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Miss Jones & Mrs Slusarczyk

Friday 11th October: Challenges

"I learn best when I challenge myself; it doesn't matter if it doesn't always go perfectly!"

Class Discussion: Why is Greta Thunberg significant?

  • How do you judge someone's significance?
  • How were Martin Luther King and Greta Thunberg similar?
  • Who do you think is more significant and why?

Home Learning

  • Maths: Mangahigh - complete the challenges set, how many medals can you win?
  • English: Share your spelling assessment with your family then use your revision guide pages and/or Spellingframe to practise any areas of weakness
  • Music: Research a different type of drumming - how is it different to djembe and where does it originate from?

A Taste of Our Learning

Significant Person Day - Greta Thunberg









Year 6 created these great biography projects to show what they learnt about Greta Thunberg and to reflect her historical signifcance. Interestingly, when debating her significance alongside that of other historical figures, Year 6 overwhelmingly argued her importance as they felt without her, our future is in jeopardy.








We had a great time at Thinksafe this week, working alongside Hampshire Fire & Rescue, the police, Dogs Trust, the RNLI, Southern Domestic Abuse Service and council litter enforcement officers. The children's knowledge and preconceptions were tested through variety of activities and role-play scenarios, which helped them to consider how they could best keep themselves, their families, pets and the environment safe. Can you remember what the fine is for taking a dog out without a collar and suitable name tag, or what the maximum penalty for arson is in this country?

World Faith & Philosophy                                                     Marvellous Maths

Conscience alley: Is ritual more important than prayer?
Paired puzzling in maths: can you make all of the pieces fit the puzzle?










House Captain Elections




Well done to all of the candidates in the House Captain elections today, you challenged yourselves and clearly presented some strong arguments for why you should be elected. Particular congratulations to the successful eight!

Fire Service Visit

Year 6 showed a good general knowledge of how to keep themselves safe from fire this week when they were visited by Hampshire Fire and Rescue. They had to assess the risk in various situations and justify their response. Some of the children were surprised to learn that the age of criminal responsibility is only 12 and that intentionally setting fire to something to cause harm or damage is arson. Through role play and discussion, they considered what they would do if they were a witness to such an event.

Singer Sargent Portraits

We began our unit on American artists this week by looking at some of the work Singer Sargent created. The children then had a go at 'filling in' the other half of a selected portrait with some excellent results!





Our Rights Respecting Charter

Setting the expectations

Welcome back! We have had a good couple of days settling into new routines and setting our expectations for the year ahead. The children have created a display to reflect their ideas of what will make them successful learners this year:

Use the links below to access useful websites:

Interactive Resources                        Mangahigh                          Scratch                      IXL                   

Our Awards

  • Arts Mark Gold
  • Music Mark
  • Offsted
  • RRSA Silver
  • Gold Sports Mark