Year 6: The Elephants: Blog items

Another Busy Week !, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 9th Feb 2024 @ 10:45am

Year 6 have had another very busy week of learning and fun. The children did an amazing job this week researching and presenting the route they may take into future careers. We backed this activity up watching children with physical and learning differences talk about thier aspirations.

The Elephants have been flying in maths this week showing a real enjoyment and understanding of algebra.

Our learning about famous scientisist and innovators has come to an end and to finish the unit I challenged the children to become innovators and they have come up with some stunning ideas.

In DT I was very impressed with the way in which every single member of the class has cut out their pattern then attached it to fabric of their choice and then cut the pieces out. The sewing process has started and the finished garments are fantastic.

We have now reached the end of this half term and as a team we are so proud of the progress the children have made. 

Thank you to the families who attended last night's SATs meeting, I have uploaded the PowerPoint and a copy of the Year 6 SATs word document to the class page of the website.

I will also put a copy of the activities we are doing at High Adventure on the class page , the document has another copy of the suggested kit list at the bottom. Please remember the children will need a packed lunch in a reusable contatiner and a drinks bottle for the first day. 

Wishing you all a great half term

Mrs Fletcher 



Elephant Update, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 2:11pm

The Elephants have had a very busy week, as usual. Lots of great work in English and maths. The children impressed Mrs Brown so much on Tuesday with their learning when she visited our English lesson that she awarded them 2 class compliments. 

In Geography this week the class have been learning about Greenwich Meant time and how this relates to lines of longitude particularly the Prime Meridian.

We have had 2 science lessons this wee, one a live BBC lesson the adaptation of sharks which was great and the other continuing our learning about famous scientists. This week the children did amazing jobs reseraching the life and work of Dr Daniel Hale Williams which they have presented in the form of biographies. 

In RE our learning was around Hajj the pilgrimage that Muslims aim to take part in once in a life time. 

Well done for being so wonderful Elephants , be ready to sew next week youve got waistcoats to make!

The Rest of The Week, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 27th Jan 2024 @ 9:45am




Reading Response - Brian Cox

Maths check up - arithmetic and reasoning paper 1

Geography - investigating if there are links between latitude and longtitude and biomes/climate

Singing assembly





Reading Response - Marcus Rashford

Maths check up - reasoning paper 2

English - modal verbs

Science - Learning about Marie Maynard Daly and her work on the affects of sugar and cholestorol on the body .









Busy Elephants, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 23rd Jan 2024 @ 8:46pm

Monday 22nd January

Morning task - phonics activity 

Spelling - Look Say Cover Write Check for this week's new words

Reading Response - Biography of Bear Grylls

GPS and spelling check up 

DT - design a waistcoat for a soft toy

PE - dribbling, passing and shooting skills in hockey

Maths - introduction to the ratio sign :


Tuesday 23rd January

Morning task - phonics activity

RE -What is Ummah and why is it important to Muslims?

Reading Check up 

Maths - fractions and ratio

In the afternoon we completed our maths , did a relaxation Yoga session in the hall and completed our RE 

Friday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 11:47am

This morning the children have fun playing a variety of instruments in music. This was followed by more work on Macbeth in drama. Computing has been a successful lesson with a clas compliment being awarded by Miss Sanders.

This afternoon the children are looking forward to cricket and art. 

Wednesday and Thursday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 7:57am


Morning task - phonics

Spelling - a class favourite today- pyramid words.

Reading - last session developing our summarising skills

Maths - fluent in five, reasoning and we started our new unit, ratio looking at additive and multiplicative aspects to help us know when we need to add or multiply.

English - a writing focus today using our learning about formal and informal language to write a formal letter in the role of Percy Jackson's headteacher and then an informal letter in the role of Percy to his best friend Grover.

Afternoon - personal development activities with Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherry in LPS+



Morning task finishing our letters / reading own books

Spelling - check up 

Reading - a full VIPERS session today reading about Tim Berners Lee a British man who was pivotal in the development of the world wide web

Science - researching the life and work of Libbie Hyman who specialised in the classification of invertebrates

Maths - fluent in five - a double lot of questions this afternoon followed by a lesson looking at the language of ratio

English - we started to revise modal verbs which we will continue next week.

Well done Elephants you have worked hard this week and it shows in your the quality of the work you have produced. I am very proud of you all.


Monday and Tuesday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 16th Jan 2024 @ 9:13pm



Spelling - feeling the shape of this week's words

Reading - this week we are focusing on developing our summarising skills.

