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Manawatu Class Blog - Year 6

All the world's a stage...

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SATs are finished (well done everyone) and we're back and ready for a new term of learning.  As part of our new learning theme 'all the world's a stage', we've begun auditions for the Year 5/6 play.  I won't tell you what it is yet, but can reveal it will be a must for any fans of football (or comedy, or history)!  Today also saw the class begin their 'fiver' challenges: the school will give each group £5 and they have to turn a profit within four weeks - will they manage it?  We're also looking at the history of mathematics and have begun to write persuasive texts based on the theme of looking after the oceans of the world.  So, all-in-all, a busy start to term 6!


Revision, revision, revision!

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With two weeks to go until the Year 6 SATS, Manawatu have been hard at work honing and improving their reading, GPS and maths skills.  I've been really impressed with everyone's positive, mature approach and their dedication and commitment to their learning.  Whilst SATs are important, it is worth remembering they are still only tests and that there is nothing to be gained from getting stressed about them. I'm sure everyone will 'try their best to be their best' (to quote our school motto) and that is all we ask of them.  On that note, we've met some new friends this week: Belonging Bear, Eager Elephant, Smart Squirrel and Trying Tortoise, our BEST animals.  I'm sure their going to act as inspirational mascots over the coming weeks!


Spring...at last?

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Well a week has passed and so far...no snow!  We've been learning about Viking and Saxon myths and legends this week and Manawatu have just finished some extraordinary pieces of writing based upon these.  I think we may have even improved upon the originals.  Today Mrs Fernie has had the class completing lots of tricky maths problems - when I popped into the classroom earlier, I could see a lot of good 'thinking faces' everywhere!  I can't wait to see even more decorated Easter eggs tomorrow and I hope the Easter Bunny will be good to everyone over the holidays (me included!).  Manawatu have worked really hard this term and I'm very proud of their achievements - they should be too! Happy holidays and fingers-crossed for some nice spring weather over the next few weeks.


Snow, science and sport!

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Term Four has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride so far. 'World Book Day' ended up turning into 'World Snow Day', but it was still fantastic to see so many great literary-inspired costumes - a big thank you to both parents and children for their support with this. Science Week was filled with some excellent experiments such as an egg drop with Mrs Fernie and some brilliant electricity workshops with Wellington School. Unfortunately very few of the eggs survived; it became more like a retelling of the story of Humpty Dumpty!

Next week is 'Sports Week'. I know that our PE co-ordinators have planned lots of exciting activities for our learners, including 'danceathons' and assault courses with the Army.  Let's hope the snow doesn't get too deep again!


Happy New Year!

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Well, we've only been back for a few weeks and Christmas already seems a distant memory!  Manawatu have been hard at work learning all about the language, history and culture of France; writing detailed guides about English grammar, spelling and punctuation; solving long division problems; and, most recently, practising some SATs-style questions.  It's been great learning about people's interests outside of school. We've had presentations about grandparents' medals and World War II; 'sock' animals and ninjas (!); flying machines and have even tasted some home-cooked French bread.  Next week, some us will be heading over to France. whilst those not going will be enjoying a couple of days of creative crafts, cooking and fun with Mrs Huggins. What a start to Term 3!