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Year 6 (Class 7)

Welcome Back to Year 6!

posted 27 Sep 2017, 14:23 by Vicki Bowes

Year 6 have settled back into learning well trying to make every second of our learning count. We have completed our first piece of writing; a letter to our future selves, stating our hopes and aspirations of the year. When we open these letter s at the end of the year, will we have achieved our dreams? Alongside this we are making dream catchers to decorate our classroom with and hopefully make sure that we achieve our dreams. To make them we have had to follow instructions giving reading a real purpose.

We have spent each day completing resilient reader tasks. We are learning new skills that help us to understand, who the text is about, what the text is about, where it is set. We have been learning inference skills which help us to understand what is happening within the text. We are learning important skills such as being able to scan for words. We have picked out new and exciting vocabulary that hopefully we can begin to use.

We have been working hard this week to understand place value to one million and to 3 decimal places. We have also been practising new methods of working out multiplication.


Year 6 June Update!

posted 2 Jul 2017, 13:22 by Vicki Bowes

We have had a busy couple of weeks in Year 6. We have taken part in many sporting activities as part of sports week as well as taking part in our last sports day at Caldicotes! We enjoyed trying to skateboard and learning tricks on scooters.

We have also been busy creating a fictional story using London as the setting. To create the story we spent a day and a half working with Conrad Burdekin, an author. We very much enjoyed the time we spent with Conrad, as well as writing a story we also became exceedingly good at tongue twisters and enjoyed listening to Conrad’s many poems.

We have worked hard to complete a PLO (practical learning opportunity) working alongside the Nurture group. We had to put our reading skills into action following all the instructions without help. We also had to work as part of a team sharing out all the jobs between us. 

Tomorrow we will complete our week working with Shane from Outwood Academy. He is completing different activities with us to help us through transition.

February in Year 6!

posted 10 Mar 2017, 02:08 by Vicki Bowes


Every day our Year 6 class enjoy reading on the iPads. They are also developing their reading for meaning skills too.


We have focused upon story writing this term. We have used inspirational texts and our word wheels to extend our vocabulary when writing for an audience.

Year 6 are very proud of their completed stories.

Peer Mentors

This term the Year 6 are developing their roles as Peer Mentors for the younger children across our academy. It is a fantastic opportunity for them to share their skills, knowledge and expertise. 

London Meeting 08.03.17

posted 7 Mar 2017, 05:43 by Vicki Bowes

Year 6 January 2017 Update!

posted 3 Feb 2017, 06:16 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 06:37 ]

Year 6 have returned to school ready to work hard and be the best they can be. Every day is busy and focused upon developing our skills and resilience so we are ready for the challenges ahead.

Year 6 are completing a times table challenge. Who will be the last one standing?

We are beginning to plan our trip to London. We have completed lots of research about the numerous attractions that we could potentially visit. We have presented our ideas and suggestions in a report. Here are a few below.

You can see how the children proofread and edit their writing.


Our next writing challenge will involve lots of intrigue, myth, magic and mystery. Find out more very soon.

Year 6 November/December 2016 Update!

posted 3 Feb 2017, 03:25 by Vicki Bowes

Roald Dahl

School has been transformed! We have continued to celebrate the life and work of Roald Dahl. We are now looking at the text, Fantastic Mr Fox. Take a look at our fantastic scarecrows below. Can you recognise a few characters?

World Wars

Next we moved onto learning more about World War 1 and World War 2. Our fantastic writing and artwork are on display around the Academy.

Armistice Day 2016

Goodbye to 2016

This year we have all worked hard to make our best better and to support the aims of our Academy. This is our celebration board and it can be found outside our classroom.

Year 6 - The first week back!

posted 16 Sep 2016, 06:40 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 16 Sep 2016, 06:49 ]

During our first week in year 6 we have been getting back into the daily routines of school, things such as daily handwriting.

Here is a photo of Josh taking part in a Science investigation.

We had an internet safety talk with Miss Foster from the children's charity Barnardo's. She told us how to stay safe online and what personal information we should not give out to people as they might not be who we think they are. She told us about apps and websites that are safe and fun for children our age to use. 

We have a Roald Dahl theme in school for the next few weeks as it would have been his 100th birthday. We have been doing some research about the famous author and reading his book ‘Boy’. We have been writing about ourselves as we are going to write our own autobiographies. This is linked to this weeks homework of talking about your family with your child.

During ICT we have read the opening to Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, we have made story boards ready to make comic strips on Comic Life. Our next step is to make the characters ready to use in the comic strips.

We have started investigating number in Maths looking at Place Value, decimals, percentages and multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. 

During PE we will look at fitness, we will do fitness tests and see if our fitness increases over the following weeks. We will discuss our circulatory system and heart as part of our fitness topic.

National Storytelling Week!

posted 9 Feb 2016, 02:19 by Vicki Bowes

We absolutely loved National Storytelling Week in year 6! We have done lots of activities to do with reading all through the week.

We took part in the whole school competition to see who could read the most stories! We are eagerly awaiting the results!

In English we have begun to look at many different Greek myths and we have discovered that myths are one of the oldest ways of telling stories. Up to now our favourite one is Pandora’s Box.

During National Storytelling week we had the fantastic opportunity to share some stories with children from Nursery and Year 1. We read to each other and asked each other questions about the books.

Sophie, from year 6 said “I enjoyed the shared reading because I had never read to a younger child before. I learnt that you need to speak slowly and ask clear questions to a year 1 child."

Daniel, from year 6, said “I enjoyed the shared reading because I asked lots of questions and answered interesting questions from the year 1s. I learnt to speak slowly when read reading a book to someone else.” 


Week 15 in Year 6 - Happy New Year!

posted 12 Jan 2016, 06:22 by Vicki Bowes

We have been very busy in year 6 during the first week back. In maths we have been looking at area, perimeter and volume of shapes.

Here is our new working wall which we follow during maths lessons: 

In English we have been practising key skills from our writing check list. These have included: fronted adverbials, relative clauses and determiners. Challenge your child to explain their meaning!

In Science we have begun to look at electricity. We all created a complete circuit, named the components and looked at what would happen when we added extra bulbs or batteries and changed the wires.

During our project sessions we have been focusing on the Ancient Greeks. We made a layer cake to look at the different styles of pottery throughout Ancient Greek times. We also loved sampling the layer cake after the lesson too!

We have also created our very own Greek pots using clay. We are looking forward to decorating these! Keep a look out for the finished products!

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