Pace, Productivity and Pride

Those of you who know me well, will know what I mean when I say I am a nag! No, not a horse, someone who pesters you until the desired outcome is complete.  Well, today for the first time in my teaching career (almost 20 years) I have not had to nag once!

The pace and productivity of our class has been so phenomenal that the children earned themselves 20 minutes of free choice this afternoon.  The part that has amazed me the most is that during this free choice time, most pupils chose to extend their learning by doing either personal revision, Home Learning or art based activities linked to our expedition.

I am so proud of all their efforts and perseverance!

Out of This World Home Learning

Pupils in 6H have been working really hard at home to extend the learning they have been carrying out in school.  This has been displayed in the corner of our room and all pupils who have work up there are incredibly proud of their work.

My maths website of the week!

I highly recommend this fantastic website which covers many topics which we cover in year 6. Not only does it have various maths SATs questions from previous years, it also has youtube tutorials demonstrating the methods and talking through the questions!

If you can show me you have been working on this website at home, you can exchange your evidence for a prize out of my prize box!

We are going to be on Trax FM!

Today, these children recorded with Trax FM as part of their little school project. Next week, from 3:30pm-4:00pm the children will be on the radio every day, answering questions and telling jokes for the whole week. They were all fabulous and I can’t wait to tune in!


Child Led Conferences Have Arrived

Tonight is the first of two nights this week where your children will be sharing their learning with you.  This a new way of carrying out parent’s evening meetings here at Plover School.  Your child will talk you through their learning so far and then share with you how they assess completed work using the process of critique.  This is in the form of self, peer and/or teacher critique.  I look forward to meeting with you all.

Looking Forward to the Week Ahead…

Last week went by in an absolute flash…I cannot believe we are about to begin week three of this half term already.

This week, the children will continue to learn about journalistic writing in the form of newspaper reports.  However, instead of writing factually, they will be able to let their imaginations run wild as they become reporters writing about the alien spacecraft which has  been spotted above Doncaster town centre and in its surrounding suburbs.

The photos you’ve been waiting for…

First of all, I’d like to appologise for the delay in uploading these – technology is not a friend of mine. So, sorry.

Here are the photographs of everyone enjoying hook week.  Questions were asked that made me cast my mind back to my university degree; solar systems were produced, including one made to scale; creativity was running wild; and my classroom was quite frankly a mess!

Read theory!

Good morning, over the past few weeks, children in Year 6 have been accessing read theory and they are really enjoying it. We want to encourage them to continue to work on this at home. From next week, we will be tracking the amount of quizzes and the time they have spent on it. Prizes will be awarded!
Lets get reading!

Collaborative Coaching…

Today, we have been working in teams to solve problems on fractions of amounts.  The coaches in each group were able to support their crew members and help them solve some very complicated challenges.  It really was fascinating to observe everyone making sure everyone else achieved success.