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Year 6 SATs

As you will be aware the year 6 SAT’s begin the week commencing Monday 11th May 2015. Please ensure that you are using this time to practice reading/ writing with your child. For next week only all year 6 students are encouraged to attend the free Breakfast Club which starts at 8:00am. Alternatively, all children […]

Alice in Wonderland

Yesterday, Year 6 visited the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, to watch the ballet of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Mrs Hodges favourite part was when the Mad Hatter was tap dancing in the middle of the ballet! We were very impressed with the scenery. Year 6 were surprised that they could understand the […]

April 2015 – My Friend Walter

This month’s recommended read is ‘My Friend Walter’, by Michael Morpurgo. This book has been recommended by Mrs Hodges in Year 6. It is currently the Year 6 core text, which they will use throughout their literacy and topic sessions. About the book: ‘Living with a ghost can have its difficulties, I discovered, even if […]

March 2015 – The Hobbit

This month’s recommended read is ‘The Hobbit’, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The book has been recommended by one of our students, Carter Johnson, who is reading the book at the age of 7! Carter is an avid reader and says ‘the book isn’t what I expected it to be like… It’s even better!’. He chose the […]

January 2015 – Awful Auntie

This month’s recommended read is ‘Awful Auntie, by the well-known author David Walliams. This book was very popular and appeared on lots of Christmas lists this year. It has been quoted as his ‘best book yet’. David Walliams has also written other books such as ‘Mr. Stink’ and ‘Billionaire Boy’. Did you know he has […]

November 2014 – The Magic Faraway Tree

This month’s recommended read is ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’, by the well-known author Enid Blyton. Meena Danishmal in Year 6, who is currently reading the trilogy, which includes ‘The Enchanted Wood’ and ‘The Folk of the Faraway Tree’, recommended this book. Meena is part of our KS2 book club. This book is also Miss Jones’ […]

October 2014 – Goodnight Mister Tom

This term, Year 6 are reading the text, ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. Goodnight Mister Tom is a children’s novel by the English author Michelle Magorian, published in 1981. It is set in mostly rural England during World War II. Here is the blurb: Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the […]

September 2014 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

On 13th September, schools across the globe celebrated ‘Roald Dahl Day’, in memory of the wonderful Welsh author. Therefore, this month’s recommended read is the creative and imaginative, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of this book and it has now been turned into a musical at Theatre Royal on Druiry […]

July 2014 – Frankie’s Magic Football

This book by Frank Lampard should encourage even the most reluctant readers to read. Frankie and his friends and their dog, Max, are magic-ed to Brazil where they must track down three key items to help England win the World Cup: the referee’s whistle, a football and the trophy. Their adventures take them through a […]

June 2014 – Journey to the River Sea

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic […]