Year 6 Printing with Mrs Watson

Today, children from the Bellinge campus worked with Mrs Watson today on printing using polystyrene tiles. Creating the tiles was tricky as we had to apply just the right amount of pressure so that we didn’t poke through.

Grammar homework – due on 5th May

This week, we will be looking at active and passive sentences and how to convert from one to another. In order to be able to do this, the children need to know the following:

A) What is the subject of a sentence? Give an example. Can the subject be more than one word (think adjectives and determiners). Give an example.

B) What is a verb? Can the verb have additional words with it (think auxiliary verbs and adverbs)? Give an example.

C) What is the object of a sentence? Give an example. Can the object be more than one word (think adjectives and determiners)? Give an example.

D) What order will the subject, object and verb occur in when you have an active sentence?

E) What order will the subject, object and verb occur in when you have a passive sentence?

Grammar homework due Tuesday 24th April 2018

On Tuesday, we will be looking at main and subordinate clauses in sentences. In order to differentiate between the two, the children need to know commonly occurring conjunctions (subordinate and co-ordinating). We would like them to post:

A) a definition of a clause and why it is different from a phrase.

B) a definition of a main clause.

C) a definition of a subordinate clause.

D) a list of co-ordinating conjunctions.

E) common subordinating conjunctions.

Book Day

Apologies for the late post.

At the end of last term Class 14 were joined by children from Yr 1 to share a variety of fiction and non fiction books. It was a joy to watch the children share, chat about and enjoy their favourite books.

National Science Week

Last Thursday members of Class 13 and 14 were invited to take part in a variety of science activities provided by visiting scientists from Unilever. We had the opportunity to extract and loom at our DNA (cheek cells), make ice cream and observe the bacteria we carry on our hands.

The children all had a fantastic time and one commented on the way back to class “Wow I never knew that science could be so much fun and exciting”


Fantastic Science

This week, year 6 enjoyed two fantastic science mornings sponsored by Unilever. The children learned many amazing things such as how ice-cream is made, viewing our DNA and inspecting bacteria. All activities were very popular but most children preferred the ice-cream making activity, where the children made their own ice cream and had an opportunity to eat it! We would like to thank Mr Nandi (who is one of our school governors) and his team for a fantastic experience.

Grammar homework- due on Friday, 16th March

We apologise that the blog wasn’t updated last week, due to the snow day. Mathletics has also been updated.

This week, our homework centres around the topic of pronouns. In particular, we would like the children to look at possessive pronouns. The children have been given a sheet that they will need to bring into class on Friday.

Lightbulb Moment

A quick challenge for you Year 6 that is linked to our topic of Light this term.

Who first discovered electricity?
Who invented the first working lightbulb?

House points available to those who tell me or provide me with the answers in our next science lesson.

Miss Oxlade

Spellings for 2nd March

Spellings – Due Friday 2nd March

Here are the spelling words that the children need to learn for Friday, March 2nd. These are words with the suffix cial or tial.


Grammar homework- due 2nd March

This week, in grammar, we are focusing upon the dreaded apostrophe. There are a large number of questions in the grammar test that assess the children’s use (and misuse) of the apostrophe. The children have sheets that they will need to bring to the lesson. In the meantime, These images may help: