This week in writing we immersed ourselves in our class text ‘Wonder’ and answered a range of VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain, retrieval, summarise) questions showing our understanding of the text and to help us prepare for our new genre of writing.

Year 6 continued their writing lessons this week, by watching a scene from Wonder and role playing  the scene, to show their understanding of the plot of Wonder and the thoughts and views of the different characters.

We continued our writing lessons this week by highlighting and discussing effective vocabulary relating to our novel ‘Wonder.’


This week in Maths we continued our work with questions regarding capacity to help us prepare for our SATs, we ended our lessons with some CGP Maths practice.

We continued our week practicing questions regarding time, we used number lines to help us answer questions based on adding and taking away amounts of time. It was lovely to see children using the number line method, to help them easily calculate the correct answers. 

On Wednesday this week, we moved onto questions regarding money, we answered a series of questions regarding calculating amounts with money. However to commence the lesson children played a ‘loop card game’ to get their brains ticking, they thoroughly enjoyed posing questions as part of this game, asking each other how much change they would receive  from £1 after spending different amounts.


This week in Science Year 6 children took part in British Science Week which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and takes place between 10th-19th March. The theme for this years British Science Week is ‘Connections’ therefore children started the lesson by defining the word connection before discussing where they might see connections in every day life and in science. They then went on to link this to their learning over the last couple of weeks on ‘series circuits’ and created posters to show how connections are made within series circuits between different electrical components. One child was then chosen from each Year 6 class to be entered into a competition and they were rewarded a prize from the prize box :)


This week in Geography we studied how oceans affect our climate and discovered  that most of the earths oxygen is produced by the oceans - through tiny plants called phytoplankton, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Children discussed key vocabulary relating to oceans, such as currents, tides, gyres , equator, phytoplankton and then used these words to describe the importance of oceans in our world. It was lovely to see children combining prior knowledge from last weeks lesson and discussing how oceans are also used for maritime trade.

Well done year 6 and a massive congratulations to our Geographer of the week who received 5 dojos points for showing excellent participation, knowledge and presentation with his Geography work this week. 


This week in History children compared pre- and post fire London, by annotating images of both periods. They then went on to write a discursive argument highlighting the benefits of the Great Fire. It was interesting to see some children referring to the Great Fire as a calamity but also a blessing in disguise, due to all the beneficial changes to construction, health and the environment which took place after the fire..

Mother’s Day

This week children created Mother’s Day cards to thank and appreciate their mothers, Mother's Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Year 6 children thoroughly enjoyed creating these cards and writing their own personal messages for their mothers.