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Year 6

End of Year Expectations

Olivia Hails - My Adventure

BBC 500 word competition entry 


"Well done Liv for such a creative entry! It's so good to see you using such brilliant vocabulary! I am so impressed with how hard you are trying with your writing and I think this is a fantastic submission for the competition," Miss Kilbey. 


It was a long car journey.Warm days and packed cars don't go well together. Here I am in Brighton living my dreams. We get out of the car, down at the shore. I stand on the wet pebbles and stare out to sea and wait until the waves, crashing in and out, coax my heart beat back to normal.
We arrived at our new house and it looked so much different to our house back in London. We all got to see our rooms and I couldn't help but notice a dark mahogany-brown door. The door shook when it opened and I stepped through. The snow glowed bright under the gaps in the trees where the sun gave its mesmerising glow. The frost covered every leaf that had fallen and created a cascade of autumnal colours. When I got to the end of the frosty path I couldn't see any further. There was a large luminous fog cloud. When the fog cleared, that's when the magic happened. 
There were deer surrounding the icy lake and the cutest animals in the world: there were little black bunnies wearing fiery red waist-coats and one of them had a pocket watch. It was round and golden and I couldn't help but notice what the time was and i wondered whether Mum and Dad would know where I was.
I thought to myself: this is odd, maybe I should leave? I turned back and before me stood a small lustrous, white baby unicorn; its father was a unicorn that was floating on a creamy leaf that had fallen from above. It trotted up to me and looked into my eyes, its deep ultramarine eyes took in my comforting gaze. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed another door, just like the other one but this time hidden in a tree. The great white unicorn opened it and gestured me to come. The room was gorgeous, it has blue snowflake flights scattered around the walls, with a silver sheet and a blanket on a bed. 

Looking out of the window in the room, I could see the first door I came through. I jumped on the bed and suddenly a rush of intense emotions carried through my veins. After a while a looking around I decided to calm down and go for a walk before going to sleep. The weather was warmer than it was a minute ago. The sun was shining brighter than ever. The breeze was freezing though so I chose not to go out, I found some pyjamas on a grey chair hidden behind the door. I put them on and they fitted me, surprisingly. I bounced on the bed and as it was getting late I thought that it would be a good idea for me to doze off. 

I woke up to find all of the animals crowded round me, I think they thought I was dead. 


BANG! Suddenly, bombs started falling like pennies from a jar.



Term Four

This term we are going to be continuing our study of The Aztecs and discovering the wonders surrounding them, including their way of life and settlement in Mexico.


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Very exciting news... this term is our trip to The Lion King! We already have a count down in class :)


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We went to Trowbridge Library! We had a fab time - here are a few snaps from our trip :)

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This term we are going to be studying The Aztecs and discovering the wonders surrounding them, including their ways of life and settlement in Mexico. It is going to be a very exciting term!

Image result for wonder preceptsLions have really enjoyed making their own posters and precepts in class, just like they do in the book Wonder!

Here is the link, for you to use at home!


Will you be this year's winner?


Lions Class, here is the link you may want to explore for your chance to enter the 500 word story competition with the BBC. I look forward to reading you entries! Best of luck, Lions! 

Our focus tImage result for wonderext in English this term is 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio. We will be looking in-depth at the text within guided reading and then using the story structure and specific extracts to extend our own learning and apply this in our writing.

Here is a link to the 'Wonder' film trailer which is currently in cinemas.


Here is a link to 'First News' which gives you some more information about the film.

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This term our topic question will be a continuation of 'How Terrible were the Tudors?

Last term we finished off our topic with a Tudor themed day. This term we will be completing a filming project based on Henry VIII. 


Well done Lions and Elephants for putting on such a great show! You sounded fantastic. We are so proud of all that you have achieved during Term Two. What a way to end the term! smiley



We have been using the following links to play some maths games, in class! Why not have a go and practice at home? smiley     = co-ordinates game    = fractions game     = translation/ rotation game 



Term 1

This term our topic question will be 'How Terrible were the Tudors?

We started off our topic with an exciting and interesting reenactment of The Battle of Bosworth.



Alice in Wonderland

Across Term One Lions have been studying the fantastic text, Alice in Wonderland. We have explored Alice's journey, we have re-created our own versions and we have had brilliant fun in doing so! I have been so proud of the children's writing, it has been great to watch them flourish with such a challenging text.


Over the last week, we have moved into looking at Instructional Writing. We have specifically been looking at How to make the perfect jam tarts for the Queen of Hearts. 


To celebrate an awesome first term, full of hard work, determination and success, I decided to hold an Alice in Wonderland themed day. We all dressed up, took part in Wonderland themed activities and, of course, baked jam tarts!


Thank you to all the parents who came to share in the fun with us - we hope you enjoyed the tarts and, most importantly, enjoyed our writing!