Autumn Term 2

This week in year 6 we have continued our learning about Pompeii. This week, our task was to create a newspaper article that details the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii. In the build up to typing out our own report we covered a few useful topics:

  • How to use eye witness…
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The Fires of Pompeii

We have started our new English topic about Pompeii which is a topic that the children have found incredibly excited. Below is a run down of the activities we have carried out so far in this unit:

  1. This week in English we carried out research in what happened in Italy in 79AD. We learnt that…
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The Top Moments of Week 2

  1. Head Hunters. This week we created our own set of Head Hunters cards to find around the school grounds. Each of the sets had to be linked together but the theme of the cards was up to us.
  2. Clay Painting. We started the week by painting our clay mythical creatures that we had created last week.…
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A Warm Welcome Back!

After what has felt like forever, it was fantastic to see so many happy and smiling faces this week. I have certainly missed you all in the last six months. As most of you will know by now, I am lucky enough to be teaching the class again this year, with continued support from Mrs Gibson. Mr Price…

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The Great Debate

  1. We spent a lot of our time this week learning about debates. We discussed the key features needed in a debate on Monday and then gathered research for our debate about school uniform throughout the week. On Friday we divided the class into two sections and had our own House of Commons style…
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All About Muggles

  1. We have had a busy week in Diamond Class and in Mathematics we were particularly busy. We began the week by researching the places where we may find negative numbers in real life situations before answering questions based on real data. We then studied timetables and answered key questions…
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Another Busy Week

1. We began writing our own diary entry from the perspective of someone who lived during the Black Death. We had to consider what symptoms we could see around us, what the plague doctors were doing and what actions other people around us were taking.


2. In Science, we tested the difference…

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The Black Death

This week a major focus of our learning was about The Black Death and more specifically, the effects that The Black Death had on England at the time. We discussed many different ideas and read through various sources. Below are the ideas that interested us the most and we have come to a decision…

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Welcome to 2020


1. This week we began our new English topic about the Museum of Fun. We shall be investigating each room in the museum, before writing a review of the museum as an assessed piece of writing. We shall later be creating our own adverts for the museum too. 

2. In…

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Our Festive Traditions

This week in Diamond class we have been starting to get ready for Christmas!

We continued to practise our Christmas Carols with Mrs Bennett, in preparation for our Carol Concert at the Christian Centre in the final week of this half term. An event not to be missed!

In RE, we have…

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Presentation Time!

This week we created our Migration PowerPoints and presented them to the class. As mentioned in the previous blog, we were given a big question  - Which animal has the toughest migration?


Each group had to present their findings to the rest of the class, whilst Mr Blackburn and Mrs Gibson…

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A Week In Quotes

“On Monday I enjoyed our PSHCE lesson about secrets. I enjoyed reading the scenario cards we were given and discussing whether it was a secret we would keep or a secret that we should not agree to keep.” – Alice Dalmeida


“On Tuesday I enjoyed writing my recipe for my own curry with Mrs…

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