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ST. MARY'S C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Class 6

A few pics to keep you going until the show next week! We can't wait!

Chants of ' We've finished SATS' could be heard echoing around the school as we took the year 6 conga around playground!  A treasure hunt, a game of rounders and lots of fun for the rest of the day!  Well deserved year 6 - you are fabulous!

We've finished SATS!

Imberhorne visit - a joint maths lesson

15th April 2016

Celebrating our amazing maths investigation!
Rites of passage - a Jewish wedding
Honey sporting a Kippah
Mimi studying the bride's vows in a Jewish wedding

April 2016

Why does our classroom look like Halfords?
Ahh yes!  Its time for bikability!
We are safely learning to ride through the week.

Its nice to see the teachers are acting responsibly,

Thursday

Thursday 17th March

 

"Nobody's going in MY jacuzzi with a dirty swimming costume"  (Mrs O)

 

Non advisable things to do by the side of the pond:

Lean over with the school camera in your pocket (Mrs T) nb camera is now property of the fish.

 

Things we have discovered:

Other schools are trying to sing louder but we are still the loudest.

The pond is colder than it looks.

Bryan, Tegan and Hannah should win awards for falling in the pond most often.

The children are unfailingly kind and considerate to each other.

 

Room inspections took on a new meaning during this residential.  The girls have produced entertaining songs and plays, have folded their clothes and displayed their many accessories beautifully.  The boys...... haven't!!

 

We are fast running out of clothes (luckily we have a drying room for all those clothes that took a dip in the pond this morning)

We can eat an ENORMOUS meal and three hours later require another one!

 

The instructors are second to none here - forever joking and helping, and currently playing football with us outside.

 

Tonight we are off on a walk into Rue and then the prize giving for the room inspections will be announced - lets hope those swimming costumes are dry as the winners get to use the jacuzzi! 

 

look forward to seeing you on our return tomorrow

Mrs O Mrs N Mrs T

Wednesday

Wednesday 16th March

With a change in the weather today we were nearly blown off our feet as we explored The Somme.  The children showed a depth of knowledge and understanding and we were impressed with the respect they showed as they thought about those lives lost at The Somme.

Back at the Château this evening we have enjoyed ANOTHER hearty meal (two hot meals a day keeps our energy levels up!) and we have now warmed up and are enjoying an evening quiz. 

Tomorrow we have ordered sunshine again (we are hopeful!) and are looking forward to a full day of activities on site.

Bonsoir

Mrs N Mrs O Mrs T

Tuesday

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Things we have learnt today:

  • Mrs Taylor can break windows just by closing her bedroom door.
  • Class 6's survival skills knowledge is AMAZING!
  • It would not be good to upset some of our children - they are pretty good shots with rifles!
  • We now own some pretty cool 'bling' from the market!
  • Mrs Oulton pulls very strange faces when eating the children's sour sweets.
  • We sing louder than the other schools here!
  • We have acquired a taste for French bread.
  • Other schools don't seem to wear onesies to breakfast.

 

We're having a great time - the children are amazing and are keeping us well entertained.  We are all sleeping and eating well and are shortly off to 'camoflage and tracking', for which it is apparently essential to get dirty!

More news tomorrow if we can

Mrs O Mrs N Mrs T

The sun shone on us at Berck plage

France 2016!

 

Monday 14th March

 

We've arrived! Having been truly impressed with the double decker coach (it's Nott's County's team bus btw!), we followed the sunshine all the way to Rue.  We've sung our hearts out, skipped in the tunnel and rolled down sand dunes. Now safely at the Château we have marvelled at our rooms, most especially at the size of Mrs O's bathroom and are now enjoying Château Olympics on the lawn.  We've been well fed already and the children have impressed with their French.  Bonsoir

Mrs O  Mrs N and Mrs T

We held the chicks today - they are growing so fast!

We took our buddies to the Spring Fayre

An amazing video taken by Hannah 2.3.16

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What an amazing day we have had watching our chicks hatching.

Tuesday - 10 eggs ready to hatch -
Wednesday morning - we are parents!
4 times!
fluffing up
We watching this chick hatch at 2.30 on Wednesday
We keep falling asleep standing up!
Almost ready to move into our box.

Dance

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We have created this 'dragon' dance in PE.

We LOVE our new book corner!

24.2.16  There was an emergency in school today.  A poor defenseless egg had been callously dropped from the gym turntable.  Murder is suspected and the police have been called.  While they complete their investigations our job is to create a safe way for any other local eggs to make the journey from this great height. 

Look how we got on!

Another busy week - January 2016

We found that 10 cubed is 1,000!
Music making
Music making
Music making
Music making
Music making
Buddy reading
Buddy reading
Buddy reading
Buddy reading

Something has laid an egg in the school grounds! We are investigating!

Careful inspection
Researching the egg's identity
Packaging it safely off
measuring the circumference
weighing
handle with care!

Spring Term 2016

Happy New Year!

This term we have lots of exciting learning planned again.  Our topic 'Out of the Egg' should bring us some interesting finds (wait and see)! We have our residential trip to France to look forward to in March and no doubt the children will continue to delight us with their enthusiasm, effort and humour.  We look forward to a lot of hard work and great fun.  See you soon!

 

Class six led the way at our carol's by candlelight service - beautiful

Anti Bullying play

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Class 6 wrote and performed and filmed in this play (including two of the songs!) without any adult support. The whole school came to watch in an assembly to celebrate the end of anti-bullying week. AMAZING!

Evacuation Day - November 2015

Dressed up for 1942!
Spam sandwiches for the journey!
Making tea with our rations of tea leaves
playing traditional games

Bible Explorers

Imperial War Museum

Welcome to Class 6!

 

We've had a great, and very busy start to our term. Our topic, 'What if the Bomb Goes off?' has inspired us to learn about life during World War II.  We've built our own model Anderson shelters and have even made a larger one for the classroom!  We've had visitors into school and travelled up to the Imperial War Museum in London.  Learning about local history, and the bombings of East Grinstead during the War inspired us to write our own newspaper reports.  We've studied several texts and are really enjoying our class story, 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman.

 

The work this year is proving hard but its still great fun - we're always up for a challenge!  We are developing our 'Growth Mindsets' as we know there is always more to learn!

One of our favourite parts of the week is 'buddy time' when we work with our buddies from Class R.  We've done lots to help them settle into school.  

 

 

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