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As you are aware, from Monday 23rd March, schools in the UK will be closed for the majority of pupils for the foreseeable future. Your children have taken home a home-school work book with some spelling words stuck in along with some fun activities your children could do at home. Please also scroll down on this web-page to see the weekly activities to be started from Monday 23rd March. The following email address has been set up if you need to contact me:

This is for questions about the work I have set or if you would like any feedback. Please send photos of work either you or your child wishes to celebrate! 

This email address will no longer be monitored once school is back to normal. I will be answering emails from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. 

Thank you for supporting us with your children's learning during this difficult time.

Mr Boardman

See below for weekly activities

EPA Big Draw

Click on the document below for details of this year's EPA Big Draw. This is an art project led by local artist Dionne Freeman. Have a go at some of her fantastic ideas for creating art and email them to so we can have a look.

EPA Big Draw

Real PE at home – online learning resources

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.


There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical well-being but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:

The website address is: 
Parent email:
Password: hanborough

Click here to view more information to support you including a user guide and FAQs.

You can view what real PE at home looks like by clicking here

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11th May - 17th May

The following children have been awarded with certificates for their effort and participation: 





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Please send me an email if you would like your certificate emailed to you.

Gus and Sam's Howard Carter Song

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Gus and Sam perform the song they wrote about archaeologist and Egyptologist, Howard Carter.
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Welcome to Year Six's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.


Year 6 will be taught by Mr Boardman with assistance from Mrs Miller and Mrs Hayes.


Our topic for the Spring Term 2020 is 'Space'. We will be using 'Phoenix' by S.F. Said to support this topic. A curriculum map can be found under 'Parents- our curriculum- curriculum maps'.

Key Dates

Tuesday 7th January 2020 - Start of Spring Term 1

Friday 14th February 2020 - End of Spring Term 1

Monday 24th February 2020 - Start of Spring Term 2

Friday 3rd April 2020 - End of Spring Term 2

PE Days and Kit

Year 6 will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday but they should bring their kit in on Monday and take it home on Friday. Please look here for further information.

Uniform Reminder

Please look here for information about the uniform children should wear in school.

Curriculum Intent for 2019/20

We will investigate how we can make Oxford carbon neutral by 2050.

Routine and Information

  • Homework will be set on a Wednesday and handed in the following Monday.
  • Spellings form part of the homework. However these will be set on a Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday.
  • Please listen to your child read five times a week and comment in their reading journals.
  • Children's pencil cases should only contain a fountain pen, pencil, 1 rubber, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 ruler, 10 or less coloured pencils or felt tips and must be small and flat containing no more than 15 items so that they can fit in trays.
  • As a school who aims to nurture, educate and inspire children, members of staff may work with children in small groups. This is to help with progress in different areas and to enable them to have confidence in their ability.
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This term our Collective Worship theme is "Creativity and Creation" and our Jigsaw theme is "Dreams and Goals".

Science Week

For Science Week this week, Year 6: experimented with slime (very messy); saw what happens when Mentos are added to lemonade; investigated which is the best biscuit to dunk; and constructed and tested their own egg protection systems to survive a fall of 3 metres. We had an eggcellent time (oh dear enough of the yokes)...

World Book Day

It was world book day today and Year 6 came to school dressed as their favourite book characters. After break, the children created some amazing Books in Boxes which were judged after school. The winner will be announced in Worship tomorrow morning. Well done guys, what a great day!

Oxford University Engineering

Katie and Scot from Oxford University Engineering visited today to speak to Year 6 and the rest of the school abou how they can solve climate change. As part of their talk, they discussed new technology that can help us to become carbon neutral and changes we can make to reduce our carbon footprint. Thanks guys.

National Space Centre

Year 6 had an amazing day with Year 5 at the National Space Centre in Leicester yesterday. They: ventured up the Rocket Tower where they learnt about real rockets Blue Streak and Thor; looked at a Russian Soyuz space craft; went into the Into Space gallery where they discovered what launch was like for Tim Peake; looked around the Our Solar System gallery to discover a little more about our nearest planetary neighbours; went into the Tranquility Base to study the challenges of living in space; before watching the Asronaut film in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. What a fantastic day!

Lenten Prayer Space

Year 6 visited the library this afternoon where Reverend Sue and her assistants had set up activities to help the children think about Lent. Thank you Reverend Sue, and thanks to all your wonderful helpers.

Charity Afternoon

Year 6 teamed up with Year 1 and 4 to plan and run their Charity Afternoon on Friday. The children organised various stands from Vortex throwing to Talent Shows and Treasure Hunts to raise money for the Nasio Trust and Dogs for Good. Great job everyone!

