Today, 5/6H and 6B used their knowledge of place value and the Olympics to complete a challenging orienteering course. This included so many skills including map reading, place value knowledge and spelling. Everyone had a great time carrying out the activity!
5/6H looked at some famous moments from the Olympics including Usain Bolt winning the 100m, Super Saturday from 2012, Derrick Redmond in Barcelona and Eric the Eel. We then discussed what makes a winner. There were some very well thought out responses. We decided that winning gold didn’t just mean you were a winner!
The last couple of weeks, 5/6H have been producing some different pieces of artwork and design technology learning. They have focused on Olympic posters for painting and Olympic kits to design. The children tried really hard with the learning they produced.
Today we celebrated our Willow Tree Oscars where some of our children were awarded an Oscar for their animation and film making skills all based on areas of the curriculum and the topic they have been learning. We are so proud to announce that our Winners were …. Year 6 Animation of the Heart Year […]
Congratulations to our winners in 4D on achieving great results in our Willow Tree Olympics. We are really looking forward to our closing ceremony today.
Riley has again really impressed us with his fabulous artwork. He has been using a range of techniques and media to develop his knowledge and understanding of the Olympics. Looking closely at the rings and Olympic torch. Well done Riley.
Today we challenged ourselves to making the Olympic Rings using folding of paper techniques (Origami). It was really challenging but we persevered. We most definitely did not use a dot of glue to secure a couple of the main joins. Did we 6B? 🙈
This week we learned about the history of the Olympic rings. We used our pastel skills to create our own picture of the rings and then added one of the facts we had learned.
Today we celebrated the children’s achievements in their new class. It appears everyone has had a fantastic first week and really enjoying finding new friendships, getting to know their Teacher and learning new things. Well done to all our winners and we really enjoyed our Olympics theme.
On Wednesday the 30th of June we celebrated our Year 6’s journey at Rockingham with a Prom, the children chose a black and gold theme and wanted to have a formal evening. We had the most amazing time and I hope these photographs capture a wonderful time had by all. A huge thank you to […]
Today we celebrated our successes across all classes in school. It was lovely to see the smiles on so many faces. We awarded children with trophies, certificates and book vouchers for – Excellence Friendship Respect Reading Champion Sportsman Sportswomen Overcoming Adversity Boy of the Year Girl of the Year, Here are our winners –
Today, 6B have been learning new watercolour skills in order to create a skills card for any watercolour work that we complete this school year. Children were surprised to know that a ‘dirty palette’ is a good palette because of the broad range of colours that could be created. We will be laminating these cards […]
Our inspirational Olympian is the Sheffield born Jessica Ennis-Hill. My new Y6s have enjoyed researching her journey through her early career and the passion and drive for success; into life after her retirement from her athletics career.
Today we looked at the value of digits and Mrs Brogan’s group challenged each other to representing numbers up to 1 million and then writing these accurately in words.
Great afternoon in Y5/6H and 6B where children have practiced lots of skills from seated throw and Javelin to sprints and target throwing as part of our mini Olympics. Unfortunately, we had to compete inside today due to the changeable weather but Ms Tyzack made sure that we didn’t miss out by setting up the […]
How fabulous are our Y3/4P children, the detail in their artwork is exceptional. Using a range of skills such as cross hatching to add detail.
Today we took a Year 6 and Year 5 team to compete against Greasbrough Primary school to open the Multi Sports Centre. The children were really lucky to have the Mayor of Rotherham who presented the children with medals. Congratulations everyone a wonderful afternoon had by all.
Today we had a wonderful final day with our Year 6, we smiled, laughed and cried. We are tremendously proud of you and we can’t wait to hear all about your transition to your new school. This isn’t goodbye. https://youtube.com/shorts/topwnkFmLcI?feature=share
Today we held our first ever Willow Vision, competing against our four schools in a competition. All the children sang beautifully in French. Congratulations Roughwood, what a performance. We already have ideas buzzing for next year.
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Our art leader Miss Stubbs has been blown away this week. She was thrilled with the amount of concentration and resilience the children are putting into sketching and using our new techniques to make our sketches more detailed. Here are the artists of 3/4P with their amazing art learning!
What a wonderful send off to our Year 6 children at the prom. We had the most amazing evening celebrating with smiles and laughter, the children really enjoyed spending the evening together and everyone looked fantastic. A huge thank you to our parents for fully supporting us and we are really going to miss you […]
So proud of all our children across Willow Tree Academy taking part in the Olympics. Everyone worked well as a team and enjoyed every second. Congratulations to all Rockingham children for supporting one another.
Tonight we hosted our first competitive sporting event with Roughwood School. The children enjoyed meeting each other ready for transition next week. The final score was 1:1 and the game went to penalties. Rockingham were the overall winners with a 6 : 3 win. We can’t wait to do this again. Thank you to all […]
Today Mrs Elliott and Miss Elliott had a fabulous time in the environment. The children were planting and creating shadows. Two science concepts in one evening.
Our Y6s really enjoyed their Huge bag of worries workshop with ‘With me in Mind’ children were able to explore their feelings about transition. Thank you for supporting our children and their emotions.
Our children really enjoyed having a visit from Mr Davies today. Discussing transition and all the wonderful things to look forward to.
Congratulations on attendance winners in Year 6 we are so proud of your achievements.
What a fantastic sporting event we have had. Our Willow Tree Olympics was underway and all children were actively involved in all events. After resilience, determination and team work our Rockingham A Team came in first place successfully achieving 246 points collectively. Congratulations to al children across Willow Tree for giving it your all.