Year 6JT: Blog items

Goodbye Miss Rawling

Date: 5th Feb 2024 @ 8:23pm

Today we said goodbye to Miss Rawling who has been working in 6JT for over 13 weeks. We have loved having you in our class and wish you all the best for your future. 

Fun in the Snow

Date: 16th Jan 2024 @ 12:00pm

This morning Mys Hughes allowed all the children to experince a fun-filled five minutes outside before they started their lessons. The children had so much fun and it was lovely to see them all playing so nicely together. 

Welcome Back

Date: 5th Jan 2024 @ 5:09pm

Happy New Year!

We have had a busy three days and the children have completed lots of work. We have written persuasive letters in wriitng and continued to explore division in maths. The children have worked hard and come bac to school with a really positive attitude. Next week our PE day has changed to Tuesday so the children should come in their PE kit (Black bottoms and white t-shirt) on Tuesdays and Fridays this term. Well done everyone... Its going to be a busy 2024 with SATs on their way and transition to high school so keep up the good work. 

Don't forget to do your homework for Monday if you haven't already. The pages are Grammar- pg 8 Maths pg 11 and Reading pages 18/19.

6JT Ravensbury Bake Off

Date: 6th Nov 2023 @ 7:58pm

Today was the Great Ravensbury Bake Off in year 6 and I had the difficult task of tasting each one and then judging the top three. I had to Enlist help in the staffroom of my top six and together we decided 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

Well done to everyone who took part and thank you for helping your child to make the shortbread over the weekend. 

A Busy Week for 6JT....

Date: 13th Oct 2023 @ 7:03pm

We have such a busy week this week in 6JT!

On Tuesday, we had a workshop about the Windrush. We found out some facts about the HMT Windrush Empire and acted out some events. 

On Wednesday we had an exciting day as Rabaz, the freestyle footballer, came back into school to do a showcase assembly and a skills workshop after. 

All week year 6 have been doing assessments in maths, reading and Grammer, today we looked at numbers up to 1, 000, 000 and were able to explore place value using a human numberline. 

Also during our indoor PE slot we tried to beat the time from last year doing the 'Wall Sit Challenge. They all tried really hard and we stretched after to help the muscles recover. 

Now Press Play in 6JT

Date: 3rd Oct 2023 @ 2:52pm

Today we had a great experience listening to Now Press Play interactive recordings about World War Two and Rivers. The children really enjoyed acting out the events. 

Gas Masks

Date: 1st Oct 2023 @ 5:22pm

In 6JT today we were researching information about gas masks and we had a go at putting one on. We all understood why people must have hated wearing them during The Second World War after either attempting to put it on or putting it on for a minute. We cannot wait for next week when we find out about evacuation and then set off to Ghyll Head and develop some understanding how that might have felt for some children. 

Golden Time

Date: 15th Sep 2023 @ 4:06pm

6JT have worked really hard this week and were rewarded with a fun filled golden time. There were lots of activities for the children to be involved in and they enjoyed every minute. Well done everyone and let's try to earn even mpre time next week!

Good morning Year 6!

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 11:22am

Good morning Year 6,

Can you believe all the lovely sunshine we have had? We hope you have had a lovely break and are looking forward to getting back to some learning either at home or for some of you back in school next week! 
We are missing you all and looking forward to seeing some of you next Monday- we were busy in school yesterday getting ready! Don't worry though there will still be work posted on the blog and padlet for you to complete at home.

Also, please feel free to like, add a comment or ask questions below an activity on padlet if you like something, want to ask a question or just want to say hi- we would love to hear from you!

Miss Kenwell, Miss Thornton and Mrs Ranyard

CC Earth Day Commitments

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 10:44am

Hey everyone, I hope you have been enjoying our CC topic on Climate Change especially finding out about the climate change warriors and exploring some of the ideas of how we can take positive action to stop climate change. This week we will be looking at how we can become part of the solution even in our own small way using what we have found out. We will also be thinking about our BIG QUESTION:  ‘How is Clayton connected with the global community?'  by considering how we can be involved in protecting the planet from the problems we have researched.

