We are a hardworking class of 29 who will be exploring a number of exciting topics across this academic year. Our teachers are Mrs Cox (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Ross (Thursday and Friday). We are lucky enough to have a trainee teacher this year who is undertaking the Surrey South Farnham SCITT Program - Mr Clark. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Clark.
Monday 16th April 2018: Children return to school
Monday 7th May 2018: Chobham Carnival - details to follow soon!
Week commencing Monday 14th May: SATs week - details to follow soon
Friday 25th May 2018: Finish for half term
Monday 4th June: Return to school
Monday 4th June - Friday 8th June: Level 2 Bikeability
Year 6 have an exciting term ahead of them. We start our new class novel 'Skellig' by David Almond and will be studying many elements within it: figurative language; story settings; diary entries; character analysis; and video diaries. Alongside this we will be teaching our Science topic 'Electricity'. Drawing on their Year 4 learning, the children will design and make working electrical models. In Geography, we will be studying Europe and looking particularly at how borders changed in the build up to World War 2, and we will continue with our Mastery of the Year 6 Maths curriculum!
As we now find our days becoming warmer and brighter, could we please ask that you send your child with a water bottle, hat/cap and sun-cream.
WORK OF THE WEEK
Well done to Layla! You carefully researched 'The Windrush Generation' and discovered who they were and what their impact has been on British society. You then thought about how to present this information and worked very hard to write a report informing other people all about the Empire Windrush and the people on board. Fantastic!
Well done to the following pupils for being elected House Captains for the Summer term 2018:
Bethany and Ellie
Keira and Sophie
Thank you to the outgoing House Captains for setting such a super example!
In Year 6, 4 students are chosen to be on the school council and they have much more responsibility than in previous years. Very well done to Sophie, Dylan, Isabel and Elishka who are going to be doing the job for us this year.
Year 6 Netball
Well done to our Year 6 netball team. Not only did we win our league this season (with a goal difference that almost went into triple digits!) but we came 2nd in the WASPs Tournament - out of 20 schools, many much larger than ours. We are so lucky to have been coached by the wonderful Teresa and are very proud of our hard-working, committed and talented players: Frankie, Izzy, Callum, Paige, Keira-Nell, Layla and Annabelle.
Year 6 visit to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium 2018
We had a fabulous day exploring the workings of the digestive system and watching the wonders of the universe in the Planetarium. It was definitely one of our favourite trips! See the slideshow below to witness what fun we had:
Last term, Year 6 were lucky enough to perform in the Chobham Proms. This year we were working with an African drummer named Kwame who came to school and led us in a drumming workshop. We listened to African music and performed alongside it.
The Proms took place in St Lawrence Church and we performed with 3 other schools: Valley End, Coworth-Flexlands and Gordon's. We were led by the fantastic Maggie Guilfoyle and would like to thank her for the wonderful opportunity.
This year we will be studying the following curriculum:
Autumn: we start our adventure with our topic ‘The Americas' where we will be exploring the wonders of South America with a particular focus on the Amazon Rainforest. Our class novel will be 'Journey to the River Sea'. We will then read the fantastic fantasy novel, Skellig, by David Almond. Skellig is an award winning novel which has won both the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association. Later on, we will look at healthy living and the heart using our book Pig Heart Boy. We will consider the debate around organ donation and learn how this vital organ works and is structured.
Spring: our topic is The Circulatory and Healthy Lifestyles. We will study these areas of the human body through both our Science and English curriculums, using Malorie Blackman's fantastic novel Pig Heart Boy'. We will debate the ethics of organ donation and carry out our on pig heart dissection!
Our Humanities topic is the changes in Britain from the Stone to Iron age. We will carry out more map skills, including studying Ordnance Survey maps.
Summer: our topic is World War 2, with particular focus on The Battle of Britain. We will look at the impact this event had on Britain during the war and how it impacted on Chobham too. We will read the novel 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman to bring other aspects of WW2 alive to the children.
We will also study Electricity, making our own models with working circuits, and Evolution.
Spelling Homework given
Maths homework to be handed in
Mathletics homework set
Swimming - all groups
SPaG homework given out
SPaG homework to be handed in
Maths homework given
Times table test
Reading homework given
This term during indoor PE, we are taking part in a 'Sports Hall' challenge. We are doing a series of circuit activities (e.g. shuttle runs, chest push and standing triple jump) and timing and recording our scores. Our aim is to each week improve upon our scores.
See our photos and look at what fun we are having: