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General End of Year Six information.


I thought I would put all the end of year information in one place. Hopefully, I have not missed anything out.

Production: Pirates of the Curry Bean: Wednesday 10th July (6.30pm) Children to arrive just after 6pm. Finish approximately 7.45pm.

Also on Thursday morning 11th July @ 9.15am. Children arrive as normal. Finish approximately 10.30am.

Thursday 11th July (6.30pm). Children to arrive just after 6pm. Finish approximately 7.45pm.


Tuesday 16th July: 6CB Gala Dinner. Children stay right the way through to prepare the meal and refreshments. Parents/guests arrive from 6pm. To be seated at 6.30.  Approximate finishing time is 8.30. Guests to be smart/casual.

Wednesday 17th July 6DH Gala Dinner. Children stay right the way through to prepare the meal and refreshments. Parents/guests arrive from 6pm. To be seated at 6.30.  Approximate finishing time is 8.30. Guests to be smart/casual.


Monday 15th July: Children and staff will enjoy a BBQ for lunch (food provided). Do not order your child a school lunch on that day.

Monday 22nd July: evening. Leaver's Party at Thriftwood. This is organised by the parents.

Wednesday 24th July: Leaver's Assembly. Start at 9.15am. Finish approximately 10.30am.  

Yearbooks to be given out on the last day. Autograph books for children are provided on the last day.


I hope those are all the major events.


Week Beginning 1st July 


Our last week of rehearsals before we perform 'The Pirates of the Curry Bean' next week. The children have been working incredibly hard preparing for the show. Please make sure ALL costumes are in this week and children know their lines.


In addition to rehearsals, the children will be continuing with their Pirates topic work. We will be looking at pirate sayings this week as well as the rules on board pirate ships and the consequences of breaking these. 


The children will also be looking at food on board ships and having a go at making some Hard Tack biscuits.


We also continue to have school visits as well as a football quarter final, District Sports, a visit and talk from a past pupil about their life after Great Berry.


A busy week ahead once more!

Week Beginning 24th June


Lots of Secondary School visits take place this week but in amongst them all we will be continuing to prepare for our production with rehearsals and prop making taking place. Please make sure you know your lines if you have a speaking part.


As well as rehearsals and preparing for the production, the children will be working on our Pirate Topic. There will be lots of fun activities taking place including learning about Pirate Ships, Pirate Maths and knots used aboard the vessels. 


PE may change days this week depending on the weather so make sure you have kit in school each day. 


Don't forget: Production Costumes are due in by the 28th June (in a named carrier bag). Any problems about costumes, make sure you speak to your teacher.

Week Beginning Monday 17th June


This week begins with a 'Mini Medics' workshop- the children will have the opportunity to learn some important, basic first aid skills. 


Friday is Sports Day, the year 6 children will be taking part in the morning and some will be helping out with the KS1 Sports afternoon later in the day. Remember to wear your colour team T-shirt that day.


Secondary school visits begin this week. If your child is attending an induction day, please could you inform the office/ your child's class teacher so we can put the relevant mark in the register.


In addition to this, the children will carry on learning about Picasso, rehearsing for our production, finish DT projects and begin work on a Pirate project. 


Again, lots happening this week!


Week Beginning 10th June 2019


A very busy week ahead for year 6! After being given their parts for the production 'Pirates of the Curry Bean' last week, rehearsals are now in full swing. Homework over the next few weeks will be for children to learn their lines.


This week brings us 'Bikeability' on Monday, Tuesday (one group) and Thursday, Friday (second group). Please make sure if you have signed up to do this you bring your bike and helmet in on the correct days and have brought back the signed paperwork.


In addition to this, the cricket club have a real treat on Thursday and are off to watch a match.


School transition days also begin next week- if your child will be visiting their new school, please let us know the dates.


We will be carrying on with our DT, Science, art projects next week as well as PE.(Please make sure you have PE kit in school each day as there are currently no set PE days-they will change weekly!)


A very busy week!

Week Beginning 20th May 2019


Isle of Wight week!!

Don't forget to be in school for 8:15am. Come to the Sports Hall, with your suitcase. Hand any medication and money in to the adults in the classroom.

You will need to keep on you:

packed lunch

water/ water bottle

money for Monday (£5)


day bag


Any other questions please speak to your class teacher by Friday!smiley

Isle of Wight 2019

SATs Presentation 10th May

Week Beginning 13th May 2019

SAT's week- time to show off all your hard work! Try you very best and remember:

-Feeling nervous or anxious is normal in these situations (and totally OK!)

-Speak to an adult/friend about any worries

-Get an early night each night (if you can't sleep- read or listen to music...)

-Try to have a little breakfast (or a big one!)

-Don't forget to bring a bottle of water

-Plan something fun each evening (chill time/sports activity etc)


***Please make sure if there are any problems on the morning of each test to contact the school as early as possible so we can make any arrangements***


Tests will be completed as follows:

Monday- SPaG test (Punctuation and Grammar-45mins followed by Spelling test)

Tuesday- Reading text (60mins)

Wednesday- Maths test (Arithmetic- 30 mins followed by Reasoning-40mins)

Thursday- Maths test (Reasoning- 40mins)


Breakfast club will run in Hall 1 from 8:30am each morning of the tests- come along for a bite to eat and the chance to chat to your friends. (You can also ask the teachers any questions you may have!)


The afternoons will consist of DT/Art/PE and preparing for our visit to the Isle of Wight. We will also be holding the auditions for the production on Thursday so if you think you would like a speaking or singing role make sure you ask for an audition script.






