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The children were asked to think about which animal and colours represents their personality.  They used Brusho powders to create both their background and their animal and then put the two together.  The pictures are for displaying in their windows at home to form part of a nationwide public art display instigated by Anthony Gormley.

Anthony Gormley public art challenge

Year 6 - 300 Word Story Challenge


We are so proud of the work Year 6 are doing during this latest period of Home Learning and in particular for their 300 word story challenge.  Below are just a few of the many fabulous entries and I am sure you will agree that they show what a creative, talented group of writers they are.  Well done Year 6!

Christmas Dinner Day

Investigating gears and pulleys to see how Santa’s sleigh works.

In Science this week, we have been testing the effects of air and water resistance and friction.  The children designed parachutes to see if they could drop an egg from height without it cracking. For air resistance, the children tested different shapes in a viscous liquid and timed how long the shape took to reach the bottom of the tube. They conducted a ‘fair’ test to get an average. In DT we have been investigating levers and pulleys. 

Designing a simple pulley system

Testing water resistance

Forest School ( Whittling and Assault Courses)

Today in Forest School we had lots of fun. One group was whittling and carving objects into shapes of their choice, for example, you could have carved an owl. The other group set up 2 different assault courses. They both involved lots of mud and challenges and asteroid dodging. At the end, we had an awesome asteroid fight. The asteroids were really just balls but we still provided lots of challenges and fun for each other. This lesson involved lots of mud and fun so we can’t wait for next week.



In PE today we did gymnastics, in gymnastics we used equipment to make a course. When we made the 5 courses, we had a group on each course. We had to move in different ways on the appratas, once we have done that we moved to a different course and did that one.



Today in Science we studied what position shadows are in depending on the time of day and position of the Sun. In our lesson we used a torch as the Sun and we moved our torch around to experiment how long the shadow was. We found that the higher the Sun the shorter the shadow and the lower the sun the longer the shadow. It was a good lesson.


In Science today, we learnt about shadows and how the sun changes their postion. We represented the suns movement throughout the day by using a torch and a mannequin.

The Mysterious Dome

Today in English we were asked to come to the woods to look at a very mysterious object. Strangely, there was a dome covered in tin foil in the middle of some “Do not enter” tape. We were then tasked with the job of describing the scene near the metallic-looking dome. We used pathetic fallacy (weather description) to set the atmosphere and tension of the opening scene. Year 6 were very thorough in their descriptions and enjoyed the trip outside the safe haven of their classrooms.

Whittling and Weaving in the Woods

In Forest School today, we split up into groups and performed different activities throughout the woods. One group was with Mr Templar and they practiced whittling sticks for later creations. The second group was tasked with the challenge of creating an obstacle course for a relatively small ball. Finally, the third group was asked to help continue a den which had been started the previous lesson. The whole of Hummingbird Class had a lot of fun in their lesson and are eager to continue their hard efforts for Forest School.


In sience today we were showing how the moon changes it shape from a new moon to a full moon.If you didn’t know what a new moon is

a moon that you can’t see at all.There also is a first half moon, final half moon, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous, waxing crescent and a waning crescent.Waning means getting smaller, waxing means getting bigger, crescent means smaller than a half moon and gibbous means bigger than a half moon.

Today, in gymnastics we have learnt how to do a sequence called cannon. When we learnt to do the sequence we made are own. In the sequence we went one after the other to preform the move that you come up with, we had to do 8-10 move in a sequence.

Mellor Mill Memories

Year 6 have completed their local history study by producing water colour impressions of what Mellor Mill may have looked like in all its glory. They experimented with mixing shades, blending and learning to create shadow effects. What talented artists we have!

Year 6 have a Tree’mendous time in Forest school!

Hard Working Hummingbirds

Hummingbird class have been busy creating team Hummingbird flags- All Hail the Hummingbirds!  We have written poems based on the song (written by Dolly Parton - of course) 'If I Had Wings' and imagined where we would fly to if that were possible!  We have also begun the topic of North America and thought about all the things we already know about this area of the world.  Hummingbirds are working hard and are enjoying our first couple of weeks back in the flow of school.
Eagle class have also been busy creating team Eagle flags - We started our work in North America and our topic for Science - Space. Eagle Class have also been working hard creating their own version of For The Birds: A Pixar Short Film, where we wrote it from one of the bird's perspective.