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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Churchill Class: Miss. Collishaw (Year Lead)

Mandela Class: Miss. Hunter

Pankhurst Class: Miss. Williamson


Pine Lakes Residential


Year 6 were lucky enough to go on a two night residential to Pine Lakes in Derbyshire this half term. They took part in a range of activities, which included archery, bushcraft, fishing, canoeing, sport games, crafts, and even nerf gun wars! They even had an allocated space for 'free time' each day, where they could play board games video games, pool, table tennis and many more. We had a fantastic time: the children had the opportunity to learn new skills and developed a sense of team work during their stay. Well done Year 6, you did the school proud! 


We have learning all about WW2 and our key question for History is, 'Did WW2 prove people to be inherently good or bad?' As part of this topic we have learned about the Blitz: we listened to the warning sirens and imagined what it must have felt like to take shelter whilst the German bombs were destroying our cities. We closed all of the blinds to mimic the 'blackout' and took shelter under our desks. We then worked in groups to come up with key words and phrases before coming up with a joint setting description that we shared with the rest of the class.

The Holocaust Centre 

As part of our History topic, we were lucky enough to get a virtual experience from the Holocaust Centre, where we learned all about the discrimination that Jewish people had to encounter across Europe during Hiter's rule. We were taken on a journey to learn about what life was like for a Jewish boy called Leo and discussed how he must have felt when he was sent away from his family and onto the Kindertransport to England for his own safety. We were also lucky enough to listen to Henri's story, who was a survivor from the Holocaust.

Taster Day at NK


The year 6 pupils had a taster day at NK last week. They experienced a day in the life of a secondary school pupil. They took part in a History lesson, where they learned about The Battle of the Somme and took part in a class 'court case' to decide is General Haig was guilty or not. They then took part in a dance lesson, where they worked in small groups to learn a popular TikTok dance. Finally, they took part in a PE lesson, where they played some tag rugby and practised their tackling skills. The children had a great day and even got to eat pizza and chips from the canteen at lunch time.