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Friday 1st July 2022

 

What a fabulous week! We are so proud of the effort the Year 6s put into our production this year, what a tremendous result. Thank you to students for all the effort you've put in, and thank you to parents for all the support throughout the preparation!

 

 

Following our very successful production performances to parents on Wednesday, we attended our Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church to celebrate Year 6s around the county. We were pleased to listen to the wise words of the Bishop of Chichester and receive his blessing as we move up to secondary school. We look forward to celebrating our own Year 6s with parents at our leavers service on the last day of school.

 

 

The Year 6s particularly enjoyed our traditional year 6 BBQ in the afternoon following the service - particularly receiving their Year 6 hoodies! Thank you again to Friends of Fermor for such a lovely memento.

 

Next week, our learning will be centred around transition. Future Beacon students are off to their transition days on Monday and Tuesday, and we will continue with our Smart Moves program during the remainder of the week.

 

Important Dates

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Monday 18th July – Sports Day (the KS2 event will be taking place in the afternoon)

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

8:55am (Parents welcome)

 

 

Friday 24th June 2022

 

We have packed this week full of rehearsals for our upcoming production and cannot wait for parents to see how all the hard work has come together. We haven't put up photographs of rehearsals yet as we have wanted to surprise the audience, but please enjoy this tiny teaser as we gear up for our performances next week.

 

We look forward to attending the Diocesan Leavers' Service next week and celebrating seven years of hard work in primary school. Due to the number of schools attending the service, parents are unable to attend this service but we look forward to celebrating this milestone with families at our own leavers' service later in the term (please see the important dates below).

 

Next week, between rehearsals, performances and important services, we will carry on with the Smart Moves sessions and begin to prepare for our own service.

 

Finally, thank you to all who have sent in a 'then' picture for our project. If you have not yet done so, please email a picture of your child on their first (or earliest) day of Reception (even if it was at a different school). Thank you!

 

 

Key Dates

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ (Unfortunately, there is not room for parents to attend this service.)

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Monday 18th July – Sports Day (the KS2 event will be taking place in the afternoon)

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church 8:55am (Parents welcome)

Friday 17th June 2022

 

This week, we have been engaging in lots of singing, dancing and acting. We are looking forward to welcoming you in to school on Wednesday 29th to see one of our two performances which are taking place at 9:30am and 6pm. A slip for booking tickets will be sent out next Tuesday (21st) and every family will automatically be entitled to two seats. You will be able to request additional tickets and these will be allocated as soon as we know how many spare seats are remaining in each performance.

 

Next week, we will also be starting our new transition unit, Smart Moves, which contains fifteen sessions exploring different aspects of moving on to secondary school. We will explore common problems that can occur and identify what would be a ‘smart move’ to solve it.

 

Key Dates

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ (Unfortunately, there is not room for parents to attend this service.)

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Monday 18th July – Sports Day (the KS2 event will be taking place in the afternoon)

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church 8:55am (Parents welcome)

Friday 10th June 2022

 

We have had a great first week back and rehearsals for the Year 6 production are well underway. Thank you to all to all the children who have spent time of half term learning their lines. This has a huge impact on their confidence and our ability to develop their acting skills.

 

On Thursday, we held our Fermor celebrations for the Queen’s platinum jubilee. During lunch time, we had a ‘street party’ style lunch where the children sat in the shape of the number ‘70’. Please see the main newsletter for more photos of the celebration.

 

  

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Wednesday 15th June.

 

Key Dates

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Monday 18th July – Sports Day

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, we be continuing our unit on news reports by researching a particular event from World War Two.

Maths

In maths we will be revisiting geometry and angles for revision.

History

Next week, as mentioned above, we will be researching an event from our local history from World War Two.

Science

In science we will be carrying on this week’s lesson about the characteristics we inherit from our parents.

RE

In RE next week, we will be revising and exploring the core values in Hinduism.

Friday 27th May 2022

 

This week has been an exceptionally busy week for Year 6, ending with an amazing worship for founder’s day, led by our wonderful children.

 

   

 

  

 

After some very long and difficult deliberations, the Year 6 team have agreed the cast list for our upcoming production of Porridge and, amongst much excitement, this was shared with the children today. Rehearsals will begin after half term ready for the big night on Wednesday 29th June.

 

Yesterday, with the support of Mrs Levett and Mrs Luxford, our house captains did an amazing job leading our Great Fermor Bake Off. The treats on offer looked delicious and a lot of money was raised for some very worthy causes. Thank you for your support in making this event such a success.

 

 

 

On Wednesday, the children showed a high level of respect and maturity when we converted the classrooms into a replica of a gurdwara so we could learn more about the customs and practices of members of the Sheikh faith. Once complete, the children took it in turns to act as tour guides so they could demonstrate everything they have learnt during the unit.

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

If you were unable to attend the information evening last week, please visit the school office to collect a copy of the packing list, event itinerary and medical forms.

 

Key Dates

Friday 27th June – 9:00am – Founders Day Service at All Saints Church

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Our Learning in Term 6

English

Next term in English we will be starting a new unit focusing on reading and writing news reports.

Maths

In maths we will be exploring the concept of ratio.

History

Next term we will keep calm and carry on with our study of the Second World War, focusing on the Battle of Britain, the effect of propaganda, and life on the home front.

Science

In science we will begin to learn about how species evolve over time (using the finches of the Galapagos as a case study)  and inherit the traits of their parents.

RE

In RE next term, we will be continuing our learning on world religions, moving our focus to Hinduism.

Friday 20th May 2022

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to attend the Heatree information event on Wednesday. It was great to be able to share the programme with you.

 

Today we held auditions for our upcoming Year 6 production, Porridge. The level of talent was very high and we were very proud of the effort shown. During the next week, the children will be informed of their part and given a copy of the script to start learning for homework.

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

Heatree have now forwarded the program of activities for our stay, which can be found on the information pack given out to parents on Wednesday (along with a packing list). If you were not able to attend but wish to receive one of these packs, please send a note in your child’s contact book.

