| Year 6

It has been a tremendously busy start to the year. In Monday morning’s assembly, Mrs Hopson-Hill and Mr Bennet announced the exciting new positions of responsibility for the Year 6 children. The eagerly awaited news, was met with great excitement, as they rapidly unwrapped their new badges. All the children now hold a post within the school and have their badges to indicate their roles. In the classroom, they have been busy working on their new studies and developing their knowledge. Topics this term include; The Victorians, Animals (including humans), light and rivers. On the sports field, the children have been working hard. By the time you read this, many of them will have represented the school, in their first netball and football matches of the term. Looking at the fixture list, there will be many more opportunities to come. A great start, and we are looking forward to much more to come.

Our Senior Prefects recently interviewed our new children to find out how what they think of Sherborne House School so far. Read about their findings in the first Senior Prefect blog of the year.

In one of the first English lessons of the year, the pupils in Year 5 each embraced their inner ‘Bruce Lee’ as we took to the playground to learn some 'Kung Fu' Punctuation. They were tasked with remembering a selection of actions to represent different forms of punctuation. The commitment to the activity was extraordinary and our volunteer leaders were superb in modelling the actions. It was evident in their faces that the children thoroughly enjoyed the chance to become martial artists and, apart from having fun, the purpose of the activity was to focus their attention on the range of punctuation available to use, making it fun to ‘read’ their own work. As the actions are fun to use, we have found that the children are more focused on including them in their own writing. This week, we have looked at punctuating sentences that include direct speech in various forms and we will be looking at the differences between direct and reported speech as well. Moving forward, the children will be encouraged to use a wider variety of punctuation as well as justifying the reasons for their choices.