Longtown Day 1

We finally arrived at Longtown at 3.00, following a long journey, as the M1 had been closed due to an accident. The children were put into their groups and given time to settle into their rooms where they had to unpack and make their beds. Some found it a challenge but everyone managed it. We were then given a tour of the centre and allocated our waterproofs and wellies. Suddenly, the dinner gong rang and we had a lovely meal. This evening, we are going to be orienteering in the dark and will finish with hot chocolate in the dens before bedtime.

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Longtown is almost upon us and we are all very excited to be going. the weather is looking promising at the moment. Here are a few reminders for parents before we leave:

  • Parents may post messages to their children on the blog. These won’t be visible on the blog but we will share these with the children every night as we talk about the day before bed.
  • Please remember to clearly label medication and clothing.
  • Please put pocket money in a clearly labelled envelope and hand it in on Monday morning.

We would also like to remind parents and children that mobile phones are not allowed nor any handheld electronics. Keep watching the blogs for updates of our adventures! See you on Monday!

Year 6 Real Gym

year, year 6 are following create development’s Real Gym scheme of work. The children have been looking at small hand apparatus, in particular the gym ball. check out our first steps into rhythmic gym!





Welcome to year 6!!

We have had a busy and productive week and the children have settled into the life of year 6 brilliantly.  All of the children have come back to school with a fantastic attitude and have been working hard. Please take time to have a look at some of the fantastic artwork that we have been doing.

Every year, we like to share our homework expectations and times of the week that things are due. Homework is very important to your child’s progress and we like to encourage them to be responsible for this in preparation for their transition into secondary school.

Reading diaries:

It is vital that your child reads for for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. They have been issued a reading book and there is a section in their diary for them to log their reading. Our minimum expectation is to log at least four lots of reading per week. Please ensure that your child’s diary is signed by an adult when they bring it in. We will be checking reading diaries on Thursday.


Children will sit a spelling test as part of the year 6 SATs week. In order to prepare them for this, we will be issuing spellings of a similar nature.

Children on Ecton Brook campus: Spellings will be issued every Thursday and will be tested on Thursday.

Children on Bellinge Campus: Spellings will be issued on Wednesday and tested on Wednesday.


We use Mathletics to allow the children to develop and improve their maths skills alongside their class learning. The children are set 10 pieces per week on Thursday and we would like them to complete a minimum of 5.

Blog homework:

This is additional homework that may not necessarily be set on a weekly basis. These tasks will have their due dates and requirements written within the post.

Science revision:

This will start later in the year but will be issued on Thursdays.