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Year 6

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.


Routine and Information

  • PE kits should be brought into school on Monday and taken home on Friday.
  • 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.


Our topic for the Summer Term 2019 is 'WW2'. We will be using 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian to support this topic. A curriculum map can be found under 'Parents- our curriculum- curriculum maps'.

Yesterday, Year 5 and 6 put on two amazing performances of "Read All About It!" Well done guys your acting and singing was superb.
It was Sports Day at Hanborough Manor on Monday and the weather was perfect. Year 6 competed in field events before lunch: then, in glorious sunshine they raced as hard as they could in the flat races and buttons relay. Well done to yellows who were ultimately victorious.
Reverend Emma came in today to invite Year 6 to a Hitchhikers' Barbecue at the weekend. The children had a chance to ask Emma some questions which they did politely and insightfully. I think it's fair to say minds were blown!
We had a wonderful day at Oxford Ice Rink today. The children showed brilliant friendship to each other - helping and encouraging their friends to skate from one side to the other. Afterwards, we enjoyed a bit of time in the park before heading home. Thanks for a lovely day guys.
Year 6 walked over to the Methodist chapel today for a Prayer space event run by Reverend Sue. The children took part in activities based around the Lord's Prayer such as: prayer paper aeroplanes, prayer plaits and looking at countries where people are oppressed for worshipping God. They were respectful, brilliantly behaved and even helped to pack up.
Yesterday, Year 6 travelled to Tilsley Park in Abingdon for the EPA Sports Day event. Despite the rain, the children performed fantastically with some outstanding 75 metre sprints and 400 metre runs. Children also competed brilliantly in: baton relays, long jump, vortex throw, shot put and mini hurdles. Well done to Spain - the orange team - who were the overall winners.
Year 6 joined year 1 and 3 at the end of last term to hold their Charity Afternoon for the Gatehouse Charity - which helps homeless people in Oxford. There were some fantastic stands and the children did a brilliant job. Well done guys!
It was the Easter Bonnet Parade at Hanborough Manor today and year 6 got into the spirit by wearing some hilarious head wear. Well done to all those who took part.

The Rabbit

Year 6 read "The Rabbit" - a poem about the symbolism of rabbits at Easter - at St Peter's and St Paul's.

Year 6 walked to St Peter's and St Paul's in Church Hanborough today for the Easter Service. The children read a class poem about the significance of the rabbit at Easter and showed some of their artwork.

Year 6 were at Bartholomew today for a cricket festival. The children competed against teams from around the Eynsham partnership despite the rain.
Year 6 visited the Ashmolean in Oxford today to travel around the world in 90 minutes. The children saw artifacts from India, China, Japan and North America which they will describe in a short story about Jean Passepartout's adventures.
It was World Book Day at Hanborough Manor today and Year 6 made a superb effort dressing as their favourite book characters. The children also brought in a potato which they turned into a book character too.
This afternoon, Year 6 displayed their presentations in response to the question "Should every story be told?" Year 5 and 6 looked at each other's work before having the chance to see how their classmates had answered the question. Good work guys.
Year 6 travelled to the North Wall in Oxford today for a performance of Peter Pan. The children were brilliantly behaved and had a fantastic time.
Last night, Year 5 and 6 held their showcase for parents and carers. The children: performed a gymnastic routine based on Coraline, showed off their circus skills, displayed circus skills instructions, setting descriptions, healthy lifestyle information texts, circus outfit column addition and their books. They also talked about their experiences at Woodlands. Thank you guys, you were awesome! 
On Year Six's last day in Glasbury, Mr Boardman and Mrs Hayes's groups climbed the Begwyns. Mrs Viney's group stayed on site to tackle the high ropes and zip wire. What an amazing week! Thank you Woodlands.
Today, Mr Boardman's group went caving at Porth yr Ogof, Mrs Viney's group climbed a mountain in the Brecon Beacons and Mrs Hayes group went canoeing on the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal. This evening, the children packed their bags and visited the shop. 
Today, Mr Boardman's group went to Talybont-on-Usk for some canoeing on the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal. Mrs Hayes and Mrs Viney's groups went caving. Everyone took part in some orienteering around the site this evening.
Today, Mr Boardman and Mr Hayes's groups stayed on site for high ropes, zip wire and climbing wall. Mrs Viney's group went to the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal for some canoeing. The children had a go at photo orienteering in the dark after dinner.
Year 6 arrived at Glasbury early this afternoon. After settling in and having a bit of a tour the children took part in some problem solving activities and went on a night walk.
Picture 1
It was Children in Need at Hanborough Manor today so Year 6 came to school dressed in pyjamas. Their contributions helped to fill an outline of Pudsey bear. Well done everyone.
What a brilliant start to the new term! Mr Sensible visited the school today to show us some circus skills. He worked with the children and gave them the opportunity to try: peacock feather balancing, plate spinning, diablos, flowers sticks, stilt walking, unicycle, trike and poi. As always the children were amazing and got the chance to showcase their new skills to the rest of the school at the end of the day.

Fresh Veg of Britain

Some of Year 6 rap about Britain's fresh vegetables.

Year 6 made the trip to St Peter's and St Paul's this morning for this year's Harvest Celebration. The children explained what happens to vegetables after they have been harvested until they arrive on our plates. They were very clear and finished with a superb rap. Great effort guys!
Our local MP, Robert Courts, visited Year 5 and 6 this morning to explain how a bill is passed through parliament. The children debated whether we should have P.E. every lesson. After much discussion, it was decided that we should have other lessons too.
As part of National Fitness day, Year 6 skipped non-stop for 10 minutes. There were a lot of red faces but we all felt a lot fitter for it!

Year 6 travelled to Oxford this morning for Junior Citizens. They learnt how to keep themselves and others safe in different - very lifelike - scenarios. The children were brilliantly behaved and a credit to our school.

Grammar and Spelling overview.

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