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Robinwood - Rapids Group

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Here are the photos from Rapids group, which contains Euan, Seb, James, Jake, Alice, Daisy, Lila, Poppy S, Lily F and Libby. 

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Robinwood - Lake Group

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Here are the photos from Lake group, which contained Loghan, Charlie S, Frazer, Charlie M, Freddie, Joshua, Sarah, Ella, Poppy H and Lily B. 

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Robinwood - River Group

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This is the first of 3 blog posts I will be putting up with photographs from our time at Robinwood. This will cover River which had Jess, Orla, Lily T, Brooke, Georgie, Eva, Benji, Ellis, Alfie and Leo in it. 

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Robinwood Update Day 2

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Another busy day at Robinwood! Each child has been amazing in their own way and challenged themselves more than they ever have. 

Today some children have had a go at the trapeze, worked as a team in nightline and solved some puzzles in the dungeon. Other children have had a go at climbing, quest and raft building. We also had a special guest appearance from Miss Kelly who tried the trapeze herself (she didn’t really have a choice!).

All is very quiet in the boys’ block as I am writing this blog. Something tells me they will sleep very well tonight! 

We will be up and ready to do some more activities tomorrow morning, before having some lunch and heading back. I will send an alert out on the jotter app when I know roughly what time we are due back. 

See you tomorrow!

Mr. K

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Robinwood - day one

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Hello! Hopefully this blog will post, the WiFi isn’t brilliant! 

We’ve had a fabulous first day at Robinwood. 
We’ve all had a go on the zip line. I can speak for my group and say that they all had fun! Miss Hewitt and Ms. Kewley agreed that their groups did too. 
Some of the groups have done the piranha pool, whilst one group did some climbing and canoeing. 

The children are all in bed now and had the lights out notice from the night staff. Hopefully we’ve worn them out enough that they get a good night’s sleep! 

Photos will be uploaded onto the blog when I return to school. In the meantime, keep checking the blog for further updates. 

Mr. K

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15.10.21 Update

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This week we have completed some practice SATs. I was really impressed with the children's attitude to them; I wouldn't say they were looking forward to them, but they accepted it was a necessary task and did their best. 

In topic, we have been looking at art inspired by conflict and looked at some trench art from the First World War.

Every week (when possible) Miss Monday is taking different groups of children to complete some outdoor learning linked to our topic. They are currently working on building a shelter that might've been used during the Second World War. Here are some pictures of this week's group:

Remember, the blog will have a nightly update next week whilst we're at Robinwood, so make sure you check it!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr. K

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This week, we have written a newspaper report about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in English. This was in preparation for our history lessons moving onto the First World War. Today, the children learnt how to be historians by using sources to deduce what life was like in the trenches on the Western Front. We will be continuing this next week. 

Also today, we have celebrated #HelloYellow World Mental Health. We have had a bit of fun, taking part in a quiz (which Ms. Kewley won!) and discussed the importance of talking about mental health. We also used the #HelloYellow photo booth props to take some silly photographs and hopefully raise some awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health. 

Here are some of the photos:

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October already! Robinwood is fast approaching! The blog will be the place to check each night they are away for updates on how they are all doing. Also, it has come to my attention that my Robinwood meeting recording from the meeting a couple of weeks ago has expired! So the link doesn't appear to work anymore. If anyone missed the meeting, please drop me an email if you have any questions and I will ring you. 

This week we have continued our topic of light in science by looking at the size of shadows at various positions from the light source. In maths, we have finally got onto the 'dreaded long division', which turned out to not be so dreaded at all! Everyone had a good go and we will be continuing this next week. 

In history, we have looked at wars the UK have been involved in since 1707 and worked out which century was the most 'war-filled'. We have then discussed and suggested reasons for there being more wars in one century than another. Here are some examples of their work. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

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Another busy week in Class 6. We have started writing our tension-filled narrative called Alma in English. In maths we have looked at written methods for addition, subtraction and short multiplication. Next week will be long multiplication and division. In history we have learnt about the Spanish Armada and how it changed how naval battles were fought.

Also this week, a HUGE well done to every child who recorded a speech for the house captain role. All staff members in school were so impressed with their bravery, eloquence and maturity. 

A big congratulations to the winners from each house. Here are the results and a screenshot from their speeches:


Captain: Poppy 

Vice Captain: Sarah


Captain: Lila 

Vice Captain: James


Captain: Freddie

Vice Captain: Orla


Captain: Leo

Vice Captain: Charlie

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This week, in Class 6, we have wrote some amazing (and ghostly) monologues in English. Lots of varied and interesting vocabulary has been used! 

In science, we made periscopes and used them to see if we could see from behind a shelf. There were... mixed results! Here are some pictures of the children making their periscopes. 

In history, this afternoon, the children spend some time learning about why William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings as part of our War Across the Ages topic. Then, the children spent some time imagining what it would be like for the soldiers in that battle. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Mr. K

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome back, everyone! It has been fantastic to see the familiar faces of Class 5 returning as Class 6! They all looked so grown up in their hoodies on Tuesday when we gave them out. 

This week, we have jumped straight into the curriculum. We have looked at place value in maths, how light travels in science and taken part in some drama in English. Also, today, we have looked at the many different wars that England and the UK have been involved in since 1066. We have created 16 posters that will be going up as reference for our topic 'War Across the Ages' (photo to follow on next week!).

Finally, I would like to say how proud I am of the children this week. They have all come back with a mature attitude and they have relished the new role they have as responsible Year 6 children. Lots of them have taken part in lunch time and breaktime jobs as prefects. I couldn't be happier with the first week back!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mr. K

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Week ending Friday 16th July

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We have spent this week in full on planning and rehearsal mode, getting ready for the first outdoor Leavers' Assembly that this school has ever seen. Playscripts are becoming plays, 'prosody' (top word) and voice projection are being practised and all is going to plan...

In between times, we have done a project on our own planet, creating fact-files, information and artwork to back up the science that we have studied in upper key stage 2.

We have also engaged in the annual Y5 v Y6 rounders match, which was a fantastic spectacle of sportsmanship and talent - backed up with humour and skill. 

This has been such an enjoyable year, despite everything we have all endured - next week will be quite emotional for all of us.


Enjoy the lovely weather this weekend!

Mr C, Mrs J and the year 6 team.

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Week ending Friday 9th July

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Another fun-packed and diverse week has flown by in year 6!

We are full steam ahead now with plans for the Leavers' Assembly, which will be held outdoors for the first time - this could well be the start of a new trend!

This week, we have started rehearsing the sketches and writing speeches and on Thursday we did our first walk through for Miss Monday (and each other), so that we all had an opportunity to offer advice to each other and look for ways to fine-tune, before we embark on full rehearsals.

Project America gave the class chance to research and present a mini-project on a country in the Americas, before we began the weekly topic, which was created by last week's winning team: Project New Country. The aim was to invent a new country, a flag, a map, a leader, details on the environment and geography (and what plants and animals have adapted to live here) and to create a history, with details on laws and any social or political issues that are pertinent. Lots of learning and consolidation here and VERY much enjoyed by all!

On Tuesday, the class had their first opportunity to work with Mrs Barker! A full day with some fantastic creations - some new creatures here too!


We have been continuing with Y7 maths problem solving (and, of course, Speed Tables and mental maths), guided reading and the class story - Worst. Holiday. Ever, by Charlie Higson.

Lots done, lots still to do! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Mr C, Mrs J, Miss Monday, Miss H and all the team!

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Week ending Friday 2nd July

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We have reached July and the sun is shining!

This week, we completed our playscripts in preparation for Leavers' Assembly, we engaged in Y7 problem solving and mental maths, we continued our SRE topic and looked at child birth!

We undertook a topic to create our own band, marketing it, producing a CD cover and bios for the band, then presenting it.

Science was very exciting, as we looked at the fantastic taxonomy homework and then went on to apply classification to sweets!

In PE, we prepared and practised for sports day and in Art, we completed the Y6 stones for our outdoor display!

How do we fit it all in?


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Week ending Friday 25th June

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Another jam-packed week!

We began with Guided Reading, which has been very successful all year. Currently we have six groups, reading 8 different books. Here are some of them: 


In English, we have been working on the Leavers' Assembly by planning and drafting playscripts for our individual scenes - we will begin to test out how successful they are next week.

We have begun some KS3 problem solving in maths, which has proved very tricky... have you been alive more than 1,000,000 seconds? Can you prove it?

Miss Monday has been helping us to complete our DT project to build our own car, which has electrical parts fitted - with varying degrees of success.

Some of the children have been outside in the forest area, building hammocks and using materials.


