Welcome to the first Year 6 blog of the academic year! I hope you have all had a restful Summer Break and managed to find some sunshine and adventure!

We have had a really successful first week back and the new Y6’s have really impressed all of the staff with how maturely they are taking on the new roles and responsibilities that Y6 brings with it. Among other things, they are setting up the hall for our Collective Worships responsibly and setting a good example by sitting nicely at the back as well as helping the younger children at lunch time by serving their food and showing good manners. Keep up the good work Year 6!


We have kicked the year off with a Week of Inspirational Maths – reminding the children of the Growth Mindset messages that they had been taught last year and, through a range of new, challenging and fun activities, we put those messages into practice. ‘Four 4’s’ and ‘One Cut Origami’ proved particularly good examples of being determined, trying different approaches and working together to find a solution

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In Literacy, we have reminded ourselves of a familiar story – ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ – and have begun to work on writing our own versions that we will finish next week. In Science, the children are unpicking the Science behind our favourite sports – this week we are looking at the materials used in sports clothing and how they are specially made to suit a particular sport. The children have devised an investigation to test sports manufacturers claims that their football shirt wicks away more sweat than ordinary clothes – looking forward to carrying out that investigation on Monday!

The children have also begun to use their Home to School books effectively. Most days they will be writing important reminders and dates into these books so please do encourage them to open them up in the evenings/mornings to check what they need to bring to school in the next few days.

Bee Class had a very special treat on Tuesday morning as it was Elvie Baker’s Birthday and mum had been working very hard (and very late!) on a special Bee Cake – it tasted as amazing as it looked! Thank you! We all really enjoyed it.

Also, you should have received a letter from Devon County Council via your child, regarding school placements for next year. This is a really important letter so if you haven’t received one, please let the office know ASAP.

I have attached our Timetable below – please look at this carefully as it includes Homework due dates and when our PE sessions are happening this term. No homework this week due to it being the first week back and a short week. On Tuesday 12th September @4pm I will be holding the annual ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting in our new classroom – I will be joined by Francesca Bayly who is our new PPA teacher and will be teaching Bee Class PE, French and Numeracy on a Tuesday morning, if you’re able to make it please do come along.

Have a great weekend,

Mr B

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HT Collective Worship Numeracy Break Reading Literacy  

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Spells PE Singing Practice Maths and Literacy Homework Due
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With Mrs Bayly Break With Mrs Bayly  

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Reading Literacy Music Reflection Time
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Maths Homework Out
Maths Extra PE French Numeracy
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Maths Extra Numeracy Break Reading

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Celebration Assembly Literacy and Spellings Homework Out