Welcome to Class 6

Class Teachers: Mrs Richards and Mrs Miller

Learning Support Assistants:
Mrs Hardcastle
Mrs Felstead
Mrs Green


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Branching Databases

Year 6 have been using branching databases to classify leaves! We have been learning about what types of trees are in our school grounds.

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Museum in a Shoebox

Today Year 6 made more progress on their museum in a shoebox. We can't wait to see the finished result!

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Southend Lifeboat Station and Beach Trip

Year 6 enjoyed their day at the Lifeboat Station learning about the volunteers. They linked it with their RE topic - Vocation and Commitment and learnt about the bravery of the crew and all the volunteers who give up their time so readily to help those in trouble.

After, we moved onto the beach to complete a scavenger hunt, games and mosaic designing.

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Squared numbers

Class 6 have been investigating Aztec temples and pyramid designs linking it with mathematical squared numbers.

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Alcohol Awareness Workshop

Class 6 have had a workshop about alcohol by the London Bus Theatre Company. Have a chat with them about what they learnt.

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Southend Museum and Beecroft Art Gallery 3.10.19

Year 6 enjoyed their trip to Southend Museum and the Beecroft Art Gallery today.

The Southend Museum was exhilarating to look around. We learnt about many eras in time. This trip has inspired our class to make their museum in a shoe box. Looking at the artefacts and exhibitions has opened our eyes to the world.
By Jered
The Beecroft Gallery was amazing to look around. It made our morning special, it even inspired us to make our own shoe box museum. The art therapy by children was impeccable. It opened our eyes to what some children feel when in care. It was great to see.
By Michaela


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Museum in a shoe box

Inspired by our visit this morning, Year 6 have started their own shoe-box museum. watch this space for our progress!

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Big thanks for the little bugs!

Year 6 would like to say a thank you to Mrs Bradford-Hughes' mum for her generous donation of the insect/beetle collections. They loved looking at the details of each bug and it ties in wonderfully with our book, 'Beetle Boy'.

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Beetle blood!

Today, year 6 made beetle blood! They found that when you imparted warmth/energy on the mixture, it turned into a solid. If you let the mixture just settle on your hand, it became a liquid.

Some in year 6 related this to Newton's laws! Everyone had fun!

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Friday fun in the nature area!

Year 6 have been bug hunting, den building, tree climbing, stick fighting in the nature area today.

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Hello, hello, hello - what's going on here then?

Year 6 have enjoyed a detective day! Firstly, we had to investigate a messy classroom, looking for evidence. In the afternoon, we looked at our fingerprints, footprints and analysed handwriting to give us clues.

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Shape Shorting

Year 6 chose their own categories today and sorted shapes according to their properties. A lovely sunny day made the work easier!

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Balancing Cans Experiment

The first day back saw Year 6 experimenting with balancing cans. They tested whether different sorts of surfaces, the water level and the type of can affected the balance. Ask your child to tell you their group's results!

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News from 2018 - 2019

Fun in the Nature Area

Well done to all our super Year 6 for a brilliant SATS weeks, you've all done your very best and everyone is very proud of you.

Friday was a day to explore and have some fun in the Nature Area and get a sticky marshmallow face too of course!


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Wheely great animation!

Our animation on our bikes seems to have worked!

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Wheels in motion.......

We have been busy today making bikes from pipe cleaners and trying bike wheel animation!

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Brilliant Bikes

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Cycles and circumferences!

Year 6 have completed a Maths investigation involving circumferences!

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Braving bad weather for Bikeability

Year 6 are practising their bike skills and taking part in Bikeability despite the horrendous weather!

We started on the playground before moving onto the big outdoors and the road!


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Celebrating World Book Day

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Year 6 can't wait to see what animals come prowling around the nature area!

We have been lucky enough to set up a camera trap in the nature area. We are hoping it gives us a real indication of the animals which habitat our local area.

Watch this space for the evidence!

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Useful Reading Information

At parents evening, we recommended your children should widen their reading genres to help build vocabulary and a deeper understanding of a variety of texts. We would like to direct you to :

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-6

On these pages, you will find a wide range of fiction books, some of which we have studied and would highlight as a good read! We hope this informs your children’s choices.

Should you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mrs Miller and Mrs Richards


Year 6 have been investigating nets of shapes.

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Beside the Sea

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The day Year 6 went to sea! Year 6 visited the Lifeboat station before moving onto the beach for fun, games, sandcastles and mosaics. Luckily, the sun shone for us!

Class 6 are shaping up nicely!

Year 6 have started the year ready to work.

We are learning about 2D and 3D Shapes.

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Hello, hello, hello! What's going on here then?

This week, Year 6 were police detectives. Lifting finger-prints and examining a crime scene which assisted us with our writing.

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