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Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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We have our own 6RO email! If you would like to contact us, please do so with the secure form below - we will be checking it regularly. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Key Information

Year 6 will have their P.E. days on a Monday and a Wednesday. Their entrance/exit points to the school are the Year 6 door by the school office. Year 6 teachers will have their planning days every other Wednesday so other teaching staff will cover the classes.

Year 6 Curriculum Map 2022-23

Term 6

We have reached the last and final term of Junior School! Where has that time gone? In Term 6, we will be finishing off showing off our fantastic writing skills, covering Science, DT, art and Jigsaw content as well as preparing for secondary school with transition days and practising and performing the Year 6 production! Stay tuned to see our fantastic work! 

Year 6 Leavers' Performance 

What a show! Year 6 performed in their leavers' show, Forever Young, this week and what a treat it was!

Art Week 

This week, we have been taking part in a whole school Art Week! We have had a cartoon drawing masterclass from Mr Taylor and had a go at creating our own cartoon characters as well as having a clay masterclass from a teacher and students from Mangotsfield! Check out our amazing work!

Careers Week! 

This week, we have been blown away by assemblies, activities and many special visitors to explore the vast range of careers that we may have one day! We have understood that some people have multiple jobs and others have one that they stick to for their whole life duration but either choice is fine! We would like to say a very special thank you to Lynne, Mike, Mr Taylor, Trish and Laura who came into our class to tell us all about their career and what they like/dislike about their roles! Our guests included a funeral director/planner, a hypnotherapist, a complaints handler and the head of women's cricket! We have also had whole school assemblies with a florist, police officers and a dancer! It has inspired us and made us think of what we would like to do when we are older!

Outdoor Adventurous Activities 

This term, one of our PE sessions is Outdoor Adventurous Activities meaning we are working on our teamwork and perseverance skills in order to achieve different things. 

Term 5

With just three weeks of revision before SATs, we have coming back refreshed and raring to go. After SATs (in week 4), we'll start sharing some of our fantastic work with you again.

.... That's a wrap on SATs!

We are so proud of your hard work, focus and dedication. You have shown great resilience and perseverance to achieve your very best! What better way to celebrate than with your leavers' hoodies and an ice lolly? 

A Big Well Done!

Wow! 6RO have absolutely worked their socks off in order to be ready for SATs next week. We are incredibly proud of them and no matter their results, we know they have given it their all. Well done 6RO! We wanted to share this message with you along with some treats to say how amazing you all are! 

King Charles' Coronation Celebrations

To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, we have taken part in lots of activities including a whole school assembly, crown making and sketching a whole class portrait of King Charles. 

Collaboration Art 

To celebrate the King's Coronation, we participated in some collaboration art to produce this amazing masterpiece!

Term 4

It's Term 4 and we are officially over half way of Year 6! Term 4 is revision time; a chance to practise all of our learning so far. We will be revisiting skills in maths, grammar, punctuation and spelling, all in preparation for SATs. Our brand new SATs packs (coming home in week 1) will help us to feel ready. 

All of our hard work and efforts will be rewarded with Year 6 camp in the final week - we can't wait!

Easter Service

Well done to 4HT for a wonderful Easter Service at St Stephen's Church. We really enjoyed our last Easter service and finding out about the Easter story as well as joining in with the songs. 

Rock Steady Concert! 

We enjoyed yet another Rock Steady concert and it was by far the best one yet! Well done to all of the performers especially Fletcher, Wes and Hand who represented 6RO! 


For our indoor PE slot, we have been learning all about Handball. We have been working hard to learn the rules as well as perfecting our catching, throwing and dribbling skills!

No Pens Day! 

Every term, we put down our pens and learn through talking! We explored a new talk tactic of 'probe' which means to dig deeper, ask for evidence or justification of another person's answer. Alongside using this and other talk tactics of build, challenge, summarise and clarify, we discussed several discussion points as well as playing oracy games. 

World Book Day!

What a joy to come to school in our pyjamas! We have loved den building, sharing stories with our friends and igniting our love for reading. It is so great to take some time out of our busy days of learning and just enjoy a good book. They can take you on adventures to far away planets and worlds you can only dream of! What power books have. Have you read any good books lately?

Term 3

This term, we are  developing our skills as engineers and scientists to experiment with electrical components and create toys with moving mechanisms. 

