Year 6: The Bears: Blog items

Thank you, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Dec 2017 @ 11:31am

I would just like to say thank you very much for all of the lovely Christmas cards and presents I have received. It is very kind of you all to think of me at this special time of year.

I have had an amazing first term worling in Years 6, 5 and 4. I have never worked in this capacity before and your children have made it one of the most rewarding periods in my teaching career.

At this special time of year I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wish you well for 2018.

Mrs Fletcher

STEM: the Leyland truck trail , by Miss Leigh

Date: 20th Nov 2017 @ 6:19pm

What a fantastic afternoon!!!!!! 

Lots of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths going on.  

The week, by Miss Leigh

Date: 18th Oct 2017 @ 10:45am

Our learning this week. 

Spelling: prefix un and dis

English: writing descriptions using descriptive language with colons and semi colons. 

Grammar: colons and semi colons

Maths: Roman numerals, arithmetic and long division. 

Science and PE will be th Mrs fletcher this week. 


Dance with beyond sport , by Miss Leigh

Date: 10th Oct 2017 @ 9:26am

A little bit of dancing to start our day. 

This week 9th October , by Miss Leigh

Date: 10th Oct 2017 @ 9:11am

This week we are completing some assessments.  These will take up most of our mornings. 

Afternoons we will be focusing on comprehension and spelling as well as getting ready for our assembly on Friday morning. 

We hope to see you there. 

The week ahead, by Miss Leigh

Date: 2nd Oct 2017 @ 6:59pm

We have a busy week ahead. 

Maths- formal methods for multiplication and disivion. Check you can double and half decimals, multiply and device a decimal by 10, 100 and 1000 mentally. 

English.  We continue with Swiss family Robinson.  We will be looking at language use, sentence structure and vocabulary.  Planning and writing a missing chapter. 

GPS.  Auxiliary verbs.  Remember to go over se and ce words from last week and short vowel sounds. 

French.  Greetings 

ICT/ RE.  Making a presentation to explain the about the acts of Kirat Karne, Vand Chakna and Nam Japna 

Science. The theory of evolution 

Church on Tuesday. 

PE.  beyond sport- dance

It is really important that if you've found something hard in class this week or last week that you spend 10 minutes each night having another go at it.  This will make it much easier the next time we come to use that knowledge. 



*Prank Phone Calls*, by Miss Leigh

Date: 22nd Sep 2017 @ 4:27pm

As the Bears become more independent it is highly possible they now have a phone.  They will slowly begin to immerse themselves in the world of text messages, apps and social media.  Today, there was some discussion around making prank phone calls and face timing unknown people between pupils.  We have taken this opportunity to discuss the impact of prank phone calls, both on the recipient of the phone call and on those making the calls.  We have talked about why we need to keep ourselves safe and how making prank phone calls can actually makes us more vulnerable.   

You might want to take this opportunity to check in with your child about phone, internet and personal safety.  

Beyond sport: boxing week 1 , by Miss Leigh

Date: 19th Sep 2017 @ 10:05am

Have a look at our morning!  

The week ahead, by Miss Leigh

Date: 18th Sep 2017 @ 6:54pm

Hope you've all had a relaxing weekend and the Arithmetic homework wasn't too bad.  Don't worry if you struggled.  There are questions on there that we've not covered yet, but you might have had a go at them or you might want to see if you can have a go at them on next weeks homework. 

English:  We will be looking at instructions as we work though the next 4 chapters of Swiss Family Robinson. 

GPS- ible/able/ibly/ably words, rules for short vowel sounds, and there, they're and their

Maths - Rounding Millions and Decimals in context, Long division reasoning. 

PE:  Streetdance and Beyond sport 

Science: Adaption of specific types of animals

Art: Cauliflower cards

Geography: Continents, countries and cities with a focus on America 


Trip letters for Robin Wood will go out later this week (wednesday) acompanied by a parent mail. 

Meet the teacher , by Miss Leigh

Date: 12th Sep 2017 @ 3:39pm

Hello and Welcome back! 

As we start the new school year it is always best to make sure that you know what is expected of your child. Now that they are in year 6, things might have become a little scary. Hopefully, this information will set out a few of the things which may be causing anxiety and help you to navigate the year ahead.

Curriculum: The programme of study for year 6 can be found online.  See the useful links section on the class page. I have put the links on the blog for you if you’d like to look at them. We will be following these on our run up to SATS and afterwards to ensure that we are ready for High School.

Our Day: Mornings are spent learning English, Maths, GPS and Guided Reading. Mrs. Fletcher works with targeted small groups in the mornings. These groups are not fixed and will change. Afternoons are when we will look at History, Geography, ART, DT, Science, PE, RE, PHSE. Jigsaw is our fantastic new PHSE approach. Mrs Atkinson will take children out for interventions in the afternoon.

Expectations: Children are expected to challenge themselves with their learning. Lessons start promptly and teaching pace is fast. Children need to be prepared for their day with the equipment they need.

Homework: Given out on Thursday, returned by Tuesday. Late homework will be monitored as homework feeds directly into learning this year. Extra copies of homework are available in the stripy box. The quality of homework should be the same or better than their school work. Help is available on Fridays and Mondays. READING- still essential! Please try and discuss your child’s reading book with them each week. Make sure it is a challenging book.

Phones: Turned off and kept in the office during the day.

Bikes/Scooters: Can be stored in the Bike shed, children do not need to arrive earlier at school to use this facility.

Bookbags: No rucksacks please.

Residential: Robin Wood. 21-23rd February. More information to follow next week. Cost is £199 per child.

SATS: Week of 14th May in the mornings. Parents’ information session in the Spring term.

If, as we go through the year, you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office or speak to me on the playground.

Kind Regards,


Miss Leigh

Welcome back , by Miss Leigh

Date: 11th Sep 2017 @ 5:14pm

Welcome Back Bears, 

We've made an excellent start to the new school year.  The tribe is really working hard to step up to those year 6 expectations and it's been a pleasure to see the children challenging themselves. 

This week we will be learning about: 

MATHS: Long Multiplicaiton and Long Division

ENGLISH: Class novel is Swiss Family Robinson.  We will be learning about the setting, characters and using correctly punctuated dialogue for some extended writing at the end of the week.  

Science:  Exploring Adaptation of birds

Art: Texture

Jigsaw (PHSE):  What is the difference between what we want and what we need? 

RE:  How is life like a journey? 

PE:  Beyond sport will be in on Tuesday morning.  

Looks like we are going to have a great week.  I hope to see as many parents as possible on Tuesday after school for our meet the teacher event.  

See you there!!

Artist visit., by Miss Leigh

Date: 13th Jul 2017 @ 2:51pm

On Wednesday and Thursday a brilliant artist came in and his name is Peter Bourne.  We have been painting our selves on a large piece of wood and the whole school have done it to!! We have extremely enjoyed recreating our portrait.  


Thomas and Molly 

Takeover Day: Letter To Parents, by Mr Coxhead

Date: 5th Jul 2017 @ 11:38am

Below is a letter from Daniel and Matthew (our Year 6 pupils who have taken on the roles of Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher for the day):

Dear Parents,

Today Year 6 pupils have taken over teaching for the day as a reward they have earned. There are around 4 pupils teaching each class and have been given a timetable for the day.

Reception has been doing some amazing phonics work, music lessons too and all the teachers are doing a good job. Year 1 have enjoyed doing PE involving throwing and catching and for a treat, football. They also did guided reading work with the teachers helping each child. Year 2 have done some great science work finding out about bugs and have looked all over the bog garden to find some. Year 3 have started off today by doing some fantastic singing. They then did science, learning about flowers and purposes of them. Year 4 have been doing some math problem solving involving multiplication work, after that they work on GPS. Year 5 were doing spelling on suffixes and play rehearsal for their big performance night ahead of them.


Yours Sincerely, Mr Holmes (Deputy Head)

                              Mr Stillings (Head Teacher)

Deepdale Duck visited school, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 29th Jun 2017 @ 1:24pm

Graffiti art on Thursday , by Miss Leigh

Date: 25th May 2017 @ 1:19pm

We are in the process of creating some graffiti art.  Here are a few photos from our morning. 

Wednesday , by Miss Leigh

Date: 25th May 2017 @ 8:20am

On Wednesday we moved around different activities. 

