Welcome back after the Easter holidays.
The children made a wonderful start to the new term today, continuing their positive and motivated outlook. Well done everyone! Next Wednesday, we will be looking at collage work in our art lessons. We will be looking at the work of Chris Ofili, in particularly Afrodizzia, and creating our own pieces based on the theme CHANGES. This could relate to images that suggest:
•DeterminationIn preparation for this, please could you bring in any magazines, which included inspirational images, or any personal photos that you do not mind being resized and used in the creation of your work.
Let's get creative.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in today's event.
It was a superb opportunity for Year 6 to present their pitches and persuasive adverts for their chosen audiences, sharing also their energy and enjoyment. Year 6 have worked incredibly hard and maintained their professional roles throughout. Your parent feedback was greatly appreciated too. Our interim discussions helped to re-address everyone's involvement when presenting to the Year 4 and 5 groups later in the morning. The hall would have been our first choice for hosting an event of this nature, so many thanks for dealing with the space that we had available today. Given the time dedicated to this project, the children have achieved an incredible amount. Today, they have begun relating the skills they practiced and developed to real-life jobs and shared their enjoyment of the process.
Well done Year 6.
6A look forward to welcoming you to their Dragons' Den event tomorrow. They have worked hard to: create realistic product ideas; construct these ideas systematically; design and record adverts; carefully write persuasive, honest pitches and design further advertising materials. This has been a wonderful team effort and the children have developed many skills on the journey - learning a lot about their personal roles within a pro-active team.
The holiday is almost upon us. Your child has already brought home a selection of revision Maths papers to practice. These can be used as you see fit - 'little and often' can be a good approach here. I will also add several SPAG exercises to the SPAG.com website, to enable your child to practice this area of study too.
We all wish you a wonderful holiday.
Year 6 girls and boys had a wonderful afternoon yesterday at KHS where year 10 and 11 pupils refereed their tournaments with teams from many other local schools. Great skills and sportsmanship were shown. Training at clubs paid off: both A netball and football teams won the tournaments; the football B team earned 4th place and the girls netball team 5th place.
For many, it was their first tournament and they were thrilled to be part of the Gorseland team!
Today, all companies began their product construction. A very purposeful and focused group of children ensured they followed their construction plan to begin the task.
Many children took part in a 'safe sawing' workshop - to enable them to saw wood for their product. Most children were keen to get their electrics working - persevering with the fiddly wires and components to ensure accurate conductor connections.
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