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.
Thursday 4th January 2018 - Return to school
Wednesday 10th January 2018 - After-school clubs begin
Wednesday 17th January 2018 - YEAR 5/6 VISIT TO WINCHESTER SCIENCE
CENTRE AND PLANETARIUM
Wednesday 7th February 2018 - Parents' Evening
Friday 9th February 2018 - Finish for Half term
REMEMBER: MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY IN AN INSET DAY - THE CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL ON
TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2018
Year 6 have an exciting term ahead of them. We start our new class novel 'Pig-Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman and will be studying many elements within it: formal letter writing; diary entries; debate; and video diaries. Alongside this we will be teaching our new Science topic of the Circulatory System. The children will study how blood moves around the body and will also have the opportunity to watch a real pig-heart dissection! In History, we will be studying the Stone Age and everyone's favourite Maths topics will be covered: decimals and fractions! We will be continuing with our 'mastery' of the Maths curriculum and developing the children's skills of reasoning and problem solving.
As we now find ourselves in the heart of winter, we must insist that all children come to school with coats and jumpers. In addition to this they must have the proper attire for P.E, to ensure they stay warm during outdoor activities.
WORK OF THE WEEK
Well done to Elishka! Your diary entry written by Macbeth was beautiful and gave us goosebumps! You really understand how his bad deeds affected him and that he was totally undone by his work. Superb!
Well done to the following pupils for being elected House Captains for the Spring term 2018:
Jessica and Kyra
Lucy F and Juliette
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 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: