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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!  


We will need our swimming kit on a Friday 

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


Our class email is




Term 1






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.













Term 6

Our final week together!


Year 6 arrived at Crealy for a fun filled day of adventure!











The children had a wonderful day at Uphill beach.










Week 6


Some fantastic projects completed by our Year 6 isolators.











Sharing some memories of our amazing year together.









Week 5



The children in year 6 took part in a crime and consequence workshop run by Avon and Somerset Police. They had discussions about what is classed as a crime, why we have laws and the age at which you can be arrested. They looked at a range of scenarios and discussed the outcome of them and what they could do in these situations. 




Sports Day 



The children enjoyed a fun afternoon of sporting activities. Javelins were thrown, goals were scored and attempts at the longest jump were made. They also competed in running races, hurdles and relay races. 












Professor Fluffy Workshop

Today, year 6 have their Professor Fluffy workshop! We have been thinking about our likes, aspirations and role models and then completed a university based word search! 



The children listened to some interviews with university students to find out why they went to university. 


We are getting creative and unleashing our inner entrepreneur to create our own businesses selling donuts!



Fantastic donut businesses!





We have been making our own mortar boards in preparation for our virtual graduation this afternoon. 





The children are ready for their graduation.



The children really enjoyed their Professor Fluffy University experience!



We finally got to meet the chicks this morning and we absolutely loved them!






We have had a busy day with Splitz gym providing taster sessions for Years 3 to 6. It was a great opportunity to try something different, working on balance, coordination, strength and team work. 

Great job everyone! 





Today the children took part in a sun safety workshop where they had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities. Some great posters were created!








In science the children drew diagrams showing the moon rotating around the Earth and the Earth around the moon. 





In English the children created the final paragraph for their non-chronological reports. 


Week 4



The children used expanded noun phrases to describe their Hexapod.





Today the children wrote detailed paragraphs about the anatomy of their Hexapods. 



The children produced swimming themed posters. These included facts about famous swimmers, different strokes and swimming at the Olympics. 





In science, the children used their researching skills to find out about Aristotle's theories and how we know the Earth is spherical. They then used a spherical object and figure to demonstrate how they know that the Earth is spherical. 




Today the children read a text which is linked to our Science topic this term on Space. The children answered questions and used the description of the dome to draw and label a diagram. 



In computing the children learnt about Morse Code and compared it to using semaphore which they learnt about last week. They did a fantastic job at cracking the code!




Week 3


The children had a fantastic time on camp at Barton Hall. They enjoyed taking part in many exciting activities including, zip wire, Jacob's ladder, rifle shooting, robot wars, buggy building, orienteering, team building, swimming and abseiling. 

To see more photos of the children's camp experience follow our Facebook page. 



We have a fun filled three days while the rest of our class are on camp. This morning we have been researching famous artists - finding out fun facts about them, looking closely at their work and finding out what inspired them. We then looked at Van Gogh's Starry night painting and recreated it. 






The children have created and written a recipe for their own unique Frittata ready to cook and taste tomorrow. 


This afternoon the children went swimming and had a fun session learning how to play water polo.




Today the children got cooking and made their Frittatas






Tasting our creations!




Clay coil bowls



The children designed and created a coil bowl by following a tutorial. 











Our final day before the rest of the team return from camp. We have been had a go at making our own God’s Eye weaving, or Ojo de Dios, it is a simple weaving technique of Mexican origin which has spiritual significance to it’s original creators, the Huichol people of western Mexico. The children really enjoyed getting creative and showed great determination and resilience. 





Later we checked on the school wormery, they are hard at work making the compost. 





This afternoon, we made camp fire oranges which we put in the fire pit and then toasted marshmallows. 






Week 2




This term our topic is about cryptography. This week we have been learning to send and receive messages in semaphore. 








In Jigsaw this week we have been thinking about our self and body image. We created the 'perfect' man and woman and discussed ways that we can turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts. 


Week 1


We have had an exciting first week back filled with swimming, forest school, Samba, along with our new book in English 'Boy in the Tower'. 


Samba Workshop


Today, year 6 took part in a Samba workshop with Mrs Clough from North Somerset Music Service. During this session, the children learnt about the origin of Samba music and how it is part of Brazilian culture.  They looked at instruments they had previously learnt about and were introduced to new ones. After a warm up, the children were shown how to play each of the instruments, then they had the opportunity to play each one. Finally, they put together some Samba music as a class and then in groups.

