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Welcome to Year Six!

Friday 17th March 2023

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Friday 10th March 2023

Following World Book Day last week we worked on our competition entries to design a book token. In English we began to innovate, changing the model text and using tools from our toolkit to create our own tale based on Aladdin. In Maths we continued our work on statistics, looking at pie charts, using protractors to accurately measure sections on our charts. 

Well done to this weeks Gold Award Winners! 

Friday 3rd March 2023

This week we celebrated World Book Day, we enjoyed coming in as different book characters. We also took part in a live lesson on the BBC website where  the children had the opportunity to talk about their favourite books. In Maths we began a new unit looking at statistics. We drew and interpreted line and bar graphs. In English we finished our imitation stage and created a class toolkit before moving on to planning our innovation writing.  In PE we worked on balances in Gymnastics, building these into our sequence of moves. 

Well done to this week's Gold Award Winners! smiley

Friday 24th February 2023

This week we began our new Talk for Writing unit which focusses on characterisation and began to storymap Aladdin. In Maths we looked at the volume of different shapes. In Art we looked at the history of lino printing as we will be producing our own Brazillian inspired print by the end of the unit. In PE we undertook a range of circuits which included star jumps, shuttle runs and bench pressses to name a few!  A group of Year 6 children attended a Tag Rugby tournament at the Northern Gateway, where they displayed fantastic teamworrk and rugby skills. 

Well done to this weeks Gold Award winners!

Friday 10th February 2023

This week we enjoyed open classroom and sharing our homework. We also came to the end of our DT unit of work where we finished our carnival spoons. In English we wrote and presented a biography about our House Author and in Maths we continued learning about area and perimeter. We ended the week in non uniform, helping our local foodbank support families in our community :) 

Well done to this weeks Gold Award Winners: Sabina , Harry and Alfie

Friday 3rd February 2023

This week we began sewing our carnival costumes for our wooden spoons, they are coming along brilliantly but we have yet to finish to them. We enjoyed using Scratch in Computing to look at variables as part of programming and worked on classifying plants in Science. In English we completed our Independent Write, coming to the end of our first Talk for Writing Unit:)

We were joined by Ben from Tiny Rugby and were dazzled by some early homework submissions. 

Well done to this weeks Gold Award winners; Scarlett in Oak, Denny in Olive & Mila in Aspen.

Friday 27th January 2023

Our Brilliant Brazil topic is well underway, in Geography this week we looked at layers of the rainforest. We continued developing our samba dance moves in PE. Children also designed their carnival outfits in DT, where they measured and considered fabric type and colour. 

Also this week, our Library monitors began their role welcoming children across the school to our main library, logging books out and ensuring the library was tidy and well maintained. 

Well done to this weeks Gold Award winners! 

Friday 20th January 2023

This week we have continued exploring a range of Samba dance moves in PE alongwith looking at the instruments used as part of Music. We practised our sewing skills using running and cross stitch in preparation to make our carnival costume in DT. 

We were visited by Essex Police who delivered workshops centred on Cyber Crime and Knife Crime. 

Aspen enjoyed pairing up with Magnolia class for their weekly reading session:) 

Well done to this weeks Gold Award winners!


Friday 13th January 2023

We have had a wonderful start to 2023 starting with our new topic BRILLIANT BRAZIL. We have explored samba dancing in PE, created a double paged information factfile on Brazil and created a mood board for our carnival wooden spoon! 

We also got outside to practice our rugby skills, this week where we focussed on passing the ball effectively. In Maths we have been working on rounding, adding and subtracting decimal numbers. In English we began our next exciting unit, focussed on descriptive settings, called Red. 

Well done to this weeks Gold Award Winners! yes


Friday 16th December 2022

In our last full week at school before Christmas we enjoyed a visit to the Mercury Theatre, where we watched Beauty & the Beast. There was much laughter and a happy ending:) We came to the end of our DT unit of WW2 baking, where we used our own recipe to bake a cake. Fantastic effort from Rosie and Finley in Oak class, they were awarded player of the match in Dodgeball and they get to keep their medals!!!

