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Year 6

Year Book:

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Y6 teachers and the very kind volunteer parents working on the Year book for this year, have a couple of tasks for the children to do, in order to continue putting together the Year Book at this time.

These tasks are as follows: 

1) Children's paragraphs: The children are to write a paragraph each on the following:

- My first memories of school

- Memories of my First Holly Communion 

- What I want to be when I grow up

 

 2) Fact file: They are to design a fact-file including:

- Their favourite movie

- Favourite book

- Favourite food

- Favourite sport or hobby

- What they love most about school

3) Photos: As COVID19 has shaped up to be such a significant part of their Y6 experience, we are considering having a section called- Y6 working from home.

Can you please send in 3 or 4 pictures of your child working from home. For example- This could be them working hard on their tasks or ones of them in the garden etc - Use your imaginations!

We would appreciate if you could send these to us ASAP, as it will assist the parents working on the Year Book to meet the deadline. Please send all paragraphs and photos to: admin@olovrc.com.

Thank you for all your co-operation.

Miss Parillon and Mr Cooke. 

Spring 2

 

Buddy system

This term, Year 6  formed a buddy system with the children in Reception.  Buddy systems teach and give children the opportunity to implement the important values of respect, care, responsibility and friendship.

Through looking after and caring for younger children who are just starting their school journeys, older children learn the skills associated with empathy and compassion through activities in the classroom and in the playground.  A buddy system can help children to feel valued and supported, teach important social skills and create a caring ethos in the school.

World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March 2020 we celebrated World Book Day. The children had to dress up as their favourite book character. A great effort by all. Click on our gallery to view the costumes! 

 

Spring 1

Reception Buddies

This term, Year 6 have formed a buddy system with the children in Reception.  Buddy systems teach and give children the opportunity to implement the important values of respect, care, responsibility and friendship.

Through looking after and caring for younger children who are just starting their school journeys, older children learn the skills associated with empathy and compassion through activities in the classroom and in the playground.  A buddy system can help children to feel valued and supported, teach important social skills and create a caring ethos in the school.

Before Christmas, the children met their buddy and completed some Christmas activities with them.

National History Museum

Year 6 spent an enjoyable day at the natural history museum on 28th January. We had a workshop booked where we learned about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution studying the beaks of different finches. We explored cabinets full of fossils uncovered by Mary Anning who we had been learning about in class. This really is an amazing museum and we all recommend you visit. 

Autumn 2

 On Wednesday, Year 6 took part in their second My Bnk workshop. These financial education workshops help form positive habits like saving and delayed gratification, connect the dots between public and personal finance and arm young people with practical money skills. The workshops teach the children how to navigate the system and make informed decisions. Topics range from budgeting, banking and borrowing to student finance, tax and pensions. We also had the pleasure of having an AXA Investment manager visit our session in which he spoke about his career choices and his role in the company. This allowed the children to make links between their learning and their futures.

 

Autumn 1

 

Heathrow coding challenge

 

On Monday 9th October, Year 6 participated in the Heathrow Primary School Challenge.  The challenge has been established to inspire the next generation to consider a career at the airport.

The challenge provided the children with an enjoyable way to develop their coding skills, apply social and personal skills and encouraged team work and communication skills.

 

Osmington Bay

 

Our Year 6 children and staff spent a wonderful five days at Osmington Bay PGL Activity Centre.  During their stay they took part in many exciting challenges.  The children had the opportunity to experience a wide range of sporting activities such as archery, rifle shooting, abseiling and the zip wire. 

This was an opportunity for the children to participate in activities that promoted team work and helped to build confidence away from home. Staff and children thoroughly enjoyed working together in a different environment and allowed children to form positive bonds with their new teachers and peers. 

A very rewarding and tiring week for everyone!

 

Welcome back!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome 6C back from the summer holidays after a restful and relaxing break.  

We will all be learning so much - we have a great topic to start the year all about WW2 and will be visiting RAF Hendon in November. We also have a workshop booked for you all in October where you will learn new coding skills provided by a team from Heathrow airport.

For those going to Osmington Bay, we are busy making preparations for your trip and I think we might be as excited as you are!

I look forward to an outstanding school year ahead and working with you all!

Mr Cooke