Our last week together…
… and what a week it has been and I’m not just talking about the unbearable heat.
We have had a fantastic week celebrating the end of 6D’s time at Broadmeadow Junior School- footspas, a fantastic swimming trip, unihoc and a party on the field- what a lovely way to end such a fantastic year! Please do take a look at our pictures.
As we end the school year, I am not sure what to say about 6D because they really are a phenomenal bunch of children. I’ve never really had a year of teaching where my whole class have felt like my little mates but that’s exactly how this year has felt for me.
6D, I’ve loved our lessons and laughs together, and guys, you have really made coming into work a joy- I am really sad you’re leaving me :(
However, it is more than evident that these little superstars are ready to move on to their next adventure and I am super excited for them because I know each and everyone of them will do amazing and shine in whatever they do in the future.
Good luck and goodbye 6D!
Lots of love,
Behind the scenes…
This was the fun (and carnage) going on in the classroom before the final of the fantastic ‘Cinderella Rockerfella’. I had far too much fun throwing flour… I must admit!
Well, I’m writing this at home, still buzzing from the absolutely fantastic shows of Thursday and Friday and definitely still singing the many songs… I am one super proud teacher and I know every parent I’ve caught up with agrees that it was one of the best shows Broadmeadow has ever seen.
I can’t begin to explain how hard these children have worked this year, really! I wish I could put it into words but just know that every single day 6D come into school, they work their socks off and in each rehearsal for the show, everyone put in 100% effort. Some of you may be aware, but year 6 leavers usually have lots of time to rehearse their show, but this year, we were told we were to be moderated and we had lots of writing to complete, so this show was put together in less than 3 weeks- amazing!
Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe in the heat! X
It’s been a whirlwind of a week and we cannot believe it’s Friday already. So much science work has been completed; we’ve enjoyed learning all about Charles Darwin. We’ve had a busy week of rehearsing the production too and we’ve received so many compliments about our singing- it’s amazing!
I have attached details of Sports Day as we left in hurry today- not everyone went home with a letter!
Have a great weekend x
This week we finished all of our writing workshops in Year 6 and I cannot praise the children enough for how hard they’ve worked since they finished their SATs tests in May.
This means it’s now time to get our Year 6 production underway. We have been in the hall this afternoon and, so far, everyone seems to have been working hard to learn their lines but can we please ask everyone to be reading their lines over the weekend ready for some more rehearsals next week!
Have a rest this weekend and rest those tired writing hands!
We have been writing letters of complaint for our pretend holidays from hell this week. They are the most fantastic piece of writing we have written to date and the one example lI have attached really had us all in stitches!
You will also spot the picture of celebration when Miss Baines saved our lives this afternoon by finding us a spare fan when ours broke!
Have a fantastic weekend! :)
We have had a very exciting week in 6D. Swimming every morning has been wonderful and the progress the children have made has been phenomenal to watch- well done! We will be continuing swimming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week and then it will be the turn of 6H so please remember to bring in kits again.
Have a lovely weekend!
We’ve had a lovely week celebrating the Jubilee in school this week and it was topped off perfectly with a picnic on the field this afternoon- what a fun and sunny Friday!
Rest and relax this half term guys, you’ve worked super hard!
Super proud of this bunch!
We had a wonderful morning at the park today celebrating the end of SATs. It was wonderful to see the children playing and relaxing in the sun- very much deserved! Take a look at our photographs.
I would just like to thank everyone in 6D for this week. You have worked incredibly hard and I feel so proud of each and everyone of you. The only words that come to mind to end this blog are…. You’ve absolutely smashed it!!!
Have a relax this weekend. We definitely need it xx
As you can see by the pictures, we had a special day today as it is the Friday before SATs.
We ate lots of cake, made some revision posters and played on the field in the sunshine!
I cannot explain to you how hard these children have worked since September and I am beyond amazed at the progress they have made in their Reading, SPAG and Maths. Their determination to improve on test scores, working until the last second of every lesson and how they celebrate each other’s achievements is phenomenal and I’m immensely proud to have such a hardworking, kind, funny and determined class.
Have a relax in the (promised) sunshine this weekend and I cannot wait to see you all show off next week in your SATS tests- good luck xx
What a busy week!
