Wednesday and Friday
School start time: 8:45
School finish time: 3:00
Please drop your child off at the KS2 Entrance (the green gate, to the left of the building when facing the school.)
Please collect your child from the playground by the KS2 Entrance gate.
When collecting your child, please ensure that:
o You are adhering to 2m social distancing rules
o You cover your face with an appropriate face mask
o You spend as little time as possible on the school grounds and ensure that your children are stay with you.
This term we welcomed back our friends from lockdown. It has been great to have everyone back in the class and we have been very busy getting back up to speed with life in school.
This term, we began by investigated the effects of the Cocoa bean industry on the workers in the factories across the world. This led us to a passionate realisation that, even though it generates a lot of money for the countries, the farmers themselves do not earn a fair price for their cocoa - some of which employ child workers as it is all they can afford. From this, we decided to set ourselves a lenten mission of raising money for the farmers by designing chocolate bars and selling them to raise funds for CAFOD. In addition, we only used Fair Trade ingredients in order to ensure we supported their cause also.
In order to be successful, we thought about our target market, completed market research, designed our packaging, planned the recipes and calculated the finances, all before making, marketing and selling our products. We are so pleased with the results and we managed to raise £68.50 profit! Thank you to everyone who helped us and supported our mission! In our little way, we made a difference - 'Blessed are those who are persecuted'
Elsewhere in in the curriculum, we enjoyed the teachings of the IMPACT project from Up and Under Sports. Mrs Lewis taught us about the importance of being ourselves and developing positive relationships throughout our lives. She even invited Dan (the Captain of the Bristol Flyers) to come and talk about his life and to spread a bit of positivity - which we all need in our lives!
Our Home Learning Offer for children that are isolating can be found on Google Classroom:
Please let the office know if you have problems logging onto your accounts. Helpful videos of how to access the Year 6 Google Classroom can be found on the Covid information page of the school website.
It is wonderful to have everyone back in school and enjoying learning together again. After having had time to settle back in to school life, we have hit the ground running with our learning. In English, we will be focusing our attention towards the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be exploring what it is to exist in the world that we live in and using a range of techniques such as poetry and narrative to explore our thoughts and feelings on this matter. Furthermore, in maths, we will be looking at place value and how digits, numbers, decimals and value all work in relation to each other. This will be a perfect opportunity to the children to refine and rediscover their love of mathematical thinking, setting them up with a solid foundation for the year ahead.