Year 6

Teacher Mrs L Childs

Teacher Mrs S Reading

Teaching Assistant Mrs N Luff

Teaching Assistant Mrs K Goodwin (HLTA)

News

Laches Wood - Day 1

Year 6 has settled in well at Laches Wood and had a wonderful first day! Some of us fought our fears of heights on the high ropes, some discovered that we were excellent archers (lots of bulls-eyes!) and others built incredible woodland shelters and learned how to make fire! This was followed by a delicious dinner and then an evening activity, where we had to solve a spy mystery! We all slept through the night (eventually!) and we are looking forward to more fun today. Look out for our next blog post!


Laches Wood - Day 2

Year 6 enjoyed another fantastic day at Laches Wood on Tuesday! The sun was shining almost all day, which made perfect weather for activities. Half of us went canoeing down the South Staffs and Worcestershire canal whilst others completed the vertical obstacle course on the high ropes. Another group went BMXing in the woods - not the easiest terrain! Breakfast, lunch and dinner did not disappoint and in the evening, we enjoyed chanting and singing around the campfire. The resilience, teamwork and perseverance shown by all children has really impressed the instructors and teachers! We are all looking forward to our final day on Wednesday.

Our departure time today is 2pm. Please look out for an update on our estimated arrival time later this afternoon.


Laches Wood - Day 3

After a sing song around the campfire and restful nights sleep, Year 6 were ready for today’s activities. We enjoyed a breakfast of sausages, spaghetti hoops and omelette. Everyone had their last activity - all of the children were raring to go. The sun was shining as all the groups went to their activities. We had many champion archers; the winning group scored 3 bullseyes! Two groups enjoyed travelling down the canal in canoes (by the end of the session, everyone could steer the canoes confidently) and the final group mastered the gladiator challenge on the high ropes with great resilience and determination. We have stopped off now to eat our sandwiches on the picnic tables and we will inform parents and carers when we have departed Laches Wood.

25th March 2022

Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to visit Cooper School to witness some 3D printing in action. Mrs Patterson from Cooper School ran an informative session about how 3D printers work and what they are used for. She also printed some keyrings that the children in Year 6 produced last term; children will receive a keyring each towards the end of the year. Thank you Mrs Patterson!

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Laches Wood Year 6 Information Session

A copy of the Laches Wood presentation is available to view below.

Laches Wood Year 6 Information Session.pdf

In Year 6, we have some very talented artists. These pictures were produced at home by one of our extremely skillful children - they are so good, we just have to share them with you!


2nd February 2022

This week, Year 6 have been working on solving problems involving percentages. The work culminated today with children working in groups to solve some challenging multi-step word problems. Everyone worked so hard; we are incredibly proud of their ability to answer these questions.

16th December 2021

To tie in with our Christmas theme this week, Year 6 have been designing and making some tessellating wrapping paper. We enjoyed linking both our maths and art skills to this very exciting time of year.

15th December 2021

Children in Year 6 have been demonstrating their creative skills this week by designing and making some Christmas decorations. Some of the sewing skills that were practised included; threading needles, using running stitch and blanket stitch. We are all super proud of the end products and the children worked incredibly hard on them, demonstrating such resilience. Miss Buglass commented that she would happily display them all on her Christmas tree if she was allowed to do so! Well done Year 6!

14th December 2021

Hokusai (Art)

We found out about a Japanese artist called Holusai and created our own version of The Giant Wave.

Geography

In Year 6, we have been finding out about natural disasters and a tsunami arrived in the classroom (in a tray!) The children were then able to understand different ways of protecting against these events.

To end our topic, we created a Venn diagram which showed us how the natural disasters were the same and different!

Maths

We have done a lot of work on fractions this term and created posters to show what we have learned. These are displayed around the classroom to help us remember how to use the 4 operators with fractions.

Current Topic

Summer Term 6 2022

As children near the end of their time at Glory Farm School, we have a final exciting term ahead. The topic which we will be basing the majority of our work around is the Ancient Greeks. We will be going Greek in our writing, music, art, history and even some of our maths! Using a scientific calculator will be a priority focus in maths as we want to ensure children are 'secondary ready' with this skill. Couple this with transition days, productions and Leaver's events and you can guarantee this term will simply fly by!

Reminders and Routines

  • Children should be reading at least 5 times a week - please ask them to tell you what they are reading about.

  • Children should be practising their time tables - including the related division facts. This could be done using Time Tables Rockstars.

  • Children should be learning their spellings every day so that they are known "for life".

  • When they come to school, they need to bring a water bottle.

  • Take time during the week to complete their homework - they will get a piece of Maths and English each week. You can always check what homework has been set by looking in Google Classroom.

PE Days

  • PE in Term 3 will take place on a Monday and Friday.

  • Children should come to school dressed in their PE Kit.

Websites

We willa dd more sites as the year progresses

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