Year 6 Class News

Brownlee Triathlon

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2022 by Mrs Taylor

This week, some of our Key Stage 2 children took part in the Brownlee Triathlon. Sadly, this was minus the swimming as the event was running behind due to the wet weather earlier in the day.

‘I found the cycling easy but the running was harder.’ Olivia

‘I found it all really fun.’ Kian

‘I wish I hadn’t sprinted at the beginning because I didn’t realise there was more running!’ Christina

‘I was sad that we didn’t get to swim but still found it lots of fun!’ Edris

All the children behaved impeccably and showed great team spirit.

Thank you to the staff who took the children.

The AJ Bell World Triathlon Championship Series is returning to Leeds for a sixth time on 11-12 June and this year there is a chance for families to get involved.

Swim Bike Run Family – Saturday 11th June
For the first time, families can come and participate together. This is perfect for newcomers, with a 90m dip in the lake followed by a 400m walk/run. All for £10.00 per family and each finisher will receive the WTCS Leeds finishers medal. Adults must participate with the children (age 4 and above) and wetsuits are available to borrow at no additional cost.  Enter here.

Swim Bike Run Kids – Saturday 11th June
We want to help children take their first step into our sport and this is a perfect opportunity, with a 90m dip in the lake followed by a 400m walk/run. This event is for children aged 8-14 years old and it’s £5 to enter. Each finisher will receive the WTCS Leeds finishers medal. Wetsuits are available to borrow at no additional cost. Enter here.

Summer term after-school clubs

Posted on Thursday 05 May 2022 by Mrs Taylor

Edit: places can still be booked for after-school clubs.

We have spaces available on:

Tuesday – basketball Y4-6 now open to Y3

Tuesday – rugby Y1-3 now open to reception

Thursday – multi-games Y4-6 now open to Y3

After-school clubs will be restarting next week and they will run for eight weeks until week commencing 4th July. Places can be booked via Gateway.

Our physical activity clubs continue to be heavily subsidised through the investment of our PE and Sport Premium.

Each club has a limit on the maximum number of children who can attend. As numbers are limited we ask that you limit your child to one club initially. If there are clubs with remaining places, we will then offer these as a second club.

Please contact the office if you have any queries about the clubs or the booking system.

Living and learning: mindfulness

Posted on Wednesday 04 May 2022 by Mrs Taylor

As a happy and healthy school, we encourage pupils to look after their mental health as well as their physical health. Read our mindfulness newsletter for ideas and techniques to try to support this.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Chirpy, in Chapel Allerton, are hosting FREE after school Mindfulness Moments For Minis workshops. A time for children to reconnect and calm their minds.

Wednesday 11th May 4:30pm – 5:15pm Age 5-10

Thursday 12th May 4:30pm – 5:15pm Age 5-10

Friday 13th May 10am -10:30am  pre school

Bookings can be made here.

By teaching mindfulness to children they learn the skills they need to build self-awareness, confidence and cope with stress. Mindfulness can help children deal with tough emotions and help them learn ways to relax and calm the mind and the body.

Living and learning – democracy

Posted on Tuesday 03 May 2022 by Miss Wilson

Last week, Y6 took part in a democratic vote in order to decide who was our Reading Champion.

First, we learnt about what democracy means, how our government is arranged and what they’re responsible for.

We also learnt about some of the political parties in the UK.

Next, we learnt about how laws are made.

We need laws for lots of different reasons: to keep us safe, make sure things are fair and to ensure those in power are regulated.

Finally, our Reading Champion was voted on! Congratulations, Harman!

Leeds Fun Run 8th May

Posted on Friday 29 April 2022 by Mrs Taylor

The Arena Group Leeds Fun Run is back for 2022, taking place on Sunday 8th May.

It offers a great opportunity to get families together, while staying and active and healthy at the same time.

Children of all abilities are encouraged to take part as they wheel, walk, jog or run the 1.3 km route around the city centre.

 

Catalan Soccer

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2022 by Mrs Taylor

This week, all classes are taking part in sessions led by Catalan Soccer.

Thank you to the Year 5 pupil, who currently attends Catalan Soccer sessions outside of school, who requested they came into school.

The classes have been brilliant and the coaches have fed back what a delight the kids have been to coach!

The coaches also commented how welcome they have been made to feel by your staff and teachers, so a huge thanks for that!

If your child enjoyed their session, please contact Catalan Soccer to find out more about the classes and holiday camps they run in Leeds.

Ratio Experts

Posted on Friday 22 April 2022 by Miss Wilson

Y6 have absolutely nailed their learning about ratio this week! Take a look at these amazing examples.

Using a table organises the information that you know from reading the question and helps you understand which parts you need to work out for the answer.

“Miss Wilson said ratio was hard but we smashed it!” grinned Sam.

“You can have loads of different ratios like 1:3 or 2:5 but read the question carefully,” said Harman.

“Tables are your BEST FRIEND!” exclaimed Sasha.

Big Walk and Wheel

Posted on Saturday 02 April 2022 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all the families who have supported the Big Walk and Wheel over the last two weeks.

Overall, we were placed 150th in the small school category, out of 643 schools, with a daily average of 74.29% of journeys to school being active. In Northern England, we were 18th out of 107 small schools. Well done to everyone who took an active journey to help to achieve this.

Over the two week period we actively travelled 1,358 times!

It would be great for these active journeys to continue. Travelling actively (walking, park and stride – Marks and Spencers car park, scooting or biking) is a safe and healthy start to the school day.

Book Club – new author alert!

Posted on Friday 01 April 2022 by Miss Wilson

In this week’s Book Club, we looked at Authorfy’s author of the week. It was the brilliantly funny Burhana Islam who has written Mayhem Mission!

We listened to an extract about the main character being in trouble when his bedroom was a mess. Everyone found it hilarious. I think one or two had found themselves in a very familiar situation…

“He says he will ruin his sister’s wedding! I think he will wait for the vows and say something stupid,” predicted Leah.

Tanvi shared, “I think it sounds a very good book because it relates to a lot of people!”

“I want to know where it’s going to end up! It’s starting with a messy bedroom and a wedding! What on earth will happen next?” mused Sasha.

Computing Experts

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2022 by Miss Wilson

This half term, Y6 have been programming a range of complex games on Scratch.

First, we made an animation where a sprite walked up the stairs. It sounds easy but it wasn’t!

We needed to use selection and repetition. Challenge your child to define these terms and why programmers use them.

Next, we created a quiz called Chatbot!

“It was very fun to do. We had to make a quiz that chats to you and asks you a couple of questions. You had to get them right but if not it would say, ‘Unkucky!’” said Lewis.

Finally, and most difficult, came the Times Tables Quiz game. We had to use variables. Ask your child which variables they used in their game.

“Our game has two sprites and we added sounds for when the players gets it right and a weird laugh when they get it wrong. One character is happy and the other is called potato head!” laughed Thanu.