Rich and Poor in Ancient Egypt.

This half term, we have been exploring Rich and Poor with Ancient Egypt. We have learnt about the daily life of a nobleman and compared that to a farmer – what a difference!!!! We know who we would have rather been!!

Reading Shirley Climo’s Ancient Cinderella has given us a further comparison – with a twist on the original fairy tale. Using this idea, we have written our own version of Fairy Tales within an Egyptian setting. Some of our stories are fantastic and a really interesting read and the children should be very proud of themselves.

We are looking forward to the Easter Holiday – completing our Homework and having a good rest ready for our SATs, which start on Monday 13th May.

Monday 13th = SPAG

Tuesday 14th = Reading

Wednesday 15th = Maths paper 1 (arithmetic) and paper 2 ( reasoning)

Thursday 16th = Maths paper 3 ( reasoning)

World Book day Celebrations!

Today was World Book Day and we really enjoyed dressing up and admiring all the costumes. We also looked at the World Book Day website and decided which book we would like to spend our voucher on.

Take a look at some of our class photos.

Spring 1

This half-term we are going to continue our work on Land of the Free.

We are going to be exploring the Titanic, Silent Movies and Martin Luther King.

Some of Year 6 are going to Arthog, which will be exciting.

We have Outdoor PE on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure the children have appropriate clothing and footwear.

Homework is as usual – it will be given out on a Friday and needs to be completed and in school by the following Thursday.

We are looking forward to an exciting half-term in Y6!


Anti-bullying week Y6

Anti-Bullying Week – Respect.

During this week, we have thought about what respect means, what it looks like and reflected upon a variety of disrespectful actions and scenarios. We have particularly looked at respecting differences and celebrated each other by sharing what we think is special about people in our class.  We have discussed embracing differences and what the world would be like if we were all the same. Throughout the session, we have looked at discrimination, diversity, equal opportunities, being inclusive and equality. Finally, we have discussed how a lack of respect can lead to bullying and reflected about dealing with this type of bullying.

Throughout this week, we will be reflecting upon ‘respect’ by studying the characters and their relationships with one another in the book Wonder by R J Palacio.

Welcome To Year Six!

Although Year 6 is going to be hard work, we’re very excited about the learning we’re going to be participating in this year!

We have all made a really good start to our last year at Woodlands. This term our topic is ‘Land of the Free’ where we are discovering all things American. As part of this topic, we will be learning about America, including: landmarks, states, Native Americans, extreme weather, significant events in American history and lots more. We have planned our learning together and have created Key questions to explore.

In our science topic, we will be learning about living things and their habitats during Autumn 1.

The homework expectations for year 6 are as follows:

  • Reading with an adult at home at least 2 times a week (Parents need to comment and sign the reading record). On the other days, children to read independently and comment in their reading diary.
  • Rapid recall/practise of times tables and other mathematical facts (This could involve: practising times tables, calculations, number facts, problem solving when shopping – e.g working out the total cost and change etc).
  • Further to this there will be at least one piece of homework a week. This will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on the following Thursday.
  • Occasionally a homework project will be given and this will need to be completed over a specific number of weeks. When a project is given, there is an expectation that this will represent a few weeks of effort.
  • Spellings from each unit of the spelling scheme will be posted on the website. These will be posted when the new unit starts.


Inside PE is on Monday and outside PE is on Tuesday.

We look forward to keeping you updated with photos and our news!


Yesterday, after weeks of hard work, year five and six shared their performance of Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies with friends and family at Abraham Darby.

The show acted as a leavers’ performance for year six so they embraced the roles and year five did a brilliant job of supporting the singing. The children were fantastic and should be really proud of themselves.

A big thankyou to Abraham Darby for the use of their theatre for the performance and our rehearsals beforehand. The children loved the setting and enjoyed being in the spotlight. We are already looking forward to next year!



This afternoon, Y6 have enjoyed a trip to the bowling alley courtesy of Friends of Woodlands. This trip was to celebrate their time at Woodlands. They had a great time and prizes were given to the top three scorers and their group.

In third place with 100 points – Kieran W

In second place with 104 points – Aiden

In first place with 131 points – Lexi