What a sensational time we had this morning, exploring Denton Dene with the brilliant Miss Cowling! Year 6 made salt-dough Greek gods on the tree trunks (after preparing the dough themselves!), deployed some excellent hide and seek skills deep in the undergrowth, and used their creativity to reimagine a stick - amazing what a stick can become when you give it some consideration! A wonderful morning, deeply enjoyed by all 👍🌳🌲🌳
We won the Circle of Fitness challenge for the first time today! And not only did Year 6 smash their personal bests, but we got the best-ever average of 6.08 laps in two minutes - awesome!
It's been another splendid week of art with Mrs Hibberd! Today, the children applied their broad-line pen techniques to still-life drawing; some of the results are very impressive!
This week, be sure to ask Year 6 about what their blood is made up of - they can't say they haven't had a hands-on exploration of this topic... 😁
Here are Year 6 in action in the Waverley Circle of Fitness! It was a dazzling display - our best yet - but we've come away with second place for the second week running. Surely, gold awaits us next week! :-D
Brilliant effort, Y6 - personal bests beaten across the class!
We've had some dazzling collaborative maths this week as the children have applied their ratio knowledge to some challenging problems. A wide range of strategies were in evidence, showing some great understanding of number. Well done, everyone!
We've had a brilliant first week back, and Year 6 have already got their teeth firmly into the Summer Term curriculum. It's been lovely to finally start reading 'Wonder', which we've been looking forward to since January, and the quality of the writing coming from that has been superb. We've also had some top-notch work on ratios in maths, as well as a great start to our new Ancient Greeks topic in history.
One highlight from the week was an unusual computing lesson, with the whole class taking part in a live coding activity delivered by Barclays online. I think we would agree that we prefer our learning to be in-person, but we still learned some new things about Scratch!