Dear Parents and Carers,
As a bit of an exciting change this week, we were lucky enough to welcome the Life Bus to Year 6! Our sessions were based on our mental and physical wellbeing, looking at the different things that can influence us, and the choices that we make. We learnt lots of really interesting and important information, and we practised making the right decisions in role plays.
This week we have had a fantastic time writing our own animal poetry. Last week, we were inspired by Ted Hughes poems about nature and we brought our own to life this week. We focused on writing different moods in different stanzas and used some figurative language to describe them. In maths, we have continued to use our knowledge of multiplication and division to find common multiples, square numbers, cube numbers and how to solve problems using BIDMAS. We have used all of our knowledge of the four operations this week and applied it really well, producing some challenging work.
Continuing our knowledge of longitude and latitude in geography, we have summarised our learning this term ready to move on next term and complete our projects for the Muddy Trails Holiday Company. We think most of our travellers will enjoy their time in each location across America. In history, we have looked at the life of children during World War Two from countries all over the world, from both the Allies and the Axis. We discovered that it is important to look at different experiences and resources so that we can fully understand what happened. Finishing off science this term, we were lucky enough to make our own fossils. Our art has really developed this term; we were inspired by Matisse and have even begun sewing some art that looks similar to his artistic style. Our computing had a quick break from Scratch and we looked at how to use Microsoft TEAMs becoming confident in showing each other how to move between screens and post new items.
We hope you all have a fantastic and restful half term and we look forward to welcoming you back in November!
With best wishes,
Dr Tara Wilson
Miss Simpson, Miss Kish and Dr Wilson
Ms Goodacre, Mr Bollato, Mrs Cheeseman, Mrs Madhavan and Mr Phipps
Hello Berkshire 5,
My name is Dr Wilson and I am going to be your Year 6 teacher next academic year. I am very much looking forward to meeting you all in September, getting to know each of you as individuals, and having the opportunity to work with you, and to support your learning journey for what will be your final year in primary school. It is going to be a very exciting year with lots of fun and creative things to do as we work together to ensure that we are all ready for secondary school.
As some of you may know, I am new to Southborough Primary School. I have been a teacher for 23 years: for 18 of those years, I taught in a very large 3-form entry school in East London. I then worked abroad for 4 years, in an international school in Moscow. Last year, I moved very far north and taught in a very small primary school in Aberdeen, Scotland. I love being a teacher for many, many reasons! One reason is that I love having the opportunity to work as a team: to all work together, to share our learning together, and to solve problems together in order to be the very best that we can be! I believe passionately in a growth mindset, and in working towards a goal. The journey may not always be easy but I believe that the journey counts just as much as getting to the final destination. My promise to you as your class teacher next year is that I will be fair, supportive, compassionate, honest, and that you will be as ready for secondary school as you can possibly be. I am also looking forward to learning more about your hobbies. My hobbies include reading, playing musical instruments, cycling, climbing mountains and travelling.
I look forward to speaking to you all over the phone on Tuesday 21st July