Welcome to Oak & Elm
Here are the key instant recall facts for Year 6. This outlines the key areas we will be focusing on as part of our mental maths lessons. The website below has some excellent multiplication and division activities which the children are already used to using.
Here is the overview for Term 1 – this outlines the key learning intentions for each area of the curriculum.
The Year 6 children and staff had a fantastic time on their Bushcraft residential in Penshurst.
The children really enjoyed spending time on the campsite and sleeping in tents; 14 children slept under the stars in their own shelters that they made themselves. It was simply wonderful to see the children trying new things and challenging themselves.
Zack – ‘We have our own little community here and we also have the opportunity to mix with others.’
Josh – ‘It has been a great experience and worth every penny.’
When we arrived, the children were separated into tribes and created their own flags.
We enjoyed learning new skills. These included archery, bracelet making and Tomahawk throwing. Mrs Bader was very good at Tomahawk throwing!
The children had great fun learning new games that they are keen to teach others back at school.
Our tribe leaders taught us some first aid skills, which were tested on the teachers. We think the children need to practise these skills a little more!
Swimming in the lake was a popular activity.
We learned how to make traps.
The ‘Bushtucker Trial’ – some children were brave enough to eat a fish eyeball!
The children learned about camouflage and concealment.
We enjoyed making tent pegs.
Chloe is our Star of the Week for working hard on her writing. She has written a fantastic story this week.
Daisy-May has been using encouraging words this week. She has even encouraged Mrs Lee!
Well done girls!
Welcome to the final term of the academic year. We have a very busy term ahead of us, so please make sure that you check Class Dojo on a regular basis to make sure that you don’t miss out on key information.
Here is an overview of the term ahead; much of this is a continuation of term 5.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of the Year 6 team.
This week we celebrate Henley for star of the week – he has worked so hard with his writing this week and continues to think about his sentence and word choices; creating really beautifully written pieces of work.
Value Award: Respect
Carmela was awarded the value certificate for showing respect every day.
Taylor was awarded the encourager this week. He was one of our captains at the Shepway Sports Trust’s Football tournament and Miss Arnold was so impressed how he led his team.
Jake was awarded the reading certificate this week – well done.
Joseph and Thomas won the reading raffle for this term, which is well deserved.
Oak class achieved 100% on Reading Plus this week – well done!
Well done to Thomas for working hard to improve his writing – he has made great progress this year.
Alfie always encourages his peers to make the right choices – well done!