Year 6 Blog Friday 24th March 2023

Date: 24th Mar 2023 @ 12:53pm

Welcome to our Year 6 blog.

This week, people from the Fire Service came to give Year 6 a fire safety talk. We learnt valuable safety tips on how to keep safe at home and on the road.

On Friday, Year 6 were invited to mass, where we prayed and learnt about the stations of the cross.

Please find attached the latest guidance regarding the use of Whatsapp. As you are aware, the age restriction on the platform is 16.


For our PE lessons this term, which will include rugby and orienteering (weather depending), please bring in extra trainers (preferably old ones) that you do not mind getting dirty and a plastic bag to keep them in. You may take them home each week, if you prefer to clean them.


Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In Maths, we learnt how to interpret pie charts using our knowledge of fractions. We also found the properties of 3D shapes – faces, edges and vertices – and created nets for them.
  • In English, we began our new story, Skellig, and met the main character Michael, who has just moved house. We learnt how to write an internal monologue using thoughts and feelings.
  • In RE, we began our new topic, Death and New Life, where we discussed the loss of a friend, relative or a teacher they once had, and how we deal or have dealt with it.
  • In PE, we worked in small teams to navigate our way through different coned maps to try to complete two courses of orienteering. The children had to use math skills to figure out which direction to move in.
  • In History, we learnt more about the Ancient Maya using 10 clues around the classroom. We worked in pairs to discuss what these findings mean, to help us understand what life might have been like for a Mayan.
  • In Art, we researched the Mayan masks, created an information page about all their use and used different media (pastels and charcoal) to create them.
  • In French, we learnt that feminine nouns usually end with the letter e. This helped us decide whether we need un or une as a determiner. Then we looked at the vocabulary for countries and nationalities and how to make the adjectives agree with the subject of the verb. For example, They (feminine) are Italian would need to be feminine plural. Tricky stuff! We finished by giving our opinions in French about a very popular song In France - we didn't like it much!
  • In Science, we continued our learning about healthy diets by burning different brands of crisps to demonstrate that calories are the amount of energy in food. We talked about the effect of eating more calories than we use up on our bodies. We used the data from the investigation to explain what we had found out.


Home Practice all relates to this week’s learning. These are the tasks needed to be completed:


  • Please keep reading every day to build up stamina. A great idea is to read 20-30 pages a day (you can read more) in one sitting, as this will build up your ability to read at length for long periods of time.


Spellings (challenge words)

  • Sumdog (Year 6 Sp 2 wk 5 Challenge words)

available, according, conscious, familiar, muscle, determined, identity, competition, existence, suggest, develop, explanation, privilege, symbol, immediately


Maths challenges:

  • Counting:
    • This week, please practise counting in 80s and 800s
    • For example, start at 780 and count up to 1580 and back again
    • 780, 860, 940 etc           1580, 1500, 1420, etc 
    • Also, start at 6 900 and count up to 14 900 and back again
    • 6 900, 7 800, 8 600, etc 14 900, 14, 000, 13 200, etc


  • Sumdog (Multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25, 1000)
    • This challenge will help to develop your counting skills.


  • Sumdog (3D shapes with nets Sp2 wk 5)

This week, use the learning of 3D nets we have done this week to quickly identify nets of 3D shapes. The most important ones to get correctly are cube and cuboid. Good luck!




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