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Week beginning 20th November 2017
As part of our topic "The Big Bang" we have been studying war artists. We spent some time using the computers to research the artist Henry Moore. We discovered many facts about him, for example:
  • He was a sculptor,
  • He drew scenes from the Second World War, and
  • He was interested in depicting people.
We studied two of his line drawings which show people sheltering from a bombing raid.
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Then we produced our own versions.
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Week beginning 13th November

Difference Week

This week in school we have been celebrating "difference". Year 6 have explored and discussed the concept of difference and how this works in modern day society.


We shared the book "and tango makes three".


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Having listened to the story we discussed how Roy and Silo were different. Then we created our own story boards of the book.


Here we are working on our story boards:

Week beginning 6th November 2017


Our performances retold the part of the story in "The Cat Mummy" where Mabel has been unwell and has gone missing. We used actions and vocal expressions to bring the scene alive.

Some of us were daring enough to play Miss Smith - and before you ask - she is a character in the book!


In our work on forces we have explored and defined the terms fulcrum, effort and load.

Here we are exploring different resources - we had to determine: the fulcrum, where the effort would be and how this would affect the load.

Week beginning 30th October

What a varied week!

On Thursday we performed our short play in the Harvest Assembly. Our intention was to highlight the importance of:

  • working together as a community,
  • being grateful for what we have, and
  • saying thank you.
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In Science we have been learning about forces. We discussed and defined the various forces that act on a parachute.

We tested the effectiveness of our parachutes. Here we are at work:

Week beginning 16th October

On Monday Year 6 experienced their first 'Computing Day'. The first part of the day focussed upon using technology safely and responsibly. The e-safety message was reinforced during the day and the children identified a range of ways to report their concerns.

The main focus for the day was how to create and use a spreadsheet. Year 6 learned how to use sequence, selection and repetition in a spreadsheet and how to work with variables.

The favourite activity of the day was to use a spreadsheet to calculate amounts of food for a party.

"What a challenge!" said Amber.

Here we are at work - just look at the concentration:

Week beginning 9th October

This week we have continued our study of "The Cat Mummy". We have been learning how to analyse a text. We have considered the main points and the implications they have on the story. This led to a discussion about the various themes running through the story. We have begun to draw conclusions as to Mabel's fate!

Here we are analysing the text. We were looking for clues to support our theory that Mabel was ill: 

Harvey said: "I have enjoyed the challenge! It was harder than I thought but we had a lot of discussion in my group. We didn't always agree and were forced to justify our ideas."


Week beginning 2nd October

We held the D&T Market Place this week. We showcased our work on building a "Minibeast Hotel" suitable for younger children.

Monday morning saw us revisiting the woods to collect last minute resources to complete the roof. On our return we spent time completing our build.

Have a look at the finished product:

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We think that it is amazing!

April-Marie said "Our Minibeast Hotel is far better than any we saw on the internet when we did our research!"


Year 6 all agree!

Week beginning 25th September

We have been busy!

D & T Week

Our task has been to research, design, build and evaluate a "Minibeast Hotel" suitable for younger children.

Here we are collecting materials

Now the build begins

Week beginning 18th September

This week we have continued to study our text "The Cat Mummy". We discussed the features of an instruction text and then we were faced with a challenge!

Our challenge ... we had to sit back to back and draw a picture. Next we had to give clear and simple instructions to our partner so that they could reproduce the original picture.

Here is how we got on ...

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In Science we have continued our work on forces. This week we focused upon air resistance and gravity. We discussed what factors make a parachute effective.

Using our knowledge we had to make our own parachutes.

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Week beginning: 11th September

Our first full week in Oak Class has certainly been busy.

We have begun our new topics. In science we are studying forces.

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We spent time discussing different forces - gravity, friction and air resistance. We watched a variety of video clips and had to work out which forces were being used. Then we discussed a range of scientific vocabulary and their definitions - all were related to forces.

Here we are at work:

Week Beginning: 5th September


Oak Class


Welcome to Oak Class!


We have had a fantastic start to our final year at Manea Primary School.

We have discussed what we are looking forward to this year. Here are a few of our thoughts:

  • learning new things
  • lots of challenges
  • working hard
  • being the best that we can be
  • being proud of our achievements and celebrating them
  • sharing our work
  • working together, and
  • having fun