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Autumn Term 2016

Welcome back!
We have a busy term ahead of us, with lots to look forward to including Macmillan Coffee afternoon, Keadby Olympics, a trip to Epworth and Robinwood. 

This half term our topics are 'Brainwaves' and 'The Holiday Show'. 
In Brainwaves we will be learning about ...
* Recent research into the brain and learning

* Different areas of the brain and how they function
* Different ways we learn
* How we can improve our learning and attitude to learning
* The importance of co-operation and global awareness


Our new topic is 'The Holiday Show'

We will be finding out about our responsibilities as tourists, and the impact that our choice of holiday and travel destination can have on the human and physical environment.

In Geography we’ll be finding out:

  • About a tourist attraction in our local area
  • About the role of our local Tourist Information Centre
  • How maps can give us tourist information
  • About tourism and its impact on regions, countries and cultures
  • How we can create an eco-friendly, sustainable holiday resort

    In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a history tour of our local area/host country

    In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to evaluate materials used to market holidays
  • How to create our own marketing materials to sell a holiday

    In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About music from different countries around the world

    In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • What makes a good global traveller

    How to create a welcome pack for our school/local area

As part of British Food Fortnight, Y5 and Y6 have been learning how to bake scones. They tatsed delicious!

This week we took part in the European day of languages at the Axholme Academy. We had a Spanish lesson, played French bingo and had a languages quiz. We performed a French playground rhyme to the other schools.


Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Y6 have been very busy preparing for our annual coffee afternoon. Under the watchful eye of Mrs Bottamley we baked a vast number of buns, cakes and scones (none of which we got to sample). 

A big thankyou to Miss Thomas, Mrs Rayment, Mrs Lovatt and Mrs Richards for their help in the afternoon; everyone who donated cakes and those who came to support us.

Thursday 6th October was National Poetry Day. We learnt the poem 'Autumn Leaves' by Helen Barclay and performed it in a special assembly. To see us and the rest of school in action, go to the Arts section of the website.

World Food Day

Each class were alllocated a country to learn about and also were given a box of ingredients to cook a dish from the place. Our Country was India, we made a delicious Chicken Korma.

As part of our Harvest celebrations, we learnt and performed a Harvest Rap.

Y6 have been thinking about what poppies symbolise to people all over the world. We researched WWI and what life was like in the trenches. After analysing and comparing a range of war poetry, we wrote our own poems using emotive language.
On Monday we had a great time using papier mache to create our own poppies. Mrs Daly has created a wonderful poppy display in the entrance, in the style of the poppies displayed at the Tower of London and Lincoln Castle.
Finally, on Friday we walked to the cenotaph and thought about all the people who have ever been killed or injured as a result of war.

This half term we will be reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. 
In maths we will be focusing on place value and written strategies for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

On our first week back we experienced what it was like to be a teacher! We had to teach a friend a new skill thinking about how we could teach in small steps and how people learn.


This week we have researched the brain and made our own TV programmes called 'The Brain Really is Amazing'.


On Tuesday 11th October we visited Epworth as part of our IPC topic. We had received a letter from the tourist board asking us to take part in their new initiative, this required us to be ‘mystery tourists’.

We went to the Wesley Methodist Chapel and The Old Rectory to learn about John Wesley and his family. Whilst in the Chapel we learned about herbal medicines and made our own, we also explored the Church and Ronnie even got to play the organ.

After lunch we went to The Old Rectory where we had a tour of the Wesley house, looked at the portraits of their lives and experienced being home schooled by Mrs Wesley.

Autumn in Bramblebank Wood

This week we have been poets, describing autumn in Bramblebank Wood. First we compared a range of autumn poems, including 'Ode to Autumn' by John Keats, looking at the language and structure.

Then we visited Bramblebank Wood; using the senses we created a list of adventurous words and phrases.
"The trees are bare and lonely without their friends." Harvey
"Leaves crunch beneath your feet, birds hunt for berries so sweet." Tiarni

"Birds tweet to the music of the wind." Summer
"Moss is a green coat warming the rocks." Billy-Rae
"Leaves change to look like old ladies/" Maisie



Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a charity project which helps others less fortunate than ourselves to have a Christmas present. The idea is to fill a shoe box with gifts and necessities such as small toys, school equipment and toiletries.

Over the last few weeks we have been collecting items for our class shoe box.

Today I went to wrap our box and was overwhelmed by how generous year 6 have been! A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Mrs Noble


This week we have been learning about Diwali. This is the Hindu festival of light which takes place each autumn. After reading the story of Rama and SIta, we created comic strips retelling the story. On Wednesday we worked with an artist to make our own clay divas. They look fabulous! Finally today (Friday) Ayhan's mum taught us some Bollywood dance routines.

The Holiday Show

Today we held our exit point in the hall. We invited our parents to come and look at our favourite piece of work.

Thank you to all of you who came.

This week in maths we have been reading scales and converting between different units of measurement. 

Today the children from Nursery joined us for our Advent Spiral.

"It made me feel cosy and warm." Harvey
"I felt like I could see Jesus in the flame." Rhys
"It made me think about my family." Cameron

"It made me happy and contented." Amber
"I felt warm inside and satisified." Elainna
"I felt calm." Thomas

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Making Christmas Wreaths for the Christmas Fair

Making our Christingles

We are currently working hard with Gary and Sam writing a song about St Oswald's church as part of our local history projest. Watch the clips below to see how we are getting on.

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