Rebel Writing

What an exciting weeks it’s been! We were so delighted to welcome highly-esteemed poet Matt Goodfellow into school. We have absolutely loved reading his book  ‘The Final Year’...

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What an exciting weeks it’s been!

We were so delighted to welcome highly-esteemed poet Matt Goodfellow into school. We have absolutely loved reading his book  ‘The Final Year’ this half term and we were thrilled to be able to hear the story behind the book. Matt shared candidly about his own story which was inspiring and encouraging in equal measure.

Matt described poetry as ‘rebel writing’ – an opportunity to throw out the typical rules of writing expected from Year 6 children and really write from your heart. We have been so impressed by how the children have embraced this and have been blown away by the poems produced. Some have led us to tears! Well done everyone.

In Maths this week, we have dived into algebra:Sp1W5 Algebra

Our spellings for the week have been looking at the prefix -re. Can you remember the two rules for when to use a hyphen ? Make a list of all the words with -re at the beginning e.g. replay and assess whether they will need a hyphen.

Ahead of Shakespeare next week, we were also treated to a brilliantly engaging performance of Henry V.

We ended the week with an insightful talk by one of our Year 6 parents, who shared with us our expertise on WW1 and the fascinating research he is working on, documenting the soldiers who were gravely wounded and killed from Germany between 1915-1918. Thank you Dr Litvine!

Next week

We are really looking forward to immersing ourselves in A Midsummer Night’s Dream next week and are particularly looking forward to our whole school banquet next Friday…preparations have already begun and a buzz is in the air!

Don’t forget that Family Friday is taking place next Friday 16th February (2:30-3:15). We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate all of the wonderful learning this half term.

Happy weekend everyone.