Year Six...you have all worked very hard this half term and have made good progress - well done and have a fun and relaxing week off! :)
All pupils today have been given a letter in relation to an annual residential trip to Morfa Bay in West Wales. The cost of the trip is about £135 and this includes all transport costs, accommodation, three meals a day and all sports equipment and tuition - children leave school at about lunch time on a Friday and return home about tea time on the Sunday. The initial deposit of £40.00 is due late November but the remainder of payments can be made on an instalment basis. Miss O' Connell will be accompanying the children during the weekend - please see www.morfabay.com for further information.
This section of our class page will be updated on a regular basis. The children who are chosen to sit at the Golden Table every half term will be noted here:
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I MISS ANYONE OUT, THANK YOU :)
Here are a selection of final photographs taken at some point during the first half term...bits and bobs of things we have done!
On Monday, we received a visit from a local brass band called the Cory brass band - they played a selection of songs for us and some children had the chance to try making a sound using a selection of mouthpieces Anyone interested in learning to play an instrument, are welcome to attend sessions weekly in Ogmore Vale. - some photographs are included below. The school nurse was in class on Friday morning and in the afternoon, a WW1 enthusiast brought a variety of artefacts into class - this included information of a gentlemen who served during the war and is buried in the cemetery near the school. In addition, he brought in rifles and grenades - take a look at some photographs below.
Year Six, your homework over the October half term break is in two parts:
1. Please can you ensure that you have learnt the two WW1 poems and songs.
2. Please continue to work hard on Sumdog - how many questions can you complete over the holiday?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsynSgeo_Uo Here is a link to help you learn short parts of the World War 1 songs "Pack up your troubles" and "It's a long way to Tipperary" for our assembly for parents on November 7th. Lyrics for "It's a long way to Tipperary" are here, please learn the chorus: http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/itsalongwaytotipperary.htm Lyrics for "Pack up your troubles" are here - again, please learn the chorus:
Our Big Maths tests are undertaken every Friday morning - pupils who have completed three sets of full marks and have moved up to the next level will be noted here:
WELCOME TO THE 72/72 CLUB!
All children who attain full marks in the speed test will be noted here - well done to you!
Many of you have achieved full marks recently so keep trying hard! :)
As part of our war topic, we looked at a painting called Guernica by Pablo Picasso - we looked at the images that he included in the painting and talked about why the images were used and what they represented. We discussed what "war" and "peace" meant to us and what images/text presented each. In pair, we designed and made our own collages to represent both "war" and "peace."
I would like to thank you for all the hard work you have done this half term - your enthusiasm has been lovely and you have produced some great work...well done Year Six :)