Welcome to Year 6

It’s only week three and already Year 6 have been swamped with exciting and invigorating curriculum coverage, lessons and visitors. We are loving our new class novel Holes which we are reading in literacy as well as Fireweed, our class reader. This text is all about children living through WW2 in London, helping the children… More

Animal Adaptation

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On Friday 23rd March, Year 6 welcomed Paul and his colleague to school where they turned our classrooms into an Animal Adaptation game show; if David Attenborough did panto, that show would have been it! Classes competed with each other, thinking like scientists exploring a variety of ways in which animals adapt to their environments. Following that,… More

The Heart of the Matter

At the end of last term we had a fascinating trip to the Hancock museum, in Newcastle, to end our topic on the heart.

Debate Club

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Mr Smith set us a new challenge this month – to start a debate club! Keen to try new things the Y6 students immediately jumped to the challenge and began to prepare their speeches for the upcoming event – a debate against the pupils at Horton Grange, discussing whether or not the Suffragettes were right… More

Homework Project!

The time has come again to start thinking about homework project ideas! As you know, Year 6 are studying: ‘The Circle of Life’ which means we have been finding out about: the circulatory system; the anatomy of the human body; the respiratory system and evolution and inheritance. Therefore, we are looking for the most creative,… More

Blood

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Our main science topic is ‘ The circle of Life’ and we began our investigations by looking at the components that make blood. We studied the function and percentage of each component and then used cheerios, marshmallows, oats and food colouring to make our own blood! 

Light investigation.

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What an extremely busy and productive week we have had! Our first science investigations were all about light. How does it travel? Can it bend? What colour is it?  

Anti-bullying Week

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We studied propaganda posters as part of our WW2 project and decided to use some of the designs we had researched to make our own posters for anti-bullying week.

Halloween

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Year 6 all had a fantastic time at our Spooky Halloween Extravaganza.

STEM week

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The Year 6 challenge for STEM week was to create a moving vehicle using either elastic bands or balloons. We were all  amazed at the resourcefulness and resilience demonstrated by the children in Atlantis and Neptune and have no doubt that there are some budding scientists and engineers in our midst.