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Week 1

We hope everyone had a fantastic half term break and enjoyed the fantastic weather towards the end. It has been a shame that this good weather hasn't continued in the first week! Nonetheless it is great to see all the children back and as enthusiastic as ever. 


It has been a slightly different week in terms of learning with St David's day on Tuesday and World Book Day taking centre stage on Thursday. It was so nice to see so many of the children dressing up and also bringing in their favourite books. We love seeing what the children love to read and it was a good opportunity to get some recommendations ourselves. In shared reading the children have been looking at answering questions based on a SATs text, Day of the Dodos. Often SATs texts can be a little dull but this fascinating fact file caught the children's attention with its range of information on the, 'silly bird.' The children got the chance to answer a range of questions and then to look at the marks schemes to see exactly what is expected of them. In English the children did some descriptive writing inspired by the dragon Smaug from  The Hobbit. They then completed a 'No More Masking' task which was handily based on a picture of a dragon. The children then write a book review based on their favourite book. In maths the children have revisited area and perimeter where they looked at a range of regular and irregular shapes and how they can estimate and find the perimeter and area. In geography we began our new local area topic by looking at two local rivers, Leam and Avon. We looked at maps and pictures and discussed the different way rivers can be used. In PE we began our new dance topic with some impressive shapes being thrown in the hall.


As well as the writing inspired by St David's Day the children in 5/6 also took part in our very own Eisteddfod. The children had the opportunity to display their artistic and performance with a range of instruments and dance routines on display. It was amazing to see the enthusiasm and dedication from the children. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! For World Book Day the children enjoyed watching the efforts of staff for the 'Masked Reader'. Please see a video below for some excellent work from the staff team. 


The class song this week (taking place on the new day of Wednesday) is Ditmas by Mumford & Sons. One of Mr Hawkins' favourite music videos and an absolute banger of a song. 




The 5/6B team

Mumford & Sons - Ditmas

The Masked Reader

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