This week when some children returned to school, they had mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness about the year ahead, but once our Year 6s were in their new classrooms the overwhelming mood was positive and focused. Many pupils have been demonstrating that they have matured over the summer holidays and are ready to be eldest in their school and our role models.
It was certainly a full week with lots of new learning as well as catching up with friends. Year 6 pupils have been reflecting on their learning behaviours and how they can further their independence and resilience. The children have been studying a comic novel called ‘The Arrival’. ‘The Arrival’ is a migrant’s story told as a series of wordless images. A man leaves his wife and child in an impoverished town, seeking better prospects in an unknown country on the other side of a vast ocean. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. This amazing book has inspired the children, who have made links with current affairs and written with great empathy.
In our maths mastery lessons we have also created our own place value charts and considered numbers systems from across the world, in our science lessons we have learnt about the concept of Evolution and inheritance in science. We have learnt that Charles Dawin was a phenomenal scientist who changed not only the way we see all organisms, but also the way we see ourselves.
After this positive start to the term we are all looking forward to an excellent year ahead.