Saturday, 29 March 2014

The end of another very busy week in year 6.

A big thank you to all of the parents who came to see us at consultations this week. It was lovely to be able to see so many of you and pass on in our words how pleased we are with your children's hard work this year.

This last week finished with our trip to Harry Potter Studios- a great day out for all involved; adults and children alike.

Whilst we were aware that some of the children had visited the studios before, for many it was their first time and the looks on their faces and the comments overheard certainly made it a worthwhile event. We were lucky to tie our visit in with the second anniversary of the opening of the attraction to the public and so alongside all the usual displays and activities was the opportunity to meet and talk to the graphics team who had worked in the films- these talented people had been involved in the design of many of the props for the films. Some of the guides went that extra mile and talked us through particular scenes and how each set was used  and adapted as the actors grew up in both size and age throughout the films.
Did you know that the four poster beds in the Gryffindor dormitory had to be cut and extended on several occasions as Harry, Ron and Neville grew. Despite these alterations they were never filmed lying in bed by the time the last few films were recorded; sitting on the bed, leaning on the bed, but never asleep in bed because they simply didn't fit anymore and the overall size of the set was too small to take bigger beds!
It was the extra details that made the difference to our experience as we went round yesterday.
A fantastic day for everyone and we hope that your children came home and told you all about it without spoiling the magic if you haven't already been!

As we move into our final week of the spring term- no the pace does not slow down- we look forward to the year 5 and 6 gym display, certainly one of my favourite events of the year.

Let's hope the sun continues to shine over the weekend, throughout the next week and on into the holidays.

The year 6 team.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Last week finished with many of year 6 participating in their last ever Eisteddfod- what an amazing group of talented children we have at Crabtree. If any parents were lucky enough to be able to watch their off spring I am sure that you will agree that it cetainly was a memorable sight.
If any children still have display items in school could you please prompt your children to collect them and take them home.

This week we have lots to look forward to starting tomorrow with the next round of the indoor athletics and, in the afternoon, the district netball ralley. We wish all of our competitors the very best of luck and look forward to hearing the outcomes of both events.

As the week progresses we will be working hard in school to prepare for our last ever year group assembly. We hope that many of you will be able to share the experience on Friday morning.

This week also sees year 6 facing their second round of assessments this term so we can check both on progress and any tweaking we need to cover before the main SATs tests next term. We do try to keep these as low key as possible and stress to the children that it is their opportunity to show us what they can do and how well they can do it! Please help us by ensuring children are in school on time each morning and, where at all possible, not going out for appointments in the morning.

Next week we hope to see many of you at our termly consultations- the times for these will be sent out shortly.

Looking forward to Friday and an entertaining assembly,

The Year 6 Team

Monday, 3 March 2014

BBC Revisewise: Addition and Subtraction

Have a go at this addition and subtraction game from BBC revisewise.  How quickly can you complete it?