Welcome to Athelstan Community Primary School

Welcome to Mrs Whelerton's Year 6 Class Page

 We do PE on: Wednesday & Friday

We test spellings on: Friday

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 6.

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. 

 

This term our topic is 'Land of the Free'  pdfClick here to find out about the exciting activities we have planned.

 

Useful Documents                   

Class Letters                             

 pdfKingswood kit list

pdfKingswood Information letter

pdfLondon initial letter

Congratulations to the children in year 6 on passing their level 1 and 2 Bikeability course. The course included the children learning how to perform emergency stops, use correct hand signals to show their intentions to other road users, turning left/right onto major and minor roads and how to pass parked cars safely. The children really enjoyed the course and can now enjoy riding their bikes safely on the roads.

The children in Milestone 3 had an amazing, creative day performing, “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman”. We chose which performance area we would like to focus on: dancing, singing or playing instruments. We spent the morning practising our routines and learnt a variety of skills. In the afternoon, we came together to practice our ensemble before performing for the children in Milestone2. We were very proud of our performance and the audience enjoyed the show.

 

The children and staff had a fabulous week at Colomendy, Mold Wales. We completed a range of activities including: abseiling, climbing, fire lighting, aerial walkway, high ropes, 3G swing, caving, buggy building, archery, nightline and initiative tasks. The children challenged themselves and surprised us with their bravery and tenacity. Throughout the week, the children were impeccably behaved and were a real credit to the school. Well done Year 6, we are sure your parents have enjoyed hearing your stories!

 

During our transition days we started to look at the artist we will focus on during Arts week,  Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky from Russia. Inspired by his work, "Concentric Rings" we produced our own tree interpretations. To make the leaves for the trees we used a variety of art media including: pencil, pens, pastels, watercolors, paint, tissue paper. We used batik to make our dramatic backgrounds. Finally we put all our art media to produce our finished piece.  A display of our work will be outside our classroom in September, please come and take a look.

Today is the start of our two transition days and we have had a fantastic first morning together.As part of our topic on, "Land of the Free" we went on a QR code hunt. We used the iPads to crack codes to retrieve information about famous American cities. We learnt many interesting facts, Did you know New York is named after York? Tomorrow we will use the information to write fact files about American cities.