Japanese Visitors

Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from Japanese students today.

They completed the following activities:

  • Shared a presentation about school life and discussed the similarities and differences.
  • Made origami animals.
  • Wrote their name in Japanese calligraphy.
  • Sampled Japanese snacks and treats.
  • Played some traditional Japanese games.

It was such an experience and all children learned so much. The visitors commented on how well-behaved and polite the Lakeside children were- they were superb representatives of the school!

A special thank you to Harry P, Ellie, Laura, Dylan B, Riley and Myrtle for writing and sharing excellent presentations about school life- you did us all proud!


Hello to Holbein!

Year 6 have been studying the famous artist Holbein and have used his work to inspire their own painting of self-portraits.

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.