We certainly got into the carnival spirit!










Forest School


In our first forest school session the children explored their environment and searched for creatures that live in our local area. We enjoyed taking part in some team building activities and ended with some sketching of the landscape.  








Term 5




Week 6


This week in English the children have been journalists reporting on the death of Emily Wilding Davison in 1913. They then created campaigns with a slogan which they presented to the class. 




In Science this week the children carried out their planned experiment to find out which beak is the most suitable.







Week 5


This week in Jigsaw the children looked at and discussed different scenarios where people are trying to gain power or control of others. They then created a piece of drama to show the rest of the class how the person affected might try to deal with it. 


In R.E this week the children worked in teams to investigate the ways in which Muslims lead good lives. 



Week 4


Today the children took part in a workshop about Child exploitation from Operation Topaz. 

The children learnt about keeping safe while using Apps on their devices. 


The children enjoyed working together to plant trees with Mr Thomas. 






This week the children finished their balanced arguments about an endangered animal of their choice which we have been working on for three weeks. 


Week 3


Takeover Tuesday

Year 6 are in charge of takeover Tuesday! We've been multiplying fractions in Maths this morning. 




It's breaktime! Time for bagels and mile a day. 





We have been sorting words in spelling- does it end in -tial or -cial?





In English, we are writing discussion texts; today, we are researching endangered animals as part of our planning!



We are always trying to beat our personal bests in our arithmetic tests! Last week, we all beat our personal best! Fingers crossed for this week.




At lunchtime we played cricket and golf!




We have been looking at Anglo Saxon society this afternoon! We certainly wouldn't want to break the law in Anglo Saxon times!



In Science this week, the children made a family of marshmallow monsters using an inherited characteristics chart to understand how living things produce offsrping of the same kind but normally this offspring varies. 





Week 2


Design and Technology


The children took part in a Seesaw activity where they thought about Mexican food. During this lesson they carried out some sensory evaluations. 








We wrote and performed speeches about saving endangered animals. 






The children learnt to participate in short discussions, asking how their partner was and responding. 





Week 1



Our class had a virtual assembly where we learnt all about 'Kooth' which is a website that provides free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling. The whole team are made up of friendly and experienced individuals who want to help children from 10 years old. 



In Geography,  the children produced some fantastic double page spreads showcasing the knowledge they have gain while learning all about Japan. 






In History,  the children had their first lesson on Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings. They created a profile page for an invader after learning about who invaded Britain during this era, why and how. 











Welcome to Year 6

Term 4



Week 6




Today the children worked in teams to annotate a mind map to show the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on how the human body functions. 






  This week the children wrote and published their Grimm Tales. Fantastic pieces of work were produced by all. 











During guided reading the children used our quiet reading area to complete their pre read. 



This week in English,  the children are preparing to write their own tale in the style of the Grimm's Tales we have been focussing on in class.  They have been thinking about the characters and their characteristics.  They have looked closely at the key features in the tale and are including them in their very own tale.  









Today the children spent the day learning how to ride their bikes safely on the roads. First the children were taught how to check their bikes to ensure they are safe to ride on the road. Then we rode around the playground to learn the basics of stopping safely and using hand signals. After play, and a hot chocolate to warm us up, we were off on the road. While out and about the children learnt to pull away from the kerb, stop correctly, manoeuvre around stationary vehicles and turn left out of a junction.  In the afternoon the children learnt how to turn right out of a junction and then to end out day they went on a ride around the estate. 

Week 4

This week the children have used drama to understand how the circulatory system helps the to body function. The children worked in groups to look closely at how the blood pumps around the body and then put this into a dramatisation of the process. 




In English this week the children have been looking at more Grimm's Tales thinking about the common characteristics and identifying emotions within the text. 



The children were also comparing and contrasting between the tales Snow White and Cinderella. . 

The children wrote their own monologues as if they were Cinderella. 






Week 3

The team are back together!


March 8th 2021

 We are thrilled to have all of the children back in school. 



P.E with Mr Molland




We found countries on a map using coordinates and used longitude and latitude to describe their position. 




The children listened to the tale of Faithful Johanne and identified features within. 












Week 2





Week 1


Welcome to Year 6 




Term 3


Week 6 

Ancient Greeks






Week 5 


Week 4

Reminder to all children

Please log on to your Seesaw account daily and complete the lessons set by Miss Miller.

