WELCOME TO YEAR 6
Falcon Class = Mrs Ella Simms
Kestrel Class = Mrs Julie Bennett
Our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Watkins. She works with us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Mrs Morrison will work with each class during staff PPA time on alternate Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Mr Hill (Sports Coach) will lead the outdoor Sports lessons. Outdoor sessions are alternate Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and indoor P.E will be on a Friday afternoon.
Lego Robotics Day
Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic day building and programming a robot to complete a series of different missions based on the theme 'Nature Force'. All the groups demonstrated excellent teamwork and problem solving skills to complete several missions successfully whilst also showing good resilience and perseverance when they didn't work. Congratulations to Villainous Volcanoes (Falcon class) and Heroic Hurricanes (Kestrel class) for scoring the highest points total and to Tremendous Tornadoes (Falcons) and Static Storm (Kestrels) for winning the best teamwork awards.
Year 6 have been working hard this term to perfect a gymnastics sequence of paired balances and individual skills. Here are some of their amazing balances.
As part of their Viking project, all the children in Year 6 took part in a Viking Bakeoff, making some delicious oat and apricot biscuits that were then judged by our expert guest judges (Prue Jenkins and Mary Hughes!) Each group worked together to measure, mix and mould their biscuits into a perfect set of six identical biscuits and the final product was then enjoyed later on in the day. Congratulations to Frey group (Falcons) and Thor group (Kestrels) for winning best bakers of the class.
Another closely fought Level 1 lunchtime match was contested today in the bracing breeze. Two mixed teams of seven children enjoyed competing in a netball match refereed by Mr Hill.
We thoroughly enjoyed our clay workshop where we created models of Viking berserkas based on the Lewis Chess pieces that were discovered buried in the Isle of Lewis in 1833. We had to persevere to create realistic chess pieces of kings, queens and knights which are now proudly on display in the classrooms.
Viking WOW Day
As part of their first term project (Vikings - Vicious or Victorious) Year 6 enjoyed completing a range of activities on their recent WOW day. They worked well in small groups to design and build a Viking long ship, create an information card for the Viking Museum display, design their own Viking shields, write their names in Viking runes (alphabet) and sample some delicious-tasting honey and oatcakes.
Tag Rugby match
As part of the Level 1 sporting opportunities programme at Golden Valley, two mixed teams enjoyed competing in a friendly tag rugby match at lunchtime today. Mr Hill ensured fair play and sportsman-like behaviour was the focus of the session, in a closely fought contest.
The children in Year 6 have been enjoying their exciting badminton lessons (delivered by a Badminton Sports England coach) practicing their forehand and backhand shots with enthusiasm. They will be learning different shot techniques, building up to an opportunity to play in mini matches by the end of term.