Hi Year 6!
We hope you're enjoying the lovely weather and being at home. Hopefully you've had a go at your home learning activities, gone on TT Rockstars or done a Joe Wickes workout. Below is next week's home learning. Some of the work is based around what you were given in your pack last week so check that out. There is also a document below to help you with your English. Any problems then please contact us at Y6@woodlands.academy for any help or send us pics of your hard work.
Keep safe, wash your hands and keep smiling.
Mrs Radi, Mrs Parkinson, Mrs Pearson and Mrs Monaghan
YEAR 6 CHALLENGE - IF YOU WISH TO ACCEPT IT!
Hi guys, hope everyone is doing OK, enjoying the sunshine and not working too hard. As a fun activity, the Year 6 teachers challenge you to build a den, the fancier the better. It can be anywhere in the house or garden (just ask permission first). It's the perfect place to get peace and quiet and have a good read. Then take a picture of yourself reading or working in it and either send it to the School Facebook page or email it to us Y6@woodlands.academy and we will put it on the website. It's just a bit of fun and we'll be sending more fun challenges next week.
From Mrs Radi, Mrs Pearson, Mrs Monaghan and Mrs Parkinson.
This message will self destruct in 10 seconds......... only joking!!
Hello Class 11. We hope that you are all well and keeping safe.
We are missing you all but we know that you will be working hard and adapting to home learning. If you need to ask us anything about your work or just want to send us a message please email us using Y6@woodlands.academy and we will reply as soon as we can. We would also love to see any work that you have produced or photographs showing us your activities, so please feel free to send us them. You could also send these to the school Facebook page. We look forward to keeping up to date with what you have been doing. We hope that you are also finding time to have fun and to get some exercise as well as working hard.
Look after yourselves and your families.
Hope we see you soon.
Mrs Monaghan and Mrs Parkinson
Home Learning Week 1
Monday 16th March
In our project work this week we will be researching information about the explorer Robert Falcon Scott. In English, we will continue reading 'Survivor - Titanic' and we will be using: subordinate clauses, adverbial phrases and expanded noun phrases in our writing. In Maths, we are drawing the reflection of shapes using the mirror line and finding the mean of a set of numbers. We will then move on to reading and interpreting pie charts and line graphs.
13th March Spellings
Year 6 Homework
Year 6 Homework Friday 13th March
To be returned by Friday 20th March
Maths Arithmetic book pages 26 and 27
Maths Geometry, Measures and Statistics pages 12 and 13 - remember to annotate the grid to help with work out the coordinates
English Grammar book page 26 and 27
English Punctuation book pages 30 and 31
Year 6 Homework
Year 6 Homework Friday 6th March
To be returned by Friday 13th March
Maths Arithmetic book pages 24 and 25
Maths Geometry, Measures and Statistics pages 6 and 7
English Grammar book page 28 and 29
English Punctuation book pages 12 and 13
Year 6 Spelling Homework
Monday 2nd March
In our project work this week, the children will be researching 'The Titanic' and finding out about this event in history. In English, we are writing setting descriptions and focusing on speech punctuation. In Maths, we are measuring and drawing angles using a protractor, and finding missing angles in a triangle.
Monday 24th February
We hope you all had a restful break and are ready for another exciting term. This term we will continue our 'Frozen Kingdom' project and will be focussing on why people visit polar regions and what life is like there. We will also be finding out about The Titanic and why it is a memorable event in history. In English we will be reading 'Survivor - The Titanic' to support our narrative writing and improve our sentence skills. In Maths we will start with Area and Perimeter and then move on to angles.
Parent Shared Morning - Wednesday 5th February
Thank you so much for all the adults that came to support our Parent Shared Morning today. We created some excellent water colour pictures of polar animals that will support the Fact Files we designed in our English lessons.
Monday 3rd February
It is our Parent Shared Morning this week, on Wednesday 5th February. We will be sketching and painting Arctic animals. Please come and join us, we look forward to seeing you there.
Year 6 Homework Friday 31st January
To be returned by Friday 7th February
Maths Arithmetic book pages 10 and 11
Maths Number, Ratio & Algebra book pages 11 and 13 (miss out page 12)
English Grammar book page 8 and 9
English Punctuation book pages 24 and 25
Monday 27th January
For your information, we have attached the powerpoint presentation that we showed at the SATs parent meeting last week.
Year 6 Homework Friday 24th January
To be returned by Friday 31st January
Maths Arithmetic book pages 8 and 9
Maths Number, Ratio & Algebra book pages 2 and 3
English Grammar book page 6 ad 7
English Punctuation book pages 22 and 23
Monday 20th January
In our project work this week we are continuing our work on Solids, Liquids and Gases and will be drawing and explaining what each of these states of matter are. In English, we are thinking about the lessons that the Snow Leopard taught the girl in preparation for her role as the guardian of the realm. In Maths, we are finding percentages of numbers and quantities.
On Wednesday 22nd January at 2.30pm we will be having our Year 6 Parent SATs meeting where we will explain what will happen during the week of the SATs tests in May. This will take place in the small hall. We look forward to seeing you there.
Year 6 Homework Friday 17th January
To be returned by Friday 24th January
Maths Arithmetic book pages 4 and 5
Maths Geometry, Measures & Statistics book pages 26 and 27
English Grammar book page 3
English Punctuation book pages 4 and 5
Monday 13th January
This week we are having a visit from Lab Rascals, a science company, who are coming to deliver a Solids, Liquids and Gases workshop with our class.
In our project lessons we are researching: the tropics, hemispheres, the Arctic Circle, lines of longitude and latitude and the Greenwich Meridian line. In English, we are creating a timeline of events so far from 'The Snow Leopard' and in Maths we are looking at grams, kilograms, litres, millilitres and reading analogue and digital clocks.
Year 6 Homework Friday 10th January
To be returned by Friday 17th January
Maths Arithmetic book pages 1 and 2
Maths Number, Ratio and Algebra book page 19
English Grammar book page 2
English Punctuation book pages 2 and 3
Monday 6th January
Welcome back. This term's project is 'Frozen Kingdom' and our essential question is 'What does it take to survive out there?'
Monday 9th December
We had a great time during our Ancient Egyptian activity days. Our Egyptian amulets look great and we enjoyed painting them with parents and friends. Thank you to everyone who came to join us, we really appreciate your support.
Monday 2nd December
This week we will end our Ancient Egyptian project with two days of fun-filled activities. We will be: tasting and evaluating food, designing and making amulets using clay and using hieroglyphs to create messages. We have learned a great deal about life in Ancient Egypt and we have enjoyed finding out about their traditions.
Monday 18th November
Thank you to everyone who came to our parent shared learning morning last Wednesday. The children have constructed detailed, colourful and unique Egyptian masks. They look amazing and the children are proud of their creations. We really appreciate your support and we look forward to putting them on display.
Here are some photographs of the event.
Maths homework due 22.11.19
Year 6 Homework - due in Friday 15th November
Monday 11th November
This week we are looking forward to our parent shared learning morning on Wednesday 13th November, 9.30-10.30, where will be creating our Egyptian death masks. We have researched different styles and designed our own mask. Year 6 look forward to seeing you there.
In Maths this week we will be multiplying fractions and dividing fractions by a whole number. In English we are writing themed paragraphs for our explanation text.
Year 6 Homework - due in Friday 8th November
Week beginning 28th October 2019
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely half term. This term we will continue our topic all about Ancient Egypt. The children will be learning about mummification; in English they will be writing explanation texts about how to mummify a body based on what they have learned, and through their project work they will be exploring the importance of the Afterlife to the Ancient Egyptians and why it was so important for them.
Please continue to support your child in learning their spellings, completing their homework and reading at least three times each week.
Reminder - Year 6 Shared Learning Morning
The year 6 shared learning morning for parents is on Wednesday 13th November, 9.30-10.30am. We will be finishing our Ancient Egyptian death masks that we have started in class. We invite you to come and see what your child has started and help them to finish their mask.