Year 6 Maya Narratives

Maya Narratives

Year 6 have used the structure of an extract from S.F. Said's "Phoenix" to create their own historical narratives. After researching the Maya, they wrote the above.

Internet Safety, Emily Wood and Adam Guillain

Year 6 have had an incredibly busy week. PC Jones talked to them about Internet Safety on Tuesday; they saw an on-line presentation by civil engineer Emily Wood and had some of their questions answered on Wednesday; and today author Adam Guillain told them an Ancient Egyptian myth - which they mapped out. Thanks to all our wonderful speakers!

Year 6 Recounts

Year 6 have been reading "Phoenix" by S.F. Said and have written recounts in response. Their recounts are either from the main character Lucky's perspective or his mother's (Diana Ashbourne). The PDF above is a selection of their writing. Enjoy!

Year 6 Leavers' Book 2020

Here is a copy of the Year 6 Leavers' Book 2020 questionnaire as a Word file for you to download, answer and email back. Have fun!

NSPCC Workshop

Elizabeth and Jane from the NSPCC visited school today to talk to Year 6 about who to speak to if they have any worries. The children had a very good understanding of who they could speak to and answered the ladies' questions brilliantly. Thank you Elizabeth and Jane and well done Year 6.

Puss in Boots

Today, Year 6 went to see Puss in Boots in Chipping Norton. We had a wonderful time. Oh yes we did!

Advent Prayer Space

This afternoon, Year 6 visited prayer space where Reverend Sue and her helpers had prepared a number of stations for the children to experience and contemplate different issues leading up to Christmas. The children were very respectful and discussed the issues maturely. Well done Year 6 and thank you Reverend Sue and your team.


Year 6 joined forces with Year 5 to Showcase their work last night. The children performed a dance inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, then recited The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll before inviting parents and carers into class to show them their Design and Technology, Art, English and Maths work. They also explained work in their books, how the Year 6 Reading Challenge works and what it was like to go to Woodlands. What a great evening!


Having just completed a unit of poetry, we thought you might like to read our class poem (The Curious Cave) based on Lewis Carroll's The Jabberwocky and inspired by our experiences caving at Glasbury.

The Curious Cave


In our Jigsaw lessons, Year 6 worked in groups to create tableaus of their perception of power. We had some very interesting discussions on what each person in the freeze frame might be thinking.

Year 6 Reading List

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Children in Need

Year 6 wore: pyjamas, stripes, spots and Pudsey accessories to raise money for Children in Need today. It was a little odd feeling like I was teaching some yellow bears this morning. Well done guys!

High Ropes and Mountain Walking

What a fantastic final day at Woodlands! Group 1 had some thrills and spills on the high ropes and flying down a zip wire; Group 2 climbed to the summit of Hay Bluff - 677 metres above sea level - before making the journey back home. Thank you to all the amazing staff at Woodlands who made our week so fantastic.

Mountain Walking and High Ropes

Group 1 went mountain walking on Craig Cerrig Gleisiad today and Group 2 were on the high ropes at Woodlands. There were some fantastic examples of children thinking they couldn't do it but getting there in the end. I was incredibly proud of all of them. and can't believe we're coming home tomorrow already!

Canoeing and Caving

Roles were reversed today as Group 1 went canoeing and Group 2 went caving. Every child has really challenged themselves, stepping out of their comfort zones brilliantly. They have also impressed with how well they work as a team. The children finished the night with some orienteering.

Caving and Canoeing

The adventures really began today with Group 1 caving and Group 2 canoeing. It's fair to say that both groups may have got a little soggy but had a wonderful time. This evening, the children took part in photo orienteering. Tomorrow Group 1 are canoeing and Group 2 are caving.


After a long journey, Year 6 arrived safely at Woodlands, have met their instructors, been given their equipment for the week and already been on a night walk up a local hill. They were able to listen to tawny owls and see the lights from the nearby village of Glasbury and the town of Brecon. Sadly, no photos to show you but there should be some tomorrow when Group 1 go caving and Group 2 go canoeing.

Knife Crime

P.C.S.O. Jones visited Year 6 today to talk to them about knife crime. He was very impressed with the children's questions and was able to clarify the rules around using knives safely and legally. Thank you P.C.S.O. Jones.

Harvest at St Peter's and St Paul's

Year 6 walked to St Peter's and St Paul's in Church Hanborough today for this year's harvest service. The children have been looking at the beauty of sharing in class and have considered questions that they wanted to answer. After researching their topics they re-wrote the Isley Brothers' Harvest for the world as a response and sang it in church. The lyrics can be found below. Well done Year 6!

Grammar and Spelling overview.

A good place to start with revision for those pesky SATs: