Year 6JT: Blog items

Air Raid Drill

Date: 14th Sep 2022 @ 11:51am

Yesterday the children had to squash themselves under the tables and pretent we were having an air raid drill. They thought it was very exciting and enjoyed chatting with their friends and making up games to keep themselves occupied. I'm sure if they had to stay there all night, like they had to during World War 2, then they would soon get very fed up and bored. 

Learning the Lindy Hop Dance

Date: 14th Sep 2022 @ 11:33am

This week we launched our new topic about life during The Second World War. We started with a dance, where the children all had to learn an old fashioned dance called the 'Lindy Hop'. They did very well and had a chance to practise. As you can see from the photographs below, they all had a great time. 

Year 6JT Meet and Greet

Date: 13th Sep 2022 @ 3:41pm

It was lovely to see you all this morning and I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the morning activities we do when the chidren come into school. Do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions. Thank you.

A Peaceful protest for Climate Change

Date: 17th May 2022 @ 2:59pm

Year 6 took part in a peaceful protest to raise awareness of Global Warming and Climate Change. They made amazing banners to use when marching around the school grounds. They attracted a lot of attention because they made the decision to hold their protest at the same time as the school cake sale. This had a big impact as there were a lot of people around. We are so proud of the children in both year 6 classes for showing so much passion and dedication to 'making a change' for the better. 

Year 6 Connected Curriculum Launch-Traffic Survey

Date: 24th Mar 2022 @ 12:56pm

Year 6 have been conducting a traffic survey to find out the volume of traffic passing the school during the school day. We will be using this information to help us to monitor the air pollution in the area and explore ways to reduce the amount of traffic. This links to our topic on Climate Change and the children will be exploring ways in which they can help to reduce Global Warming and make a difference. 

Cross Curricular Orienteering Lesson

Date: 7th Mar 2022 @ 5:12pm

On Friday we had our first PE orienteering lesson. We had so much fun working in teams to create 'Silly Faces'. The objective was to work in teams using the equipment given to create the silly face card accurately using the information on the map. The children had such fun tranferring the information from the diagram into reality using the equipment. They worked brilliantly in teams and were very energetic. I know they cannot wait until the next lesson to take on another new challenge. Well done 6JT!

World Book Day 2022

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 4:46pm

Today we had enjoyed World Book Day! We had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite book characters and taking part in a parade around the playground. We read our class book 'Holes' and met the Warden today. We also launced our class author- Onjali q Rauf and researched facts about her and looked at some of the books she has written. We had an opportunity to link to a live zoom with with Z-arts and Emma Jackson from the 'Story Drawing Club and explore ways to use our new free book. We ended the day with a look at the Masked Reader clips and guess who the teachers were. Everyone got a book token to take home too. 

Capacity in Maths

Date: 11th Feb 2022 @ 4:15pm

In maths today, we were measuring capacity using a variety of measuring jugs and cylinders. We used skills such as estimating, accurate measuring and reasoning. It was great fun and really helped us when we came to complete our independent work of converting millilitres to litres and litres to millilitres and solving word problems involving capacity. 


Art-Cherry Blossom

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 4:24pm

Today we have been drawing Cherry Blossom in our art sketch books. Our inspiration came from our reading book 'Kensuke's Kingdom'.  The character Kensuke painted a Cherry Blossom tree on a shell he found on the beach. The children really enjoyed creating their pictures and produced some lovely work. 

Y6 Home learning 06.02.22

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 10:31pm

Here is this week's learning padlet for those of you who are isolating at home. Have a go at the activities which are the same as the rest of us are doing in school. This week we are continuing our new novel "Kensuke's Kingdom." We will be using the ideas from this to write our own deserted island adventure story. 

Home learning padlet 06.02.22

TTRockstars Competition FRIDAY

Date: 2nd Feb 2022 @ 11:05pm

This Friday 4th February we are taking part in a special TTRockstar competition for NSPCC day. The winning class will receive £100 to spend on maths games and puzzles for their classroom! Get practising and GOOD LUCK!


Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 5:45pm

Today we have been calculating missing angles in straight lines and around a point. We will also be learning to calculate missing angles in triangles this week. Play the game to practise calculating missing angles. How many points can you get? Can you beat Mr Leverton?

5 house points for anyone who can tell us what the difference is between a complementary angle and a supplementary angle!

