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Time to shine!

We’ve worked as hard as can be, covered absolutely everything we need to, reminded ourselves of how far we’ve come throughout Key Stage 2, sung all of our learning songs, played a few games and even had a few laughs along the way 🙂 I’m really proud of the hard work that’s been put in by Year 6 and hope you all are too! Have a super relaxing weekend and if you get the chance, let us know what you’re up to….

Summer Term Homework Project

We really enjoyed our topic launches today where we were recapping and learning locational knowledge linked to our topics over the years! We also looked at lots of famous landmarks and their locations around the world: some we knew already and others that were new to us. Have you decided which one you are going to re-create? Let us know here…

Remember, the only limits are your imagination! I know everyone will be blown away if anyone decides to incorporate any of our science learning on circuits, motors and switches 😉 but I’m also sure that whatever you decide to do will be fantastic!

You can make any of the landmarks that we looked at today or another of your own ideas and you can use any materials that you want to. We’ll try our best to help with materials so if you need anything, please just ask!

Quiz Time!

It’s very nearly the end of term so that means Knowledge Organsier quiz time! Have you remembered the key facts? What about from last term’s Ancient Greek topic? Test yourself here….

1. What year was Queen Victoria born?

2. What year did she accede to the throne?

3. Who was her uncle?

4. Which of her sons succeeded her?

5. Was Spain part of the British Empire?

6. Was New Zealand part of the British Empire?

7. A diamond jubilee is a celebration of how many years on the throne?

8. What was a pauper?

9. Did the Mines Act of 1842 stop children under 5, 10 or 12 from working underground?

10. What year did Queen Victoria die?

11. When were the first Olympic Games held?

12. What was King Agamemnon’s brother called?

13. When was the Battle of Marathon?

14. In which modern day country is Troy believed to have been located: Finland, Turkey or Spain?

15. Which city state was ruled by two kings of equal power?

If you manage to answer all of these questions, can you think of a question for everyone else?




A week (and a bit) in pictures

It seems like I write this every time but take a look at the pictures to see a snapshot of just how busy we’ve been recently!

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And the good news is….. next week is going to be just as busy!!! We have got our final DARE lesson and another storytelling visit from Mr Littlewood on Monday, a Worksop walkabout to find and sketch Victorian buildings on Wednesday and extra sparkly golden time on Friday for everyone that completed three or more of the homework projects. If there’s anything you’re hoping to see on offer for golden time, make your suggestions here.

In between all of that, we’ll still be squeezing in plenty of everything else including working on our Learn Its which will be

9 x 12 = 108

11 x 12 = 132

12 x 12 = 144

I think we’d all better get plenty of rest over the weekend ready for all of that!!!

Time flies in Y6!!!!!

We have got a little behind with our blog with being so busy!! Since our last post, we have found out lots more about Charles Darwin and his work on evolution, created some brilliant collages based on the painting ‘Northern River Scene’ by LS Lowry, finished our brilliant class book, ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’ (and started the next one in the series), come dressed in our PJs for World Book Day, deepened our knowledge about working Victorian children, continued to perfect our 12x tables, been on a visit to the National Mining Museum (which was a cracker!), written a letter in role from Lord Shaftesbury to Queen Victoria and had a Science enrichment today with Miss Ward investigating the effects different wire lengths have on components in a circuit. Pheweee!!!

Share your thoughts on all that we’ve been up to here…