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Year 6 news

We have had a fantastic week in Year 6 since SATs week. Firstly, children have learnt that our end of year production will be (drum roll please)...The Greatest Showman. We held auditions for acting and the solo parts and were absolutely blown away by the talent available. Miss Williams, Mr Alden and Miss Carter would like to say a huge well done to all those who auditioned. It was a difficult decision to cast children in the roles (which I know sounds cliché; however, we went back and forth multiple times over different roles before we settled for our final casting list. As you can imagine not everyone was able to get the parts they wanted, but we have been so impressed with the attitude shown by all Year 6 this week whilst starting to learn songs.

Of course, it hasn't all been about the production this week. We have introduced a new literacy unit based on Mount Everest which involves the children writing their own Non-Chronological Reports. We have been looking at effective WAGOLLs, rating examples and identifying the features of this particular text type. In addition, we have conducted some research into climbing equipment needed to climb Everest, previous attempts to climb the summit of this magnificent peak as well as the wildlife and nature found there. Children have been thoroughly engaged by this, and we can't wait to start our independent write-up next week.

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