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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. 


Could you survive an earthquake or volcanic eruption?

We are learning all about natural disasters, where they commonly occur and how famous disasters have shaped history.

We will be looking at famous volcanoes, how they are formed, where in the world they occur as well as how a person would survive living through such a natural disaster and we will be going on our very own virtual tour up Mount Vesuvius. In art we will be creating pieces inspired by Andy Warhol, specifically merging modern art with old techniques by 'Batiking' our final pieces. Musically, we shall be engaging with the eight elements to compose our own disaster creation and even using this to accompany our own movies.



Today's word of the day is myriad. If you can either use this word in your classroom discussion or within your writing I will issue a bonus merit.wink

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


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!


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


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.