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'Learning to change the World' 'Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God' - Micah 6:8
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Term 6

Forest Schools


Some of us spent some time with Forest Schools this afternoon, exploring our secret garden and getting in touch with nature.

School Daze: Behind the Scenes

Over the past two weeks, we have been tirelessly rehearsing our end of year performance. Each time we practise, we improve. We think this will be a production to remember!

Our Enquiry:

Can a Person Simply Disappear?

Our new enquiry is based around the book: The London Eye Mystery. It is about a boy called Ted and how his cousin, Salim, rides on the London Eye and then mysteriously disappears. 

News Reports


To end our unit on The London Eye Mystery, we wrote newspaper reports about Salim's mysterious disappearance. Here are some examples:

London Graffiti


We looked at different graffiti and had a go at creating our own designs based on the London Eye Mystery. 

Graphic Novels

We created graphic novel illustrations of some of the main scenes in The London Eye Mystery. 



As part of our enquiry to find out if people can simply disappear, we have been learning how to read six digit grid references

What Happened to Salim?

We discussed Ted's eight theories about Salim's disappearance and ranked them according to probability. 

What we thought about our surprise trip to the London Eye:


'The London Eye was the best experience I have ever had. It was fun and amazing!'


'It was an amazing experience even though I am afraid of heights.'


'The view was amazing but the ride w\as the best. I even learnt about a few buildings.'


'It was an amazing experience that I really enjoyed.'


'It was a great experience. We could see lots of buildings from far away, like Buckingham Palace.'



London Eye Mystery Role Play

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London Eye Mystery Role Play

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London Eye Mystery Role Play

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Term 5

Our Enquiry:

Can people change their ways?

Our enquiry this term is based around Louis Sacher's book: There's a boy in the girl's bathroom. It focuses on Bradley Chalkers, a boy who doesn't have any friends, and his time at school when a new boy, Jeff Fishkin, arrives to become his only friend.
We considered the struggles and conflict going on inside Bradley Chalkers' head as his character gradually changes and performed mini conscience alleys to demonstrate his thought process. 

Conscience Alley 1

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Conscience Alley 2

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Conscience Alley 3

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Outdoor Learning

We took our learning outdoors to think about our enquiry, 'Can people change their ways?'

Anti-Bullying Day

We spent the day thinking about bullying and then created campaign videos to show what bullying looks like and how to deal with it. 


As a class we decided on our own definition of bullying:


'Bullying is causing emotional and/or physical hurt to someone deliberately and repeatedly.'


Watch our campaign videos bslow:


Campaign Film 1

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Campaign Film 2

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Campaign Film 3

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Campaign Film 4

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Campaign Film 5

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Campaign Film 6

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Term 4

Our Enquiry:

What do Christians believe about life after death?

'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you'

We spent some time thinking about the meaning of the quote above. We then performed two role plays; one demonstrating how not to treat people and the other demonstrating how we would like to be treated. 

How to treat others

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How not to treat each other

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Our Enquiry:

How and why are living things different?

This term we will be spending the first two weeks investigating evolution and inheritance. We will look at how different plants and animals have adapted to their environment and how specific characteristics are inherited. The children's challenge will be to use this knowledge to create a junk-model dog choosing particular characteristics from different species.

The Challenge:

Creating Our Dogs

Adding the finishing touches to our dogs:

World Book Day

As part of World Book Day, we took our books down to Year 4 and read to each other. 

Learning Difficulty Awareness.

We were visited by the Learning Difficulty Awareness team: Mike, Adam, Mat.

They talked all about learning difficulties, like: the best way to talk to people with learning difficulties, they told us about 'Valuing People Now' and we talked about inclusion and what it means.


The LD Awarness team are a small family run business who are passionate about promoting the rights of people with learning difficulties and autism.

Chinese Culture Day

To launch Mandarin as our modern foreign language, we spend the day immersed in all things Chinese. This included making tangrams, shadow puppets and having a go at Tai Chi. 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi 1

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Tai Chi 2

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Tai Chi 3

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Term 3

Our Enquiry:

How and why has Kingswood changed?

For the next few weeks, we will be delving into the history of Kingswood. We will be finding out who put the 'King' in Kingswood, how it has changed since the 17th century and investigating the Cock Road Gang. For our challenge, we will create a documentary film all about Kingswood. 



Our challenge is complete, our non-chronological reports have been written and our documentaries filmed. Watch them below! (some web browsers do not support the format but Google Chrome definitely works!)

Kingswood History

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Kingswood, then and now

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The ever-changing evolution of Kingswood

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How and why has Kingswood changed?

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Kingswood Chronicles

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Kingswood: a documentary

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Time travels through Kingswood

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We held an inter-house dodgeball tournament last week. Here are some photos of our daring dodges:

Non-chronological report writing

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At this very moment we are industriously drafting our non-chronological reports about Kingswood over the ages

Perseverance Pants!


As our value this term is perseverance, we have been thinking about times when we have persevered.

I persevered and did the right thing when I ran around the field five times for charity - Joe


I persevered and did the right thing when I tried my hardest in maths and moved up a group - Imogen


I persevered and did the right thing in boxing when I got hurt but carried on - Kai



Amazing Artefacts!


We were lucky enough to be visited by a historian from Kingswood Heritage Museum. We investigated lots of primary sources from Kingswood's past. Do you know what they were used for?

Do you have a Growth Mindset?


This week we have been thinking about our mindsets and what happens to the neurons in our brains when we learn. We found out that you can actually grow your intelligence and that the brain works like a muscle and needs exercising. 



Today we had some local experts come into school to tell us about how Kingswood has changed in their lifetimes. We came away with loads of interesting facts and even more questions to research for our enquiry. 

Our Enquiry:

How are rainbows formed?

Our first enquiry this term is all about light! We will be exploring where light comes from, how it travels, what it is made from and how it makes colour. We will then use this knowledge and skills set to answer the question: ‘How are rainbows formed?’

Our Challenge!


We used all our knowledge of light to create posters explaining how rainbows are formed. 

Be Safe, Be Seen


We used our knowledge of reflective surfaces to create the most reflective outfit for Bob so that he could be safe and be seen in dark situations. 

Light and Colour


We used light boxes to investigate colour and used prisms to create rainbows. 

Term 2

Weeks 5 - 7

6NH's Reflections


'I have enjoyed Tag Rugby because they showed us how to pass back and supportive play.' Luca


'I have enjoyed writing my additional chapter because I learnt how to write like Michelle Paver.' Sophie


'I enjoyed our dance lessons and our dance was put on the website.' Alfie


'I have enjoyed listening to Wolf Brother.' Ryan


'This term I have enjoyed Wolf Brother because it has helped me with my story writing, especially using cliff hangers.' Luca


'Tag Rugby inspired lots of our class to play and it was good having professionals teaching us.' Neo




Why do Christians celebrate Christmas on 25th December?

Our challenge was to make an animated version of the Christmas story. We used clay to create the characters and filmed using Lego Movie on iPads.

The Birth of Jesus

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Wolf Brother Challenge


In week six, our Wolf brother enquiry came to its exciting climax. We all wrote our own additional chapoters in the style of Michelle Paver. Just liked Paver, we used figurative language, lots of description and Wolf Brother language to engage the reader. Here are some extracts:

Wolf Brother Graphic Novels


We looked at examples of graphic novels and then thought about how a scene from Wolf Brother would be depicted in this style. Here are some of our most effective:

Tag Rugby Training

We have been lucky enough to have expert tag rugby training from Bristol Rugby this term. Watch us playing like professionals below:

Tag Rugby Training

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Tag Rugby Training

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Tag Rugby Training

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Tag Rugby Training

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Weeks 1 - 4

Our Enquiry:

How does Michelle Paver engage the reader?

Our exciting new enquiry for the first four weeks of Term 2 is based around the highly-acclaimed fantasy novel, Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. The children will become deeply immersed in the text through drama and art activities. We will pick apart Michelle Paver's techniques as an author and then produce our own additional chapters for Wolf Brother using what we have learnt. 

Amelia the Amazing Author!


This week in English, we wrote diary entries from the perspective of Torak - the main character in Wolf Brother. We focused on developing Torak's thoughts in lots of detail. Check out Amelia's amazing descriptive writing below. Could we have a talented, young Michelle Paver in the making?

When the sun was in-between the North and East Mountains, Fa and I were sat around our steady camp fire which had been burning for two whole days. The fire had used up four of our baby oak trees and had been blown out by the wind twice.


