Home Learning Page

Remember to check out the home learning page- just click on the link at the top of our blog. There are links to past papers and loads of great websites for that bit of extra practice. I really recommend the Ultimate Maths Organiser. Click on the link and choose a topic. It will then give you a range of questions on your chosen topic with a YouTube button that will show you how to answer each question.

Year 6 Problem Solving

We’ve been problem solving all over the place in Year 6. Today it was algebra- with everyone showing just how to stick at a problem and use logic to break it down. Also below are some pictures of us measuring our heart rates before calculating our mean heart rates and using line graphs to present data on heart rate recovery after exercise. We used the sticks and bundles to solve problems involving percentages of amounts.

The Year 6 blog is back!

It has been a while since Year 6 have posted so here is a selection of pictures from last term, including: investigating the adaptation of bird beaks; painting inspired by natural camouflage patterns; researching the conditions in WWI tranches; modelling how light travels in straight lines; getting stuck in to our BookBuzz Books; and improving our cricket skills with Blackburn Rovers.

Buzz about Books

Yesterday, Year 6 watched reviews about a great selection of books on offer through BookBuzz. They then had the chance to flick through the selection and choose one of the books for them to keep. They were definitely buzzing about the books- it’s lucky that we have a complete set of the books in our class library because some in the class just couldn’t make up their minds which one to choose. Eventually, everyone managed to narrow it down to take home and keep. We’ll order the books this week and I know Year 6 will be eager for their delivery. At Westwood, we know the importance of enthusing children about reading and so I am hugely grateful to the Westwood PTFA for supporting our Buzz about Books and the BookBuzz scheme by covering the costs of Year 6 taking part.

Tower Wood 2017

Well here we are, just four weeks into the new school year and Year 6 have made an excellent start. Whether that is through their lively and engaged group reading of our class novel, Stormbreaker, or in their enthusiasm and progress in working with times tables and negative numbers, they have shown that they love learning! Last week they also embraced our school motto of ‘Enjoy the Challenge’. They certainly pushed themselves and worked brilliantly as a team to help everyone get the very most from our week at Tower Wood. Take a look at our pictures to see Year 6 in action, tackling ghyll scrambing, sailing, kayaking, climbing, fire lighting, surveying swans and much, much more (although unfortunately there aren’t any photos of their greatest challenge- making their beds!). To hear more about our week from the children, please make sure you attend the Year 6 Tower Wood assembly later in the term.