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Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to the Year 6 website.  We hope you find it useful for finding out information about your child's education.
Throughout the year we shall, of course, be preparing for our SATs as well as covering a range of Foundation subjects.
The topics we shall be doing in the Spring Term will include the following;
Spring 2020 Calendar

Monday 6th January – Children return to school

Monday 13th January – Year 6 Rowing session with Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership

Tuesday 14th January – Tempest class photos

Friday 17th January – Year 6 Joint Assembly – Parents will be invited to attend

Wednesday 5th  February – Safer Internet Day 2020

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February – Half Term Week

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March – Parents Consultations

Thursday 5th March – World Book Day

Friday 13th March – PTA Pig Race

Friday 27th March – Last day of term

Roald Dahl Day 2019
Learning about the lungs
Morwellham Quay Trip - October 2019
Bikeability 2019
During the week of Monday 14th - Thursday 17th October, the Year 6 children have been learning how to ride safely both on the school premises and out on our local roads.  The children have enjoyed the sessions very much and we hope they take the lessons they have learnt with them when they ride outside of school.
Science Dissection Lesson
Street Art
We spent a term looking at the controversial issue of Street Art and have studied the work of Banksy.  They have produced their own graffiti images and worked in groups to create art with a clear environmental message linked to the School Council theme of stopping plastic pollution.
In Science, we spent several weeks learning about the different systems inside the body.  We focused on the circulatory system and learnt about the heart.
We then had the opportunity to dissect a heart, which was very interesting and a little bit gory.  It definitely helped us to develop a better understanding of the anatomy of the heart.

In December, we had the opportunity to attend a rowing activity where there were seven rowing machines and we each took it in turns to row.  We each had a go at racing against six opponents. Each rowing experience lasted for two minutes.

 After two warm up sessions, the coaches will return in January to help select the final team.  In our Elburton rowing team, there will be eighteen of children  (including two reserves). The rowing team is a mixture of boys and girls. The children all enjoy rowing, even though it is ‘very’ tiring.  

Celebrating World Book Day 2019
On Thursday 7th March, we celebrated World Book Day 2019.  Many of the children dressed as their favourite book characters; we had a wide variety of well-loved characters: Mary Poppins, Harry Potters, Thing One and Two and many...many more!  How many different characters can you spot? We'd like to say, "THANK YOU," to everyone that helped make costumes, send in books and ensured that your their child came to school ready for a day of book related learning.
The Year 6 children took part in a wide variety of activities: book reviews, reading to their Foundation buddies, taking part in a quiz, writing their own versions of 'Journey' by Aaron Becker (which they wrote and edited with their peers) and even taking part in a Horizon Mat poetry challenge.  It has been a very busy but enjoyable day of learning.
Our World Book Day Poem

Reading is an inspiration,

Throughout every generation.

In everything we do,

There’s no doubt that it brings out the best in you.


Kings, queens, knights and more,

All read books inspiring their imagination to soar.

Of course the best of them all is a book that never bore,

Each and every book is written to thrill;

They shall bring out the greatness - you know they will!


A journey through the generations,

Gives us ideas and inspirations.

Taking us to unknown places,

Filling our minds so there are no more empty spaces.

Books are capable of taking you to snow-peaked mountains,

they are overflowing knowledge fountains.


Life itself is an adventure,

But reading a book is somewhere else to venture.

Fire-breathing dragons or a timid mouse,

A towering mansion or a candy house.


If you’re feeling sad or blue,

There’s always a perfect story for you.

Books are something we shouldn’t ignore

Because they correct our many flaws.

We love our books in every way

So we hope you have an awe-inspiring World Book Day!

By Sam, Jack, Ruby, Imogen, Lily S, Lily P and Zara (6EM)

Olivia and Dylan (6PA)

James Campbell author visit 
Recently, we were incredibly lucky to have a visit from James Campbell, the children's author of the 'Boy Face' books and 'The Funny Life of Pets'. 
We all enjoyed hearing about the inspiration behind his stories and how his notes eventually turn into a book. We'd like to thank the PTA for arranging such a fun-filled day of learning.
TSB Bank Financial Workshop
In the future we will need to become responsible citizens and develop an understanding of how we need to look after our finances.  As part of our PSHE work, an employee of the local TSB bank came into talk to use about savings and managing our finances.  We all learnt a lot about money and how important it will be to us in our future lives.  
Useful Websites to support learning and revision
SATs Information for Parents
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
E-Safety Advice and Information
General Information