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World Book Week and a Wow Starter! (06.03.2020)

We have had a fantastic World Book Week at Broadmeadow! We've had parents in the classrooms, an incredible production in the hall, all sorts of book characters appearing in the corridors on Thursday, and children from the Infants sharing stories with Year 5 and 6. 

And in the middle of all of that, 6H have managed to find time to start their new topic, Darwin's Delights, with a fantastic session using clay to recreate fossils (although you'll have to wait until next week for the final reveals as they are still drying out!)

We were lucky enough to get to hold a real fossil, brought in by a member of our class, whose step-dad unearthed the possible prehistoric fossil whilst working on a building site! 


Have a great weekend!
Miss Harris. :)

Welcome back! 28.02.2020

Welcome back! 
And, I can hardly believe it, I’ve already had some amazing homework for our upcoming topic Darwin’s Delights (I can’t wait to get started on that next week - prepare to get a bit messy on Tuesday!)
We’ve really hit the ground running in Year 6, working hard on our own enquiries about how electricity works and the effects different components have in a circuit. We have planned, carried out, and evaluated our enquiries over the last few days. 
In Jigsaw, we have started our new piece - Healthy Me. We began today by discussing some of the responsibilities we have towards ourselves and at home, as well as thinking about some of the things that can have an impact on our health. 
Don’t forget, next week we are celebrating World Book Day all week! Lots of fun events happening throughout the week and, of course, dressing up as a character from a book on Thursday!

Have a great weekend.

Miss Harris 😁

Happy Half Term! (14.02.2020)

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We've made it! Half term is here! And, wow, have we earned a break! This week, my English group have planned, drafted and written fantastic short narratives, thinking carefully about how word choice affects the atmosphere of a piece. Our Maths learning has concentrated on angles - the angles around a point add up to...? And we have been getting to grips with circuits in our Science lessons, considering the effect changing the voltage in a circuit has on the components. 

We have also celebrated our Homework Stars (which was quite a tricky task to choose!) who have been busy creating really imaginative artwork and a truly incredible life-jacket full of gizmos and accessories to help a refugee on their dangerous journey across the sea.


In 6H today, we have set up a buddy system. Each child has chosen a name at random, and will be that person's secret buddy. Their job is to make that person feel happier by completing random acts of (secret) kindness. That might be a little note with kind words on, doing a good deed such as helping them find their pencil case, or even just opening the door and smiling at them. Whatever it is, we want 6H to be a place where everybody feels valued, and everybody is treated kindly. So get your thinking cap on over half term, guys, what can you do that will make somebody else smile?


Have a great half term!
Miss Harris :)

For our No Pens Day, we spent time reading, discussing and reciting a poem called “Home Was Your Refuge, Now They Call You A Refugee”. This moving poem reflects on how life changes for people who are forced to flee their homes. My English group were incredibly mature in their response to the poem, and did a fantastic job of learning verses in their groups to perform in front of the class. Well done!


Our Science work is all about electricity, and this week we have been thinking about what a circuit needs and how a circuit might be affected when we add more components. 

Have a great weekend!

See you on Monday. 😊

A musical afternoon (31.01.2020)

We had a noisy afternoon on Tuesday, recreating the story of a refugee’s journey to safety through music. We thought about the most appropriate instrument to express the part of the journey we were on, and how we could play this in different ways to create a sense of tension or to build emotion within a short piece of music. We had some very imaginative ways of showing a perilous journey over the sea, as well as a very calming change in tempo to recreate the welcoming waves lapping on a shore. 

Feeling Proud! 24.01.2020

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Well done, 6H, for your fantastic lining up at lunchtimes. You have impressed the lunchtime supervisors so much that Rosie has come to stay in our room! I’ve been having great feedback from other members of staff about what super role models you are being in assembly and around school, too - keep it up!


A huge thank you to everybody who made it to our Inspire Maths Workshop on Thursday. It was a great opportunity for parents to see exactly what we do and I know a lot of parents were really impressed with the super mathematicians we have in Year 6!


A letter came home last night with details of the SATS revision books that we are, once again, opening orders for. The bundle of 5 books is available at the heavily discounted price of £12.50 - payable on our School Money site. The closing date for orders is Friday 7th February. The children who ordered them before Christmas are already finding them incredibly useful, so they’re definitely worth considering! Any questions, please ask!


Have a great weekend!

See you on Monday. 
Miss Harris 😊

Year 6 had a fantastic day at RAF Cosford on Wednesday. We experienced a real community Anderson Shelter, had chance to try on replica gas marks and authentic WWII uniforms, and had chance to explore some amazing WWII artifacts. And that's not even mentioning all of the different military planes and vehicles, weaponry and missiles that we saw in the hangars! I'm sure all of 6H would agree, it was an incredible way to really consolidate our learning about WWII and help us as we move on with our learning about modern conflict and the impact it has.


Well done to everybody for being really sensible and mature throughout the day!

Miss Harris :)

Welcome back! 10.01.2020

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It has been wonderful to see so many enthusiastic, happy faces come back after the Christmas break. I hope you have all recharged your batteries ready for a busy half term!


A few important dates for your diaries:
Wednesday 15th January - Year 6 trip to RAF Cosford.
Still a few payments and/or consent forms outstanding, please can I have those on Monday morning? Children will need to wear school uniform and, unless a lunch has been requested from the kitchens at school, will need a packed lunch on the day. Please ensure your child brings drinks (nothing fizzy!), and a coat as the plane hangers can get a little chilly on cold days!

Thursday 23rd January - Maths Inspire Workshop (9am - approx 10.20am)
Further details to follow for this one!


Homework grids have come home today, with lots of nice activities to have a go at. Please remember, you are expected to complete activities to earn 10 stars before 7th February. Since the revamp of the Library, we have had a whole new selection of amazing books stocked in our Book Corner, which you have been able to choose your reading books from, so get stuck in to your books this weekend, and remember to ask a parent to sign your reading diaries!


Have a great weekend,

See you all on Monday!

Miss Harris :)

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌβ˜ƒοΈ

After a fun-filled week, we've made it to half term! This week, we've had Timestables Mastermind, Christmas crafts, our Christmas party, an amazing panto and a fun afternoon of toys and games. What a way to finish our Autumn term!

Have a fantastic Christmas, enjoy spending time with the people you love, and will see you all in 2020!


Miss Harris πŸŽ„πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ…πŸΌ

No Pens Day (06.12.19)


We had great fun this afternoon playing lots of circle games; I think my favourite was Conductor, even if some of our conductors were a little bit too energetic for me to keep up with!


Well done on a fab rehearsal this morning, Year 6. Please do remember to bring in something sparkly next week - if you're really stuck, a bit of tinsel will do to make you shine like superstars! Please also remember reply slips for performance tickets and trip letters!


Have a great weekend,

Miss Harris πŸ˜„

Check out some of our incredible homework! (29.11.19)

With the deadline for this half term's homework fast approaching (Friday 13th December, in case you had forgotten!), I thought it would be lovely to share some of the fantastic homework we have already had in. I always get amazing pieces of homework, but this half term I have been especially impressed with the artistic talents of 6H - well done! Remember, guys, it is expected that you collect at least 10 stars each half term. If you have misplaced your homework grid, I do have some spare copies, or there is a digital copy available on the school website.


Have a great weekend.

See you on Monday.


Miss Harris :)

Tree Planting (19.11.19)

After being rained off last week, today 6H finally got chance to plant our trees on the field. Although the soil was a little wetter than we would have liked, we still managed to get the last of our saplings safely planted. Now we wait with bated breath for the Broadmeadow Forest to grow!

Anti-Bullying Week (15.11.19)

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This week has been Anti-Bullying Week and we have shown our support for this on Tuesday by wearing odd socks to show that being different is not a bad thing - in fact, it's exactly what makes us unique and individual! We also took part in a workshop led by the ladies from Malachi, where we thought about what we could do to stop bullying in school. We talked about red actions and words (those things that are hurtful and unkind) and how we should replace them with green actions and words (positive, helpful things that make our school such a fantastic place to be). Year 6 were incredibly mature and sensible throughout our workshop, and I think there was a lot that we have learnt that we can take forward to really make this year our best year at Broadmeadow!


A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Inspire Workshop on Thursday - the children loved getting a chance to show off what they can do, and I know lots of parents found it really useful to get a glimpse of exactly what is expected of our children in their SATs. You are still able to order the bundles of revision books on our School Money website; if you aren't sure which bundle to go for, please come and catch one of us.


I have had lots of requests for copies of our homework grid and I will get some more printed out, I promise! In the meantime, I have put a digital copy on here. We have already had some amazing model Anderson shelters, and fantastic letters from evacuees. Please keep bringing it in!


Have a great weekend!
See you all on Monday.

Miss Harris smiley

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A Fab Start To Our New Topic! (08.11.19)

Year 6 started our 'Conflict Part 1: A Child's War' topic by watching the moving, sometimes heart-wrenching, story of Goodnight Mr Tom. The film, set during World War II, follows young William as he is evacuated from London. It gave us a glimpse into what life as an evacuee was like during the war, and got us thinking about the impact of war on the home-front.


Our English lessons have been focussed around our new key text - Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Although we are only just getting into the book, we have already used it as a stimulus for creating some incredibly high-level writing, thinking carefully about word choice and sentence structure. We know Bruno is not exactly a fan of the new house at 'Out-With' but I wonder where his adventures will lead him...


Have a great weekend!
See you on Monday.

Miss Harris smiley

Beating Hearts Fab Finish Quiz 22.10.19


This afternoon, we held a Year 6 house quiz where children worked together to answer in three challenging rounds: multiple choice subject knowledge, TV & Film and Music. Teams were also able to earn bonus points for great team-work and cooperation, and for making great behaviour choices. The winning team got a dip in the prize box, along with a number of individuals who stood out as being fantastic team players and role models.


Well done Year 6, it was a great way to finish our current topic. 

I can't wait to see what fun our next topic brings!


Miss Harris 😊

WOW WOW WOW! 18.10.19


Oh my goodness me, 6H you were absolutely incredible this morning - what a brilliant Harvest Festival assembly! Incredible prop-makers; phenomenal song-writers; children willing to stand in at the very last minute and take on pretty big roles with half an hour’s notice - you should all be so proud of yourselves. 

And it was all in aid of a very worthwhile charity food-bank, so a massive ‘thank you’ to everybody who managed to bring in a food donation. I know when B30 Food bank come to collect it on Monday, they will be as thrilled as I am. You are helping to support members of our local community who are finding things a little difficult and I’ve no doubt they are incredibly grateful for your generosity. 


Have a great weekend, see you all on Monday for the last week of this half term. 

Miss Harris 😊

What a week! 10.10.19


I can’t wait to see all of the fantastic photos from Kingswood. I caught up briefly with Mrs Hankinson and Mr Barton, who sang the praises of everybody that went!


The children who stayed at school have been busy creating art inspired by the Pop Art movement, and have certainly brightened up our cloak room with their incredible self-portraits. Can you work out who’s who?

National Poetry Day 2019 - 03.10.19


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day, we watched poets performing pieces all with the theme of Truth. Although, 'truth be told', we did get a little side-tracked and ended up watching some hilarious poetry by Michael Rosen and some incredibly moving poetry by a man who I think might be my new favourite poet - Tony Walsh.

We really felt the difference when listening to poetry being performed, compared to just reading it from a book. The words came alive and more than a few children talked about feeling goosebumps, being really touched by the words of the poems.

I overhead one child say it was, and I quote, "The best English lesson ever!" and I think I might have to agree!


Miss Harris smiley


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We have had a busy week in Year 6 (nothing new there!)

In Maths, we have been looking at division, recapping bus stop division and moving on to long and short division by two-digit numbers. I was so impressed with how everybody persevered and tried their best! Well done!

Our hard work has also paid off in English this week. After planning and drafting, today was the day that we wrote our diary entries from the perspective of a character from our book, Pig Heart Boy. Everybody has shown a fantastic understanding of the character they have written as - it's like the character themselves was sat in my classroom telling me about their day!


A quick reminder that we do ask, even in Year 6, that children read at home to a parent or responsible adult a few times each week. Children can record this is their reading records, and we ask that you just sign to confirm. It's really important for their own writing, and to develop their vocabulary, but also just so they understand the value and enjoyment in a good book!


Have a great weekend,

See you all on Monday!
Miss Harris :)

Another great week in 6H!

We have continued learning about our hearts this week, and have spent time researching the ways in which smoking and drinking alcohol can effect our health. Working in groups, we put together short presentations and made leaflets and posters to accompany them.


Our morning group have been looking at a news article about Count Scarpa, a rich Brazillian man, who decided to bury his very expensive car so that he could enjoy it in the afterlife. But all was not as it seemed, as Count Scarpa was actually making a point about the importance of organ donation. Our Guided Reading session became slightly more philosophical as we considered the impact of his stunt, and also the value of the message he was trying to convey.


Have a great weekend!
Miss Harris. smiley

This week, we have continued our learning about the human heart by thinking about what our blood is actually made from. To help us with this, we made a model of human blood using water, food colouring, cheerios, marshmallows, salt and pom poms. I wonder if anybody can explain to their family what each thing represented?πŸ€”


Miss Harris ☺️



Welcome to Year 6!


We have had a fantastic start to Year 6, I have been so impressed with everybody's mature, hard-working attitudes this week. 


As you may already know, children work in three groups for English and Maths, and they are doing a great job of getting used to where they need to be and when. My morning group have brought home spellings, looking at different rules for changing singular nouns into plurals. Please make sure you learn these rules because you will be tested on the 5 spellings you have taken home AND 5 unseen spellings that follow the same rules.


We are continuing with our Homework Grids this year, and I am excited to see all the wonderful activities you choose to complete from them at home. Remember, you need to earn a minimum of 10 stars by completing different tasks on the grid. Children did bring home a copy of the grid today, but if anybody has misplaced theirs, they are available on the school website or I have spare copies!


A quick reminder that PE is on a Wednesday. Whilst the weather is still reasonable (touch wood!) we will be going outside if we possibly can, so please make sure you have suitable footwear for outdoor and indoor PE.


Although it has been a busy week of testing and getting used to new routines, we have found time for a bit of fun! Check out the photographs below of my morning group getting up and active as we practiced our times tables with Super Movers! 


Have a great weekend, guys!
See you all on Monday.

Miss Harris :) 

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