Year 6 Class News

Internet Safety Day

Posted on Thursday 13 February 2020 by Miss Wilson

For Internet Safety Day, Y6 explored online persuasion in the form of advertising, pop ups and games as businesses. They created and presented what they had learnt.

Top tips:

  • fully close the app if a pop up appears and you’re unsure – delete and reinstall if necessary
  • do the legwork when searching online – check multiple sites and customer reviews
  • keep a happy and healthy balance when gaming – go outside often or put a limit on your screen time

New school dinner menu

Posted on Wednesday 12 February 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Our new spring/summer school meal menu, starting after February half term, is now available on our Meals page. It continues to follow a three week cycle.

The menu has been created in liaison with Catering Leeds to ensure it meets the School Food Standards.  We have also incorporated feedback from our school cook, pupils and parents/carers. We will continue to offer a meat free day every week. This will be every Tuesday.

Pupils will continue to make their daily food choices at the start of the day to ensure they receive their first choice of main meal.

If you would like a paper copy of the menu, please ask at the office.

Remember, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 continue to receive free school meals and we encourage pupils to take up this offer.  For families in other year groups, please check if you are eligible to receive free school meals for your child/children.

We welcome feedback on the school dinner menu from pupils and parents/carers.

Diverse Dolls

Posted on Friday 07 February 2020 by Miss Wilson

Take a look at this amazing article spotted and shared by a member of Y6 while we were reading First News.

We discussed why representation is so important; it makes people feel more confident in who they are and more tolerant and understanding.

The girl who spotted it felt especially awesome – she has vitiligo herself!

Keep being awesome, Y6.

Living and Learning: Children’s Mental Health Week

Posted on Wednesday 05 February 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. 

Young Minds is also a great source of information and support about young people’s mental health.

Mental health forms part of our Living and Learning long term plan and we encourage pupils to look after their mental health as well as their physical health. This maybe through the use of mindfulness and calming down techniques, recognising their own and others’ emotions and knowing how to seek help if needed. This guide shares some of the techniques we use.

In addition to Children’s Mental Health Week, Every Mind Matters is a national mental health campaign from Public Health England.

Living & Learning – online safety.

Posted on Wednesday 05 February 2020 by Miss Wilson

We had another visitor from Y6 favourite d:side who came to remind us about safe choices to continue making us happy and healthy people.

All the children spotted the strong links with our computing topic. Challenge your child to explain how d:side’s visit linked with:

  • digital footprint
  • phishing
  • dis- and misinformation

Amazing art

Posted on Wednesday 29 January 2020 by Mrs Weekes

We all have at least one thing that we are really good at. One Y6 pupil has suddenly displayed an amazing artistic talent. Check out the art work that Rabiya has produced in her own time, at home- wow!

School Savings Club

Posted on Monday 27 January 2020 by Mrs Taylor

The next School Savings Club paying in date is 03 February 2020 at 3.15-3.45pm.

The account is open to all children and it is free to set up. As there is not minimum deposit requirement, it is a great way for your child/children to begin to manage their own money and understand the importance of saving. We offer paying in sessions every half term where you can bring along any savings to be paid into your child’s account.

As an extra incentive, Year 3 pupils who open an account, or who currently have an account, will be credited with £10.

If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

Here are the remaining paying in dates for this year (the penultimate Monday of each half term).

  • 23 March
  • 11 May
  • 06 July

To find out more about the accounts or if your child would like to open account, please enquire at the office.

Spring term after-school clubs

Posted on Wednesday 22 January 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Our spring term after-school clubs will be starting next week and while many of the clubs are full, we do have some spaces available for the following clubs.

Gymnastics (run by Leeds Gymnastics) Y1-5
Board games Y3-6
Multi-sports (run by PE Partner) Y3-6 Please note this club is now open to Year 3
It is not too late to sign up so please contact the office if your child would like to take part.

Tennis Taster!

Posted on Tuesday 21 January 2020 by Miss Wilson

Living and Learning: I know what a drug is.

Posted on Tuesday 21 January 2020 by Miss Wilson

Year six were delighted to welcome Dave from d:side to talk with us today.

We spoke about what drugs are, who uses them and why.

We talked about how they can help your body, but only if they’ve been prescribed to you by your doctor or given to you by an adult to suit your illness and age.

We also talked about how they can harm your body and how to keep safe.

As always, Y6 asked thoughtful questions, shared maturely and listened politely; they should be very proud of themselves.