Woodthorpe Primary School

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Year 6

Year 6 - Roots to Success


To celebrate School’s Football Week, Year 6 had an inter-house football competition. Each house played against each other and could score points through goals, teamwork, effort and achievement. We were really proud of everyone as they showed brilliant teamwork and sportsmanship throughout.

Year 6 - Inter-house Football


To celebrate School’s Football Week, Year 6 had an inter-house football competition. Each house played against each other and could score points through goals, teamwork, effort and achievement. We were really proud of everyone as they showed brilliant teamwork and sportsmanship throughout.

Year 6 - Ben Godfrey's Visit

After our visit from England footballer Ben Godfrey, where we showcased our amazing football skills, we have spent some time writing letters to Ben to thank him for his time. We have also created a timeline of his career highlights. We were so inspired when he told us about the difficulties he has faced in his career, and motivated us to never give up!

Year 6 - Soap Sculptures

During art day, we studied local Yorkshire artist Henry Moore. We were inspired by his sculptures and created our own using soap. We thought about what shapes represent us and used different tools (paper clips, rulers and scissors) to create these. 

Year 6 - Veggie Plot Update

Having planted our vegetables over a month ago, we decided they were due a check-up. Mrs Percy and Mr Fishwick have very kindly been looking after our crops so we were excited to see how much they had grown! They still have some more growing to do, but we can’t wait to harvest them when they are ready.

Year 6 - Eagles - Snail Hunt

To kick off our new science topic linked to adaptation and evolution, year 6 headed round the school grounds on the search for snails: once we had found different snails, we looked at their shells and appearance and considered the location in which we found them. Then, we recorded our findings and discussed why different types of snails survive in different areas.

Year 6 - Hawks - Top Trumps

As part of our RE topic on religious architecture, year 6 have been exploring the world's most beautiful or unusual places of worship. We researched each building's unique features and vital statistics, then played a whole class game of Top Trumps... the winning building was Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island off the coast of Normandy, which attracts over 3 million visitors each year!

Year 6 - Computing - Scratch

Year 6 have been amazing whilst beginning to design their own games on Scratch. We began by using our coding and command skills to ensure that our sprite is able to move backwards and forwards at different speeds and angles, we then added a background which fit with the theme of our game. 

Year 6 - On board a stormy ship

As part of our English topic, year 6 have brought their classrooms to light: we pretended to be on board a boat as a storm descended. We got into character as the waves splashed over us and the boat was tipped from side to side- it was very tricky to stay on our feet! Afterwards, each class wrote a collective poem which embodied our experiences and feelings.

Year 6 - Eagles - Static Snakes

What started as a year 6 non-fiction comprehension lesson, ended with our children inspired to create their very own static snakes! We read about how you can create a static charge by creating friction, which can then cause objects to move of their own accord. 

Year 6 - Celebrating Holi - Good vs Evil

Year 6 took part in a variety of activities to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi. Our favourite was re-enacting and writing our own good vs evil character speech for Captain Nicholls and Corporal Perkins from War Horse. Here we are acting out our speeches. 

Year 6 - Evacuation Day

To celebrate the end of our The World At War topic, year 6 attended a 'day in the life of an evacuee'. We dressed up as evacuee children (with some amazing outfits!) and completed a range of World War 2 related activities: Army Military Training, Air Raid Shelter Building, Escape Room Code Cracking, Poppy Artwork and Dig for Victory vegetable planting. Everyone had a brilliant day and worked really hard- well done year 6!

Year 6 - Netball Competition

Year 6 had the opportunity to showcase their super netball skills through an inter-house competition. Each house played a netball match against one another- the winning team were awarded 3 points, with each team receiving 1 point each for a draw. Bonus points for sportsmanship and teamwork were also handed out and the winning house was Oak! We were very impressed with the brilliant passing, footwork, defending and shooting skills on show.

Year 6 - Fun in the Forest

Hawks and Eagles both enjoyed an afternoon in the forest as a big WELL DONE for their hard work since returning to school. We played games, climbed trees and enjoyed a snack of biscuits and popcorn. It was lovely to see all the children enjoying their time in the forest. 

Year 6 - Science - Light

During our Science topic of Light, we have created our own 3D models which show how light travels after it has entered our eye. We have labelled all the key parts: retina, cornea, sclera, optic nerve, lens, pupil and iris. Can you list the order in which the light travels?

Year 6 - Remembrance Day

In Year 6 we have created a large poppy out of small poppies to display for Remembrance Day. The red poppy is used to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in the war. The white poppy represents peace and challenges the way we look at war. We also wrote our own Remembrance poems in English linked to the colours of the poppy. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Year 6 - Art Projects

In Art, Year 6 have been creating a 'spookier' version of ourselves using different drawing techniques and tools. We hope they don't scare you too much!

Year 6 - Eagles - Tag Rugby

In PE Year 6 have been taking part in Tag Rugby lessons. We have really enjoyed learning the skills required and putting them into action in a game situation.

Year 6 - Hawks - Hawks vs The Haka!

Hawks class have been truly amazing whilst learning The Haka in their dance lessons this week. They have combined moves from the traditional war dance whilst utilising their ‘counts of 8’ to perform a perfectly in-sync routine- not to mention maintaining their serious face, intimidating eyes and strong posture. Well done everyone!