Year 6

Summer Term 2018

Our topic this term is…………..Stars in their Eyes


Last term, our topic was…………….. Extreme Earth.



We’ve had a fantastic day learning storytelling techniques with Michael. We drafted and edited our fantastic story about the street girl, Flora. We can’t wait to use the ideas in our own story writing.



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Autumn Term 2017 Tymor Hydref 2017

Welcome back to a new year in Year 6! 

This term our topic is ‘Roll Out The Red Carpet’. This topic is all about Kings and Queens, life in Tudor times and film making!

To start the Autumn Term, we have been focusing on the book ‘The BFG’ as part of a whole school project. We have created ‘Dream Jar’ poetry and written incredible character descriptions about The BFG.


We have also used the book as inspiration for Rich Tasks. We’ve used our numeracy skills to design our own Giant Country and to draw and measure life sized giants!

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Dragon Catching June 2017 Mehefin 2017

IMG_6577Due to the recent soaring temperatures, there has been an increase in the number of speckled egg shells found all around Wales. 5P and 6J have been busy planning how to catch the culprits and have tried to get their hands on a real life baby dragon!


We began by planning suitable traps and locations to catch the dragon in. Following this, we used our literacy skills to write instructions for other people who would like to recreate our traps.

We had great fun setting our traps and night vision camera to try to catch a glimpse of the creature.


This project has given us the opportunity to use our numeracy skills to work out how to care for the dragon and to learn all about adaptation for environments. We are now busy working on green screen news reports.

UPDATE: Take a look at our display of our fantastic work!


Election Fever Mehefin 2017 June 2017

To help us learn more about the General Election, 6J have been busy creating their own political parties for a school election. The winning party has £250 to spend on resources or  activities for the school. They have worked incredibly hard thinking of sensible ideas and ensuring that they are in budget! It’s now up to the rest of the school to vote for their favourite party.

Friday Update: The winners were announced this morning. After a very tense and close race, ‘Presteigne School Science Geeks’ won by a narrow margin!

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Hay Festival May 2017

Hay Festival May 2017

5P and 6J had a fantastic time at the Hay Festival (despite the hot weather and the long wait for the bus!) We enjoyed watching three fantastic shows by Scientist Steve Mould, Cartoonist Gary Northfield and Writer Emma Carroll.

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Summer Term 2017 Haf 2017


This term 6J have been lucky enough to take part in cricket sessions with Terry. We have had great fun and learnt a lot about bowling, batting and fielding!



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Tymor y Gwanwyn 2017 Spring Term 2017

This term our topic in 6J is ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’.

So far we have been busy finding out about lots of different countries including China, Mexico and the countries of the Caribbean.


Take a look at some of our research here –

China presentation     Jamaica presentation   Japan presentation   Mexico Presentation   Spain presentation   Italy presentation

We have been busy reading the story ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ and finding out about the adventures of Phileas Fogg.

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Incredible Inventions Autumn 2016

Our topic this term is ‘Incredible Inventions’.

We’ve had great fun investigating life during the time of the Victorians and finding out about important inventors and scientists.

Take a look at some of the things we’ve been getting up to…


We’ve been exploring the nonsense poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. We wrote our own poetry based on the original, and had great fun creating our own nonsense vocabulary.



As part of our study of life in the time of the Victorians, we investigated a ‘Victorian crime scene’. We used a range of literacy and numeracy skills to identify ‘whodunnit’!


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