Some of us tackled the high ropes this afternoon- facing their fears! More photos to follow...

Arrived safely! Just getting sorted for first activities- high ropes and ultimate assault this afternoon.

Some of our Y6 children were able to attend the Civic Award presentation evening at St Cuthbert Mayne School in Torquay last night. This year over 500 Year 6  children in Torbay and the surrounding area have completed their Civic Award- a fantastic achievement. We are very proud of all of the children who have won this prestigious award this year.

Have you visited ' Rock Bottom' yet?The year 5 and 6 production is in full swing and we have performed to a packed audience this afternoon! Well done to all the children involved in this fantastic show!

In Year 6 Bikeability we have been learning how to stay safe on roads when out and about. We have been taught and helped to improve many skills of safely riding a bike on the roads such as signalling, turning in and out of junctions and more. This enables us to be an able bike user on the roads both for our safety and drivers. Written by James

From Monday to Thursday Year 6 have had the pleasure of doing SATS. On Monday we had the first  paper. It was SPaG; we prepared for questions about subjunctive form, past progressive tense, present progressive tense and past  perfect tense.
On Tuesday we had a reading paper. The reading paper had 3 different texts with lots of questions. The texts and the questions became harder towards the end of the paper.
On Wednesday we had two papers. It was two maths papers. The first paper was arithmetic. We have worked really hard practising this. We also had the reasoning paper 1.
On Thursday we had our last paper . It was reasoning 2. Before the paper we had a sats breakfast which consisted of croissants, brioches, pancakes, crumpets, hot chocolate and fruit. It was almost worth doing it for the breakfast!
Jess, Evie and Sophie

In Year 6 we have been thinking about how plastic effects the environment and how it hurts wild animals, especially marine life like turtles and dolphins, so we decided to do some work based around it. In the morning we did some fantastic artwork themed around plastic, some people did dolphins and one did whales and other things.
In the afternoon we were joined by our rainbow buddies (Reception) to make some bio-degradable pots which were used to grow rocket.

On World Book Day we came to school in our wellies. This is because our new English sequence is poetry, based around the book ' Where my Wellies Take Me' by Clare and Michael Morpurgo. In the book, the main character, Pippa, takes a walk around the countryside she lives in and at certain points shares as poem that relates to that place. We are going to use Pippa's idea to create a route around our school and create poems for different places and memories. You will see from our photos that we went out and around the school site with a map, planning a route and discussing memories of our time here. Look out for our own poetry book, 'Where my School Shoes Take Me' coming soon...

Before half term, Year 6 were extremely fortunate to have a visit from Reiki teacher and author Samantha Goddard and illustrator Owen Williams. Sam and Owen have worked together on a book, "Finding Ray's Key" which they shared with the children. "Finding Ray's Key" tells the story of a young boy who is looking for the key to happiness, and as the story develops he realises that the happiness he is looking for is actually within him.
Sam shared mindfulness breathing techniques with the children and we spent a very relaxing session focusing on our breathing and listening to sounds around and within us.
Owen then led a mindfulness art workshop where we mindmapped and drew things that made us happy or contented.
We are grateful to Sam and Owen for coming to share the book and their mindfulness techniques with us.

Year 6 transformed into a polling station this afternoon. We very much enjoyed watching the political parties present their campaigns. Education, the environment, the NHS and homelessness were a few of the many issues addressed. We are very proud of all of the hard work that the children have put in.

Today Year 6 had a visit from local author Sarah Bartrum. Sarah talked through some top tips for improving our writing. She also discussed the journey the author goes through before their work is published. We looked at the importance of editing and how the majority of time should be spent redrafting. We would like to thank Sarah for her time as the children found it very informative and useful.

In GOAL we have been exploring the role of a government and what happens in the Houses of Parliament. We have found out about the voting system and what happens in an election. We are now creating our own political parties and getting ready to deliver our campaign speeches. We  are designing a party logo, writing speeches and soundbytes, filming party political broadcasts and getting ready to deliver our party vision on Monday when the election will take place. Who would you vote for?
HTH (Help the Health)
Freedom Fighters
Protection Party
The Next Generation
The Environmental Party
POP (Protect our Planet)
PON  (Party of Nature)
DCP (Devon County Party)
The People Party

A big  thank you to all those parents and carers who came to support our vocabulary workshop this morning. We really enjoyed sharing some of our games and activities with you.

In Year 6 we have been constructing an emotive piece of writing in the perspective of a grandmother when all of her family left her to go to America. We tried to use as much description as we could and we had to write in 1st person. Please have a read of a couple of them.

We are busy this afternoon using a grid to imitate famous Royal artworks. It is really tricky but we are using a growth mindset to learn new techniques. Have a look...

Next time you come in to school, take a look at our fantastic portrait display inspired by the work of Andy Warhol.

In Year Six, we have been looking at the book The Matchstick Diary and focusing on our amazing vocabulary! We have written letters in reply to a letter from within the book and we are very proud of our work. The letters were constructed by us and we used the original letter to help us when we were writing. It was quite difficult but we really wanted  to make the letters heart-warming as well as full of great vocabulary! If you would like to have a look at our fabulous work please visit the hub.

Matthew has been very busy this week creating and painting a BMW! The class has been looking at Andy Warhol so Matthew made a miniature version for one of his art projects (the painted BMW.) It looks fantastic.

In Year six, our Goal topic is British Kings and Queens. We have been looking at portraits of Queen Elizabeth ll and discussing the styles used by the painters. We will be looking at portraits of other famous royals this half term as well as the lives they led.

In year 6 we are at the end of our English sequence and this week we have been writing our information text hot tasks. Have a look at our work- we have been thinking really carefully about vocabulary- so see if you can spot some of our fantastic word choices.

In Year 6 we do fast maths which is division and multiplication questions up to 12x12, we only get three minutes to complete sixty questions. At the end of the week we find out the mean/average of our times. Last weeks average was 54 seconds and this week our average was 46 second, next week we will try to beat this!

Some of our Rainbow Friends visited 6NS today to make festive Christmas angels for St Martin's Church. Have a look at us working together!

Year 6 and their Rainbow friends have had a lovely day working together. In each classroom there have been a range of activities ranging from electrical circuits to Lego and zoo animals! We made bunting by painting our hands. Can you spot the difference between the size of the Year 6 and the Reception child?