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Wow! What a fantastic first race of the school year!
Not only did 3 teams finish ahead of Mr. Hurdman, they also finished ahead of ‘The Stig’!
Check out the class championship when it goes up on the display after lunch tomorrow.
Mr. Hurdman (who is now rather grumpy)
The votes are in and have been counted (and recounted – it was very close!)
The Y6 School Councillors have already been announced – congratulations to HM and LC!
The Team Captains this year are as follows:
Blue: TC, EW
Green: JJ, AG
Yellow: AK, JF
Red: SF, EM
All the votes for the girls were recounted TWICE as the results were so close. Everyone received more than one vote too. This means that someone other than yourself voted for you!
We have the JRSO vote to fit in tomorrow. PCSO Jayne will be dealing with the Junior Police Cadet role when she visits us in the near future.
The 2014/2015 season got off to a superb start courtesy of last year’s Y6 class achieving a superb 2nd place finish in the ‘Summer Madness’ KS2 v KS3 v KS4 race. What can the current bunch of racers achieve? It won’t be long until we find out – just under 52 days in fact!
This year’s Y6 class have increased competition for the class championship. Not only do they face the prospect of a fired-up Mr. Hurdman, determined to regain his title, but they will also be battling against a mystery driver.
Some say he has previous experience of competing in the National Final and, that if you dim the lights and squint a little, he starts to resemble a much younger version of one of the teachers at Burgh School. All we know is he’s called The Stig!
Everyone in Y6 this year is now set up on ‘Sumdog’. This is a great free, safe website which enables users to practise their mental mathematics skills. The site is ‘adaptive’ which means that the questions should eventually get a little trickier the more you get right. It can also be tailored to remove some of the trickier or more straightforward questions too. Even if some questions are straightforward though, the focus is on speed and accuracy as users compete against other users from around the world!
Logins should be given out on Monday which enable users to access the free content from home and in school.
Last year’s Y6 were very keen (and mathematically superb) users of the site. Indeed in both the Spring and Summer contests they were crowned daily winners, Jack H. was a Spring top ten student (out of the participating Lincolnshire schools) whilst Henry S. was a Summer top ten student!
More details will follow on Monday!
MESSAGE FOR LAST YEAR’S Y6 – YOU ARE STILL SET UP ON THE SITE USING YOUR EXISTING USERNAME, PASSWORD AND SCHOOL CODE (st-peter-and-st-paul-ce-primary). YOU SHOULD NOW APPEAR AS Y7.
The following article from www.wisekids.org.uk really sums up what we’ve been learning about this week!
A very warm welcome to the Y6 class of 2014/2015! The first two days have been very busy, starting as we mean to go on!
What have we been doing? Well for starters there have been lots of little routines to get used to. These will ensure that we can squeeze in as much learning as possible over the final 6 terms of Primary education. We have established AV techs for worship, laptop and headphone monitors and DSi monitors. There has already been lots of learning taking place too, particularly regarding Computing and e-Safety. All children have a new reading book and some small group reading work has already begun. Indeed, over the course of the week almost all the children in the class will take part in English or Mathematics (or both!) small group work with a range of adults! Mrs. Arnold’s SPaG/GaPS/PaGS (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) lessons will begin next Thursday morning too.
Next week sees the introduction of our ‘normal’ weekly timetable, with this term’s topics including:
History: The Maya Empire (a brand new topic for our school)
PE: Swimming (Wednesday morning) and Hockey (Friday morning)
Art: Sculpture (focus Henry Moore)
Although World War II is no longer a Primary History topic, we’ll still be using it as the basis for our ‘Recount’ English topic, again starting on Monday! Mathematics work will, of course, feature ‘F1 Maths’ very soon. However, lots of Mathematics work in Term 1 concerns embedding key Y6 (and beyond) concepts to allow more complex problems to be solved as the year progresses.
More details will follow next week, when we’ll also be electing Team Captains and hopefully getting set up on the rather fun ‘Sumdog’ website!
Busy, busy, busy!