Welcome to Year 6!
The Year 6 Team includes Mr Holland, Mrs Hall, Mrs Walker and Mrs Lawton.
We are well in to our final half-term and the Year 6 children are still producing some fantastic learning. In Topic lessons they are investigating life in the Indus Valley and producing their own clay seals which were used for trading.
In English we have been learning about Shakespeare and in particular 'The Scottish Play' We have been acting out different scenes from the play and we definitely have some budding actors and actresses.
In Art and D+T the children have been completing the process of producing their own board games. These have been extremely successful and have been shared with other children in class and children from Y3. The children have all thoroughly enjoyed this task.
Preparations are also well under way for our Leavers Service at St James' Church on Tuesday 16th July. The children have selected the songs and are currently going through their favourite memories.
Cracking Day Of Cricket!
What an AMAZING day we had on Wednesday! The weather was wonderful, the cricket was incredible and the children were sensational: a real credit to the school. In the words of Chris Kamara, "It was unbelievable Jeff!"
10 boys from Year 6 represented the school in the Raynor Trophy Cricket competition against Dobcroft A and B, Abbeyfield, Tinsley and Bradway, eventually finishing runners up after reaching the final for the first time ever!
The boys played were fantastic, beating Dobcroft in their first match by 4 runs and then Abbeyfield by 30 runs. This meant that they were top of their group and would play Tinsley in the Semi Final.
In an enthralling game which could have gone either way the boys never gave in, and despite being behind near the end of the match they fought back to claim three wickets in the final over and win by 6 runs.
After the excitement of the semi - final, the final started in the same manner with runs galore. However, in a tightly contested match Bradway were deserved winners, winning by 15 runs.
It was a great achievement for the boys and they all contributed to the fantastic team effort. Harry and Edward batted superbly opening the innings, scoring 4's and 6's for fun. Matthew bowled brilliantly at the end of each game, picking up numerous wickets. Oscar captained the team superbly and hit runs, took wickets and was fantastic behind the stumps. Joe bowled superbly, taking a hat-trick which included FOUR wickets in an over! Toby was everywhere; the ball followed him like a magnet where he caught everything, as well hitting some great boundaries. Alfie was fantastic in the field, diving to stop balls that looked beyond him and scoring vital runs. Lewis was brilliant, bowling superbly, taking a great catch in the final and running someone out. Oscar was an all-rounder in every sense of the word, batting, bowling and fielding excellently. Baxter was a star, reliable in the field, confident with the bat and straight and accurate with the ball!
What a great day!
Well done boys!
Sports Day 2019
Hopscotch World Record
On the 20th May 2019, A Guinness World Record was broken by primary school pupils from across Sheffield. Many believed it would be broken: few believed that the Americans would still be the reigning champions at the end of the day with 621 people.
The new world record for ‘ Most people simultaneously playing hopscotch in one place’ was achieved with 690 people, beating the current record set in America by 69 people. Local schools and communities took part in this event. When interviewed, all the feedback was positive; a number of children commented: “It was really fun,” and “I loved the new challenge!”
Despite this being a world record attempt, there were other mini activities taking place when everyone wasn’t practicing hopscotch. These activities included: making keyrings and badges, a bike that times how fast you cycle 200 meters, noughts and crosses and more classical games. Some children even had time to lounge on the deck chairs.
This event has left us all in suspense. Who will be the next to set a world record? Which record will Britain conquer next? Will another country claim this world record as their own and how soon? I leave you to ponder these questions as you reach the end of this article and say well done to all involved. What a fantastic day!