Writer of the Week – 10th January 2018

This week in year 6, we have been writing a diary entry based on a character called Jemmy Button who was taken from his native home near Chile by explorers. The children have spent the last two days writing, putting themselves in the position of the character, Jemmy.

The writer of the week in Redwood goes to Shashank for a punctuation-fuelled diary. Well done, Shashank!

Darwin’s Delights

The start of a new term marks the start of a new topic in Year 6!

Wednesday we were sent a very important letter from Scientists at the Darwin Centre, along with a range of equipment to help them find Darwin’s lost experiments.

We were left to decide how to complete the investigations independently and discovered ourselves about adaptation and how animals have evolved over time. We thought about our own hypothesis and was able to a range of scientific vocabulary to do so!

A great start to the Spring term!


Welcome back, Redwood!

As part of our new topic this term called ‘Darwin’s Delights’, Redwood spent the afternoon acting as Scientists investigating the beaks of various Finches originating from the Galapagos Islands. The children worked in groups to explore the species, making predictions and drawing conclusions. A wonderful first day back, year 6!

Wonderful Writing!

Even with the Christmas holidays just around the corner, Year 6 have still been working hard to develop their writing skills. Today we used a pobble picture to inspire our writing. We focused on setting/character descriptions, the vocabulary we were using and the sentence structures. As you can see below Jay, Neha and Emma thought about this really carefully.

Well done!


RE in year 6 this term

This term in RE, Redwood and Rowan have been learning about Buddhism alongside Humanism. The children have enjoyed creating detailed posters about the religions, informing others, producing presentations to share with their classmates and have taken part in in-depth discussions and freeze frames about suffering.

We look forward to starting our new topic on Christianity in the Spring term!

Redwood’s Writer of the Week!

This week, the children have been writing an engaging narrative based on the John Lewis Christmas ad ‘Bear and Hare’. The children have been focusing on their use of punctuation and varied sentence structures.

This week, the writer of the week goes to Harvey Rosa who has produced a detailed and well-edited narrative. Well done, Harvey! You should be proud of yourself!

‘Guess the Book’ competition 17.11.17

Last week, myself and Mrs Tuck introduced a reading competition. The children were given a quote from a book (displayed in our library) and they were encouraged to ‘Guess the Book’ based on the quote. We were inundated with entries! The quote was from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling.

This week’s winner is Haniya in Pine class. Well done, Haniya!


The competition is running weekly with a new and exciting quote posted every Friday. All ages/year groups are encouraged to take part. Happy guessing!!!