Welcome To The Year 6 Webpage
Home Of The Dynamic Deers!
Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page for Willington Primary School, Derbyshire, UK.
After what has been a difficult 2020, we welcomed the children and families back to school in September. We have launched the app 'Class Dojo' this year and all pupils now have their own account. Parents can also have their own account which links to that of their child's. If you have not had this link yet, please send speak to the office and we will link this up to your child's account. From the Class Story page, we will share pictures of what we have been doing in class and you will be able to message your child's teacher too.
Art in Maths
For our calendars this year, we have been sing compasses and symmetry to create geometric patterns. We found that these were quite tricky to create but we all really enjoyed creating them.
This week, the children have been learning about how Viking longboats were built and how they were used as part of their raids in England. The children watched a step-by-step video about how to draw a longboat and then used this to create their own. They are all very proud of their results. Here are some of their pieces of work. We hope that you like them!
A Monster Calls
This half term, we have been developing our writing around chapter one of the novel “A Monster Calls”. We have been writing sentences which add suspense for the reader and are of varying length. We hope you enjoy reading our sentence stacking work.
Remembrance Day 2020
This week, the Year 6 children have been working with the Year 5 children to create a Remembrance Day silhouette. We have been thinking about everything that the service men and women have given to us all over the years and will do more work about Remembrance Day this week.
How Many Squares Are On A Chessboard?
This week in Maths, we have been learning about square numbers. We were set the challenge of investigating how many squares are on a chessboard. At first, we thought there were just 64, but then we realised that there was one larger square around the outside of the board. We then realised that there were also other squares of different sizes within the whole board too. We investigated this problem and noticed a pattern involving square numbers. We found this puzzle really fun and helped us to use our knowledge of square numbers and number patterns in context.
In PE this term, we have had basketball coaching from the ex-professional basketballer, Stedman Baker. We learnt lots of different ball handling skills, including 'Around the World' and 'Figure-of-Eights'. We ended the term by taking part in socially distanced basketball games. We really enjoyed our sessions with Stedy and we hope that we can have more sessions again in the future.
This half term, we have been taking part in 'Bikeability' lessons. The children have learnt how to safely get on their bike, start off safely by using the 'shoulder check' and make an emergency stop. This was all part of their level one award. For their level two award, the children took their bikes onto the local back-roads where they learnt how to signal safely, make left and right turns and to ride safely in the road whilst wearing their helmet. We would like to thank Sean and the team from the South Derbyshire Bikeability Team for their help and support with these lessons. The children really enjoyed themselves and had a lot of fun!
This week in Year 6, we have been investigating pentominoes. The children found that these were shapes consisting of five different squares connected together. They found that there were 12 different combinations for these. The children were then challenged to place different pentominoes into grids of various sizes without leaving any spaces. The children all really enjoyed this activity, finding it challenging but great fun! Here are some of our investigations.