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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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  • 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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  • 07/02/19

    A Global Summit

    Despite having a busy week in year six, we have still found some time to save the planet amongst our practice SAT tests.  If you remember Nukilik, the starving polar bear from the start of the term, you will know that it has been our mission to try and save these amazing...
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  • 01/02/19

    Germs, Global Issues & Geometry

    This week the year sixes have been very busy. From discovering how germs culminate and grow, to calculating area, perimeter and volume of different shapes, we have been learning lots of new skills.  Walliams class have continued with our global issue investigations, discovering the consequen...
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  • 24/01/19

    Our Planet

    As part of our Science topic this half-term we have been looking at the changes to Earth over time. This week the year sixes looked into global issues including: deforestation, global warming, ozone depletion and acid rain.  The children have begun creating scientific posters about these iss...
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  • 18/01/19

    Letters to the Prime Minister

      Remember the starving polar bear, Nukilik, we are trying to save.  This week our year sixes have taken their plight to save the polar bears one step further; we have been writing letters to Theresa May. In our letters we have decided that there should be more funding going towa...
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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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