Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!
The Year 6 children have been working hard all year and are to be congratulated for their efforts.  The forthcoming term sees the children sitting the end of year SATs tests and we wish them good luck.  
Throughout the term 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;


English – SATs Revision and the Spider and the Fly - Narrative

Maths – SATs revision and reasoning

Science –  Light.

Geography - Local study; including Rivers

Music – Recorders and singing

Games – Athletics

PE – Swimming / Yoga

RE – Beliefs and questions

Art - Frida Kahlo

French - Continuing with our sessions with Mrs Burton

PSHE - JIGSAW - Relationships

Important information - During our Jigsaw sessions, the children will learn about relationships.  This learning will cover close relationships, loss, grief, power struggles and bereavement which are emotive subjects.  If you have any concerns or comments about this, please make contact with either Mr Agnew or Miss Marriott and we will be happy to discuss the content with you.

Year 6 Calendar
Monday 29th April - Friday 3rd May - Mocks SATs Week
Monday 13th May - Friday 17th May - Year 6 SATs Week 
Friday 17th May - PTA Duck Race
Monday 20th May - Year 6 Leavers Photo and Team Photos
Friday 24th May - Break up for half term
Monday 3rd June - Return to school
Wednesday 5th June - KS2 Sports Day
Monday 10th June - Junior Life Skills - afternoon only
Wednesday 26th June - River Trip
Friday 28th June - Reports sent home
Thursday 6th June - PTA circus
Tuesday 11th June - Reserve KS2 Sports day
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st June - Mount Batten Activity Days
Tuesday 25th June - NSPCC Assembly
Friday 28th June - End of year reports are sent home
Wednesday 3rd July - Horizon Mat Sports Day
Tuesday 9th July - Year 6 SAT Results Released
Wednesday 10th July and Thursday 11th July - Parents' Evening 
Friday 12th July - PTA Disco
Wednesday 17th July - End of Year Production to parents
Friday 19th July - End of Year Production to the school
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)

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.
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.
Roald Dahl Day 2018
Learning about the lungs
Morwellham Quay Trip - October 2018
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.
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.  
Hansel and Gretel Sweet Tasting
Christmas Quiz 2018

On Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th of January 2019, 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 (which was inconceivably tiring!!).


After two warm up sessions, they coaches helped select the final team.  In our Elburton rowing team, there are eighteen of us (including two reserves). The rowing team is a mixture of boys and girls. We all enjoy rowing, even though it is ‘very’ tiring.  As for hearing the amazing news that we were officially in the Elburton rowing team, it felt incredible! Lucky for us, we will not have to row for two minutes in the competition. We will only have to row for ‘1’ minute - PHEW!

Not forgetting the coaches, Rhys and Haley, were also a great help so a big thank you to them both!

By Ben W (6PA) and Ollie (6EM)

Year 6 Talent Assembly
Useful Websites to support learning and revision
SATs Information for Parents
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
E-Safety Advice and Information
General Information