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We are 30 full of life individuals that have are going to make our last year at primary school really count. We use our REACH values to help us to make good choices and always strive to be the very best version of ourselves. Our motto is try everything, believe you can and you will and perseverance is succeeding. 


Achievements and Legacies

We are learning all about what has been done before us and how we can impact on the future of others.

We will be looking at famous structures, how they are made, why they are designed the way they are and the importance of this engineering. In science we will be exploring how light is reflected, refracted and shadows are created. Within history we will be studying the Tudors and the changes that they brought to Britain such as the Royal Mail, Roy Navy and so much more. Our PE topics are gymnastics and hockey. In IT we shall be continuing to make our movies and then looking at how QR codes are made. The legacies of the great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and others will be the focus of our studies in music. 



Today's word of the week is: WINSOME (in context) Our teacher is winsome; she teaches such scintillating lessons. laugh

Keep up to date with what is going on by reading this blog weekly. 

13/12/19 What a week: EYFS performance, TLES Beauty and the Beast, Parent Consultations, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, Wind in the Willows Pantomine and Elections. Well done, everyone, I know you are all getting very excited and tired and many of you have had the lurgy. Let's pull together for the last week to get through it together. Then the big fella will know just how good we've been wink

56/12/19 Phew! Assessment week is over. A huge pat on the back for being so mature and doing your very best. We cannot ask for more than that. yes

29/11/19 It has been a wet and soggy week but we have not let it dampen our spirits. We have been working so hard learning about out British Monarchs and the Terrible Tudors. 

Don't forget it's book fair this week and there are some great books just waiting to be read. 

22/11/19 Our Day of the Dead festival was a big success. We learned all about how Mexican people celebrate life, talked about loved ones we've lost and laughed about memories.


15/11/19 Children in need was a huge success and Mexico class looked fabulous in their, 'Colours for others' clothes.

Anti-bullying Week was a real eye opener for many after reading lots of scenarios and watching various videos to highlight the kind of actions.


Our Day of the Dead celebration day will be on Monday 18th November.

8/11/19 Our first week back has been a busy one culminating in a beautiful remembrance celebration.

24/10/19 The last few days of term have been action packed. First Derbyshire Police's Knife crime talk, then a self-defence session from East Midlands Martial Arts, a Pumpkin carving competition, our final Forest School session and a spooky disco to top it all off. Phew! 

18/10/19 Our Cross Country runners did us very proud this week giving their all in their long distance run. Well done Sam and Ocean. 

11/10/19 What a busy week! Our class assembly was a wonderful showcase where we all pulled together and shone like stars. The enterprise cake sale was very successful raising lots for our Y6 projects.


4/10/19 It's October already. Wow - where is this term going? There is no Forest Schools session next week but instead it is our class assembly and everyone is welcome. We are having a Y6 cake sale at break time so please help us to fund raise by baking or buying (if you are as bad at baking as me) for the children to sell. These can just be brought in on the Thursday morning or earlier if they are packaged. Thank you in advance.

27/9/19 Forest Schools was a perfect setting to build and blast our own volcanoes.

27/9/19 There is a bonus merit for anyone that can name a famous volcano for each category: 

27/9/19 We are having technical problems with Spelling Shed so please bear with us and we will let you know when it is sorted. In the mean time please learn spellings using the methods the children are taught in class (Say it silly, syllables, mnemonics, scribbles, look-say-cover-write-check etc)

20/9/19 We are really getting into the swing of things in Y6.  So much so that I was blown away by the standards of some writing yesterday. The children are really beginning to show their Y6 qualities. Long may it  last.

16/9/19 MEXICO DAY was a lot of fun. The children tasted taco boats loaded with chillied rice, spicy chicken, hot cheese and a dollop of refried beans. They also made 'papel picado' (festive decorations) which proved to be very challenging. We can't wait for our next festival day on Monday 4th of November. .

12/9/19 Our first Forest Schools session was great fun. The children blossom and grow in the outdoors. Their confidence and risk taking is great to see, if not a little nerve racking for us old fossils.


On Monday 16th of September our class will be celebrating Mexico's Independence Day so feel free to dress in Mexican colours or even go the full hog and perhaps come as a Mariachi musician.  We love creativity but there are no expectations. We are hoping to celebrate a few of the Mexican festivals so if you plan it right the first time you may be able to upcycle for the next onewink.


