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Class 6 Newsletter - April 2022

Class 6 Newsletter - March 2022

West End Workshop!


To kick off our school book week in style, Year 6 were lucky enough to work with Harry from the West End Theatre Workshops company, learning some of the techniques real actors use to bring book characters to life!


We spent the morning taking part in different drama activities based around the characters from the classic book 'The Railway Children' by Edith Nesbit. Harry was able to give us some top tips and insights as he actually starred in the stage production of 'The Railway Children'!


The children were fantastic, Harry let us know afterwards how impressed he was with everyone! Well done Class 6!smileyyes


Dance Class Revue

After several weeks of Year 6 taking part in a dance class each Friday, the last lesson finally showed some great improvement in both rhythm and confidence. After some initial doubts, the children gave their all and had a really fun time together in their show dance. Strictly Come Dancing had better watch out! 

To conclude this half terms topic on the Second World War, the children have designed a template of an air raid shelter, using dimensions and planning, to recreate how life would have been when the bombings started and the siren sounded. They thoroughly enjoyed building their own shelters and worked great together as a team. Well done Year 6!

Gregg Cup Success

Following our earlier success to get through to the semi - finals, our football team took on Howitt Primary last night at the Heanor Town Ground. In the first of the evenings matches, the game kicked off and we conceded a very early goal however, they soon got that winning feeling once more and went on to win comfortably 10-1, with some excellent strikes on goal and fantastic passing. 

The boys did the school very proud yet again and we look forward to the final against our old rivals, Langley Mill,  on Thursday of next week. Kick off is at 6.30pm and we would welcome your support on the evening to cheer the team on. Fabulous performance again boys! 

Gregg Cup Semi-Final Draw

Following on from last night’s success, the draw for the semi-finals have now taken place and we have been drawn to play Howitt next Thursday evening. Our match is a 6pm kick off, followed by Langley Mill v Marlpool at 7.15 , both games are again to be played at the Heanor Town Ground. Your support would be most welcome to cheer the team on! 

Gregg Cup Team

Congratulations to our football team, who tonight played at Heanor Town Ground, in the Gregg Cup quarter finals against Loscoe Primary School. Under the floodlights on a miserable wet evening, the team warmed our hearts with a wonderful 8-2 win, showing moments of great skill but more importantly, fantastic teamwork and camaraderie. So proud of them all and look forward to a semi final game next week. Thank you to everyone who came along to cheer the boys on.

This morning,to commemorate Remembrance Day, we have held our service at the front of our school and welcomed parents from the children of Years 5 and 6 to join us. In keeping with tradition, Year 6 led the service, supported by Year 5, to pay our respects to those who fell during times of conflict. All the children and the Smalley Old Boys will visit the memorial throughout the day. Well done to our children for showing such respect during the service.

Mini Leader Course

Some of our Year 6 children were chosen to take part in a Mini-leaders course at Alfreton Leisure Centre last week. Organised by A.V.S.S.P, the children worked in teams with other schools to learn how to set up and manage playground games and activities, to be able to implement these when they get back to school during lunch times. It was great fun and thoroughly enjoyed by all! 

Dance Workshop

On Friday of last week, year 6 started a 6 week block of Dance, as part of their P.E. lesson this half term. They will be taught new dance steps each week by our qualified instructor  and will combine them all together in a performance at the end of the sessions. 

Year 6 Science

This half term in Science, we are looking at the topic of Light and our first lesson was to investigate how we see objects and the various sources of light. The children created an experiment, using simple equipment, to show how light projects onto an object and into our eyes. They thoroughly enjoyed this practical lesson and worked well together in their teams. 





Parents Evening - November 2021

Show Racism the Red Card!



As racism is often borne out of a lack of understanding of the difference of others, Class 6 have spent the afternoon researching Muslims and the Islamic religion. This is so that we have a greater knowledge of the beliefs and customs of others to help promote tolerance, a key British value and is also part of our RE curriculum this half term.


Our Pumpkin Parade

Thank you to all the children and their families for the wonderful pumpkins

that came to school yesterday - so many different designs.

It was so lovely to see so many parents and children after school for our Pumpkin Parade - thank you for supporting our PTFA event.

Year 6 Gold Book - Friday 15/10/2021

Congratulations to Sophie, Phoebe, Max, William, Emily and Ella for achieving Gold Book status, having been recognised for their continual hard work and showing consistent exemplary behaviour in school. Well done children! 


Please click on the link below to see the photographs of the special morning that we met our Buddies: