SATs Information Evening
The first few weeks of Year 6!
In the first 3 weeks of Year 6, we have started multiple subjects. For example, in honour of our late monarch -Queen Elizabeth II - we have been sketching her at different points of her life to display in the school building. Since we are in our last year at Wellow, the teachers let us look around different secondary schools on open days which we have enjoyed because there were a lot of people around to help us and we could see the whole school to choose which one we would like to attend from September. Overall, it has been exciting starting school again after the holidays, warming up our voices in the weekly choir and meeting our new teachers. We cannot wait for our slightly distant school trips!
By Emily and Iyla
Year 6's Spring 2 term has seen us celebrate World Book Day and National Science Week! Our author is Katherine Rundell and we read some of The Explorer to support writing a story ending about the jungle plane crash. In mid-March, we then investigated temperature loss in animals by experimenting with hot water and a variety of beakers. Why is an Arctic Fox suited to a cold environment?
Visit by the UK's only Maya archaeologist!
We hosted Dr Dianne, the UK's Maya expert, for a workshop in school. Our children studied artifacts and asked lots of great questions about Maya culture and life.
Our Spring 1 English module is Survivors and we are studying incredible stories where people have escaped highly dangerous situations! We learnt about the value of team work and communication by doing teambuilding activities and working together towards a goal.
Year 6 welcomed a guest visitor, an A&E doctor, to add lots of real experience to our study of the eye. We learnt about how light travels into the eye and the image is formed in our brain from the retina and optic nerve signals. Our class asked lots of questions, especially about the gooey liquid inside the eye! We then did some mini experiments to examine why the brain "tricks" us into seeing an image when actually our eyes may be closed, like when we blink. This rounds off our light topic and even gave our children the chance to ask about how doctors are trained. Is there a future surgeon in our midst?
We remembered the fallen by writing our own poetry in the style of World War 1 poems and by an array of support on Remembrance Day 2021.
Wellow School year groups visited our local war memorial to lay poppy stones and decorated our iron soldier with our own messages. Year 6 were invited to a Remembrance Service too and even had a glass of squash in the village hall afterwards.
Year 6 also set up a poppy shop, in support of the Royal British Legion, and raised over £100 in sales!
Year 6 have started their science light topic. We are studying this by solving a mysterious crime which will lead our children to explore how light travels, shadows, reflection and refraction. Will they solve the crime?
Light science topic
Something smelly has arrived in the post...
Year 6 Bikeability
Year 6 Poetry topic
Year 6 - meet the teacher 2021 - 2022
Please find below the links for:
Children’s logins for these can be found at the back of their Reading Diaries
Here is a list of further websites to support practise and learning at home:
Home learning websites and resources
- https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ - interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.
- http://www.pobble365.com/ - a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ - a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures.
- https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ - lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.
- https://tpet.co.uk/ - free online resource packs.
- https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – free online home workbooks
- https://www.learningladders.info – online resources
- https://2simple.com/ - EYFS/KS1 range of resources
- https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
- https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ - free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
- https://lindsaylittleson.co.uk/home/resources/ - free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
- http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ - vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
- https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf - downloadable reading activity pack.
- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
- https://www.getepic.com – digital library for children up to 12
- https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath
- https://www.oliverjeffers.com/ - author will be reading a book every weekday at 6pm
- – newspacks for children
- https://pobble.com – writing resources
- https://www.nessy.com – structured literacy resources
- https://www.storynory.com - stories to listen to
- https://parallel.org.uk/ - free online maths problems, more focussed at older children.
- https://mathsticks.com/my/ - online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.
- https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ - free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth
- https://www.mathshed.com – useful rang of maths resources for KS1 & 2
- https://www.numbots.com – addition and subtraction activities
- - very useful suite of arithmetic and problem solving resources
- http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ - information, resources and links for daily home maths lessons hosted by Gareth Metcalfe.
- https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).
- https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ - lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
- https://www.gonoodle.com/ - lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and medidation
- https://www.typingclub.com/ - online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
- https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ - different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden.
- https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv - Monday - Friday 9am - a 30 minute P.E. lesson with Joe Wicks