Year 6 Class News

Living and Learning: health, fitness and mental wellbeing

Posted on Monday 20 May 2024 by Miss Wilson

In our Living and Learning lessons over the last two weeks, we’ve been looking at the importance of wellbeing, including with physical and mental health.

It’s a good idea to dedicate some time in your day towards taking a small break to be present in your surroundings. We discussed some key tips for being aware of life going on around you:

  • getting a plant for your home
  • taking notice of sights and
    sounds outdoors
  • switching off technology, such
    as your mobile phone
  • taking notice of how your friends
    or family are feeling or acting

Help at home by discussing the answers to the above questions that we looked at in class. It’s a great idea to have small goals and keep returning to them and checking in with each other.

What are the main exports of Brazil and the UK?

Posted on Wednesday 08 May 2024 by Miss Wilson

Y6 can tell you!

Check out their fantastic presentations below – they had freedom to show their learning in whichever way they chose.

Help at home by asking your child to define our geography vocabulary:

  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • biome
  • vegetation belt
  • climate zone
  • natural resources
  • exports
  • indigenous people

Living and Learning: Healthy Eating

Posted on Wednesday 08 May 2024 by Miss Wilson

In Living and Learning, we’ve been looking at healthy eating.

We discussed how some people may be persuaded by what they are seeing in adverts.

Help at home by discussing some more items to add to each of the columns above.

Cooking starts with preparation – washing hands is absolutely essential. Some other key things to think about, as we put into practise in DT at school, are the grip you’re using with the knife, making sure to use any heat responsibly and making sure things are cleaned before use, especially things like fruit and vegetables.

Science: virtual farm tour

Posted on Friday 03 May 2024 by Mr Wilks

This morning, we met Sam who took us on a virtual tour of a dairy farm.
We learnt about how a dairy farm works. Did you know that the cows wear a fitness tracker so the farmer knows how many steps they do each day and how long they spend lying down and standing up. This is so that the farmer can check on the health of the animals.
We learned about how the cows are milked and that they produce up to 50 litres of milk a day!

We learned about how the cows have been selectively bred for specific desirable characteristics. These cows are bred so that they produce a lot of milk. Other cows are selectively bred for their size so that they grow big and quick or for their hardiness so that they can live in tougher weather conditions.
We also learnt about how wheat production is similar. We produce wheat that has desirable characteristics like its size and its resistance to drought.

What is a rainforest?

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2024 by Miss Wilson

“A rainforest is warm and humid filled with lots of trees,” said Ehtasham.

Edith the geographer stated, “The precipitation levels are extremely high.”

“There are four layers: forest floor, understory, canopy and emergent,” explained Betsy.

Tommy reminds us of the importance of the Amazon Rainforest, “It removes so much carbon from the atmosphere but it’s being cut down.”

Stellar spellers

Posted on Wednesday 01 May 2024 by Miss Wilson

Take a look at some fantastic spelling practice from Y6, this week.

Our focus has been unusual spelling patterns and the different ways you can write them in order to best remember them.

Help at home by practising spellings as part of writing sentences or when polishing your handwriting.

Summer term after-school clubs

Posted on Monday 22 April 2024 by Mrs Taylor

***Update***

The following clubs have availability and there is still time to sign up.

Monday 
Tennis
Singing
Tuesday 
Arts & Crafts
Wednesday 
Skipping
Drama
Gardening
Multi sports
Thursday
Basketball KS1
Basketball KS2

 

The after-school clubs for this term are available for booking from this Wednesday. We hope your child/children can get involved with our extra-curricular activities.

This term, clubs will run for 10 weeks rather than 8 weeks starting week commencing 29th April.

Please contact the office if you have any queries about the after-school clubs.

 

Super swimmers

Posted on Saturday 20 April 2024 by Mrs Taylor

UPDATE 26.04.24

Our team have qualified for the Nationals. What a great achievement – well done to all the children.

Our Year 5/6 swimming team competed in the English Schools’ Swimming Association North East Primary Schools’ Team Championship at the Grammar School at Leeds. A special thank you goes to one team member who joined the team late on.

All the children performed brilliantly throughout the afternoon competing against schools from Yorkshire. We are proud to announce the team came away with two silver medals in the freestyle (missing out on 1st place by just 1.2 second) and mixed stroke races.

Here are part of the team celebrating their success.

Following the team races, there was chance for the children to compete in individual races. In their breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle heats, the children came away with four 1sts, two 2nds, one 3rd and one 4th place.

The children were a credit to the school – supporting each other and giving 100% in every single race to get some great results.

A huge well done to the whole team.

Living and Learning: Health and Prevention

Posted on Monday 15 April 2024 by Miss Wilson

Today’s Living and Learning lesson was all about germs! (More specifically, preventing the spread of them!)

Have a go at the quiz we did in class.

What’s the science behind sneezing?

How can we stop germs from spreading?

We carried out an experiment where just four people in the class had green paint on their hand. They high fived other people and those people did the same. It didn’t take long at all before we were all covered in ‘germs’.

It really, really highlighted the need for handwashing. Seeing the green spreading from such a small starting point was shocking!

Help at home by discussing when it’s needed to wash hands and how long for! How else can we prevent germs from spreading?

Moortown Netballers

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2024 by Mrs Taylor

Some of the netballers from our after-school club took part in the Leeds Well School Partnership Bee Netball competition at Allerton High this week.

This was their first team event and we were very proud of their performance and team work.  Thank you to parents for supporting and for helping with transport.

The Tuesday after-school netball club will be restarting in the summer term for those children who would like to come and join.

Netball activities are also available over Easter from Leeds Rhinos Netball.