During our last term the focus switched to our transition to Year 7. We are all excited about this change but sad to be leaving Bartons.
We have been busy rehearsing the school production, creating new memories at Chessington and at the beach. We have also been thinking back to Reception when we first started. We have shared all of our memories as a class and we cannot wait to share them with you at the leaver's assembly.
Thank you for a fantastic year!
Cedar (Class of 2019)
Maths and GPS Revision
To help us with our SATs we played a modified version of 'The Chase'. We took part in two games with the Chaser trying to stop us winning lots of house points. In the first game, we focused on our maths and Calum was trying to beat us. Unfortunately he did! For the second game Miss Williamson took on the role as 'Chaser' and we managed to beat her, so we won lots of house points.
Welcome back to another busy term! Please see attached the summer term letter for parents, with an update on the planned learning this term.
This week our WWO focus is Problem Solving - We created our own Watertower or item for the town of Preston. This work is based on our book for this term 'The Watertower' a sci-fi suspense story.
We developed our skills of making decisions together; giving and receiving feedback and building on each other's ideas.
See photos below.
Book Week - Holes
For book week we worked together to recreate a music video based on a soundtrack from the movie Holes.
See pictures below.
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Our focus in maths this week has developed our understanding of fractions using number rods to support this. Check out the video of a countdown style activity - listen to the solution! Super work.
Solving addition and subtraction of fractions using number rods.
Shakespeare Workshop - Twelfth Night
Wednesday 6th March -
Year 6 were offered a fantastic opportunity by Chichester Festival Theatre to take part in a workshop. The children learned about showing emotion and discovered the story of Twelfth Night. The children loved it! Below are some pictures from our day.
During Science week we studied the animals and humans topic as well as a continuation of our learning about light. Our investigation taught by Miss Connis was to make a 'blood smoothie' which was really exciting. Check out the pictures below.
We also worked on a free write that could show off all of our science learning during the week!
Science Day - Chocolate Structures
For science day we used chocolate and other food items to complete an investigation.
Our investigation question was - 'Can chocolate be used as a 'glue' to build a structure?'
We made our predictions and then had a chance to test our theories out.
Here are some photos for you to see our results!
WWO Skills were really important. We had to listen to each other, build on ideas, disagree politely and much more!
Children In Need
We took part in a sponsored walk to support Children in Need. Each class had to walk for 30 minutes around a course set up my Mrs Powell and Miss Cook.
We had great fun and raised lots of money for children in need!
During maths week we were set a challenge to design and create a new garden city. We researched key things every city will need and started to develop some ideas from this.
Once we had completed a plan on grid paper we used nets of 3D shapes to create some of the feature buildings in our city.
RESIDENTIAL - MARCHANTS HILL
Final PGL residential photo update!
Year 6 - Residential
We have all settled in and have been so busy. Last night we took part in a campfire and today we have taken part in lots of fun activities.
After quad biking Kacper said, ‘This is the best thing I have ever done in my life.’
We also had groups on giant swing, climbing and orienteering.
Photos are uploading but WiFi doesn’t seem to be working brilliantly at the moment but will update with further pictures when possible.
All the staff at PGL.
Update: 8th November
Following yesterday’s horrible weather, the sun has made an appearance. Today’s activities include Jacob’s ladder, survivor, sports games and Aeroball.
Tonight our evening activity is the disco!
Update 9th November
Well we all arrived back safely. Everyone is exhausted but we now have the weekend to recover and get lots of sleep before another busy week back in the classroom.
Will update with further photos in the next few days, so check back soon.
Key information -
Please ensure your child has the full kit in a named bag for both outdoor (tracksuit/sweatshirt top and bottom/trainers) and indoor PE (house t-shirt/shorts/plimsolls). For girls we ask them to tie their hair back so please can you provide a suitable hair tie. All items should be labelled with your child's name. Children with earrings may wish to avoid wearing earrings on PE days. Children will be asked to remove earrings for PE.
Good hydration really helps brain activity so please can you provide your child with a suitable named water bottle to use during the day.
We will be providing all the necessary stationery for the children. If your child wishes to bring in a pencil case this needs to be of a suitable size so it fits in their tray. Please do not send in scented pens or rubbers.
Please ensure your child's bag is of a suitable size as we are quite limited on space in our cloakroom area.
During the course of the year the children will be involved in carrying out monitor roles in class and around the school. We would really like everyone to have an opportunity to take on these roles of responsibility.
Spellings, English, Maths or topic homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in for the following Thursday.
We would really like to develop your child's enthusiasm to read regularly and will be asking your child keep this up to date. This will be checked when your child does Guided Reading with an adult. Please encourage your child to record any exciting words or phrases that they discover. They could also record unknown words. In Year 6 it is expected that children read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. To improve reading we encourage the use of audio books and continued reading with adults at home.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mr Hayne.
Privacy and cookies policy
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Our services include and will hereby be referred to as ‘Our Services’ (our websites used to promote eSchools services and tutorial resources, specifically http://www.eschools.co.uk/ and https://academy.eschools.co.uk/), ‘School Websites’ ( designed by eSchools and populated by individual schools themselves) and ‘Platforms’ (individual online services that provide teachers, learners, parents and governors with information, tools and resources) as well as our smartphone app. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information across these services.
2. Collecting personal information on Our Services
2.1 We may process or temporarily store the following kinds of personal information:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Our Services (including but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content) via online forms
any other personal information that you choose to send to us via online forms
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.5 Schools are also able to add analytics tools and can therefore gather information on visits to and use of their website (including but not limited to, IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths). Individual visitors can manage their preferences through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
2.6 Session IP addresses are retained to monitor and safeguard against improper usage of our services.
2.7 Content on the platform (added by staff, governors and students) and website content is added directly by School Users. This information is only used for to display on the platform in the way the user intends and is not used for any other purposes by eSchools. At a time when a school ceases to use our services the content is removed within a 14 day period as detailed in our agreement with the school.
2.8 Some of our services require the school to provide access to information they require for use with those services. For example a school using our communication tool, Letters Home, which enables schools to contact parents by email regarding important school information. In this situation a school will provide eSchools with access to the email address(es) they wish to send their communication to. Schools have granular access to ensure only the required data is shared and accessed by eSchools. The data is frequently updated to ensure that eSchools only retains up-to-date data.
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administer our services
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send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. You can manage your preferences at anytime through your eSchools dashboard.
keep our services secure, safeguard against improper use of our services and prevent fraud.
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3.2. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.3. eSchools understands our obligation to be mindful about the data we process and only process data that is required to fulfil our obligations in providing our services; to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user.
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4.1 We may disclose your personal information to, any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
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to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
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to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
to the school in the case of improper use on the platform by individuals.
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1. Data directly collected by eSchools may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Any third party we use is within the EEA or they hold a sufficient accreditation (i.e. Privacy Shield) as in line with requirements under the GDPR. No other third party are permitted to access the school’s data.
5.2. Personal information that an individual adds to our websites may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3. Data collected through analytic cookies will be retained for 26 months. Individual visitors can adapt the data collected through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
6.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). Data will no longer be kept after the termination of the contract with the school.
7. Security of your personal information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. The web service we employ has a broad range of accreditations and certifications and the data centres used ensure the data stays within the EEA.
7.3. eSchools use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which creates a secure connection uses two keys to encrypt data in transit. Despite this, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.
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9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may change your cookie preferences at any time as referenced in 2.4.
9.4. School Staff/Governors who subscribe to our Newsletter may manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
11. Updating information
We will only provide communication about the eSchools platform to school staff/governors who can manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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