Year 6 Blog

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

Darkside - a gripping reading!

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"It wasn't what he had expected. It wasn't like anything he had ever imagined. Jonathan stood motionless, barely breathing, and trying to take everything in. His senses were working overtime, struggling to make sense of the scene before him.

He had come out on to a narrow cobbled street that bubbled with a cauldron of voices: gabbled shouts, throaty cries, squawks of protest and snarled threats. A procession of horse-drawn carriages filed past in front of him, and Jonathan's ears reverberated to the rumble of the wheels and the loud clopping of hooves on the cobblestones. On either side of the street, a row of tall, soot-covered buildings leaned menacingly towards each other like boxers."

Chapter 9 "Darkside" Tom Becker

Miss Maugham has been working with a group of year 6 pupils in the afternoons to develop comprehension skills and depth of understanding about a text. The children have explored a very well written text and discussed why the author chose particular language features.

See if you can answer these questions about the extract above:

1. What effect do the concise sentences have at the beginning of this chapter? (1 mark)

2. Retrieve an example of: alliteraction, personification, metaphor (3 marks)

3. How do you think Jonathan is feeling at this point? (3 marks)

4. What do you think Jonathan expected? Why was he so surprised? (2 marks)


We can't wait to find out what happens next...


Revision! Revision! Keep Going Year 6!

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Just a quick note to say well done for all your fervent hard work – keep it up, we are very proud of you.

Use the bootcamps on this website to help with some daily revision:

Username: whc2016

Password: revision

All lower case and no spaces. Please particularly on SPaG, Literacy and Maths bootcamps. The image below is a link to the website.  Good luck! J


Happy Easter Year 6!

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Year 6 have enjoyed the final week of the Spring term. We’ve made origami rabbits and little egg models to take home in celebration. The teachers are very pleased with all the hard work the children have put in all term; keep it up Year 6!

Please be advised that Easter homework has been sent home as well as instructions for which CGP pages need to be completed over the break. Thank you for your co-operation with this, we wish you a very happy and safe Easter Holiday.

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Book Day, Theatre and Trips!

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Year 6 had a fabulous time celebrating World Book Day. We had a fantastic assortment of Roald Dahl dress up characters and the children read beautifully with their Year 2 friends. Arthur Terry very kindly performed their upcoming production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ for us this week, we loved the songs and super acting. It’s made us all look forward to our end of year production!

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We have an excursion booked for Wednesday 16th March to the National Memorial Arboretum, please ensure your slip has been returned and make sure you bring a warm coat! Also, please note the WOW project homework deadline is now Tuesday May 3rd as our topic will be carrying over into the start of the Summer term. 

Arty Maths - Exploring Circles

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This week Miss Maugham and Miss Johnston's maths groups have been looking at properties of circles. The children can name parts of a circle and use this information to solve problems.

In this lesson, the children explored how to create patterns by drawing circles and arcs with a compass.

Click on the link below to explore a further circle maths problem.

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Halfway through the year!

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We are happy to be starting our ‘Home Front’ topic centred around World War II. The children have furnished us with some amazing facts already and we look forward to seeing their homework creations at the end of term. Classes will be creating their own World War themed dances over the coming weeks too!

Keep working hard on your CGP tasks and remember to bring in the books for marking on a Friday. Keep an eye out for a letter coming home about our upcoming trip the National Memorial Arboretum.


Miss Maugham will be running a ‘SATs Surgery’ over the next few weeks. This is a valuable drop in opportunity to come and ask about any queries or problems you may have with some of the key concepts covered in Maths or SPaG. This will be from 8.30am on the specified days. She will be located in her office in the Oaks building. 

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?

charles darwin quote

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

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