 

Key Dates

Friday 27th June – 9:00am – Founders Day Service at All Saints Church

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be writing a narrative set during the evacuation of London in World War Two.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing our study of algebra, moving from function machines into substituting letters for missing values.

History

Next week we will be completing our learning of the evacuation by writing letters from the point of view as an evacuated child.

Science

In science we will be independently making the festive circuits we have spent the term planning.

RE

In RE we will be finishing our unit on Sikhism by exploring how Sikhs worship at a Gurdwara. As part of this lesson, the children and adults will have the opportunity to eat their lunch together sitting on the floor, a symbol of equality. If your child usually orders a school dinner, we would ask that you select a pack lunch option for Wednesday 25th so they can participate. Thank you.

Friday 13th May 2022

 

Well done to all of our Year 6s for making it through SATs week! The year 6 staff could not be more pleased with how the week went. SATs breakfast club was a resounding success. For more information on this, please see the main newsletter.

 

 

     

 

On Thursday afternoon we journeyed to Goldsmiths Park for our SATs treat. We all loved the opportunity to run off some steam and play with friends. Fun was had by all playing football and running games, playing in the park, learning new circle games and even setting off toy rockets. At the end of the afternoon, Mrs Lawrence came and delivered ice creams and ice lollies for us to enjoy as well. It was a lovely end to a successful week.

 

  

 

Next week we will begin to prepare for two important events: our Founders Day worship on the 27th of May and our Year 6 Production on the 29th June. Auditions for our production will be held next Friday morning. Students are encouraged to come with something prepares to wow the judges with – this can be a song, a recitation of a play or poem, a dance, or even just a routine of jokes to perform. Auditions can be solo or in a group. Although we encourage students to audition and wow us with their talent, they are not mandatory – there are many behind-the-scenes jobs and all students will have a role in the production.

 

 

Important Notices

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

 

Key Dates

Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May – SATs week

Wednesday 18th May – 6pm – Heatree Information Event

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, we will conclude our narrative unit by writing our own scenes about life as an evacuee during the war.

Maths

In maths we will dive deeper into algebra.

History

In history we will be looking at timelines.

RE

In RE, we will be looking preparing to create our own Gurdwara as we learn more about Sikhism.

Science

In science we will continue to explore how circuits work and make increasingly more complex circuits in groups.

 

Friday 6th May 2022

 

This week, the children have continued preparing for the SATs tests next week.

In maths, we have been revising how to find the area and perimeter of shapes, how to use a protractor accurately and how to calculate missing angles.

In English, we practiced our reading comprehension and key strategies for spelling.

 

The Year 6 team are very proud of how hard the children are working and their positive attitude. We are really looking forward to them showing all they have learnt during the assessments next week.

 

Important Notices

Water Bottles and Contact Books – Please ensure you child has their water bottle and contact book in school every day.

 

SATs Breakfast Club – Monday 9th to Thursday 12th May

We are inviting the children to arrive at the KS2 library door (the Year 4 entrance) from 8:25am so they can have their breakfast and spend some time in the hall with their friends before getting ready to sit their tests.

 

SATs reward – On Thursday 12th May, after the final test, we will be taking the children to Goldsmith park for a picnic lunch and some time to play. Please ensure your child has their water bottle and, assuming good weather, a sun hat and sun screen. During the afternoon, we are also planning to give the children the option of having an ice-cream or ice-lolly.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

Heatree have now forwarded the program of activities for our stay, which we look forward sharing with you during the upcoming information event on Wednesday 18th May at 6pm.

 

Key Dates

Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May – SATs week

Wednesday 18th May – 6pm – Heatree Information Event

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Friday 29th April 2022

 

This week, the children have been continuing to work hard revising for their upcoming tests.

 

Yesterday, Year 5 and 6 were visited by published author, Sophie Kirtley. After hearing about her first two books, The Wild Way Home and The Way to Impossible Island, the children had the opportunity to design their own island for a story.

 

  

 

 

Important Notices

Water Bottles and Contact Books – Please ensure you child has their water bottle and contact book in school every day.

 

SATs Breakfast Club – Monday 9th to Thursday 12th May

We are inviting the children to arrive at the KS2 library door (the Year 4 entrance) from 8:25am so they can have their breakfast and spend some time in the hall with their friends before getting ready to sit their tests.

 

SATs reward – On Thursday 12th May, after the final test, we will be taking the children to Goldsmith park for a picnic lunch and some time to play. Please ensure your child has their water bottle and, assuming good weather, a sun hat and sun screen.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

 

Key Dates

Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May – SATs week

Wednesday 18th May – 6pm – Heatree Information Event

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, we will be carrying on with creating our own narrative (including dialogue) based around evacuee children from World War Two.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing our revision ready for SATS. 

RE

In RE, we will be learning more about how members of the Sikh faith practice their beliefs.

Science

In science we will be learning more about the components of electrical circuits and how to draw them in a diagram.

Friday 22nd April 2022

 

It has been wonderful to have so much sunshine during our first week back. The children have really enjoyed being able to spend time in the woods a break and getting to use the field for PE.

 

In the mornings, we have been revising our English and maths learning ready for the SATs tests in two weeks. Everyone is working really hard and we are so proud of the positive attitude the children are showing.

 

 

Important Notices

SATs Breakfast Club – Monday 9th to Thursday 12th May

Your child should have brought home a letter this week explaining how to sign up for the SATs breakfast club. Please return the reply slip by Monday 25th April so we can ensure the kitchen can order enough food in.

During these days, we will be inviting the children to arrive at the KS2 library door (the Year 4 entrance) from 8:25am so they can have their breakfast and spend some time in the hall with their friends before getting ready to sit their tests.

