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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term A

Week 6

It's been assessment week this week so sorry no photos, but the effort from the children have been really impressive. Aside from assessments, we've had fun in English writing and editing a piece of work based on our book "War Horse" where the children had to describe the first battle from the point of Joey the horse. We talked about how dire life was in the trenches and that there was very little food, not even gammon steak! In Maths we've been continuing working with White Rose, which the children seem to really enjoy.

 

Can you please encourage your child to complete their homework online each week using Seesaw. Homework is set every Friday and is due the following Friday. Children need to be familiar with the Seesaw platform as that will be our way of setting work if we ever find ourselves in another lockdown situation or if our class has to isolate. Thank you for your support and we hope you have a relaxing weekend. 


In Bushcraft, Year 6 have enjoyed working on fire safety awareness, building dens and making pizzas that were baked on an open fire. 

Week 5

This week we have enjoyed a visit from Studio West and also an extra P.E. session with Healthy Active Lifestyle where the children played a fun game where cooperation was key. We have continued our work on "War Horse" with a diary entry and character analysis. We’ve even started making Christmas cards that you will be able to buy, we hope you like the design. 
 

Feedback on Seesaw has been good with about half the class completing their homework online. Today, paper copies of the homework will only be given to those children who don’t have access to a tablet or P.C. at home as we hope to get most of the children doing their homework online. We’ve demonstrated again in class how children use Seesaw so hopefully This should iron out any remaining issues. If anyone is having trouble logging in, please let me know so we can get this fixed. Thanks for your support.

 

Week 4

We’ve been working very hard this week continuing our work on "War Horse" and the Second World War.  In maths, we’ve been practicing multi-step problems, which some of the children found tricky at first but we were impressed by their resilience.  
 

It was great to see so many of our children complete their homework on Seesaw this week.  Homework will always be on Seesaw from now on, but paper copies are available for anyone who doesn’t have access to an electrical device. Keep up the good work!

Week 3

Week 3 already!  Time is flying here in Year 6.  On Wednesday we had a special treat as we had 'That History Bloke' in for our morning session, telling us all about life in World War 2.  See the photo gallery below for some of the activities we got up to.  To coincide with this, we have started our topic book this week on "War Horse" in English.  In maths, we have been learning about operation order or BODMAS. We’ve also had fun in P.E. and had a music session with 'The Rock Steady' music group.

 

For homework this week, Year 6 are trailing the SeeSaw app.  Your child will come home with their login code and details on how to log in.   They can either access Seesaw on a smart device using the QR code or on a PC using the password code.  All children will also receive a paper copy of their homework if they can’t log on.  As this is a trial, we’d appreciate it if children could log in over the weekend so we can iron out any issues we may come across.  The children have been shown how to use it today in class. 
 

We hope you have a great weekend.

Week 2

It’s been another busy week! We’ve been looking at "The Black Dog" in English which is all about conquering  your fear. In maths we have been looking at place value and rounding. The children have also enjoyed bushcraft, music and P.E. this week. All the children have settled beautifully into the new school routine of regularly washing their hands and keeping in their bubble. Have a great weekend. 

Allotment and Edible Garden 

Our children have been working really hard in the allotment and Edible Garden area weeding, watering and digging over areas for replanting. 

Week 1

Welcome Back!

We were really pleased to welcome the children back into school this week. It was so lovely to see their familiar, smiling faces and everyone keen to be back at school. We've been easing the children back in to learning this week with lots of times table, remembering methods in maths, re-strengthening our hands with writing and also enjoying some art. The children have settled back in really well and we've been very impressed with their attitude and determination towards their own learning.

 

P.E. will be every Monday so we'd like the children to arrive at school wearing their PE kits on Monday morning. With SAT's approaching at the end of this academic year, we really need to get the children reading as much as possible and practicing times tables, as this will help them hugely. Reading books and diaries have been sent home and need to be brought into class every day as adults will be listening to them read at various intervals. Reading books will be changed every Friday. Please try to encourage your child to read at least 3 times a week. Children still have access to Times Table Rockstars and again we would like you to encourage your child to practice their times tables as often as possible but at least three times a week. This doesn't need to be on TTRockstars, any method will do.

 

Thank you for your support.

  

Bushcraft - Loose Parts and Den Building

Year 6 have been in our bushcraft area working on their mental wellbeing and life skills.  They made transient art pictures about things that mean a lot to them, using natural loose parts.  In teams they built dens and made up their own games.  

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