Thank you to all parents/guardians who attended the recent SATs evening. If you were unable to attend, or just need a reminder, please find below the SATs presentation:
Presentation SATs 2019 for parents
Read our new learning blog below:
Kezia Hoffman Visit – 16th January 2019
Year 6 produced some fantastic artwork with the help of our visiting artist – Kezia Hoffman.
Below is a note from Kezia Hoffman following her visit:
Thank you so much for the warm welcome to Four Lanes Junior School!
Thank you also to all the students in year 6 who really amazed me with their positive and friendly attitudes and willingness to get messy and creative and try something new. I loved the sculptures they came up and was impressed with their determination to ‘go for it’ even when they found it tricky at times.
I would love to see what they make next.
(shared at our Christmas Assembly)
Thank you for our homes and comfort, warmth and how lucky we are. Thank you for our families and relatives that guide us through life. Please continue to guide us into the right decisions. Please bless the people that are not as fortunate as us. Help them to get a home and make a wish for them.
Year Six Outcome – December 2018
The children sent invitations to parents, family and friends to invite them to come and see the excellent learning outcomes from this term.
In the hall, we held an exhibition of the homework pieces that the children had produced. The other children of the school were invited to view and to give feedback and then visitors left comments. We had intended that the Year Six teachers could add a comment for each child but we found that the visitors were so impressed that they filled all the space we had given!
You can see how well attended the exhibition was and how busy we got. The children designed the layout and themes – based around the different areas of learning set for the homework projects. We are very proud of this style of learning as it allows the children to explore parts of the topic that have inspired them and to apply it to other subjects. We are even more proud of what the children achieved this year – from a sundial to a cake of the Willis Museum, from a “Basingstoke Concerto” to “Basing-opoly” games, the range and quality astounded us. We hope you enjoy looking through the pictures and seeing why we are so proud.
The finale of the Outcome was in individual classrooms – a poetry reading. The children had learned about the First World War through a study of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse” and through studying the work of poets like Wilfred Owen. They learned how to craft lines using some advanced figures of speech and then formed poems to show how they viewed the First World War. Many children took the perspective of soldiers who were there or of their families left behind. Our visitors was astonished by the quality of the poems – you can read more of these below:
With Armistice Day in mind, we have been writing our own war poetry.
Click on the links below to read our anthologies:
Year Six children started their Maths learning for the year by exploring the Fibonacci sequence.They learned where the sequence can be observed in the natural world and how we can represent it using concrete resources, diagrams and algebra.
The children have also been exploring their Maths targets for the term and making choices about where they will use “Deliberate Practice” to learn new ideas. See the link below: