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15/7/16 We were thrilled to receive this letter from the House of Commons informing us that Shannon, from our class, has won a 'design a birthday card' competition for the Queen!

Derbyshire Constabulary Anti-Sexting Campaign

Back in April/May, we entered a competition run by Derbyshire Police to write and record adeverts warning about the dangers of sending inappropriate texts and messages on social media: the winner would be played on local radio Our mature Y6 children did a fantastic job of researching, scripting and performing their adverts, as well as helping with the editing process (choosing sound effects, etc). Unfortunately, our entries weren't chosen to be played, but I still felt they should be listened to. This project also formed an important part of our PSHE and safe internet use curriculum. The first advert was recorded by Amy's group.

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Harriet.mp3

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Shannon.mp3

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Jamie.mp3

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Harry.mp3

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Sofia.mp3

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Loran.mp3

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Tia.mp3

Derbyshire Radio Adverts - Sol.mp3

13/07/16 Some of the amazing 'Gallery Rebels' homework projects done by our children in Y6.

22/6/16 6L have been mastering their acrylic painting techniques ready for Arts Week: our theme is Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night.

20/6/16 We've been working hard on our Y6 play, with practices taking place in the church hall.

17/6/16 Granby took part in Den Day: in Y6, we learnt about natural disaster zones around the world and how those terrible events affect the lives of children. We planned and built our own makeshift shelters and discussed how Save The Children help with relief work in places like Nepal, Sudan and Syria (we also raised over £400!).

16/6/16 Y6 braved the rain to take part in 'Aspirations' talks at Ilkeston Library, where they learnt about potential future careers.

Summer Homework Projects

7/6/16 A special performance of Alice in Wonderland for Y6, with a behind-the-scenes workshop!




Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of the light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone... Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels!

Art can be an act of rebellion.


Can you change  the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea?


Dream the dream - or show us your nightmares! What do you see? Watches melting? Wheels spinning? A shark in a box? Can you express yourself without words? Well, a picture paints a thousand of them!

May 2016: A message from the Y6 teachers:


The Y6 teaching staff would like to offer our congratulations and thanks to all of our wonderful pupils for their efforts over the last few months. While we expect hard work throughout every year of school, the build-up to SATs can be particularly stressful and intense, as we battle to ensure that our children can achieve their absolute best - and feel fully prepared - come exam week. This year, the children have demonstrated how mature and hard-working they have become; they conducted themselves faultlessly and coped extremely well with the whole testing process, putting in an incredible amount of effort. We can’t wait to see how well they have all done!


We have all sorts of exciting things left to look forward to during Y6 (and to keep them busy till they leave us in July!):  we will be visiting a church as part of our RE studies; watching a professional production of Alice in Wonderland (in school); attending an ‘Aspiration’ seminar at the library to start thinking about ideas for future careers; taking part in national ‘Den Day’ in June; visiting Scala Cinema for a private screening; doing field work during ‘Worldwise’ Geography Week; facing the challenge of ‘Ultimate Dodgeball’ in July; performing our Y6 leavers’ production; organising stalls for the Summer Fair; attending various transition days for the secondary schools; doing a road safety workshop; getting emotional at the leavers’ service and - perhaps most importantly - finding a date for the Y6 disco…


Well done so far – but don’t relax just yet!


From Mr Lancashire + Mrs Taylor + Mrs Godson (who sends her best regards) 


Y6 top set maths HW answers (look at paper 2 - we aren't using calculators, so miss the last question)

April 2016 - NEW TOPIC - BLOOD HEART: We have spent the last couple of weeks learning about the circulatory system and kicked things off by dissecting a pig's heart to examine the arteries, veins and chambers...

17/03/2016 - Y6 K'Nex Challenge Winners (Mitchell and Hannah).

15/03/2016 - Keynote presentations in the iPads (a survey of human impact on our school environment).

Feb 2016 - Some of our class completing a physical profile of themselves!

Pictures of our crime scene investigation... (the case was solved and the murderer identified through DNA and fingerprints!)

New Topic: ID



Explore the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or to help solve a crime!


From your fingerprints and footprints to genes and DNA, everything is unique to you. So why do you look just like Mum or Dad... or even Auntie Rose?


During this topic we will write reports, adverts and poems (all on the theme of identity) and express your opinions, views and beliefs. Do you like the same things as others or are your tastes uniquely yours?


Then it's time for some detective work! In the case of the stolen handbag, use your knowledge and skills to solve the crime and identify the culprit.


And remember... to love being you! 


Why? There's only one you; you're one of a kind! 

The homework project sheet (with due dates) for the SPRING 2 term:

11/2/16 Some of 6L's beautiful Northern Lights artwork and accompanying Haiku poems on display in class.

6L Northern Lights Haiku Poems with Arctic Sound Effects

We learnt the key features of Haiku poems and then wrote our own, based on our studies of the Northern Lights. As a class, we recorded improvised music and sound effects, based on the idea of an Arctic landscape. We performed our poems and used editing software to combine all of the parts.

3/2/16 We have been preparing backgrounds ready for some pastel drawings of the Northern Lights. We'll add more pictures when they are finished!

2/2/16 6L have been creating digital presentations to show what we have learned so far about the Northern Lights.

Update: February 2016 Our children have been doing some wonderful work recently as part of our Frozen Kingdom topic, including some excellent writing; The Lost Diary of Scott of the Antarctic. They picked out features of diary-writing and tried to recreate what Robert Falcon Scott might have written back in 1912.

January 2016 - 6L drew sketches of the Titanic as part of our history work on the disaster.

Frozen Kingdom - our new topic for 2016


Welcome to the planet's coldest lands... vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.


This topic covers climate change, temperature, habitats, eco-systems and many other scientific and geographical elements, as well as evocative poetry and the exciting history of polar exploration in the early 1900s. Our class reading book will be The Call of the Wild by Jack London


Some of our work so far: an iceberg investigation, researching the geography and animal life of the polar regions and scale drawings of the Titanic.