Welcome to Term 3
A happy and healthy New Year to you all!
Well… it is not the start to the term we were looking forward to or hoping for. As we begin 2021, we would like to say a big thank you to you all for your continued support as we begin our 3rd nationwide lockdown and home learning journey together. All we can say is… what would we do without zoom!
There will be daily introduction videos on the website to support your Literacy and Numeracy tasks, followed by a zoom meeting at 2pm for Falcon and 2.30pm for Kookaburra; you can also keep in touch with your class teacher via email, which you will find on the website too.
It is so important for us all to stay in contact and to support each other. We love seeing you via zoom and receiving your completed tasks… this is our ‘new normal’ for the moment. Hopefully, we will all be back together very soon in the classroom but until we are… take care and stay safe!
End of Term 2
How quickly time flies when you are having fun! It has been truly heart-warming to share the progress each of you have made during such a difficult time for us all. We are so proud of each and every one of you for your resilience when in isolation and your enthusiasm for learning… in school or at home.
On the website you will find a video of all the lovely activities we have participated in during the term - so, as we approach the holiday, the Year 6 team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Welcome to Term 2
After what turned out to be a very strange half term, we're back and ready to roll! Lockdown might be happening around us but that hasn't stopped Year 6 having a successful start to the new term. We are moving onto looking at Fractions in Maths and already they are showing us they are super capable and able to find fractions of amounts. In Literacy, we have started reading Holes by Louis Sachar which we've all seemed to really enjoy so far; we've also started watching the Disney adaptation alongside it to help us visualise the story! Everyone seems to really be engaged with the story so far and want to find out what will happen!
Just another big thank you to you for continuing to bring the children to school and allowing them to carry on with their learning and social development in these unprecedented times! We are truly having a wonderful year so far and we want nothing more than for that to continue!
End of Term 1
Well, what a term it's been! We have all settled into the 'new normal' brilliantly and have had an excellent start to Year 6. Some of you were even saying how fast it went! Well, you know what they say- time flies when you're having fun! It's been a lot of hard work, getting ourselves used to the expectations of Year 6 and having our homework booklets for the first time, but we have had fun along the way, including: making our own Viewers (inspired by our Literacy story), creating amazing pieces of art of American landmarks using pen and ink and having our Science lessons about the Human body and the heart- ending the term by looking at real pigs hearts! Our Spook-tacular last day of term also gave us a fright and we were so impressed with some of the amazing costumes!
We could not be prouder of the hard work and positive attitudes our Year 6's have shown this term and hope that they continue to show us that they are striving to be the best they can be! Also, those of you that completed the Kent Test amazed us with your resilience and stamina in what was a difficult set of questions. I hope you manage to get some well deserved rest over half term and come back refreshed and ready for the next term of what's turning out to be a hugely successful year! Stay safe; see you soon!
Welcome to Term 1
Welcome back to the new school year!
After such a long time off it’s a pleasure to be back at school surrounded by familiar faces- and smiley ones at that. How lucky are we to be doing our final year at Minster in the middle of a pandemic! It is a new era in Year 6 with new staff and our ‘new normal’, which we have all adapted to brilliantly so far.
This term we have begun looking at Black History during our first Topic lessons about Barack Obama, as well as being immersed in Gary Crew’s book: The Viewer, during our Literacy lessons about a curious boy who makes a mysterious discovery at the local dump. We have had a busy start to the year, having lots to do to see what we need to achieve this year after having such a long time away from the classroom.
Unfortunately, although we have not had the opportunity to see you all face to face considering the current circumstances, we are always able to be contacted via the school office or email and will be happy to hear from you. We know this year is going to be a successful one for everyone in Year 6 and we look forward to celebrating their last year at Minster with them ensuring they are ready for their next adventure in Secondary school.