Pirates of the Curry Bean
What amazing evenings! Congratulations to all Year 5 and 6 - you have really done yourselves proud! Several weeks of hard work - learning lines, remembering cues, learning songs and getting the timing just right. The performances have been outstanding; full credit to you all. I am incredibly proud of the way you have applied yourselves and worked as a team to produce the final performances. It has been a delight to work with you; to see you mature and progress over the year - I am going to miss you all, but have many, many happy memories.
This really is: Mrs. Kent, signing out for the very last time. Good luck to you all!
End of term
As we near the end of term, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Year 6 pupils on what has been a fantastic year of achievements.
They have worked incredibly hard all year and are an absolute credit to the school. Throughout the year they have risen to the challenge of being the oldest in the school and have proved themselves to be excellent role models within the school, and ambassadors in the wider community, for the school.
I am incredibly proud of each and every child; of the progress and success they have achieved. Most recently their success is reflected in our excellent SATs results.
However, school is not just about the academic success, but about producing young people who are fully rounded in all areas of the curriculum; excel at their strengths and work hard to improve their weaknesses. During the last week of term we will be celebrating all of these achievements through the various events eg school production, speech competition, music concert and prizegiving.
I am looking forward to celebrating with my class!
Thank you for all your support. This is Mrs. Kent, signing out for one last time!
Sports Week 19th -23rd June
This year the weather has been glorious! The children have had an amazing week:
Monday – School Games Day
Tuesday – Carousel of sports – Netball/Circuits/Karate/Military drills – taster sessions
Wednesday – Paralympic Day – learning about the history of the Paralympics; how and when it first started and how it has grown. They also had taster sessions of Sitting Volleyball and Goalball, with a guest visitor of Zac from Reception class to help and give advice.
Thursday – Inter house Football
Friday – Healthy Living Day – the children have learnt about the effects of tobacco and alcohol on the body.
It has been a delight to see the children so engaged and working together as a team; supporting and encouraging each other. We clearly have a lot of talent in Edlesborough School, potentially some future world class sportsmen and women.
A fantastic final sports week Year 6 - well done, I`m proud of you all!
Y6 Apprentice Week
During the week of the 22nd May, whilst Year 5 were away on their residential trip, Year 6 took part in Edlesborough School`s annual “Apprentice Week”.
Led by Mr. Comer, the children organised themselves into groups and within those groups they agreed on roles eg project manager, marketing etc. Over the course of the week they learnt about how to carry out market research in order to decide on a product to sell, production and costing of the products, working within a budget, advertising the products and selling the products. Finally, at the end of the week, in true “Apprentice style”, they had to present all their work to a panel of judges: Mr. Comer, Mrs. Dorrance and Mrs. Hollinshead.
The children had a fantastic week and learnt a lot about business in such a short space of time. I am sure that as they get older they will take their entrepreneurial skills further!
At the end of the week there were prizes to be won and they were allocated in the following way:
Best teamwork: The 5 Musketeers – Jamie W, Charlie, Oscar, Jake and Mason
Best presentation: The Moneymakers – Eliza, Callum, Lucy, Toby and Kayleigh
Best stall: The Stressball Masters – Tegan, Zante, Phoebe, Jacob and Max
Wooden spoon: The FPMSS – Daisy, Olly, Lucas, Harry and Josh
Most profit: The Fidgeteers – Kailieigh, Cerys, Kian, Matthew and Jamie T
Overall: The Moneymakers – Eliza, Callum, Lucy, Toby and Kayleigh
Year 6 would like to thank all the staff for their help during the week and to Mrs. Dorrance for helping to judge and to present their awards.
Year 6 School Games Day 7th June
On Wednesday 7th June, Year 6 pupils went to The Cottesloe School to take part in a School Games Day event.
Year 6 pupils from many of the surrounding primary schools attended to compete against each other in a wide range of sporting activities. We put forward teams for: tennis, football, netball, rugby and table tennis. All the pupils were incredibly well behaved and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship whether they won or lost a match.
Overall we came third, having won the tennis, rugby and table tennis. The table tennis and football teams won “Best Sporting team” and Kayleigh had recognition for her table tennis playing.
A great day was had by all, even the weather stayed fair! We are incredibly proud of all of them – well done!
During 8th -11th May, all the Year 6 pupils have worked incredibly hard with their end of KS2 SATs. We are very proud with the attitude they displayed. The results won`t be out until July, but we know that they have done their very best!
Friday (12th) the children had a “computing day”. They spent the day learning how to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems and solving problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. The children learnt this through the use of the program “Kodu”. They had a great day and learnt lots; not only computing skills, but also patience and resilience when things go wrong!
The children have lots of exciting events to enjoy during their last term at Edlesborough eg Apprentice week, end of term performance, not to mention all the sporting events. We are looking forward to making lots of happy memories for these last few weeks!
Year 6 pupils have returned refreshed after the Easter break, ready for their last ever term at Edlesborough School.
Since their return they have made a fantastic start with the whole school initiative of: “Mile a day”. We have already got as far as London. Well done and keep it up!
Thank you to all those parents who have already purchased a copy of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”. If you haven`t yet sourced one, it isn`t too late. We have made a good start reading this and the children are planning and writing their own fantastical ideas for how to get into the magical land of Narnia.
Topic work this term is based around our local area of The Chilterns. The children have received their latest topic homework choices. The first piece will be due in on the 2nd May.
The children are working hard in school preparing for the SATs (w/c 8th May). Please encourage your child to keep up the revision at home too.
Please note that there is an information leaflet from the government on the website explaining about the 2017 tests.
Year 6 have been working incredibly hard this term. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about our Science themed topic on Space. Their topic homework was based on this theme, and as you can see from the photographs, they have created some amazing pieces of work!
Last Monday, we went to the National Space Centre in Leicester (thank you to Mrs. Van de Linde for organising). We had a great day and learnt so much – loads of hands on activities to enjoy. In particular, the Rocket tower was fascinating - especially when the rocket was launched!
Literacy work has also been based on the theme of Space. Last week we watched Apollo 13 and the children have written some excellent pieces from the famous line: “Houston, we have a problem”.
Please note, that your child will be bringing home additional work to do over the holidays. Whilst we don`t want it to impact greatly on the break, we are mindful that SATs are fast approaching and it would be most beneficial to keep the momentum going.
I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a very Happy Easter.