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Year 6 - Mr Lancashire

Year 6 have been busy writing posters and letters to persuade people of Ilkeston to stop smoking. We are so proud of their achievements and hoping that their hard work helps at least one person to quit. Their work is currently displayed in Ilkeston Hospital.

SATs Breakfast Club-a huge thank you to the Co-Op for their generosity!!

May 2019: We've been dissecting animal hearts as part of our new topic, 'Blood Heart'.

New Topic!



This term, we will cover:


English - reports, poetry, slogan and adverts, biographies, narratives, personification

Science - human circulation, heart rate, blood groups, lifestyle and diet, working scientifically

Art - modelling and sculpture

D&T - healthy recipes, product packaging, working models

Maths - pie charts (and continued curriculum coverage leading up to SATs)

Music - pulse, heart rate

PE - cardiovascular exercise and Tag Rugby

PSHE - harmful substances, caring for others

March 2019: Y6 had a fantastic time last week at Wollaton Hall studying animal specimens as part of our 'Darwin's Delights' topic and learning about the history of the 16th century property.

Science week, March 2019: the children had a very interesting time with a real paramedic from East Midlands Ambulance Service - some even got to have their heart-rates monitored on an ECG.

Sats Parent Meeting

We are now in Spring 2 and Sats are getting closer. The children are working hard and as a result are showing great progress. Thank you to all the adults that were able to make our meeting this week. For those who weren’t able, we have added the short video explanation and the letter that was given out on the parent tab, then ks2 Sats page.

Any further questions please come and talk to the year six staff.

Thanks for your continued support. 

Year 6 team. 

Super sprout

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Mince pie’s enemy

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Our upcoming trip to Newstead Abbey is Tuesday the 11th of December - children will need to dress in their Victorian outfits and bring a 'themed' lunch (no plastic packets or bottles - we want to try to be authentic).

Oh dear - someone was a naughty boy on our Victorian school day...

Our new topic - Revolution - focuses on the history of Victorian Britain.


"Are you listening, boy? What is twenty-seven plus forty-five? Come on - faster now, we haven't got all day!"


Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you're on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible!


Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the modern flushing toilet!  
You might even get to invent things yourself in the Victorian Dragon's Den...


We will research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort - when some people lived in slums while others prospered.

Hola Mexico - we had a fantastic time in our first Y6 topic. Here are some pictures of a couple of our favourite activities: eyeball dissections when we were studying Light in science, and a class game of Pok-A-Tok, which was sport invented by the Maya of ancient Mexico.

Important Info:

  • Maths and English homework is handed out on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.
  • Spellings are recorded on a Friday in organisers.
  • Topic homework is due around once a fortnight-dates are provided on the handout sheet.
  • Reading with an adult at home is expected 3 x per week and must be recorded in organisers.
  • PE for Autumn 1 is on a Tuesday with Mr Lancashire (gymnastics) and a Thursday with Joe (dodgeball).
  • Please always keep a PE kit in school. Kits will be sent home to be washed usually at the end of a half term.

Get safe online.

Remember that passwords are like pants and should not be shared with strangers and should also be changed regularly! Have a look at the link below to test your own passwords!

Handy methods Y6 use in Maths!

Have a look below for useful images and videos to help explain new methods to adults at home!