Goodbye and good luck to all our Year 6 Leavers today. We saw an amazing collection of talent: sporting achievements, sketching, dancing, singing, gymnastics, football skills, drumming, poetry, keyboard, guitar playing and even a few comedy routines. Many memories.
Thank you to all Parents and Carers who came along to see their final Wellgate performance.
The Year 6 pupils had an amazing time at Barnsley SuperBowl on Monday to celebrate their time at Wellgate. Take a look at the photos to see what they all got up to.
In D&T, Year 6 have been learning about textiles and have designed their very own pencil cases.
First, the children needed to create a design criteria for their chosen audience- 10 year olds transitioning to secondary school. Then, the children needed to create designs that appealed to that audience and were functional and appealing. After practicing their whip stich, back stich and blanket stich, children then used all they had learned to create their pencil cases.
Finished Product s
In Year 6 this term, children have been combining their computing and D&T learning to create fairground rides that are controlled by a computer program.
In computing, children have been using Crumbles to explore the concept of selection in programming. They have used a microcontroller (Crumble ) and learned how to connect and program it to control components ( e.g. lights, motors, buzzers).
The children then designed, wrote the code and then assembled a working model of a fairground ride.
Starting to build
Nearly finished and ready to test
Completed, checked and ready to ride
Last week, it was World Book Day and Wellgate celebrated the day in style.
Throughout the day, children had fun dressing as their favourite book characters (or word) , showed off their costumes in assemblies and completed exciting learning about different books and had some fantastic book talk! Take a look!
This week, practitioners from Compass Be -Barnsley's Mental Health Support Team- came into school to work with the Year 6 pupils. The session focused upon what stress is, how to manage stress (particularly around SATs and transition to secondary school), exploring coping strategies, breathing techniques and positive thinking.
Robinwood is a residential centre for adventurous activities which our Y6 children visit each year. Below are photos from each group that went in January.
Each group enjoyed 14 separate activities over their 3 days.
Forest group - Mr Woodcock
Wood group - Mrs Egginton
Valley group - Mrs Smith
Hill group - Miss Elliott
Monday afternoon, Year 6 had a great time at their Christmas party. They danced, played games and ate some delicious party food. The children thoroughly enjoyed the party and their gifts sent by Santa
The Year 6 children really enjoyed their Christmas Dinner today! They loved wearing their party hats and getting festive with their Christmas jumpers.