Hello to all parents/carers,

“In literacy we have created leaflets persuading people to visit Portsmouth. We were inspired by many of the sights viewed on our recent trip, and published some of our work using photos taken that day.”      Leonie     Matthew

Today (Wednesday the 12 of October 2016) 2 members of staff from Lloyds bank came to visit year 6. They talked to us about money. We learnt about what happens when you save money in a bank and what happens when you borrow it. We also learnt about budgeting and how our money system came about.

We really enjoyed the lesson! It was lesson was really interesting, made us think and we learnt something new about money.

Today we were lucky enough to have another visitor come in to talk to us about Fairtrade.  She was a representative from the Portsmouth Fairtrade group. She talked to us about how chocolate is made in Ghana and that the children weren’t rich enough to pay for schooling so they had to do work for their parents. We planned questions before she came and asked her when she had finished talking. We found out that bananas are the most common Fairtrade product.


Oak class have had a great start to the New Year and the class are enjoying the Fair Trade theme and the class text Rubbish Town Hero. We even have a Fair Trade Centre in the book corner and we are lucky enough to have the latest new Dazzle books to read. We all chose a new bookmark with inspirational quotes from famous people.

We are developing a ‘can do’ attitude to our learning and enjoying sharing our learning with each other. Forest School activities were exciting, when we worked in groups to identify all the trees in the school grounds, which helped us with our science work on keys and classification. Swimming lessons on a Friday have been really enjoyable and we know we are learning a life skill.

As well as class responsibilities we are also preparing for Year 6 prefect duties and we have elected ECO and student Council representatives who excitedly went to their first meeting. The class have a number of Reading Ambassadors in school who promote reading in the school with extra duties.

The children will include photographs of their learning so you can see some of our work.

We are really pleased with the children’s positive attitudes to their learning – keep it up!


Mrs Boulton, Mrs James & Miss Aldis