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Year 6 Events
Summer Term 2018

Outdoor Adventure Trip to the Pioneer Centre 2018

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Racing for Schools

This half-term, Year 6 have been putting Maths into action by taking part in Racing to Schools. Each class has gone to a local racecourse and completed a number of outdoor Maths learning opportunities. The children have enjoyed their day out, particularly watching the races. Well done Year 6! 


Spring Term 2018

Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round

Congratulations to Isaac in Year 6 who scored high enough on the Primary Maths Challenge in November to be invited to take part in the bonus round in February.  Impressively, he gained a Silver Award for his achievements in the bonus round - a brilliant achievement!


KS2 66 Times tables Competition

Well done to all those pupils that have improved their times table scores and times again, since October. 82 pupils managed to answer all 66 questions correctly, with another 39 pupils only losing 1 or 2 marks. Last year’s record of 1 minute 3 second was broken by Ben in year 5 with an amazing 1minute! (That is more than a question a second – amazing!)

Remember this basic skill is extremely important across the curriculum. In lessons, most groups are currently working on multiplication and division or starting fractions – times tables and division facts are everywhere in these topics. Keep practising for the next competition.  (See links in Maths homework Support to ‘Hit the Button’) 


Autumn Term 2017

KS2 Primary Maths Challenge 14th November

The most able mathematicians in Years 5 and 6 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge.  This challenged them to think differently to normal maths lessons.  Well done to all the pupils that took part showing excellent resilience.  An extra well done to the pupils who achieved a bronze, silver or gold certificate for their high scores.

Try the question below:
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Monday 13th November: KS2 Inspirational Speaker
Jim Gump - Marathon Runner and Motivational Speaker spoke to KS2 pupils and took them for running activities on Monday afternoon.


Wednesday 11th October: Year 6 SATS Information Evening
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Information Evening. For those parents who could not attend, the documentation provided at the meeting can be downloaded from the links below.
Information for Parents 2017   SATS Booklet for Parents 2017   Year 6 Parents Evening - Maths
Year 6 Parents Evening - English   Guided Reading Questions   English Glossary


Wednesday 27th September to Thursday 28th September: Year 6 Trip to the British Motor Museum
Year 6 visited The British Motor Museum where they embarked in a journey back in time to the very start of World War One. The pupils were recruited into the army, became real medics, inspecting real soldiers and even got a tour of a real tank! 
We all learnt a great deal and the behaviour of the students was exemplary; even a member of the public came to tell the teachers how beautifully behaved the children were. Well done Year 6 for such a fantastic trip.

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Summer Term 2017
Monday 3rd July to Wednesday 5th July: Outdoor Adventure Trip to the Pioneer Centre
On Monday 3rd July, 91 Year 6 pupils headed to the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire for a 2 night outdoor adventure residential trip. The children faced their fears with activities such as high ropes and caving, and used their team-building skills to solve problems and puzzles.

The pupils showed resilience throughout their time at Pioneer, really challenging themselves and supporting others in their group. We were extremely impressed with our pupils’ attitudes and behaviour and felt they showed maturity in unfamiliar situations. The Pioneer staff mentioned how wonderful our pupils were and how impressed they were with their enthusiasm. 

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