Alongside that, we have been running a group project to design your own restaurant, with groups being judged on their menus, the sign for the restaurant, an overhead plan of the layout and an advertising leaflet. Some groups went even further and made their own video ads! Great fun and very challenging.

Have a great weekend!

Mr C, Mrs J and the team.

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Week ending Friday 18th June

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Unfortunately, there are no photos this week, as we have all been adhering to the digital detox: paper registers, no SMART board - it has been a challenge at times, but we all got through it TOGETHER!

The English this week has been to keep a diary on our battles through the detox, with details on board games played with the family, football at the Oval (seems like that should be cricket), drawing, reading, etc. Well done everyone and thanks for your support.

Year 6 maths came to a close with co-ordinates, reflection, translation, pie charts and line graphs, before the end of year assessments. We rounded off the week with a year 7 mental maths test!

Science has seen us complete the strand of evolution and adaptation with and extreme animal challenge and designing our own life forms appropriate for different environments.

RSE has moved on from puberty (and catch-ups from the year 5 lockdown), to sex and reproduction. Lots of mature discussion and questions in class - very impressive.

In PE, we have been playing rounders in baking heat and competing in orienteering challenges. Long may the weather stay like this!

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Mr C, Mrs J, Miss H and team.

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Week ending Friday 11th June

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The first week back... and it has FLOWN!

We have been writing instructions in advance of our Digital Detox, so that everybody is clear on what they can and can not do for the next week.

Maths has been revision of fractions, calculation problems and area of triangles and parallelograms.

We have been studying the differing theories of Evolution and how these theories themselves have evolved over time - discussing adaptation, variation and natural selection.

Great excitement as we embarked on the planning for Leavers' Assembly - fingers crossed!

The perfect spring PE lessons: Rounders and Orienteering have rounded off a lovely week.

Enjoy the weekend; let's hope the sun comes back out.

MrC, Mrs J, Miss H and team.

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Week ending Friday 28th May

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The end of another half term!

It has a been a great week: creative writing, volume, adding and subtracting negative numbers (what is -2 - (-2)?), evolution and inheritance, cricket, reading comprehension, GPS...

And another highlight: Eddie running the PE session - superb!

Congratulations to Darach on the CARE award and to EVERYONE for a superb half term - enjoy the lovely half term in the sunshine!

Mr C, Mrs J and the Y6 crew.

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Marvellous Mexican Cooking!

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21st May 2021

This half term we have been cooking! We started the topic by looking at the principles of a healthy and varied diet then moved on to look at where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed. We decided to focus on Mexican cuisine so spent some time researching the culture and their cuisine. 

In our first week of cooking, we made nachos, guacamole and salsa. We made all of these from scratch, using the bridge technique to chop the vegetables and cut the tortillas to form the nachos. Here are the links to the recipes we used: 

Nachos   Guacamole  Salsa



During our second week, we made quesadillas! Again, we used the techniques we learnt the previous week and even had a go at flipping our quesadillas! Here are the links to the recipes we used: 




In our final week, we cooked Mexican rice and tacos. Here are the links to the recipes we used: 

Mexican rice   Tacos


What a fiesta of a time we have had making all of these delicious dishes! 

Miss H :) xx

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Week ending Friday 21st May

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Boccia... we played boccia this week. And a fun time was had by all!


We also completed our Floodland topic in English, with diary writing and our own predictions - writing the next chapter. 

A lot of thought and high level writing went into both pieces.

Maths has been continuing with statistics, looking at mean, then moving on to a revision of measurements and conversion between different units, culminating in a very challenging problem solving lesson, involving 3-step conversion real-life problems. The class were SUPERB!

In Science, we rounded off the Properties of Materials topic and began Evolution and Inheritance, with some deep-seated conversations about genes and characteristics - this promises to be very rewarding!

We have also done a mini project on proverbs, coming up with some superb ones! If life gives you potatoes, make crisps (my favourite). Whatever life throws at you, catch it. If you think you're perfect, you never will be.

Shame about the weather, but we are lucky to be in a school in beautiful surroundings and also it does make us appreciate it more when the lovely weather arrives.

Summer is coming... honest!

Have a lovely weekend - Mr C, Mrs J and team.

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Week ending Friday 14th May

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Another fun-filled week.

We have been doing pie charts (don't you love using compasses?) and then revising ratios in maths.

Science has seen us assessing our oxidation experiments and our overall understanding of materials and their properties.

Floodland continues in English...

With letters written to Zoe, giving her advice and groups establishing rules for their island tribes:


PE has been very frustrating; all this beautiful sunshine and AS SOON AS CLASS 6 STEP OUTSIDE... we have got wet this week... but we ended on a good note, with cricket - some fantastic coaching from some of the class.

All in all, a great week. Well done class!

Mr C, Mrs J and the class 6 team.

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Week ending Friday 7th May

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A short week, but one packed with activities - 

From co-ordinates and geometry revision in maths, to a new book in English - Floodland - which we will be basing writing around for the next 3 weeks and this week one of the things we did was a 'freeze' based on our feelings:

In science, we have been exploring oxidation with experiments on nails and screws:

We have been continuing with artwork on logos:

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr C, Mrs J, Miss H and the team.

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Week ending Friday 30th April

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The bank holiday weekend is upon us... it's almost May! It's a shame the weather doesn't realise this...

So, this week we have been looking at line graphs, as a start to our data handling topic and have quickly realised the full value of a sharp pencil and a ruler.

In English, we have concluded our 'Window' topic, with some fantastic poetry writing and recital in groups. This topic NEVER fails to capture the imagination and provoke a lot of debate about green belt and building new homes.
A fantastic book!

In science, we have continued our topic on properties of materials with a two day experiment on thermal conducting and isolating. We used different materials to package our cup of water and measured the difference in temperature.

We looked at the evidence for the kings in the ancient Shang dynasty (is it reliable?) and tried to put them chronologically - which was a challenge!

Sometimes harrowing, quite inspirational and hard to read the end without a tear in my eye, this book is a sobering true account of two children's journeys in Southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya (and the USA). Fantastic!

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
Mr C, Mrs J and the team.

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Week ending Friday 22nd April

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Is there any better place to be when the weather is like this?

We have had a wonderful week in class 6.

In English we have begun work around the picture book, Window, by Jeannie Baker - lots of prediction and description.

Maths has been another week of algebra with lots of success!

In topic we have begun looking at the ancient Shang civilization and understanding evidence.

In science, we did a mixtures practical, talking about reversible and irreversible changes:

Miss Monday did some wonderful work on Hockney and landscapes: 

In PE, we got out in the lovely weather, with the sports coach to start a series of lessons on sporting skills:

Enjoy the weekend - aren't we all blessed to have such wonderful surroundings?

Mr C, Mrs Johnson and the team.

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Week ending Friday 16th April

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It's the first week of the Summer term and we've had snow, hail, frost and sunshine!

Everyone is very happy to be back in class and we've had a really fun week, the highlight obviously being the nth term in algebra - who doesn't love algebra?

We have been presenting our projects on Ancient Civilizations, which we did over the Easter break and then have gone on to write a non-chronological report on our individual civilization. We've had everything from the Indus Valley, to Babylonians, from Vikings, to Aborigines - it has all been very educational and Mrs Johnson and I have learnt a lot ourselves!

In Science, we have started to look at changing states, with an experiment over three days in dissolving.

Oil wouldn't dissolve, baking powder and Alka Selzer did and a lot of things made a new substance... such as cement...

Hopefully, we won't be needing that beaker again!

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FONS worked with the businesses in Holmfirth and our school to create flowers, which have been displayed throughout the town. Year 6 took part in this and I think you'll all agree they look fantastic!

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Week ending Friday 26th March

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Another term is over! It's Easter and it's sunny... all good.

We have had a great week, finishing projects and celebrating.

We ended our Geography topic with a consolidation of world geography, using atlases, then to close the Jamaica investigation, we watched the excellent film, Cool Runnings - the story of the Jamaica bobsled team.

In English, we finished the Philip Pullman 'Clockwork' strand, with an opportunity for the class to write their own ending - before I revealed all.

Maths was a conclusion of the work so far and a frank discussion about areas that the class wish to return to in the Summer term. Lots to plan methinks...

And we finished the class story - Someday Angeline - my favourite book to read. Such a great, heart-warming, funny story.

Happy Easter, everyone. 

Enjoy the holidays and stay safe.

Mr C, Mrs J, Miss H and the team.

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Week ending Friday 19th March

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Lots of work on angles and geometry this week to ensure everyone is happy with a protractor and can sort prisms one from the other.