My Fa had told me a joke and I was relaxed and rolling around in hysterics on the floor. When all of a sudden the forest exploded! Ravens screeched, horses galloped and deer skittered. And then it emerged. It had murderous eyes and dark willow fur. It was a demon in bear form. My heart started thumping. What was happening? There was a rampaging demon bear in front of me and nowhere to run or hide. I couldn’t have been more scared. Before I knew it, the bear had thrown me across our shelter and clawed Fa. The laugh of hysterics had turned into shrieks of pain; emotional and physical pain. As quick as it came, the bear darted back into the forest leaving me startled and sprawled on the floor and Fa crying out in pain clutching his injured ribs. ‘No, this can’t be happening,’ I thought to myself while crawling steadily over to Fa... His face told it all!

Forest Dance


This term in PE, we are exploring dance. We have been using counter tension to create a series of movements related to forests. The counter tension represents the interdependence of the forest ecosystem. Watch our routines develop over the term!

Forest Dance

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Wolf Brothers

Today we role-played and freeze-framed Torak and Wolf's first meeting. 

First World War Week

Poperinghe People


After finishing reading Private Peaceful, we wrote newspaper reports detailing the demise of Charlie Peaceful. See if you can spot the most biased reports below.

To mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, we dedicated a week to activities learning about The Great War. To complete our enquiry challenge, we spent thirty minutes in every class teaching them about the war through different game-based activities. 

6NH teaching Year 5:

6NH teaching Year 3:

Here we are teaching 3CL about the war at sea:

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Term 1

Our Enquiry:

Which front won the war?

This term, we are investigating the First World War. We will be conducting research into the different fronts and evaluating the impact they had on the outcome of the war. Alongside our enquiry, we will also be reading Michael Morpurgo's moving novel, Private Peaceful.

Weeks 5 - 8

A Star Among Us!


In 6NH we have a local celebrity and rugby superstar.


Breaking News!

After lots of preparation, planning and talking, we put our heads down and wrote our newspaper reports about Private Peaceful. Watch us working hard and enjoy the results below!

The News Room

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The Final Push!

We have been working industriously on our enquiry challenge. By the end of this week we will have three finished activities that we will use to teach the rest of the school about the First World War in the first week back after half term. 

War Correspondents 

Today we hot-seated characters from Private Peaceful to get quotes for our newspaper reports. 

Letters from the Western Front


We found out what life on the Western Front was like and wrote letters home to our families. 

Weeks 3 - 5

Our visit to Arnos Vale Cemetery

To find out more about the First World War and to help us answer our enquiry question, we visited Arnos Vale Cemetery where we investigated the war memorials and learnt about the people of Bristol who were involved with the war. 



'I learnt that lots of people who died in British hospitals, were buried at Arnos Vale instead of taking them back to their home country to be buried.' Amelia


'I found out that the people who fought in the First World War and sacrificed themselves in order to save others, have the same gravestone.' Imogen


'A man called Robert Bush, turned his home in New Zealand into a hospital.' Dan


'I learnt that there was only one woman from the war remembered on the memorial of the 'Glorious Dead.' Beth


'They used the train stations as hospitals for the injured soldiers.' Josh


'The people who fought in the war came from lots of different places including France, Canada, USA and Japan.' Olly




Persuasive Propaganda


We studied wartime propaganda and then used persuasive language in a letter asking men to enlist. 

Emotive Language 


To help us understand the character of Tommo in Private Peaceful, we focused on his conflicting emotions at several points in the story. 


Brilliant Bar Method

In maths we have been learning how to use the bar method to solve word problems. Ask us how to do it!

We Need You!


To help us understand what it would have been like to experience the First World War, we all enlisted, took part in marching drills and were made to dig trenches.

Marching Drill 1

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Marching Drill 2

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Marching Drill 3

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Science Week

Leaning Towers of Spaghetti!

The whole school were challenged to build a tower using only spaghetti and marshmallows. Some of our parents even came in to help us complete the challenge. The tallest towers in 6NH were 65cm. You can see one of them displayed proudly on Year Six's Science Week display. 

Rocket Science!

We harnessed the power of balloons to make rockets. Watch the videos below to be blown away!

Balloon rocket 1

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Balloon rocket 2

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Making Moon Craters

We investigated craters by recreating the collision of meteors with the surface of the moon. Some of us varied the size of the meteor while others varied the height they were dropped from. 

Save the Egg

We were given the mission of safely dropping an egg from our classroom window without it breaking. We used carrier bags to make parachutes and assorted materials to make a basket to protect the egg. 


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The survivors!

Which is the warmest colour?


Have you ever wondered which colour is the warmest? We have, and now we know. Black is the warmest colour because it absorbs all of the light from the sun

Which is the warmest colour?

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Sucking Power!

Our challenge was to see how many straws we could suck water through. The record was 48 straws!