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Welcome to Voyager Class!

Hello and welcome to the Voyagers' Home Page! We have lots of lovely Year 4 and 5 children in our class this year. The wonderful Mrs Williams, Mrs Edmunds and Mrs Mulcahy support us in class.

I am a firm believer in hard work and putting 100% effort into each and every task. If your child comes home and tells you that 'the work is tricky or difficult,' please don't panic; it is meant to be challenging so that they have the opportunity to build on previous knowledge and develop new skills. I do not give my students work that they can access too easily as this will slow their progress and limit their capabilities. Learning is meant to be a whole of host of things- 'easy' is not one of them.

I am a huge fan of Prof Carol Dweck and her work on teaching children to have 'growth mindsets.' Over the next few weeks, I am hoping you will begin to hear your child say phrases such as, "I can't do it... yet," or "I have made a fantastic mistake that I can learn from." Promoting a growth mindset within the school and home reassures children that it is 'ok' to get things wrong. This in turn will help them to take more risks with their learning and feel less intimated by challenge.

If there is anything you would like to discuss with me about your child's wellbeing or education, my door is always open. Please make an appointment to see me after school so that we can chat in-depth. I look forward to the year ahead and working in close partnership. You are the experts on your child and I would really value your input or any suggestions you may have.

Thank you, Mrs Kerry Mills

Class events

Mon 16 Nov

(provisional) Y3/4 and Y5/6 football tournament

Mon 30 Nov

Pantomime trip for Years 2 - 6

See the full diary...

Y5 Quad Kids

The making of a rainforest...

We had the most gorgeous afternoon last Friday! The Curie family worked together beautifully to produce this phenomenal structure that began life as four boxes! The pegs have now been removed, and our model of a rainforest (complete with layers) is awaiting its background - so watch this space...

Computing

Today we had lots of fun with our new Bluebots! Using their coding skills that they’ve been practising over the last few weeks, the children designed mazes and then programmed their Bluebots to complete them. 

Caution - photos showing lots of Forest School fun!

Curie Class had their first Forest School session of the year this week - and they were very excited!  After a quick recap of how to stay safe (they remembered all the rules!), they were off to explore.  Some went off to the pond, whilst others were keen to search for mini beasts.  Culinary delights were cooked up in the mud kitchen, shelters were built and trees were climbed.  Every child was occupied throughout the afternoon, smiles were in abundance and and there was a lovely sense of teamwork.  Firelighting was popular, with some finding it easy to make sparks - but not to catch the cottonwool.  However, other children would go over and offer help.  There was so much perseverance and resilience demonstrated and, hopefully, this will be transferred back into the classroom.

At snack time, we all came together to chat over our seasonal snack and to design a menu for the upcoming weeks!  Looking forward to next week already!!

Year 5 Music Concert

After spending a whole day rehearsing, some of our lovely Year 5 children returned for the evening performance with our partnership schools. They sang their little hearts out and whacked out some impressive dance moves! 

Well done to all children involved and especially to Owen, Eira and Caitlin for performing 'Uptown Funk' on their clarinets.

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