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Year 6



We are now at the end of yet another busy week in Year 6. We started the week reminding ourselves how to find the area and perimeter in Maths and by the end of the week, we started answering reasoning questions on this. We will be continuing this next week in order to prepare ourselves for reasoning papers. 


In English, we continued reading Wonder, which everyone is really enjoying. We have written some fantastic piece of writing and next  week we are going to be writing 'the next chapter' of the story and then compare it with the actual book. 


We ended the week, spending time doing D&T and making Chanukiah's that they can show off at home. Please see pictures below.


Please can I ask that  you spend time with your child over the weekend going over times tables and ensuring that they are reading. 


Homework due for Monday was something of their choice from the grid. Please make sure this comes into school with them next week. 


It  was so lovely to meet with many of you last night at parents evening. The children are becoming really focused with their work and are producing some excellent pieces of writing!


Wishing you a lovely weekend 

Mrs Athersych

Monkey Football during Daily Exercise



This week was such a busy week for Year 6. We have been continuing to read our class book Wonder which everyone is really enjoying and over the past two weeks we have written some fantastic diary entries and persuasive letters based on the book. The children have learnt the features of a persuasive text and we wrote letters to Auggie's parents to persuade them to either let Auggie go to school or to stay at home because of his facial features. We welcome you to read their fantastic letters when you come to parents evening and see their books. 


In Maths, we spent time reminding ourselves how to solve long multiplication and on Wednesday and Thursday we solved one-step and two-step reasoning problems. 

The whole class have made a fantastic improvement in their arithmetic papers and everyone should be proud of their scores over the past few weeks. 


In Art, we started planning our pictures of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night picture, which the class are very eager to complete this week. Hopefully we will have some wonderful pictures for you to see at the end of the week.


Thank you all for your continued support.

Please ensure that all children are coming to school with a reading book and water bottle. 


Mrs Athersych 






Spellings 9.11.18



What a great start to the term we have had in Year 6. All the children have come back focused and ready to learn.


We have spent a lot of time focusing on Anti-Bullying Week and linking this to our book Wonder - which we will be starting on Monday. The children are very eager to start reading this together!

We have looked at how to be kind and respectful to others and used our Art lesson to link Anti-Bullying Week to Wonder - which you can see on the pictures below.  In English, we wrote an information leaflet on how to be kind and what to do if you feel like others are being unkind. 

In Maths, we have been looking at converting fractions to decimals and then decimals to fractions. The children have worked really hard on this and have made some great progress.


Next week, we will be starting our book Wonder, focusing on inference and prediction. 


Please find above this weeks spellings


Thank you for your continued support.

Wishing you a lovely weekend

Mrs Athersych



What a fabulous week we have had, learning all about Nelson Mandela for Black History Week as well as creating our own Kente cloths. We used our biography skills to write about Nelson Mandela and the children's work was fantastic! In Maths, we continued to learn about fractions and how to multiply and divide them. Today, we looked at word problems and reasoning fraction questions.


Over the half term, your child should continue to be reading, practising their spellings and continuing to become fluent with their times tables as well as revising what we have been learning this term.


Please ensure that all children come to school after half term with a copy of Wonder as this will be our focus for the next half term. 


Thank you for all your co-operation and ongoing support

Wishing you all a lovely half term

Mrs Athersych 




We have had a very exciting afternoon today! We used microscopes in our Science lesson to look closely at different plants, leaves, twigs and flowers that we went to collect from outside. 

The children had a great time using these microscopes and they all found it very interesting to see how different the item was when they looked at it closely. 


Have a look at some of our pictures below.


We have also been continuing our learning of fractions and we are now confident when adding fractions with different denominators together. We have also started to revise mixed number and improper fractions which will help us in our addition of fractions. 

In English, we have researched and written some wonderful biographies about a famous person of our choice and I am sure your child can now tell you all about the person they researched.


Please ensure that children continue to read at home, as well as practicing their spellings and times tables.


Wishing you a lovely weekend 

Mrs Athersych




Well done to all the children on our class assembly on Wednesday.


This week in English, we have researched and written a biography all about Thomas Edison. Please ask your child all about him, we have really worked hard on these biographies. We have looked at key features of a biography and how to write an introduction, middle an conclusion. Next week, children will be writing their own biographies on a person of their choice. We look forward to sharing these with you. 


In Maths, we have been spending time focusing on prime, factors and multiples and answering reasoning questions on these, where we have had to give a reason to support our answer. The children have done really well with these and we will be continuing to answer these types of questions throughout the year. Next week, we will be using our knowledge of factors and multiples to simplify fractions as well as finding common denominators. 


Please also see below for some of the many wonderful examples of our Maya diary and newspaper writing.


Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Mrs Athersych

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Thank you for coming to watch our class assembly this morning. We hope you enjoyed it and learnt a lot about the Ancient Maya. Over the next few days, children's newspaper and diary writing will be uploaded onto the blog, which will show our lovely writing from Year 6. 

Maya Assembly

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This week in Maths, we have been learning about prime numbers and factors which we will be focusing on again next week. We have also continued our learning of short division by bus stop method and using this to answer word problems.  In English, we wrote some excellent newspaper articles about our visit from Dr Dianne and her discoveries. 


Next week in English, we will be looking at the features of a biography and by the end of the following week, we will be writing our own biography of a famous person of our choice which we will be researching in class during the week. 


Please make sure your child practises their class assembly lines for Monday. 


We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 10th to watch our performance!


Please see attached for this weeks spellings.


Shabbat Shalom 



This week we have been looking at newspapers and identifying different features and the effect it has on the reader; alliteration in the heading, a picture and quotes to draw the readers attention.  We are  beginning to write our own newspaper article on the Maya discoveries and talking about our visit from Dr Dianne last Friday. 


In Maths, we have been revising bar modelling and completing two-step word problems which the children have been working really hard on. 


Just a reminder that  spellings are going out this week and children will be tested next Friday. 


Wishing you a lovely weekend. 

Mrs Athersych


Today we had a very exciting visitor who came to visit Year 6 - Dr Davis. The only Maya archaeologist in the UK!

She told us all how exciting her job is and shared so may interesting and fascinating stories.

The children enjoy looking and handling some artifacts and Dylan and Aimee even got to dress up in Maya clothes.

We really enjoyed listening to her.

Please ask your child to tell you what they learnt


Wishing you all a lovely weekend 


Mrs Athersych



We have been continuing our learning of the Mayans and tomorrow we are very excited to welcome Dr Davis who will be coming in to tell us more and show us lots of artifacts from the Maya Times.  


We have spent a lot of time this week rounding, comparing and ordering decimal numbers. Ask your children some questions at home to see if they can show you what to do. 


The children have also written some lovely diaries about 'their life' during the Maya Times and when they are completed, we look forward to sharing some with you. 


Please remember to encourage your child to read at home as this helps them convey some great ideas in their writing. 


Wishing you all a lovely weekend 


Mrs Athersych 






It was so lovely to meet you some of you at curriculum evening last night. I hope you are all as excited as we are for the coming year ahead. 


This week in school we continued our learning of place value as well as addition and subtraction using a number line to complete calculations that go into the negative numbers. In English, we are continuing our learning of the Ancient Maya's and we will be planning to write a diary entry 'A day in the Life of.....' during the Maya Times. 


Next week, we have a very exciting visitor coming into school. Her name is Dr Dianne Davis, she is a Maya Archaeologist and she will be sharing and showing the children some very interesting artefacts and running some exciting activities that will inspire and contribute to our learning. Thank you in advance for your support with this. 


Please note, that our PE day has changed to Wednesday. All children should ensure they have their PE kit with them in school on this day. 


Wishing you all a lovely weekend

Mrs Athersych

6th September 2018


Welcome to year 6! We are looking forward to a very exciting year ahead. Both the children and the teacher had a great first day! We spoke a lot about new responsibilities we’ll be getting around the school and how we are going to be role models for the younger children.


The children have all come back fully prepared to start what is going to be a wonderful year!


Just a reminder to all that PE is on Thursdays. Please ensure that children have their PE kits with them.


In English this week we have already completed a piece of writing “All about me” using paragraphs and connectives, which we looked at in our SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) sessions. We also had a great lesson where we looked at lots of different chocolate and designed our own chocolate bars to introduce our first topic - The Ancient Maya. The children loved this! 


In maths, we are beginning to investigate place value which we will be continuing next week and furthering our understanding to multiplying and dividing by 10,100&1000. 


Please remember to bring in a reading book and a water bottle. Please note that homework will be sent out after Yom Kippur.


We have had a wonderful first week and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead. 


Wishing you a sweet, happy and healthy new year 


Mrs Athersych