Year 6 Blog

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

Year 6 Swimathon Sponsor Money

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We are very excited for tomorrow's Swimathon. Year 6 are set to equal David Walliams' Channel Swim of 35km in our very own pool! If you can sponsor one of our star swimmers please do so, we will be collecting the sponsor money in on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th March. Proceeds will be directed towards our Adventure Trail fund as part of our School Business Enterprise Initiative and to Sport Relief 2012.Visit the website soon for pictures!Thank you!




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Cocktails were on the menu during a maths lesson this thursday. Miss Maugham's group were exploring ratio and proportion of liquids whilst sipping their (non alcoholic) creations!


Year 6 have been preparing to be Active Leaders next week for Healthy Heroes Week. Both classes will be sharing their expertise with the Year 4 classes in an athletics skills lesson next week. Visit our blog next week for pictures and reviews of this and other Healthy Hero themed activities.

Arabian Nights has inspired our Literacy this week. We've been looking at stories from other cultures and writing our own versions.



Year 6 News

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This week we have been reading and writing diary entries. We began by looking at a range of diary extracts and highlighting the features. We watched a clip from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and wrote a diary entry as one of the characters. Here are a couple of examples of the amazing writing the children produced.

















We have enjoyed creating a replica of the Australian flag. This week we have focussed on creating a mock up to practise sewing techniques. Remember to collect fabrics that you want to use when you sew your real one!



World Book Week

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Year 6 have been flexing their literacy skills this week with various book themed activities. We enjoyed a library quiz with Mrs Juniper, designing bookmarks and creating picture books for younger audiences. Many of us dressed up for World Book Day and swapped books at the swap shop so we've got some new and exciting reads.

Thank you for your Readathon sponsors! Give generously; the children are working hard for a worthy cause.

Year 6 have got the X Factor!

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This week we have started our topic DT work invlovling textiles. Our outcome is to recreate the Australian flag using a variety of materials and sewing techniques. Keep visiting the Year 6 blog to see examples of our work soon!


X Factor fever has gripped 6LM and 6LC as auditions have been taking place for the WHC talent show. The competition, taking place on March 30th, is a chance for our pupils to showcase their performative talents. One act will be selected to represent each class. More details to follow, but early indications show that Year 6 will be strong contenders!


Criminal Writing

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This week year 6 have been writing newspaper reports. On Thursday there was an "incident" involving a "missing" trophy from the school trophy cabinet.

The children investigated evidence left by an alleged perpetrator and used this to write a newspaper article.



Inspired Work

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Another fruitful and busy week in Year 6! Our Inspire Workshop was an enjoyable opportunity to open up our learning environment to parents. Both classes enjoyed flexing their skills at making their writing fantastic.


Continuing our topic work saw us studying Aboriginal art this week. We looked closely at how their depictions can be used to map landscapes and show images of indigenous animals of Australia. We had a go at planning our own images and more time will be spent perfecting these next week.

Keep up the good work 6LC and 6LM!

New Year gives us a boost

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This week we have been doing literacy and numeracy in our new booster groups. We have settled in well and have worked extremely hard. In literacy we used clips from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as a stimulus for writing. We have put a lot of effort in to uplevelling our writing to ensure it is at a high level.


In maths we have been solving problems involving place value.

We are excited about our new topic "Australia" and have learned a lot about this fascinating country already!


Top Bombing!

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Year 6 have been constructing model Anderson air raid shelters as part of Design Technology for our World War II project. We considered many aspects of successful construction such as triangulation of joins for reinforcement.

The test.... we 'bombed' our shelters with a 6kg weight to test their resillience. The winning group were Zoe, Jasmine, Zachary, Harry , Sophie and James from 6LM. Their structure stayed remarkable in tact and sturdy during the attack. Congratulations to them.

See for yourself on our video, please excuse my terrible filming!

Christmas in Year 6

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We have been designing and making our own Anderson style air rade shelters from various materials, our focus has been to make them sturdy and protective. We are looking forward to bombing our shelters next week on the payground! We've been working hard on our Polar Express inspired payscripts and singing our hearts out in the Christmas Production.

Mrs Cleaver, Miss Maugham and Miss Maltby would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely Chritmas cards we have received.

Assessment week

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This week we have completed a Mock SATs paper for reading, writing and maths. We have all tried our best to show what we have learned so far this term.



We have also started our rehearsal for the KS2 Christmas Performance. We are learning lots of new songs and beginning to feel very Christmassy already!

We also have produced a project in groups based on planning a Christmas party. We looked at menus, decorations, invitations and planned to a budget. We will send this project to our link school in El Pins and City Road to share how we celebrate Christmas.


Safeside visit

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This week we visited the Safeside centre which is a facility that shares a range of scenarios or situations that we may face. The safeside team talked to us about the dangers and how we can keep ourselves safe. These included by dangers that may occur by a canal, travelling on buses and trains as well as how to contact the emergency services in a crisis situation. The police collected us and returned us to school and this contribution kept the cost of this trip low and for that we thank them.



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