Week 1 International Literacy Day and more...

Date: 9th Sep 2023 @ 4:06pm

What a first week back we have had! The children have settled in beautifully to year 6 and have really started to show that they understand the expectations of them and their classmates for this very important year. 

We have got our teeth stuck into a lot this week including place value in maths and looking at the value of numbers up to 1,000,000. In English we have written and prepared our house captain speeches, all ready and finished to perform in a couple of weeks time to the whole school! The decision is going to be so difficult this year! In geography, we have been learning all about the impact climate change is having on people all over the world...The Gambia, Australia and even the UK! We used a range of sources and worked out what was happening in each country by looking at maps, graphs and collections of data. We will continue to learn about this next week and look at what governments across the world are doing to address the climate issue. 


International Literacy Day

On Friday, it was International Literacy Day. We learnt about the difference between literacy and illiteracy and the importance of being able to read and write. We spoke about people who can't read or write who would love to be able to but due to political unrest in their countries, do not have access to school for a variety of reasons. One of them being a woman! The children learnt about Malala Yousafzai and how she stood up for the right of women and girls so that they would be able to access school - they were astounded by her bravery! Our challenge was to find 100 different ways reading and writing is used in our every day lives...I was blown away by the ideas the children came up with. Please see our gallery to have a quick read.