WELCOME TO YEAR 6
Falcon Class = Mrs Anna Maxwell
Kestrel Class = Mrs Julie Bennett
Our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Watkins, who works with us every day.
Mrs Watkins will work with each class during staff PPA time on Tuesday afternoons.
Mr Hill (Sports Coach) will lead our indoor and outdoor sports lessons.
These will be on Monday and Tuesday afternoons so children will need to arrive dressed in school P.E kit on those days.
Please note the change of PE day. This has been necessary in order to limit the number of staff working in each year group bubble.
We have really enjoyed getting to know your children and feel very proud of how they have settled into Year 6.
The Year Six children entered a competition to design a flag to be taken to Antarctica later this year. Each school that enters will have their winning entry made into a flag that will be taken by researches and scientists who are visiting Antarctica. The 'flag event' will be documented on the UK Polar research website- we will keep you updated about this.
Mrs Riley, our Geography subject lead, organised the competition and was our official judge. Here are the three winners from each class; the overall winner was Fraser so he will have his design on a flag that is taken to Antarctica.
We had a very busy first term in Y6 so we have added a selection of photographs for you to look through at your leisure.
Year 6 Pod Sports Day
The children from the four Year 6 pods competed in a range of socially-distanced races this morning. Starting off with the famous 'Fun Run' for all the children, the competition continued with skipping, sack, sprint and ball on racquet races as well as football dribble and hockey dribble shuttle relays which were hotly contested by all four pods. Some children then leapt far in standing long jump while others threw javelins before finishing the event with a sprint shuttle relay. Congratulations to Mrs Bennett's pod for scoring the most points and to all the children for demonstrating such great effort and enthusiasm. A huge thank you also to Mr Hill for helping with the organisation of this unique event!
We hope that you are enjoying the sunshine whilst completing some of your home learning activities. Have you tried the Mayan hot chocolate yet?
Today we have set two Mymaths activities (to finish on 10.4.20)- one on circles (that we covered just before we closed) and one on nets of 3D shapes.
Have a go at making your own net for a box too.
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.