Hertford Juniors

Small school big learning

Elm Class

Elm Class is taught by Miss Lewington with the invaluable help of Ms Brinkley, Ms Attwell, Mrs Nurse.


This week we were writing a story about Rose Blanche(a character in a German family during ww2). We had lots of fun in P.E. as we were learning a jive for our ww2 fab finish! Then in maths we all enjoyed area of triangles


This week we did diary writing pretending we were a child in world war 2. We started learning about letter writing. In maths we have been learning about measurements. We learnt about rationing and cheese soup. In P.E. we learnt the jive.

In Music, we were learning about George Formby.

By Molly



Today in Elm, as part of RE week, we have been sketching angels with our talk partners in art; after we printed them on polystyrene. On Thursday, we had the Christmas concert and sang beautifully! On Wednesday, we looked at different Annunciation pictures and looked at the symbols in them.We enjoyed a lovely violin concert on Tuesday, also. Finally, on Monday we searched the history of angels on the computer and made up a poster about them.     

 Jesse & Peter

This week we painted our Olympic shaped sculptures metallic colours : rose gold and gold.

We have been doing lots of tests like maths, SPAG and English and it was really hard but it got easier.
In English we wrote a Greek myth and we just started to edit it on Friday.


This week was busy!

We finished loads of our work: our stories [not all of us ] and our myth top trumps.

In Maths, we started doing long division and short division - it was really difficult.

In P.E, some of us did Cross Country. We are doing athletics, in which some of us will get to compete in Withdean Indoor Athletics.

In Music, we all did our Christmas songs for the concert. Some of us are in the Choir and will preform at the Conference Centre.

In English, we started doing our own myths.

In French, we learnt words to do with the beach.

 In PSHE, we came up with slogans for t-shirts against racism, sexism ect.

Dear Reader

We started on Monday with doing a few jobs to get ready for this half term and we also had a talk about secondary school people from BACA came in to convinces us and encoredge us to pick that school. Tuesday was  normal except it was Halloween and most people were exited. We started the day with guided reading and Ms Attwell taut us some Halloween words in french. On Wednesday we did more cross country in P.E and in music we started are chrismas songs for are concert. Some of Y5/6 have started to practice for the Brighton and hove children concert.On Thursday we had a exiting Y6 raffel for our achievement points.                    

By Jeya and Isabel


This week in PE we practiced our cross country run and the we played a game of dodge ball. In English we have been writing our Broadstone Warren thank you letter. In music we have been making up rhymes to do with Greece. In maths we have been doing shapes and Radius and Diameter. In SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) we were looking at commas, brackets and dashes. In ICT we have been doing our game and we have been using sound and pictures. Last week we were at Broadstone Warren, and some of the activities were zip wire and that was super super fun. Rafting -  that was very fun we got to know how to do a cloth hitch knot, figure of eight and a reef knot. Riffle shooting was really fun because we got to shoot our own target and see what we get. Abseiling was so much fun we got pulled down to the bottom.

By Brooke and Bradley


This week has been very fun and very busy!

  In English, we have done a lot, at the start of the week we published our Minotaur descriptions and presented them amazingly. Later this week we have been deciding what to put on or English wall, along with the folders, to help us learn.

In Maths we have been doing mean, mean means estimate and you get a mean by adding numbers together and then dividing them mean mean mean mean mean mean mean mean. Also we have been planning how to make food (like spaghetti bolognese) this means a lot of adding and subtracting. MEANS TAKE OVER! ( only in maths).

In D&T we made our coloflour cards for Christmas (in September) we were making colages of ball balls on a tree. 

By Cerys and Maurice

 We have had a busy first week back in school! From netball to Aristotle, and semi colons to Ancient Greek key patterns, we have been learning in all subjects whilst getting to know our way around Year 6. Lots of us have been allocated jobs to do now that we are top of the school. We are sure there is always lots to do in Year 6!