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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class! I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer break and are ready to get back into school life as Year 6 pupils! Willow Class are taught by Miss Sheardown with Mrs Garlick, Mrs Raynor and Mr Woolsey as our wonderful teaching assistants.

For PE, please ensure that you have a fully-labelled kit in school, which is both suitable for indoor and outdoor activities, on Mondays and Fridays. Any lost property will be stored safely until it can be returned to its rightful owner and Year 6 pupils have their own lockers and trays to store their personal belongings.

Our homework is set weekly on a Friday and is due in by the following Wednesday. This year we will be using Google Classroom for the majority of this work as we have found that this prepares children well for online learning platforms which are widely used by our local secondary schools.

Please check this page regularly for updates and photos all about our fantastic learning journey.

PGL Update - Friday 30th September

We can’t quite believe it’s the end of our residential trip here at PGL! We made sure we got the most out of our final few hours, enjoying a last cooked breakfast before heading for our final two activities, with one group taking on the vertical challenge and the sensory trail and the other two groups canoeing! We then had lunch together, before reuniting with our families just as the rain began to fall… what an incredible week it’s been… ✨♥

Adding to the sensory trail experience...😂

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Isla S. - Vertical Challenge

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A refreshing dip before hometime...

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PGL Update - Thursday 29th September

Our final full day already… where has the time gone? Several people had to be woken up by Mrs Webb, Mr Woolsey and Miss Sheardown for our 8.10am breakfast, but once we had refuelled with cooked breakfasts, toast, cereals, fruit and yogurts, we were ready to go! Today’s activities included problem solving, and the zip wire for those who hadn’t attempted this yet, plus the very challenging ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ climbing activity and archery for all groups. It’s a good job we had cheese and bacon paninis / a selection of sandwiches, crisps and salad for lunch to keep our energy levels up! 
Following dinner, we camouflaged ourselves in our darkest outfits and split the class in half to play ‘ambush’, a huge after-dark game of hide & seek with a few added twists and turns. We had a great time running about in the dark - some people even added make-up or just some mud to hide their faces too; what a great evening activity to finish on!😊 

Dominic - Zip Wire

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Madison - Trapeze

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Joseph & Thomas - Archery

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PGL Update - Wednesday 28th September

We've had some gloriously sunny spells of weather for our third day of adventure. After a much better night’s sleep (for adults and children alike) and a hearty breakfast, we all got ready for another adrenaline-fuelled day! Today, some groups tried out the abseiling, giant swing and orienteering activities, as well as some new opportunities to take on the zip wire, vertical challenge course, a blindfolded sensory trail and one group also went canoeing! After learning some techniques and partnering up, it was time to get out onto the slightly murky water. The sun beamed down and there were plenty of smiles around! We practised our skills with the oars and played some games…some minor splashing may also have occurred! At the end of the session, four brave souls some decided to jump in and have a little paddle around, dragging Miss Sheardown in with them!
After all of that, we were ready for a filling dinner of chicken curry, giant fish fingers or vegan bolognese with chips, salad, vegetables and rice, followed by homemade rice krispie squares… some very unusual combinations were consumed! 
Our evening activity tonight was ‘cluedo', where we had to trek around the site in the dark looking for dressed-up characters (such as Norbert the Gorilla or Harold the Chicken!) and do forfeits for them, so that they would give us clues to solve a mystery. All in all, it's been another exhausting today and we're all ready for a good night's sleep before our final full day!

Abi - Zipwire

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Ruby & Daisie - Giant Swing

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A brief dip in the lake!

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Sensory Trail

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Amelia & Oscar - Abseiling

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PGL Update - Tuesday 27th September

What action-packed day - with some very changeable weather! After breakfast, for which there was a choice of bacon, sausages, beans, mushrooms, toast, an assortment of cereals, porridge and fruit, we split into our 3 groups for the first time and began our main activities. Each day, these activities will rotate around to ensure that each group takes on each activity. Today, different groups explored abseiling, climbing, assorted problem solving challenges, rifle shooting, orienteering and the giant swing. The day began with a very chilly start and a gentle breeze until lunchtime, but thankfully when the activities paused for generous helpings of hot dogs and homemade wedges, the atmosphere for the afternoon changed and the sun even put in an appearance! After another couple of activities for each group, it was time for dinner, which was a choice of sausage pasta bake or peri peri chicken, with a choice of skinny fries, vegetables and an assortment of salads, followed by chocolate muffins for dessert. Tonight's evening entertainment was a game called 'Passport to the World', where we split into teams and headed off with our torches into the dark to find different flags and answer some general knowledge questions, whilst dodging a few rain showers!
 

Have a look at the photos below to see more from our day! 🥰

PGL Update - Monday 26th September

The day has finally arrived! We’ve all been settling in well to our first day here at PGL. After arrival, we dropped off our luggage in our dormitory rooms and had an orientation walk around the site with Nico, our group leader for the week. We learned about the activities, played games and sang songs as we explored. At 6.20pm we had dinner together, with options tonight of battered chicken (with optional BBQ sauce), sausages or vegan bolognese with a choice of pasta or mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. There was also a salad bar to choose from, an assortment of fruit and jam donuts for dessert - yum! 
 

We then had a bit of free time to play games and kick around some footballs before our evening activity: campfire. After taking our seats around the fire, we sang songs with dance routines and toasted marshmallows together. 
 

Our evening activity finished at around 8.45pm, when we headed back to the rooms to get showered and ready for bed. Fingers crossed for a good night’s sleep… tomorrow is going to be a busy day…! 

Campfire Fun

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Campfire fun with Thomas as leader!

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Paying our respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On Friday 9th September, we commemorated the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in school. In Willow Class, we created some bright silhouettes from wallpaper samples, patterned papers or our own designs to reflect her vibrant character (and often bold outfit choices!). We then mounted these onto newspaper backgrounds. For this, we selected poignant articles from today's newspapers, or wrote our own words or poetry. Have a look at the fantastic finished pieces below:

 

We also went online to sign the Royal Book of Condolence. Here are our kind words to the Queen herself or the new King and Royal Family below heart

 

Feelgood Fridays!

At Navenby, our mental health is our top priority. We have implemented 'Feelgood Fridays', where on a Friday afternoon we have dedicated time for us to enjoy activities together which are beneficial to our wellbeing and focus on key life skills such as relaxation, mindfulness and resilience and those that encourage a positive mindset.

Our Weekly Timetable
Year 6 Yearly Overview

This document shows what skills and themes we will be studying in each of our non-core curriculum subjects. Please note that our yearly overview is for guidance and may be subject to small changes and tweaks. smiley

Year 5/6 Spelling List

Year 6 SPaG Definitions

SATs Practice Papers

Year 6 Science Revision


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