Welcome to the class page of Year 6
6 Lime, 6 Olive and 6 Peach
6 Lime are taught by Mrs R Totham, supported by Mrs E Isaac and Mrs D Smith .
6 Olive are taught by Mrs M Chatley and Mrs M Hicks, supported by Mrs Brooks and Mrs V Timms.
6 Peach are taught by Mr M Burns and Mrs M Anacleto, supported by Mrs J Stone and Mrs A Verma.
Mrs A Littlejohn (maths teacher) is also a vital part of the team.
English writing homework and maths homework will be handed out on a Friday and due back in on a Tuesday.
Reading homework is expected EVERY day for all children. The homework diary is a record of this.
These will be sent out on alternate weeks so that children will have ONE piece of written homework each week alongside their times tables, spellings and reading homework.
Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday.
Homework Diary - The homework diary that your child will receive is intended to be used as a communication tool between parents and staff for homework, reading or general enquiries. We will endeavour to check the homework diary every day so please encourage your child to have it in school with them every day. If you have any concerns you wish to raise which are more personal or require a more in depth response then please write a separate letter to your child's class teacher.
Uniform - Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify their own belongings. Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months and also please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day.
Medication - Please let the school and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form which is kept in the school office.
Kent Test Information - Below you will find the Kent Test presentation which took place in April 2016, providing information about the Kent Test which your child may be sitting in September 2018. If you have any further enquiries then please don't hesitate to contact the school office or your child's class teacher.
SATs - This academic year, the SATs will commence the week beginning the 13th May 2019. Below is a presentation given in March 2016 about the newly revised SATs. However, please note that changes may occur for this year and as we get them, we will inform you. A presentation evening will be held in March 2019 to inform you of how the week will work for your child. Please click on the link to see a video about national curriculum assessments. https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/sta/ContentTabs/Embed.aspx?dfid=33382
12.10.18- Mayor's Debate
Written by the children who attended the event.
On Friday morning, we went to the mayor's office in King's Hill to debate three important topics. The first debate was whether we should stop wasting plastic and re-use materials. At first, we were all very nervous to make our point as we had microphones and we were sitting in the front row, right in front of the mayor. We all contributed eventually, and by the end of the first debate, we had eaten all of our refreshments. The mayor made sure that everyone who wanted to speak spoke and was very fair.
The second topic was whether we would make more laws to tackle plastic pollution. By then, we were all confident to talk and had our hands up pretty much all of the time.
Our third and final topic was whether parents should be allowed to take their children on holiday during term time. We all thought no but overall many people thought that they should be allowed.
After the debate, we got to go into the mayor's parlour and talk to her. There were pictures of all of the previous mayors all around the room and at the end we were all given goodie bags on the way out. Ironically, they were made of plastic.
01.11.18 Year 3 and 6 Reading Pairs:
On Thursday afternoon, Year 3 and Year 6 children paired up to listen to each other read a variety of different books. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to hear each other read and the atmosphere in the classrooms was so relaxed and positive. The Year 6 children were fantastic role models and even shared some of their lovely writing from the year so far with their partner. Moreover, Year 6 children are looking forwards to sharing their times tables games that they have been making on Scratch with their partner at the end of the term too.
06.11.18 Evacuee Day
Year 6 got all dressed up and visited the Methodist church for Evacuee Day today and had an amazing day. We arrived at 9:10 and and had a welcome from Victoria, who told us that we would be experiencing life as an evacuee.
The first activity was 'Make Do and Mend' at 9:25 till 10:00. Every child was given two square pieces of old fabric and we had to sew them together using a running stitch. At the end, we sewed them all together to make a patchwork quilt. We learnt that there is a special tool called a mushroom dowler, which was used to sew holes in socks and we understood the importance of not trowing things away and looking for ways to reuse them or fix them.
We had a quick break from 10:00 until 10:15, then went back inside the church for stories and songs. We learnt a song called 'Pack up Your Troubles' by Vera Lynn and marched around to it. We then noticed that the rhythm was very similar to as song we have been learning in school called 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary' so combined the two, which sounded amazing! Then we listened to a World War 2 story from about a soldier escaping from the Germans at sea 10:15 to 10:55.
