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Block Printing

posted 24 May 2019, 05:35 by Oliver Mills

Inspired by the Celtic found in the land of Macbeth, Year 6 children have been turning their hands to the art of relief printing. By carving designs into polystyrene tiles and then rolling them with acrylic paint, they have created artwork to reflect the mood and themes found in The Scottish Play. 

SATs Week 2019

posted 17 May 2019, 08:51 by Oliver Mills

Firstly, the Year 6 team would like to commend the children on the excellent attitude they displayed throughout SATs Week. Pupils approached the tests with determination and coped well with any nerves they were feeling - as demonstrated by the following pupil reflection:

We also completed a number of projects to celebrate some of the other skills we value at our school, examples of which can be found below. 

There will be no spellings or homework next week; spellings will resume after half term. 

KS2 Assessment Timetable 2019

posted 10 May 2019, 01:11 by Oliver Mills

Please find below the timetable for next week's SATs. 


This is the same timetable that has been used for assessments throughout the year. 
We ask that children be in school promptly on each test day to allow for a smooth start to the tests. 
There will be no spellings or homework during the assessment week; children may use any time they normally spend on spellings to revise using MonsterSATs.

Finally, while we have made it clear to children that these tests do not impact upon their future in the slightest and are merely used to judge the effectiveness of school, it is unavoidable that some children will feel under pressure as judgments will be made about their academic ability. We ask that parents mirror the approach taken in school by supporting children in revising, and more importantly, supporting children in developing a positive mindset to feel confident and calm in approaching the tests. 

Summer 1 Week 4 / 5 - Spellings & Homework

posted 3 May 2019, 12:58 by Oliver Mills   [ updated 10 May 2019, 00:39 ]

As SATs approach, there will be no spellings or directed homeworks over the next two weeks. We would advise children to use the time they normally devote to spellings to revise using the MonsterSATs website. Fear not as spellings will resume as normal post-SATs. 

SPaG Orienteering

posted 3 May 2019, 12:53 by Oliver Mills

Year 6 have been sharpening their Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar skills with a spot of SPaG themed orienteering. Children raced around a star course using our wonderful school grounds to seek out stations - each with it's own SPaG question. Great resilience and enthusiasm was demonstrated by all despite the inclement weather!

Macbeth Diary Entries

posted 26 Apr 2019, 09:15 by Douglas Paterson

Over the past two weeks, the children have been learning about Shakespeare's classic play Macbeth. As well as learning the grizzly details of the story, the children have been improving their grammar skills and planning and writing diary entries for either Macbeth or Lady Macbeth.

The first drafts of these diaries were completed today, and the children had an opportunity to share their work in groups and get constructive feedback on their writing, from other members of the class.

The Y6 teachers are looking forward to marking all the excellent writing that the Y6s have done, but a strong stomach may be required, as they are rather bloody!

Spellings and Homework - Summer 1 - Week 3

posted 26 Apr 2019, 09:01 by Douglas Paterson

Please find below the spellings for next week.

In addition to spellings, this week we have asked the children to do some further work on their grammar by logging onto Monster SATs and completing Grammar Paper 1 - Test 8.

Log into Monster SATs and follow the link:
Tests/Grammar paper 1/Test 8.

This work should be completed by 3/5/19

Spellings - Summer 1 - Week 2

posted 18 Apr 2019, 09:39 by Douglas Paterson

Please find below the spellings for next week.

Easter Egg Hunt

posted 18 Apr 2019, 09:31 by Douglas Paterson

This week, alongside working hard in lessons, the Y6s ran a very egg-citing event! In groups, and using TASC based learning techniques, they planned and ran an Easter Egg Hunt for the children lower down the school in Foundation Stage. The Y6s had to come up with an exciting and imaginative story to base their hunt around. These included: chasing chocolate pirates, rescuing the Easter Bunny and helping out Little Red Riding Hood.

The foundation children solved puzzles, completed tasks and (in one case) fought scary dinosaurs in order to locate delicious, chocolaty treats. The event took place on the school field, and we were lucky enough to have wonderful sunshine all afternoon.

The foundation children had a great time, as did the Y6s. Louie Anderson, in Mr Paterson's class, said "This is probably one of the best afternoons I've had in Y6!"

Travel Brochures

posted 29 Mar 2019, 05:27 by Oliver Mills

This half-term, Year 6 have been focusing on persuasive writing; the children have produced travel brochures to entice the reader into taking a Caribbean holiday. Children analysed real travel brochures and unpicked what made them effective before learning how to apply these skills in their own writing. After editing and improving their writing, Children used Microsoft Word to publish their finished texts.

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