As we approach the SATS week, we have spent lots of time this week going over lots of skills that we have learnt during our time at Broadmeadow. We’ve had a lovely week celebrating our achievements and reflecting on how far we have come. It’s been a super busy week and we were all so very tired today but I am incredibly proud of the hard work the children have displayed so we had a great afternoon and watched Spy Kids- I can’t believe I’ve never watched it before- it’s brill!
Have a fantastic bank holiday!
What a way to end a fantastic half term- testing, planning, making and eating pizza! Take a look at our fantastic creations.
Enjoy your Easter everyone- you deserve it! X
A lovely welcome back!
I returned on Thursday to some lovely smiling faces and we’ve had a great 2 days together. We’ve worked really hard learning about angles in maths and today we did an arithmetic test with everyone getting their highest score so far this year- we were very pleased! In English we continued looking at Shakespeare’s sonnets and realised what a genius he must have been to be able to write a sonnet ensuring that there’s 10 syllables in each line. In was very funny watching everyone try and write their sonnet today while clapping away checking their syllables :)
Next week we will be making pizzas and we will require some ingredients for toppings from home so please look out for a letter on Monday detailing this.
Have a lovely weekend! X
What a lovely end to ‘British Science Week’ today. The theme this year is growth. We discussed different factors relating to plants growth and we decided on various things we wanted to test in our groups. As you can see, one group decided to leave their plant in darkness BUT water it everyday, another group wanted theirs in direct sunlight- I wonder whose will start to grow first? We also planted our sunflowers for the school competition to see which class can grow the biggest sunflower. 6D are convinced it will be them :)
Have a lovely weekend x
A wonderful music lesson this week… take a look at the video.
Also we are aware that a few children are getting into a bit of a muddle with homework after the residential trip and half term. If your child is in my English and Maths group, please ensure they have completed the following:
Maths pages 48 - 51
Grammar, punctuation and spelling pages 32 - 35
If they have missed any before this, don’t panic!
Have a lovely weekend x
What a fantastic Friday!
Today we were lucky enough to have a published author in school. His name is Ian Billings and he wrote the script for 90s comedy “ChuckleVision” so of course we had to watch an episode or 2….. I cannot actually believe how much 6D laughed…. Take a look at our pictures and videos of a fantastic Friday!
Printing in Art
We had a lovely start to our week printing in our Art lesson on Monday afternoon. I was so pleased with everyone’s work, because I must admit, my “example piece” did not go to plan! But look at these lovely prints created by 6D!
I have been abit poorly this week and missing my 6D team- hope to see you all Monday!
Have a great weekend x
Our beautiful singing in the style of Calypso music…
We have had a great week in 6D exploring life as an evacuee. Take a look at our pictures.
Please remember homework is due on Monday and will be set again on Tuesday!
Have a lovely weekend x
HAPPY NEW YEAR
A nice short week to settle us back into the swing of things and it’s been lovely. We have started our whole class text Boy in Striped Pyjamas and once again it’s fantastic to see such enthusiasm in the classroom during reading time.
PE is now on Wednesday so please could children wear their PE kits to school on Wednesdays now.
Have a lovely weekend x
The Elves leaving gift….
So we’ve found this year that our 6D elf has such positive influences around him (our lovely 6D children!) that he has not been very naughty at all and today he left us with some really lovely brand new board games as a leaving/Christmas present…. Thank you!
We’ve had a wonderful week of films, parties, quizzes and games. I absolutely love this time of year when, as a teacher, I can sit and relax with the children and have a chat and laugh with each of them and we’ve definitely done that by the bucket load this week! Take a look at our pics and videos.
Have a wonderful Christmas and let’s try and enjoy it as best we can while keeping as safe as possible xxx
What a fantastic week!
We are certainly in the Christmas mood in 6D and what a lovely afternoon we had putting up our decorations.
We had a busy afternoon completing a shadow investigation on Thursday and analysing different sources in our history lesson!
Can’t wait for another busy week but until then rest and have a lovely weekend x
An interesting Science investigation this week trying to answer our question “How do we use mirrors in our everyday life?”
Today we had a lovely afternoon sketching Victorian images. They really did take my breath away....
Well, I guess you can tell what we’re looking at in our writing lessons in 6D.
