# We're Proud of Our Selfie
Some very proud Year 6 pupils, who have requested a selfie (using our class '# Be Proud of Your Selfie' pegs) as they are so proud of the work they have done. Some are showing their wallpaper designs, they have created, inspired by the Victorian designer William Morris. One is showing how proud she is of her history work. Keep it up children - we're so proud of you too.
09.09.19 Year 6 Visit to Beamish Open Air Museum
We had a great day trip to Beamish as a wow introduction to finding out about life in Victorian Britain. We had an action packed day full of activities.
04.09.19 Having Fun With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Challenges
This afternoon, the children worked in teams to complete a series of STEM challenges. They were given only a piece of string each and two elastic bands to build pyramid towers as a team without touching the red cups. Some groups even managed to complete the challenge without talking!!!!! A really good fun start to their first day in Year 6.
Welcome back to a new school year and your child’s last one at Cumwhinton Primary School. They are a delightful class and we are really going to enjoy teaching them and helping them prepare for their transition to Secondary School. Working closely along-side me this year is Mrs Strong. Also on a Thursday morning, we are very pleased to have Mrs Batey working to support children in class and Mrs Norris every Friday morning.
In Year 6 this half term the children will be having a sport afternoon on Thursdays, with Mrs Norris. This will involve a variety of sporting activities over the afternoon. All pupils will need their school PE Kits every Thursday (i.e. black/navy shorts; white T-shirt; trainers. Tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt would be advisable too for the colder months). We have also booked a variety of sporting coaches to come in and work with the children over the course of the year.
School policy is only stud ear-rings please (if children can't take them out for PE lessons they need to be covered with plasters). The only other jewellery allowed is a watch.
Please make sure all clothes are labelled with child's name (especially school sweatshirts & PE Kits).
If your child is opting to have a packed lunch please provide a balance between sweet and savoury; there should be no sweets in packed lunch boxes. Please remember we are a NUT FREE school. If you would like to provide your child with a snack for playtime, please ensure that this is either fruit or vegetables only.
From next week, the children will all be given ‘Talk Homework’ every Monday. This is a very important piece of homework, which will prepare your child for their ‘Exciting Writing’ completed in class on Fridays.
Children will be given new spellings to learn every Friday and will be given a spelling test on these spellings on the following Friday each week.
Year 6 is a very important, hardworking year for your children, therefore we try to keep weekends as homework free as possible so that the children have plenty of time for fun and relaxation at the end of each week.
We will try to hear your child read two/three times a week, so of course having their reading book with them every day is important. It is such an enormous benefit to your child if you could hear them read their books every night at home. Please use your child’s home/school diary as a communication between home and school and record any comments about your child’s reading in there too.
Every time your child reads at home they will earn table points for their table. In addition to getting points for reading every night at home they will also earn table points for completing homework on time; having a great work attitude; displaying the Cumwhinton values, super effort and manners, etc. These are in addition to the individual House Points they can also earn. The winning table in class, each week, will each receive a small prize. For exceptional effort by the whole class, the children will be rewarded with one of the marbles out of our class marble jar. When the class has earned all the marbles in our class jar we will have a special class topic themed day, full of exciting activities. Hard work and effort is always rewarded in Scafell.
The big question for our history topic this term is, ‘How has the life of a child in Britain changed Victorian times? For which we had a fabulous introduction yesterday at Beamish Museum. Our science big question is, ‘Have we always looked like this?’ This will be a topic all about finding out about evolution and inheritance.
We want your child to have a happy and productive time in Year 6. Communication between home and school is vital so please call in at the school office (8.30am+) or at the end of the school day (3.20pm+) if there is anything you need to pass on that will help us support your child in school.
We are looking forward to a fun filled, hardworking and happy year working with your children.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Astell Mrs. Strong Mrs. Batey Mrs Norris
Deputy Head Teacher
(Year 6 Scafell Class Teacher) (Senior TA) (TA) (Higher Level TA)