Year 6 - Orcas 2017 - 2018

Mr Nodder

Welcome to Orcas 2017-18

A great start and I am very impressed with the children's presentation, level of understanding in Maths and general politeness! I have a feeling it is going to be a Good year!

I would like to introduce our Website administrators...

They are Yoann Bentley and Kacper Bzdyra. They will be keeping you updated on whats been happening in our class during the past week. This week we have been testing ourselves after a long break! We have also been making memory boxes ready for our topic on World War Two. 

Our Trip to Attingham



Arriving at the car park,we noticed several people dressed in 1940's clothing, watching us expectantly. We got off the bus and  we were told to line up quietly in pairs. We walked in silence down to the mansion,as instructed. We were being treated like the evacuees were treated in the 1940's. Once inside,we were lectured on always carrying your gas mask and what would happen to us as evacuees. We then split into groups to go and learn about different subjects. One group learnt about rationing and the other group learnt about using old rag materials to make soft rugs. Our class loved it and we are sure that the other classes that go, will too.


Today, we had a visit from Mr Evans - English Secondary teacher - who has introduced a writing competition for Turtles and Orcas to enter. We are very excited by this prospect and the prizes include having the winning story dramatised by drama students next year! 

In preparation for this, we have managed to organise transport to the scene of two of the legends the children will be basing their writing on (Devil's Chair and Edric the Wild). Children have been given consent forms today which will need to be returned by Monday. Sorry for the short notice but after looking at the forecast and hearing of this exciting competition, we thought that giving the childern a chance to experience the surroundings up on the Stiperstones would be invaluable for them. Thank you in advance for your support.  


Dec 6th

Our competition entries are complete and will be handed over to the Secondary School English Department during the next few days. The children have worked extremely hard on these and we are proud of the entries. Their front covers have been attached and we shall wait and see how they get on. The three myths are based loosely on The Wrekin Giant, The Devil's Chair and Edric the Great. 

We look forward to seeing you all next week (Tuesday 12th Dec) at 1.30pm and/or 6pm for our Christmas production: The Christmas Code. Children have been given letters, detailing items needed for costumes. If there are any queries, please do not hestitate to ask. 



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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Truthfulness'.

In school we will be:

Helping children to explore and understand the concept of truth.

Encouraging all members of the school community to be truthful in their interaction with one another.

Exploring the concept of being true to oneself.

Encouraging children to develop their understanding of the moral choices we are sometimes faced with in life.

Exploring how through Jesus's teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way he means us to live.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.