Monthly Archives: January 2015

Determined attitude from Shelby and Danielle

Shelby and Danielle
Shelby and Danielle

Mrs Croft had to blog to say how proud she was of two children in Year 6 that have today achieved personal bests in their mental maths tests.

Both Danielle and Shelby have struggled in this area and on certain occasions have almost given up when the questions seemed ‘Just too hard!’ But they did not give up and today the class shared in giving them both a huge round of applause for a job well done! Go girls – you are both super stars! Keep it up!

British Values


This week Year 6 have been discussing and debating the important topic of British Values. It is vital that we teach our children to understand that there are all different types of people in the world. It is also important for them to understand and accept that a person has the right to live their life in an alternative way to us, and that we should respect them for it.

The class were extremely grown up; talking and sharing their experiences in areas such as homophobia and racism. They discussed why certain comments could upset someone and why they should think before using unacceptable words and phrases.

They produced some excellent work and Mrs Croft was impressed at how mature they were in dealing with such a sensitive subject (although one that cannot and should not be avoided!)

Well done Year 6!

Different textiles in Art


Year 6 are learning and using a range of different textiles in Art. These have included felts, paints, tissue paper and an array of other materials. They have researched artists over the past few weeks, related to Popular Art culture in the 1960’s and 70’s. They have focused their inspiration using Andy Warhol’s repetition of popular images and replicating those with a variety of colours and materials. We have fitted the concept around the topic of ‘Around The World In 80 Days’ and have created flags in the style of Andy Warhol. This is project is set over a few lessons and the children are getting used to working like professional artists in their work. They are taking their time and using their thinking skills to develop different layers and textures, taking calculated risks and using exciting tangible material that works. They all thoroughly enjoy the work and is a great way to express their creativity.

Spotlight on Caitlin

Caitlin is a total star and a pleasure to have
Caitlin is a total star and a pleasure to have

This week the Year 6 “Spotlight on…award” goes to Caitlin Hayes. Mrs Croft is so pleased to award this prize to Caitlin as she is a total star and a pleasure to have in the classroom. She never fails to do her absolute best in everything that is asked of her and this clearly shows in the excellent work she produces.

She is a true role model for the class and is doing a fabulous job of being a sports ambassador. Well done Caitlin, Mrs Croft is extremely proud of you!

Converting units of measure

Jordan was the first to complete the task
Jordan was the first to complete the task

This week Year 6 Eagles have been reviewing and revising their knowledge of converting units of measure. It’s been a good week and they have been putting their skills to good use.

Mrs Croft and Mrs Sabir’s group have been estimating objects, measuring them and converting them to alternative units. Mrs Butterworth’s group have also been looking at conversions and they finished the week with a very taxing conversion puzzle. Take a look at a very proud Jordan who was the first to complete it – Well Done Jordan!

Aston Villa coach helps Y6 during PE


Today Year 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from Aaron Drakeley from the Aston Villa Football Academy, during their PE session.

The children took part in a series of warm-up exercises and were taught various football skills such as; dribbling and blocking their opponents. They had a great session.

One of our Sports ambassadors for the school Reece Andrew said: “This lesson with Aaron was awesome, I loved it!”

Take a look at the photos and see what they got up to.

Spotlight on Las

A pleasure to read Las' sentence writing
A pleasure to read Las’ sentence writing

This term we are continuing to award our ‘Spotlight on…award’ and this week it goes to Las Salih. Mrs Croft was so pleased with the effort Las has put in with his writing. He is starting to write some amazing sentences that are an absolute pleasure to read.

He also works extremly hard in maths and always puts in 100%. Keep it up Las- an excellent effort!