Year 6 Blog

Welcome to the Year 6 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Riveting Room 13

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This week, Year 6 have continued working on their text 'Room 13' by Robert Swindells. We have completed a report on the incidents that have occured within the story so far, a setting description of The Crow's Nest Hotel and a diary entry from the main charcter Fliss. 

The pupil's have really enjoyed the text and are looking forward to reading more. Creepy stuff!


room 13

Year 6 Tackle Rugby with BVGS

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This week Year 6 have started their rugby session with Bishop Vesey Grammar School. Mr. Jones took each class to asess skills and then showed the pupils how to pass ball and find space. As the weeks progress, the children will be learning positional play, running channels and then finish with a tag rugby, inter-house, competition.


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An after school rugby club is available for children in year 6 (male and female) and will commence the week following Ullswater.

Super Start Year Six!

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Year Six have hit the ground running this week, completing written work on 'Kensukes Kingdown' and undertaking an abundance of mastery work during maths lessons.

Place Value has been our drive with pupils multiplying and dividing numbers up to seven-digits. All pupils have given 100% to all the tasks set. In English the pupils role-played and created a play script. Well done!


Dazzling DT Day at Bishop Vesey

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Yesterday, a group of pupils from our Year 5 and 6 cohort were given the opportunity to attend a pioneer DT day at Bishop Vesey Grammar School. The day was set up to forge links between a DT secondary provision and our primary approach to the design-make-evaluate process. The children were guided through the design procedure by Mr. Brown, the head of Design Technology at BVGS. From here the pupils used new technologies and techniques including; CAD design, laser cutting, using acrylic plastic, lining-up of layers and tapping of the holes. The building process was fantastic, with the end project being professional and well-constructed. The children experienced a secondary setting and were fantastically behaved and a credit to the school. Mr. Brown allowed the school to experience hands-on DT using specialist equipment. A wonderful opportunity!

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Spectacular Shelters

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The children in year 6 have been putting their history and DT knowledge to the test this week by designing World War II Anderson shelters. They were given the following criteria:

  • make the structure freestanding
  • ensure it can withstand weight/ pressure from above
  • ensure the structures have enough room to house a family of four (to scale)
  • ensure air can circulate the inside of the shelter

The pupils have been given a range of tools and resources to create their shelters and construction will commence on Monday 23rd April. We will be undertaking rigorous ‘testing’ of the shelters (dropping heavy objects on them) during the following session.


World War II

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This term year 6 have been completing work on World War II. The pupils have loved looking back at the details of how the war started and which countries represented the Allies and the Axis. Many pupils have brought in family memoriabilia, such as old pictures and war medals, which they have enjoyed sharing with the classes. We look forward to building our own Anderson Shelters at the end of the unit.





Tomb Raiders

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We hope that you all had a fantastic break. Thank you very much for the generous gifts and cards that we received before the holiday J

Year Six have had a fantastic start to the Spring Term. To launch our Tomb Raiders topic on the Ancient Egyptians we had a special visit from Professor McGinty. He taught us many interesting things, including the hair styles that the Ancient Egyptians and why some of their bread contained cow poo!Photo 10 01 2018 15 08 50

Brilliant Balanced Arguments

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In literacy this week we have been looking at balanced arguments. Our focus: Vampires! Leading on from our ‘Room 13’ text we split into two teams- one opposing vampire existence and one supporting vampire existence. Both teams raised very points and the behaviour was exemplary. The chair (Mrs. Greenwood) carried a notion of against, although it was a close call! Well done year 6, excellent use of evidence and logical arguing.

Writing, Reading and 'Room 13'

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As part of our literacy work we have started reading ‘Room 13’. We have been gripped by Fliss and her friend’s trip to the eerie town of Whitby, where Fliss’ dreams come to life. We have created a diary entry and we will be looking at setting descriptions in the upcoming weeks.

The book has really caught our attention and has propelled us into a world of mystery and intrigue. Wonder what will be found in the 'long, pale box' in the centre of the room...


room 13

We Will Rock You!

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A huge well done to Year 6 for all their hard work preparing for our production. Go for it tonight and tomorrow kids, show them what you're made of! Miss Jonhston and I are very proud of you. 

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RADIO GAGA - Audition Song

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Auditions for this year's end of Y6 show will be held on Monday 15th May. You will be required to sing the first 2 verses from the show's song "Radio GaGa" The link below might help you to prepare for this:

Theseus and the Minotaur

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Year 6 have begun their new literacy unit on Greek Myths.. We listened to an audio retelling of the famous myth: "Theseus and the Minotaur".

You can listen to this too by clicking on the image of Theseus:


We discussed the pivotal moments in the story and the children created a freeze frame for these.

Can you guess which part of the story they are representing in these photos?








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