Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break – one that we are sure to have been quite different to usual – but hopefully some normality nevertheless. We can’t quite believe it’s the final term for your children at Edward the Elder – we aim to make it as special and as memorable as possible!
Miss Thompson will continue to play a big role in supporting myself in Year 6 this term.
Despite SATs not taking place this term, we will continue to work hard to progress with our core subjects and focus on achieving our end of year goals.
In this term we will see a new theme to our thematic lessons – ‘Life is a rollercoaster’ – where the children will be given exciting opportunities using computing equipment as well as tying in their history, geography, art and DT learning.
As the children move ever closer to moving to secondary school, our transition will begin straight away! With this in mind, purple homework books will be replaced by folder homework. The children will continue to receive this on the dates in line with the rest of school and the same expectations will apply; 2 weeks to complete the homework and return to school in their folder. The homework will mainly be linked to the core subjects and we will sporadically set creative homework throughout the term. Please support us with ensuring the children recognise the importance with their homework as it really does consolidate their learning and helps to prepare them for what lies ahead in secondary school. It is an expectation that homework is completed by all pupils. Homework will also continue to be set at times using our online subscriptions including Purple Mash, MyMaths and Education City. Children will be informed when these have been set.
In addition, it will no longer be compulsory for Year 6 to complete reading journals, we encourage reading for pleasure and they will continue to have access to the book boxes, as well as books from the school library. A reminder that Oxford Owl has 100’s of books available for the children – remember to login and take a look.
Year 6 will continue to receive 1 set of spellings per week which are age related, children should really focus on practising these in order to see an improvement with spelling results.
PE will continue to take place on a Monday and Friday with Soccer 2000, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school as last term saw several sessions of forgotten or incorrect PE kit. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions or to use tape for their own safety.
We look forward seeing what lies ahead this term! At present, we are still unsure as to what the end of term celebrations will look like for year 6 but will continue to keep you updated. As ever, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As part of science week, Year 6 were lucky to be part of a live online lesson with The Ogden Trust. The children learnt lots of interesting facts about ‘Light’ and got to make their very own kaleidoscope which they loved experimenting with!
To launch our final topic, Year 6 came dressed in costumes linked to crime and punishment. Little did they know that a crime had been committed - their beloved outdoor play equipment had been stolen! 4 suspects were named by the Police: Mrs Highman, Mrs Evans, Mrs Simpkiss and Mr Clarke. The children investigated the crime and collected evidence, they later questioned all the suspects involved. They came to their conclusions and it was revealed that Mrs Highman had been setup!
A brilliant day had by all - investigators in the making!
Year 6 had an amazing final trip at Edward the Elder visiting Laches Wood. They tested their nerves, stepped out of their comfort zones and faced their fears by completing canoeing, crate stacking and jumping off the 'Power Fan'! A fantastic day had by all, making memories with super team work! Proud teachers!
Some of year 6 thoroughly enjoyed planting the seeds for #sowingthestreets before half term. We can't wait to see them flower and be part of brightening up the streets of Wednesfield and Wolverhampton!
Year 5 and 6 enjoying live music again this afternoon thanks to Wolverhampton Music School. It was such a treat and it certainly put a smile on our faces on such a wet afternoon! They listened to a range of music using a range of instruments! A very talented trio!
Year 6 have had a super first week back. They were excited to earn their ticket for Edwards Theme Park and have accepted Lord Sugar's task of creating a brand new rollercoaster! They've already began their research and presented their information to the class as part of the class timeline!
Year 6 have enjoyed a wonderful topic about Australia which they found fascinating. To culminate our mini topic we became Aboriginal artists!
Edward's Bake Off! Click on the cake to see a selection of our amazing creations.
We have written fractured fairytales.
Alissia has typed hers up, added illustrations and created a video with amazing expression! She even sold it to family and friends and raised £30. for her chosen charity, Girl Guiding UK. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
We have been learning about Banksy. Here they are with their final designs. They all thought carefully about the message they wanted it to express.
Daejuan has taught the children how to carry out CPR - a vital, lifesaving skill which he learnt from his Mum who is a Paramedic for West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Y6 really enjoyed raising money for children in need. They completed ‘Five to thrive’ with activities including origami bookmarks, learning how to draw Pudsey and having fun in PE. A big well done to Joe Wicks too!
The whole school today took part in a silence to show our respect on Armistice Day. A pupil in Year 6 was proud to share with us information about her Dad who is in the RAF. We found it particularly moving to see her very own bravery medal!
Children in Year 6 have been designing, cutting and printing in art. They have also been learning all about static electricity in science.
Year 6 LOVED our special Harvest Celebration Day! We learnt so much about Harvest and where our food comes from, got crafty with nature and enjoyed a delicious lunch!
Year 6 enjoyed their first session with Headstart where they were taught how to be resilient towards real life scenarios. The children identified qualities needed to be resilient in life. We look forward to what we will learn in our next session!