Last month was Earth Day where people across the globe share their commitments to help protect our earth. Can we make every day Earth day? Let's try! Choose  one or two activities below:

1. Make an earth day craft sharing your commitments- try the earth house or craft commitment

2. Write a persuasive letter to a friend encouraging them to commit to Recycle, Re-use, Reduce, Repair or Refuse

3. Create a poster for Earth Day to encourage change 

Remember to share your work with us -you can tweet us or email us we would love to see it!


Story Adventure The House on Haunted Hill Part 12

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 10:28am

Good morning everyone! It's great to get back to our school routine and I am really looking forward to exploring lots of new topics and tasks this half term. I hope you have been keeping yourselves busy over the half term and also keeping safe. 

I have missed following our spooky adventure so let's recap on where we are up to...

We arrived at the house and decided to go round to the back door.

Next we decided to investigate a noise we heard. Unfortunately this lead to our demise!

Then we went back and decided to go down into the cellar.

In the cellar was a filthy cupboard and we decided to open it. Inside we found a key.

After that we climbed the stairs to the house.

The next part terrified me as we went to investigate the mirror, where we were pulled in, never to return.

Then we climbed the stairs and had to choose between a door on the left and a door on the right.

We entered the door on the right and found ourselves in the master bedroom. We had to choose between lying down for a rest or investigating the dressing table. 

We next decided to investigate the dressing table. On it was a bottle or Werewolf's blood and one of the options was to take a drink! Luckily we decided to leave this room and try the door on the left. 

In this room there was a stream of water pouring from the tap and there was an option to drink it but instead we decided to leave and go back to the room on the right.

So now we are sort of trapped between the right and left room. 

Our last two choices were...

Lay down for a rest...


Investigate the dressing table where we could drink the blood!

Well today year 6 I am going to choose to lie down and have a rest on the bed! EEKK!

Here goes...

The second you lay your head on the pillow, you know this was the right idea. You are so sleepy and a few minutes will give you the energy you need.

You close your eyes and instantly drift off to sleep.

Unfortunately, you have entered the master’s bedroom and he fell asleep on this bed never to wake. You too will share the master’s fate as you sink into a deep deep sleep that you will never wake from. Your adventure is over.

Oh dear!! 

Now we will have to either go to the room on the left to drink the water or stay in this room and drink the blood? What will it be?

Water or blood?

Wellbeing challenge check in

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 9:18am

Good morning!

How did day 1 of our exercise challenge go ? Here's one of our exercise superstars playing basketball.

Well done to you if you also did some exercise !

If yesterday didn't quite happen for you, that's ok . Today is your day ! Let me know how you get on: 

Mrs Harriott

June 2nd - #30DaysWild - Whole School Challenge 2 πŸ›β˜€οΈπŸΎπŸŒ²πŸ•·

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:16am

Hello again,

Just a reminder - This month our school is going WILD! Here’s today’s challenge


I found this challenge on the free 30 Days Wild app.

Today why not look for signs of new life when you go out for a walk. I saw some ducklings at our local pond over the weekend (see short video) and look closely at the photo. What baby can you see? What is this baby animal called?


Send your photos in to and I'll put them up on our school blog. 

PLEASE BE CAREFUL and make sure you complete the challenges with an adult. 


From Mrs Ganner 

We have some fabulous photos below, just in from Alissia and Keira. Great bug spotting!

#30 Days Wild Launch Day πŸŒžπŸŒ²πŸ’πŸ•·πŸ›

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 12:27pm

June 1st - #30DaysWild - Challenge 1


Hello everybody,

I hope you had an amazing half term and you’re as excited to be back completing home learning challenges as I am. This month our school is going to go WILD! Yes, that’s right, our mission is to do as many wild things as we can and have fun whilst learning outside. 


Each day I will put up a wild challenge and you can take a photo of you and your family completing it so I can put it on this blog. 

Here is your challenge for today, see how many wild minibeasts you can find outside:


Send your photos in to and I'll put them up on our school blog. 

If you'd like to choose your own challenges download this app:


PLEASE BE CAREFUL and make sure you complete the challenges with an adult. 


From Mrs Ganner 


Wellbeing challenge 1.6.20

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 10:57am

Hello and welcome back to the start of our final half term of this school year!

