Year 6 Booster change of day

Next week neither Mr Davies or myself are able to do Booster on Thursday 6th but Mr Davies can do Booster on Tuesday 4th at the usual times from 3:15 to 4:30. Children can go into Film Club once Booster is finished if they wish to.

Many thanks.

Mrs Johnson


Photoclub – new talent & winter portraits!

We made a good start to Photoclub last week with Christian and Joe and this week Evie and Aaron joined us and we had a go in the challenging winter light at some outdoor portraits.  Everyone had a go at framing some clutter free backgrounds and also posing for their partner – don’t they all look lovely!

Class 5 News week ending 17th January


Our writing activities this week have all been linked to our new text The Vanishing Rainforest.  We have looked at how and why the characters’ emotions changed at different points in the text, rewritten the text in role as various characters and written book reviews using examples from the text to explain our views.   


In Maths, we have focused on converting fractions to percentages and learnt how to find any percentage using our knowledge of how to find 10% of a number. 

Other activities included: learning about the different countries of South America, their capital cities and geographical features of the continent; a practical exploratory task examining different rocks to decide how to find the hardest rock in a given sample and creating group compositions of Brazil/rainforest-inspired music.

Please could I remind children to have their P.E. kit in School for Tuesday and Thursday and to make sure that their jogging bottoms do not trail over their heels, as we are using the apparatus this term.

Thank you as always for your support.


Year 6 Booster

Well done to all the Year 6 children in Booster Club tonight. This is the first time ever that we have had every Year 6 attending and it will hopefully continue.

I asked all the children if there was anything specific that they would like to revisit over the forthcoming weeks and we agreed on a list of areas to focus on.  Every child worked really hard and, although I reassured them that not everyone has the same understanding and pace, please let me know if your child mentions finding something difficult.  I will not be introducing any new areas of maths or literacy but we will, however, be focusing on test techniques and looking at past papers, some of which may be new to them.

Thank you again for encouraging your child to attend and for your support.

Quick Sticks Hockey

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the Quick Sticks hockey event at The Corbet School this morning.  Although they did not win the tournament, they beat the overall winners which they were extremely proud of and enjoyed playing with wooden sticks for the first time!

Thank you to the parents who accompanied the team and cheered them on so enthusiastically.

Class 5 News week ending 10th January

We’ve had a busy first week back and Class 5 seem to be really enjoying our new topic on Brazil.


We have focused on improving our descriptive writing and tried to vary the way in which we open sentences, to make it more interesting for the reader. At the start of the week, we described our Christmas Day meal as though it were ‘The best meal in the world…ever!’, using interesting verbs and adjectives as well as similes and personification. I really enjoyed reading children’s writing and ended up incredibly hungry on Tuesday evening so their persuasive techniques worked!

On Friday we started our new text, The Vanishing Rainforest, which we will use as a stimulus for lots of writing activities, about the Amazon rainforest, over the next few weeks.


In Maths, we have been working on fractions which included showing equivalent fractions, converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa and ordering fractions by finding a common denominator.  Next week, we will extend this by looking at equivalent decimals and percentages.

Other activities included starting our new topic on solids, liquids and gases, researching ideas for carnival masks, discussing what is special about our world and why we should look after it and a group geography quiz which we will revisit next week. Children were able to name a range of continents, countries and oceans but were less sure about capital cities and location of particularplaces; Aberdovey was suggested as the capital of Wales and Kinnerley as a county!

I will be starting Year 6 Booster this Thursday from 3:15 – 4:30 and this week we will be focusing on grammar.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

Thank you.

Mrs Johnson