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Year 6 - Bonobo & Narwhal

  Welcome to Bonobo & Narwhal Class


Welcome to Year 6! 

Term 3

For more information on what we will be learning about in term 3, check out our long term plans and knowledge organisers. 

Week Commencing 18th January 


We cannot believe that we are already in our third week of term 3! 


As always, the children have been working extremely hard this week in all lessons. We began our new block of learning on percentages and the children have been applying all of their knowledge of decimals and fractions too. 



In Topic, we have continued to explore the legend of Robin Hood by writing newspaper reports on his crimes. The children in school have even created tea stained paper to write their newspaper reports on to create that 'old' look. 




During our E-safety assembly, we discussed and explored trustworthy and untrustworthy content online. We also explored the vocabulary associated with this such as 'phishing' and 'scam'. 




Week Commencing 11th January 2021

What an excellent first week back! All of the children in school and at home worked extremely hard and have made all of the adults in Year 6 very proud. 


This week, we have continued our learning of Flashbacks in English and the children have written descriptively using figurative language. See their amazing examples below:

In Maths, the children have begun to explore the relationship between decimals and fractions. They've also challenged themselves to solve a range of problems involving division! 
We've also explored online safety this week and looked at why privacy matters. The children were great at coming up with examples of personal information that can be dangerous to share online. 

Week commencing 4th January 2021


Hello everyone, 


We certainly weren't expecting to be teaching remotely again when we said goodbye to the children at the end of term 2! However, we are excited to be back in school and are so proud of their focus, attention and engagement, both in school and online. 


This week, we have begun our new block of learning on Decimals in Maths and have started our new writing genre of Flashbacks for English.


At the beginning of the week, the children were introduced to our new star words for English and wrote beautiful descriptions using these new words. We are very proud of their writing! 



In English, we have begun by exploring what a flashback is and watching an example of a flashback in the Disney film Ratatouille. The children have worked extremely hard to write descriptively about the food critic. 

Short Burst Writing

Term 2 


Crime and Punishment Workshop


We had lots of fun learning all about crime and punishment throughout time. We particularly enjoyed learning about how punishments have changed so drastically! Our favourite part was taking part and acting out different crimes and punishments. 




We've had lots of fun in PE this term learning about Tag Rugby and Netball. The children were able to apply all of their learning and skills to different game situations. 


This term, we began by rehearsing and reciting war poetry. We focused on projecting our voices, conveying the meaning of the poem and using expression. We also wrote our own war poetry and focused on using all five senses to create imagery for the reader. 


In Science, we have been learning all about living things and their habitats. We began by learning the 7 characteristics of living things and used the acronym MRS GREN to help us. 


We have been having lots of fun this term learning all about coding. During our first lesson, we explored what algorithms are and wrote a set of instructions for a dance. We then went outside and followed the instructions in order to determine whether our algorithm was correct. 

Here are our spellings for term 2:

Term 1  


We have loved welcoming the children back into our classrooms again. To find out about what we have been learning about, follow the link to find our long term plans



We begun this term by revisiting the place value of numbers and then moved onto reading, writing and representing numbers up to 10 million. 

We are currently revisiting all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The children have worked hard to use their problem solving and reasoning skills in order to solve a range of multi-step word problems. 


At the beginning of the term, we explored contemporary fiction and wrote a diary entry in the role of August from the text 'Wonder'. We are currently studying information texts, so we have researched, planned and designed information texts about the Inuit. 


Our Science topic for this term is Evolution and Inheritance. We had lots of fun starting our unit of work by studying the characteristics of the Mr Men and Little Miss characters, in order to establish what they could inherit from each parent.




As part of our Geography topic, we have been studying climate zones and exploring what the climate is like in the Tropics and the Arctic Circle. To understand the climate zones in a little more detail, we have been researching information linked to the Inuit and how they survive in freezing conditions. 


We had lots of fun building igloos out of sugar cubes to investigate how to construct these and how they keep them warm!