As you know, Mrs Glover has been setting us wellbeing challenges to keep us feeling positive and productive over the last few months. It has been fantastic to look back at all the photos you have sent her showing your creative work!

For the next few weeks, Mrs Glover is lucky enough to be going into school each day to teach as we  start opening up the school to certain year groups, so I'll be setting your wellbeing challenge.

So, here's your challenge for this week:

Can you set yourself an exercise goal for the week and try and do a different  exercise each day? It could be going for a walk with your family, making up a dance , going on a bike ride, jumping on your trampoline, doing an online workout like Joe Wicks or doing 30 star jumps in your kitchen!

Use the chart below to record your exercise each day ( or just write it on a piece of paper if you do not have a printer) and send it in . If you would like to share  a photo during the week ,send it in too and I can post it on the blog for others to be inspired to try your idea !

I can't wait to see who can be an exercise superstar!

Mrs Harriott

Weekly Exercise Goals Chart (25 Sheets Per Pad) with Stickers ...

Half term wellbeing challenge

Date: 25th May 2020 @ 10:58am

Hello and happy half term!

I'm not going to be posting a daily challenge for you over half term but here is something you can do  if you like. It's a funny time right now and it's one we may want to look back on in the future to remind oursleves what we did, how we felt and how lucky we are when it's all over. So I've attached a time capsule template for you use so that you can record some of these things, either by writing or drawing it's up to you.

You can either print it out, do it on a computer or just draw our each page for yourself. Do as much or as little as you chooe and feel free to share anything you do on

Stay safe,

Mrs Glover


The Boy at the Back of the class-Links to Every Chapter

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 9:55am

Here are all of the links to every chapter from the book.You may have missed some or you might just want to start at the beginning again. I just thought it was a good idea to have all the links to each chapter in one place. All the links will have the questions too so you can see any you may have missed. 

The Boy at the Back of the Class Blog Links


The Boy at the Back of the Class Chapter 26

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 9:43am

Good morning year 6. Isn't it crazy to think we would have finished SATs and be breaking up for summer half term today!

What's more crazy is that we are on our final chapter of our story today and in this chapter you will find out something that will blow your mind. I can't believe the author left this information until the very end.

I hope you have enjoyed following this story and do not worry we have another new book lined up ready for after half term. 

I would like you to write 3 things about the book you found most interesting? It might be the best or worst part, it could be the happiest or saddest moment or something you thought was funny or exciting. 


Wellbeing challenge 21.5.20

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 10:14am

Good morning, I hope you all found some way to enjoy the sunshine yesterday. I sent a lot of time in my garden and I have to admit even though I applied plenty of sun cream, I’m still a little pink! I hope you were all more careful than me.

We’re almost at the end of the week and today is the last kindness based challenge as I have something a little different for tomorrow.

I hope that you have been experiencing some acts of kindness this week as today my challenge is to write a kindness acrostic poem. This is where you use each letter of the word you choose to start a sentence or word.

I’ve attached a file that has a few different kindness words to use for your poem so you can choose one or choose more than one you like! As always if you can’t print then don’t worry, you can write it out on a piece of paper or even type it on a computer like I have.

I have chosen the word caring. Here is my poem.

Cooking for other people

Asking people how they are

Returning peoples phone calls and messages

Interest in what friends and family are up to

Niceness goes a long way!

Going the extra mile for those you love

As always please e-mail your poems to

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

I'm very impressed with all the origami hearts you've all been making, some of you even made both hearts like I did! Here they are along with some other past challenges.



The Boy at the Back of the Class Chapter 25

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 9:38am

Good morning year 6. Wasn't yesterday a beautiful sunny day. We ended up having a BBQ! Well there are only two chapters left and chapter 25 is really exciting. Click on the link below to find out what happens next.



Why were all the local people being so nice to the narrator?

Why couldn't the narrator read the letter?

Why were they all so quiet at the end of the chapter?

Let me see your answers-Tweet them to me or email them to our y6homelearning email.

Wellbeing challenge 20.5.20

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 9:53am

Good morning,

Wow what a day! The weather forecast suggests it could get as hot as 26 degrees today! I can’t wait to get out there and enjoy it although I’ll definitely be putting on some sun cream!