If you have any problems then contact the year 6 team through Seesaw or contact the school office.


Week 3

Reminder to all children

Please log on to your Seesaw account daily and complete the lessons set by Miss Miller.

If you have any problems then contact the year 6 team through Seesaw or contact the school office.

History                                                            PE with Joe


Dance Along




Week 2

Reminder to all children

Please log on to your Seesaw account daily and complete the lessons set by Miss Miller.

If you have any problems then contact the year 6 team through Seesaw or contact the school office. 


Take over Tuesday


Today Year 6 took over the Oldmixon Facebook page by showcasing some of the fantastic work produced in school and by our children working from home. 

Please take a look and give us a like! 



Week 1

 We are so proud of our class for their fantastic hard work on Seesaw this week. Keep up the good work and if you have any problems,  please don't hesitate to contact us through Seesaw or an email to the office. 


Look at what we've been doing this week. 







Term 2

Week 7

What a fantastic way to start the last week of term! We had a virtual assembly about Christingle and then every child had the opportunity to make their very own. 




This week has been filled with fantastic , festive activities. We have enjoyed performing for the Christmas showcase, danced our socks off at our Disco, opened presents, played games and completed a Christmas workout with Mr Molland. 


Week 6


Santa Dash



Well Done Year 6 we raised £143.50






Week 5


Don’t forget to log onto Seasaw for this week’s homework. 
We have had fantastic Road Safety posters this week. 
Well done team! 



This week in DT the children have been deciding which Biome they are going to recreate in a box. They will be working in pairs, researching key features and creating their very own biomes. 

This week in Music we used the Glockenspiels to play along to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams. 




In our Jigsaw lesson the children created freeze frames to show power. 


Today we brought in baubles to help decorate the whole school Christmas tree, each child received a chocolate treat for their contributions. 


Well done to Gia who won the Christmas card design competition and has had her design printed and it will be sent out to all our families for Christmas. 





Week 4


Congratulations Year 6 for being so committed to your education and working together to be top class attenders for 2 weeks running. 

We are so proud of you!


Today in Geography the children logged onto their Seesaw online learning programmes, where they learnt more about the biomes within the Grand Canyon. They focussed on the Riparian Biomes located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. 


In English the children have been writing a balanced argument  which include rhetorical questions and thinking carefully about the types of conjunctions to use. The children then generated their own success criteria and have been using this to peer assessing their work. 





Week 3


This week in English the children have been gathering information for a non-chronological report, thinking about how it will be organised, edited and presented. 


On Monday the children took part in ODD SOCK Day for Anti-Bullying week . 

We are United against Bullying. 



The children completed their book in Geography 'What are the biomes of the World?



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

Week 2

 On Tuesday, the children used the laptops to research the answers to the questions they generated on Monday about kelp forests. 


Monday's independent Maths lesson, the children followed a task planner to complete a range of activities. All children had a specific amount of time to complete all tasks. Time management was key in this lesson, being organised, managing distractions and using our Maths checklists were also important. 





In English the class watched a video clip on Kelp forests, they took notes, retrieving key information ready to present.   

Week 1


Today we started our new English book 'The Hidden Forest', the children used collage to create their own scene from Jeanie Baker's illustrations. The children have been thinking about how they would describe the underwater kelp forests that grow in the shallow ocean waters. They produced fantastic descriptive pieces of writing along with beautiful collages using a range of mediums. 




The children worked together to create freeze frames from when Ben met the Whale in addition to this they wrote diary entries as if they were Ben. 


In Maths the children have been solving word problems which focus on short division, we then moved onto long division and have many long division experts in class. 


Week 8


Well it is the last week of term 1 and the children have been fantastic!

We have had a busy week publishing our playscripts, rehearsing and performing them in teams to the class. We definitely have some budding actors and actresses amongst us!






Week 7


Year 6 had a visit today from the local PCSO's who gave a great talk about hate crime, making the children aware of what it is. They had some great discussions and the children all really enjoyed speaking to them!


Week 6


Year 6 independence and resilience day

This term, we have been focussing on following instructions, managing our time, using a computer effectively, note taking, working independently and managing our distractions.

On Friday the 9th of October, we had our independence and resilience day, where we followed a set of instructions for a whole day of learning!

Here’s how it went:

Ollie: The tasks were really fun and learning to be more independent has helped with my Maths and English.

