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Friday 19th June

Good morning Year 6! Mr Purdie here with your daily update. As with each Friday this half term, below you'll find some pictures and videos showing you how your friends are getting on in school this week! Take a look through and see if you can spot any of your friends. 

 

Some reminders from me now. Don't forget to keep logging in and having a go at Times Tables Rockstars. There are currently inter-class competitions going on, which you are updated on every Wednesday. It's really important to keep on top of those basic Maths skills/ knowledge!

 

Today we are asking for your French work to be completed and shared with your teachers on J2E. This J2E 'homework' is due by next Wednesday please. 

 

Please remember to keep sending us pictures of your work and other interesting projects that you are working on at home! That could be cooking, gardening or an art project. We'll post your pictures in the Shout Outs page. 

 

Lastly, please head over to the Wellbeing page where there is a new blog update to read, featuring an interview with Mrs Underhill!

 

Have a great day today, and a fantastic weekend.

 

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Thursday 18th June

 

Mrs Adey here-good morning year 6 and a happy Thursday to you all!

 

What storms we have had this week-amazing. I love watching the lightning and listening to the thunder. One of my dogs, Ruby, happily sat with me in my conservatory and we watched together but Alfie was not quite so brave and decided the safest place to be was in the under stairs cupboard!

 

This week's AR shout-outs go to the following fabulous readers:

 

  • Chloe C
  • Georgia W-who has taken 2 quizzes
  • Peyton J-who has also taken 2 quizzes
  • Morgan H-who has stolen the prize and taken 2 quizzes and got 100% on each. A great achievement.
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With the less sunny weather, why not pick up a book and escape into a different world for a few hours this week. I'm reading a murder mystery book at the moment and I've no idea who's done it yet.

There are still lots of free books to read online if you pop along to the library pages on our website-click on the link below to browse the shelves.

 

https://www.westacre-middle-school.co.uk/our-library/

 

Don't forget also to check the year group pages to see what work you've been set and please send in any photos of your work to the office or you could complete it on J2e.

 

Enjoy the rest of the week and take care,

Mrs Adey

Be inspired by Dr Seuss!

Wednesday 17th June

Good morning Year 6! Mr Purdie here. Happy Wednesday morning! Firstly, a reminder to please, please, please send us pictures of any of the work you complete, so we can give you a much deserved shout-out on the neighbouring page. I'm sure there are lots of you out there who are completing some work regularly but  also haven't sent us any evidence of that yet! So it would be great to see it please. 

 

Secondly, today is the day that your J2E work is due in. In case you missed it, we asked you to have a go at timing yourself completing the Arithmetic paper set last last Friday and send us your score on J2E. If you haven't done that yet, please do it by this afternoon!

 

Lastly, I'd like to give an honourable mention to everyone who has had a go at some MyMaths tasks this week. Don't forget that there will be some new tasks for you to complete each and every week. 

 

Well done to:

Edward B

Ellie-May R

Bethany C

Kayden R

Charlotte W

Ellie-May M

Finley C

Haydn G

Aleisha L

Fern C

Calven C

Morgan H

Lola W

Alex P

Leo L

Ruby P

Natalia W

Archie P

Eva W

 

Keep up the excellent work you guys! If your name isn't on here and you're reading this, don't delay - get on MyMaths and get cracking! It's important you keep practising those key Y6 Maths skills so you can hit the ground running and be fantastic Year 7 mathematicians too. 

Tuesday 16th  June

 

Good morning Year 6! It’s Mrs. P. Morgan here and I hope you are all well! Lots of things are changing out there, so I hope you are staying safe. As the lockdown eases, it is important for us all to remember the rules and not to get too carried away.

Well, there is a lot to update you on, since I was here 2 weeks ago:

  1. Firstly, Mrs.Page has received a medal for walking over 200 miles in the month of May!!! What an achievement! She had a couple of sore toes, but is carrying on this month and will probably smash this target again! Have you set yourselves any physical challenges? It would be great to hear how you have been keeping fit!
  2. Mr. Purdie has recently bought a back carrier for his son, Jamie, to travel in. This means they can walk in rougher terrain where pushchairs can’t go!
  3. Mrs. Ardis has been in trampoline training and can master the straddle with no problem at all! Very flexible!
  4. Miss. Ackroyd has been baking (again!!) and created this yummy looking chocolate and tahini (sesame paste) brownie. She has also been busy in the garden, digging new borders. Any ideas on what she could plant there?
  5. Mrs.Adey has been back to check on the cygnets from around 5 weeks ago. Can you see how much they have grown? It is great to see so many of them looking so happy and healthy.
  6. I have turned 50 since my last update! It was strange to have such a big birthday in lock-down, but the celebrations were made even more special, by an amazing delivery from your year 6 teachers and TAs. Mrs. Page wrapped it all beautifully and it was a fantastic surprise. I have attached an image of me wearing the glasses and badge that were part of the package!

Now, onto the latest news from Times Table RockStars! There were 3 battles running last week and the results are in:

 

 

 

 

Well done 6HM!!! Keep playing and earning those coins! Speedy and accurate recall of your times tables helps your maths in so many ways.

 

I have been following the yoga classes, as I have found with the extra walking I am doing, it is really helpful to stretch afterwards. Here is the link to this week's yoga class:

https://youtu.be/H670G6qK52k

Have a good week Year 6 and I’m looking forward to hearing about how you are all keeping fit!

 

Monday 15th June

Good morning year 6, it’s Mrs Doolin here this morning welcoming you to the start of a new week.

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and you’re ready to start this week’s work!

This last half term of school is very important. We want you to finish Year 6 in the best possible way and be prepared for next year. We know it’s not always easy doing your learning away from school but we need everyone to give that extra bit of effort in these next few weeks to make sure you finish the year in the best possible way.

I have been looking back at all the photos and videos of you and your family doing different things that you have sent us over the last couple of months and I noticed they all have one thing in common - you are all smiling! The more involved and active you get the happier and more productive people become. So, it’s good to remember even though things are very challenging at the moment there are still lots of things to get involved in and smile about. Take a moment and think of something nice that has happened over the weekend that made you smile – it might have been something very small (maybe your favourite food for dinner, a joke from your brother or sister, you were the winner in a game, you played with your dog) Even the memory can make you smile! It might not be as easy to work at home but if you give things a go you will definitely feel better and I’m sure there will be a smile of satisfaction on your face and on those parents/carers who are helping you! So, be resilient, keep working hard and keep smiling because it can motivate you and those around you!

Challenge: See if you can spot the Westacre staff from just their smile! I’ll give you the answers later in the week!

 

Emoji Book Quiz House Challenge

Well done to everyone who took part in the Emoji quiz.  It was lovely to see entries from children across all year groups and houses.  I have awarded points to houses based on how many entries were received from each.

 

Joint 1st place - Bannister and and Attenborough (10 points each)

Joint 2nd place - Turing and Bronte (5 points each)

 

As you can see from the results, 2 houses have claimed the top spot with the same number of entries.  Rather remarkably, what should have been 3rd and 4th place also had the same number of entries and so were promoted to 2nd place.

 

For those of you who may have wracked your brains for the answers but couldn't quite get there, here are the answers...

 

Mrs Humphries

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