Year 6 have been writing a suspense story with a hiding/chasing plot in English lessons this week. The children have really embraced the idea of creating tension in their writing and the teachers feel that some of the children could have a future career as an author.

The mathematicans in Year 6 have been learning about position and direction including co-ordinates, reflection and symmetry. We began the topic by playing a fun game of ‘Battleships’ using paper and pencil – do any of you parents remember this game? We’ve now progressed on to reflecting and translating shapes on a grid.

In our Greek topic we have been looking at the 12 labours of Hercules and have begun to create a tapestry to tell the story. The children have really enjoyed the story and have worked hard to recreate it as a piece of art. We are looking forward to our Greek party to celebrate the end of the topic. Dressing up is optional but would be fun!

The children were inspired recently by a visit from a local imam who taught the children all about the 5 pillars of Islam. The children learned that Muslims pray in the direction of Mecca and really appreciated the opportunity to ‘visit’ a reconstruction of the inside of a mosque.

The children in Year 6 have a lot to look forward to over the next few weeks:

* Our Greek party, a visit to QES to watch the pantomime and some practical DT activities.

* In maths, we will be learning about ratio and proportion.

* In English, we will writing a descriptive narrative based on the book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker.

* In music we are continuing to work on the song ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams.


Our game of ‘Battleships’ in maths.

One of our fantastic Greek pots.

The children learning about the 5 pillars of Islam.