We have been reading the book, Clockwork - a dark, gothic tale, which has us all hooked!
 There have been lots of opportunities for art from this, some scarier than others!

We have been preparing to say goodbye to Mr Ladley, who leaves us this week. Based on his valentines gift at home during lockdown, we have all worked on the Banksy piece, 'Girl with a balloon' and compiled them all into a card.

We ended the week with yoga, following a PE lesson inventing games in groups.

Good luck Mr Ladley - we hope to see you again soon!

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Week ending Friday 12th March 2021

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It has been so amazing to have all 32 children back in class this week!

The smiley faces have added to the spring optimism and together we have worked hard, read lots and laughed constantly.

Maths has been a geometric battle with compasses, rulers and protractors as we have created circles and triangles.

English has been poetic, with haikus and spring verse:

Geography has seen us in Jamaica, looking at tourism - dreaming of the sunshine! 
In Science, Mr Ladley has been challenging the children to build stable towers, which can support weight - beginning with plans to scale: 

And the week ended with a frenetic game of dodgeball!

It's so great to all be back!

Mr C, Mrs J and Mr L

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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year everyone; I hope you have had a lovely break and are refreshed and looking forward to coming back tomorrow.

Don't forget your hero projects - you will all be presenting them this week.

See you tomorrow,

Mr C

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Santa upgraded his ride!

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Santa swung by in his Rolls this morning to drop off a copy of Dr Simpo's new comic for every child in the school.

Thanks Dr Simpo - happy holidays to you and safe travels.

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More mad hair!

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Mad Hair Day!

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Despite the rain, they came with colours, bottles and pineapples?

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Happy Xmas

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Happy Xmas from Mr Curly-Wurly

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Friday again...

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Hello everyone; I thought I'd give you a Friday update.

Everyone wrote down the homework in their planners yesterday afternoon, as I mentioned. The children are now all aware that they should have planners in school every day; I will be checking on this daily, while we get into practice.

As per the messages that have gone out this morning, the Teams assignment from this past week is now available to view on the Teams channel. There is a password that was on the message.

Also - mad hair day is coming up. This has been a tradition in my class every year for over ten years now! Please feel free to go as crazy as you like. Cutting, shaving, dying are all to be encouraged and I will share some previous winners with the class over the next couple of weeks. I might even get Mrs Johnson involved this year!

Cycling proficiency will take place during the week before Xmas. Your child(ren) will need a bicycle that is safe - there are helpful guides attached to the email that has been sent to you. If the instructors consider the bicycle to be unfit for purpose, they will - unfortunately - have to return children into class. 

Have a lovely weekend. There is a fun science assignment to complete on Teams - see if you can get full marks! Good luck.

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Good morning everyone.

Going forward, the blog will no longer be used for homework. I will give out homework, in class and - as always - encourage your child to make a careful note of this in their planner.

Planners will be a very important part of their high school lives; please support your child in thinking about the importance of having it with them EVERY day.

Each Thursday, at the end of the school day, I will put out a Teams announcement with the homework currently set. It will be to be completed by the following Thursday (when we normally do spellings). I will be changing Mathletics set dates also, so that they run from Thursday to Thursday.

I hope that is all clear; please get in touch with me if you have any queries.

Thanks - as always - for your support.

Mr C

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Week 11

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Ooh, it's a bit chilly out; I've got my big gloves out!

Spellings: curiosity, controversy, desperate, sacrifice, determined, immediate, conscious, mischievous

Mathletics is fractions-based.

I've not come up with a Teams idea for this week yet, but I am LOVING the book reports; the video compilation will be superb - please can you support your child to ensure they don't miss out on this.


Mr C

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Friday 2th November

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Another massively successful week.

Not only did we win Spelling Shed again - for the second week running - but we also won Mathletics for KS2 with an incredible amount of hard work going in.

Thank you so much for all of your support at home. 

The teams task this week is to record a book review, using Flipgrid (link on Teams). Enjoy!

Have a great weekend.

Mr C, Mrs J, Miss H and the whole squad.

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Week 10

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Morning all,

Spellings (the same as last week): profession, environment, exaggerate, amateur, recommend, secretary, appreciate, frequently.

Fantastic work on spellings last week - we won spelling shed!

Keep it up everyone.

Mr C and Mrs J

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Teams meeting with local MP Jason McCartney

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13th November 2020

Today, year 5 and 6 had a very special teams meeting. Our local MP, Jason McCartney, got in touch and wanted to meet with the children to explain his role as an MP and to answer any questions they had to ask him. We found out about his life before becoming an MP, he told us about the video call he had with Sir David Attenborough and even showed us the picture of him meeting the Queen! The questions that the children thought of really got Jason thinking and were very probing, Jason was very impressed! 


We are really proud of all the children who conducted themselves in an excellent manner and were brilliant ambassadors for the school! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss H xx

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Friday feeling

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Morning all,

Just a quick end of week post to say well done to all of you supporting your child with the online learning.

This week 2 of the top 3 children in the school on Spelling Shed were from class 6 and we had the highest score, which was over 50,000,000 ! Incredible.

I can't reward you for that, but I will give the class some free time as a reward for their extra efforts.

As I mentioned earlier in the week, there is a Teams assignment on Time to complete for next Wednesday, as well as the usual Mathletics. 

It has been reported that Mathletics is acting a little strangely this week; this could be down to teacher error... I will attempt to rectify the situation.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks again for your support.

Mr C, Mrs J and Miss H

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New Teams assignment.

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This week, we have been looking at Time, as part of the topic of Measurements in Maths.

We started to talk about the whys and wherefores of 60 seconds, 60 minutes, etc. Why 60?

So... let's look into it further. The assignment is on Teams, for the children to complete using the Word, or PowerPoint options on there and return to me by Wednesday 18th November.

Most of the children have engaged with Teams. I can see when they have 'viewed' assignments, but not actually completed them and I give feedback on EVERY assignment that is returned, with house points for effort. Some children are still not using Teams and, by next week, if this is your child, you will be getting contacted by the office, to check whether you need any help accessing the platform.

Should we need to move to home learning, the requirement will be that children 'tune in' three times each day, to ensure that they are accessing and completing the work that is being set. This is government enforced and we are very much making sure that we can provide this service to you all in case this becomes a reality.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Thanks, as always, for your support.

Mr C

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Week 9

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It's a bit foggy out there, isn't it? Sehr neblig! 

Here are the spellings for week 9 (and 10) - they are all on Spelling Shed.
amateur, exaggerate, appreciate, recommend, secretary, profession, frequently, environment

The mathletics, this week, is based on the learning in class - area of shapes. Any support that you can give to your child is appreciated - as usual, if there are any issues, please encourage them to come to us.

Thanks - have a lovely week.

Mr C and Mrs J

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Thank you

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Morning all,

I just wanted to thank you all for your support with the Teams meeting yesterday. I know some of the children couldn't join us because they had other commitments, but the aim was very much to see how things would run with 20+ children and several adults. We needed to establish what the potential problems might be, so that we could put plans in place to address them.

Whilst it ran very smoothly for a first attempt, there were a few issues with people being able to join and me being able to share documents. Some of these were down to the format and the Teams calendar system and some were down to the web browser vs the Teams app.

All I can say is, that this was hugely beneficial to me, the class and us as a school. Next time, another class will be having a go and we will see how that goes.

So... that was the Teams task for this weekend/week, which means there is no more homework, other than the weekly Mathletics tasks (and spellings from Monday).

Please can you support your child with Mathletics and encourage them to come to me, or Mrs Johnson with any concerns, or worries.

Thank you again - have a lovely weekend. I'm going to go out an buy as many peaches as possible to support the great state of Georgia after their sterling work of the last few days. John Lewis (not the store) will be looking down and smiling.

Mr C

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Teams Creative Task - Thursday 4pm

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Good Morning,

This morning, I have sent out an invitation, via Teams, to the whole class, to join me and all the staff in a trial event. On Thursday, at 4pm, I am going to host a 15 minute creative task, from here in the Y6 classroom. 

The aim is to make sure that we can all get on at the same time, in case we need to do this as a daily event in the near future.

Please can you let us know asap if you have any connection issues with Teams - our office will be only too happy to help.

In the meantime, I will speak to the class about this, so they know what to expect.

Thank you for your support.

Mr C

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Week 8

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Good morning all.

It's very dark outside, but I've changed the calendar and it says 'November', so that'll probably explain it.

Things are a bit confusing for us adults at the moment, so I can only imagine how the children must be feeling. I'm planning to have lots of fun (mixed with lots of work) and to give the children plenty of time to talk about their understanding of things. 

