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Welcome to Year 6

Columbus

Our Teacher is Miss Woodworth

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Denham

Friday 18th May 2018

SATs are FINISHED! The children worked well on them and did their best - now to wait until July to find out how everyone did!

 

The Year 6s have been working hard on their Enterprise Week ideas, trying to remember the key skills learnt during the week; teamwork, inclusion and working as a year group to give themselves a better reward day! Lots of great ideas so far, with creative and original stalls planned. The fair itself is next Friday. 

 

We have also signed up for Sports Day events today and are looking forward to competing for that!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 11th May 2018

SATs are almost upon the Year 6s. Lots of rest, relaxation and fun to prepare effectively for next week! Please ensure your children get a good night's rest each night before the tests. 

 

This week we have been outside playing rounders and also practicing athletic events - some excellent high jumpers! In English, we have been looking at prefixes, clauses and the perfect and progressive tenses. We have continued work on the Ancient Greeks and will continue to do so!

 

Reader of the week is Sophie, well done Sophie!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 4th May 2018

 

One school week away from SATs!

 

We have been learning a lot about Greek myths and writing in the same style, writing letters to characters and summarising stories, starting with the story of Icarus and Daedalus.


Following the same theme we have been learning about Ancient Greek society - laws, democracy and the Olympics.

 

In Maths we have been revising hard in preparation for SATs.

 

Hope to see many children at the booster sessions next week,

 

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 27th April 2018

 

We have worked hard on using colons in English and revising various topics in Maths this week. We have learnt about animal classification in Science and started work in Art on landscapes as well as rounders for P.E. as preparation for the (hopefully!) warm weeks to come. SATs are two full school weeks away - plenty of revision to do!

 

Reader of the week is Sophie and Star of the Week is Owen.  Wow work goes to Imani and Robbie.  Well done everyone.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 20th April 2018

 

Without wanting to point out the obvious, what a glorious week of weather! Lots of P.E., including our UKS2 basketball tournament, lots of learning and lots of smiles! 

 

It's been a lovely first week back where the children have worked hard and tried their best to work through the heat with concentration and maturity. It's unbelievable how fast the year has gone and that we are into our last term now... SATs, UKS2 production, enterprise week, sports day, swimming gala, celebration evening... It all hits hard in this term!

 

Reader of the week is Kiran, Star of the Week is Adam B and Wow Work of the week went to Sophie H and Reya.  Well done everyone.

 

Have a great weekend, 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 16th March 2018

 

We had an extremely successful visit for Crucial Crew yesterday with the Year 6 children learning an awful lot about real-life scenarios they may expect to encounter in the future. The topics covered included safety around railways, electricity, in the home avoiding fire hazards, peer pressure and many more topics.

 

We have completed the Writing Challenge for Spring, based on Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprised!’ where the children produced some lovely poetry to describe the scene.  The children have been working hard on their practice tests and have produced some excellent scores across a range of subjects including spelling, punctuation and grammar, reading and maths.

 

We have also worked hard on our story Room 13, making predictions and creating descriptions of the major characters.

 

Reader of the week is Mia, Star of the Week is Ella and Wow Work of the Week is from Adsaya and Frank.  Well done everyone!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 9th March 2018

 

After the excitement of the snow day on Friday we hit the ground running on Monday, continuing our story 'Room 13' and predicting events, writing diary entries, arguments for/against a position and answering questions on the text and providing evidence in our answers. 

 

In Maths, we have been working on various revision tasks ready for our next SATs Practice Week.

 

We have the Crucial Crew visit next week - thank you for your permission slips so far! There is a Writing Challenge next week too in which we will be working on developing our poetry.

 

In History we have continued our work on the Mayans and Aztecs.

 

Reader of the week is Rosie, Star of the Week is Joanna and Wow Work of the Week is for Imani and Adam.  Well done everyone.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 23rd February 2018

 

The children have had a super first week back after half-term. We have been working hard on our new topic of the Mayans and the Aztecs and have discussed the day in the life of a Mayan and also looked at the hieroglyphics and numbers the Mayans used. We also looked briefly at other civilisations such as the Egyptians.

 

In Maths we have been working on converting measures and distances and time.

 

In English we have been looking at arguments and debate and discussing the resilience of salmon, wildebeest and penguins in the context of their migrations.

 

Reader of the week is Ella, Star of the Week is Ollie and Wow Work goes to Lexi and Nell.  Well done everyone!

 

Have a good weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 2nd February 2018

 

We have been working on bullet points and using colons accurately in English.  We have been continuing our work in our maths groups, working on percentages and division amongst other topics.

 

Thank you for the Manor Adventure forms – the evening to learn more about the trip is on Tuesday next week and it will also include information pertaining to SATs exams which will happen early on in the summer term.

 

Reader of the week this week is Imani, Star of the Week is Nell and Wow Work of the Week is Adam and Isabelle.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 26th January 2018

 

We have been working on completing our survival guides and will be putting them into books soon. We have also been looking at arithmetic questions in maths.