Today’s activity is linked to kindness again and involves making a little present for either someone else or yourself. Today‘s challenge is to make an origami heart.

To start with you will need a square piece of paper and it will be easier to follow the instructions if it is decorated or coloured on one side.

Here is a YouTube video telling you how to make a square from an A4 piece of paper.

Then you have a choice of making 2 different hearts, one flat and one 3D. I made both and prefer the flat one and found it a bit easier but it’s up to you which you do.

Here is how to make the flat heart (my first picture)

Here is how to make the 3D inflatable heart (my second picture) (then at the end you have to blow it up using the little hole at the bottom)

I can’t wait to see your hearts! Remember to e-mail them to

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

I've really enjoyed reading about all your kind acts in your hearts from yesterday and I love how some of you are mentioning clap for carers in your kind acts for others! Here are the ones I've been sent:

Story Adventure The House on Haunted Hill Part 11

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 9:42am

Are you ready for today's spooky adventure? We seem to be stuck between the right and the left door! We first entered the right door to find a bed and a table with Werewolf's blood but Maddison didn't want to choose the option to lie down or drink the blood!

Then Maddison chose to go to the room on the left but in this room we only had the option to drink from the tap or leave and go back to the room on the right.

Heer was the first to message and she did not want to drink the water so today we are heading back to the room on the right. 

Once in this room you will have to choose whether to investigate the dressing table or lie down...

As you open the door on your right, you realise you are entering the master bedroom. A grand four-poster bed sits in the centre of the room. Surprisingly, the dust in this room is not as bad as everywhere else and it appears remarkably clean. A faint smell of lavender drifts from the bed and you feel relaxed and sleepy.

In one corner of the room, there is a dressing table full of bottles and books. The smell is getting stronger and you feel even more tired, the bed looks so comfortable, maybe a small rest wouldn’t do any harm.

Do you:

Lay down for a rest

Investigate the dressing table

Who will be the first to decide?

The Boy at the Back of the Class Chapter 24

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 9:31am

Good morning year 6. It looks like it is going to be a lovely day today; a perfect day to sit outside and listen to this chapter and answer the questions. This chapter is called 'The Interview' and I must apologise because I missed out a page when reading it. Click on the link below to listen to the chapter then click on the second link to get the missing page.

Now click here to read the missing page!


Can you summarise the chapter in 3 sentences?

What do you think will happen the following day after everyone has read the news article?

Story Adventure The House on Haunted Hill Part 10

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 3:09pm

Hi everyone! Well guess who answered first? Yes Maddison. Well done to Maddison for keeping up with our spooky story! 

She has decided to leave the room and try the left door. Sounds good to me- I didn't fancy the idea of drinking the Werewolf's blood! Yuck! 

Well here goes; off to the left now...

You choose the door on the left and walk into a bathroom. The stench of mould and decay is overpowering and you feel sick almost instantly. Your head starts pounding and you feel nauseous with the pain. You glance towards the sink and see a steady stream of cool, clean water pouring from the tap.

That may just ease the throbbing pain in your head.

Do you:

Drink some water

Stagger from the bathroom and open the right door?

What should we do? The water does sound very refreshing though.



Wellbeing challenge 19.5.20

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 10:25am

Good morning,

I hope everyone is well and taking good care of their mental health this week. We are still looking at kindness today and how important kindness is to keep everyone happy and healthy. Today's challenge will hopefully help everyone to see that kindness is all around us and I bet there are things that others do for us (and that we do for others!) that we barely even think about.

Today we're going to draw a kindness heart.

First of all draw a large heart on a piece of paper. Then on the left hand side write all the things that people do for you that are kind, all in different colours. Then on the right hand side write all the kind things that you do for others in different colours. If you can't think of many then maybe have a think of things that you could do. The acts of kindness could be as simple as just smiling at someone or saying good morning.

Here is mine if you would like to steal some ideas!

If you would like to share your kindness hearts then as always please feel free to e-mail me on

Past challenges

Thanks to Mrs Iqbal who sent me her kind acts for the week!

Well done to the children that are still sending in their mask designs as well as their kindsness acts (one here has even made his mum a cup of tea and some biscuits!)


‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


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