I had serious PROUD TEACHER moments today when I just stepped back and watched 6D really embracing Oliver Twist and our drama based on his first meeting with Nancy and Fagin’s “boys”. I can’t believe that what was meant to be a quick freeze frame of the film ended up in such beautiful acting and singing. I can see some of you definitely on a West End stage. Thank you all for putting in 100% - I’ve had such an a amazing day.
In DT today, we started to design our bags. We had so much fun looking through magazines and seeing which colours and textures work well together for our final design.
It is Anti Bullying Week next week so remember to wear your odd socks on Monday!
Happy weekend :)
I have had a fantastic week with 6D this week- I don’t know about you guys, but I am soooo ready for a rest- it’s been so busy!
We had a debate in English this week about whether it is acceptable to use a pig heart to save a human life. Please watch the videos- they are just a few of a very successful and interesting debate.
In science this week, we investigated pulse and whether or not our heart rate changes throughout the day. We did some chilling out and some dance exercises to check this out and found that when we are active our heart rate is higher- do you all remember the science behind this finding?
Art was very relaxing this week, we painted in the style of Erin Hanson. Such a lovely afternoon made even better by listening to Adele’s new song :) This then resulted in our art lesson also turning into a good old sing song!
Today we also found out our Year 6 House Captains and many congratulations to you all. Remember, it is the turn of Anti Bullying Ambassadors next week- exciting!
What a week- same again next week!?
See you Monday! X
Wow! What a week.
We have been learning about the heart and the blood in Science and their roles within our body- check out some of our information texts and job descriptions below. I can’t believe how much we’ve learnt.
In geography, we were trying to answer the question “What survives in the desert?” We had a pretend visit to the desert and wrote an email about what we saw that was surviving in this dry biome!
The presentation of work this week has been absolutely beautiful- I’m sure you will agree when you check out the pictures.
Spelling lists were sent out for most of 6D today for their test next Friday. Some children stuck these into homework books but others left with them on paper, so please do ensure your child has a list. I have lots left over if not.
Enjoy your weekend! X
Great to be back!
Ah well it’s finally great to be back in the classroom after a funny few weeks in 6D.
We have had a great few days getting our teeth into Pig Heart Boy and we will be exploring this book even more in our writing lessons next week. I absolutely love this book and the children seem to be engrossed too.
In Art today, we studied tint and shade and tried out mixing colours to see how we could make our colours darker and lighter. Massive thank you to the 2 girls who cleaned our classroom so wonderfully this afternoon!
We finished our week with a quiz about things we have learnt this week and I was so so pleased that most children got full marks- what an achievement! Really shows you have listened so well!
Children should have left school with a homework book today. The grid is still where you will find the tasks but it would be lovely to see children using their homework books to complete written tasks now too. Spellings will be sent out next week, but occasionally in Year 6 we do unseen tests in preparation for SATS. Therefore, we won’t always send out a list. Any questions, please ask!
Have a lovely weekend!
Our First Week Together
Ah 6D, we’ve had a lovely week getting to know each other and my highlight of the week was definitely our music lesson. Having a boogie to “Happy” by Pharell Williams- what was your highlight?
Pig Heart Boy is our new class text and I loved seeing you all sitting at the edge of your seat as we read chapter 1- next week we will really be getting our teeth into it and it won’t disappoint:)
I have been delighted with how well you have all settled in to the Year 6 role and you have shown you will be really sensible role models. Please think about whether you would be interested in putting your name forward for house captain this year :)
Have a lovely weekend x
A NEW SCHOOL YEAR...
Hello to the new 6D!
I am really excited to welcome you back to school on Monday and to begin our journey together :) I do hope you are all feeling ready to start a new year full of fun, excitement and lots of learning! I am sure we will spend next week really getting to know each other and how school will run this year, but a few things you will need to know before we start.
1. On Monday afternoons, Mr Johnson will be teaching you as this is when I have my English leader time.
2. Mr Johnson will teach you PE and Computing.
2. Monday will also be your PE day and you should come to school in your full PE kit- please make sure this is a sensible PE kit (black joggers and a white top!)
3. We are still expected to keep all windows and doors open so as the weeks get colder you may bring in an extra jumper/jacket to wear in the classroom.
4. Please ensure you have fresh water in school each day so we can keep hydrated and our brains ready to learn.
5. I am sure there is lots that I haven't mentioned so please remind me/ask me on Monday!!!
Enjoy the weekend and I really cannot wait to see you all,
Miss Drennan x