Y6 Anti-bullying

This week is Anti-Bullying week.  As part of Computing Curriculum day, we have looked at online safety by discussing the book Troll Stinks.

Online Safety – Troll Stinks! | 1T

We looked at a variety of different ways to stay safe but specifically looked at password safety – how to create a unique, safe password and what to do if your password is stolen (hacked).

For the rest of Anti-bullying week, we looked at united against bullying (this year’s theme), how small changes can make a difference and understanding what respect is & that everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

We specifically looked at these themes through the book (and popular film!) Wonder. We are looking forward to watching it together in the run up to Christmas!

Y6 in September

The children have made a really good start to their last year at Woodlands!

In Literacy, we began the year with a focus on ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. This text was chosen across school to help everyone with their thoughts and feelings about returning to school. We considered: a favourite place; a special person; any positive impacts of lockdown on the world; similarities and differences between human beings and much more. Throughout our discussions, we continuously referred to how we were feeling – be them positive or negative feelings.

We have now begun our work on ‘Land of the Free’, where we are discovering all things American. As part of this topic, we will be learning about America, including landmarks, states, Native Americans, extreme weather, significant events in American history and lots more. The children have compiled a list of questions that they wish to discover the answers to. At the moment, we are discovering what it was like to be a Pilgrim on board the Mayflower in 1620.

In Numeracy, we have been improving our knowledge of place value up to 10,000,000 (ten million). We have: written numbers in numerals and words; ordered and compared numbers, considered the value of digits and rounded numbers. In the next few weeks, we will be recapping our knowledge of the four operations including learning long division for those that are ready!

As well as this, we have been improving our rugby skills in PE, finding out about living things in Science and learning a new language – Spanish.

We look forward to keeping you updated with photos and our news!

Year 6 Welcome and Homework

Welcome to our Year 6 page!

Although Year 6 is going to be hard work, we’re very excited about the learning we’re going to be participating in this year!

This term our topic is ‘Land of the Free’ where we are discovering all things American. As part of this topic, we will be learning about America, including: landmarks, states, Native Americans, extreme weather, significant events in American history and lots more. We have planned our learning together and have created key questions to explore.

In our Science topic, we will be learning about living things and their habitats during Autumn 1.

The homework expectations for year 6 are as follows:

  • Reading with an adult at home at least 2 times a week (Parents need to comment and sign the reading record). On the other days, children to read independently and comment in their reading diary.
  • Rapid recall/practise of times tables and other mathematical facts (This could involve: practising times tables, calculations, number facts, problem solving when shopping – e.g working out the total cost and change etc).
  • Further to this there will be at least one piece of homework a week. This will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on the following Thursday.
  • Occasionally a homework project will be given and this will need to be completed over a specific number of weeks. When a project is given, there is an expectation that this will represent a few weeks of effort.
  • Spellings from each unit of the spelling scheme will be posted on the website. These will be posted when the new unit starts.
  • Outdoor PE is on Tuesday and the children can come to school in their kit. Please ensure it is weather appropriate.

We look forward to keeping you updated with photos and our news!

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ARTHOG 2019

The children are all packed and ready to come home and tell you about their adventures!

They are now doing their last activity – orienteering!

ARTHOG 2019

The children have had a very busy day!

After scrambling and lunch, they had a very wet afternoon gorge walking.

They have just enjoyed a visit to the tuck shop and are now having a hot chocolate.

ARTHOG 2019

This morning, we have been scrambling. The children were fantastic and all reached the summit.

We are now back at Arthog for lunch including soup and hot chocolate to warm us up!

ARTHOG 2019

The children have had a wonderful afternoon taking part in onsite team-building activities ready for the next few days. They also enjoyed a visit to the beach and got their feet wet!

We are just about to have tea and will then be going out for a night walk before bed. We are hoping to see a shooting star!