Thursday, 20 July 2017

Year 6 Meet the Teacher

This morning, the Year 5 pupils met their new teachers for Year 6: Miss Chau and Mr Light. The children discovered the rules and expectations of Year 6 as well as the trips and rewards that they will earn over the course of the year. Both classes worked on their team building skills by participating in a challenge to build the tallest structure using spaghetti, marshmallows and jelly babies. 

I felt excited when I found out who my teacher was and I really enjoyed working as team to build the structure as it was so fun! 
Jack Eve

Monday, 17 July 2017

Year 5 Secondary Transfer Meeting

We are delighted to offer a Year 5 secondary transfer meeting providing information regarding the different schools available and how to apply. We hope to see many of you there. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Year 5 Fiver Challenge sale: open for business 9.15am tomorrow!

Year 5 have been working extremely hard on their mini businesses over the last few weeks, designing and making products and creating packaging and advertising materials. We are very excited to announce that tomorrow morning at 9.15am they will begin trading! The sale will run until approximately 11.30am.

Products available to purchase include: bookmarks, slime, tie-dyed socks, loom bands, hand painted decorative balls, keyrings, bath bombs and stress balls. The products are priced between 50p and £3, with lots of special offers and multi-buys also available. If you are able to, please provide your child with some change to purchase some items. 

Tea, coffee and squash will be provided so feel free to pop in and support the Year 5's and their new business ventures.  Entry is free and all parents, carers, family and friends are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! 

If you would like to attend at the same time as your child, please see the class timetable below.

Year 6: Changes and Relationships

A letter went home this evening regarding the 'Changes and Relationships' talk which the Year 6 team will be delivering as part of the National Curriculum. Please let us know if you do not wish for your child to take part.

Please see below the link so parents can view the video contents before the children see it next week.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Year 5 Fiver Challenge sale - Friday 14th July

Over the past few weeks, Year 5 have been participating in the Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge. Young Enterprise is the UK's leading enterprise and financial education charity, helping young people to develop the skills they need for life and work.

Pupils were pledged £5 and given one month to set up a mini business to create a product they could sell at a profit and engage with their local community. The children have been working extremely hard to hand-craft their products and create packaging and advertising materials, and we are very excited to say that the time is nearly here for them to open for business!

There are a range of products available to purchase, including

- bookmarks
- slime 
- tie-dyed socks
- loom bands
- hand painted decorative balls
- keyrings
- bath bombs
- stress balls

Products are priced between 50p and £3, with lots of special offers and multi-buys also available.

The Fiver Challenge sale will take place on Friday 14th July, between 9.15am and 11.30am.

Entry is free and all parents, carers, family and friends are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there! 

A Quest for Arthur

The Year 6 pupils are very much looking forward to performing their play- A Quest for Arthur- on Tuesday 18th July at 9am for their parents and carers in the hall. We promise that there will be dragons, knights, a very special sword and singing! Tickets have been given to children but please come and see Mr Light and Miss Chau if you would like some. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Year 5 Spellings W/B 10.07.17

Below are the Year 5 Spellings for this week.

Students are expected to practice their spellings for 15 minutes per day as well as practice their times tables and read at home. Children are encouraged to search for the definitions of the words and use them in sentences in order to gain merits for their trackers.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Year 6 Celebration Evening

Tomorrow (Tuesday 11th July) is the Year 6 Celebration Evening. It will commence at 5.30pm in the New Hall and we hope to see as many of you there as possible to share the children's achievements, legacy, memories and their hopes and dreams for the future.

There will be a BBQ after school for the children and they will be able to change into their own clothes for the event. Light snacks and squash will be provided for guests during the event.

See you there!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Year 6 Junior Citizenship Trip

Today, the Year 6 pupils attended the Junior Citizenship experience and met people from the police, the fire brigade, Havering Safer Transport, Transport for London and many others. The pupils were put into groups and visited different scenarios hosted by various agencies on a carousel. 

We met the Royal Lifeboat Rescue Service and the man explained to us about the dangers of currents
and tides when in the water. We learned that we should never enter water alone and that if we are struggling, we should try and stay still and shout 'help'.
Charlie, Redwood 

Representatives from litter enforcement were present today to ensure that pupils were aware of the terrible effects of rubbish on animals. 80% of children in our year group stated that they had seen the effects of litter on local wildlife. 

We were very lucky to hear all about how to stay safe while travelling, an important thing to remember as our pupils move up to secondary school. Transport for London brought along a replica tube station so the children could practise safely waiting on a platform and using their zip cards. They also discovered how to stay safe on buses and what to do if they ever see an unattended bag. 

It was good to learn that on a train platform, you must stay back from the yellow line. The ideal guideline is your height and a step back! If you fall onto the tracks, you could become paralysed from the high voltage so it is not worth taking the risk. 
Brandon, Redwood 

The teams collected points for behaviour, listening skills and retention of knowledge and all scored at least 87 points out of a possible 90. 

Overall, a fantastic trip which allowed our children to learn life skills and to experience real-life situations which may arise in the future. 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Year 6 Maths Party

This Friday is the Year 6 maths party and we would be delighted for parents to attend. It will be held at 9.15am in the hall and a raffle will take place for a lucky family to win a prize!

Research has shown that 'if parents engage with their child's education, the attainment of the child will increase by 15% no matter what the social background of the family'. 

We hope to see as many of you there as possible for a fun hour of rock star times table, a quick crash course on the bar method and other games.