In writing, we will be using the magical and wonderful book of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to entertain our readers as we continue to learn more Year 6 writing targets and develop our writing style through a number of different genres.


Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 7th February was a very special as we celebrated and joined in with Safer Internet Day. We enjoyed a whole school assembly with Miss Bishop before exploring what is good and bad about the internet, acting out some scenarios and making posters about staying safe online. 

No Pens Day! 

For No Pens Day in Term 3, we quickly recapped on what oracy is and how we use it not just in the classroom, but in our everyday lives. We have mastered the talk tactics of build, challenge and summarise so it was time to introduce the new role of... instigate! Using all four talk tactics, we discussed a range of statements including, 'It is okay for the Government to change its mind', 'The Lionesses made history' and 'Everyone should learn sign language'. We also created short performances showcasing the different talk tactics as well as playing several games to show the importance of listening. 

Year 6 Fashion Show: What do ethics have to do with clothes?

Indoor PE - Gymnastics

We have loved our first couple of gymnastics sessions with the sports coaches. We have been learning to tuck, pike, straddle, arabesque, roly poly and cartwheel! Check out the photos below!

Times Table Champion of Champions! 

Well done to our final four children who ended up in Term 2's Times Table Champion of the Champions. A massive congratulations goes to our very own Cole who won the overall competition. As a result, we were able to celebrate with a class party! We had some yummy food, drank squash, listened to some music and played on the Chromebooks! 

Table top fun! 

Due to the miserable weather, it was too wet to go outside and play netball. However, we did let that stop us from having fun and using our imaginations! We flipped our tables upside down and came up with games we could play on them using our whiteboard pens, paper, rubbers and counters. We enjoyed playing games such as table football, air hockey and curling! 

Term 2

In Term 2, we are continuing to delve deeper with our enquiry, 'What do ethics have to do with clothing?'. Children will learn about low-paid work - that still happens in the world today - to produce the clothes that we can buy in our country. As we continue to learn our new Year 6 writing targets, we will be uncovering a missing person's case in our brilliant book, 'Cogheart'. 

Intra-House Competition 

In our houses, we took part in the Intra-house competition. Following on from our outdoor PE sessions of football, we took part in a set of relay races focusing on our dribbling skills. Congratulations to McEwan and Lowinger for winning the competition! Attenborough and Jackson came joint second so it was a very close competition!

Christmas Jumper Day 

We raised money for Save the Children UK by donating a £1 in return for wearing our amazing Christmas jumpers! 

Being a Writer  

After learning lots of targets including modal verbs, different tenses and a range of sentence types, we created incredible horror stories! These were inspired by Penny Dreadfuls - a comic that Lily in Cogheart loved to read. Using our vocabulary books, we explored the horror genre and added words and phrases to include our writing to create tension and suspense. It has been great to spend time really immersing ourselves in language and thinking carefully about what different words mean. After creating our incredible horror stories, we edited them and shared them with our friends! 


Being Athletes - Dance 

For indoor PE this term, we have been dancing! We have enjoyed picking a video game character and creating our own dance moves to represent that character. We had to think carefully about how we used our bodies including jumping, turning, travelling and stillness. In addition, we have also been getting in the festive spirit and learnt a dance to 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree!' 

Rock Steady Concert! 

This term, we enjoyed watching and singing along to the different bands in the Rock Steady concert. A special well done to Hans and Fletcher who put on an amazing performance on the drums! 

Rock Steady Performance!

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Bristol Old Vic Production 

We would like to say a massive thank you to the PTA for organising a wonderful production from the Bristol Old Vic. We really enjoyed our afternoon watching the play and admired the set, actors and costumes. Here's what we had to say... 

  • "I thought it was brilliant how they managed to make it work in a small space" - Mius 
  • "I thought it was good and the actors were amazing. My favourite character was the reindeer" - Fletcher 
  • "I think it was amazing because the actors did so well and it was funny" - Harry 
  • "My favourite character was the ice princess because it looked like she could transform from one person" - Cole 
  • "I really enjoyed it because of the songs and how we got to join it" - Hans


This term in computing, we have looked at what makes a good website and thought about the purpose and audience of particular websites. We have looked at the features of a website including web pages and have created our own. We thought carefully about a clear and eye-catching format to keep our audiences intrigued! 

