We have been using climbing frames and other equipment to develop our strength and agility during PE this term.
Year Six have been working incredibly hard on their writing this term. They are always trying to include advanced punctuation and vocabulary, and are so willing to independently make improvements to their work. It is lovely to see how much effort all of the children are putting into their writing. We know that it may look a little messy at times, but this clearly shows the effort the children are going to, to improve their work. Well done Year Six!
Please find below a copy of this term’s newsletter and spellings.
The Carol Concert at Milestone Academy today was a real success. Year 6 sang beautifully and showed impeccable behaviour throughout the entire morning.
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the RAF museum on Tuesday. They were fascinated by the planes and loved experiencing a WWII classroom, even if it was very strict. Year 6 were so well behaved and represented the school incredibly well. What a fantastic day!
Year 6 had a fantastic time learning to play tag rugby this afternoon, despite the rain and mud! The children have learnt about attacking and defending in rugby and effective ways of passing. They had such a positive attitude, even in such difficult conditions.
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As part of our Learning Journey about different cultures, the children have made model villages from the Amazon. As you can see, they thought creatively and worked hard to create their models.
Year 6 were lucky enough to be the first year group to benefit from tennis lessons at Hartley Country Club. They listened carefully, practised a range of skills and began to put their new skills into a game scenario. The children are already so excited about next week’s lesson.
Redwood and Cedar thoroughly enjoyed their forest schools sessions this week! They created a God’s eye ornament, climbed trees, built swings and even enjoyed some lovely hot chocolate. Thank you so much to those of you who joined us on these days; we really appreciate the help.
On Monday, Year 6 learnt about Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who uses nature to create images and sculptures. They then used the forest environment to collect materials to use, to create their own artwork and sculptures. We think that they look fantastic!
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Welcome back and welcome to Year 6. Please click below to read or download our latest Newsletter and Home Learning.
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Y6 received a visit this week from our Community Warden, Jackie West, as well as a PCSO and a member of the Antisocial Behaviour Team from Sevenoaks Borough Council. The children found out about their roles in our local community, and enjoyed trying on some of the uniform too!
Year 6 had great fun today investigating a crime scene as part of their Learning Journey entitled “Crimestoppers”. They were asked to work in small teams to assess, photograph and record evidence of a ‘crime’ that had taken place in our woods. Here are some examples of their descriptions of some evidence found. Watch this space for updates on the crime!
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Bubbles within bubbles!
Cedar’s Totem Poles…
Meccanoid visits Year 6! Four Leigh UTC students spent the day visiting all the classes with Meccanoid.
What an exciting start to STEAM week when Cedar welcomed their newest addition!
The year 6 DT/Science Challenge in Cedar was to design and make a musical instrument that would play a simple tune.
DT/Science Challenge Day in Redwood – tuned percussion instruments….
Year 6 made worry beads to help when when they ‘feel anxious’ as part of their transition session with West Kent Community Youth Services – ‘Y6 Healthy Lifestyles’.
The first Bikeability sessions have taken place over the last two day. The children have been gaining the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on the road.
Year 6 took part in Hartley’s Comic Relief Fancy Dress Fun Run on Friday – accompanied by Mrs Fewell who completed her ten laps!
World Book Day in Cedar…
Year 6 participating in ‘Well-Being’ sessions…..
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The children were asked to research the following question: ‘How are coral reefs being damaged by humans?’ Be creative – could you record your own news report (making your own video/radio interview), write your own newspaper article, make a 3D model, produce an information leaflet?
Some children created models, others made PowerPoints which they shared on our Goggle Classroom – this allowed the class to use the Chrome Books to view each other’s work as they were able to open the PowerPoints in Goggle Slides.
The children in Redwood have used the chrome books to research what the government and large companies are doing to address single-use plastic problem. Here are Tyler, Abigail and Ruby’s reports about what is being done to #passonplastic.
Children worked in groups to create a dance to tell part of the story of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. We used the following piece of music: ‘Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre’.
Here are some examples of the artwork that the children have created having studied Pointillism.
Here are some examples of Redwood’s Narnia writing: we’ve written character descriptions, diaries, newspaper reports and a narrative piece. They’ve really enjoyed reading the book and are now looking forward to watching the film in its entirety!
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In gymnastics, we have been practising the following shapes – straight, tuck, pike and straddle. Today we worked in threes to begin to create a routine to music that incorporates these four shapes. We thought about different ways of transitioning from one shape to another.
In our Learning Journey lessons we have been learning about the skeleton, muscles and joints. We created our own models of the elbow joint, showing how antagonistic muscles work together to relax and contract when the arm is moved.
The behaviour of pupils is outstanding…Pupils are proud to belong to the community of Hartley Primary Academy…Pupils’ conduct in lessons is exemplary.
Ofsted, March 2016
The standards at Hartley Primary Academy are exceptional. They have been consistently above average over time.
Ofsted, March 2016
The school provides a caring and supportive environment to children and there is a clear emphasis on enabling children to be the best they can be — both academically and as “people”.
A quotation from a member of staff, Ofsted Report, March 2016
I feel really safe at Hartley Primary Academy…all the teachers and my friends are all around me.Y4