Year 6

Welcome Back!

We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable break with your families and friends. Term 2 will be a busy but fun term for the children as the Christmas countdown begins. 

Mrs Kirley will teach the children on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Mrs Stafford will be teaching the children on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Lloyd will be supporting the children in class.

If you have any questions or concerns, please make an appointment at the office to come and see us. We look forward to meeting you all at Parent’s Evening this term. 


Even if your child is a Free Reader, reading at home is vital for a child’s development. Please ensure your child reads daily. Raffle tickets are given out every time a child reads.

Spellings are really important! We will continue to hold our test on a Friday.  Please support your child by encouraging them to practice regularly.

Core Learning


Term 2 – It’s Up To You!

I can recall the whole‐school Golden Rules and explain their importance.
I can be a helpful member of our school community.
I can take responsibility for a job around the school..

Dates for the Diary

11.11.19 Remembrance Assembly

13.11.19 Year 6 Cinema Trip

15.11.19 Year 6 Height and Weight Checks

19.11.19 COW Day

20.11.19 Parent’s Evening

26.11.19 Parent’s Evening

4.12.19 Christmas Fair

11.12.19 Bristol Art Gallery Trip

13.12.19 Christmas Jumper Day


Cinema trip

Please download full details – 2019-20 Y6 Cinema letter

Secondary Application- deadline 31.10.19

Please ensure you have applied for your child’s secondary place by 31.10.19. The links below will help you. Please come and see us if you have any additional questions.

08.10.19- Secondary Applications

Thank you to all the families that came along to the Secondary Application Information session this afternoon. As promised, we have included Jim’s presentation and links to websites that may help you with your application.

Please remember the deadline for all secondary applications is 31.10.19. If you have any questions or concerns then please come and see us as soon as possible.

Download: SMP Secondary Application Information Session

Link to the online application system

Link to the paper application

Link to the ‘My Neighbourhood Tool’ – Use this to find out the ‘Area School’ for an address and home to school distances

Link to information about what happened in previous years.



Today we designed and built bridges to celebrate our learning from last term. We were engineers just like Brunel! After we had created our incredible designs and built them, we then tested them with various weights to see which was the strongest.  Only one bridge managed to survive the Robinsons squash bottle! Well done to everyone –  not only were you amazing engineers today but you also worked fantastically well in your teams!

Diversity Month

During Diversity Month, year 6 found out lots of interesting information about a range of diverse authors, artists and athletes. They also found out important people who have fought for equality in our world.

Here are some pictures of year 6 creating their own aboriginal artwork. 

22.10.19 Tag Rugby

Today year 6 took part in a Tag Rugby taster session. Coach explained the rules then the children took part in a 20 minute game. There were some great tactics being displayed by the children! 

If your child would like to take part in the after school club then please see the office staff.

Class assembly – who were the greatest engineers?


Today, the children had a fun but exhausting trip into Bristol city centre. To begin our day, we walked to Sea Mills train station where we hopped on a train to Temple Meads. We looked at the building and discussed the history of it.  We then walked to meet the captain of our boat run by The Ferry company. We went on an hour tour around the harbour. We discussed how the city has changed over time and looked at important items that had been engineered around the Victorians.  Next, we got off the boat to be greeted by Mike from Historical England.  We had lunch at Brunel’s Buttery – a massive thank you to the staff for letting us have 3 benches.  Then, we took a historical walk back to Temple Meads where we boarded the train home. A fantastic day out! Well done everyone and it didn’t even rain!  


Core Learning Skills- year 6 have been working on their team work skills. They worked in groups to build a tower which could hold a full water bottle for one minute! It was more tricky than it sounds! 


Year 6 are on a reading mission! Every time they read a book and write a short book review, a picture of the front cover will be displayed in the book corner. This is a celebration of our favourite books.


Today, Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Stonehenge! On arrival, we sat and had a picnic. Then, we boarded a small bus for a short trip to see the stones. They were amazing! We discussed how engineers 5000 years ago would have moved the stones. We then had a 2 hour workshop which was split into 2 parts. To begin with, we looked at how Stonehenge was built – tools and techniques used. Some of us dressed up in skins and clothes from the period whilst others rebuilt Stonehenge itself.  After that, we visited a Neolithic village and the children experienced using a mill to make flour. They also constructed fences using a weaving technique. The children had to work in a team to ensure the wood didn’t snap.  The final activity involved making rope using reeds like those used to move the stones all those years ago.  The children were fantastic and managed the bus journey very well. We could not be prouder of them. It was a great trip and we learnt a lot! Well done Year 6!


Over the weekend, Beth won a prize at the Sea Mills Flower Show for her adorable photograph of her guinea pig. Well done Beth! 


Year 6 have paired up with Year 2 as reading buddies. Today, the children shared their books with each other. This opportunity will continue across the school year – they are all really looking forward to it!


Year 6 have been working very hard as Authors this week. They have been using slow writing to help with structuring their writing. Our current stimulus is a short video call The Alchemist’s Letter – find out more by asking you child!


Today, year 6 have been learning how to read and create numbers up to 10,000,000. They did fantastically well and should be very proud! Well done!


Whilst being Artist, Year 6 took the opportunity to use our new flexible seating arrangements.  They children really enjoyed this and it is something that we will embrace across the curriculum as the year progresses.