 

We have also been studying the topic of justice and freedom this half term and that has involved lots of discussions - if you could have this conversation at home with your child it would help their understanding of the concepts. 

 

It would be lovely to see even more children in the mornings for our revision sessions; thanks to the people who are already there!

 

Reader of the week is Nell, Star of the Week is Rathisha and Wow work of the week goes to Mia and Joe.  Well done!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 19th January 2018

 

The Year 6 children worked really hard on their practice SATs week, completing their reading, maths and grammar papers. Next term they will be undertaking the exams for real! 

 

During the rest of the week we have, as a class, been working on survival guides for living in the rainforest and working on lots of topic, R.E; what is justice and how to recognise how we achieve what we desire to work towards. 

 

It's been excellent to see the year 6s in the morning breakfast club - all are welcome and will get toast afterwards. It also has the positive effect of giving them lots of revision practice!

 

Reader of the week is Darina, Star of the Week is Emily and Wow work of the Week is Joanna and Rosie.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 12th January 2018

 

We have hit the ground running in our first full week back! The children have been working in preparation for their practice week for SATs next week.

 

In English we have all been writing a survival guide and taking notes about surviving in the wilderness; for example a rainforest. We have started our topics on Chocolate, the Aztecs and the Mayans in Art and Materials and their properties in Science.

 

Reader of the week is Gabriel, Star of the Week is Mia, Wow Work of the week is Owen and Crystal.  Well done!

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 15th December 2017

 

I was hoping to have written about the lovely UKS2 Carol Concert we performed on Monday but unfortunately the severe weather meant we could not go. The children worked so hard and I am really grateful for offers of help and support for the trip. 

 

The end of term is imminent and the children are looking forward to a well-deserved break. We have written about our own Lost Thing, creating it and writing a story where we find a mysterious creature and have to figure out what to do with it. 

 

The children have lots of work to complete over the holiday period – although some are planning on doing it this weekend and then having a free holiday!

Reader of the week is Mia,  Star of the Week is Sophie and 'Wow Work' of the week goes to Rosie and Kiran.  Well done everyone!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 8th December 2017

 

The term has zoomed by and it’s hard to believe we are approaching the last full week of learning before the Christmas holidays.

 

The children have been singing really beautifully and are ready to perform at the carol concert on Monday. Thanks again for your generous offers of help.

 

In English the children have been learning about ‘The Lost Thing’ which is an esoteric story about a man who discovers a bizarre creature and finds it has no home. As the story progresses the man realises, very subtly, a lot about loss and regret. It’s been a fantastic story to learn and we will continue to use it as inspiration for our writing.

 

In Maths, we have been working through practice SATs papers, correcting errors and improving prior learning and have also been working on properties of shape, including angles.

 

Reader of the week is Olivia, well done!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

 

 

Thursday 30th November 2017

 

This week we have been learning about fractions , decimals and percentages in Maths.

 

In English we have been working on our Writing Challenge about an old M & S Christmas advert. The winner will be announced before the end of term!

 

The pantomime is imminent too – the week after next on the 14thDecember we will go to the Watford Palace Theatre.

 

Reader of the week is Rosie, well done!  Star of the Week is Imani and 'Wow Work' of the week is from Murrey and Akshaya.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

17th November 2017

 

We have been working on fractions, multiplication and division in Maths this week, whilst working hard on our recounts of an alien/UFO encounter. Some of the recounts the children wrote were fantastic and extremely descriptive.

 

Next week there is further learning about bullying when a theatre group come in to perform to the school on Wednesday.

 

Thank you for the offers of help I’ve received for the Carol Concert – if anyone else is available please let the office know by signing the letter to state you would be willing to be there. 

 

Star of the Week is Gabriel, Reader of the Week is Joanna and children on the 'Wow Work' board are Olivia and Imani.  Well done everyone.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 10th November 2017

 

The children have been introduced to their next unit of Fractions. They have also worked really hard on their practice SATs week!

 

In English we have been telling extra-terrestrial recounts and will continue this unit of work next week. 

 

Reader of the week is Lexi.  Well done!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 3rd November 2017

 

First week back after half term! We have been creating our own dinosaurs as part of the conclusion of our topic on inheritance and evolution. We started by planning them and designing the characteristics that were appropriate for the dinosaur’s living environment and then we made them with clay and modelled them really well. They are almost finished drying and then we will paint, with acrylic (we will be asking for alternative t shirts/tops to wear before we undertake this!) as a base coat before we start colouring them. They will look excellent!

 

Year 6 have a SATs Practice Week next week, and so they have been working hard on their arithmetic and explaining their processes. The arithmetic test is a huge part of the maths paper; unlike the reasoning papers it is possible to have an understanding of what will be tested in the paper. Any extra arithmetic practice is invaluable – topics like adding, multiplying and subtracting fractions, dividing fractions by whole numbers, multiplication, division, percentages of amounts etc.

 

Next week is Book at Bedtime week and we are going to be reading to the children every day. They will be given the cheques to help them gain chances to win book vouchers at the end of the week.

