Year 6 Class News

Blitz News Report

Posted on Thursday 18 May 2023 by Mr Fayers

Over the last few weeks, we have been planning and writing a piece of journalistic writing. We reported as if we were in 1940s Leeds after an aerial attack from the Luftwaffe (German air force). Each report included main news, background information, quotes and speculation about what may happen in the future. Everyone published their work this week by writing it up in the format of a newspaper. Well done Year 6, the reports were very impressive!

Kirtan wrote:
Yesterday at 18:32, the Luftwaffe attacked Leeds. It was a regular night and clearly we were unprepared. Nazi bombing was so powerful that 258 people were injured and 65 people died in the raid.

Isla reported:
It is thought that as many as 1,943 civilians were made homeless and many houses were severely damaged. Only some families were able to seek refuge in their Anderson shelters or underground and survive the devastating attack.

Abdullah said:
A witness, 30 year-old John Cambridge, was terrified. He stated that when he came out to play with his friends, it was catastrophic. Another witness, Cole Manan said; “Me and my family were scared.”

Jodie reported:
Over the next few weeks, it is expected that everything will be back in order. The death toll is expected to rise due to unexploded bombs.

Help at home by asking your child what the structure and features of journalistic writing are.

Auditions for Y5/6 Production: Porridge

Posted on Thursday 18 May 2023 by Mr Wain

If you would like to audition for a specific role in this year’s production, please read on!

  1. Select a role you would like to audition for.
  2. Select no more than one page of dialogue to practise from the script.
  3. Rehearse for your audition which will take place on one of the following days:

Tuesday 23rd May

Wednesday 24th May

Thursday 25th May

Please tell your class teacher which role you will be auditioning for on Friday 19th May.

SATs Week!

Posted on Friday 12 May 2023 by Mr Wain

After much preparation, Y6 completed their SATs tests this week. They have all worked extremely hard and should all be proud of themselves.

As a reward, we enjoyed an afternoon at Moortown park and ate some ice-creams as well!

Well done Y6 – have a great weekend!

Red Cross: Asylum Seekers

Posted on Friday 05 May 2023 by Mr Wain

On Friday morning, we had a visitor from the Red Cross visit Year 6 to help us learn about refugees and asylum seekers.

We discussed empathy and the experience of asylum seekers, thinking about how we would respond if we were forced to flee our country. We read a story about a 13-year-old Syrian refugee and used key words from the story to create a poem.

Here is a poem written by one of our Year 6s:

School is free
Healthcare is free
Loving family
Everything changed
Uncle died
Have to move
Have to prove my identity
Been abused
Been robbed
Need to rotate
To reunite with my family


Help at home: ask your child what a refugee is and one thing they would do differently after today’s workshop.


Living and Learning: I know the importance of sleep

Posted on Friday 28 April 2023 by Mr Wain

In this week’s L&L session, we learnt about the importance of sleep.

It’s recommended that at 10 years of age, you get 10 hours of sleep per night to reap the following benefits:

1. Concentration – increased concentration on tasks throughout the day

2. Health – you’ll feel fuller thus making it easier to maintain a healthy weight

3. Decision making – more decisive decision making

4. Memory – short term memory is transferred into long term memory

5. Mood – a better mood and less irritable

6. Repair – body’s muscles, organs and tissues are repaired during sleep

Well done, Gurvar, who received this week’s L&L certificate!

Help at home: establish a clear, structured nighttime routine with your child to ensure they get the recommended amount of sleep each night. This will help their social, mental, emotional and physical health!

Dissecting Alstroemerias

Posted on Friday 21 April 2023 by Mr Wain

In this week’s science learning, we expanded our understanding of the anatomy and reproductive cycle of a plant.

We did this by dissecting alstroemerias and labelling the different parts.

After this, we created a cartoon comic strip to illustrate how alstroemerias (and similar plants) reproduce.

Help at Home: See if your child can remember the different parts of a plant. Even better if: they could draw a labelled diagram to illustrate their understanding! 

West Yorkshire School Games Cross Country Final

Posted on Thursday 20 April 2023 by Mrs Taylor

A huge well done to our star Year 6 star runner who, after finishing 1st place in the Leeds final, represented Leeds today in the rearranged West Yorkshire Final at Temple Newsam. He ran a fantastic race and finished in a very impressive 6th place out of a very large field. What a great achievement!



Coronation celebration – Themed Menu 05 May 2023

Posted on Wednesday 19 April 2023 by Mr Roundtree

Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu for the Coronation Celebration on Friday 05 May 2023. See the menu here.

Please contact the office, in the next few days, if your child would like a school dinner on this day (no action needed if your child normally has a school meal on this day).

Big Walk and Wheel final results

Posted on Monday 17 April 2023 by Mrs Taylor

After the two week Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel walking, scooting and cycling challenge, we now have the final results.

In our category of small primary schools, we finished in 24th place out of 514 schools with an average of 91.14% of our journeys to school being active. We achieved the highest national (24th) and Northern England (5th) ranking out of those schools in Leeds taking part.

This is a great achievement and we want to thank families for supporting this challenge.

We hope these active journeys continue as by walking, cycling and scooting to school, you are helping us make a positive change to the school run. With less cars close to the school gates, this is a safer and healthier way to start the day.

Smart Money Award 2023

Posted on Monday 27 March 2023 by Mrs Taylor

Today, we welcomed Nicola and Linda from HSBC to our whole school assembly to present us with our Smart Money Award 2023.

This is awarded for financial education lessons which took place in school for all classes last summer as part of our Living and Learning curriculum.

Nicola combined this visit with some more financial education for the children.