Anxiety and stress

Week Beginning 6th May 2019


With the build up to our SAT's next week, the children will be completing final areas of revision for Maths and English. Any questions, encourage children to speak to their group teachers.


Our slightly shorter week will still give us time to fit in some continued DT work on our skyscrapers, a 'Pilates' PE lesson and the start of rehearsals for our production.


Please make sure you have replied if you are able to attend the Isle of Wight meeting on Friday afternoon and have signed up for Breakfast Club for SAT's week. 



Week Beginning: 29th April 2019


The play 'Macbeth' is the focus of our English work for the next couple of weeks. We will be looking at the story and creating interesting pieces of writing based on this!


Maths will be revision based with each group focusing on a variety of areas to build confidence.


Science work continues on the circulatory system -which we are enjoying!


We have also been doing Pilates in our PE lessons- focusing on strengthening our cores, improving posture and balance as well as breathing techniques.



Week Beginning 23rd April 2019


Welcome back! We hope everyone had a good Easter break and is ready for the term ahead.


This week we will be starting revision. Maths and English will both have various focuses over the next few weeks depending on the needs of individuals/ groups. We will also be focusing on test technique over the next few weeks.


Our DT, work continues looking at Skyscrapers. We will be creating our designs this week.


In Science, we will be looking at the circulatory system over the next few weeks. This will start off by seeing what we have remembered from our Year 4 work on this.


PE days will be on a Monday and a Wednesday for the whole of Year 6. Please keep your kit in school everyday in case you need it.



Any newspapers for our art work would be appreciated.

Also, if children have an old shirt/t-shirt they can bring to school as an art apron, could they bring these in from Monday?

Thank you!!

Week Beginning 1st April 2019

A very busy week this week to finish off a successful term!


English and Maths topics will vary for the different groups over the next few weeks as we revise and revisit various topics we have previously covered.


As Friday is our art day, we will be having an 'arty' week. The theme this year is 'I am Unique' so we will be doing some PSHE work on being unique, making masks and decorating an individual pebble for a whole school display- a pathway in the school grounds.


Science continues to be our work on DNA- which the children are very much enjoying.


PE trials for athletics will continue-weather permitting!


Just a reminder that those invited to Easter School (Mon 8th-Thurs 11th April), please check your session time, come into school via the front office, you can wear your own clothes! 


Have a wonderful Easter Break- see you in the Summer Term!

Week Beginning 25th March 2019


This week will be an assessment week. Children will be completing a series of Maths and English assessments throughout the week. 

Please note that due to this the weekly spelling test day may change for some groups this week. It will not be completed before Tuesday though.


Our DT work becomes practical this week-continuing on from looking at Skyscrapers the children will be looking at how to strengthen structures by design (using dry spaghetti and marshmallows!).


The PSHE focus for the next few weeks will be finance based- looking at various money/finance related topics including bank accounts, debit and credit cards and different ways our money is used from salaries.


PE continues to be focused on athletics, but again, weather depending PE days may vary.


The Mother's Day sale will be held on Wednesday.




Week Beginning 18th March 2019


This week we will be looking at nonsense poems in English. We will be studying 'The Jabberwocky'.


Math's will focus on Ratio and Proportion as well as some time spent revising word problems.


PE will change from tennis to athletics for the next few weeks so make sure you have PE kit in school!!


We will also be continuing with our DT work on 'Skyscrapers'.


Another busy week in year 6!


Week beginning 11th March


This week is Science Week! We will be doing lots of activities looking at science in the 20th Century and DNA. Year 6 will be extending this topic over the next few weeks.


Our English topic continues to be Ratatouille with some persuasive writing to Mr Pye this week. 


In maths we will be tackling algebra.


Please remember to have PE (indoor and outdoor) kit in school each day as PE days may vary due to weather and hall availability.


Week beginning 4th March


English this week is carrying on with our ratatouille recipes. We will also be focusing on elements of SPaG we need to revisit as revision.


Our maths will be continuing work on fractions, decimals and percentages.


Wednesday is our visit to Crucial Crew. We will be having an early lunch (the kitchen has kindly said they will do an early meal if ordered in the usual way). We will be leaving school at 11:45 and aim to return to school by 3:10pm.


Thursday is World Book Day. Optional dressing up as a book character (no set theme). The book fair begins and children are welcome to bring a book to share an extract with their class.


Friday we have an exciting Science workshop each in year 6. This is to start the build up to Science Week. 


As well as that busy week, parent consultations are also taking place on Monday and Wednesday. Please wait in Mr Hawkins room.

Week beginning 25th February

This week we are making ratatouille as part of our DT work. We will then be using our knowledge of making this tasty dish to write recipes for it.


In maths we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages revision work.

Don't forget about TT Rockstars!


PE days remain the same this half term but please be aware that due to hall availability we may chang days or location of PE. Make sure you have kit in school for indoor and outdoor PE every day.



Week beginning 21st January


In English we are completing our ghost stories based on Alma.


In Maths we are having a week on Area and Perimeter.

Week beginning 14th January


English: Ghost stories based on the short animated film, Alma.

Maths: Coordinates and translation (moving shapes)


Please remember that the SATS meeting for parents is on Thursday 17th January at 6pm. We think it is very important that at least one parent should attend.


May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year.



Year 6 Parents SATS Meeting January 17th 2019 Presentation

Isle of Wight 2019

Welcome to Year 6!




Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!


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SATs and Isle of Wight Meeting Presentations, 5th May

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