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Year 6


8th - 11th May

"I was scared but now I want to do it over again. My favourite test was reasoning." (Jess W)

"It has been the best week ever. My favourite breakfasts were sausgae and bacon sandwiches and Coco Shreddies. It's nice to start the day with breakfast with your friends." (Paige)

"It was good having breakfast together (it took away the stress). (Harry)

"I thought this week was fun- it helped that no-one told us to worry because we know that we don't need to."

"Having breakfast with our friends helped everyone. Also, as we were so prepared it felt like any other test we have ever done." (Abigail)

"It's not as scary as you think- it's actually quite fun." (Jasmine)

"My favourite test was arithmetic." (Lauren)


Happy New Year

The new topic homework and curriculum outline are now available by following the links at the top of this page. Pupils will be bringing home a letter with permission slip for the after-school booster Maths and Grammar sessions that will start next week. 

End of term

Many thanks to those families that were able to join us this morning to share the parable of The Good Samaritan and to reflect on Jesus' message to us to act us neighbours to one another. The way that the children read demonstrated to me just how much they have grown in confidence this term. Clearly, next term will also be a  busy one and encouraging your child to continue to read, to practise number facts, and, to practise their spellings will be crucial in ensuring they have a successful term.

Our topic next term will be Ancient Egypt; project homework will be uploaded in January.

I hope you all enjoy a restful and peaceful Christmas break.


Evolution and Inheritance Workshop


Year 6 pupils visited the Search Museum in Gosport recently as part of their Science topic. They worked as Darwin did to study how animals have adapted to their environments and learnt about his theory of evolution. Please see below for a selection of photographs of the day:

Working fairground ride (with a Victorian twist!)


Thank you so much to the parents that were able to come and help with the fairground rides this afternoon. The children have shown a great deal of resilience and perseverance during this topic and it was fantastic to see you support their learning and celebrate their achievements. 


​Hollycombe Working Steam Museum

As ever, the children's behaviour was exemplary yesterday on our trip to learn more about the Victorian era. Please see below for a snapshot of our day.








Private Peaceful

Year 6 have continued using the Michael Morpurgo novel, Private Peaceful, as a stimulus for English lessons this week. We are all loving the book and enjoying getting to know the characters and comparing how different life was for children prior to WWI than it is now. We are continuing to have a big push on spellings and well done to those pupils who have clearly been practising at home by writing them out daily. It is vital we get these into our muscle memory in order to use these basic words correctly in our writing.


Welcome to Year 6!

It was fantastic to welcome back the children into class this morning and it struck me how smart they looked in their uniform and, as our lessons progressed, it was evident that their attitude to work was also spot on!

As a school, we are looking at how our beliefs about ourselves can really affect our attainment (focussing on maths). Today, we learned that research shows there is no such thing as a 'maths person' and that we all have the same capacity to learn maths to a high level.