 

I hope to see lots of you at our Book at Bedtime event.

 

Star of the Week is Darina, Reader of the Week is Owen and children on the 'Wow Work' board are Frank and Lexi.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 20th October 2017

 

Thanks to everyone for an extremely pleasant and productive set of parent consultations. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and discussing how wonderful your children are - than you for your commitment to attending what is a very important evening. 

 

In English this week we have been continuing our unit on persuasive writing by writing a letter to Mr Dibdin to ask for something the children decided they wanted. It ranges from class pets to trips to Switzerland and even shortening the school year but the children laid out their letters beautifully. 


In Maths we explored missing numbers and algebra and when we get back from half-term we will be exploring arithmetic-style questions. 

 

Reader of the week is Gabriel, Star of the Week is Reya and the children on the 'Wow Work' board are Katie and Joe.  Well done everyone!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 13th September 2017

 

We have been working on writing a brochure for the Galapogos Islands, to tie in with our learning about Charles Darwin. The children wrote the brochure and planned it during the week as part of persuasive writing. Our grammar focus for the week has been the rather tricky grammar focus of semi colons and colons.

 

In Maths we looked further at division and used the bar modelling method to help represent word problem questions.

 

Reader of the week is Robbie, Star of the Week is Adsaya, 'Wow Work' of the week went to Adam and Crystal.  Well done everyone! 

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 6th October 2017

 

We have been learning about poetry and sequencing a story in English this week. We have been using an excellent clip called ‘The Piano’ to inspire the children’s writing – some of which has been incredibly emotive and a joy to read.

 

In Maths we have been working on finishing off multiplication written methods and also multiples and factors. 

 

Thanks for all of the parent consultation slips returned – I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone.

 

Reader of the week is Adam, Star of the Week is Nell and 'Wow' work of the week is from Murrey and Ella.  Well done everyone.

 

Have a great weekend

 

Miss Woodworth

Friday 29th September 2017

 

We really are picking up full steam now – the start of the term feels a million years ago! We have worked hard continuing our work on numbers, looking at how we use the order of operations, decimal and negative numbers and preparing to start a whole new unit next week.

 

In English we have been working hard looking at apostrophe use for contractions (don’t, shouldn’t, won’t etc) and possession (the school’s computer was broken) and the homework will mirror this. We have also been writing the next episode of a story and editing and improving our planning of this episode.

 

Reader of the week is Akshaya, Star of the Week is Robbie and the children on the 'Wow work' board are Ollie and Joanna.  Well done!

 

Have a great weekend

 

Miss Woodworth

22nd September 2017

Another super busy week of learning completed! We have been learning some of the four operations this week, namely addition and subtraction, and testing our knowledge of place value to consolidate our learning last week. We have also been revisiting our learning on the adventures of Mai-Ling, the dragon slayer. We are now going to be finishing off this unit with a non-chronological report about ogre slaying and we will continue with a big write finishing the story off.

We have also learnt about Judaism and developed our work on evolution and inheritance with an iPad research lesson discussing how animals adapt to their environment.

Next week we will continue our work on the above and also look to move onto division and multiplication and other problems in maths, whilst looking at the challenging world of apostrophes in English.

Home Learning was given out today along with new spelling words in the new SAS books.  Please remember to also read 4 times out loud and sign the reading diaries.

 

Reader of the week is Ollie, Star of the Week is Sophie and the children on the 'WOW work' board are Kiran and Emily - Well done!

Have a great weekend,

Miss Woodworth

Friday 15th September 2017

 

First full week done, and wow! What a lot of learning has been accomplished! We have looked at place value, ordering numbers and rounding in Maths. In English we have learned about a heroic young girl called Mai-Ling who slayed a ferocious dragon and became a village elder.

 

We had swimming, gymnastics and Roald Dahl day too. Thank you for sending the children in their fantastic costumes, they looked brilliant!

 

This week was maths test week, next week is the turn of English and Grammar!

 

Reader of the week is Isabelle, Star of the Week is Rosie and the children on the 'WOW work' board are Adam and Rathisha - Well done!

 

Have a great weekend.

Miss Woodworth

Friday 8th September 2017

 

It has been a lovely week getting to know all the children in Columbus.  They have all come back to school with a positive attitude to the year ahead and have showed confidence and resilience during our learning on place value in Maths and writing story openings in English.

 

Next week we have a SATs practice week - a good chance for Year 6 to be introduced to exam situations.   Swimming starts next Tuesday; if there are any letters outstanding please hand it to your child to give to me on Monday morning. I hope to see some of you at the Curriculum Meeting next week on Wednesday 13th too!

Friday 15th is Roald Dahl Day.  All the children are invited to dress up as their favourite character from a Roald Dahl book.  We will be completing themed activities in class too. 

 

Full-blown homework will begin next week. For this weekend the children are expected to read either from their school reading book or a book from home.  Reading books will be checked on a Wednesday and we are expecting four signatures from an adult at home.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Miss Woodworth

Home Learning Friday 6th October due in Wednesday 11th October

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