One thing is for sure, we are very prepared here. Miss Kelly has spent lots of time on the risk assessment and our staff will be make school the safest environment for your child to be. 

Interventions begin today, so if your child is involved, please can they be here for 8.30am.

Spellings this week: achieve, interfere, sincerely, persuade, accompany, parliament, leisure, opportunity.

Mathletics will be to practise and consolidate this week's learning - conversion of lengths and distances.

Thank you to all of you who supported your child with the TEAMS project of World War I - we will be celebrating and sharing their work today.

It's still dark out there. I'm going to get a coffee and put some music on.

Have a lovely week!

Mr C

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Balloon Race

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No tricks but you could win a treat!

Join the FONS Virtual Balloon Race for just £3 per balloon

UK wide balloon race.

Taking off from Dracula’s Castle on 31st October the balloons fly for a week, follow real air currents and prizes for those that travel the furthest  (there is a question to answer for any lucky prize winners)!

Top National prizes include:

£500 cash

Apple iPad

Book Tokens

There will also be a prize of £30 for the Netherthong balloon

                                                    that travels the furthest, £20 for 2nd and £10 for 3rd.

To enter please go to the following page (make sure you are on the dedicated Netherthong race) and buy and decorate your balloon and wait for lift off! You can follow the race on line once the balloons have launched to track your progress J


The winning class will receive £30, 2nd place £20, 3rd £10 to be spent on something for your class all to enjoy!

Each class in school has been given a balloon to decorate and follow and the winning class will also receive a prize from FONS!
See you at Halloween!                         

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Half Term Project

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Hello again - the half term is drawing to a close and we have had a very, VERY enjoyable 7 weeks, combining laughter, activities, videos and lots of hard work. 

Hopefully your child came home yesterday to tell you about the extremely successful performance of Macbeth that they put on for year 5 (socially distanced) in the hall. As much as possible, I tried to let them do this independently, with very little input. They were fantastic!

Thank you to all of you who have supported your child with the new Teams platform - they have all been rewarded for their efforts and praised in class. This all stands them in good stead, not just for high school and their homework platforms, but also any blended work that we may need to do from home, should the situation change.

Next half term we will be covering World War I and World War II in topic and English. I have set them another project on Teams to research World War I and present their findings in some way. Again, this is not compulsory, but any work they put in will benefit them in the half term to come.

In addition, there is Mathletics to complete (they can always do more, if they are bored in the holidays!)

Have a great break!

Mr C and Mrs J

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Practice SATs and Autumn 2 Interventions

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Good Morning

As you will no doubt be aware, we have been doing practice SATs this week. We will be sending these papers home with your child for you to look through with them. I would encourage you to engage with them on any areas where they are unsure. Please keep in mind, there is a lot of teaching still to do in year 6 and this is very much an opportunity for them to familiarise themselves with the format and examples of the tests that they will be sitting.

Having said this, there are revision guides and practice question booklets widely available, should you want to look into this. Personally, I particularly recommend the Achieve guides (in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation), which are available on Amazon for around £6. 

Interventions will start - before school - for some, straight after the half term holidays.

Please check your child's book bag for letters and SATs papers.

If you have any questions, please email me on: 

Thanks for your support 

Mr C and Mrs J

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Balloon Race

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FONS have set up a virtual balloon race from Dracula's Castle - this is due to start on the 31st of October. Each class are designing their own balloon.
More details will go out shortly, but the link for the race is....
Virtual balloon racing for fundraising and charities. Ecoracing virtual balloon races raise money for any cause in a uniquely fun way.

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Week 7

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Half term is almost upon us!

Mathletics this week is fractions and decimals. Please can you check with your child to ensure that they have completed the homework and let me know if there are any problems.

Spellings: achieve, interfere, sincerely, persuade, accompany, parliament, leisure and opportunity.

Thanks, as always, for your support.

Mr C

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Week 6

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First of all, watch out for your invites for Parents' Evening - with links - they will be sent out on Teams in the next 24-48hrs.

Spellings are the same this week - please direct your child to the Spelling Shed website, if they need any practice.

Mathletics is based around the long division and long multiplication, which we have been doing in class. It's all good practice.

Any problems - please get in touch.

Thanks for your support,

Mr C

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. 

In year 6, we created leaflets to promote positive mental health and thought about what we do at home to help our own wellbeing. 



Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Week 5

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Morning all,

The spellings are the same as last week - please ask your child how they did and if they need help. There are activities on Spelling Shed for them to use.

We won the KS2 Mathletics trophy last week, with 8 children getting a bronze certificate - fantastic! This week the activities are based around calculations and should be completed by Monday 12th.

Thank you again for supporting your child with Teams - these activities are not compulsory, but they do help with the curriculum content and the children are rewarded with house points for effort.

This week, we will be embarking on a Kings and Queens project. I've also promised a small gift for the winning child/pair/team of three. Ask your child about the task.

Thanks, as always for your support,

Mr C and Mrs J

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Fab and fun Friday!

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Friday 2nd October 2020

We have had a busy few weeks on a Friday with myself in year 6! 

In computing, we have been looking at how to keep safe online, how we leave digital footprints and have begun to look at networks. We have found out the difference between the internet and World Wide Web, and researched Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web. 


In music, we have been exploring how to make music through the use of technology. We started by using Quickbeats from Charanga and have progressed to use Launchpad. These applications use synthesised sounds on loops to create a piece of music. What great composers we have in this class! If you would like to have a go at home with these applications, please click on the link below for Launchpad and use your Charanga login for Quickbeats... 


Charanga Login

In RE, we have been looking how we show commitment and what values are important to us. In groups, we debated where we would rank different values like kindness and generosity. 


Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Evening all,

I have set up another assignment on Teams, to give us all some practice.

Please let us know if you have any technological (or any) difficulties.

Thanks for your support,

Mr C

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Spellings & Speed Tables

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Just a reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) is spellings and speed tables day.

If you get chance to test your child on either, or both tonight, that would be great. We have noticed that a few children in the class are struggling with 6, 7 and 8x tables - I'm not sure if that it down to the lockdown and practice - and we are considering putting some interventions in place to help.

Thanks for your support,

Mr C

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Week 4

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Good Morning all,

It's week 4 and my coat doesn't seem warm enough!

The spellings are the same as last week. Please ask your child how they did in Thursday's test. Full marks gets a house point, full marks for the second week also gets three house points - it's all to play for! 

All the spellings are on Spelling Shed, with activities to help.

Mathletics for this week is rounding, prime vs composite numbers and adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers. These all back up what we are doing in class. If your child is struggling to do this at home for some reason, I will give them access to a laptop during their lunch time.

Well done to those who engaged with the Microsoft Teams homework at the weekend - they have all been given house points! This looks like being the way forward, so please get in touch if you need any help with this.

Thanks for your support,

Mr C & Mrs J

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Week 3

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It's already week 3!

Here are spellings for this and next week: 

individual, vehicle, restaurant, sincere, recognise, variety, controversy, temperature.

All words are on Spelling Shed and your child has their log ins in their planner.

I did have issues with the new Mathletics set up, last week, so it appears that they got away with maths last week, but they have been made well aware of my expectations this week. Quite a few of the class did work on Mathletics anyway and were duly rewarded for it.

It does seem that a large proportion of the class keep forgetting to take planners home; they now know what the repercussions of this will be next year at high school. I would really appreciate your support in helping them to remember this for themselves. Gaining independence and responsibility for themselves and their learning is a large part of being in year 6 and I will continue to work on this here.

Thanks for your support. We are all having a great time!

Mr C and Mrs J

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Hello Class 6

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Good Afternoon!

The first two weeks have been amazing; Mrs Johnson and I have really enjoyed getting to know the class - they are fantastic and we can see that this will be a superb year.

Just a reminder that spellings go out each Monday; your child will have written them in their planner. In addition, they will be on Spelling Shed and your child has the log in details for that in their planner.

Also, each Monday the next week's Mathletics tasks go live. The children know that these must be completed by the following Monday morning. Obviously, sometimes we all have problems, or may struggle with a topic. It is up to your child to let Mrs Johnson or myself know about this before the Monday, so we can help. Again, these log in details are in the planners.

As you can see, planners are quite important. I have stressed that they should be in school each day, as a way of getting ready for expectations at high school next year. 

If there are any problems, please get in touch, so that we can address them asap.

Thanks for your support,

Mr C and Mrs J

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Friday 17th July

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Well, we've done it!

Thank you so, SOOO much for the all the lovely, incredible gifts! I now need to think seriously about working out over the summer to combat the intake ahead.

Thank you also for the loan of your children. It has NOT been a normal year, but the ones that I have seen have really dealt with the changes well - better than some of us, so-called adults really - and have been smiley and happy.

