Year 5 and 6 Sports Day

We chose Wednesday 27th June for our Year 5 and 6 Sports Day.  It started overcast and with a chill in the air but ended with clear blue skies, glorious sunshine and was really rather hot!

As a phase, we take part in 6 events: 40m sprint, endurance shuttle run, shot putt, discus, long jump and triple jump.

Children have been practising in PE lessons and improving their ‘Personal Bests’. In the selection of photos below, you will see some of the children competing, as well as some of our adults and Year 3 and 4 helpers!

Many children managed to beat their PBs on the day, earning them bonus points in that event.  Points are being added up and sports day winners will be announced at the sports awards at the end of term.

Learning to write a précis

Year 6 have been learning to write a précis. First, they had to choose a book.

 

Then, they had to count the words! A précis is a summary and is approximately a third of the length of the original text.  Children therefore had to calculate how many words they would need to write.

Then, they were ready to have a go. Some chose to write and others chose to type.  Some chose to work on their own and others chose to work in a group.  They needed to write in their own style rather than copy the original.  A précis uses the past tense, third person and reported speech.  Some found it easier than others!