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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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  • 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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  • 19/10/18

    Historian Day

    Whole school took part in a Historian Day focusing on famous Historic Women from our Cornerstones topic.  Find out about how Year 6 learnt about the Historic Woman from WWII...
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  • 08/10/18

    Evacuee for the day

    Year 6 dressed as Evacuees to help inspire their Journey of Writing.  It started off with a Maths lesson where they were asked to work out the weekly cost of their family rations.  They even got to see an authentic Ration Book from the War thanks to Miss Jackson.     We wer...
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  • 06/10/18


    It has been a very special week in year six. After lots of hard work, written applications and interviews we have chosen our first ever Highlees Primary prefect team as well as a Head Boy and Head Girl. Well done to everyone that took part, but in particular a huge congratulations to Scarlett a...
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