This term, our Year 6 pupils have been creating their own businesses for the Fiver Challenge. They are each given £5 towards the starting costs of their business, which they pay back at the end of the project. The children worked together to develop business plans, including costings and projected income, and then made their dreams become a reality! The businesses were very popular and the profits will be split between a class treat and a charity of the children’s choice.
Our Topic last half term was the Living Things.
To support and extend the children’s learning around this topic, we organised an educational trip to the Floating Classroom located at the Grand Union Canal. The trip took place on Wednesday the 22nd of May. The session was held on a boat and it was an imaginative, engaging and fun learning experience for the children.
The children were involved in a hands-on session investigating various plants and creepy crawlies. They also had a chance to discover the different animals and birds that live around the canal. All children behaved so well and we were so proud of them!
Years 2, 4 and 6 are involved in the Young Readers Programme this term. The programme aims to motivate children to read for enjoyment through a series of literacy events that celebrate the fun of reading. At each event, the children independently select a new book of their choice to keep. The first event was just before Easter and the theme was ‘tuck in and read’, celebrating bedtime stories.
There will be one more event in school later this term (‘Booknic’), and the final event will be held at the British Land offices.
Dragons have been spotted in St Mary’s! Levi has written a guide to help you spot them too:
One of our Year 6 students, Harrison, has written about what life is like in Year 6 at St Mary’s. Read his thoughts here:
We have loved celebrating all things book-related this week! We have been welcoming a Mystery Reader into each class each day; stopping whatever we were doing and grabbing a book for ‘Drop Everything and Read’; swapping our World Book Day vouchers for a free book at Daunt bookshop; sharing books with our parents on Thursday afternoon and wearing our pyjamas to school! It really has been a fantastic week.
A special thank you goes to Mr Knight for organising it all, and to the parents and carers who have supported us by sharing stories, customising pyjamas and most importantly, inspiring a love of reading in our children.