Year 6 Valentines Bake Off

Anna, Myrtle, Dylan B, Lucie, Ellie and Laura organised an incredible bake sale to raise money for the Year 6 London trip. At least £150 has been raised (we’re still counting!)

Such a successful (and delicious) fundraiser!



Lakeside Rock Young Voices

Wow- what an incredible night….

Last night, Lakeside KS2 choir performed with 6000 other children at the Genting Arena, Birmingham.

The children have spent the last few months practicing a variety of songs and dance moves, ranging from Toto-Africa to a cartoon medley! All of their hard work paid off last night when they had “the best night of their lives” performing to a sell-out audience of friends and family.

The children were lucky enough to experience a professional concert, watching performances from acapella groups; street dance crews; and incredibly talented soloists.

It was an absolute pleasure for Mrs Veli, Miss Griffiths, Miss Hinch and Mrs Betteridge to take the children on such an incredible trip. The children gave it all they had and did Lakeside proud.

Y6 Stretching and Relaxation

Year 6 had their first ‘Stretching and Relaxation’ class in PE today. They learned the ‘child’ and ‘warrior’ pose, whilst focusing on their breathing.

This, along with their Relax Kids work with Miss Eccles, is creating a fab toolkit to help them keep calm and focused during the build up to SATs.

Welcome back, Year 6!

Welcome back Year Six!

We have had a brilliant first week back after Christmas and have got straight back into work: multiplying and dividing fractions, as well as beginning our English unit of Biographies.

Our new theme is called ‘A Walk in London’ and is based on the book by Salvatore Rubbino. We loved reading the book to kick-start our topic and have already learned so many interesting facts about London. Theme maps will be out next week.

You should have seen the note about PE for this term which was in your child’s homework diary.

Wednesday– Indoor PE Kit- Relaxation and Yoga

Friday– Outdoor PE Kit (including a bag for dirty trainers)- Ultimate Frisbee

We are continuing to fundraise for our London trip so please find Mrs Veli, Mrs Rice or Miss Allen if you think you can help in any way.

‘Relax Parents’

Year 6 had a lovely afternoon being joined by some of their parents/grandparents for a ‘Relax Kids’ session. The children shared their knowledge of the different parts of the brain and all of their ‘tools’ to help relax them, including: becoming flexible thinkers; diaphragmatic breathing; and sharing positive affirmations.

They all loved getting the parents involved and making their ‘Growing Minds’ box so they can continue implementing their skills at home with their family.

Year 6’s Learning Has Really Taken Off!

As part of their theme of ‘Who’s The Boss?’, Year 6 have been looking at powerful leaders, including British Prime Ministers, and significant events during their power. Listening to Neville Chamberlain’s speech announcing the start of the Second World War and Winston Churchill’s speech declaring that the war was to be taken to the skies, our learning  has focused on The Battle of Britain. They were all astonished to learnt the vital part that Gloucestershire (Gloster) played during this Battle.

We furthered our learning by visiting the Jet Age Museum where we took part in a range of activities including: navigation work, learning about Frank Whittle and his jet engine, sitting in WW2 bombers and designing our own paper aeroplanes.

It was such a fantastic trip and has triggered so many discussions in class.