Welcome to Redwoods!

Roald Dahl Art Workshop

Redwoods had great fun learning how to make paper from recycled pulp. They then used this to create Willy Wonka Golden Tickets as well as sweet inspired paper.

Design Technology - Shelter Building

 After spending a few weeks researching shelters and testing materials, Redwoods were given the design brief to make a shelter for two lego people that would withstand a 1kg weight, 100ml of water and a 30 second blast of wind.  They had to design their shelters first and then build them before being put through the rigorous testing. Great fun and lots of learning!

Maths Week - February 12th-16th 2018

 We had a great time during our maths week doing lots of practical work and investigating. On our first day, we tried making various 2D and 3D shapes using a piece of rope - it's harder than it looks!

Making and Eating Healthy Foods with Little Acorns

We had a great afternoon working with the children from Little Acorns to create healthy snacks, both sweet and savoury. The year 6 children were great role models, showing the reception children how to cut up fruit and vegetables safely, whilst also learning about healthy foods. We then all joined together to eat the lovely food. A great time was had by all!

Our Rivers' Topic

We have been studying the River Ryburn which runs along the valley at the bottom of our school field.  We walked down to the river and back in the classroom we have been using Ordnance Survey maps to track the river from its source to the sea, finding out which rivers it joins and the names of villages, towns and cities that it flows through.

Here is our curriculum map for the Spring Term.

Welcome to Redwoods' class.  This term we will be studying the Vikings as part of our topic work and much of our work in other subjects will be related to this. Please look at the curriculum map below for more details.  There is also more information about homework and PE further down the page. For your information we have also included some web links o help with SAT's revision. Please click here to view the links.

Here is our curriculum map for the Autumn term.

Every other week maths homework will be mathletics! This is a fun may to learn which will enable you to practice what you have learnt in school, play maths games and play against both classmates and children from around the world! Once you have logged on you will have to complete the assignments that have been set for you. Then you can explore and play! The more you play (and learn) the more points you earn and points mean prizes (well certificates anyway)!

PE Lessons

PE lessons will be on a Thursday and Friday. Please bring your PE kit (red polo shirt with logo,black shorts and trainers).  If it is cold you can bring tracksuit bottoms and a top. Please do not bring football shirts or other t-shirts for PE lessons.


In class 6, pupils are expected to read on a regular basis for at least 20 minutes per reading session.  Please ask an adult to fill in your reading record and sign it when you have read.  

Maths homework will be set on a Tuesday and should be completed by the following Friday. 

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.  Please practise regularly during the week as this will help you to remember how to spell the words after the test (very important!).  You can practise by copying out the words, using different colours, typing them, saying the letters out loud or breaking down the words into smaller parts.  We will talk about different methods to help you spell in class.  Spelling homework should be handed in by the following Wednesday.

You will also be expected to learn your times tables and sometimes there will be additional literacy or topic related tasks.

Try to keep on top of your homework, don't let it build up and don't leave it until the last minute.  Get into good habits now, it's good practice for next year!