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St Mary's C of E

School Bideford

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 - Mallards & Merlins!



Maths homework - Circles and Mean 
X3 reading


In year 6 we have been enjoying our football sessions with our football coach Pete.
During school ‘Science Week’ we loved our workshop about ‘All about Space’ in the Science Dome learning about the planets and solar system. As part of our topic, we have created ‘Heart Art’ and information pages about the Heart and circulatory system ready for the science open event next week. Pop in to have a look on Thursday 4th April!

CGP Grammar Passive Active Voice
Maths Area and Perimeter
Read 3 times


On Monday 11th March, year 6 visited Bideford College for a heart dissection lesson. The children learned about the function of the heart and were able to touch a real pig’s heart.

Maths mixed questions Starter Test P. 6 and 7
CGP P. 48 and 49 Commas and brackets
Reading 3 times


We have been enjoying the glorious spring weather this week. After learning about invertebrates, we have visited our environmental area searching for them! We then created classification keys based on our findings.


CGP p.74 & 75

Maths Missing Angles

Read 3 times

CGP p.35,36,37
Maths BODMAS p.46 & 47
Read 3 times


Last week, the whole school enjoyed the pantomime of ‘Robin Hood’. We have busy working on our multiplication and division skills and applying them to different contexts. We have been developing our tennis skills with the tennis coach over the past few weeks.


In year 6, we have designed and created our own Crown Jewels which are painted and embellished. We have finished and shared our chapter with suspense based on our topic the ‘Royal Robbery’.

Homework for week 12.12.18
Maths Improper Fractions
CGP P12 and 13 Phrase, Clause
Reading 3 times per week

Homework for week 7.12.18
Maths Fractions P 48 and P49
CGP p P22 and P 23 Subject, object
Reading 3 times per week

Year 6 had a fantastic residential in London. We learned all about knights at Windsor Castle, key historic characters who spent time at the Tower of London and the scenes and props used in the making of the Harry Potter films. We also managed to see Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, as well as having a wonderful meal at the Rainforest Café.

Homework for week 23.11.18
Maths Fractions
CGP p 76, 77 The ‘shul’ sound
Reading 3 times per week


We have been having a fantastic time writing our final diary entries and exploring fractions!


We are all VERY EXCITED for our trip to London.

Homework for week 9.11.18
Maths Page – Test 1
CGP p 28 + 29
Reading 3 times per week

In year 6 we have been writing diary entries. As part of our topic ‘What a day!’ we have learnt about the British plot ‘The Gunpowder plot’. After writing a diary entry from Guy Fawkes, we burnt him!

Year 6 have had a busy couple of weeks! 
After finding out the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our oceans, we have written persuasive letters to Mr Scarrett encouraging him to send another class on a beach clean. We have also had a great time learning and performing our class Act of Worship.



Homework for week 5.10.18
Maths Page – written addition and subtraction
CGP p30 +31
Reading 3 times per week


Year 6 had an amazing trip to the beach as a start for our ‘We can make a difference’ topic learning. We learnt about the rubbish found in the sea and the time it takes for different items of decompose. We then cleaned the pebbles of all rubbish we could find. The weather was glorious!

Homework for week 19.9.18
Maths Page – Rounding
CGP p32+33


Year 6 have had a fantastic start! 
We have been reviewing our understanding of place value to answer our ‘five a day’ questions. We can read, compare and order numbers up to millions!

In English we have written an acrostic poem about Moses which include similes, metaphors and personification to create an image for the reader.