Normally, at this time of year, I stand on the stage and make a bit of a speech to wrap up the year. I did that with the children in the bubbles this morning and made them all aware that Mrs Johnson and myself will always be a knock on the window away. We have taken your children to our hearts, spending 12 months thinking about them most days; about what makes them tick, what makes them happy, how to get the most out of them, how to inspire them, how to make them laugh, feel confident and feel ready to leave here for the next step on their journey. We won't just stop thinking about them just because they have left...

My friend, Mark Crouch, and I regularly get together and end up talking about past classes and who we have seen, or heard of. I do the same with Liam Kershaw and daily with Anna Johnson. We feel privileged to have had your children in our care and hope that they have left here able to look back fondly on the experiences. 

I will always be their year 6 teacher and am always available to help, chat, discuss anything with them as they negotiate the adventure ahead. Ask them to keep popping back, please.

Have a lovely summer... again THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Mr Clayton and Mrs Johnson.

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Thursday 16th July

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Good morning all,

Two more days of year 6 to go.
This morning, we will be looking at photos from our journey through school. So, why don't you look through your photos from home and see if you can create a collage of photographs of you from Reception through to today. It would be interesting if you have a photo from day 1 in Reception and you can put it next to one from today.

We will also be helping to move things here - Year 6 will be in the old Year 3 classroom next year! So, why don't you use the opportunity to help at home, by tidying your bedroom? Get things in order for the holidays.

Don't forget reading and exercise! All summer really.

Hopefully I'll have some photos from yesterday's outdoor gathering, which I can put on here later.

Have a lovely day.

Mr C

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Comic competition

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Wednesday 15th July

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Good Morning,

I hope that we are going to see as many of you as possible today. 

Make sure you read for 30 minutes before you come in!


Maths: Circles -

The afternoon visit.

I will be bringing the two bubbles out just after 1.30pm
Please leave your parents at the top of the footpath, by pre-school and walk down to the playground gate. If I have not come out at that point, please queue there (remembering to socially distance).

I will let you onto the playground, where you will be able to stand on the marble run/path to the bottom playground.

The two bubbles will be split between the top and bottom playgrounds, so you will be able to talk to people in both bubbles.

Mrs Johnson and I will be bringing some snacks, so that you can all have a bit of a picnic together.

See you all later!

Mr C

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Tuesday 14th July

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So, those of you at home... have a glorious day in front of the TV, on your XBoxes, Switches, etc.

Don't forget to spend 30 minutes reading and 30 minutes exercising - maybe take regular breaks, so that you don't end up with square eyes.

For those of you coming into school, you can bring any electrical device you want, but we do need to take necessary precautions, as you will not be able to go through our smoothwall, so you will need to operate entirely offline - data disabled (airplane mode). We must also ensure that no photos are taken in school on any of your devices. School laptops will be available for your use in the afternoon.

I hope this doesn't take away from the enjoyment too much, but we have to follow the policies that are in place for your own safety and protection.

Thanks all,

Mr C

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Monday 13th July

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Good Morning Y6,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
This is officially your final week of primary school! Incredible.
I hope that those of you at home will be able to make it on Wednesday afternoon to come and say goodbye outside. Please let me know if you have any questions or worries.

Reading and exercise: 30 minutes minimum as usual.

Maths: Weekly challenges.

English: An interesting Shakespeare topic -


Have a good day!

Mr C

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Friday 10th July

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Morning all,

After reading Miss H's blog, I'm starving! It sounds lovely.

Well done if you got involved in some sporting activities yesterday, despite the weather.
Please make sure you do more exercise today and don't forget to read.

Have a lovely weekend and I'll be back on Monday.

Arrivederci tutti.

Mr C

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Friday 10th July 2020

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Buongiorno anno 6, signorina H qui! 

Mr C will be happy because today we are in Italy! Italy is one of my favourite places to go and visit because of the beautiful scenery and delicious food! In Italy, people enjoy leisurely meals, taking time for cooking, eating and telling stories when sharing food with family and friends.

There were so many different Italian dishes to choose from that I am going to put the links to some other dishes on here so you can have a go at making them all but I am going to focus on a spaghetti bolognaise by Jamie Oliver …


  • 2 free-range pork sausages
  • olive oil
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 tablespoons thick balsamic vinegar
  • 2 x 400 g tins of plum tomatoes
  • 1 heaped teaspoon tomato purée
  • 450 g dried spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Place a large shallow casserole pan on a medium-high heat. Squeeze the sausage meat out of the skins.
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the pan, with the mince and sausage meat, breaking everything up with a wooden spoon. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly, while you prep your vegetables.
  3. Peel the onions and garlic, trim the carrots, celery and courgette. Coarsely grate all the veg on a box grater, finely grate the garlic, and stir it all into the pan.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and sweet, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar and the tinned tomatoes. Half fill each tin with water, swirl it around to pick up all the last bits of tomato and pour into the pan.
  6. Stir in the tomato purée and a pinch of black pepper. Mash everything up with your spoon, reduce to low and leave to cook for 2 to 3 hours, or until thick, glossy and reduced.
  7. About 15 minutes before you’re ready to serve, cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of starchy cooking water.
  8. Add the pasta to the sauce, stir in some of the reserved pasta water to help the sauce stick and mix well over the heat.
  9. Use tongs to divide between your bowls, then serve with a good grating of Parmesan cheese.

If you would like you have a go at making your own pasta, here is an easy pasta recipe.

Here are a few more Italian dishes for you to have a go at:

Veggie Lasagne

Veggie lasagne



Why not finish your meal off with some gelato! In Italian Gelato means frozen and this typical Italian ice-cream comes in all colours and flavours and is usually served as balls in a wafer cone or cup. Here is a recipe for some gelato if you fancy trying it …


  • 475ml milk
  • 250ml double cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100g sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix milk and cream. Warm until foam forms around the edges. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until frothy. Gradually pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon. If small egg lumps begin to show, remove from heat immediately.
  3. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a bowl. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight.
  4. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a sealed container and freeze until firm. If the gelato is too firm, place it in the refrigerator until it reaches the desired consistency.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and Buon appetito! 

Miss H xx

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Wednesday 8th July

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Good morning year 6,

This weather is just awful. Try to keep smiling.

Maybe Jenga is the plan for today?

Georgie understands a bit more about the weather now: 

The usual reading (maybe a little more today - looking out of the window) and exercise.

Maths: Angles in triangles -

and quadrilaterals -

Shakespeare: Have a look at Twelfth Night -

Stay dry!

Mr C

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Tuesday 7th July

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Good Morning!

I hope everyone is well.

Don't forget, we are getting together 1.30-2.30pm (weather permitting), next Wednesday - 15th July - on the school field.

This Thursday, we are going to be holding a school sports day.
Mrs Matthews will be sending information out, so that everyone can join in from home.

The usual reading and exercise please.

Today, I would like you to have a go at a topic.
One of the year 1 parents happened to mention to me that this summer was going to be wet - lots of rain. This is not good news - if he is correct?
So, how do we know?

I'd like you to research the weather. How do meteorologists make their predictions? How accurate are they? Does anyone check afterwards to see how successful different people are? Is BBC weather more trustworthy than the Met Office?

Write a report, based on your findings.

Finally, can you look into the weather for this summer? What is it going to be like? Will it be different in Yorkshire to Wales? Scotland? Cornwall?

I look forward to your findings.

Fingers crossed you have some good news.

Have a lovely day
Mr C

Ps... here is Georgie's Spanish cooking from the weekend - 

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Monday 6th July

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Good Morning,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Yesterday, I ate a clock... it was very time-consuming. 
Especially when I went back for seconds.

Georgie got round to making Miss H's moussaka: 

It looks lovely!

Max completed his Marine Biology course and got a certificate: 

Congratulations Max!

Don't forget the usual reading and  exercise - I don't know about you, but I've already begun planning my summer reading. I've got four books sat waiting. Mr Kershaw told me on Friday that he plans to read 10 books this summer, so obviously I'm going to have to try to top that.

Maths: The week's challenges -

Music: Structure, texture and melody -

Geography: Population -

Have a lovely day!

Mr C

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Friday 3rd July 2020

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Buenos días año 6, señorita H aquí!

You should be able to guess where are we travelling today, to sunny Spain! Personally, I really enjoy both making and eating Spanish food as it is packed full of flavour. Whether you're on a city break in Barcelona or Madrid, or visiting a countryside or coastal retreat, Spanish food is full of flavour and character.

