Welcome to Year 6!
Teachers: Mr Wilkie
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kaal & Mrs Jordan
We are enjoying a fantastic time in Year 6.
Please keep revisiting this page to see the marvellous things we get up to!
What a fantastic way to enhance our knowledge and understanding of Buddhism, our RE topic. Our visitor, an ordained Buddhist, brought Buddhism to life through personal and historic stories which were were clear and informative. She also brought artefacts for the class to handle and discussed the principles and practices of the religion. The meditation was a highlight as the class secular mindfulness gave an opportunity for reflection and a taster of what the life of a Buddhist involves.
Thank you to The London Buddhist Centre for a marvellous experience. 🧘🧘♂️
‘We meditated for 7 minutes, it was a wonderful experience.’ Evie Year 6
’I enjoyed the messages through the stories.’ Emelle Year 6
Today we learned what to do in an emergency and when to dial 999, the recovery position, CPR and resuscitation, choking, bleeds and bandaging. Everyone had the chance to practise on a manikin.
The session was really well received, building confidence and knowledge around basic first aid skills.
World Book Day
The class pulled out all the stops to show team spirit by dressing up for World Book Day. As shown in the picture, there was such a variety of different book characters and it was lovely to see such enthusiasm.
Portraits of King Charles prior to to his Coronation
This week we have put our drawing skills to the test!
There is a competition to draw the best image of the King and everyone has done a marvellous job. These photos are just a few of the masterpieces that have been created. 👑
Bikeability is the government’s National cycle training programme, helping children to learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads.
Our class have enjoyed the challenge this week, growing more confident in their ability to understand signals, signs and road markings whilst negotiating the road; starting and stopping more confidently and passing stationary vehicles parked on the road.
We are very proud of the resilience they have shown, overcoming fears and striving to achieve the best from the learning opportunity.
What a lovely week we have had!
A visit to the Day Care Centre and lots of activities to raise awareness of how we think and react to our emotions. Creating ‘mood boards’ helped to identify our individuality and how our brains are like houses, with an upstairs for thinking and downstairs for emotions.
We also looked at the online community and how to keep safe when using different platforms.
RE - The Eightfold Path
We have been learning about the Buddhist religion and the principles they follow. They believe the Eightfold Path is the way to end suffering and become enlightened. When people follow the path, the wheel turns in a positive direction symbolising their development. 🧘♂️
Make do and Mend
We have enjoyed bringing in old clothing and fabrics to re-invent into soft toys. This DT unit was in conjunction with our WW2 history topic where, during rationing, people had to be inventive with old materials. The Government urged the British people to repair, re-use and reimagine their existing clothes during this time.
The class learned a range of simple sewing stitches and from their individual, hand drawn, paper patterns have designed, cut out, sewn and stuffed their unique pieces; they are very proud of their toys 🧸.
Dragons Den Winners!!
All our hard work and creativity paid off! We made the most money of all the stalls and our overall profit came in at roughly £250! It was a fabulous Christmas Fair and a perfect way to get everyone working together to support each other and the Friends of Goffs Oak.
Carol Singing at Cuffley
Visiting the Day Care Centre at Cuffley was an uplifting experience for all involved. The class had made beautiful cards, word searches and placemats, which they gave to the elderly in handcrafted gift bags. The atmosphere was amazing as the children chatted with adults and the whole community sang carols together.
A memorable event for everyone, we look forward to returning in the new year.
We have been crafting hard to make a range of Christmas decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair. Extra pieces have been designed for gifting to the visitors at the Cuffley Day Care Centre when we attend for their Carol Concert next week. Every item was constructed with love and care and the activities certainly put us in the Christmas spirit.
We held productive debates today on a range of topics from bringing back National Service to paying people to recycle. Persuasive language was used to gain support for points of view, along with active listening when others were speaking. The groups were able to voice their ideas clearly and had identified evidence to support each case.
The voices of the future!
Daily Mindfulness - Stop, Focus, Become Intentionally Present in the Moment
Musical improvisation using virtual pianos
We have been learning about the use of music throughout WW2 and how it aided the positive well-being of everyone, both at home and away. Through studying the work of Vera Lynn and The Glenn Miller Band we have been able to understand the impact their music and presence had.
Currently we are developing our improvisation skills and considering how the beat and the rhythmic timings are essential to elevate mood and lower stress, vital during the war to lift the spirits of the country.
Our interpretations of The Holy Man by John Reilly - using pastel crayons and charcoal
Guided Reading - Private Peaceful
We are enjoying reading Private Peaceful as our glass guided reading book. The story of friendship and conflict supports our World Wars topic.
Black History Week
We have been celebrating Black culture and experiences, recognising the effects of racism and how to challenge negative stereotypes.
We studied the work of Kandinsky and how he used music and geometric shapes to inspire his abstract art. Listening to alternative music styles, we created our individual responses and then pieced to them together to make collaborative pieces, which now brighten our classroom walls.