We do need newspapers to make the paper mache masks beforehand, so any contributions after half term will be gratefully received.
Many thanks for your continued support and we hope to see you on the 13th November.
Year 6 Staff
Monday 14th October
This week we will be taking part in practice SAT tests. This will give us a current overview of the pupil's strengths and also where they will need targeted support. The tests will also give the pupils an opportunity to pace themselves and see whether they need to speed up or slow down whilst answering questions.
Maths homework due 18th October
Spelling Homework due in for Friday 11th October
Monday 7th October
This week we will be drafting and editing our narrative based on Tadeo Jones. We will be showcasing our writing skills and producing a final 'Hot Task' piece at the end of the week. In Maths we are focussing on long division and we will be using our times table knowledge to help us.
Monday 30th September
This week we are continuing our English work using the Tadeo Jones video. We will be: using speech punctuation, using dialogue to advance the action and describing a character's emotions. In Maths our focus is Multiplication, where we will be refining our long multiplication skills. Our Project lessons will include sketching Egyptian objects and improving our sketching techniques.
Monday 23rd September
On Wednesday 18th September, Year 6 visited the Lincoln Collection Museum as part of the Ancient Egyptians project. During the day they took part in three workshops: an archaeological dig, an Egyptian play and the mummification process. The children listened carefully and and joined in the activities with enthusiasm.
Monday 16th September
We have already settled into Year 6. In our topic work, we have located Egypt on a map and have written about the importance of the River Nile. In English we have written a setting description of the Nile. This week we will start our narrative writing journey.
On Wednesday 18th September we are going on our trip to the Lincoln Collection to learn more about life in Ancient Egypt. We will add some photographs next week.
Our PE days are Thursday and Friday every week!
Homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday to be returned for the following Friday.
Year 6 Newsletter Autumn Term
Welcome to Class 11.
Our topic this term is 'Pharaohs' and we are looking forward to finding out about life in Ancient Egypt. Keep checking our page for updates.
WELCOME TO OUR CLASS PAGE 2019 - 2020
WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE REGULARLY - WE HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING AT OUR PAGE.
Year 6 leavers assembly is on Wednesday 17th July at 9:30 in the large hall parents invited we look forward to seeing you there!
Swimming is Monday 15th- Friday 19th July in the afternoons. Please can all children come with a swimming costume and a towel. This is for those children who received a letter.
Tuesday 16th July is our Year 6 party after school 4:00-5:30pm. All children have received an invitation.
Year 6 Leavers’ Party
Tuesday 16th July
@ Woodlands' Outdoor Classroom
Music, food, fun and games!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Year 6 cordially invite you to our production of
Robin and the Woodlands’ Hoodies
Tuesday 9th July at 9.30am
Thursday 11th at 1.45pm
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please collect tickets from the Community Room or complete the slip attached and return to your class teacher. We have allocated 2 tickets per child, per performance and they are free. Extra tickets will be available after 4th July.
Year 6 Production - Robin and the Woodlands' Hoodies
Monday 24th June
Last week, two sports coaches came to teach us Rounders and Kwik Cricket skills in preparation for the Multi-Sports Festival in July. We will now improve our batting and fielding skills over the next few weeks. Here are some pictures.
Kooth Well Being Workshop
This week Year 6 pupils attended a workshop on well being and mental health, and the support the Kooth website can give them. The children showed a mature and thoughtful attitude to the subject.
Tuesday 18th June Multi Sports PE lesson with a coach
Monday 8th July Class 12 Multi Sports Festival 9:30-11:30
Tuesday 9th July Year 6 Performance 9:30
Thursday 11th July Class 11 Multi Sports Festival 9:30-11:30
Thursday 11th July Year 6 Performance 1:45
Swimming for those who didn’t receive 25m in Year 4 15th-19th July
Tuesday 16th July for Year 6 Party
Wednesday 17th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 9:30-parents invited
The Year 6 Party will not be a formal prom. It will involve music, games, face painting and refreshments.