Geography - finding longtitude and latitude coordinates of given captial cities

Maths - learnning about imperial measures

PE - passing, dribblind and tackling in hockey

English - rewriting informal sentences in a more formal manner.




Spelling - using each of our spellings in a sentence to show that we understand their meaning.

Reading - more summarising skills this time using a poenm as our text

Fluent in Five

First Aid - one and a half hours learning first aid skills. Everyone did brilliantly.

Maths - making sure that we really undersatnd imperial measures.

English - revising word classes by picking words from a given list , identifying their word class and then writing a definition of the word to show what it measns as part of that class.





Update, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 11:49am

WOW this week has gone so quickly. 



Spelling check on this week's spellings.

Reading - learning about the discovery of DNA.

Science researching the life and work of Stephen Hawking and making our own black holes.

English - choosing our own area of focus - complete sentences, correcting punctuation errors or identifying the subject, verb , object within sentences.

Maths - fluent in five, reasoning and then converting miles into kilometers and vice versa.








The class have settled back into learning really well and have had an amazing week. They have loved the new timetable so we have started 2024 in the best way possible.

Have a great weekend everyone

Mrs Fletcher 


Welcome Back, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 10th Jan 2024 @ 2:35pm

Happy New Year .

On behalf of myself, Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty I would like to thank you for all of the lovely gifts we received at Christmas.

Our week so far :


Morning task - phonics

Spelling adding cial and tial

Reading response - Alan Turing 

Geography - learning about longtitude and latitude

English - writing new endings for The Highwayman poem

PE - passing skills in hockey

Maths - metric measures 



Morning task

Spelling - look, say, cover, write, check

Reading  - Alexander Fleming

RE- The Five Pillars of Islam

Jigsaw - dreams and goals 

Maths - converting metric measures

English - research facts about a given Greek god or goddess




Morning Task

Spelling - speedy spell

 Reading response - Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace

Maths - calculating wit mteric measures

English - discussing our new text 

DT - preparing for our enterprise 


Elephant Catch Up, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Dec 2023 @ 9:42am


The morning was spent researching interesting facts about 6 major world religions - the class loved this - and creating amazing mind maps to showcase all of their knowledge from the autumn terms learnong.

The afternoon was spent partying at the Year 5 and 6 Christmas party. Theo, Poppy and Sienna did an amazing job as DJs/



Christmas cards and carols in French



Thank you to you all for your support this term it is very much appreciated. Thank you also for the gifts and cards myself, Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty have received. It is very kind of you to think of us at this time of year.

We hope that you all have a very lovely Christmas and we will see you in January.

Best wishes

Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty. 

Christmas part Y5&6, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Dec 2023 @ 2:36pm

The annual Christmas party was enjoyed by all. 

Wonderful Wednesday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 20th Dec 2023 @ 2:39pm

Today started with a whole school rehearsal for the Carol Service on Friday, the class did a fantastic job of reciting their poem and earned themselves a class compliment from Mrs Brown.

After a slightly later than usual playtime the rest of the morning was spent doing DT, finishing off the amazing playground structures they have been building.

This afternoon has been a Christmas themed LPS+ session with Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty.

Don't forget tomorrow is Christmas Party day so come dressed ready for a fun filled afternoon. 

Elephant Catch Up, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 19th Dec 2023 @ 9:03pm


Morning task - remove the last e before adding the suufix er or ed

Spelling - splitting this week's words into two lists: cious or tious 

Reading - The Yule Lads - Spoon Licker , a story from Iceland

Maths - fluent in five, reasoning, mixed questions with fractions

English - present perfect and past perfect verb tenses 

Science - lots of Christmas fun completing our investigations into how mirrors work.



Phonics - correcting misspelt words

Spelling - using this week's spellings in sentences

Maths - fluent in five, reasoning, finding fractions of amounts

English - planning a new ending to The Highwayman

DT - working hard to finish our amazing playgrounds. 

Thursday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 14th Dec 2023 @ 9:34pm

Today has been very busy and lots of fun too.

Morning Task - grammar task

Spelling - check up of this week's spellings.

Maths - double fluent in five followed by more dividing fractions.

Fun videos with sining and dancing to help us remember grammar and punctuation

Christmas dinner followed by a long playtime and a movie afternoon.


Wednesday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 13th Dec 2023 @ 2:24pm

Here's what we have been up to today :

Morning task - phonics activity to correct spellings

Spelling - using this week's spellings in sentences to improve our vocabulary.

Guided Reading - The final chapter of The Night Before The Night Before Christmas.

