Together we nurture the genius in everyone
|Mr Broers||Class Teacher|
|Katie Flood / Hilary Wilkington||LSA|
|Helen Read / Bima||LSA|
|Ms Taverner||Class teacher|
|Michelle Middleton||Teaching Assistant|
Isle of Wight Trip
The coach from Isle of Wight is expected back at 5pm. When the coach arrives please help to unload bags. Children will be individually called off the coach as parents are seen by Mrs Jones.
The children have enjoyed their last day on the Isle of Wight and started the day with birthday cake for breakfast to help celebrate Sophia and lana's birthday.
Today they have enjoyed raft building amongst other thing.
The children have had a fantastic time and have showed amazing resilience, patience and kindness to their friends. Working as teams together to achieve tasks and support each other throughout the week. Well done Year 6 Alexandra school are very proud of you.......
Mr Waiting would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who have supported, looked after the children and enjoyed the amazing week. We look forward to hearing all about the trip.
The children have enjoyed another fun packed day of activities - children could choose between different activities, games, scavenger hunt or water sports.
Pick Up arrangements for tomorrow:
The children are expected to journey back to school by coach leaving Southampton at 2.45pm.
The journey traffic permitting is expected to take approx 2 - 2 half hours. So they are hoping to be back around 5pm.
We will update later today on the full pick up details. We will notify parents by parentmail or text tomorrow on exact time.
The children have had another fun packed day with Mr Waiting joining them.
A short video of Mr Waiting & Mr Broers doing the penguin slip and slide.
The children enjoyed a hearty breakfast with the most amazing view.
Today the children will be enjoying Kayaking, windsurfing and learning to use a dingy.
The children and teachers are having a fantastic time.
Awards are given out for the best room each day.....
The year 6 children have enjoyed a much sunnier day out on the water. They had a fabulous first full day of exciting activities including keels boating, kayaking and paddle boarding, followed by crabbing and archery.
More photos in the Isle of Wight Gallery
All the children have arrived safely and have settled in well. Some of the children even read books while on the ferry journey.
The first big challenge today was how to put a duvet cover on !!!
Every child and adult has been given a wet suit and they have all jumped into the water, even the adults. They are just about to enjoy a dinner of pasta or chicken.
The last activity before settling down for the night will be either taking part in water polo or a game called egg drop. Mrs Jones said everyone is enjoying themselves.
More photos to follow tomorrow.
This is the view from the dorms
After October half term, your child will be playing Hockey during their Outdoor P.E sessions. Although Hockey is not new to the curriculum at Alexandra, the way the children engage with it will be. We will be using wooden hockey sticks and heavier training balls for the first time in order to develop children’s skills, as well as increase the level of enjoyment of the sport.
As is common practice in all schools, your child will require a mouth guard and shin pads for the lessons. I have included some example links to both mouth guards and shin pads if your child does not already own these.
Unfortunately, without them, your child will be unable to participate.
Stationery in School
Although your child’s class teacher can provide stationery items such as handwriting pens, pencils, rulers etc., most children in Key Stage 2 bring in their own stationary for use in the classroom. We recommend this where possible because it encourages children to develop greater responsibility for their belongings as they grow. However, because of the wide range of items that can be brought into school and because of a lack of space for storage of items, this list of items has been devised to guide you on what is appropriate for your child to have in the classroom:
- Small pencil case (please avoid oversized large ‘Smiggle’ style cases
- 2 pencils
- 2 blue handwriting pens (for use only when pen license has been awarded- Year 4 and up)
These are available at school but if you wish to equip your child with these then choose a blue fibre tip. Also the pilot ‘FriXion’ pen is a good, although expensive, option as it is erasable and equipped with its own eraser.
- Glue Stick
- Plain ruler (cm and mm)
- Children may bring in a set of colouring pencils
- No gel pens please
- No felt tips please
To re-iterate, these items are available in school and you are not obliged to supply your child with these, but please observe these recommendations if preparing your child with items for school. This will ensure better classroom organisation and better presentation too.
Friday 11th October 2019
to be updated
Year: 6Theme: The Victorians- the age of intervention
Week beginning: Monday 14th October 2019
|Isle of Wight residential||
|English, maths, science and topic||
PE is on Thursday and Friday.Please ensure your child comes to school in a weather appropriate PE kit on their PE day.
Monday 14th October – Friday 18th October is the Isle of Wight residential.
Please arrive at school for 7.30am - if your child has any medicine - please have this in a named clear bag ready to be handed to staff
Coach will be leaving at 8am sharp.
Children not attending the trip should come to school normal time.
Parent – Teacher meetings are being held on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November.
Info re apps on Mobile phones;
As a school, we teach comprehensive lessons in e-safety in which children are given all the necessary tools to stay safe online. It is vital that parents and carers have a comprehensive knowledge of their child’s internet activity and mobile phone messaging in particular. We would strongly recommend that children are not allowed access to the internet after bedtime as we understand that this is when many chats take place.
For your information, we have attached a diagram explaining the age restrictions for popular apps and social networks. Please note that WhatsApp has a recommended age limit of 16 designed to keep children safe.
For further information or advice, please visit the NSPCC website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Many thanks for your continued support,
The year 6 team