Category Archives: Year 6

2018 Week 1 in Y6 …12th Jan

2018 Week 1 in Y6 …12th Jan

Welcome to 2018.  Happy New Year to all our readers!  Phew!  What a busy start to the year!  In Y6, it was straight down to business.  In a Science topic we began last term, we’ve been learning how to live longer.  To finish off this vital module, we’ve looked at the circulation system and in particular how to keep a healthy heart.  We’ve also looked at the dangers connected with smoking tobacco.  No children or animals were harmed in the making of these lessons.

22nd Dec…week 15 in Y6

22nd Dec…week 15 in Y6

While the Y3 and Y4 Christmas production focused on the religious aspects of the Yuletide season, Upper Key Stage 2 pupils took a more secular look at a well-loved Christmas tradition: the pantomime.  The last week of term saw three public performances of the Y5 & Y6 Christmas production: “Cinderella and the Seven Dwarves, Hansel…Read More

15th December…week 14 in Y6

15th December…week 14 in Y6

An extremely long and busy term draws to a close.  Are we too exhausted for hard English and Maths work? No!  Have we still got enough energy for Christmas art and design work?  Yes!!  Is the Creative Curriculum alive and well in Y6?  Absolutely it is!!!  We have been making a Christmas gift for a…Read More

Week 11 in Y6…24th November

Week 11 in Y6…24th November

Just back from an exciting week at High Borrans in the beautiful but rain-drenched and wind-swept Lake District.  The children showed a fantastic attitude to coping with the adverse weather conditions and got fully involved with a wide range of adventurous activities: caving, mountaineering, canoeing, orienteering, cliff-scrambling and climbing.  Evening activities included games, crafts and…Read More

Week 10 in Y6…17th November

Week 10 in Y6…17th November

This week was National Anti-Bullying Week.  It was marked in a variety of ways in Y6.  First, we worked together to create a Code of Conduct for us to adhere to when we’re representing our school but may not necessarily be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult, for example when we’re away at…Read More

Week 9 in Y6…10th November

Week 9 in Y6…10th November

Every Friday afternoon we make time in Y6 for a little spiritual reflection.  The children work in groups of three to plan and present a class liturgy on a theme of their own choosing.  With minimal teacher input they have created thought-provoking and prayerful liturgies on a range of topics including, recently, Gratitude and Fairness.Read More

Week 7 in Y6…20th October

Week 7 in Y6…20th October

Finally got round to starting some science this year!  As part of our Creative Curriculum topic on El Salvador we made that well-known item of Salvadoran street food, the pupusa – a sort of cheese-filled dough ball with coleslaw.  They tasted a whole lot better than they sound!  The science part of the work was…Read More

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

I’m back from a hectic few days teaching science in the beautiful Italian town of Tarquinia as part of our on-going Erasmus project, straight into the preparations for one of the best weeks in Y6 – the week of the Buddy assembly. The Y6 pupils have completed a superb hall display of pen portraits of…Read More