths, which shows that we are all making great progress.
It has not all been hard work though. We are really enjoying our basketball lessons in PE and in Computing we have started programming the Micro:bit mini computers. In a few weeks, we should know enough to turn them into step counters and radios (sending and receiving messages). If anyone would like to program the Micro:Bits at home, there is a link to the website below. There are also instructions for lots of projects you can do on the site too. We still have Mrs Hickman joining us for music on Thursday afternoons and we are learning how to play 'Don't stop believing' on a variety of instruments. There is always a lot of enthusiasm shown in music lessons, even if we are not all great musicians!
In the final run-up to SATS, it would be great if you could all make sure you know the words on the Y3/4 and Y5/6 word lists. Copies of these are in your home spelling books, but I have also attached them below in case you have lost them.
Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone (whatever the weather throws at us) and see you all next Tuesday.
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