It was also time to hand in Homework; we were blown away by the childrens WW2 creations!  

Well done to our Gold Award winners; Jayden in Oak Class, Zaynab in Aspen and  Cameron  in Olive class. 

Friday 9th December 2022

This week things turned very festive! We had Christmas jumper Day and Christmas lunch alongwith an afternoon filled with christmas activities. A group of children attended a Resillience workshop where they learnt how to overcome challenges. We bought our unit on electricity to an end by carrying out an experiment which looked at measuring sound created from a circuit. And finally a few children attended the Squash FInal at the Garrison, we won 'the most improved player' trophy and was awarded a certificate for taking part. 

Friday 2nd December 2022

This week we have continued to develop both our netball skills and Dodgeball skills in PE.  Both sports require agility, teamwork and resillience which Year 6 have been showing in abundence! We also took part in Elfridges on Friday, coming in without school unform. Well done to our Gold Award Winners Edamay in Oak Class, Kia in Olive Class and Bella Price in Aspen. 

Friday 25th November 2022

This week has seen Year 6 taking time out to support England at the World Cup! Spirits were high and lots of cheers could be heard around the school...COME ON ENGLAND! 

As part of our RE learning we  had a visitor join us to share his beliefs as a Humanist, the workshop involved Mr Stephenson sharing what it means to be a Humanist and opprtunites for the children to ask lots of questions. It was extremely enlightening and thought provoking. 

Fragrant aromas of freshly baked sponge cakes filled the corridors throughout the week, as Year 6 followed a ration recipe to bake a WW2 cake. 

Friday 18th November 2022

So much took place this week! We kicked off the week with a WW2 workshop and ended it with Children in Need on Friday. On Thursday a group of children attended the Roman Cup Squash tournament. In Maths we worked on Fractions, looking at improper fractions and mixed numbers and in Science we built our own circuit as part of our Electricity unit. 

Friday 11th November 2022

This week we remembered fallen soldiers. As part of Remembrance Day we created a piece of artwork.

Friday 4th November 2022

This week Year 6 went to The Garrison  to showcase their Squash skills.  The squash coaches were watching really carefully so they could select eight children to put forward to the Roman Cup tournament taking place in a couple of weeks time. 

Friday 21st October 2022

Today we had a scary hair and non-uniform day! There were so many creative and spooky hairstyles! We have also been reading a spooky story opening this week in our Reading sessions. We had to predict how the story could end. In Mathematics, we did long division which was definitely scary! We are feeling ready for our half-term and Halloween!

Monday 10th October 2022

Last week, Year 6 paired up with a Year 1 class for paired reading. We had a magical time delving back into the story books that we may have read all those years ago! We enjoyed reading with expression to the Year 1s and getting them to also read some of their story to us! Our teachers were really proud of us for handling oursleves so well!

Monday 3rd October 2022

Last week, year 6 had a great week. We practiced rallying and using our backhand in our squash lessons. We have really improved our skills over the past couple of weeks! We also, had the opportunity to experience secondary school life! We went to Stanway School and participated in many exciting new things! It has made us look forward to next year when we are Year 7s!

Monday 26th September 2022

Last week, in forest school, we made s'mores! We had so much fun making them around the campfire and enjoying each other's company. We then had some time to climb trees, build hammocks and ziplines, and catch some interesting bugs! We love to show the creepy crawlies that we catch to our forest leaders!

Monday 19th September 2022

Year 6 have enjoyed creating WWII themed art. We have explored the Blitz and how the sky would appear orange. We started off by painting our backgrounds then we added some silhouettes of London skylines and soldiers. Our final pieces look amazing and we are very proud of our work! 

Monday 12th September 2022

During our first week back at school, we learnt a lot of amazing things about our continent Asia. We did some multiplication using the ancient Chinese method, created a tourist leaflet about a place to visit, made origami lotus blossoms, created an Asian animal fact file, discovered the Terractotta Army and used watercolour paint to make a cherry blossom! We had lots of fun and learnt so many new things. #BackToSchool