Good Luck Y6!
Information for parents regarding the upcoming SATs
We Are Redwood!
What is my child going to learn about this term?
We have sent home a copy of the learning we have planned for your child this term. On this sheet you should find an explanation of what will be covered for each area of the national curriculum. You will also find aspects we describe as ‘memorable experiences’. These are the elements that will bring the learning to life for the children. You will also see an ‘end product’ section. Here we describe what the children are working towards; this could be a display, performance or a piece of writing. We believe this helps to give the children a focus or reason for learning the information. You will also find references made to ‘drip and block’. Drip refers to things that happen all the time, such as spellings, for example. Block refers to things that do not fall naturally into the theme and as such are taught as discreet, unrelated units.
We hope that this information, coupled with the class newsletters and the planners will give you a deeper understanding of the year your child is going to have in school. It might also give you some ideas for how you can best support them.
To see our current learning, scroll to the bottom of our class page! Thanks
Here, as promised are Redwood's clay models depicting a dragon scene. All the children worked hard to create the effects they had planned for and should feel proud of their achievement. Lots of compliments have been given by people coming into class!
Y6 Redwood were at the Buddhist Centre today, 28th February! The children had an excellent day and learned much about the principles of Buddhism. It was a great way to begin our learning about religious teachings and the children were inspired to ask some thoughtful questions.
With their excellent behaviour, the children were a credit to our school.
Magic or Science?
As we investigated the behaviour of light further this week, we saw strange things happening! Could we believe our eyes? Understanding refraction was key, and as budding scientists we tried hard to explain our observations. Watch our videos ( thanks Ava and Dylan) and see our pic collages below...
Y6 Redwood are very proud of Harvey and his good deed. A great role model for our compassion value. Well done!
Keeping safe online is something close to our hearts in Redwood, and we welcomed the chance to share what we know and have experienced on internet safety day.
Rolling, shaping, and joining clay on Friday in Redwood was quite a challenge. However, perseverance was plentiful and the children were proud of their progress. Ideas for a final product are developing and the children will be creating a plan of their dragon scene this week.
We have continued developing clay skills this week by joining corners, creating brick work and improving our ability to roll out tiles. We have made progress towards practising those skills necessary for our finished dragon scene. In science, we reversed the process of refracting and dispersing white light by turning rainbow colours white!
We have been exploring light in Redwood this week and finding out more about how light travels, and the colours in white light. We have used equipment such as mirrors, prisms and torches, but it was Wednesday's sunshine that produced our most striking rainbow! We have also been developing our clay skills and on Monday threw ourselves into our new art project with enthusiasm! Look out for the finished products.
As we welcome in January 2017, we have been discussing what the purpose of life might be. Inspired by a story, we generated the following questions.
Crucial Crew - 19th January 2017. The Y6 visit to Crucial Crew proved to be an informative and thought-provoking day. Some examples of the many situations the children experienced include a court room scenario, a bedroom fire, bus safety and first aid provision. The children enjoyed all the opportunities provided and their behaviour was exemplary. Below are some of the photos from the day.
Congratulations to Charlotte and Jessica who have shown that they have this half term's value of 'self-reliance and personal strength'.
Please see our photos as we went around school trying out the different activities that other year groups had designed for us. With raffle tickets to buy, spots to wear, buns to bake and eat, and challenges to complete, it certainly was a fun Children in Need day! When the final count is done we will let you know how much we raised for our favourite charity.
A huge congratulations to Redwood and the wonderful efforts you put into your enterprise activities, raising a staggering £129.97 for charity!
Jessie and Mia have been great examples of this term's Value 4 Life - Being the best you can be!
Hollowford selection...more on their way!
Judo moves in Y6 Redwood!
In Autumn 1 we are learning about our value 'being the best you can be'. We are thinking about what this means and how we can demonstrate it.
Redwood Class Charter 2016-2017