We had to produce a piece of artwork as a group.  Can you guess what these are? 

Tuesday , by Miss Leigh

Date: 23rd May 2017 @ 1:59pm

We worked together as a tribe to create our very own rainforest.  Hope you love it as much as we do.  Well done Bears.  

Monday arts week , by Miss Leigh

Date: 23rd May 2017 @ 7:54am

A few photos from Monday. 

Sports Day 2017, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st May 2017 @ 11:46am

Sports Day was a great success. The children had lots of fun and displayed amazing teamwork and behaviour throughout every activity.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the afternoon.

Our Learning 24th April , by Miss Leigh

Date: 24th Apr 2017 @ 5:58pm

Our learning this week: 

Math :  Fractions- addition and subtraction of unlike fractions, equivalent fractions and fractions on a number line. 

English:  Using commas to correctly punctuate subordinate clauses, ei and ie words, and descriptive writing.  We will even be doing a little drama to consider the feelings and experineces of characters and will be having a go at using this to improve our writing.  We will be editing and improving our work each day. 

Science: Plant Life cycles

Art: Drawing large scale leaves, enlarging sketches

RE/PHSE:  Judasim. The 10 commandments.  What would life be like without rules? 

PE:  Skill development and gymastics (Monday and Tuesday) 

Geography:  Layers of the rainforest.  Why do animals and plants live in particular layers?  

Homework this week will be an extended writing piece.  It will be due in on 3rd May.  We will use this writing in our work on Thursday 4th May.  


Art, by Miss Leigh

Date: 21st Apr 2017 @ 2:04pm

The front of school is looking rather beautiful so instead of drawing flowers from a vase, we ventured out and sketched what we saw.  We focused on drawing what we could see and trying to show depth in our sketches.  

Wecome back to the Summer Term , by Miss Leigh

Date: 18th Apr 2017 @ 3:09pm

Welcome back and I hope you've had a chocolatly visit from the Easter Bunny and had plenty of great adventures in the 2 weeks off. Today has been a wonderful start to the Summer term with the sun welcoming us to a very exciting week ahead. 

Our theme this term is Amazon Adventure

English - We will be writing descriptions of tropical rainforests and begining to read our class novel.  Journey to the River Sea. 

Guided Reading - this week will be slightly different with us focusing on whole class reading activities.  We will be using Kensuke's Kingdom to do this. 

Maths- Mean, Mode and Median followed by exploring decimals and application of decimals in context. 

Art:  We will be looking at and sketching different kinds of leaves

PE: Will be Gymnastics and we will be working on ABC with Dylan. 

Science:  We will begin our work on life cycles, starting with plants. 

Geography :  We will learn about the 2 different kinds of Rainforest as well as where they are located and how they are different. 

I have also sent home thi terms curriculumn outline.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

Miss Leigh



Speedy maths, by Miss Leigh

Date: 30th Mar 2017 @ 1:52pm

Sometimes you get that excited about maths you just have to grab the nearest thing you can so that you can solve the problem.  Great work Bears! laugh


Next week , by Miss Leigh

Date: 25th Mar 2017 @ 12:12pm

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and don't forget to give those special cards to that special person tomorrow. 

Next week is going to be busy but lots of fun. 

In Maths:  We'll be learning about Capacity, Volume and converting units of weight and length. 

In English we will continue to read "The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm"  and writing our own chapter about another wacky invention of his, which is bound to cause chaos. 

In GPS: It will be Hypens, Brackets and Dashes, as well as a recap of prefixes and suffixes from this term. 

Science:  We will be exploring Air Resistance a little more and what happens if it is increased or decreased.  

Art and ICT will focus on creating electronically pieces inspired by Islamic Art and the house of Wisdom. 

PE:  We will be working with Coach Dylan on ball skills

PHSE: Collaberation and working together. 

Finally, we have something to prepare for our Easter assembly in Church on Friday afternoon and not forgetting the Easter bonnet and Egg show Thursday afternoon. 

Homework for this week:  English is due Tuesday, Maths- Wednesday.  

Enjoy the sunshine.  smiley

Finger painting , by Miss Leigh

Date: 23rd Mar 2017 @ 1:57pm

Spending an hour painting with our fingers....I wonder what we are making? 

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