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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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  • 13/06/19

    The Safety Challenge

    This Thursday year six enjoyed an afternoon of learning about how to stay safe. Water safety, fire safety, road safety and Internet safety - our year sixes now have some skills they can use to help them stay safe in the world around them. Please make sure you ask the year sixes what they learnt a...
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  • 06/06/19

    A Derbyshire Adventure

    This week some of our fantastic year sixes headed off to Derbyshire for a fun-filled adventure. From the 517 metre heights of Mam Tor, to the -200 metre depths of Speedwell Caverns, the year sixes definitely explored the highs and lows of the Peak District. On Monday we ventured out on our 2.5 ho...
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  • 06/06/19


    What a fantastic three days Year 6 had being spies and detectives! Every day started by opening a named envelope with a secret message...would they be a spy or detective for the day? Spies had secret tasks to complete whilst detectives had to use their best detective skills to try and work out who t...
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  • 17/05/19

    Have an 'ice' Weekend

    Congratulations Year Six! Our SATs week has finished and we have done lots of things to celebrate this Friday. From making Jungle-themed art for our relaxing reading corner to fish and chips and ice skating the year sixes have definitely been celebrating.    We had a picnic l...
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  • 10/05/19

    One Week To Go

    During our final week before SATs our year sixes have been working their socks off. We are extremely proud of everything they have done and know that they will all do their best next week. As our final day before SATs we decided the year sixes needed a well-deserved break - in the form of some...
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  • 26/04/19

    Summer Term!

      Welcome back to all our fantastic year sixes, I hope you're all ready for an amazing Summer Term.  It has been a busy start to the term, with the year sixes getting straight back into routine. This week we have also started our new Science topic 'Light'. We learnt about...
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  • 29/03/19

    The Wizarding World of Highlees

    After a busy week doing mock SATs the year sixes have a well-deserved day off. Today we finished our Global Projects - thinking about how to save the planet. We then got crafty making some Mother's Day cards. But the main event was our Harry Potter sleepover.  We started with a Harry Pot...
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  • 21/03/19

    Science in the News

    This week we decided to do something different when writing up our Science experiments - we got creative. Instead of writing a Science investigation our year six writers drafted a news story all about what they had uncovered. Walliams class were even able to apprehend some criminals using their know...
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  • 14/03/19

    Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

    Year six have been investigating forces this week in two different science experiments.  Morpurgo class have been looking into air resistance. They found out that objects with a larger surface area stay in the air longer - this is due to air resistance. They investigated this further by crea...
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  • 08/03/19

    World Book Day

    Over the past two weeks we have been writing short stories for KS1 children. Our stories follow the journey of a young polar bear wandering through the Arctic in search of his mum. The year sixes have written some beautiful pieces of work and some have even been entered into BBC 2's 500 Words Co...
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  • 28/02/19

    Mindfulness in the Morning

    This half-term was off to a relaxing start as our year sixes enjoyed their very first early morning yoga session. Every Monday from 8:40 the year sixes will be stretching, posing and relaxing to get ready for the week. A huge thank you to Miss Jarvis, who is running the sessions for us.  We...
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  • 15/02/19

    Happy Half-Term

    The final week of this half-term has been focused on poetry this week. With the year sixes investigating lots of different types of poetry - particularly poems about animals and nature.  One of the poems we enjoyed was 'The Visitor' by Valerie Bloom.  We have also finishe...
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