Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome back Year 6 families. We hope you all had a relaxing week off despite the terrible weather!
Term 2 will be a busy but extremely fun term in the run up to Christmas.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you during the Parent’s Evening meetings. If you haven’t yet, please sign up to a time slot so we can discuss your child’s progress.

Please can we remind you to ensure your child brings a bottle of water to school every day.

PE will be taking place on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school; this must include shoes that are suitable for running around in. PE will be taking place outside so please ensure your child’s PE is suitable for colder weather.

Meet the Teacher

Year 6 Meet the Teacher presentation

Year 6 Padlet for parents and carers


Even if your child is a Free Reader, reading to an adult at home is vital for their development. Please ensure your child reads daily. All  children will be awarded free books for reading at home.

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 1



Dates for the Diary

13.11.20 Non-uniform Day– Children in Need
16.11.20 COW Day
16.11.20 Odd Socks Day
17.11.20– 20.11.20 Road Safety Week
18.11.20 Parent’s Evening
24.11.20 Parent’s Evening
11.12.20 Christmas Jumper Day
17.12.20 Last day of term
18.12.20 INSET Day


Applying for a Secondary School Place

As you are aware, the deadline for applying for secondary places is 31st October 2020. For any advice about how to apply for your child’s secondary school place, please follow the link below. The link will take you to the Bristol City Council website where all the important information can be found.


For more information about local secondary schools and their virtual tours, please follow the links below.

Oasis Brightstowe-

Blaise High School-

St Kath’s-


Bristol Free School-

St Bede’s-


Christmas Sponsored Walk

On the last day of term, Year 6s took part in the Christmas sponsored walk. They thoroughly enjoyed it and some children were even jumping for joy!

Best decorated classroom

Last week, all the classes were judged on how well they have decorated their classrooms. This week, it was announced that Year 6 and Reception are the joint winners for the best decorated classrooms!

Philosophers- RE

This week we had a lesson about the Nativity and the true meaning of Christmas.

Year 6 – Korean Cooking Day

On Wednesday 9th, our year 6 made some kimbap (Korean sushi) using kim paper, rice, carrots, cucumber, crab sticks and pickled radish. Rolling kimbaps can be a bit tricky, but they all rose to the challenge and created some beautiful rolls!

Caring at Christmas

Our wonderful year 6 Authors have written letters to a local care home in order to cheer up the residents. Here are a few of our class proudly showing off their letters. 

Festive fun- 08.12.20

This afternoon, Year 6 made traditional Christmas decorations using oranges, cloves and ribbons. The classroom now smells festively wonderful! 


Today our engineers created their own probability counters on a spreadsheet. They were looking into the probability of numbers on a dice being thrown.


The Year 6 Mathematicians used their understanding of converting improper fractions to mixed-number fractions and vice versa in a game of dominoes.

Scientists 10.11.20

In enquiry, Year 6 have been learning about Linnaeus and Darwin. Today, as scientists, Year 6 identified plants using classification keys.

Scientists 04.11.20 

Today, year 6 have been scientists and have learning all about classifying objects. To begin with we started with All Sorts. Next week we will begin to apply this knowledge on classifying animals and plants.

Mathematicians 04.11.20

Today, our Mathematicians used Fractions Walls and concrete resources to identify equivalent fractions. They extended their own learning by exploring how to make a whole using fractions with different denominators. 


Our year 6 Mathematicians have been identifying factors and multiples of numbers using counters.


Our year 6 Artists used the knowledge they had gained in Science about light and shadows to create their own silhouette artwork. 


This week, our Musicians were treated to an African drumming workshop. All the children played the Djembe drums and found out about their history. 

Bikeability 2020

This week, some members of Year 6 have taken part in Bikeability on-road training. After bike checks and some practising on the playground, the children went cycling around Sea Mills. They learnt how to ride and cross the road safely on their bikes.

Chocolate Creations

This week, our year 6 Engineers have designed and created their own chocolate bars and packaging. During their Authors sessions, they also created their own persuasive adverts.