Connor: It’s been quite an experience especially for getting us ready for secondary school. Note taking has been really helpful and I feel more prepared to do home learning.

Oscar: I hope we continue to do this as it helps me to keep focussed.

Gia: It’s helping us with our learning as before we were relying on teachers too much. It is a priority for us to be resilient as we won’t get as much help at secondary school.

Alisha: I like it because if we get stuck we have strategies to help us. I’m also more aware of the time when completing a task.

George: I enjoy working independently usually so I am really enjoying it.

In year 6, we are independent because we:

  • Use ‘what to do if I’m stuck’ checklists
  • Have generated our own English and Maths checklists to help us understand what to do next
  • Know what we are learning
  • Use computers for various activities
  • Use our grapheme checklist to support our spelling
  • Have a class charter and tips for staying focused in the classroom
  • Use our working walls (vocabulary, English, Maths, History)











This week we have been continuing our work on building independence and resilience in all areas of our learning. In Art the children selected their own resources to enable them to produce a self portrait while following step by step instructions. 




In RE this week the children followed written instructions to locate a video clip on line, they took notes while watching the video and answered questions. Fantastic independent learning! 



Week 5

This week we have been focussing on some key skills to enable our children to be resilient and independent learners.  


Science - Today the children's independent task was to log onto the computer and access a Science lesson on Oak National Academy, they followed a lesson 'How do we see light?' took notes and completed a quiz at the end. 



English - Following written instructions to perform a playscript inspired by Shakespeare. The children worked in pairs to create an additional scene from our class book 'The Tempest'. They then rehearsed and performed it to the class. 


Computing - The children needed to watch a video and take notes. 


In our Jigsaw lesson this week the children thought about how they could promote our Class Charter, they came up with some great ideas including a rap, web page, Power point and posters. 




Don't forget 


Grab a Bag 

Thursday 1st October 2020

Week 4


Wow, week 4 already! The children have settled back into school well, learning new routines and adapting to a new way of learning. 



This week we have been thinking about our safety while online, taking part in a whole school e-safety poster design competition. The winning class poster will be displayed in class and the overall winning poster will be displayed around school. 




In English the children have been writing character descriptions on characters from our class book 'The Tempest'. Along the way we have been learning more about the language used in the era when William Shakespeare wrote this play. 





Week 3

This week during our computing session the children recapped their basic skills. They opened a Word document inserted a picture and saved it. 



We have worked together to create an Eagle for our whole school display on 'After the Fall'  To make the Eagle we used feathers and paint for the wings, layered gold paper for the body and with pastel used our mark making skills for the legs. 




Today (Thursday) our children were very lucky to be presented with a beautiful Dictionary by Norma Johnston  President of The Rotary Club Weston and David Ray our Chair of Governors. The children will use their Dictionaries in class during the year and then take them on to secondary school. 




Week 2

Friday afternoon and it's our second PE session of the week. The children took part in a warm up session, then onto an activity where they had to focus and react as quickly as possible. A great game of throw tennis completed the session. 





This week the children have had their first P.E session with Bex. Over the next term the children will be looking at their personal fitness and conditioning, focussing on their personal best. 





Today we designed and tested paper planes, thinking about fair testing, remembering to only change one variable.   This is linked to our class focus 'After The Fall'



Which paper plane flew the furthest?

In English this week the children have been creating poems inspired by 'After The Fall' 


Week 1

We have had a wonderful first day back to school, the children have been enthusiastic and ready to embrace Year 6. 

As a class we thought carefully about our learning charter, discussing our rights, responsibilities, rewards and possible consequences as a team. We then generated our learning charter which is displayed in our class. 

How will this charter help us to achieve our goals?


This afternoon the children took part in team games outside, we focused on moving in different ways while communicating efficiently to work as a team. 




The children came into an activity based on building self esteem and self worth. 

You are eggcellent! 








Today the children have been following written instructions in Maths to play dice games. These games focused on our place value, times table and addition and subtraction knowledge. 






Real PE

The children took part in their first 'real PE' session, this is a new PE scheme that we are following as a school. In today's session the children's focus was ball skills. 

  • How to keep the ball moving.
  • Keeping our heads up and looking forward.
  • Concentrating on how to perform the movements smoothly to begin with and then increase our speed.


We were also trying to use different tactics and strategies to see what worked well, tried thinking ahead to see where space was and thought about how we know when we are successful. 




What a fantastic start to Year 6 !