Year 6LK: Blog items

The Boy at the Back of the Class Chapter 1

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 3:42pm

Good afternoon everyone! Here is a 'Showme' of Chapter 1 from our new book The Boy at the Back of the Class.

There are some questions to answer at the end and it would be great to see your answers either on the blog, sent to our y6 email or on Twitter...

Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:57pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

Multiplying Fractions with Miss Thornton

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:29am

Good morning year 6, I hope you have kept yourself safe and indoors this week and kept busy with all the great activities we sent home.

Today we are going to look at multiplying fractions. Click on the link below to watch today's 'Showme'.

Y6 TTRockstar battles

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:12am

Hey everyone, 

what a great start to our TT tournaments! So far 6LK have thrashed 6JT in their is now 2-0!! Come on Miss Thornton rally your troops- let's see if you can catch up this week and show 6LK what you're made of!!!

Don't forget to check your Rockslam battles too!! Miss Kenwell and I have challenged our maths group to beat their teacher!  ( Year 6 reigning champions are Arion, Elijah and Iuri but I have just managed to sneak into the TOP 10! yaay!)

Good luck everyone- I will keep you posted on the top scorers! 

Take care Mrs Ranyard


Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 10:03am

Hello again everyone! 

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying all the home learning your teachers have been giving you to do. I have seen some of your emails and it looks like you are doing brilliantly so well done!  I have been working away at home, I start every morning with the Joe Wicks work out, I wonder how many of you have been doing it too. Remember it’s so important to keep active even when you are at home. 

I had another thought, yesterday Penny helped me with the washing, we paired the socks together! I thought this is a good time for you all to be helping out your grown-ups at home. I am sure they would really appreciate it. 

I miss you all so much and can't wait to get back to school. 

Take care,

Mrs Turner 


Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:32am

Good morning Year 6! 
Here are some ideas you might like to try for your learning today.


Take a look at these show-me videos from Miss Thornton.

Have a little practise of adding and subtracting fractions and then have a go at these games: 
2. - Play this one against someone in your house (see if your adults have been learning too!)


Check yesterday's blog for our reading review challenge!
Get those inference skills working with this spy story. Set in WW2, can you read between the lines to work out who is the spy in the village?

As always, make sure you are getting outside if you have somewhere safe to do so. I'd love to see any art or creative acitivites you have been up to!
Oliver has created a rainbow to put in his window - it looks wonderful!
I have some mindfulness colouring sheets at home so I'm going to do one in the sunshine today - if you have one in your pack maybe you could do the same?

Have a lovely day,
Miss Kenwell

Sentence of The Day

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:24am

Hi year 6, here is a sentence for you to proof read and edit. It will also help you with your set writing tasks as it is the sort of sentence you should be using, particularly when writing a formal letter.


Please respond either on twitter or by using our year 6 email address.

Twitter: year6@ravensbur1

Home Learning Stars

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:11am

We have had some fantastic work sent into our email and twitter - take a look!


Subtracting Fractions with Miss Thornton

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 10:12am

Good Morning everyone. I hope you enjoy my subtracting fractions 'ShowMe' today and have a go. I will do a quiz on Friday and you can see how good you are at calculating fractions.

Adding Fractions with Miss Thornton

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 3:09pm

Finally I have managed to make you a 'Show me' about adding fractions-I hope it helps you to remember all the different ways there are. We can look at 'Subtracting Fractions' tomorrow.yes

Click here to watch

Secret World War II Bunker

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 1:10pm

Hey everybody,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine from your gardens. We are all missing your bright  smiley faces already!

I just wanted to say hi and post a link to a secret World War bunker visit that is happening  live on Facebook now or you can join in later. Looks very interesting and shows you how war was conducted and planned from the secret bunker as well as life during the Blitz! ( which you all know lots about already!)

Enjoy stay safe 

Love Mrs Ranyard



Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 10:31am

Hello Year 6!

I hope you have been looking after yourselves and staying safe at home. What amazing weather we have been having - if you have somewhere safe to go outside, make sure you are getting lots of fresh air and making the most of it!

Today I have 2 challenges for you:

1. Gary Lineker is back and he needs help with another maths puzzle. This week it's percentages! Have a go at solivng his questions - let me know how quickly you could do it.
I have attached a knowledge organiser to help remind you how we solve percentages - remember to look in your red books too! (Don't forget about your magic %!)

2. This week I have been reading Mythos by Stephen Fry - it's all about Greek myths and I have really enjoyed it! Unfortunately, I am nearly finished and I just don't know what to read next! I'd love to hear your suggestions - I'm all out of ideas :(
Could you create a book review of something you have read recently that you think I would enjoy? You could write about it, draw it or even present it as a video (I know some of you are so creative with technology and can probably think of an even more exciting way - I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with).

Send these into me at: or tweet me at: Year6Ravensbur1 - Check back to see what my next book will be!

Some other fun things you might like to try at home this week:
10am - Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing - live dance lessons (I know how much you all love dancing!) 
11am - Storytime with David Walliams. every day at 11am on
Music with Myleene Class. Twice a week, Myleene is doing music lessons on YouTube. Next one is Friday 27th March 10am
 - Let me know if you try any of these! I will definitely be listening to David Walliams, maybe I'll choose one of his books next!

Have a lovely day!
Miss Kenwell


The World's Worst Children by David Walliams

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 12:27pm

Hi everybody, we hope you are managing to keep busy and being good for your grown ups! Here is a link for all you David Walliams fans out there- he will be reading some of his stories EVERY DAY at 11 am! My twins really enjoyed listening to the "Terrible Triplets" story yesterday- I just hope it hasn't given them any ideas!! wink

Sentence of The Day

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:14am

Good Morning Year 6 I hope you're up and about on this beautiful sunny morning and not worrying about the prospect of having to stay at home too much- you have plenty to keep yourself busy at least! Here is a sentence for you to check over and correct-good luck!

