We will be publishing what we are learning during each term throughout the year. Watch this space to see what is happening in Term 1 in and out of the classroom and for useful information for Chestnut and Oak classes.

The Year 6 ‘What is new and different’ presentation is available as a video or to download. Lots of information about life in school including routines, uniform, PE, clubs, homework, expectations, attendance and behaviour.

An amazing start to Year 6!

Year 6 have been working hard over the last couple of weeks, they have been looking at evolution and inheritance in science and answering how and why animals adapt to their environments. We have had a visit from IMPS (Injury Minimization Programme for Schools) and learned lots about how to keep ourselves and others safe. 

In literacy, we have begun to look at creative writing and poetry through our model text ‘The City of Silence’ and will continue to focus on how to create an atmosphere in our writing. Our maths sessions have been centred around the four functions and using these to solve increasingly complex problems using written methods such as long multiplication. 


ROCK UK Adventures!

The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits here at Rock UK. Year 6 pupils challenged themselves and faced fears. We whizzed down the zip line, canoed, turned our hand to raft building , walked the plank and even shot some arrows in archery! Pupils enjoyed some down-time together with a film in the cinema room! And that was all on the first day!

On Day 2 the morning saw our pupils having fun in the adventure pits.. luckily for the children, the rain the day before ensured the pits were stocked with muddy water… we assure you, they needed no encouragement…! Lots of laughs and fun was had by all and all of the pupils showed us how to be brave and work as a team.

STEM Challenge Day at Futures’ Institute

Some of the Year 6 took part in a creative STEM challenge at Futures’ Institute – Banbury. They learnt all about problems in the Fashion industry – too many clothes being thrown away, the vast distance clothes travel and the pollution that is caused by their production.

They then came up with some fantastic ways that technology and science could fix the fashion industry. There were ideas for apps to sell unwanted clothes and upcycle them, ideas for cleaning the water from clothes production and reusing the dye and ideas about clothes that would stretch as you grow.

They all had a great time and may think more carefully when buying clothes in the future.


IMPS – Injury Minimisation Programme

Year 6 had a fantastic time taking part in the injury minimisation programme (IMPS). They took part in 2 sessions during the morning. One was a practical, hands on activity where they discussed DRS ABCs and learned how to response in an emergency scenario – including how to give CPR. The second session showed different videos, which results in injuries. The children discussed how best to respond to these and how to minimise any injuries in the future.

Where next

What is 'new and different' in Year 6?

What is ‘new’ and ‘different’ in Year 6? Find out all the information for 2023/2024 here: Year 6 New and Different 2023-2024 Please do ask…

What is 'new and different' in Year 6?

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