The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are being held this year, on the Gold Coast, Australia.

This sporting event takes place every 4 years, bringing countries of the Commonwealth together to compete across a range of sporting disciplines.

What can  you find out about the Commonwealth? Which countries are part of it and who is the head of the Commonwealth?

What interesting facts can you find out over the next few weeks, see if you can surprise anyone with the most random fact.

The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games are being held this year, on the Gold Coast, Australia.

This sporting event takes place every 4 years, bringing countries of the Commonwealth together to compete across a range of sporting disciplines.

What can  you find out about the Commonwealth? Which countries are part of it and who is the head of the Commonwealth?

What interesting facts can you find out over the next few weeks, see if you can surprise anyone with the most random fact.

Big School’s Birdwatch

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) hold a Big Birdwatch every year. This year’s event is running from January 2nd until February 23rd 2018.

The aim is to record the different types of birds spotted near to where you live – perhaps in your garden, at the park or on the way to school.

Take home one of our ‘bird recording’ sheets and record the number of birds that you see. Work out your top ten birds and then enter them onto the blog.

Let’s see which bird is the most popular.

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How do you like your pancakes?

Pancake Day has been celebrated for centuries.

Another name for this day is Shrove Tuesday, which always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of the Christian festival of Lent. As this is a 40 day period of fasting, it was tradition to use up any leftover food before Lent began – hence the tradition of eating pancakes, as this used up any leftover milk, eggs and flour.

We like to put different fillings in our modern day pancakes.

What are your favourite fillings – share these with everyone so that they can try them at home.

Try to write your entry as a recipe.

Bonfire Bonanza

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We celebrate Bonfire Night in order to remember the time when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. On that night, all over the country, bonfires were lit to celebrate the safety of the King. Ever since that day, November 5th has been recognised as Bonfire Night.

We’d like it if you would share your experiences of Bonfire Night. You might choose to do that by writing a poem, a recount, a diary entry, a persuasive text in favour or against bonfires, a safety poster … The list is endless and it really is up to you.

We can’t wait to read them.

Good Luck Year 6

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Next week you will be taking your SAT tests. You have all worked extremely hard and I am very proud of how far you have come and what you have all achieved. What do you think has made the difference to your learning this year, do you think it has been the practice papers, the homework, the booster groups or other things? Maybe it is a combination of different things. Reflect on the year and share with everyone the things that you are most proud of and the things that you believe have made the difference.

 

Easter Events

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As we finish for the Easter holidays we would like you to share what you get up to

whilst you are taking a break from school. Have you:

a) Visited somewhere completely amazing.

b) Caught up with distant relatives that you don’t see too often.

c) Eaten more Easter eggs than you should.

d) Done something completely different.

Tell us all about it – we can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to.