Year 6 Rowan
Welcome to Rowan Class's page.
We are a pure Year 6 Class, taught by Mr M Bestwick and supported by Mrs S Costick and Miss K Monroe.
Please use the links below to see what we are studying in Rowan Class:
Each full term, there will be a termly newsletter available for you to see what lies ahead in Year 6. Please use the links below to find our latest news.
Recently in Rowan...
Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival
This is our stall at the Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival. We decided to sell fudge to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Mrs Godfey, a member of Year 6 staff who sadly died this year. Here is the quote from their website after the event: "A few months ago we approached Westover Green School with a new fund raising project. We kick started the money pot and it was up to the children to send out letters asking for donations. We are so happy to have been told that they raised £270.00 from having a stall on Saturday selling fudge with all the money going to the British Heart Foundation. A massive well done to everyone that was involved with this."
As part of our History topic, we learnt about the works of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace. At first, I think we found the idea of binary quite confusing but, after putting it into practice, we certainly had some fun!
Trip to 'We The Curious'
Rowan Class have dived into this term's topic theme 'Inventions and Discoveries' with a fantastic trip to We The Curious. We had an amazing day exploring the science museum and participating in a Lego Robotics workshop!
Science - circuits
Our new unit in science is electricity, so we have got out the electrical equipment and built circuits to enhance our understanding of how they work.
Day of the Dead
For our topic finale, we decided to dress up to the theme of Mexico's 'Day of the Dead'. This involved lots of bright colours and fancy constumes. Well done to everyone's efforts with their costumes; they were all terrific!
PE - Circuit training
Indoor PE has been a new challenge for us in Rowan Class, putting our fitness to the test with circuit training sessions. Mr Bestwick's circuit classes are hard work but we have still enjoyed the challenges!
PE - Ultimate Frisbee
Our PE focus for Outdoor sessions this term was Frisbee skills leading into games of Ultimate Frisbee. For many of Rowan Class, this has become a new favourite!
Residential Trip to Charterhouse
Year 6 had a fantastic week before the October half term on our residential trip to the Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre. Lots of fun was had by all and I'm sure everyone came back with many stories and new achievements to share.
Linked to our Mexico theme this term, Rowan Class have had an energetic Mexican Dance Workshop.
Recently, we have been taxonomists, classifying animals based on their characteristics; a complicated task but one that was very successful when we worked together.
To start our Mexico Topic, we tasted food that originated from Mexico! Thinking about the appearance and taste of the food, we then designed our own Taco or Tortilla Wrap. It is safe to say that we found some of the ingredients a bit spicy!