Clifton Food Bank Comes to English Martyrs'
Churches often hold Harvest festivals in the autumn. They thank God for nature and the food from the harvest. Christians bring gifts of food to churches or schools. These gifts are distributed to the less fortunate in the community. Sometimes money is collected for charities during harvest.
In preparation for our Harvest celebrations, we had the pleasure of welcoming Zinat from the Clifton Food Bank. She talked to us about why the service is needed, how it works and ways in which we can support the cause. We all agreed that Zinat was a truly inspirational volunteer who motivated us to get involved and take action ourselves.
We were able to ask Zinat lots of deep questions and consider which virtues are seen in action when engaging with the food bank as a volunteer, a donor, or indeed as a guest!
Furthermore, we reflected on how the need for food banks in a developed country links to the UNICEF articles and Global Goals. It was clear that the rights of many children within our own city were not being upheld and the government, as a key duty bearer, needs to do more to practically support families. We were grateful to Zinat and her team for taking action in ensuring families have the basic foods and toiletries required for daily healthy living and we are inspired to campaign for this cause!
Y6 enjoy planting rosemary plants, hyacinth and dwarf daffodil bulbs. They even taught Mrs Kermalli a thing or two about gardening!
Hi Year 6,
Who could have predicted a burst water main closing our school!
Please complete the following activities.
Today in English, we were going to carry on writing our newspaper reports on the Gunpowder plot. So instead practice your newspaper writing skills by writing an article about a burst water main closing English Martyrs’ School!
Read through the PPT- remember to include all the features we talked about last week.
Get those journalist phases in!!
Go on TTRockstars for 15 mins to improve your rapid recall of timestables.
In maths this week we were moving on to adding and subtracting decimals.
Follow the PPT and answer the questions at the end into your homework book.
Stars – adding 3 single digit numbers- complete the worksheet below.
Remember you can use items to help you count.
Get ahead this week and look at Mrs Kermalli’s PPT below.
Mrs Kermalli’s/Mr Fowler’s group are looking at homophones.
Mrs O’Brien group are looking at ‘sion’ words. We will go over these in lessons tomorrow. My group – you also need to revise split diagraphs from last week!
Visitor to school- Zinat from Sparkhill Food Bank.
On Tuesday morning we are meeting Zinat from Sparkhill Food Bank, in preparation for our day on Harvest. We would like you to write questions you would like to ask her. Think about why is the foodbank needed? Who helps? Who does the food go to? Etc….
You need to write 3 questions each. Write them into your homework book.
Electricity – Revision of conductors and insulators and circuits symbols. See PPT.
2021 - 2022
6A Class Teacher: Mrs O'Brien/Mrs Kermalli
6B Class Teacher: Mr Fowler
Autumn Term Message
Welcome back everyone!
It is really lovely to see you all back.
You are now the oldest children in the school
and we know you will take that responsibility seriously.
Wear your red sweatshirt with pride.
Be a fantastic role model.
PE is on a Wednesday unless you are swimming.
You should wear your PE kits to school.
We will be checking reading diaries every day to ensure you are reading every evening and that your parents have signed them. Please remember to jot down how many pages you have read (including page numbers) along with what book you are reading.
You can contact us on the email below.
6A Class Reader
6A have chosen to read 'Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.
In this page-turning, original, and spectacularly told adventure story, Torak and Wolf are joined by an incredible cast of characters as they battle to save their world, in this first book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.
6B Class Reader
6B have chosen to read 'The Indian in the Cupboard' by Lynne Read Banks.
"Omri pulled and the cupboard moved, just slightly. The noise from inside instantly stopped... At least, he cautiously turned the key and opened the door. The Indian was gone..."
At first, Omri is unimpressed with the plastic toy that he is given for his birthday. But when he puts it in his old cupboard and turns they key, something extraordinary happens. For Little Bull, the Iroquois Indian Brave, comes to life!
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