We're the Cheetahs!
Welcome to our class!
We're fast-moving winners,
independent and smart.
We believe in ourselves
and go for it!
"Grab a chance and you
won't be sorry for a might-have-been."
We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea- Arthur Ransome
'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll
'A bomb blast...a chance encounter...her mother's coat.' This is all Olive can remember of the night her sister Sukie went missing. With London unsafe, Olive and her brother are evacuated to the Devonshire coast to stay with a mysterious lighthouse keeper. There, Olive must solve a mystery of her own: a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.
This book links to our World War Two topic work in history.
We had a fantastic day celebrating Comic Relief. We celebrated by wearing red and dressing as our favourite super heroes!
In Year 6 we had a fantastic World Book Day! Some of us dressed up as our favourite book characters. In the morning, we designed book tokens and watched some of our favourite authors, such as Katherine Rundell, in masterclasses! We enjoyed a book discussion with the Year 4 students, sharing our favourite novels with each other. We also made our own reading rivers, to reflect on what we read each day. From books to food menus, we found that reading opportunities are endless!
This week in we have celebrated Mental Health Week. We have reflected on this year's theme: Growing Together. We have shared our hobbies and skills; calming down strategies, as well as our worries and how we manage them. In PE we worked in teams to support each other when playing blind football. It was challenging, but great fun!
NSPCC Number Day 2022
Today we celebrated NSPCC Number Day 2022! The class have enjoyed a day full of maths fun! Year 6 focussed on the number 100, as it links with their current percentages topic. They solved puzzles involving spotting number patterns and sequences involving a 100 square. The children have also learned about the vital role of the NSPCC and have completed the ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ programme.
We enjoyed a unique lesson last week in history, where children brought in their own research about WW2. Many children shared stories about family members who were evacuated, or served in the war in some way. It was fascinating to look at photographs, ration books and medals, read letters and hear a range of information about their ancestors. Thank you to all of the parents who support the children's presentations; it was a fantastic way to celebrate the end of the topic!
In class, we have enjoyed getting ready for Christmas. We made a class Advent calendar: on each day in Advent a child reads out an act of kindness, a joke, and a treat for the class to enjoy (the child also takes home a sweet treat too!) In preparation for next year, we made 2022 calendars and included our goals and wishes for next year.
Odd Socks Day is a national event all about celebrating what makes someone unique. It's organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which is a group of organisations, charities and individuals who work together to try and stop bullying. In Cheetahs class, we celebrated our differences and talked about how amazing the world is because it is made up of a diverse and interesting community.
From the 18th to the 22nd October, Year 6 travelled to Cumbria to enjoy a weeklong residential trip at Castle Head. Both the children and adults all had an amazing week, full of challenges and a range of indoor and outdoor activities. From canoeing to hiking, examining curious creatures to climbing high ropes, night orienteering to raft building, the activities taught the children the importance of teamwork, resilience, enthusiasm and increased their appreciation of our natural world. Thank you to the team at Castle Head for providing such an exhilarating and fun outdoor classroom!
Recently we have been finding out about the important international conference called COP26 being held in Glasgow throughout the month of November. The class have learnt about the history and context of the conference and the actions countries can take to stop climate change. We have also looked at how we can all be climate leaders by making small everyday changes, such as switching lights off when we leave the room and using less paper in school.