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Year 6 Blog

Welcome to Year 6 Blog.  We hope that you will enjoy finding out what both classes (Year 6 Walliams and Year 6  Morpurgo) get up to this year.

Mrs Morley and Miss Nicholls

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  • 10/01/19

    The Amazing Arctic

    Over the holidays our year sixes were very busy creating their 'Homework Hero' projects. This holiday it was their task to create an Arctic animal and from collages to papier mache models we have had it all.  Take a look at some of the amazing work below:   Our 'H...
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  • 03/01/19

    Frozen Kingdom launched...

    Year 6 launch their new topic Frozen Kingdom with a Top Secret mission provided by an explorer. They researched and found out some of the causes for the starvation of the picture of a polar bear sent by this explorer.       
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  • 18/12/18

    Merry Christmas!

    A huge Merry Christmas from everyone in year six.  We want to say have a fantastic holiday to all the children and well done for a great first term. We are looking forward to more learning after the holidays and the launch of our next topic 'Frozen Kingdom'. Don't fo...
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  • 14/12/18

    Christmas is Coming

    Year six have been getting festive, from Advent traditions to card making we have been getting ready for the holidays.  On Monday a group of fantastic year sixes investigated the Advent traditions from across the globe. In Mexico we found out that they walk from door-to-door singing carols a...
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  • 06/12/18

    Bright Sparks

    To finish off our Science topic this half-term our year sixes have become: electricians, engineers and scientists.  They were given the brief to create a model car with headlights, however the challenge was that they had to be able to switch the car lights on and off. To add to the difficult...
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  • 28/11/18


    Our Science this term continues with another investigation. This time our year sixes were finding out what conductivity is. We learnt about insulating and conductive materials and then set up an experiment of our own to uncover what everyday items could carry an electric current.  From cutle...
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  • 19/11/18

    Choose Respect

    To celebrate Anti-Bullying week, Highlees have been wearing odd socks to show that we are all unique.  This Anti-Bullying Week we are decorating and designing our own odd socks for an odd sock competition, and our school councillors will be choosing the best socks in each class. Just...
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  • 16/11/18

    A Day at Duxford

    Yesterday year six had a fantastic day at Duxford, to add to our topic learning. The day was filled with fascinating facts and lots of awe and wonder from the children.  In topic we have learnt all about Maureen Dunlop, one of the first female Spitfire pilots, and at Duxford we got to see a...
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  • 12/11/18

    Young Entrepreneurs

    Aspirations Day was a fun-filled day that got year six's entrepreneurial sides working. After our very special visit from Skilly Skillz, a beat-boxer, we set to work creating our very own business enterprises from just £10.  From company name and logo, to costings, advertising...
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  • 09/11/18

    Lest We Forget

    This week our year sixes have been remembering those that have fought for us in wars past and present. They have created a memorial that can be seen at the front of the school. We would like to thank Mrs Baker for working hard and cutting out around 300 poppies for our memorial.  As part...
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  • 06/11/18

    A Live Orchestra

    Sixty children from year four, five and six were lucky enough to hear Britten Sinfonia live at the Cresset on Tuesday. We were in the first ever audience to hear the orchestra play their full set live and absolutely loved every moment of it. The orchestra's performance, 'The Rapture'...
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  • 01/11/18

    Science Lights Up in Year Six

    First week back after half-term and year six are back in the swing of things.  In topic we are becoming newspaper reporters and are planning to write an article all about Maureen Dunlop, who we discovered on historian day last half-term. We have also begun preparing for Remembrance Day and a...
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