I am going to give you a couple of different Spanish dishes to try to make but I have found it so hard to choose just a few! Here is a recipe for a paella. Traditionally, a paella is made with seafood like this recipe but you can add meat or make it vegan or vegetarian friendly as well!


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 tsp each hot smoked paprika and dried thyme

300g paella or risotto rice

3 tbsp dry sherry or white wine (optional)

400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic

900ml chicken stock

400g bag frozen seafood mix

juice ½ lemon, other half cut into wedges

handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add 1 chopped onion and soften for 5 mins.
  2. Stir in 1 tsp hot smoked paprika, 1 tsp dried thyme and 300g paella or risotto rice, stir for 1 min, then splash in 3 tbsp sherry or white wine, if using.
  3. Once it has evaporated, stir in a 400g can of chopped tomatoes with garlic and 900ml chicken stock. 
  4. Season and cook, uncovered, for about 15 mins, stirring now and again until rice is almost tender and still surrounded with some liquid.
  5. Stir 400g frozen seafood mix into the pan and cover with a lid. Simmer for 5 mins, or until the seafood is cooked through and the rice is tender.
  6. Squeeze over the juice of ½ lemon, scatter with a handful of flat-leaf parsley and serve with wedges from the remaining ½ lemon.

Here is a recipe for patatas bravas, a great tapas dish:


For the sauce

3 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

227g can chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato purée

2 tsp sweet paprika (pimenton)

good pinch chilli powder

pinch sugar

chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

For the potatoes

900g potatoes, cut into small cubes

2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for about 5 mins until softened. 
  2. Add the garlic, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, sweet paprika, chilli powder, sugar and a pinch of salt, then bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Lower to a simmer and cook for 10 mins until pulpy. Can be kept chilled for up to 24 hrs.
  4. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  5. Pat the potatoes dry with kitchen paper, then tip into a roasting tin and toss in the olive oil and some seasoning. 
  6. Roast for 40-50 mins until crisp and golden. 
  7. Tip the potatoes into serving dishes and spoon over the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley to serve.

Enjoy your day, adiós por ahora!

Miss H xx

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Thursday 2nd July

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Good Morning!

The usual reading and exercise please.

Maths: using scale factors -

Science: again, more revision of a topic from this year - Evolution -

Art: I'd really like you to try to do a self-portrait today. Use anything: paint, pencil, pens, be creative.

I hope you are all ok.

Mr C

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Get together for Year 6 - Wed 15th July

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Good Morning

We have been trying to think about a way of getting everyone together for one final time before the Summer break.

So, we'd like to invite all of you who are at home, to come into school at 1:30pm on Wednesday 15th July, for an hour on the field, to see each other and say our goodbyes.

We will need to keep the two bubbles separate, but we can do that safely and we will continue to use the same format that we have been using, in order that we can socially distance, yet see everyone.

We look forward to seeing you all then.

Mr C and Mrs Johnson.

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Wednesday 1st July

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Morning all,

My horse has insomnia and keeps everyone awake...
She's a nightmare!

The usual Reading and Exercise please.

Geography topic:  The Galapagos Islands -

We have found a new favourite YouTube channel, which is Art  based - check out 'Draw With Rob' - there are some fantastic videos on here. Let me know how you do.

PSHE:  Try this. It is based on being the Prime Minister.

I hope you are all well.

Mr C

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Tuesday 30th June

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Good morning everyone,

Well done Georgie, with the French - 

Reading: 30 minutes 

Exercise: 30 minutes

English / Writing: It is time for the 500 words competition. This year the theme is Black Lives Matter.

Maths: The volume of cubes and cuboids -

Rogan is exercising with Swingball.

Create a joke: Use the following formula - For Sale!

For Sale: an unopened packet of Polos - mint condition!

For Sale: midwife - can deliver!

See how you do.

Have a good day.

Mr C

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Monday 29th June

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Good Morning!

Somebody has the right idea... apparently things went Pete Tong after this photo and the book ended up in the drink, but you have to applaud the idea. Well done Georgie!

Reading: Avoid getting your book wet for at least 30 minutes please.

Exercise: How many steps are in your home? Please count them and then embark on 1000 upwards, which will undoubtedly result in quite a lot of downwards... BUT... how many?

Maths:  Weekly challenges -

French:  Bonne chance -

My dog used to chase people on a bike.
It got so bad that I had to take his bike away.

Sorry - the jokes are getting worse, I know.

Have a good day!

Mr C

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Good morning all.

I am quite emotional today. It has been a long time.

Enjoy your Greek cooking, don't forget to read and do some exercise. Have a lovely weekend.

We are all going to get together in the last week - more next week.

Mr C

PS... Champions!

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Friday 26th June 2020

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Kaliméra étos 6, Miss H edó! 

In case you haven't guessed already, we are travelling to Greece today! 

Steeped in history and surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, Greece is home to some of the finest ingredients in the world. Variations on moussaka are found throughout the Mediterranean and the Balkans, but the iconic Greek oven-bake is based on layers of sautéed aubergine, minced lamb, fried puréed tomato, onion, garlic and spices like cinnamon and allspice, a bit of potato, then a final fluffy topping of béchamel sauce and cheese. 

Here is a moussaka recipe for you to try. Also, here is a link to a veggie moussaka and a vegan moussaka.   


  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 500g carton passata
  • 2 aubergines, cut into slices
  • 300ml tub crème fraîche
  • 140g cheddar, grated


  1. Boil the potatoes whole for 20 mins or just until tender. Drain and allow to cool.

  2. Return the pan to the heat and add 2 tbsp olive oil and the onion. Cook until softened, then add the lamb. Fry the mince for 5 mins or until cooked through and starting to char.

  3. Add the garlic and spice, and stir in the passata. Bring to a simmer, then season to taste, take off the heat and set aside until needed.

  4. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Warm a griddle pan over a high heat and brush a little oil over the aubergines.

  5. Grill for 2-3 mins each side or until char lines appear. You may have to do this in 3-4 batches.

  6. Once cool enough to handle, cut the boiled potatoes into thick slices. Put 1 tbsp oil in the base of a deep ovenproof dish and start with a layer of potatoes, then aubergines, a sprinkling of seasoning, then a layer of the lamb mixture.

  7. Repeat until all the mixture is used up, ending with a layer of aubergines. Spread the crème fraîche over the top and scatter with the cheese.

  8. Put in the oven for 10 mins or until the cheese is golden.

Kalí týchi kai antío, which means good luck and goodbye! 

Miss H xx

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Thursday 25th June

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I hope you have been enjoying the weather and are managing to sleep on these hot nights!

The usual Reading and Exercise please.

Continuing this week's maths theme - Maths:  area of parallelograms -

Yesterday was National Writing Day, so here is some English to get you writing -

Don't stay out in the sun too long and keep hydrated.

I will be in touch in the near future to let you know about our plans to get everyone together before the Summer Holidays begin.


Mr C

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Wednesday 24th June

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Good Morning all,

I hope all is well out in the world.

The usual Reading and Exercise please.

Maths: The area of a triangle -

Topic: Florida... have you been? What do you know?

That is all for today...

Take some time to relax in the sunshine and listen to some music, while you are reading. Try some Blink 182 to remind you of class 6.

Take care - Mr C

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Tuesday 23rd June

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Good Morning,

Glorious weather. Fingers crossed it continues.

Well done Georgie - some lovely work on the game, and those pretzels!

Reading: 30 minutes please.

Exercise: the same.

Maths: Kilometres to miles - can you remember how we do this?

Topic: So why did the US and the USSR enter a cold war together? And what is a cold war?
Investigate -

Georgie is doing some comprehension every day that looks good: 

Well done.

Have a lovely day!
Mr C

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Monday 22nd June

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Good Morning everyone,

I hope you had a lovely weekend; it is going to be a warm one today.

I finally watched an episode of Doctor Who this weekend.
It's about time.

Reading: 30 minutes please.
Exercise: ditto. Don't be afraid to try something new - invent a new exercise and get photographic evidence.

Maths: Area and perimeter revision -

History: An interesting one today. Earlier this year, we covered ancient civilizations. One we didn't discuss was the kingdom of Benin...

Why was the robot tired when he got home?
He had a hard drive.

Sorry, it's early...

Right, I'm off for some Rice Krispies - have a lovely day in the sun.

Mr C

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Fri 19th June part 2

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Fantastic blog from Miss H this morning - don't you LOVE what James has done?
We need more people like James in this world.

Don't forget reading and exercise everyone.

I also wanted to share Alex's game with you, from yesterday - it's a winner!

Lockdown rulesAlex.docx

Can you escape Lockdown, safely?

