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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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  • 13/03/20

    Alma

    This week we have been writing suspense stories. The children watched the video, https://www.literacyshed.com/alma.html, and created their own story about a little girl who finds a doll that looks exactly like her. The year sixes investigated using vocabulary and sentence structure to make...
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  • 28/02/20

    Historic Timelines

    Since half term we have been started to look at the significance of the Titanic's sinking in our history lessons. But first we had to discover when this historical event was. From the Stone Age, through to the present day, our year sixes have been exploring British history and creating fantastic...
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  • 31/01/20

    Dear Mr Prime Minister

    This week our year six children have written to the Prime Minister to ask him to consider doing more to prevent the consequences of global warming. The children are very passionate about our impact on the planet and discussed many issues in their letters, from plastics in the ocean to the Australian...
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  • 24/01/20

    Polar Explorers

    Continuing with Frozen Kingdom, the year sixes have delved further into their learning this week. Last week they found out about the race to the South Pole and the brave journeys Scott and Amundsen took. Now, the year sixes have investigated their own explorers; from other expeditions to the...
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  • 16/01/20

    Frozen Kingdom

    Welcome back to a brand new term, a brand new year and a brand new topic for our year six children. This term we will be learning all about Frozen Kingdoms. So far we have looked at the difference between the North and South Pole, as well as learnt why they might be under threat...
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  • 14/11/19

    Fingerprints

    To start off our new topic, ID, the year sixes learnt all about unknown soldiers this week. We learnt about how forensics was used to identify many of the brave men that died during WWI and WWII, as well as how many different strategies were used to identify soldiers with no known identity...
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  • 01/11/19

    Fallen Fields

    Welcome back for this half term. Our year sixes have been doing some fabulous work already this half term, including writing, research, and art all for our new topic: Fallen Fields. For the next 2 weeks we will be focusing on World War One - learning about the history of the war as well as the lives...
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  • 04/10/19

    The Workhouse

    This week has been a wonderful week of writing. To continue our 'Revolution' topic the year sixes have been learning about the unpleasant reality of the Victorian Workhouse. This week we took on the persona of a workhouse inspector and wrote formal letters of complaint to the workhouses. Her...
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  • 19/09/19

    Dahl Day

    This week we have been celebrating our author of the month. From our various Early Morning Activities that have included analysing Dahl's use of speech to create characters to creating our own Dahl characters we have been doing everything Dahl this week.  Morpurgo class shared some amazi...
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  • 13/09/19

    Welcome Back

    We're off to a fantastic start already in year 6 and our new classes are raring to go. In the first few days we have started off our new topic 'Revolution' all about Victorian Britain and have learnt some fascinating facts about Victorian inventions. The year sixes created a big timeline...
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