Trafalgar's Weekly News!
Welcome to Trafalgar's Weekly News page!
Here you will find regular updates from us all about our week in year 6. You will hear about our learning and about any highlights from our week.
Welcome back to Trafalgar News!
Hi, again. It's been such a long time since we last updated our news page. We must fill you in on everything, all exciting things that have happened.
Many parents were fortunate enough to attend our fabulous FAB music concert. This was a real highlight! We also had a great time writing a suspense story, based on the award winning short animated film - 'Alma', which can be found on the Literacy Shed website, if you fancy watching. All of us in Y6 tried our hardest in our practice SATs papers and achieved fantastic results.
During February, we got a surprise visit from a very important person! No, it's not the Queen! It was.... *drumroll please* - the Mayor of Merton! We had a fun time learning about the Mayor's duties and we asked him some very interesting questions.
In English, we moved on to a picture book, 'The Arrival'. However, it is more than meets the eye...
We have been writing persuasive letter about refugees.
In music, we practiced a new story, 'Tue Tue', which was taught to us by our splendid TA - Ms Huggins. Finally, we have returned back to normal after as we had our first whole school assembly after approximately 2 years.
As another month went on, we were delivered a mysterious letters. A boy named Simon L tried to warm us against the idea of welcoming refugees to our school. But we are a multi-cultural school, which welcomes all, so we are planning to change his mind by replying to him. The following week was World Book Day and we were able to dress up as book character of our choice. As part of this day, there was the reading competition, where children and adults had to send in a photo of them reading in an unusual place.
The most recent event to take place has been British Science Week and we had some cool activities to do, like our P.E. sessions, origami to represent viruses and antibodies and more! Today, we dressed up to represent growth or as a famous scientist. Some children were dressed up as flowers, carrots, Einsteins, astronauts and many more interesting people/things.
Thank you for reading our news.
Arin & Mojgan.
Thursday 21st October 2021
To sum up our first half term in year 6, here are some highlights!
The Friday Afternoon Blues! This was one of our favourite projects to do as we all enjoyed the music and singing. Four Kings College students came in along with David from Merton Music Foundation. The first thing they taught us was how to keep in time and how to keep the pulse at the same speed. Overall, I think that everyone loved the FAB project and we can't wait for more sessions.
So at home, can you give Trafalgar Class a 'HIP, HIP, HORRAY!' as we have done our first SATS practice papers this week!
Also, a big congratulations to Mojgan and James G for becoming our travel ambassadors!
In Artis this week, we continued focusing on the Anglo Saxons. One thing we did was chant out four words in our groups, which described people during that time. We also added in actions using a jump, a travel, stillness and a turn.
All in all, it has been a great first half term!
We hope you all have a lovely half term.
Amiah and Aboorvan.
Friday 1st October 2021
To set the week off we had a fun and exciting storytelling session with Hannah about our book, "Beowulf and Grendel, the Monster of the Night". The next day, in Art, we were looking closely at some beautiful pictures. On Thursday, a choir started for years 5 and 6 - it was a really big hit! We learnt the song - 'I wanna sing, sing, sing!' Lots of people kept on singing the catchy song afterwards. In Artis this week, we created some freeze frames with Fizz related to the Anglo-Saxons by thinking of powerful words.
This week, Trafalgar class voted in an exciting election for student council representatives. We had paper to cast our votes on and a genuine ballet box to place them in. Thank you to Mr Knox for organising it. Huge congratulations to Amiah and Arin - they are the year 6 student council.
Our week ended with an exciting trip to Harris Academy to have a fun Science lesson. Keep a look out for photos coming soon on our class page!
Monique and Ella.
Friday 17th September 2021
This week, we had lots of fun! Let us share with you our journey through the week.
On Monday, we went to the studio for storytelling with Hannah. Hannah told us a story about an emperor and a dragon - she left it on a cliffhanger by not telling us the ending! We acted out our own ending and we got to share it. After acting it out, she told us the actual ending. Then in the afternoon, we did computing and learnt about webs and how to be specific when searching the internet.
On Tuesday, we got introduced to a new text in English! It is called Beowulf and it is a myth. We have really enjoyed reading it so far, especially when Beowulf tore Grendel's arm off! Ouch!
On Wednesday, we started the day off with P.E. We had a tennis lesson and took part in different challenges, which was really fun. At 1:30pm, some children went to the studio and were asked about how they felt during lockdown.
On Thursday we read more of our story, Beowulf. Then after lunch we went straight to our Artis lesson with Fizz. In Artis, we played the name game so that Fizz could remember everyone's names after the summer break.
On Friday, which is today, we finished the story of Beowulf and Grendel, the Monster of the Night. It was very interesting! In assembly, Mr Knox told us about student council and how the process will work. This afternoon, we played dodgeball which is a class favourite!
So that was just some of our week in year 6! We hope you enjoyed reading about it.
Eliana and Aroush.