Maths - Fluent in Five, reasoning and then we learnt to divide any fraction by an integer 4/6 x 2 = 4/12

English - developing our understaning of adverbs and adverbials, how they are used in sentences, whar they modify and how we punctuate sentences containing them.

This afternoon  LPS+ - working on our poem to perform at the Carol Service in church and making calendars.

Tomorrow is Christmas Lunch day so Christmas jumpers can be worn along with the usual uniform skirts and trousers. 



Tuesday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 12th Dec 2023 @ 8:33pm

Our day

Morning task - phonics changing the y to i and adding er and est to words such as happy.

Spelling - box dictation which is where we write the words by writing letters in the correctly shaped boxes.

Guided Reading - today we read The Night Before The Night Before Christmas Chaoter 2. Today was a vocabulary focus.

Maths - Fluent in Five and Reasoning followed by divison of fractions by integers.

English - we identified literary features in a narrative poem .

DT - we continued to work on building the structures for our playground projects. They are beginning to look really good.


Homework Help, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Dec 2023 @ 11:19pm

There are a number of documents and a powerpoint  on the class website page to assist with maths and  grammar homework 

What have we done today?, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Dec 2023 @ 10:13pm


Today we have ....

Morning task - revised adding the suffix es to words ending in y. Someties it makes an i sound as in complies and sometimes it makes an ee sound as in babies.

Spelling -  we discussed the meaning of the suffix ful and then identified it in this week's spellings.

Reading - we enjoyed reading the text The night before the night before Christmas together and the did an awesome job answering our  VIPERS questions.

Maths started with Fluent in Five ( 5 arithmetic questions) and a reasoning task. Most of us then worked on multiplying fractions by fractions. Some children did some work with Mrs Atkinson on mixed numbers.

English - started by listening to the poem The Highwayman - lots of the class were joining in . Today's English task was working with a partner to do a vocabulary task. Having chosen 5 words from a vocab list the children wrote what they thought the word meant in the poem before looking it up in dictionaries- book and online. 

PE - it was evidence day today in Gymnastics. The class did an amazing job creating gymnastics sequences using counterbalance and countertension. The sequences were videoed for assessment evidence.

During RE some children went with Mrs Brown to chrch to deliver the Christmas art boards, some were sewing with Mrs Atkinson and some were getting more points for the class on the Times Tables Rock Stars Tournament. We will look at confirmation later in the week when we are all together.

Tomorrow afternoon we will be finishing our geography unit and doing some more work on our playground structures in DT. 

Busy Day, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 29th Nov 2023 @ 9:08pm

The Elephants have had a really busy day .

The day started with a visit to Longton Library where Helen shared lots of really interesting facts about Christmas. She then read us some Christmas poems and chose some of the children to read poems aloud.

Next the cildren all got to make gorgeous Christmas cards.

Back in school the children worked hard in English to bring scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Tempest to life with actions and dialogue. The rsults ww=ere amazing. 

Congratulations, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 26th Nov 2023 @ 5:34pm

The Elephnats have been shining and have earned themseleves a number of class compliments for displaying Longton behaviour. They have now achieved 20 compliments and which means they can choose a class treat. 

Well done Elephants- I am super proud of you . 

Eco Halloween, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 8:19am

A big thank you to some of the Eco team who helped Kelly create some funky Halloween decorations out of milk cartons They looked fab..and  the team enjoyed helping out!

Busy Elephants, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 5th Oct 2023 @ 7:39pm

Year 6 have been busy this week showing what amazing learners they are. There has been a real imrovemnet in the presentation of work this week and the class are rising to every challenge they are are faced with.

In LPS+ the children looked at the new Blue Peter Badge for reading and discussed how important reading ie, reaching the conclusion that it really is the key that opens doors of opportunity.


In maths we are getting ready to tackle long division, it would be great if over the coming weeks the children could spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars refreshing their knowledge - it will really help !

Don't forget that projects are in soon - we can't wait to see them. 



Fun in Science, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 6:33pm

The children enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin in science and had great fun playing The Game of Survival. 

Excellent Start, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 7th Sep 2023 @ 7:36pm

Well done everyone, you have made an excellent start to Year 6. You have all settled into your new class really well and it wonderful to see such focussed learning. 

The class have now had a taste of every lesson on thier timetable,  making a great start to their work in History and Science.

This is going to be an amazing year Elephants! 

Hickory's Brunch for lucky readers!, by Mr Kennedy

Date: 26th May 2023 @ 2:44pm

Big well done to all the children who attended Hickory's brunch today! The children won this lovely rewards from being in the lucky draw for reading every day. A big thank you to Hickorys Hutton for looking after us.

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