Category Archives: English

The Highwayman Poem

Year 6 have recently finished their writing unit based on The Highwayman Poem. Throughout the unit, the children have been spending time learning the words of the poem. Here you can watch the children performing it.

The Island

After reading The Island this week in English, the children completed a conscience alley. A child walked down the alley and the other children on either side had to give reasons for and against letting the man stay on the island. Once they had walked through the alley, the children then had to share their final decision after hearing lots of different opinions.


Map Skills

Year 6 are looking at map skills in geography. Their first lesson has been all about map symbols. The children’s main task was to write a short story about a journey exchanging some of the words for map symbols. The children had lots of fun and came up with some really imaginative stories!

Kensuke’s Kingdom

In English this week we are working towards writing our own newspaper reports based on Kensuke’s Kingdom. We started the week by looking at an example newspaper report. The children were given the report cut up into its different paragraphs and they had to figure out which order they went in to recreate the article.

Maya Civilisation

To end our history unit on the Maya Civilisation, we looked at the possible theories regarding the civilisation’s decline. It was clear to us that there are so many theories as to why it declined, but no one actually knows for sure the real reason why. Working in small groups, the children took on the role of arguing why it may have been due to a particular theory. For example, we had Professor Poor Soil in one group and Dr Drought in another.

Spelling Bee

Here are our first set of spelling bee winners in Year 6! The children worked in five groups to compete in five mini spelling bees. Our winners this week were Nashe, Lewis, Jani, Sophie and Alexi. We will be doing this every two weeks using the Y3/4 statutory spellings.