Please can you ensure that your child has PE kit for their Multi Sports Festival dates.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Monday 3rd June
Welcome back! We hope that you all had a restful holiday and are ready for the final term. We have a lot to look forward to this term, including: our end of year concert, special assemblies, transition to secondary school and much more! There is a lot of preparation and hard work ahead but together we will enjoy our last term at Woodlands.
Friday 17th May
Hurrah!! SATs are over and we are so happy! The children have worked extremely hard this week and we celebrated on Friday with a trip to the beach, with bowling and lunch at McDonalds. Check out our photos and well done to all the bowling winners.
We are so proud of the effort and hard work all the children have put in, leading up to this week. Now to concentrate on getting ready for secondary school. Lots more hard work to come...
Tuesday 7th May
Just four more school days until the Year 6 pupils take their SATs. We're just doing some final revision and then we are ready to go!
In Maths this week we will be focussing on:
converting units of time
reading calendars, rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
securing our long multiplication and long division skills
In English we will continue to focus on reading skills and will be answering questions about poems and non-fiction texts.
TT Rockstar Launch - Monday 29th April
Today we launched TT Rockstars at Woodlands. Every child had a chance to access the TT Rockstar website and start building their Rockstar status. Your child has been given their username and password so they can access it at home if they want to. They can collect coins and build their avatar as well as practice their times tables.
Please find below a letter explaining TT Rockstars and how to access the website.
Monday 29th April
In Maths this week, we will be revising our data handling skills by reading and interpreting information in a table and finding information in 24-hour clock timetables. We will also be looking at fractions, decimals and percentages equivalents. In English we will continue to improve our reading skills using previous SAT papers. We will focus on finding answers and how we can answer questions to gain as many marks as possible.
Easter Holiday Homework and Reading Challenge
As we have two and a half weeks away from school we have given the children some extra pages this week. This homework needs to be completed for the Friday of the first week back the 26th April. We are also challenging the children to read 10 times over the holiday - Easter chocolates will be waiting for those successful readers. Remember children can read their school book or a book of their own choice, just write it in their reading diary. Good luck!
Year 6 exhibition VE Day Celebration 03.04.19
Monday 1st April
This week we are holding our end of project 'VE Day Celebration Party'. Please see the attached letter that your child brought home. We look forward to seeing you there. We will add some photographs next week.
Friday 29th March - Year 6 Homework
This weeks homework pages are below. Please encourage your child to complete them.
Friday 22nd March Year 6 Homework
A really busy week with tests and year 6 have done really well. We are so proud of their progress. Let's hope this continues towards the May SATs.
Here are this week's CGP homework book pages. Remember to complete them for Friday 29th March.
Friday 15th March Year 6 Homework
Well done on Red Nose Day guys! Here's this week's homework to celebrate!
Thanks Year 6 Staff
GB Swimmer Joe Roebuck Visits
We had a visit from GB swimmer Joe Roebuck on Tuesday. He talked about his journey to the 2012 Olympics and his determination to win. Our champion swimmer, Jamie-Lea Mawer won his fastest reactions competition. Well done Jamie-Lea! The children then did circuits with him. It was great to meet a 10 x British Swimming Champion.
Year 6 Circuits
Friday 8th March
The weeks are passing and children that are completing the homework pages are really progressing well. Well done if you regularly complete the pages. Give yourself a pat on the back!!
Here's this week's pages below.
Thanks Year 6 Staff
World Book Day
Thursday 7th March
Monday 4th March
This term we are continuing our 'Child at War' topic which the children are really enjoying. We had an amazing Parent Craft morning last Wednesday and made our Anderson Shelters. The children (and parents) were extremely creative and produced realistic models of which they were very proud. Thank you to everyone who came, we really appreciated it.
Here are some photographs of the event.
Friday 1st March
Please remind children to complete the pages below for their homework. Again please don't do extra pages as we have selected pages specially to support work the children have done each week in class. Thanks
Friday 8th February
Please remind children to complete the pages below for their homework. Again please don't do extra pages as we have selected pages specially to support work the children have done each week in class.
