I wanted to share some of the fantastic writing that’s been happening in Y5 and Y6 recently, both at home and in school. Children have been creating their own planets, including maps and loads of links to geography learning. Classes in Moortown, Scholes (Elmet) and St James’ have all been working on the same projects, and the end products look great! Children should be really proud of what they’ve created.
Here are just some of the great examples that I’ve been sent. If you’d like to send yours in, I’d love to see it! (Send me an email – [email protected])
In St James’… How awesome is this?
In Moortown, Y6… What a great effort!
In my class: Moortown, Y5… This one even had an accompanying video!
This one included lots of the things we’ve been working on recently and included great vocabulary:
Scholes (Elmet) children have been really creative too…
At St James’ again… Working hard to create amazing planets!
Amazing presentation, fantastic ideas and great writing skills on show!
Home Learning Heroes
Over the second week of our new style of home learning, it was brilliant to receive some pictures of what you guys have been up to!
Take a look at some of the fantastic learning…
There’s been some excellently presented maths!
There’s been some fantastic writing including planning!
There’s been some excellent science learning! Can you guess what is being shown using coins?
There’s been some amazing art! It’s great to see people looking after themselves, whether that’s using art to be mindful…
…or getting outside and looking after yourself physically, too!
As always, thanks so much for working so hard and for being so adaptable. You guys rock!
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Last term, we enjoyed reading The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse in class. It’s a wonderful story of hope, friendship and happiness. The illustrations inside are beautiful and there are really important messages throughout. I think it might be one of my favourite books in recent years.
A helpful parent has spotted an audio version of the text on BBC Sounds. Check it out soon – it’s only available for 13 days.
Important: changes to home learning
Here’s a short video explaining some changes to the home learning for this half term. Mr Roundtree will be communicating further details soon.
If you want to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me:
Best wishes and see you soon!
We had a fantastic final day celebrating all our hard work this term!
Even Santa himself turned up!
I’d like to thank every single person in Y6 for their amazing attitudes in what’s been, at times, a tricky time.
Well done and enjoy the break!
Living and learning: RSE
Over the last three weeks, we’ve been learning about RSE – relationships and sex education.
We’ve learnt about such a wide range of topics, from what happens during puberty to how to maintain healthy relationships with friends, family and others!
We’ve learnt that our emotions might change a lot but that nothing is permanent and we know how to help ourselves. Reading about inspirational people who have experienced a rollercoaster of emotions and hearing stories from members of our class really made us feel better. We’re all in this together!
We’ve covered a lot of science over the last three weeks and feel much more knowledgeable! Teamwork has also been a huge factor in what we’ve been doing, as has listening carefully and contributing thoughtfully.
“At first, I thought it’d be nerve-wracking but now I think it’s been so helpful because I know what might happen in future,” said Hifza.
“It’s been very helpful even if it was a bit strange at times!” laughed Joude.
Noah said, “It’s been very interesting learning about RSE. It’s really just learning how humans have survived and reproduced as a species.”
Merry Christmas from Y6
We’re rounding off this term after oodles of hard work and some truly fantastic learning with a mini medley of Christmas songs – the class even had a go at writing one themselves!
Have a very Merry Christmas from Y6 and enjoy the video!
Santa dash Friday 11 December
This young lady has shown amazing resilience over the last few months. She came to share this amazing arithmetic score with me yesterday – 34 out of 40. Her smile says it all and she was very proud to tell me that since September, she has more than quadrupled her score! Absolutely amazing!
School menu change and Christmas meal