It has been a busy, yet enjoyable time in Year 6. As dedicated learners, the children embraced the opportunity to practise delivering their presentations in front of the class, honing their reading skills and learning to recite a poem with flair. The week beginning 7 February saw the much awaited ESB exams. Whilst there were understandably a few nervous faces, the entire year group rose to the occasion and gave it their best, so much so that the examiners showered the children with praise, and commented on their high level of maturity and confidence. The Year 6 English teachers are immensely proud of the children’s sustained effort over several months, both in lessons and during their own time.
In recent weeks, children have become more confident in their understanding of percentages and angles, and have applied their knowledge to solve a range of problem solving and reasoning tasks.
In their Art and Design & Technology lessons, the children have been discussing ‘A shipwreck in stormy seas’ by Claude-Joseph Vernet and their ideas regarding what they might like to create. Year 6 pupils wished to make a dramatic light box for their final Take One Picture project, so we have been looking at dioramas and how to install LED strip lighting.
In Modern Foreign Language lessons, our Year 6 pupils have been busily preparing and writing their second letter to their French penpals. They have been writing in French all about their opinions on school subjects, sports and hobbies, and other interests. They have also been asking their penpals about their own preferences and interests. Hopefully, they will receive a response by Easter.