Rowan class spent the first part of the maths lesson working independently to solve some tricky fractions reasoning problems before teaming up to compare and discuss answers. There were some very passionate discussions about who was right and who was wrong, leading to some excellent reasoning with diagrams to support.

Promising Poets

Rowan class began their poetry topic by immersing themselves in the poems of Terry Caffrey. They worked in groups to perform one poem to engage the audience. Many hidden talents were revealed during the performances, some of which will definitely be in our Class Assembly next week!

World Cup Statistics

Oak class used their mathematics skills to track data during the Brazil v Costa World Cup match this afternoon. They made tally charts to track data of throw-ins, free kicks, offsides, fouls and many more. Next week, they will create graphs to present their information. On a side-note, there seem to be several vocal Brazil fans in Year 6!

BMX Workshops

Year 5/6 were treated to a fantastic, inspirational talk by Mike Mullen, a BMX rider. He talked at length about growth mindset and how he overcame the challenges of his early life. Mike talked about the mantra ‘rise above’, which he kept in mind when faced with challenges. All the children were able to take part in BMX workshops during the day, developing their cycling skills as well as their growth mindsets! Even Mr Ray and Mrs Driver were faced with a challenge when they were ‘volunteered’ to lie on the floor while Mike jumped over them on his BMX. Fortunately, they survived!