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Week 5

Wow! We have had such an exciting week at St. James! It has been non-stop with so many different activities and experiences for our children.


Now that SATs are over, we can get stuck back into our topic work (look out for our new topics after half term!). This week, we began a new writing and science unit. In English, we analysed the language used to narrate David Attenborough's 'Planet Earth' and discussed how emotive language was used to draw the reader in and tell a story about the animals' behaviour, whilst also informing the reader of any interesting facts. We re-wrote the narration to a clip from Planet Earth and then went on to imagine our own animal creations to write narration for. The children have been so enthusiastic and engaged and have produced some fantastic pieces of writing!


In Science, we have been learning about light and how it travels. We know that light travels in straight lines and reflects from objects and mirrors to enable us to see.


As well as this, we have enjoyed enrichment afternoon and lots of outdoor learning. There has been a real buzz around school; what a fantastic way to end a challenging half term!


A huge well done to Year 6 for how much they have worked this half term and for how they have approached all the challenges they have faced. They have also set a fantastic example to the younger pupils during our enrichment. Lewis and Harry deserve a special shout out for being such wonderful role models during enrichment. Although I missed that afternoon, the other teachers and staff relayed their highest praise for both boys! Well done!


Enjoy half term - you have earned a break!


Mrs Bibby