Persuasive letter writing- links to your writing tasks

Can you spot 3 spelling errors (One is a year 5/6 spelling), a missing punctuation error and improve the green highlighted word?

Firstly the issue of excessive litter in the area immediatly surrounding the school building has increasinglly become worse, due to the lack of litter bins in the local visinity. 

Once you have spotted the mistakes then send me your corrected sentence via our special year 6 email, tweet it to year 6 or post it on our school blog. I look forward to hearing from you.

Twitter: year6@ravensbur1

Hello from Mrs Turner

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:45am

Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good morning everyone I hope you are all up and looking forward to a day of learning at home. It is a beautiful day perhaps you can have some time in the garden. I am sorry that I wasn't in school last week, both the government and Mrs Hughes advised that I stay at home but please don't worry I am not sick! I really do miss you all, I was so enjoying going around all the school and teaching so many of you, what amazing children you are. 

Year 6 I am especially sorry that we have not had the chance to say goodbye. I remember you all so fondly from year 4 and wish you well with all that the future holds. I believe that each and every one of you has a special future and encourage to grab every opportunity that life gives you. Work hard at high school it will be so worth it. 

For everybody else I look forward to seeing you soon - imagine how great that first day will be when we are allowed back into school. I can't wait!  I have seen that Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson every morning on line, I would encourage you to join in its so important that you stay active even when you are stuck inside. 

Stay safe and I will see you soon.

Love Mrs Turner (Hibbs)


Goodbye (for now!)

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 3:49pm

Dear Year 6,

I know that this has been a weird couple of weeks and firstly I want to thank you for how fantastic and mature you have been despite our changes in routine!

The next few weeks are going to be strange, and at the moment I’m not sure when we will be back in school to talk about it all again. However, I want you to continue to work hard and try not to worry. We’ve sent you home with lots of things to help keep you busy!

Even though school might be closed for a while, don’t worry, your learning can continue! (I know you were all panicking about that). As a Year 6 team we have put together packs for you to use throughout your time off. The aim of this is to keep your skills up ready for when you come back to school. Try to do a little every day, it will help! There are also some mindfulness activities and some PE exercises you might like to do for a break. 

Remember to check our class blog every day.   I will post some ideas for activities you can have a go at, and any videos I make or find to help you with your learning at home.

Please stay in touch! Email/tweet me in any work or fun activities you get up to (I will even accept Fortnite dances as ‘fun activities’ although after my attempts today I’m not sure they count – I’ll keep practising). You know I love seeing what you have been up to at home so I am super excited for the coming weeks! I will be checking TT Rockstars too so watch out for those battle invitations!

Finally from me, remember that you are all wonderful; it has been a joy having you in my class this year and I have absolutely loved teaching and getting to know each and every one of you. I am optimistic that we will be back together in school again this year and I am looking forward to seeing you all again already!

Have a lovely break, stay safe and look after yourselves (keep washing those hands!)
Miss Kenwell


Twitter: @year6ravensbur1

Outstanding awards form week beginning 9-3-2020

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 3:45pm

Outstanding children this week are,

Malachi, Arion, Esther, Michael, Elijah, Evodie, Angel, Oliver, Tio, Declan and Charlie- all for fantastic questioning and involvement in our Prevent workshop.

Andresa - for fantastic reading skills.

Thinking about Peace

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 3:00pm

Today we had a thought-provoking workshop from the Peace Museum. We thought about the choices we make and how we can use our choices to avoid conflicts in our lives.

Everyone had such fantastic ideas and were able to debate these clearly and considerately.
Well done Year 6!

Take a look at our pictures -  I think we might have some future politicians in our class!

Year 6 NSPCC workshop

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 10:39pm

Both Year 6 classes worked with the team form the NSPCC and had an opportunity to further discuss some of the things that might worry children and how they can find help by speaking out to someone they trust or even by contacting Childline on 0800 1111

 We also discussed some of the people, places and things that make us feel safe.


Outstanding awards for week beginning 2.3.2020

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 3:23pm

A huge well done to this weeks outstanding pupils,

Oliver oustanding work in Big Maths,

Andresa for showing outstanding retelling of a classic tale,

Evodie for showing great understanding in maths,

Elijah for outstanding work in Big Maths,

Mason for outstanding work in Big Maths,

Michael for good work in maths.


Can You Guess the Traditional Tale?

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 4:22pm

Today we performed some of our favourite Traditional Tales.

Have a look at our freeze frames and see if you can guess which tale we are acting out!

World Book Day

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 4:15pm

We had such a fantastic time reading with our reading buddies in our assembly today. 

It was great to see eveyone's costumes - can you guess who we were?


Making burglar alarms

Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 12:46pm

We have been working hard to create burglar alarms to help Anne Frank stay safe in the Annex during WW2.

We used buzzers and bulbs in a circuit with a switch that will be triggered by opening a box or a door.

Check back next week for the finished products!


Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 6:46pm

This week we have been studying algebra in maths- using letters for missing values and working out word problens using simple formula.

 Play the game below if you want some more practice.

Bar model -algebra


Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 4:08pm

We have been investigating electricity today. 
First we had to see what we could remember about how to build a simple circuit.

Then we decided to investigate how we could change the brightness of the bulb - we had to think about what might affect our circuit and how we could keep everything a fair test.

Have a look and see how we did!

If you'd like to investigate circuits more at home, have a look at these websites:

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