What an incredible end to a busy half term! We have had lots of fun activities this week but Maugrims have also kept up their hard working attitude throughout the week.
We started with our World of Work Day where children came dressed up as their dream job and then and had the opportunity to meet people from a range of professions at the Careers Fair. The children gained an insight to their desired job. Maugrims found this very informative. We were so proud of the way that the children conducted themselves during this event and the sensible questions that they asked.
We have had special celebrations this week for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The children have been busy making and decorating crowns to wear during the Afternoon Tea event on Thursday afternoon. It is safe to say that we used our fair share of glitter and sequins!
On Friday, we completed a range of Jubilee maths activities and crafts before we enjoyed our dinner on the playground as part of our 'Street Party'. It was lovely to see all of the school enjoying their dinner together with their friends and lots of smiling faces to remember this special event!
We have had a busy but incredible half term so enjoy the holidays, have good fun and a good rest.
Miss. Harrison, Mrs. Wright & Mrs. Webb
Maugrims have had another great week , although this week has been slightly different as they have had a range of different experiences during their lessons. I was so impressed to see how they enjoyed learning all about Jazz music, they learned a very fast paced swing song and performed it to the rest of the class. The children then enjoyed learning all about Charles Darwin in our afternoon lessons.
This week the Maugrims have looked at Darwin's theory of natural selection and have worked on an investigation to understand its effects.
Each child became a bird with a different sized beak and had to use their beak to collect seeds in order to survive.
Each seed had a calorie value and the different birds needed a different n of amount of calories to survive.
The children really enjoyed the investigation and many of the birds successfully survived in their environment. Sadly, some species did become extinct.
Whether they survived or became extinct everyone had a great understanding of Darwin's theory.
This week has been a challenging one for our Year 6 children as they completed their SATS. They worked so incredibly hard throughout this week and showed great resilience! All members of staff who supported throughout this week commented on how brave and positive they all were. We are all so proud of you.
During the afternoon lessons, Maugrims used clay to create the model birds that they drew in a previous Art lesson. This required a lot of patience and attention to detail, which showed in their finished pieces as they were amazing!
To finish this week, Year 6 enjoyed their reward day which consisted of bowling, a trip to the park nearby and then finished off with a splash as they enjoyed swimming with their friends. As always, all children represented school perfectly whilst having fun at the same time.
A huge well done for this week! Keep up the hard work.
WOW! What a week we have had. Maugrims have blown us away this week with their mature attitude to their learning and have shown great resilience when working in Maths.
This week in English, we have been getting more familiar with tricky SPaG terminology such as relative clauses, subjunctive form and even changing sentences from the active to passive voice. Maugrims have taken on board all new learning and are pushing themselves further to use this in their writing.
In Maths, we have working with line graphs, pie charts and even started to calculate the ratio of a given amount of objects. A great deal of determination was shown throughout these lessons as they are difficult concepts.
In our afternoon lessons, we have started observational drawings of feathers which links to our new topic of 'Darwin's Delights', this required a lot of concentration and attention to detail. We have also been finding out about inspirational people from the past and modern day. This was then presented to the class and Maugrims then thought carefully about questions that they would ask if they had the chance to meet them. Some of these inspirational people were:
Martin Luther King Jnr
Sir Captain Tom Moore
Can you remember some of the interesting facts about the inspirational person that you researched?
Miss. Harrison, Mrs. Wright & Mrs. Webb.