6/9/19 Is it only two days that we have had together? it feels like longer. We are already full swing into our busy curriculum. Well done everyone for hitting the ground running.

10/10/19 Mexico Class Assembly @9:10 - all welcome. (Your last class primary class assemblycrying)




Homework in Y6 is used as a stepping stone for what can be expected at secondary school. It is important that diaries are used on a daily basis, that homework is recorded in them and that they are signed by an adult at home on a weekly basis. 


At least one piece of homework is given out each week. This may be in the form of e-homework (mymaths,, TT Rock Stars etc) or it may be paper based. When paper based it needs to be completed in the homework book. The presentation and organisation expectations for work in this book are also set out in this book. Pupils are asked to hand homework back within a week of it being set.

Remember: To be the best version of ourselves we give our all to everything.

Please take the time to learn your spellings and go onto TT Rock Star.

Nobody ever got better at something without investing time in it!


13/12/19 Below is a document, 'Bridges'. Please complete this and read to an adult so that you can share the book together and discuss the hidden inference.

6/12/19 Please complete Mymaths fractions activity.


15/11/19 This week's homework is a reading activity. It is entitled, 'The Baking Battle' and has been given out on paper. 

22/11/19 Please login to and complete your hyphens, dashes and bullet points.

8/11/19 Please complete your Mymaths task

24/10/19 Well done for smashing the Y6 TT Rock Star battle Mexico class. Now go smash the academy battle too. 

Your half term holiday homework is to finish the reading book you are on, complete copious sessions of TT Rock Star and ther is a times tables/division activity on Mymaths. 

18/10/19 Today is the day we find out which class (Mexico or Australia) won the TT Rock Star battle. Who will reign supreme this time? noyes

In preparation for making our modern Briton documentary, your homework is to watch a documentary of your choice. Below are a series of questions to answer about your chosen documentary. 

11/10/19 Please read to an adult, do 15 minutes on our TT Rock Star battle and learn your spellings. 

There is a bonus merit for everyone that battles and a 5 merit bonus for the highest scorer from our class.

As a pre-lesson task we would like you to think of a modern living Briton such as Sir David Attenborough,  that you believe to be a positive icon. Think beyond Youtube influencers and footballers and more about someone who has positively impacted lots of different people and not just children or people who like sport. You may present this information in any way you choose but remember it must meet the Y6 homework standards. This will really help you in your lessons next week.

4/10/19 This week I would like you to do your regular TT Rock Star 15 minutes, learn your spellings, read to an adult and learn your class assembly lines.

27/9/19 Complete the 'Volcano' activity below using this website link:

20/9/19 Please read to an adult at home (and get your diary signed) then complete your assigned Mymaths task. 

13/9/19 Complete your assigned SPAG task. There is also a grammar task (GAPS 1 below) on paragraphing, that is optional.

6/9/19 This week's homework is to log in to all of your online learning tools (TTRock Stars, Spelling Shed, My Maths and SPAG) to check they all work. Complete the spelling wordsearch.

2/9/19 Please return your holiday homework on the first day of term - Bonus merits for everyone that does. yes


29/11/19 We are so proud of Ostynn today for receiving our class award. cheeky

Amelia has gone a step further than many and only gone and made it to the lofty heights of Ambassador status. Suuuuper proud!wink

15/11/19 Well done Amelia for being our super star this week. what a role model. laugh

8/11/19 Broden was credited in our special assembly today.yes

24/10/19 CONGRATULATIONS to Isla for winning our class Pumpkin Carving Competition.

18/10/19 Bohdan shone today in our bright sparks assembly for his enthusiasm to learning in lessons. angel

11/10/19 It was Chloe's week to shine in our recognition assembly. Fab Chloeenlightened

4/10/19 We are oober proud of Imogen who earned her Ambassador status this week and Aidan who was heartcelebrated in our well done assembly.heart

27/9/19 Louie was rewarded in our special assembly today for his super enthusiasm and effort in class. Great job, Louie yes

Look out in the post as an ambassador postcard has been sent to one very deserving person.wink

20/9/19 Izaak was recognised for his super start to Y6. Well done champlaugh


Who will achieve that 'piece de resistance' title of 'Dovedale Ambassador' this year to join the lofty heights with Honey and Lottie?


The following websites will be useful for homework and general use. They are all educational but fun to boot.