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Congratulations to Year 6, who have made a very positive start to their final year at Wrenbury. We have spent time considering what it means to be in Y6, how we are going to make the most of this year and what are aspirations are.

This is what we came up with for being in Y6:

  • Having a positive attitude and being self-motivated to do your very best.
  • Being organised (having everything you need in school on the right day eg PE kit)
  • Be punctual — being in school between 8.45 and 8.55am ready to start the day promptly.
  • Attending school as much as possible (most of you have excellent attendance — keep it up!)
  • Being focussed in class on your own learning and letting others learn too
  • Listening to and acting on the advice the teachers give you to help you improve your work
  • Doing MORE than the minimum needed and challenging yourself
  • Not giving up when the learning seems tricky...it is not that you 'can't do it'...you 'can't do it YET!' It is about
    building your resilience and being able to persevere and we're here to help you with new strategies and
    support when things seem really tricky.
  • Doing your homework to the best of your ability and putting in extra time to over-learn important things
    like maths facts, spelling rules and grammar terms.
  • Reading daily and for longer. Reading a wide range of literature — a balanced diet of fiction, non-fiction and
    poetry. Try to speed up your reading pace.
  • Being a fantastic role model to the younger year groups
  • Taking on responsibilities in our new School Parliament as a member of one of the following: The
    Environment Agency, Education Committee, Sport and Health Committee, Community and Charity
    Committee

    We have welcomed Jasmine and William to the class and are enjoying getting to know them and we have spent time working in different groupings.

    The children are already proving to be wonderful role models across school and great buddies to our new starters. They spent some time in Base 1 on Thursday reading with their buddies and our Year 1s enjoyed reading with Jasmine, William and Heather.

    This week, we have started our base-lines in Maths and SPAG. I have been impressed with the children's attitude to them. In between these, we have focussed on our inferential reading, delving deeper in to a text, asking questions and clarifying the meaning we are gleaning from the written word.

    We enjoyed Friday afternoon outside, welcoming Mrs Davies into school to teach us the Japanese art form 'Hapa Zome' or 'leaf bashing' as we fondly called it. The results so far have been really lovely.

    We have also prepared the school garden and cleared and cleaned the greenhouse ready to hand over the raised beds to Bases 1-4 to grow their own vegetables and flowers. Y6 are going to be responsible for the greenhouse and the other areas of the school garden. We'll be planting spring bulbs shortly!

    We have drawn some super drawings of leaves, looking closely at their shape, size and texture and using our pencils lightly to sensitively record what we could see and have started to carefully water-colour them before we add black ink lines to enhance them. This is the introduction to the work we will be doing on grouping and classifying in the next few weeks in science.

    This year, we have a School Parliament rather than a School Council. If you look at People — Our Children — you will be able to read all about our School Parliament. The Y6's have written their own introductions to our four committees: Environment Agency; Sport and Health; Education and Community and Charities. We will have finished uploading information to the page by the end of the week. We have introduced ourselves and our roles to the rest of the school in Friday's Y6 assembly.

    Next week, we continue with some base-lining assessments in reading and writing and completing our maths assessments. We also start to read our class story 'Wolf Brother' as part of our whole school theme this term: Into the forest.

    An exciting term is planned for Y6; do read more about Base 5 /Year 6 on our page in the Our Classes section of the website.

    The Y6 class newsletter is attached for information or go to the menu bar — SCHOOL — and scroll down to Our Classes — Base 5 for the information.

    Until next week,
    Mrs Cador

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