Delivering Whole School Assemblies! 

We just wanted to say a massive well done to these amazing children in 6RO who have prepared and delivered incredible assemblies to the whole school. They have spent lots of time preparing for these assemblies and their hard work has definitely paid off. The topics of these assemblies were chosen by the children and the whole school were lucky to learn more about our school rules, saving animals and Black History Month. Well done!

No Pens Day! 

To focus and celebrate our oracy skills, we have had our first No Pens Day of the year! We have enjoyed discussing why talk is important and understand that oracy not just happens in lessons, it happens every day in every interaction. We have enjoyed playing oracy games in our talk trios, small groups and as a class.  

Term 1

Year 6 kicks off with a bang when we are confronted with a missing person's enquiry set in a fantasy world not too different from our own. We will be using the book 'Cogheart' to set the scene as we learn new Year 6 writing targets to entertain our readers. 

This thrilling adventure is set in Victorians times which leads nicely into our enquiry. Building on their work in Year 5, 'What do ethics have to do with clothing?' delves deeper into the Victorian period and the forced labour of children in workhouses. Children will learn about low-paid work - that still happens in the world today - to produce the clothes that we can buy in our country.


This term, we have hit the ground running with computing and have focused on communicating effectively and working together. In one session, we were challenged with create two slides on a topic in groups of 6. We all had own our chromebooks but we couldn't talk to one another! We had to communicate over the 'chat' feature. The winning team won 5 points and 'Being a Metacog' dot. Check out our work below!



Voting for our 'Voice of the Change Makers' 

After hearing some amazing speeches and understanding the importance of democracy, we headed to the hall to vote for our favourite girl and boy candidate to be a 'Voice of the Change Maker'. This role is a very important one as the selected candidates will voice their and their peers' opinions on important school matters. It was a really tricky decision for us as there were so many wonderful candidates so we are excited to hear who will fulfil the role soon!


This week, we have explored and developed our oracy knowledge and skills. Oracy is all about communicating effectively and how we use our bodies and voices to be a confident and articulate speaker. In order to have a discussion, we realised the importance of listening and how it is polite and respectful to show someone that you can listen well. We generated our class steps to success for listening and discussion and put them to the test in a variety of discussions and games. A particular favourite of ours was the game, would you rather, as we debated questions such as 'Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?' and 'Would you rather travel 100 years back in time or 10 years into the future?" We have looked at talk tactics and how to take different roles in conversations. We have explored the roles of build, challenge and summarise. 

  • "Building on someone means to add on to something that someone has said." - Isabelle 
  • "To challenge someone means disagree with them however we can do this politely so they don't get upset" - Harry
  • "When you summarise something, you retell something briefly but include the most important information." -  Amadou

Check out our oracy work below! 

Engage: What is an engineer?

As part of our engage, we started thinking about what it means to be an engineer. 

What is an engineer?

'My Dad is an engineer and he makes parts for an aeroplane' Lauren

'An engineer is someone who works with an engine' Rowan

'An engineer can work with vehicles like cars and trains' Alfie


We were then set a design brief. 

Design brief: You will need to design and make a mobile phone cover/pocket.

It was lots of fun and we were really pleased with our final products. It was difficult to thread the needles but we persevered and were paitent and we got there in the end. 


This year, we are learning the wonderful language of Spanish. We have met our lovely Spanish teacher Laura and have explored how many countries across the world speak Spanish as their first language. In our first session, we have learnt to say a variety of greetings in Spanish! 

  • "Hola means hello" - Wesley 
  • "Adios means goodbye" - Ajay
  • "Buenos dias means good morning" - Maisy 
  • "Buenas tardes means good afternoon" - Blake 
  • "Buenas noches means good night" - Sophie 



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Tag Rugby

This term, our outdoor PE sessions focus on tag rugby. We kicked off this unit by practising our throwing and catching skills along with strategic thinking of how to find space and win a game! Check out the photos below. 

Being a Metacog!

In Week 1, we have been learning all about 'Being a Metacog.' We have understood the importance of knowing ourselves as learners, our strengths and weaknesses and using this information to set goals and challenge ourselves. We have thought about what learning behaviours might move our learning on and what behaviours might block our learning. We have also spent time unpicking what it means to be challenged. Setting our own mini goals and striving forward to achieve them. Did you know, there is no progress without struggle.