Have a great weekend, or gut Wochende, as Fraulein H would say.
Herr C

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Friday 19th June

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Guten Morgen Jahr 6! Fräulein H hier.

Just thought I would share this with you ...

My partner, James has been a key worker throughout these troubled times. He is a line painter, keeping our roads safe. This week he was asked to do something little different and special. He was asked to paint something for our wonderful NHS, here it what he did …

In case you are unsure what my hello said, look it up! A hint, today in DT we are travelling to Germany to try cooking some food form this part of the world…

A pretzel (German: Brezel or Breze) is a type of baked bread product made from dough, most commonly shaped into a twisted knot. Pretzels originated in Germany, most likely among monasteries in the Early Middle Ages. The traditional pretzel shape is a distinctive symmetrical looped form, with the ends of a long strip of dough intertwined and then twisted back into itself in a certain way (“a pretzel loop”). Pretzels now come in different shapes. Salt is the most common seasoning for pretzels, complementing the washing soda or lye treatment that gives pretzels their traditional “skin” and flavour through the Maillard reaction; other seasonings include sugars, chocolate, glazes, seeds, and/or nuts.

Here is a recipe for soft pretzels for you to try at home:


When you reach step 4 in the pretzel recipe you will need to look at this information about ‘Kneading Dough.’

1. Press the heels of both hands, or your knuckles, into the dough. Then, push the dough away from you firmly.

2. Fold the dough in half and turn it around. Push the dough away from you again. Then, fold it in half and turn it around.

3. Carry on pushing the dough away from you, folding and turning it around, until it feels smooth and springy.

Have fun and Auf Wiedersehen!

Miss H xx

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Thursday 18th June

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Buongiorno tutti,

Come state?

As you can see, I'm still doing Duolingo - Day 290 - and I hope as many of you as possible are having a go. As I mentioned before, I also go on Memrise every day. Now, my son Paddy has introduced me to another app - Buusu - which I LOVE! I would encourage you to try it - pick a language, any language and do a little every day. It is a really fun way to pick up another language ready for high school.

Reading: Keep doing the 30 minutes a day.

Exercise: Now the weather has got warmer again, there's no excuse.

Brilliant writing from Georgie - it's really weird not seeing writing at the moment; I'd quite forgotten how good you all are in year six.

Here's Rogan, getting his daily exercise; good lad!

Maths: Converting metric measurements -

English: Writing limericks - I LOVE these - please send me your best efforts.

Science: The circulatory system, revision of what you have learnt -

I saw two men fighting over a crossword clue (2 down, 'altercation', 8 letters). 
I told them, violence is NOT the answer!

Have a good one!
Mr C

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Wednesday 17th June

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Good morning everybody!

I bought my daughter a fridge for her birthday.
I can't wait to see her face light up when she opens it!

That was a joke - her birthday was actually on Sunday. One of the best things that she got was a game called Articulate. I really recommend it. We played last night and I think it is the first game that we have ever played as a family where nobody has got upset or fallen out with anyone. It was a lot of fun.

So... Topic: Invent a new game. This must be something that you can play around the table with your family, or friends.
You must - give it a name, think about how many players you need, what the layout is, what equipment is needed (dice? cards?), how do you win? what is the object of the game? what are the rules?
Finally, I'd like a diagram of the game with labels to make it clear. 
You never know, this could make you rich!

We will be doing the same topic this week in school.

Reading and Exercise: 30 minutes at least for each please.

Geography: This is all about the Lake District - enjoy!

GPS: Commas, brackets and dashes revision -

Why aren't koalas actually bears? 
They don't meet the koalafications.

Have a lovely day!
Mr C

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Tuesday 16th June

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Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut?
He just needed a little space.

Reading and Exercise:  the usual 30 minutes please. All the children here in school are reading from 9:30 until 10 and we are outside for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. We still haven't mastered football with social distancing, but we are in discussion...

History: Vikings. I've always been interested in this subject and, in the last few years, Mr Hobson has got me into the Amazon Prime show, Vikings, which I watch with Paddy. The history is incredible - especially the story of Ragnar Lothbrok.

Maths: A revision of the four operations with fractions -

English: It has been a while since we did any creative writing. Here you go - 

Have a good day!
Mr C

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Monday 15th June

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Morning all!

Hey, I invented a new word: 
Plagiarism! - like it?

The usual reading and exercise please.

Maths:  this is time with a football flavour:

English:  this combines comprehension with reports and retrieval of information:

Art:  painting anyone?

I hope everyone at home is safe and well. 

For those of you trying to get hold of me, the email address is still but please bear with me, as I'm back in class each day now and my non-contact time is each Friday, during the afternoon. If I don't get back you before, that's when I'll be sat planning the following week and responding to correspondence.

If there is something that requires more immediate attention, please ring the office here and they will get a message to me.

Thanks, as always, for your continued support.
Stay safe,
Mr C

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End of the week!

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Morning all,

Just to add to Miss H's baking/cooking (not sure which is which?), please make sure you continue to read and do exercise - EVEN in this horrific weather!

Here is proof that we have some Y6 people in school: 

Have a lovely (WET) weekend!

Mr C

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Friday 12th June

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Hello, Miss H here! I am gutted that we won't be making this DT topic together but I thought I would still give you some ideas to allow you to try different foods from around the world! This week, why not try Chinese food? 

Spring rolls are filled, rolled appetisers or Dim Sum found in East Asian and South East Asian cuisine. The name is a literal translation of the Chinese chūn juǎn (春卷 'spring roll'). The kind of wrapper, fillings, and cooking technique used, as well as the name, vary considerably within this large area, depending on the region's culture.

Remember when cooking to use techniques: 

The Bridge

The Claw

Peeling - Remember to always peel away from yourself! 

Here is a recipe for Spring Rolls for you to try at home: 

Let us know how you get on, good luck! 

Miss H x

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Thursday 11th June

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Morning all,

I will try to post some photos towards the end of the week, so you can all see each other a bit.

In the meantime:

Reading: the usual 30 minutes please.
Exercise: the same please - more if possible.

Maths: More algebra -

English: A revision of commas -

History: Here is an interesting topic on the Cold War -

Here is Alex on his hoverboard:

Fingers crossed the rain stops!

What did the buffalo say when his son left for college?

Mr C

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Wednesday 10th June

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Good Morning all,

What do you call a woman with one leg? Eileen.

Today's the day! It's going to be very exciting to see a lot of you today - it has been a LONG time.
For those of you who aren't coming back - do not worry! It's totally fine that you are staying at home and we are all completely happy with you carrying on with the work via the blog.

I will continue to put a blog on each day, but please keep in mind that I won't be answering emails as quickly as I have been doing. DON'T let that stop you emailing me please - we need to make sure you are still ok.

Reading: 30 minutes, or - preferably - more, please.
Exercise: The same - 30 minutes minimum. Walking, Joe Wicks-ing, Cycling...

Maths: In school we will be working from Let's Investigate Maths. We will be doing 30 minute bursts. Here is the whole booklet: 

Computing: If you haven't already, sign up at the following page -
Continue from where you left off.

Art: Signs... 

Here are some photos and some work:

First of all, the book that Darcey is reading - 

And the work that she did on KS2 - 
Darcey - school life!.docx

This is how Eva thinks life back at school will look: 

No shoes! It's just dangerous!

And Holly's pets: 

 iPenguin (?) and Callie.

Here are Rogan's dogs (or some of them), Olive, Mocha and Kala

And Rogan doing his maths/exercise with Saffie

Stay safe everyone!

Mr C

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Tuesday 9th June

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Good morning all,

Comic Sans and Times New Roman walk into a bar. 
The bartender shouts, "Oy... get out of here... we don't serve your type!"

Here are today's recommended activities.

The usual reading please.
Exercise - I'd like you to do this as a maths activity... I want you to count how many steps it is from your front door, to the end of your road/street. If you live on a short street, then perhaps, you could decide to turn left/right at the end and walk to the end of that street. When you get to the end, walk back and check it (if you get a different number, to be scientific, you will need to do it again). Write down how many steps you have done in total. Next... whilst remaining careful and vigilant, try to do the same journey in less steps. I'm not going to help you here, but think about how this would be possible. See how you do and let me know what your method was - with your results. Again - PLEASE watch out for neighbours/other pedestrians/the road, etc and keep social distancing in mind.

English - Today, I'd like you to take your notes and write up your letter to a year 5 child. Please check and edit this - I'm not going to be handing them any work without capital letters/full stops, etc, as that won't be setting the right example.

Maths - what, more maths? Yes. Remember algebra?

