November in Y6 has been another busy one – typical of an Autumn term!

We began November with a whole school focus on revisiting expectations in and around school, alongside team building activities, circle times and generally how to be kind to one another to encourage positive relationships between all.

As part of our work in Science, exploring micro-organisms within Living Things and their Habitats, we set up our first investigations, exploring the impact of a number of variables (e.g. light/dark, temperature etc) on the speed at which bread goes mouldy. We are going to evaluate our results this week.

We took part in Anti-Bullying week; this year’s theme was ‘One Kind Word’. Initially, we discussed our thoughts around the phrase and then we thought about what we can do to help with ‘One Kind Word’ on a daily basis. Two suggestions were: offer help if someone is struggling with something heavy, e.g. shopping bags, or say hello, good morning or good afternoon to another person. Finally, we read ‘Troll Stinks’ – a text that explicitly explores Cyber Bullying.

We enjoyed ‘Children in Need’ day with an array of yellow or spotty outfits and masks designed by the children themselves! We even had a visit from Pudsey himself!

We have celebrated the children’s swimming achievements as our swimming sessions at Abraham Darby Leisure Centre have now come to an end.

Some children visited Arthog last week spending time rock climbing, gorge walking, canoeing, orienteering and night walking!! They all represented Woodlands fabulously, demonstrating a number of our ‘Secrets of Success’. The staff, who accompanied them, were very proud!

Finally, we had a fantastic time painting in the style of Jackson Pollock to support our Literacy work. Each child recreated a photograph of New York using ‘drip painting’. Sitting was banned!

All of this alongside our usual days at Woodlands. As I said, a very busy November. I predict, however, that December will be even busier… watch this space!

Remember to keep up to date with day-to-day activities in Y6 on our Class Dojo page 😊