From a delicious carrot cake, baked by Toby, and following a real war-time recipe, to our fabulous Inspire workshop, to winning Rosie for being the best class lining up on the playground, not to mention raising money for Children in Need with possibly the biggest cake sale ever seen at Broadmeadow, it's been another non-stop week!
And things don't look set to quieten down any time soon - next week is test week, so I want you to all have a good rest over the weekend, and come to school on Monday ready to show off how fantastic I know you all are!
And what a welcome we've had, with a fantastic WOW starter to introduce our new topic 'A Child's War', We watched the film Goodnight, Mr Tom (complete with cinema-worthy snack!), which is about William, an WWII evacuee from London, who finds unlikely comfort and kindness in grumpy, old Mr Tom. Then, we tried our hand at baking biscuits using a real war-time recipe - mixed reviews there, but I thought they were delicious!
We have a class of life-savers!
Today, on our visit to Kings Heath Boys School, we learned how to administer CPR - and it was much harder work than we first thought it would be! We were shown the steps we need to take if we ever find somebody unconscious, and then all had a go at trying to keep Jeffery's heart pumping.
Jeffery was the model... in case you were wondering!!
Our English Inspire workshop will be held on Thursday 15th November - we'd love to see as many parents/grandparents/aunt/uncles as possible!
A letter has come home today about a change in our homework policy. At the end of each half term, your child will bring home a grid of activities related to the topic we will be doing when we return after the break. They should complete tasks to earn at least 10 stars by the end of the new half term (so the grid they brought home today must be complete by the Christmas break). We have sent them out before the break as we know lots of children like to get a head-start on projects in their time off, however children can bring their work in whenever they complete a piece or can bring their portfolio of work in before we break up for Christmas.
PE will remain on a Tuesday - please make sure children have a complete PE kit in school on the first week back!
We do still expect that children will be reading at home through the holidays and filling in their reading records for you to sign.
I hope you all have a fabulous break! See you in a week!
We have been thinking about our class text, Pig Heart Boy, and how our main characters are feeling now that Cam has had his heart-transplant. We role-played a press-conference to help us understand their thoughts and how their feelings might have changed since the start of the book.
In our Beating Hearts topic, we looked at a poem about love by Emily Bronte. We talked about the imagery used and what the similes represented. Then we had a go at learning the poem by heart, and performed in our groups to the rest of the class!
You've all worked super hard this half term, keep it up for the last week!
Have a great weekend!
A huge well done to everybody for a brilliant Harvest assembly! And thank you for all the kind donations - the B30 Food Bank are extremely grateful for your generosity.
I think Harvest Shark will be in everybody's head for a good while!!
This afternoon, we were very lucky to have been invited to Kings Heath Boys School to watch and participate (for those who dared!) in heart dissections. I can't think of a better way for us to develop our knowledge of how the heart works than real, hands-on experience! We were shown the different chambers and learnt how the organ functions.
We are all very excited for our next visit!
Quick word of warning: do NOT scroll down if you are squeamish!!!!
A Fantastic Start to Year 6! (5.9.18)
I have to say, I am seriously impressed with the wonderful attitudes every single one of you came through the door with this morning! You are all clearly going to be fabulous role models to the rest of the school. I am really looking forward to our journey through Year 6!
Early nights all round, I'll see you bright and early tomorrow for lots more learning and fun!
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