Music - I've been trying to find a new band to listen to (I do this a lot) and started listening to random Italian indy/rock bands. I've not had much luck to be honest, but that doesn't mean you won't. So... Try to find a NEW band which is from another country. You'll need to research this - Spotify is quite good, as is YouTube. You are not allowed to 'find' someone you have already heard of and they must be from another country - preferably not English speaking. 

Have fun and I look forward to your results.

Photo time...

Darcey did some more baking with Amy.

Georgie's piano lesson.

Fantastic work on Black Lives Matter, Darcey!

Here is Darcey's dog - Freddie 

Here is Theo and his guinea pig: 

Did you hear about the actor, who fell through the floorboards?
He was just going through a stage.

Have a lovely day!
Mr C

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I am planning, with great anticipation and excitement, for those of you coming back on Wednesday.

Here are a few things to start thinking about.

1) Until 9.20am, year 1 will be arriving, so please come after that time and we will be ready for you.

2) You will need to come by yourself, to the Y5/6 entrance. If another class member is there, please make sure you keep 2 metres apart.

3) When you enter for the first time, you will be assigned your 'bubble' - the group and area that you will be part of for the next few weeks.

4) You will have your own desk and chair, which will be yours and will give you plenty of space to stretch out in. It looks like this: 


5) You will only need your lunch (if you are bringing your own) and a water bottle from home (and a coat, if it's chilly, or rainy). Unfortunately, you can't bring a book in, or any pens/pencils of your own; we will provide all of that for you.

6) Bring your smile, as we will be having lots of fun!

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Monday 8th June

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And the lord said unto John, "Come forth and you will receive eternal life."
But John came fifth and won a toaster. 
Hey ho...

Morning peeps (Lyela loves it when I say 'peeps' - NOT),

Well the rains certainly came this weekend, but things look like they may improve again in the next few days. We will be in touch, as a school, in the next day or so, to give you more info about what to expect if you are coming in from Wednesday. Can't wait...

So, onwards...

Reading: 30 minutes or more please.

Exercise: The same really. A nice walk in the fresh air, cycling like Rio and Harry, trampolining is fun and good exercise. Anything to get your heart beating faster and blood pumping around your body.

Maths: Here are the BBC Bitesize challenges for this week -

English/Topic: Well done to those of you who engaged with thinking about your journey through Netherthong Primary. We are going to move on with this now... I'd like you to write a letter to a year 5 child, giving them details of what to expect in Year 6. Obviously, your year 6 experience has been a little different to normal and you'll have to take that into consideration. There is no point advising them about something that won't happen, so stick to what WILL happen. Think about Robinwood, Mrs Johnson, the desks and drawers and classroom routines, homework, expectations and perhaps... me? This can be humorous (keeping things appropriate), but should be written to help them with any concerns that perhaps you had at this time last year. Try to think back to what you were thinking and use that. Those of you who are coming in on Wednesday, please bring this finished work with you. You don't need to complete it today; use today as thinking and planning time. Speak to each other? Talk to your family... You are not writing to any child in particular, so it won't be: Dear Brian... it will be: Dear Year 5 person... 

And remember... You don't need a parachute to go skydiving.
You need a parachute to go skydiving twice.

GPS: Please have a go at this - revision on apostrophes:

History: How did the second world war end? We covered this earlier this year. Have a go at this to refresh your memory:

Ok... here are some photos (peeps): 

 If you look carefully, you will see the artist formerly known as Charlie in the background. Remember him?

 Well done Rio, researching Black Lives Matter and presenting it in this interesting way.

Here is what Georgie wrote: 

Black Lives Matter

We trust police officers to take care of us and make sure no harm will come our way, but what these officers did around a week ago was not ok!

This black lives matter is an established group, but since this crisis has happened people all over the world are protesting for what is right.

If you didn’t already know, what happened was, some time last week a man called George Hoyle committed a crime and when the police got to him, they laid  him down to prevent movement and the officer put his knee on his neck for 9 minutes. Now this doesn’t sound so serious, but the force the police officer put on his neck stopped the oxygen to flow through his body.

Some say they did it because his skin was black, but others say that he just didn’t know what he was doing. I don’t believe either of them because we don’t really know what happened.

I still think they should treat black and white people the same, they shouldn’t single out someone because of their colour skin.

As a School we can raise awareness about this situation and educate your children.

Brilliant; well done Georgie!

Pets, you say?

Here are Oliver and Elsa (not THAT Oliver), Caitie's pets. How cute?

 Alex cooking Chicken Tikka Massala! Mmm...

Heeeeere's Calcutt!

Leila has been doing some work in the kitchen too... carefully followed by her mum, who has been cleaning up after her.

Nice pie - shame about the shirt.

And here is the continuing photography of Georgie

Very scientific - well done.

I tried to catch some fog yesterday... mist!

Have a lovely day.
Mr C

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Friday 5th June

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Surprise! It's me again.

Miss H hasn't been able to do the blog this morning (times are a-changing around here), so you are stuck with me.

She asks if you will: A) Go on a bug hunt and report back with photos and/or findings, and B) Bake/cook something. She did say Japanese, if possible. Good luck there. I made a garlic chicken ramen for Monday night's meal and I started getting it ready on the Wednesday before. It's all in the preparation...
Again... photos please.

Please continue with the usual reading and exercise regime.

I'm going to throw something different at you. 
I'd like you to investigate 'Black Lives Matter'. This is a movement that is gathering increasing momentum at the moment, following an incident in Minneapolis just over a week ago. It has quickly become worldwide and deservedly so.
I'd like you to research this, both online, in the news and by speaking to your parents and write down what YOU think are the key points in this.
More importantly, I'd like you to think about and make suggestions about what you/we/us as a school/community could do to address this in the short and long term. The only bad suggestion is silence at this point, so - again - involve your family in this discussion because (as we have talked about before in this class) it will be your generation that will ultimately have to take on these issues and your point of view is important to the debate and the solution.

Here are some fantastic projects and some lovely photos.


Key Stage 2 Lyela.docx

Key stage two report - Reuben.docx

Keystage 2 Theo Sykes.docx

Caitie's hamster, Bob!

Caitie's dabbing cat, Kevin!

She doesn't talk like THAT!

Good report, Max - but not as good as your socks!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Mr C

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Thursday update

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Morning all (part 2),

Please can I remind you that you need to use the following email to contact me: 
Some of you are emailing an old address - please check this.
Any other email address will most likely be missed during the next few weeks as different people will be monitoring the work.


Anyway - it has given me an excuse to post some more photos and work, before Miss H takes over for Friday.

Here are some more projects on KS1 - from Guy, Jack and Georgie.
Jack Chappell KS1 review.docx

Pets, you say?
Here is Mrs Johnson's cat, Basil. Don't pets look like their owners?

And look at these lookalikes in the Addy household:

Peter, the rabbit (obvs).

Mr Duds!

And Mabel (the one in the middle).

Martha looks to have been making the most of the sunshine with her sister and her cousins: 

They've even made their own Snakes and Ladders game!

I hope you are all well - keep smiling!

Mr C

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Thursday 4th June

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And the rains did come... and so did the Reception children, with a parent and a smile. Everything went so well! I can't wait until next Wednesday when we get to see some of you guys.

Morning all!

Did I tell you how good I am at sleeping? I can do it with my eyes closed now!

Here we go...

Reading: 30 minutes plus please - keep the photos coming in.

Exercise: I've been walking into school every day - even in the rain yesterday - and did the Holme Valley Circular with Mr Crouch (remember him?) last week. It's so important to keep being active. Rio has been out riding his bicycle with HarryL - well done lads! Don't let a little rain scare you away.

Topic: Thanks to those of you who sent me their thoughts and remembrances of KS1 - even those of you who were at different schools (I got Lyela's about a school in Australia) - today we are moving onto KS2. 
Same thing - who were your teachers? Trips? TAs? Any happy/funny/sad moments? LEAVE year 6 for now... we will be returning to that next week. 

In the meantime, here's Oli about to start in Reception - ADORABLE!

And... here are a couple of lovely reports - REALLY worth opening and reading - for the photos alone: 
My friends from AustraliaLyela.docx

Maths:  Comparing fractions/decimals and percentages - this is good, IMPORTANT revision for all of you!

Chess: Anyone still playing? The website, Chesskid, want to talk to me about a free trial for membership. What are your thoughts? 

Science: I know, I know, Miss H teaches science... but I saw this on the BBC's website and thought it would also be good revision of the topics you have been doing: life cycles in humans and animals -

What do you call an elephant that doesn't matter?
An irrelephant.

Here are some books that Georgie is working through, alongside the blog - 

This time next week will be Speed Tables for some of you... time to get into practice methinks...

Have a good one, y'all.

Mr C

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