Year 6 Blog

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

Long Division - ouch!

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This week some of us have been learning to do long division. This is a tricky mathematical concept which rquires excellent times tables knowledge and perseverence! Watch this video below and click on the link to view a helpful website to help you develop your understanding.


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Good luck!

Ancient Tombs and Mysterious Mummies!

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The children have made a fabulous start to 2016. We have been exploring our exciting new topic  ‘Tomb Raiders’ ask your child what they’ve learned so far about the mysterious mummies of Egypt! Our Science unit this half term is ‘Forces in Action’, what forces can you notice around your house? 



Many thanks for supporting the recent changes to homework. We are extremely impressed with the Wow Project work we’ve seen so far. Keep working hard to build up those House Points ready for the deadline. In addition, the comprehension given out this week is due in for Monday. 

Year 6 First Aid

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Year 6 received their First Aid training this week from the St John’s Ambulance. The children learnt many useful procedures for a whole range of First Aid situations. What a vital set of skills to acquire before heading off to Secondary School and the wider world.

Ask your child about what they learnt. Can they remember want DRABC stood for? The children participated brilliantly and demonstrated their understanding really well. As a result, all the children across the Year 6 have passed the course and will be receiving their First Aid certificates soon. Well done!

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Charles Darwin, letters and cakes!

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As well as preparing busily for our Carol Concert, Year 6 has been writing informal and formal letters as part of our Room 13 Literacy work. We have nearly finished the book and eagerly await the finale! We have been very impressed with the calibre of work produced as part of this unit. Well done Year 6.

During Science we have been exploring inheritance and the Theory of Evolution. The children have been exploring how different species have adapted to their environment for survival. How has the Polar Bear adapted to survive in the Arctic?

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Next week sees us fundraising for the St John’s Ambulance Service in return for some super First Aid training we will be receiving the week after. Please feel free to send in some shop bought, nut free cakes from Wednesday for our Cake Sale on Thursday and Friday break time. 

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Vikings arrive in Year 6!

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We’ve enjoying exploring our new topic this week. Vikings originated from Scandinavia and travelled across the North Sea as well as the Atlantic. The children enjoyed making model long ships and learning  about how they settled in the North East of England. In ICT, we have been learning about e-safety. Can you remember how we keep safe when using the Internet?


We were very impressed with the figurative language used this week to enhance our descriptive writing this week. Spooky Room 13 has something living in there…….. but who is it? What is it?

Moving Classrooms!

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What an exciting week for Year 6! 6LC have moved to their new room at the front of the Oaks building. We are very pleased to be near the main building again and look forward to all the fun we will have in our new classroom.  

The children have done really well in their assessments this week, we’re very pleased with all their hard work in the last seven weeks (which have flown by!) We hope you have a lovely half term holiday, see you in November. moving

Year 6 Assembly Week

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Preparations for Friday’s assemblies have been taking place this week. The children are very excited to share their presentations with parents and recount their favourite memories. 6LC’s assembly is at 9.15am and 6HJ’s is at 2.45pm.

The children have been busy mathematicians this week. We have been working to ensure we know our times tables as well as securing written methods for more complex multiplications. The children have also been investigating number patterns and sequences and discussing their findings.

Thank you for the reply slips regarding our Curriculum Workshop. This is taking place on Tuesday 13th October at 2.30pm in the Oaks hall should you wish to attend.

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Spooky Literacy in Year 6…..

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We have begun an exciting new unit in Literacy centred around the text ‘Room 13’ by Robert Swindells. The children have been researching different aspects of the book and making some predictions based on inferred and deduced information. We can’t wait to read it!

New maths groups have started really well this week. The children have been exploring place value and securing their calculation knowledge. Both classes have also been busy preparing for their Class Assemblies which will take place next Friday 9th October; 6LC in the morning and 6HJ in the afternoon. We really hope you can come to see their special memories of Howtown.

We are very proud of how the children represented themselves and our school while we were away. We hope their washing wasn't too awful at the weekend!

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All about biographies (and smarties!)

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We’ve been looking at biographical and autobiographical writing this week culminating in some fabulous writing on Friday. It’s been very interesting to read the autobiographies of our Year 6 children; we’ve found out some interesting facts about them.

During maths work, we have been collecting, presenting and interpreting a data in a range of ways. We used tubes of Smarties and investigated different ways we could show the colour data. We had some excellent graphs, tally charts as well as representations of ratio and proportion as fraction and decimals. Well done Year 6!

The staff are very excited for Howtown next week, not long now! Have a restful weekend ready for an action packed week. 


Welcome to Year 6!

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We are so thrilled to see all of you back and raring to go! What a fantastic first week we have had studying Japan. The children have become Origami masters making frogs and whales out of coloured paper. In addition, we have been studying the work of Katsushika Hokusai whose print ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ has inspired some superb artwork across a range of media.

To help learn more about the country, we have been finding geographical facts about Japan using atlases and even tasting some Japanese delicacies including sushi and green tea! We were really impressed by the excellent work produced this week and how enthusiastic each class member was. Well done Year 6.


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Well done to all the fantastic Year 6 children for their fabulous production of Annie!

It's nearly time ...

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To share our performances of Annie!  Here are a few reminders about what is coming up over the next couple of weeks:

Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th July - Performances of Annie at 6pm in the Oaks' hall

Thursday 16th July - Year 6 Leavers' Evening starting at 6pm in the Oaks' hall

If you haven't reserved your tickets yet, please send your reply slips into school as soon as possible.

We also really need a photograph of each of you taken before you started school.  Thanks to those of you who have already brought your photos in, if you haven't please do so soon!

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