Welcome to Buzzard 2017-2018
Hello and welcome to the year 6 website, have a scroll down and see what we will be doing in term 1.
This year, we will be sending two book band books home. Each child will have two books that are at their reading level to read for two weeks. Please ensure your child is reading at home, this should be 15 minutes of reading every night.
All children should have a quick recall of the 1-12 time tables.
We will be doing PE on a Tuesday and Thursday, please make sure PE kit is in for the entire term, we will still be going outdoors even if the weather is temperamental. Therefore, the children may need a waterproof jacket.
Items needed: white PE top, PE shorts/joggers, jumper, trainers, waterproof coat.
Homework will be in the menu style, the same as last year. This will be handed out every Friday and due back in on a Thursday.
Spellings will be sent home and set within the new spelling groups. These will be tailored to you child's needs and then tested in the session.
On a final note, if you have any queries please come and speak to me.
The Grand Finale - The Enterprise... You're Hired!
The children worked so hard planning their healthy snacks, and break time saw the grand unveiling of all their healthy creations. It was lovely to see the children selling snacks from their stalls, so proud of what they had made. I was also really impressed by the variety of fruit kebabs, smoothies, juices, fruity cheesecakes and even some fruity hedgehogs! Altogether the children took £66.26 and we will be forwarding the profits to Mthandeni, the child Tyndale sponsors through Challenge Ministries. Thank you for your support, especially those of you who sent in money for younger siblings to enjoy a snack. Photos are below for you to see the Y6 children hard at work preparing and selling their food.
We have been very busy preparing for this week, and now is the chance for the children to show off everything they know!
All the children in Buzzard class are invited to join us for breakfast from 8:15 am in The Elliott Building. There will be a selection of cereals and fruit juices for them to enjoy as well as a chance to relax with their friends before the tests start.
Monday: Reading paper
Tuesday: Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary paper; Spelling paper
Wednesday: Arithmetic paper; Reasoning paper
Thursday: Reasoning paper
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Harris via the school office.
Thursday 30th - Our last day at Morfa Bay
Some heavy showers today, but much drier than yesterday! We all got up a little more slowly this morning - starting to feel tired after such a busy week, but after breakfast we all rallied and were soon ready and raring for our activities today. We finished the day with a disco, dancing with new friends from Randwick and enjoyed our final night. We have had a fabulous time, but are all looking forward to getting back to our families. We aim to leave Morfa Bay at approximately 10am, stopping for a picnic lunch at services along the M4. We will be back to school by 3:20 but will text school with updates along the way. Keep an eye out for texts, if possible we will also try to update this page, however this may not be possible in transit.
See you tomorrow!
Wednesday at Morfa Bay
A soggy start to our day - and it really didn't improve! We did not let it dampen our spirits though - we have had a brilliant day working as a team and developing our resilience across all the different activities we have been doing. We hope you are enjoying the photo's as much as the children have enjoyed making the memories. They are being so good and you can be very proud of them.
Dorm inspections are being taken very seriously - there is only 1 point in it currently. If they are as impressive tomorrow we will post photos - hope for their bedrooms at home!
Tuesday at Morfa Bay
Another busy day today. A slightly cloudier morning, but we did not let the lack of sun dampen our spirits. We celebrated Sam’s birthday, completed our first Dorm inspection and this evening, after a soggy stroll down to the beach, enjoyed an ice-cream on the way back up the hill.
The dorm competition is very close at the moment, both dorms have lost points but have been working as a team to ensure they are ready for inspection tomorrow morning. The boys made a very impressive improvement this evening when they earned bonus dorm points for turning their own lights out before the teachers even asked them too!
The boy’s dorm have all shared their thoughts on the Morfa Bay experience, tomorrow night we will hear from the girls. We hope you enjoy the photos and videos from today’s activities – tomorrow promises to be another action packed day.
After a long journey to Pendine, we were very glad to get off the coach - we were met with glorious sunshine and the staff helped to unload our bags from the coach. After a welcome meeting in the 'Crow's Nest' we went outside to enjoy our picnic in the fresh Welsh air. We didn't have too much free time though - we put our bags in our dorms and got into our teams for our first activity.
STEM at Tyndale
Today (Wednesday 15th March) we had the second visit from our STEM Ambassadors - India, Elliot and Lauren from Leidos. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Two weeks ago they told us about their jobs, and how the STEM subjects helped them achieve success in their career. We had some work to before their return. We had to think about our aspirations for the future, and the jobs we would like to have. Then we had to think about how the STEM subjects could help us be successful. We were amazed how many jobs used different aspects of STEM. From tattoo artists, YouTubers, nurses, athletes and even performers on stage we realised just how important all these subjects are. Maths especially - so we could count all the money we earn! Science was important for aspiring footballers and rugby stars as we became aware that we needed to understand how to keep our bodies fit and healthy, we needed maths to help us light the stage at the right angle so our audience could see us and technology would be key for tracking our training performance and vital stats to see how we could improve our fitness, speed and pace as athletes.
After we had shared our future careers and discussed the skills we needed we were set a challenge - to create a real life piece of code. We needed to write a set of instructions to guide our partner through the maze, avoiding the deadly obstacles and returning to the spaceship. This was very similar to when we used scratch on the computers at Brimsham Green and helped us consider the importance of giving clear and precise instructions to ensure our programme was successful.
The afternoon flew by, and we cannnot wait to see what we do with the STEM ambassadors next week!
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