Goodbye Year 6

Good morning Year 6.

First of all this is not the way any one of us wanted the term to end but ultimately there is nothing we can do about it. I just wanted to say how immensely proud I am of each and everyone of you for dealing with everything that the last 18 months has thrown at you. You have done this admirably and I am so incredibly proud.

Even though I am disappointed and upset we couldn’t share the last few weeks together and do all the usual “end of year” things I normally love doing, I want to say goodbye and wish you good luck. I know I have been isolating for the past 10 days however I know everything that has been going on – I like to keep tabs on you all! I heard how amazing you were in the play and that brought a huge smile to my face when Mrs L rang me after both performances beaming with pride. Jack, in particular well done – super proud! Harry, I even heard you did your part through the computer, amazing stuff! The girls who filled in for Emily – fantastic! Seb on the music – first class! I could go on and on (like I could with this message) however these little instances just highlight what it is like to teach all of you day in day out. You adapt to situations, you triumph and you overcome every obstacle doing so with a smile on your face. I have been incredibly fortunate to be your teacher and I know 100% Hornsea are getting some fantastic students and role models who I will definitely be championing throughout the school next year.

To parents, thank you for your support this year (some of you for two years) and for your help – it has been much appreciated – I am a little sad we couldn’t have the final photos and conversations we usually do but again this is simply something we can not control. I would just like to say your children are a credit to you and have grown up and matured enormously this past year – they will do us and you proud at Hornsea – of that I have no doubt!

So Year 6, please from me, have a fabulous summer, enjoy it as much as you can and more importantly enjoy Hornsea and take every opportunity that is thrown at you. You are an incredibly talented group of children and I will miss you all. Well done this year, you have been an absolute joy to teach.

Mr B

Summer Learning Packs

Summer learning packs have been set to support children in continuing to read and practise key maths and writing skills over the holidays. There are also ideas linked to our themes for next term and outdoor exploration. 

The activities are not compulsory as we know that there are many ‘fun’ ways to incorporate reading, writing and maths into the holiday period -from calculating scores in games to following instructions in recipes!!

So please just enjoy your holidays and use the ideas when needed. 

In light of today’s school closure, you may wish to use some of the activities for home learning.

Please feel free to have a go at these in your own time but remember to also have a good holiday

Mr B

Waste Day

Last Friday, Class 5 was part of the whole school initiative “Waste Day”. During Waste Day we created short films about why it is important to have a plastic free July and designed and calculated the cost of having a disposable and reusable pack lunch. Throughout the day the children learnt lots about waste and the importance of using less plastic.

Mr B

Half Term Round-up

Well done Class 5 on reaching the end of half term. We have certainly covered an awful lot this term and your effort levels have been excellent. Personally, I really enjoyed yesterday and the EURO 2021 KS2 competition yesterday and thought your attitude to the whole day was magnificent from start to finish. Please keep an eye out on the PE blog at the start of next half term for the pictures.

We have also worked incredibly hard on our recent topic Mountains, where we have learnt about Edmund Hillary and how different types of mountains are formed. We have also written reports about what life would be like on the mountains and studied and compared different mountain climates around the world.

Homework: Your task over half term is to create your own volcano and make it erupt. You can create it however you like: one idea might be a 2L bottle which you can paper mache. The pictures below may help you with your design. To make it erupt there are two ways I know: one involves adding vinegar to food colouring and bicarbonate of soda. The other involves adding Mentos sweets to Coca-Cola. I look forward to seeing your designs. Please add these along with videos of you blowing it up to seesaw.

How to Make a Papier Mache Erupting Volcano for the Science Fair - Red Ted  Art - Make crafting with kids easy & fun
Wednesday in year 3! - Bowker Vale Primary School

Have a great break – Mr B

Busy start !

We have had an incredibly busy start to the Class 5 learning about our new topic “shake rattle and roll”. In theme we have been explaining how different mountains are formed practically using a range of different items! We then created videos (which are on seesaw) and presented these to the class so we could teach each other’s on how the 5 different types of mountains are formed.

In English, we have been doing research and learning about the life of Edmund Hillary. With all this research we are planning to write a biography detailing the major events in his life. Remember homework for the research is due in on Thursday.

In Maths last week we looked at dividing large numbers by 2 digit numbers using a range of different methods. I was incredible impressed by the work they produced and how well they understood the process.

Finally, last week we lots of PE as the weather was so good and I feel we needed to create a team ethos within the class. We spent 2 great sessions playing Golf and Tennis on the field and I must say I was particularly impressed with how well we did.

Bravo on a great start to the term Class 5

Friday 5th March

Before Mrs Altoft shows you today’s learning, I would just like to say a HUGE well done to absolutely EVERY single one of you for your efforts since Christmas. It has been remarkable and I couldn’t be more proud. This period of time has been difficult and is not anything anyone of us could have imagined. However, for me, seeing what you have all completed, how you have dealt with this time and the effort you have put in regardless of being stuck at home has honestly kept me going everyday. You have been amazing and I am really looking forward to seeing you ALL next week – this time for good hopefully (hard work continues however!). Now onto today’s work.

Guided Reading: In this lesson we read part of the climax and consider how the scene and atmosphere changes as the story progresses. We reflect upon our previous predictions and the genre of this text

Maths: Today we are going to focus on finding a percentage of an amount which will lead us nicely into next weeks Maths. Again the usual routine before uploading to seesaw.

Worksheet: Again the worksheet is available on seesaw to complete.

Hi, Mrs Altoft here again today with your FINAL day of Home Learning and our second day of celebrating.

I have heard amazing things from your class teachers about your work yesterday – lets have another great day today!

Before we get started with today’s activities, please make sure your book cover/picture you made yesterday is visible in a window/in your garden for all to see from outside – it will be needed in Activity 2.

Activity 1 – We are going to start the day with a D.E.A.R session – we are going to DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!

This morning, I would like everyone, whether at home or at school, to find something interesting to read and build a den or find a cosy spot and then READ!

Perhaps you could make a crown to wear while you read.

Or some bunting to decorate your den.

Remember to share your photos on Seesaw/Evidence Me so we can see you all reading – I hope to make a display back at school.

Activity 2 – So, yesterday I set you the challenge of creating a book cover/picture for one of the following books and then asked you to display it in a window or your garden. The books of choice were…

Little Red Riding Hood

Jack and the Beanstalk

Goldilocks and the 3 bears

The Ugly Duckling

Today I would like you to go on a walk around the village to see what book covers you can see.

As you walk, please make a tally chart of the different books you find – you will need the results for the next part of the activity.

When you return from your walk, I would like you to create a graph to show which book you found the most. You could use Purple Mash or make a bar graph or pictogram. Year 5/6 perhaps you could really challenge yourself and create a pie chart.

Activity 3 – The official illustrator for World Book Day 2021 is Rob Biddulph. If you are currently in my class, or were in my class last year, you will know that I love to try drawing like the artist himself by following his videos. For our final activity I would like you to try a ‘Draw with Rob’.

Here is the link to his you tube channel…choose a video and get drawing!

Here is my Odd Dog Out…

So, that’s it! You have finished your home learning journey!! WE WILL SEE YOU ALL BACK AT SCHOOL ON MONDAY!!!!!


World Book Day are holding a competition asking you to share photos from World Book Day. There are 4 different categories shared over 4 weeks – please share some of the fab work you have completed with your child.

More information can be found on the following link.

Thank you again to you and your parents for keeping going and doing such a fantastic job.

Mr B