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Y6 Home learning 31.01.22

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 9:48pm

Here is this week's learning padlet for those of you who are isolating at home. Have a go at the activities which are the same as the rest of us are doing in school. This week we are starting our new novel "Kensuke's Kingdom." It's about a boy named Michael who ends up ship-wrecked on an island! We know you are going to love it as it one of our all-time favourite books in Year 6!

Home learning PADLET 31.01.22


3D shape sort

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 9:35pm

Do you know your prisms from your pyramids?

Can you recognise a traingular prism or a square based pyramid?

Play the sorting game to practice your 3D shapes some more!

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Maths Workshop

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 9:03pm

Last term we had a TTRockstar's tournament as part of part of MATHS WEEK and the highest scorers of the tournament won a maths workshop. Year 6 winners had a brilliant time solving puzzles with tangrams and towers and problem solving in teams with Liam from THE PROBLEM SOLVING WORKSHOP. 

"It was great fun!"

"I love doing maths this way"

"Yay I am so glad I won. It was a great prize!"

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Year 6 Learning 24.01.22

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 7:40pm

Here is this week's learning for those of you who are isolating at home. Have a go at the activities which are the same as the rest of us are doing in school. Look out for Week 2 of our Survival Guide- we will be using some of this week's tips to help us over the coming weeks when we write our deserted island adventure stories...HOW WILL YOU SURVIVE?

Home Learning padlet 24.01.22 


2D Shape sort

Date: 19th Jan 2022 @ 10:44pm

This week we have been practising our 2D shapes and identifying different properties. Can you practise shape sorting with this game?

2D shape sorting game

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Year 6 learning 10.01.22

Date: 12th Jan 2022 @ 10:26pm

Here is this week's learning for those of you who are isolating at home. Have a go at the activities which are the same as we are doing in school. We know that you won't want to miss the end of our novel "Once". We hope you are back in school with us soon. 

Year 6 padlet Week 10.01.22



Date: 20th Nov 2021 @ 11:00pm

This week we have been working on calculating percentages of amounts. Play the game below for extra practice.

Percentages of amounts game


Homework 04.11.21

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 10:29pm

Click below for this week's padlet for all your spelling, maths and English homework.

Year 6 Homework padlet Autumn 2 week 1 04.11.21

Remember to click the extra links on padlet to see games, tips and quizes to help you with your homework. 


ART- Blitz printing

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 10:22pm

Today we finished our art task with Mrs Mcaffer. Take a look at the finished prints below. I am sure you will be impressed!





Year 6 Homework

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 3:57pm

Welcome back to school! We hope you had a lovely week off! We were absolutely blown away in Year 6 this morning by the homework projects that the children brought into school! The children were asked to complete a task linked to our World War II topic and they certainly rose to the challenge. This morning we were greeted by amazing models, diary entries, war posters, ration books and fact booklets which clearly showed a lot of time and effort had gone into them! Well done Year 6- a brilliant start to this half term!



6JT Having a Great Afternoon Making Periscopes

Date: 22nd Oct 2021 @ 3:19pm

We have been designing and making periscopes this afternoon. We have explored a range of designs and worked together in teams to achieve a great product. We cannot wait until after half term so we can use them to spy on others around the school. 


Black History Month Special Event

Date: 17th Oct 2021 @ 10:43pm

Today Year 6 were lucky enough to have a live zoom meet up with Donavan

Christoper, a poet, also known as Rappaman.

Not only did he read us some of his fantastic poetry, he inspired us to dig deeper and find out more about the origins of Black History Month by researching Carter G Woodson. The children really enjoyed finding out about this inspirational figure and were curious to find out more as well as enjoying listening to a fab poem about him.


Donavan also asked us to find out more about other black heroes:

The Scar eyed Queen of Kush

Ruby Bridges

Frederick Douglas

Mary Seacole

And to research the Ancient World of African Kingdoms such as Nubia and Kush as well as more current heroes like the European Championship footballers who played for England this year!



Here is what the children said after the zoom...






October is Black History Month

Date: 13th Oct 2021 @ 10:32pm

Today we have been finding out about the life of Carter G Woodson as part of Black History month. We discovered that he is known as the "Father of  Black History and lots of fascinating facts about his life. Have a look at the clip below to find out more about his life and why he is so important to why we celebrate Black History month. 





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