This week’s learning

Greetings!

Phew! Another action packed week in Year 6 done, and we are really gearing up for the production now. Also, we are all very excited for the Summer Fair tomorrow.

This week in topic, we learnt all about how diet and exercise effects the human body and how we can change our diet to give us different types of energy. It was discovered that athletes eat far more than other people, as they need much more energy than the rest of the population. What really surprised us was the high-energy diet Michael Phelps consumed in the lead up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic: an average grown man will eat 2000 calories a day, while Mr Phelps would consume 12000 in a single day!

After that, we discussed the idea of banning or restricting children from buying high-sugar or high-fat foods, commonly known as junk food. The children showed their opinions, and formed them articulately and beautifully. Our writing was a balanced argument about this topic.

In addition to all this, we also began our £5 challenge this week. It is abundantly clear that we have some budding entrepreneurs in the year group. We will keep you updated on any new information.

Lastly, we were paid a visit by a former detective in the London Metropolitan Police this week. Steve spoke to us all about e-safety and the importance of being respectful, safe and law-abiding when using the world wide web.

We hope you have a great week, and look forward to seeing you at the Summer Fair!

Team 6

School Fund contribution

Our school fund is vital to providing extra-curricular opportunities for our pupils and we cannot do this without your help. Thank you to the parents who have paid their one-off contribution of £15, it is greatly appreciated.

If you have not made a contribution to the school fund yet, please can we ask that you so soon to enable us to pay for the exciting trips and workshops we have planned. This year we have planned the following: The Honriman Museum and ‘Evidence for Evolution’ workshop; Maya Workshop and, in July, ArtyParty.

The contribution is a one-off payment of £15 but if this is too much, please make a smaller contribution. This includes pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. If every parent contributes something, it will make a real difference to what we can offer.

Unfortunately, as things stand at the moment, we may not be able to go ahead with the planned activities if we do not receive more contributions.

 Please make your one-off voluntary contribution using:

ParentPay (under the item ‘Voluntary Contribution 2017-18’)

Cheque (payable to Avenue Primary Academy)

Cash (in a clearly marked envelope, to be given to a member of staff on the gate or directly to the office who will give you a receipt)

Year 6 Sleepover and Production – Summary of Information

Summer 2 is here and it is a busy half-term for Year 6!  We have sent letters this week regarding the up-coming production  – here is a gentle reminder for upcoming deadlines:

Sleepover 2018 confirmation: Friday 15th June 2018

Permission for Production:  Tuesday 12th June 2018

Production Tickets Order: Wednesday 20th June 2018

Should you require a new letter, please let your child’s class teacher aware.

Confirmation of payments made so far for Sleepover will be handed out next week.  Ticket orders are also in the process of being allocated.

Many thanks for all your support,

The Year 6 Team