Our third activity was food rationing, which lasted from 11:00 to 11:40. We learnt about rationing and the limited amount of food that people were allowed. Then we learnt how to make mock banana sandwiches out of parsnips, sugar and banana essence. They had mixed reviews.
We then learnt about the importance of growing your own food during the war as there was such a shortage and got to grow our own onions in containers made of old newspapers.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers for all of their hard work and for making today such a memorable experience.
Written by the House Captains
27.11.18 Able Maths Day
Three children from yr6 visited Stocks Green and represented Woodlands Primary School in an Able Maths Day this week.
They completed different maths challenges throughout the day, including trying to work out how many people could stand on a piece of newspaper and a ‘who dunnit’ challenge using only a glove and a hat found at the crime scene.
A great day was had by all and their maths brains were well and truly challenged.
Thank you to Mrs Isaac, who accompanied the children on this trip.
29.11.18 Methodist Church Singing:
Year Six went to the Methodist church to sing war songs to the Friendship Group. Also we were lucky enough to meet men who fought for our country in World War 2. We sang many songs including:
The White Cliffs of Dover (where Gabriella from 6 Lime sang a solo of the first verse) Any Old Iron, Chick-chick-chicken, Run Rabbit Run, K-K-Katy, Daisy Bell, Side by Side, You are my Sunshine, It's a Long Way to Tipperary and When You're Smiling,
While we were there, we had lots of fun singing and then had the opportunity to talk to the audience about what we have been learning about in school and their experiences of WW2. ASk your children to tell you some of the amazing stories they heard. They all seemed to enjoy our performance and most sang along with us. We think they enjoyed singing as much as we did.
Written by the School Council Members of 6 Lime
06.12.18 Bread Making:
Year 6 children adorned their jazzy Christmas aprons and things got a little messy in the classrooms as they made their own bread rolls this week. They worked so well in their small teams and followed the recipe really carefully to make some delicious and uniquely designed bread rolls for someone they love. TWe really hope you enjoy their wonderful creations and we think they would go nicely with a hot soup!
14.12.18 WW2 Broadcasts:
Sadly, we have come to then end of our extremely exciting and engaging war topic. The children have loved learning about WW2 and have taken part in some really memorable activities: singing war songs at the Methodist church, Evacuee Day and a mock air raid to name just a few. To conclude our learning on the war, the children learnt all about the four main reasons why the Allies won the war in their classes and on Friday, they scripted and filmed their own news broadcasts to the people of Britain. All three classes mixed together and worked beautifully to announce the good news. They then edited their films on an app called 'News Booth' and will be watching each other's on Tuesday afternoon in the Oak Hall.
15.01.19- Student Council:
On the 15/1/19 Owen B 6 Lime, Millie G 6 Peach, Dexter C 6 Olive, travelled to Long Mead Primary School. We took part in a Student Council meeting where we planned a lesson about P.S.H.E with different schools. Woodlands, Sussex Road, Wateringbury, Borough Green and Long Mead took part in the Student Council meeting and it was fun to work with people that we wouldn't normally meet and interact with. It was also fun meeting teachers from other schools because we got to share ideas about our learning. We were separated into different groups and had a subject to discuss out of: Personal, Social, Health and Economics and then we planned a lesson on the area we chose. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and have now learnt how hard it is to plan lessons.
By: Millie G, Dexter C and Owen B.
31.01.19- Junk Modelling:
In our English lessons, we have been reading the book 'Rooftoppers' by Katharine Rundell. Inspired by this story, which is set in Paris, the children have been making the city out of junk. As the story is set at the turn of the century, the children had to really creative and it was all in the little details. Music shops, banks, police stations and patisseries were amongst the wonderful creations in the Year 6 classrooms.
14.02.19- Scratch Times Tables Games:
Year have been working incredibly hard recently in their computing lessons and used their impressive coding skills to create their very own times tables game; quite similar to their favourite times tables game- Times Tables Rockstars. To test them out, they teamed up with their Year 3 buddy this afternoon, who played the game they created. The year 3 children worked really hard and used their great times tables knowledge to play the game, with the support of the year 6 children. It was lovely to see the super bond the children have created together- the Year 6 children were fantastic role models and are a credit to Woodlands.