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Year 6's End Of Year Video 2020

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Message for 5S from your new teacher...

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Welcome to 6L!

Your teacher is Miss O'Neill! 

Home Learning Timetable 13.07.20 - 17.07.20

Sports day 2020!


On Wednesday 8th July we are going to hold a mini sports day with the children during their PE session in school and we would like YOU at home to join in with us!


The activities are as follows:


Standing long Jump – no run up:

You must jump from 2 feet to 2 feet – measure from take off point to your heel where you land.


Speed bounce over cones or a line:

How many times can you jump keeping your feet together sideways over a barrier in 20 seconds?


Target Throw 

Lay out/make 3 hoops (approx 3m,5m,7m away from you) and attempt to throw one bean bag (or something similar e.g. socks) into each.

  • Score 2 points every time the bean bag lands in the correct hoop
  • Score 1 point if it partially goes in or slides in having touched the floor first (2 minutes)


Chest Push

Throw a 4 ball as far as possible using only a chest push motion. No turning or twisting body – 2 hands on the ball – must come from chest.


Shuttle run

10 x 10 metres – how quickly can you complete this? (measured in seconds)



Please be creative if you do not have exactly the correct equipment e.g. draw chalk circles instead of hoops, use a pair of socks instead of a beanbag, etc.


Let us know how you get on by sending us your results via Purple Mash or email ( You could even send us a video of yourself completing these activities!


Good luck!

Home Learning Timetable 06.07.20 - 10.07.20

Data Handling - Numeracy Task

King Kong Literacy Task

Home Learning Timetable 29.6.20 - 03.07.20

Home Learning Timetable 22.6.20 - 26.6.20

Home Learning Timetable 15.6.20 - 19.6.20

Home Learning Timetable 8.6.20 - 12.6.20

Children in Year 6 are currently preparing for their transition to Secondary School. This week, their task was to give a child in a similar situation to them advice about starting a new school in September. Lots of Year 6 gave some excellent advice, but Ikram's stood out as being extremely clear, well written and above all, incredibly helpful for Sam! (and of course any other children in the same situation). Well done Ikram!

Home Learning Timetable 1.6.20 - 5.6.20

Half Term Homework

This half term, we are giving you one task - to


Read anything you like. Read with your family. Read before bed. Read in the sunshine (while social distancing). Read something different. Read to your dog.

But make sure you read every day. 


Have a lovely half term Year 6!

As always, please keep safe and we look forward to hearing your stories (virtually) on 1st June.


Home Learning Timetable 18.5.20 - 22.5.20

Wellbeing Game

Home Learning Timetable 11.5.20 - 15.5.20

Week 6 Spanish work

Home Learning Timetable 4.5.20 - 7.5.20

Week 4 Spanish work

Advice on school closure

Home learning timetable - 27.04.20 - 01.05.20

I hope you are all staying safe and happy.

Please find the timetable for learning this week. 

As always if there are any questions please feel free to contact me (


Thank you for all your support in these difficult times. 


Take care,


Miss O'Neill.

Week 3 Spanish Work

Home learning timetable - 20.04.20 - 24.04.20

Please find below the home learning timetable for this week.

If there are any queries please do not hesitate to contact Miss O'Neill via Purple Mash (2email) or using the email address

Please note that some challenges are being set via the year 6 blog and via email within Purple Mash. 


I hope you are all staying safe, healthy and of course happy. 

All the best, 

Miss O'Neill.


Purple Mash blog

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Hi everybody. We have started to use a blog on Purple Mash to help aid communication between the year 6 team. This blog must be checked regularly as different activities/challenges will be given.

This is all accessible on Purple Mash (please see the video above on how to do this).

Thank you to Abdiquani, who I was impersonating to show you this.

Any questions please feel free to contact Miss O'Neill on Purple Mash (2email) or of course using the year 6 email address


Easter Holiday Homework smiley


We have set some work for children to get on with during the easter holidays. These tasks can be written on paper or completed online (Purple Mash).


