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Year 6 Events
Autumn Term 2018

Reindeer Run
Year 5 and Year 6 participated in a Reindeer Run on Friday 14th December to raise money for Mary Stevens hospice.  We raised over £400 for the hospice and all pupils were engaged and extremely enthusiastic about the event. Thank you to all parents and pupils who donated money to the hospice.

Homage to Henri Rousseau
In Year 6 Art our pupils are learning about world travel and adventure. We studied the artist Henri Rousseau. The pupils drew flowers from observation and used a range of mixed media. Here are some of our fantastic jungle artworks.


Year 6 Information Evening

Thank you to all the parents that attended the Year 6 Information Evening. All resources and handouts are attached for those parents that could not make the event.
The school calculation strategies can be found in the Year 6 curriculum area of the website.

English Glossary     Guided Reading Questions     Literacy Parents Lesson
Information for Parents     Year 6 Parents Meeting - Maths Presentation     SATS Booklet for Parents 2018

Trip to the Natural History Museum in London
Last week as part of their Learning Journey, our entire Year 6 cohort went on an exciting expedition to the Natural History Museum in London. There they took part in a special show which taught them all about earthquakes and volcanoes. They witnessed tremors devastate a model town and watched how this was recorded on an actual seismometer. Volunteers helped measure the flow of lava as hot wax was poured down to destroy the model town.

In the museum itself the pupils had the opportunity to explore the dinosaurs, examining bones and fossils ensuring they took lots of photos to help them with their learning when they returned to school. Their behaviour was exemplary and they represented the school with pride. Well done Year 6! 


Summer Term 2018
Outdoor Adventure Trip to the Pioneer Centre 2018

108 Year 6 pupils went to the Pioneer Centre from 2nd to 4th July and had a fantastic time learning new skills and experiencing many adventurous activities. They all showed bravery, resilience and determination with impeccable behaviour and manners throughout the trip. It was a pleasure taking them. We want to thank each child who came, and we are disappointed it’s all over.


Racing for Schools

This half-term, Year 6 have been putting Maths into action by taking part in Racing to Schools. Each class has gone to a local racecourse and completed a number of outdoor Maths learning opportunities. The children have enjoyed their day out, particularly watching the races. Well done Year 6! 

Spring Term 2018

Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round

Congratulations to Isaac in Year 6 who scored high enough on the Primary Maths Challenge in November to be invited to take part in the bonus round in February.  Impressively, he gained a Silver Award for his achievements in the bonus round - a brilliant achievement!

KS2 66 Times tables Competition

Well done to all those pupils that have improved their times table scores and times again, since October. 82 pupils managed to answer all 66 questions correctly, with another 39 pupils only losing 1 or 2 marks. Last year’s record of 1 minute 3 second was broken by Ben in year 5 with an amazing 1minute! (That is more than a question a second – amazing!)

Remember this basic skill is extremely important across the curriculum. In lessons, most groups are currently working on multiplication and division or starting fractions – times tables and division facts are everywhere in these topics. Keep practising for the next competition.  (See links in Maths homework Support to ‘Hit the Button’) 

Autumn Term 2017

KS2 Primary Maths Challenge 14th November

The most able mathematicians in Years 5 and 6 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge.  This challenged them to think differently to normal maths lessons.  Well done to all the pupils that took part showing excellent resilience.  An extra well done to the pupils who achieved a bronze, silver or gold certificate for their high scores.

Try the question below:
Year 5 Maths sums

Monday 13th November: KS2 Inspirational Speaker
Jim Gump - Marathon Runner and Motivational Speaker spoke to KS2 pupils and took them for running activities on Monday afternoon.

Wednesday 27th September to Thursday 28th September: Year 6 Trip to the British Motor Museum
Year 6 visited The British Motor Museum where they embarked in a journey back in time to the very start of World War One. The pupils were recruited into the army, became real medics, inspecting real soldiers and even got a tour of a real tank! 
We all learnt a great deal and the behaviour of the students was exemplary; even a member of the public came to tell the teachers how beautifully behaved the children were. Well done Year 6 for such a fantastic trip.