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Year 6

Year 6


Welcome to Year 6, the adults in our classroom are:


             Class Teacher – Miss Miller      Learning Mentor - Mrs Hynes   Teaching Assistant – Miss Coles     






Here you will see all our fun learning for this year!  


P.E kids need to be in school all week.

P.E day Wednesday 

Our homework and reading homework is given out on a Friday, to be returned on the following Thursday. 


Our class email is








Term 3





Week 3


We have had Sanchez out this afternoon and even decorated his home!




Physical Activities with Mr Molland


The children took part in a session with Mr Molland. During this session, the children learnt about what happens to their bodies before and after physical activity. 

At the end of the session the children said they felt more energetic, calm, happy and that they felt good. 









In Science the children investigated which conditions yeast grows best in. They made predictions and observed their bags to see if their predictions were correct. 





Week 2


Year 6 had an exciting workshop with a World War 2 warden!




The children were checked by the warden and they were looking smart!





They sang and marched to 'Long way to Tipperary'



In art the children used still life and their observational skills to explore drawing and mark making.







The children drafted, edited and published their double page spreads on Biomes and climate zones to complete our humanities topic.  






In English this term, we will be looking at Philip Pullman's 'Grimm Tales'. We are working towards writing our own traditional tales. 



Some of our children had the opportunity to read to Fred the therapy dog this week. 










Term 2





Week 7


In Science, the children investigated whether wire length affects how a component in a circuit works. 




Christmas lunch 







Week 6


Year 5 and 6 had a workshop today from Kooth-mental health online counselling service! It was excellent. 


Kooth is the online service for supporting children and young people with mental wellbeing. The South West Kooth Team will be running a session on the 8th December for any parents and carers who would like to know more about Kooth.  



Christmas production of the The Magic Christmas Pot





Week 5






The children performed their playscripts of The Tempest. 






Week 4


This week in English, the children have been planning and writing their own playscripts based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. 



In Science, the children investigated circuits using one cell and then added another cell to see what happened. They were able to measure the brightness using a light sensor and record their findings.  



Mr Molland took the children out for P.E, where they enjoyed playing team games, and focused on personal best. 






Week 3


The children have been learning how to sew two pieces of material together ready for making their sustainable sandwich bags. 






The children made an anti-bullying poster in our Jigsaw lesson today following a group discussion on how to deal with bullying. 




Children wore odd socks to school today 


Week 2

A few children got the opportunity to meet Fred and read to him. 





In Science the children learnt about circuit diagrams, symbols used and how to draw a diagram with accurate symbols.







The children produced presentations on the biomes of the world.




Week 1


The children recapped what they have read so far of The Tempest then used drama to portray scenes from the play. 




We completed our amazing double page spreads on The Great Wars. 




The children took part in a variety of activities to celebrate and learn about the festival of light. 




Week 7


Today in Art,  the children used their puppets and set designs to perform to the class. 







Week 6


In Art the children made their puppets to go with their sets. 




In Music this term we have been learning the song Happy by Pharrell Williams. They have to sing the song and to play a glockenspiel along side. 


We have started our new book in English this week and today we explored the characters relationships and attributes. 





Week 5



In Art, the children added colour to their set designs. 





In computing this week, the children created a mind map of everyday problems that they could design an app for. They then used google to research apps for everyday problems. 






Today we had an inspiring visit from American author Jay Joseph. Joseph is a teacher in Bristol, who always wanted to write, and has recently released two books: Fire Boy and Pants on Fire. 

We found out that Joseph's passion for books started with comic books, when he was a child, and he has always loved superhero stories!

At the end of the talk, we were able to purchase his books and were lucky enough to have then signed. 






In English we had a debate around whether we should save the kelp forest. 





Week 4



In Art this week, the children have been using large scale materials to develop their set designs. 






The Year 6 reading champions received their first reed to read, review and share!



In computing,  the children explored location data, using google earth. 




In English, we have been writing letters outlining how we will save the kelp forests. 




Week 3



The children were very lucky to be presented with their very own dictionaries by George Horsfield and David Ray from Weston Rotary Club. 





In Art, the children have been studying an artist and sketching a set design. 





Year 5 and 6 girls took part in an inter school football tournament on Monday, they showed fantastic determination, sportsmanship and resilience. 




The children looked at some conflicts in British history, then researched the key events in the Battle of Hastings. 






Week 2



Olympic Legacy


Mr Molland visited key stage 2 to talk about the Olympics. During our session the children thought about and discussed the power of sport, the emotion, resilience and emotion involved. 

The children were reminded about being the best that they can be! 






This afternoon, we were lucky to have a guest appearance from Mr Hynes and Esme Bird from Bristol Bears. They took the children out for an exciting, fun filled rugby session! 


Thank you so much!






In English, the children created freeze frames in role as Ben and the whale from our class book 'The Hidden Forest'. They thought about what their character might have said. 






This week the children took part in a workshop where they learnt about self esteem and the power of words. Through this workshop the children learnt how to protect their self esteem, about being resilient and how words can affect people. 




In English,  the children were introduced to our book for this term 'The Hidden Forest'. They thought carefully about how they would describe the kelp forest using a range of devices.




Week 1


What a fantastic start to Year 6!



We have been discussing the Year 6 expectations along with familiarising ourselves with the grapheme charts, using dictionaries and our class charter.






Sanchez met the children!




Look out! You may be receiving one of these in the future.




We have had a fantastic morning in school, learning about Kandinsky and recreating one of his famous pieces of art. 




Cooking with Colsey!


The children created their own Frittata recipe on Wednesday ready to follow and cook on Thursday. They are looking delicious! yes How will they taste?












Designing and creating clay coil bowls. 










Kilve Court 



Year 6 arrived at camp ready for an exciting three days!





Off to the beach to hunt for fossils and crabs. 









Enjoying an ice cream before they head back. 



The campers having their first cooked meal before their evening activity!



The children had a great time orienteering tonight.




We have amazing climbers in Year 6!






Grass sledging this afternoon!





Mountain biking this afternoon was a challenge!





The children conquered the maze...eventually!