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Year Six

Welcome to Year Six!

Check out what we have been up to so far this year. We can also look back over your time at Woodthorpe Primary.

Year 6 - Eagle - Forest Quest with Wolf

Year 6 had the most incredible trip to Forest Quest- it really was the best trip ever!
We learnt how to survive on our own in the wilderness! We managed risks through learning to build a fire and heat water over it. In groups, we built a shelter that was waterproof (some of us got wet). We cannot wait for more adventures at Robin wood.

Year 6 - Eagles - Bird Visit.

Last week, we had some unusual guests to inspire our literacy information text on our class birds.

We were able to handle some of the majestic birds and learnt about their characteristics and feeding and sleeping habits. Did you know that owls with yellow eyes hunt mainly during the day, owls with dark eyes hunt during the night and owls with orange eyes hunt at dusk or dawn!?

Year 6 - Hawks - Boxing

Year 6 worked up a sweat today! Mr Harrison, from Premier Sports, taught us the initial skills required for boxing. We learnt various footwork and training techniques. We're looking forward to another round in the ring next week!

Year 6 - Hawks - Picaso

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed creating calanders in the style of Pablo Picaso. Their abstract art looks great in The Gallery- I'm sure you'll agree...

Year 6 - Eagles - Cold? Snow Way!

The magic of Christmas is in the air! Year 6 were desperate to be the first to make an imprint in the snow. After continuing a story about the first snowflake falling to the ground, we dashed outside to make the most it!

Year 6 - Eagles - Festive Fun

Year 6 were amazing last week! We designed and prepared all of our own games for the Christmas fair and ran the stalls ourselves! Take a look behind the scenes!

Year 6 - Hawks - Rangoli

Year 6 have been looking at rangoli patterns and have created their own using Scratch.

Year 6 - Hawks - Mega Mould Marathon

Year 6 entered the Mega Mould Marathon 2017 when investigating micro-organisms.
Before they competed, Year 6 were given their equipment…some bread and sealed bags.
Through discussion, each group decided what they wanted to investigate- Does location effect the rate mould grows? Does air effect the rate of mould growth? But my favourite… Which body part effects the rate of mould growth?
Once the race had begun, we watched with great patience and excitement!
After a week of waiting patiently, the race was in full flow!
After two weeks of waiting with baited breathe, we had a winner!

Year 6 - Eagles - Grandma's Rations

Miss Illingworth brought her Grandma’s rationing card into school today. She showed us some of the meals her Grandma would eat during the week, such fried pork brains...YUM! We looked at the daily food budget during WW11 and used an ingredients list to work out how much her Grandma spent a day. We needed to make sure that we had enough money to cover the cost of ingredients, and possibly borrow money from previous days. Each time we sorted out Grandma’s budget, Miss Illingworth would throw in a ‘Wild Card’ so we had to re-evaluate our daily spend in order to stay within our allowance. We worked extremely hard to solve the problem, demonstrating superb teamwork and resilience!

Year 6 - Eagles - If you go down to the woods today........

In year 6 we began our journey into 'Eerie Suspense Stories' this week. We ventured into the woods and used our senses to explore how our imagination can play tricks on us.... We have plenty of vivid ideas to begin our writing.

Year 6 - Topic Launch

On the 6th and 7th of September, year five and six were launched into 1940’s life and attended a military camp including: Mrs Humprey’s rationed (freshly picked) apple and blackberry crumble, Miss Taylor’s emergency shelter building, Miss Illingworth’s persuasive propaganda and Sargent Burns’ boot camp! The children had a brilliant time, despite the forfeit squats, press ups (!), and are really looking forward to their WWII topic for the rest of the term.

We loved spending part of the afternoon with the chicks! Look how tiny and fluffy they are! We all had a chance to hold the chicks and we even spent time showing the nursery children them. Miss Brookes was extremely impressed with how sensible we were and how carefully we handled the chicks.
The RSPCA joined us for the afternoon and talked to us about animal welfare and safety. We took part in different activities and understood the importance of making sure we look after all animals and treat them with the respect and care they deserve.
On Friday 16th June, year 5 and 6 organised a tea party in aid of breast cancer research. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local shops and businesses, whom supplied prizes and ingredients for the afternoon tea and overjoyed at everybody that was able to attend. We raised a fantastic: £410! Every penny of which, will go towards providing a range of information and support services for anyone affected by breast cancer, including friends and family of the person diagnosed. A huge thank you to everybody that got involved, we really do appreciate it!
We spent this afternoon creating mood boards to help us with our poetry! We had a great afternoon tasting foods and up levelling our descriptive language to describe the foods, using all our senses to create the very best language possible. We can now use our mood boards to help us plan our sonnets and then we will show how much we have learnt when we write our sonnets, ensuring they follow all the features.

5HBr Learning About Breakfast!

We've had a brilliant afternoon in 5HBr learning about how our breakfast reaches our breakfast table. We've learnt about the journey of milk, oranges and rice pops and how many miles these foods have to travel in order to get to our mouths. We were amazed to find out the process that these foods go through and what countries they can originate from. We couldn't believe that rice pops can come all the way from Vietnam! Our task was to create a comic strip to show this impressive journey! We won't take our food for granted now as we know how much goes into us being able to eat the foods we enjoy so much! Have a look at our brilliant work!

Check out our Summer 1 Topic Homework!

Creative ideas in RE

What a fantastic afternoon! We used the medium of art to design an original piece on what we believed God to be like. Many of us had some fantastic, creative ideas and our skill of using paintbrushes and paint effectively was clear. We are also showing off our new talents of shading and using different materials to create different textures.

RE in 5HB

During RE day, we all took part in a number of different cookery activities, which all used fresh ingredients. We all participated and took a role in the different tasks we needed to do in order to prepare the food efficiently. Obviously, the best part was when we got to taste the delicious recipes that we had all worked so hard on!

Swirling, Whirling Tornadoes!

Swirling, whirling tornadoes! We have created some super artwork, showing off our skills in the use of line, colour and shading to create fantastic 3D effects! Some of us progressed so much with our use of shading, which we weren't so confident with at the beginning of the sessions. However, perseverance certainly pays off when you produce a piece of artwork that is of such a high standard and clearly depicts a tornado terrorising its way through the landscape.

English Topic

In English and Topic, we have been learning about Jamie Oliver's healthy school meals campaign and the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. This is so that we can send letters to Jamie, outlining the difference we feel it has made (especially in terms of our own school lunches). Kelly from the canteen came to visit us to talk about the effects Jamie Oliver's initiative has had on the food she prepares daily for our school meals and we gained so much from her fantastic 20-30 year knowledge of the food industry! Kelly was really impressed with our well thought-out questions.

Dangerous Disasters

At the end of last half term, 5HBR ended their Dangerous Disasters unit on a high! We were asked to perform a piece of music (using percussion instruments) in order to create the effects of a storm! Our team work was superb! We really thought about the way we could create the sounds of rain, lightning, thunder, etc, and also how we could use our bodies to add extra effects. Our performances were of such high quality and we used each of the instruments to great effect.


On Tuesday 4th April, Ian Hodgson from North Yorkshire Humanist Society came to talk to us all about humanism and what it means to be a humanist. We were all extremely interested by his fascinating presentation and his fun and engaging activities. This has been a brilliant addition to our RE topic and we are looking forward to learning about and exploring other different religions and perspectives.

Harry Potter 2015/2016