Monday 4th February
Last Wednesday, Year 6 had a trip to the Holocaust Centre, near Mansfield. It was a very thought provoking and informative day during which they were given an insight into the life of Jewish children before and during the Second World War. We will be using our knowledge to enhance our English writing lessons and our topic lessons.
Here are some photographs of the trip.
Friday 1st February
Please remind children to complete the pages below for their homework. Please don't do extra pages as we have selected pages specially to support work the children have done each week in class.
Thursday 31st January
The first set of extra tuition groups have been selected. If your child has been chosen they will have a permission letter for you to complete. Thanks.
Friday 25th January
Every year 6 pupil was given their CGP revision guides to use for homework today. Only complete the pages you are given as we will work through them at a later date. Homework will be given on a Friday and needs to be completed by the following Friday.
Monday 21st January
On Wednesday 23rd January we are holding our Year 6 Parent SATs information meeting. Please see the attached letter.
Monday 14th January
We've started our topic and located the key countries involved in World War 2 on a map. We listened to Neville Chamberlain's radio speech about preparing for war. The children used this information to help them imagine that they were there at the time and then write a diary entry from a child's point of view. In Maths we have been learning about Ratio and Proportion. In English we have started our narrative flashback writing skills.
Thursday 10th January
On Thursday 10th, Class 11 were visited by a PCSO to talk about the work they do on the estate and in the surrounding areas. The children were interested to learn about the uniform and the equipment they carry with them. They also learnt what the lights and different sirens on the police cars mean.
Monday 7th January
This term's topic is 'A Child's War'. This will be a history based project and we will explore what life was like for children during the second World War (1939-1945).
Monday 10th December
We had a great morning painting our polar animals and we will be using them to create a display in our corridor. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us, we hope you enjoyed it.
Here are some photographs of our exciting exhibition.
Monday 3rd December
This term Year 6 have been learning all about the Frozen Kingdom. On Wednesday 5th December we would like to invite you to join us for our exhibition. The children would really like the opportunity to showcase all of their hard work this term.
They have created a newspaper report on the Titanic disaster, an information leaflet about Polar plants and animals and worked really hard to sketch a polar animal of their choice.
We will also be painting the final version of these sketches on Wednesday, with a little help from you.
We will be opening the doors to the hall at 9am -10:30am. Hot chocolate and marshmallows will also be available in the community room.
Many thanks for your continuing support.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Monday 19th November
Here are this week's spellings:
Lab Rascals Science Workshop
Last week we took part in a very exciting Science Workshop to launch our topic 'Frozen Kingdom'. We learnt about States of Matter and discussed what we know about solids, liquids and gases. The experiments that we carried out certainly captured our imaginations. We all had to wear safety goggles throughout the session to protect our eyes. Take a look at the photos to see what we got up to. It was a great morning.
Monday 12th November
We are looking forward to our project launch on Wednesday, this will be a Science Workshop linked to Solids, Liquids and Gases led by LabRascals. Look out for the photographs to see what we got up to.
Here are this week's spellings: Soft g
Monday 5th November
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Monday 29th October
Our topic will continue this week as we are preparing for our 'Day of the Dead' celebration on Friday 2nd November. Please see the letter below if you need more details. We are looking forward to welcoming you all on Friday.
Here are this week's spellings:
Monday 15th October
Here are this week's spellings:
Year 6 Day of the Dead celebration. Letter to parents.
Monday 8th October
Here are this week's spellings:
Monday 1st October
Here are this week's spellings.Please encourage them to practise them daily on their sheet. We will have a spelling test every Friday.
Welcome to Class 11!
Class 11 took part in a Mexican Day to launch our project 'Hola Mexico!' We made Mariachi musicians, sombreros, bunting and tasted delicious Mexican food. The tortillas and dips were very popular!
We have found out where Mexico is on a map of the world and have started to find out about their culture. In small groups, we researched life in Mexico and learned some very interesting facts about their celebrations, music, landmarks and traditions.
We look forward to finding out more over the next few weeks.