 

SATs reward – Following a ‘landslide’ vote by the children, weather permitting, we are planning to take the children to Goldsmith park for a picnic lunch and some time to play after the final test on Thursday 12th May. Please contact us by Thursday 28th April if your child has school dinners and you would like to order a packed lunch for that day so we can inform the kitchen in advance.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

 

Key Dates

Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May – SATs week

Wednesday 18th May – 6pm – Heatree Information Event

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Our Learning Next week

English

Next week, we will be continuing our narrative unit and will be focusing on how we can use dialogue to convey character and advance a story.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing our revision ready for SATS. We will be looking specifically at solving time problems and area and perimeter problems.

History

In history we will be learning more about evacuee children in World War Two.

RE

In RE, we will be looking at the concepts of equality and prejudice.

Science

In science we will be learning some key history in the field of electricity.

Friday 1st April 2022

 

This week, the children traveled back in time to the Victorian era where they were able to experience what life was like in school. It was challenging having to learn and recite poetry from memory and only being allowed to speak when directly spoken too.

 

  

 

  

 

 

For the class photos, in true Victorian style the children had to sit perfectly still for quite some time, without smiling while the image was being taken. During break time, many of the children actually liked having a separate playing space for boys and girls, but we are not sure these feelings would have lasted after the novelty wore off.

 

During the afternoon, the boys had drill, where some of the boys stepped up to teach the lesson. Meanwhile, the girls spent time engaging in knitting activities with ‘Miss’ Mintram.

 

Over the coming days, please ask your child to tell you about some of the interesting facts we learnt about Victorian schooling.

 

We will announce our new Head Boy and Head Girl on the first day back after the break. 

 

 

Important Notices

SATs Breakfast Club – Monday 9th to Thursday 12th May

Our kitchen catering company, Chartwells, have offered us the opportunity to provide the children with a tasty and nutritional breakfast on site each morning before school. This would not only ensure the children have that bit of extra energy to help them concentrate during the tests, but give them a chance to come in early with their peers and have a relaxed start to the day.

As a school, we are so keen to support this offer, that we will be subsidising half of the cost, meaning that the total amount you will need to pay for all four days will be just £3.50 per child.

 

Breakfast options will include:

Pork or Quorn sausage in a roll; Toast or crumpet with butter and fruit jam; or Rice Crispies and milk.

In addition, children will also be able to have milk, squash or water to drink and yoghurt and fruit.

Payments should be made via Parent Pay and we will let you know as soon as this goes live.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

 

Key Dates

Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May – SATs week

Wednesday 18th May – 6pm – Heatree Information Event

Wednesday 29th June – 9:30am and 6pm – Year 6 Production

Thursday 30th June – 10am – Year 6 Diocesan Leavers Service at All Saints Church and Year 6 BBQ

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July – Heatree Residential Trip

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at All Saints Church

 

Our Learning in Term 5

English

After Easter, we will be starting a new narrative unit set during the evacuation of London in World War Two.

Maths

In maths we will be revising a range of areas in perpetration for the SATs week.

History

In history we will be starting our new unit focusing on World War Two. We will start by looking at a timeline of the war, and placing it within the timeline of British history.

Geography

In geography we will be starting our new unit of study comparing the physical and human geographies of the UK and Canada.

RE

In RE we will be starting a new unit focusing on the Sikhism and the idea of equality.

Science

In science we will be starting our unit of study on electricity, focusing on creating circuits with a variety of components.

 

 

Friday 11th March 2022

 

 

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the warm weather which arrived this week. So much so that we invited our Reception buddies to spend some time basking in the sun while reading with us. Everyone was delighted by this surprise!

 

 

 

   

 

Thank you to all parents who attended the SATs information session held this week. We hope this has helped shed some light on this event. Anyone who was unable to attend and requested an information pack should have received it by now – please get in touch if you requested one but have not received it yet.

 

We recommend all of our students spend some time over the upcoming weeks (like during the Easter break) revising little bits frequently. SATs revision guide books are available for purchase online and in some stores (like WHSmith). Alternatively, websites like BBC Bitesize and Espresso offer valuable practice for free.

 

This week we also announced our new Head Girl and Head Boy: Grace and Lincoln. Congratulations!

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Victorian Day – Wednesday 30th March

We will be holding a Victorian day to complete our learning on Victorian childhood this term. On Wednesday, the full school day will be held as if we were in the Victorian era. Boys and girls will learn reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic in the morning (held in separate rooms, of course), but will learn separate subjects in the afternoon. Students are encouraged dress up like Victorian children, but this is not mandatory. Girls (who choose to dress up) should wear a long dress with long sleeves, a white apron and school shoes. Boys (who choose to dress up) should wear dark trousers and a white button up shirt – much like current uniform but without jumper or tie.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

English

Next week in English we will be practising the features of non-chronological reports before writing our own on Victorian schools.

 

Maths

Next week in maths we will be revising adding and subtracting fractions.

 

RE

Next week in RE we will be completing our learning on the Easter story.

 

Science

We will be wrapping up our STEM topic next week as we compile our learning on factors affecting population growth.

 

History

Next week in history we will finish our unit on Georgians and Victorians.

 

We will also continue to spend some time revising previous core subject learning.

Friday 18th March 2022

 

With the sun shining, we have had a wonderful end to our week at school. Today there was a sea of white across the year group; thank you for showing your support and the kind donations to Red Nose Day. 

 

This week, the children have worked very hard in their mock SATs tests. Over the next two weeks, we will be exploring the papers with the children, celebrating their successes and identifying a few targets for the coming weeks.  

 

On Monday, some of our wonderful children went to the dance festival in Eastbourne. Please see the whole-school newsletter for details of the event.  

  

 

We are looking forwards to welcoming so many of you to our SATs briefing next Tuesday. We have already had over 20 responses. Please let us know by the end of today, Friday 18th, if you would like to attend so we can ensure we have prepared sufficient resources for the session. On Tuesday morning, please come to the KS2 library door (by the swimming pool) for 9am for a prompt start.  

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

SATs Information Meeting – Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 9am

The Year 6 team will be holding an information session for parents about this year’s SATs. SATs will take place this year during the week starting May 9th. We will be providing information on how the tests are structured, what they look like, and what parents can do to support children in the lead-up to the week and during SATs week. Please let us know by Friday 18th March if you are expecting to attend so that we can have enough resources prepared.

 

Victorian Day – Wednesday 30th March

We will be holding a Victorian day to complete our learning on Victorian childhood this term. Watch this space for further details.

Our Learning Next Week

 

In English next week, we starting a new unit on report writing, focusing on life for school children during the Victorian era.  

 

In Maths we will be working on converting between decimals and fractions.

 

In History we will be continuing to learn about childhood in Victorian times and comparing it against childhood today.

 

In Science we will investigate the impact of medical innovations on population growth.

 

In RE, we are continuing our learning on the resurrection of Jesus and making connections to Christian’s practices.  

Friday 11th March 2022

 

 

This week we wrapped up our English unit on letter writing by writing to some of the authors we have read this year. We have found many things we enjoy about these authors and are excited to send some of our finished letters off.  Keep your fingers crossed for responses!

 

This week we accompanied our Reception buddies to the library. We had a lovely walk to and from, and a fabulous time listening to stories and getting to choose our own books. Many Reception parents commented on how wonderful the Year 6s were their little buddies.

 

This week we also announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Lincoln and Maisie. Congratulations!

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

SATs Information Meeting – Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 9am

The Year 6 team will be holding an information session for parents about this year’s SATs. SATs will take place this year during the week starting May 9th. We will be providing information on how the tests are structured, what they look like, and what parents can do to support children in the lead-up to the week and during SATs week. Please let us know by Friday 18th March if you are expecting to attend so that we can have enough resources prepared.

 

Victorian Day – Wednesday 30th March

We will be holding a Victorian day to complete our learning on Victorian childhood this term. Watch this space for further details.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

Next week we will be holding mock SATs for our year 6s. This gives students a valuable opportunity to gain experience around the structure and expectations of SATs week. We hope that by practising now, students will be less worried about the environment and how the week works and will therefore be able to put their best effort into their work. Our mock SATs tests will include:

 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

Spelling

Reading

Maths 1 (Arithmetic)

Maths 2 (Reasoning)

Maths 3 (Reasoning)

 

In the afternoon we will continue with our foundation subjects as usual.

Friday 4th March 2022

 

We have had a very exciting Book Week across the school this week. Well doe to those of you who dressed up on Monday – we had some very impressive costumes! On Monday we also held our annual DEAR event: Drop Everything And Read. We enjoyed finding all sorts of places to read throughout the day.

 

We are excited to announce that next week (Thursday 10 March) we will be going on a joint school trip with our buddies to the library. We had originally hoped this would align with Book Week, but are still excited nevertheless. On Thursday morning, 6M will walk with Hedgehogs class to the library, participate in a session and help their buddies choose a book. 6L will accompany Owls to do the same in the afternoon. Year 6 students will need a packed lunch on this day as both classes will be eating with their buddies at the library – 6M following the library session and 6L prior to going in.

 

This week we also announced our new Head Girl and Head Boy: Saima and Robert. Congratulations!

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Victorian Day – TBC but within the last week of term

We will be holding a Victorian day to complete our learning on Victorian childhood this term. Watch this space for further details.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing to learn the features of a letter before writing our own.

 

Maths

In maths we will be working with decimal numbers to perform the four operations.

 

History

In history we will be investigating playtime activities and hobbies of Victorian children.

 

RE

Next week we will be continuing to learn the story of Easter.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about the discovery of new medications and their impact on population growth.

Friday 25th February 2022

 

 

During half term, we ran our first coding camp with Dr C's Electro Labs Ltd. The children had the opportunity to program a range of devices, including a traffic light system and a robotic arm. Great fun was had by all involved and we were very impressed with the skills shown. 

 

 

 

We’ve had an exciting first week back this week. Both classes participated in our Marvellous Middle – a webinar with the National Archives about black Victorians. Students became history detectives as they used primary documents to uncover the identity of two different famous Victorians.

 

 

This week we also announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: William and Amelie. Congratulations!

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Please ensure payments are made via parent pay for our trip. The final balance is due by Tuesday 11th June 2022.

 

Victorian Day – TBC (will take place during the last week of term)

As our Fabulous Finish, we will celebrate all things Victorian education by holding a Victorian school day. Children are encouraged to dress as authentically as they can this day and will participates in historically accurate lessons. We will learn more about what Victorian school children wore during this era, so students should be able to come up with their costume in the coming weeks.

 

Next week, we will be emailing out a list of key events and dates for the remainder of the year, including productions dates, the leavers service and the Year 6 BBQ.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our current unit focusing on letter writing and celebrating World Book Week. We will be use ‘The Journey’ by Aaron Becker as the stimulus for the week.

Maths

In maths we will be learning how to reflect and translate shapes before starting our unit of study on decimals.

History

In history we will be completing our project on Sir Henry Fermor and learning about the change in historical era.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about the flora and fauna of Crowborough and East Sussex.

RE

In RE we will be exploring the accounts from Luke’s Gospel that describe the events following the death of Jesus.

Science

In science we will be starting our STEM investigation ahead of STEM week. We will be investigating two important scientific discoveries/inventions – this week we will learn about the invention of the steam engine.

Friday 11th February 2022 

This week has been another exciting week of learning. On Tuesday, we took part in Safer Internet Day, when some of our Year 6 leaders went to visit Year 2 to help teach them how to use devices safely.

Our head boy and girl also helped to make a video of Top Tips for Using the Internet for our school’s computing page. Please click this image to access the page.

  

This week in celebration worship we announced our new head boy and girl: Maxwell and April

 Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next term, we will be starting with a unit on letter writing, where we will be writing to different authors.

Maths

In maths we will be starting with some revision work ready for the upcoming SATs.

History

Next term, we will be starting our new unit focusing on the Victorians.

RE

Next term, we will be starting our new unit on salvation, focusing on why Jesus died and was resurrected.

Science

In science we will be starting our STEM unit (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) focusing on growth.

Friday 4th February 2022

 

Today we celebrated Number Day by dressing as Times Table Rock Stars and celebrating all things maths! As part of our maths celebration today, we took part in a whole-school times table competition, had a multiplication bee, tackled maths brain teasers and puzzles, collected data on how we came to school and translated it into a graph, and talked about how we can use maths outside of school. Although packed full, it was a very exciting day.

 

 

This week was also the first time we split for our maths lesson on Monday. Students enjoyed the change of both pace and scenery. We are looking forward to continuing this next week.

 

This week in celebration worship we announced our new head boy and girl: Samuel and Kim.

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

 

 

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be writing our persuasive leaflets about keeping healthy.

 

Maths

In maths we will be starting our unit of study on decimals.

 

History

In history we will be completing our presentations on who Sir Henry Fermor was and how our school came to be.

 

RE

Next week we will reflect on our learning about Moses and the 10 Commandments while thinking about how we can apply this to our lives.

 

Science

In science we will show what we have learned by creating a persuasive leaflet in English.

Friday 28th January 2022

 

It has been a quiet, calm week in Year 6 this week. We have worked hard in both our lessons and our play.

 

After meeting with Mrs Lawrence last week, the play leaders have done a fabulous job of providing fun and exciting playtime options at lunch.

 

 

In worship this week we announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Lucas and Kate. Congratulations to you both!

 

During this upcoming week, we will begin our different maths groups. We hope by doing this that students will start to get a taste for attending different classes and groups as they move into secondary school.

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

 

Number Day – Friday 4th February

On Friday we will celebrate number day. Students are encouraged to come dressed as a rock star, in line with the Times Table Rock Stars platform we use for maths, but without any props please.

 

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be learning more about persuasive devices.

 

Maths

In maths we will be finishing our fractions unit by learning how to find a fraction of an amount, and spend the remainder of the week focusing on arithmetic and celebrating Number Day.

 

History

In history we will be learning more about how our school was established and learning a bit about the legacy of our school.

 

Geography

In geography we will be learning about hills and mountains both in our local area and across the UK.

 

RE

Next week we will learn more about the Ten Commandments and talking about how relevant they are today.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about healthy lifestyles in support of our leaflet writing in English.

Friday 21st January 2022

 

This week we enjoyed worshiping together in church again. Our Head Boy and Head Girl did a fabulous job (as usual) and we were very excited to walk back to school with our buddies again.

 

 

This week our Play Leaders spent some time with Mrs Lawrence developing their leadership skills. We look forward to exciting things to come at break times on the playground.

 

     

 

In geography, we are currently learning about our climate and how meteorologists measure weather. We have built our own anenometers in each class as part of our investigation on the micro-climate at Sir Henry Fermor School.

 

 

In worship this week we announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Sonny and Sophie.

 

From the week after next, we will be altering our timetable slightly. We will have one full morning of maths and one full morning of English each week. We feel this will allow us to delve deeper into the learning.

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

 

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be starting our unit on leaflet writing, focusing on healthy living.

 

Maths

In maths we will continue to work on adding and subtracting fractions including mixed numbers.

 

History

In history we will be learning about the death of Sir Henry Fermor and how our school was established.

 

Geography

In geography we will be looking at the results of our local fieldwork investigation.

 

RE

Next week we will learn about the key themes from Exodus and how they relate to life today.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about how water and nutrients are transported around the body.

Friday 14th January 2022

 

It's been a very exciting first full week back. This week has been Bible week - we've spent the week investigating the whole bible with help from All Saints Church.

 

 

We are pleased to announce that our new class set of iPads are up and running. These are being used in different year groups to enhance learning.  The Year 6 children have been very excited to use the iPads as part of their coding unit in computing. Later in the term, we look forward to sharing some of the children's finished apps with you. 

 

 

We also announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Noah and Emily.

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be completing our poetry unit by writing our own poems.  

 

Maths

In maths we will be working with mixed numbers.

 

History

In history we will continue learning about how charity schools began during the Georgian era and how our school was originally set up as one.

 

Geography

In geography we will be undertaking some local fieldwork on the climate at SHF.

 

Science

In science we will be creating board games about the circulatory system - watch this space for how they turned out.

Friday 7th January 2022

 

It has been wonderful to welcome the children back after the Christmas break.

 

This week, Bella and Fabiano did a great job in church working with our wonderful Year 5 classes.

 

 

In class this week, the children started their new RE unit focusing on The People of God, where they learning about the events of Moses’ life. In History, the children took part in a Georgians and Victorians quiz and were surprised to learn that England’s first postage stamp was called the Penny Black.

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

If you have booked a space for your child on this exciting three-day event, please continue to make any payments by the start of February.

 

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our poetry unit, looking at rhythm, rhyme and repetition, and how similes can be used to develop imagery.   

 

Maths

In maths we will be adding and subtracting fractions (including mixed numbers).

 

History

In history we will be learning about how charity schools began during the Georgian era.

 

Geography

In geography we will be learning about the climate of East Sussex.

 

RE

Next week, we are holding a special Bible Week where children will be having a special worship each day, led by Mark Ashworth and the team from All Saints.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about the function of the circulatory system.

Friday 10th December 2021

 

What a week! Although our week has been packed full of learning, we finished it off by celebrating Christmas in style.

 

Today, Year 6s visited Father Christmas in his grotto in the forest. As a special surprise, we were able to visit Father Christmas with our Reception buddies. Both sets of classes were thrilled.

 

  

 

 

We also spent the day completing assorted art projects. 6L worked on a seasons-themed piece of art while 6M made Christmas cards. Next week each class will complete the activity they didn't do this week.  Be sure to keep an eye out for these pieces of art coming home soon.

 

Finally, today we all participated in Christmas dinner today. Although not everyone had the festive meal, everyone enjoyed the ambiance - including being served by teachers!

 

Important Notices

 

Carol Concert - Tuesday 14th December, 6pm @ All Saints Church

As communicated in the email to parents this week from Mrs Strand, we will prioritising Year 6 parents for seating at the service to ensure you have the opportunity to see your child's final carol service at Sir Henry Fermor School. At the time of writing this newsletter, the church are finalizing the booking system and we will email the link to you as soon as possible. This will remain open until 12 o'clock noon on Monday 13th December when we will then allocate any seats which have not been reserved to parents from other year groups. Please be aware that if you cannot attend in person, the service will be streamed on a private channel (the link for which will be shared on Monday).

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is interested in attending the three-day coding camp during the February half term. Please see the letter emailed out last week for more details.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

As this upcoming week is a day short and our last of the term, our learning will take place around other school-wide events.

English

Next week in English, we will create our own short stories inspired by the tale, 'Eric' by Shaun Tan.

Maths

In maths we will continue to work on adding and subtracting a variety of types of fractions.

History

In history we will plan our local history project about Sir Henry Fermor and our school, and participate in our Fabulous Finish: a virtual tour of the Tudors and Stuarts art exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

RE

In RE we will complete our learning about how Christians celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Friday 3rd December 2021

 

Once again, it's that time of year! We have begun to celebrate the Advent season this week by preparing for the Christmas Fair, discussing the birth of Christ in our RE lesson and singing Christmas hymns in worship.

 

We have prepared for Saturday's fair by creating Nutcracker-themed decorations which will adorn the halls.

 

This week was an exciting week in History, as we were able to sample a few authentic Tudor-era recipes. There were a mix of reactions to the food, but everyone agreed that food during the Tudor times was much different than what we have today.

 

This week in PE we practiced our netball skills by playing mini-games.

 

This week we also announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Jack and Kairi. Congratulations to you both!

 

Important Notices

 

Sir Henry Fermor Christmas Fair - Saturday 4th December

We are pleased that our Christmas Fair is still going ahead. If you are attending, please ensure you bring your face masks, bundle up warm and follow the one-way system in place. If your child is volunteering for the first shift in the Year 6 booth, please arrive at the main door at 1:15, where we will come collect them. If they are volunteering for the second shift, please have them come straight to the booth for 2:45.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is interested in attending the three-day coding camp during the February half term. Please see the letter emailed out last week for more details.

 

Our Learning Next Week

 

English

Next week in English, we will investigate how to write speech accurately and work on building up our own narratives based on stories from author Shaun Tan.

Maths

In maths we will be working on adding and subtracting fractions.

History

In history we will be learning about the early life of Sir Henry Fermor.

Geography

In geography we will further investigate the uses of OS maps.

RE

In RE we will be learning about how Christians celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Science

In science we will finish out investigation of microorganisms.

Friday 26th November 2021

 

After so many special events over the past two weeks, we have a much calmer time this week.

 

Many of our Year 6 children took part in the swimming gala on Tuesday and we are very proud of how they represented the school, showing great determination and being very responsible at all times.

 

We have spent some time this week learning about our local area in Geography – be sure to ask about what we have learned!

 

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Coding Camp – Monday 14th to February 16th February

Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is interested in attending the three-day coding camp during the February half term. Please see the letter emailed out this week for more details.

 

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be finishing our unit focused on the Gunpowder Plot, before starting a narrative unit focusing on the stories from the Shaun Tan book, ‘Tales from Outer Suburbia’.  

Maths

In maths we will be starting to learn about fractions.

History

In history we will be tasting traditional Tudor foods.

Geography

In geography we will be learning more about OS maps and how to use them.

RE

In RE we will be continuing to look at the Gospels and interpreting the signs of the arrival of the Messiah.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about microorganisms.

Friday 19th November 2021

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who helped their children pick out a pair of odd socks to start our kindness week. In class, Year 6 have spent time discussing how we can be kind and supportive of each other and celebrating our uniqueness.

 

 

On Monday, the children were very pleased to be able to spend time on the laptops during our computing lesson. This term we are learning about researching and using web based resources.

 

Recently, we have been encouraging the children to use Timetable Rock Stars on a more regular basis. Thank you for all the children who have been logging on at home, the hard work is showing in the local leader board where as a school we have moved from 20th up to 13th. We are very keen to continue this upward trend, so please keep practicing.

 

Finally, today we celebrated Children in Need day by sporting our best spots.

 

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our unit on the Gunpowder Plot and learning about using a more formal tone when writing some non-fiction texts.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing with our order of operations learning.

History

In history we will be starting to learn about who Sir Henry Fermor was and why we attend a school named after him.

Geography

In geography we will be investigating different types of maps and learning about their purposes.

RE

In RE we will be looking at the Gospels and interpreting the signs of the arrival of the Messiah.

Science

In science we will be continuing our classifying of made-up creatures based on their characteristics.

Friday 12th November 2021

 

It has been a very busy week in Year 6. We spent the first part of the week preparing for our year group worship on gentleness and self-control, our fruits of the spirit. The Year 6's performed wonderfully to parents and to the rest of the school on Wednesday. At the end of this worship, Year 6's were also surprised with a new Fermor tradition: the Year 6 Tie Ceremony. Our classes quickly switched ties to show off the brand new Year 6 tie at Sir Henry Fermor School.

 

  

 

  

 

This week also marked the day on which we pause and give thought, gratitude and respect to those who have lain down their lives for us through war. The Year 6's were invited to participate in the Crowborough community's Remembrance Day ceremony, during which we laid a wreath in memory particularly of the boys from our school who fought in the war. We were lucky enough to have a relative of Sidney Page-Mitchell (one of the boys who attended Fermor School prior to enlisting) join us for the morning and tell us about Sidney. Students were excited to see history come alive.

 

  

 

This week in Celebration Worship we announced our new head boy and girl: Rey and Sienna. Our school council shop will be opening up again next week on Tuesday at playtime. Students may bring in a small amount of money if they wish to purchase school supplies from the shop.

 

 

Important Notices

Christmas Fair: Saturday 4th December. Times to be confirmed.

Year 6 Residential: Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week:

 

English

In English, we will be starting to learn about the structure of reports through the focus of the Gunpowder Plot.

Maths

In maths we will be investigating factors and learning about the order of operations. 

History

In History we will learn about the end of the Tudor era and how the Stuarts came to power.

Geography

In geography we will be continuing our study of map work.

RE

In RE we will continue reading and interpreting prophecy texts from the Bible.

Science

In science we will show our understanding of classification by creating and classifying our own animals.

Friday 5th November 2021

 

We have had a lovely first week back after the half term. Today we announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Reuben and Flo.

 

Well done to 6L who have won this month's Upper Key Stage 2 line competition. The class was very to excited to have 5 extra minutes of play as a reward for their work.

 

 

This week has been spent learning about Remembrance Day and practicing for our worship at All Saints Church on Wednesday. We are looking forward to sharing it with you!

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Church Service – Wednesday 10th November at 9am (please note the change in date)

Please drop your child directly at the church between 8:45 and 8:55.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week:

 

English

In English, we will be writing our own Remembrance Day poems.

Maths

In maths we will be carrying on with long division. 

History

In History we will learn about the Age of Exploration under the rule of the Tudors.

Geography

In geography we will be refreshing our memories on how to read and use maps.

RE

In RE we will be reading and interpreting prophecy texts from the Bible.

Science

In science we will learning about characteristics of animals which we can use to classify them.

 

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

 

We made it! This term has flown by and has been filled with laughter, learning, investigation and exploration. Thank you to all parents and students who have helped make this first term back a good one.

 

This week in Celebration Worship we announced our new Head Boy and Head Girl: Callum and Laura.

 

For the first time this term, we have spent time with our Reception buddies. On Tuesday, we shared the daily run with them, showing just how far the Year 6s run. On Thursday, we spent the last part of the afternoon basking in the autumn sunshine while reading a book. Our little buddies loved being read to!

 

  

 

As we start thinking towards Remembrance Day in November, we spent the last day of term honouring the men who went to Sir Henry Fermor School and lost their lives in the Great War. We created poppies out of wire and tissue paper which each bear the name of one of these men who sacrificed their lives. These poppies will be used in our Remembrance Day worship when we return from the half-term break.

 

  

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Church Service – Wednesday 10th November at 9am (please note the change in date)

Please drop your child directly at the church between 8:45 and 8:55.

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning When We Return

English

In English, we again turn our thoughts to Remembrance Day as we learn about and create pieces of poetry.

Maths

In maths we will be learning the long division method.

History

In history we will be continuing to compare the lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Geography

In geography we will be concluding our Population unit by learning about the census.

RE

In RE we will be starting our unit on the incarnation of Christ.

Science

In science we will be starting our new unit on classification systems of animals

Friday 15th October 2021

It is hard to believe that we have just one week left of this term. This week we introduced our New Head Boy and Head Girl, Jack and Sammy.

   

This week, most of the children received their new badges and training for their Year 6 responsibilities. Our ambassadors were able to give the first child led tours in almost two years and the play leaders look very smart in their new uniforms.

In science this week, we have been learning about shadows – how they are formed and what shape they take. To practice, we spent some time learning to form (and then perform) hand shadow puppets.

Next week, the children will be spending time outside with their reception buddies. We will also be preparing for our church service and holding our house group hockey match.

  

Important Notices

Year 6 Church Service – Wednesday 10th November at 9am

Please drop your child directly at the church between 8:45 and 8:55. Please note that at this service we will also be presenting the children with their new Year 6 tie. 

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be completing our short story unit, where the children will apply the skills they have learnt in their big write.

Maths

In maths we will be refreshing our memories about various methods of division.

History

In history we will be comparing the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Geography

In geography we will be completing our case study of London and Cardiff.

 

RE

In RE we will be reflecting on our learning from this term, revisiting the questions we asked at the start of the unit and identifying our successes.

 

Science

In science we will be finishing our study of shadows by putting on a shadow puppet play.

Friday 7th October 2021

 

This week, we were pleased that we were able to go to church for our harvest festival, where we were able to reflect on how amazing it is that we can grow food from such tiny seeds.

 

  

 

Next month, on the 3rd November, Year 6 will be leading the service based on our class values of gentleness and self-control. We hope that you will be able to join us. 

 

In Science, we have been continuing our learning on light, focusing on refraction. The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to explore first how light can bend using prisms (and how light is split into the visible spectrum through them).

 

  

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our unit on short stories. As part of this, we will be exploring how an author can show the reader what a character is feeling or thinking. 

Maths

In maths we will be carrying on with multiplication, as we learn to multiply any number by two digits, followed by revising division.

History

In history we will be learning about the trials and tribulations of Elizabeth I's reign over England in the Tudor era.

Geography

In geography we will be carrying on with our study of Population, including our case study of London and Cardiff.

RE

In RE we will be exploring the concept of stewardship and how this can be reflected in a Christian.

Science

In science we will be exploring shadows - how they are made and why they may change shape.

 

Friday 7th October 2021

 

This week, we were pleased that we were able to go to church for our harvest festival, where we were able to reflect on how amazing it is that we can grow food from such tiny seeds.

 

Next month, on the 3rd November, Year 6 will be leading the service based on our class values of gentleness and self-control. We hope that you will be able to join us. 

 

In Science, we have been continuing our learning on light, focusing on refraction. The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to explore first had how light can bend using prisms.

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing our unit on short stories. As part of this, we will be exploring how an author can show the reader what a character is feeling or thinking. 

Maths

In maths we will be

History

In history we will be

Geography

In geography we will be

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the concept of stewardship and how this can be reflected in a Christian

 

Science

In science we will be

Friday 1st October 2021

 

This week, we held time trials for the upcoming inter-school cross country competition. We were really impressed with how many children put themselves forward and their outstanding effort while running the two kilometres. Our fastest time came in at just over nine minutes!

 

In our history learning this week, the children learnt about what life was like during the Tudor period, including what people ate, where they lived and the types of punishments that were used. The classes were particularly shocked to learn about the poor sanitation and that Queen Elizabeth only had two baths during her life time, neither of which she liked. We continued our study of the Tudors by writing biographies of Henry VIII.

 

  

In celebration worship today, we announced our new head boy and girl, Jack and Pati. This week they will be leading our harvest festival in church.

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

Thank you for everyone who has paid their deposit. We are now calculating the costs and will contact you as soon as possible with the total cost and information on how to pay.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be starting a new unit focusing on short stories. We will begin be reading and discussing a range of stories by the author Kevin Crossley-Holland

Maths

In maths we will be starting to learn about different methods used to multiply larger numbers.

History

In history we will be exploring the reign of Elizabeth I.

Geography

In geography we will be starting a case study on multi-ethnic London and the features of urban centres.

 

RE

In RE we will be reflecting on the wonder of the universe and creation. We will also be thinking about how Genesis can inspire Christians.  

 

Science

In science we will be using prisms to understand what light is made of.

 

Friday 24th September 2021

 

This week, we have been learning how to solve problems involving negative numbers. The children particularly enjoyed making their own number lines to help work out the answers.

 

 

 

Today the children spent time learning to make their own periscopes, following our investigation on the reflective properties of different materials last week.

 

 

 

In celebration worship today, we announced our new head boy and girl, Ollie and Emily. Congratulations to you both. We are sure you will be outstanding role-models.

 

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

This week you should have received a letter outlining our residential trip to Heatree in the summer term. We have been amazed by the amount of deposits we have already received and level of enthusiasm from the children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be finishing our unit on biographies, where the children will be looking at how to create cohesion in writing before writing their own biography for Henry VIII

Maths

In maths we will be starting our unit of study on the four operations. We will be learning about addition, subtraction, and using the inverse.

History

In history we will be learning about what life was like in Tudor times, and compare their daily life to our own.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about the migration of populations across the world.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the meaning of Psalm 8 and how Christians might interpret it.

 

Science

In science we will be carrying on with our study of reflection and refraction.

Friday 17th September 2021

 

There was much excitement in Year Six this week due to the announcement of the Year 6 jobs. We were very impressed by the quality of applications submitted, which only made allocating the roles even harder to decide.

 

We are very pleased to introduce you to our new teams:

 

The house captains, who will each be aiming to lead their house to success this year.

 

The worship leaders, who will be responsible for preparing and leading our Friday celebration worships this year.

 

The play leaders, who will be working with our lunch staff to select playground equipment and teach children how to play a wide range of games.

 

The school ambassadors, who will provide tours for visitors to our school, showing all Fermor has to offer.

 

The office team, who will work with Mrs Saunders to deliver important messages and items to classes.

 

The school council leaders, who will help to set up our school council for this year, run meetings and operate our school council shop.

 

The eco team, who will work hard to raise our awareness of environmental issues and help our school to be more green.

 

We look forward to sharing the successes of these teams with you as the year progresses.

 

 

In celebration worship today, we announced our new head boy and girl, Charlie and Mia-Bee. Congratulations to you both. We are sure you will be outstanding role-models.

  

 

 

Important Notices

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th June

This week you should have received a letter outlining our residential trip to Heatree in the summer term. We have been amazed by the amount of deposits we have already received and level of enthusiasm from the children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week in English, we will be continuing to research the life of Henry VIII as part of our unit on biographies. We will also be revising how to write in the correct tense and how to use a formal tone.

Maths

In maths we will be learning about negative numbers.

History

In history we will be looking at the impact of the English Reformation and learning about Henry VIII's life.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about population density and how it changes between urban and rural areas.

RE

In RE we will be looking at how both religion and science help to build our understanding of the universe and the types of questions each is most suited to help answer.  

Science

In science we will be learning about how light refracts.

Friday 10th September 2021

 

It has been great to have our first full week back in school. Our new head boy, James, and head girl, Isla, did a wonderful job leading our first church service on Wednesday. 

 

This week, the children have been working hard on their application letters for their Year 6 job. We have been very proud of how passionate they are about taking on a role and look forward to announcing the results next week.

 

Our first topic this year is the Tudors and Stuarts. As our stunning start to this unit, we went onto the field to re-enact the Battle of Bosworth where Henry Tudor succeeded in overthrowing Richard III.

    

 

   

 

Important Notices

Meet the Teacher – Monday 13th September 2021 – 9:00 to 9:30am

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our meet the teacher session on Monday, where we will outline the key events of this academic year and share important information. (If you are unable to attend, a copy of the presentation will be shared after the meeting.)

 

Year 6 Residential – Monday 11th to Friday 15th July

This week you should have received a letter outlining our residential trip to Heatree in the summer term. We have been amazed by the amount of deposits we have already received and level of enthusiasm from the children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

 

Our Learning Next Week

English

Next week, we will be starting a new unit on biographies, particularly focusing on the life of Henry VIII. The children will start by researching the key events of his life before exploring the key features of a biography.

Maths

In maths we will be continuing our study place value and will be learning to order numbers up to seven digits.

History

In history we will be starting to learn about the English Reformation, including why it happened and the events leading up to it.

Geography

In geography we will be learning about population density. We will compare the population densities of urban and rural spaces, and of different countries around the world.

 

RE

In RE we will be continuing our new unit on creation by exploring and interpreting the events in Genesis.

 

Science

In science we will be carrying out an investigation on the reflective properties of different surfaces.

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