Y6 End of Year Performance
Check out the Crediton Courier’s Coverage of our Y6 End-of-Year Performance of Mulan Jr
The results are in; the ballot papers have been counted and the final results are in:
And the winning party is… Plan A!
Looks like Blaze will be their official opposition.
It is, however, a Hung Parliament (seems to be a trend here!).
Will Plan A form a coalition with one of the other parties to gain a majority Government?
So the polls have closed and the country is waiting for the results of our General Election but they’re not the only ones…
Y6 are awaiting the results of their very own election.
The first Constituency – Hayward’s South has announced and the poll currently stands as follows:
Today is Mock Election Day in Miss Down’s Class.
Five parties will be competing for your votes. Across the day the parties will publish their manifestos and canvass the local voters.
Our Press Team will provide you with updates throughout the day. Keep checking back for the latest news…
WILL FUTURE IDEAS STAY AS OUR LEADER?
By The Press Team.
Coming three years early, the General Election is back in Britain. Hoping to hold their title, Future Ideas are back in the election but will they stay? Who do you think should win?
Vote today and don’t hesitate!
Transform started to produce campaign signs early on.
Plan A – out and about on the campaign trail.
Transform were out and about sharing their key election pledges.
New View meet with local voters.
New View speak to a local animal fan about their strong pledge to support animal welfare.
Future Ideas meet with a local Head Teacher to share their ideas.
New View are campaigning to help the environment by raising energy bills to promote less energy use.
Polls are open – a steady flow of voters have been streaming in to cast their votes.
And – not to be out-done – our own class pet
Question Time – The Leaders’ Debate.
This afternoon Miss Down’s Class held a fantastic Leader’s Debate. Each party leader had an opportunity to put forward their party’s pledges and challenge the other leaders’ ideas.
A wide range of complex issues were discussed, in great detail with pupils demonstrating their mature, well-thought-out understanding.
Here were some of the fantastic quotes:
‘If you vote Transform – Britain will stand safely’
‘Defence ties in with policing’
‘We want to work towards create a model world’
‘Discrimination is a massive subject’
‘We want all young people to get on the right track for life’
‘We are different from all the other parties’
‘We think everyone should get a chance’
‘We are relying on the public’
‘Changing each day in the present and every day in the future’
In Maths recently, we were learning about angles. We met the Angle family members and learnt about their likes (e.g. Mrs Angle loves squares because she’s a right angle and squares have 4 right angles).
We looked around the classroom and outside to find objects which had 90 degree angles.
In Maths a few weeks ago, we went outside to hunt around the school for examples of lines. We were searching for parallel, horizontal, vertical and perpendicular.
One group noticed really quickly that our football goal posts gave us all 4 types of line.
Have a look at our fantastic multi-cultural printing work:
Miss Down’s class have been working really hard this term preparing for their SATs. On Thursday we held a quiz where we competed in 6 rounds on a variety of subjects, including key revision questions.
To celebrate St. George’s Day we made scones for a traditional cream tea. We also wrote our own versions of the legend of George and the dragon.
In our Art lesson today, we looked at a number of pieces of Italian renaissance art; including Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. The children created a sketch in the Renaissance style. However, to give the children the chance to experience how it was commonly believed Michelangelo worked, they completed these upside down!
They all agreed that it was very challenging!
Today was the start of our Explorers topic in Year Six.
Over the Christmas holidays, we have been finding out about famous explorers, and their achievements, and today we have presented these findings to our classmates.
Here we are the Crediton Parish Church’s Christmas Tree Festival. Our visit was even more exciting because cameramen from the BBC were there, filming ‘Songs of Praise’.
On Thursday 15th December, Miss Down’s Class performed their own version of Charles Dicken’s
‘A Christmas Carol’
for our friends in Miss Prentice’s Y3 class.
We had great fun preparing the play, which featured some dramatic, funny and all-round brilliant performances!
On Wednesday 7th of December Y6 celebrated the end of our WW2 topic with a VE Day, 1940’s party.
The kitchen cooked us a special 1940’s lunch of Homity Pie, followed by Apple Crumble and milk powder custard.
We created our own museum to share our work with parents.
Lots of parents attended and enjoyed tea and WW2 recipe cake.
They said our work was fantastic!
Today Year Six have been studying WW2 and have created this very challenging quiz – can you tackle it?
Answers to follow soon…
We’ve had a lovely lunchtime today enjoy books at HOB (Hooked In Books) club with Miss Partridge. Seventeen children popped in to enjoy some some quiet time reading and chatting about books.
The children enjoyed relaxing on cushions and enjoying a range of books. Max especially loved reciting some rhyming poems!
On Thursday afternoon, the children in Miss Down’s class enjoyed taking part in a Poetry Café. The focus of the session was on speaking and listening skills. Each pupil had to learn a poem (for homework) and perform it with expression and confidence. This followed on from our work on poetry in guided reading.
While the performances were happening, the very attentive and encouraging audience enjoyed croissants and hot chocolate.
The performances were fantastic – well done Y6!
In Miss Partridge’s Year 3 class this morning, the children have been off timetable. Instead of our usual English, Maths and Reading lessons, we have been focusing on an important issue: anti-bullying.
This week is anti-bullying week and the theme for this year is ‘Power For Good’. We have been talking about how to be a good friend to others because doing good deeds for others makes us feel good too.
We read a story all about bucket-fillers – people who say and do kind things to others, which makes them feel happy and special and loved.
We worked really hard to complete lots of different activities, such as: baking cakes to give to family members; making kindness flowers; writing postcards to adults in school to say thank you; colouring buckets with different ways of helping others and handing out biscuits to staff to give them a treat!
At the Going Down of the Sun & in the Morning We Will Remember Them…
Each member of Miss Down’s class planted a poppy in memory of someone special to them, who played a part in WW2.
We also took part in the time of reflection and silence at the War Memorial on Friday 11th.
On Friday afternoon, we were sent out on to the playground and field for a treasure hunt.
What was our treasure? It was anything we wanted it to be! Some of us found interesting leaves. Some found little pebbles and stones. Others found sticks. And one person even found a polar bear (a toy one of course!).
All of this was to help us with our elicitation task for our new block. We have no idea what our next writing block will be about but it must involve some kind of adventure. Watch this space…