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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

Fri 27 Nov

(provisional) Voyagers sharing assembly

Mon 30 Nov

Pantomime trip for Years 2 - 6

See the full diary...

Hockey tournament

Well done to our enthusiastic hockey players for a great afternoon representing our school. 

Primary Mathematics Challenge

All our Year 5 and 6 children went to Magdalen College School in Oxford to have a go at a range of practical and confusing Maths challenges. They did extremely well, in their Maths skills but also in their teamwork and exemplary behaviour which attracted comments from several of Magdalen's staff. Well done everyone. 

We had a blast!

We had great fun on Friday afternoon undertaking the first of our Crest Challenges for Science week - we were Racing Rockets!

Cycling success

Congratulations to everyone who took the Cycling Proficiency Test on Friday 29th September. They all passed not only Level 1 but Level 2, which is very unusual. Thank you to the staff and volunteers who made it happen. 

Working together

Every day, the children work with partners to support and share their knowledge; it's amazing what we can learn from each other.  Today, the children were talking about facts and opinions during our Big Read session. The children knew the difference - but it wasn't always easy to come up with a fact - that wasn't an opinion - or to identify them in a text!! We had fun chatting and discussing this, with a range of activities to complete on the iPads - before they went off to complete some independent work.

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