The literacy/numeracy work (either typed up or pictures of handwritten work) can be sent to the teacher via 2email on Purple Mash or using the email address


Computing work will be set on Purple Mash.


Literacy - Oh no! Aliens have just landed on your roof. Write a short story about what happens next! 


Numeracy - Design a help sheet/poster on everything you know about fractions! The best posters will be displayed in classrooms this year and next, to help the Year 5 children when they enter Year 6. If you do a great job, your legendary work will live on after you have left and help many children in years to come!


Computing - Coding activity (set on Purple Mash). When you log into Purple Mash, click on '2dos' and the two challenges await you.


Reading - Please note that children should continue to read and record this in their reading journals. 


After the easter holidays the website will be once again updated with weekly work, so please do keep checking the website. 


Thank you all so much for all your co-operation during these unprecedented times. I hope you all stay safe and healthy over the easter holidays. yes


Take care,


Miss O'Neill

Virtual Zoo!

Parents and children of 6L, we are excited to announce that Chester Zoo are hosting an all day live virtual tour - featuring all your favourite animals! This is a fantastic opportunity to take a look and learn about a wide range of intriguing animals, all from the comfort of your own home!


Chester Zoo

As you can't come to the zoo right now, we’ll bring the zoo to you!

Join us LIVE on our Facebook page from 10am when we'll be throwing open our 'virtual gates.'

So, break up the boredom of being at home and, for the first time ever, enjoy a whole day of animal antics, live from your sofa! 🙌

We'll be featuring many of your favourites...

10:00 👉 Red pandas 🐼
11:00 👉 Rothschild's giraffes 🦒
12:00 👉 Asian elephants 🐘
13:00 👉 Butterflies 🦋
14:00 👉 Sun bears 🐻
14:30 👉 Sumatran tigers 🐅
14:45 👉 Humboldt penguins 🐧
16:00 👉 Aquarium* 🐠

Come and join the fun. The animals are waiting...

(*Running order may be subject to ever so slight changes... and there may be more surprises throughout the day!)

Spanish work from home

23/03/20 - After a few issues this morning, Purple Mash is up and running again! Please visit via the link below to find the work we have set you for today. 

Each day, Joe will add a new PE lesson for children to take part in while at home. Click on the link for a PE lesson on Youtube!

During the school closures we shall be setting work via Purple Mash (see link above). 

If you have any problems using this then please feel free to e-mail Miss O'Neill using the following e-mail address:


Children can also email teachers via Purple Mash if needed. 


Please keep checking the website for more information as well as the timetables for future weeks. 


We all thank you for your kind support through this difficult time,


The year 6 team.

Home learning timetable - WEEK 2 - 30.03.20 - 03.04.20

Home learning timetable - WEEK 1 - 23.03.20 - 27.03.20

School Journey 

The Year 6 children have just returned from their residential trip to the North Yorkshire Moors.


Here are some of the fantastic activities we took part in:


  • Gliding along two zip lines, the low and the high, which offer great progression in challenge. Flying through the forest at speed is an experience the children never forget. Every member of the team offers support and encouragement, enabling each other to reach new heights and take the leap!

  • A tour of the beautiful town of Whitby where Bram Stoker found some of his inspiration for Dracula. The children will study the story of Dracula later on in the year.

  • Celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night. 6L and 6S each created their own 'guy' for the bonfire.

  • A night walk in which children had to rely on senses other than sight to guide them.

  • Abseiling from a disused railway bridge - a great personal challenge which gets the heart rate going! 

  • Canoeing in the river Esk (the children's favourite)

  • The Night Line - an opportunity for the children to use communication skills and trust. The night line involves following a rope through a series of obstacles while blindfolded. This activity heightens the other senses and puts emphasis on trusting each other and communication. 



Breakfast Club is 8:15 - 8:45 am , The cost is £1.50 per day . please pay on Parent Pay in advance , School dinners need to be paid for in advance on Parent Pay .....................