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Week Commencing 12th April 2021

This half term we are studying all living things and their habitats in science.

We started by acting as taxonomists: scientists who sort and group living things according to their similarities and differences.

For our first lesson, we imagine that a new zoo was going to open in our local area. We needed to sort and group the animals that will live in the zoo, so that similar species can be housed in enclosures near one another; it was up to us to decide how to classify the animals and give reasons our classification.


Week Commencing 22nd March 2021

The aim of our science investigation this week was to find out how the distance between an opaque object and a light source affects the length of the shadow that is formed. 

We all came up with our own hypothesis based on the facts we have already learned about the way that light travels.

Before setting up the investigation, we planned the method and gathered the equipment we would need.

To ensure we were conducting a fair test we found out what it meant to have control, dependent and independent variables. 

Finally, we gathered our results and observations in a table so that we were able to come to an accurate conclusion.

How do you think the distance between an opaque object and a light source affects the length of the shadow that is formed? Make your prediction and then try it at home!


Week Commencing 15th March 2021

6KR have made a great start to Mr T's MegaREAD Challenge! We are all so looking forward to dressing up as some of Mr T's favourite book characters on Thursday - fingers crossed we also get some certificates to take home! What a fabulous end to our superb spring term it will be! 

Week Commencing 8th March 2021

In science this week, we created periscopes! We found out that even though light can only travel in  straight lines we can use mirrors to reflect the light around a corner so we can see without being seen... For example, periscopes are used in submarines to see above sea level.

Week Commencing 1st March 2021

As part of the week long Bournville Bookfest, 6KR took place in the QHA Illustrator Competition on World Book Day. 


The children learnt how to illustrate like Steven Lenton and then had a go at recreating one of their favourite book characters.

Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

Light - explained by Morgan


The light travels through all three pinholes because they are set up in a straight line.

When we move one of the pinholes you can see the light is still traveling in a straight line, missing the middle hole.
When we use a mirror the lights is reflected in a straight line. Even when we move the mirror to a different angle it still travels in a straight line. We now know light always travels in a straight line.

Week Commencing 8th February 2021


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To honour the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore, we took part in the #100challenge. Here Arshi has recreated our school logo in exactly 100 strokes!


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How to make gruel

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Food, Glorious Food!


What do you do to be in the present? 6KR considered this during our #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek assembly. When Alice takes some time for herself she listens to music and draws to the rhythm - thank you for sharing this with us!
6KR dressed to express this afternoon. We talked about how our clothes represented our feelings and personality over a biscuit (or two)!

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

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6KR have produced some amazing remakes of The Cup Song during our music lesson this week. We were learning about syncopated beats.

Music continued...

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I am super impressed by this original creation of a syncopated beat!

FanTASHtic Friday!

Some fantashtic contributions in this afternoon's meeting! I had a lovely giggle to myself whilst eyebrowsed across the video call. Happy Friday - I really moustache! (Shave your pun judgement for later!)

Week Commencing 25th January

"My task was to make a beak and pick up items. This was to see which duck would be best on which island. I used different foods to represent what the ducks would eat. In the end, I found that the best beak was the BBQ duck as it could survive on any island except nectar island."
In maths, we have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. For Friday's task, we used our knowledge of 2D shapes to create our own tessellation designs!
Sir John Millais was the focus of our art lesson this week; we discussed the meanings behind some of his most famous work. We attempted self-portraits which were influenced by Millais' realism style and included something that we valued.

Extreme Reading!

6KR took on the challenge of extreme reading this weekend. Who knew reading could be even more exciting?!

Bring your favourite toy to school Friday!

Week Commencing 18th January 2021

This week 6KR looked at the power a positive attitude and mindset can have. As a class, we discussed how saying a powerful affirmation can make us feel. We then created our own!
In art, 6KR studied and imitated the work of Victorian artist William Morris. We reflected on how his designs made us feel and looked at how his unique style was influenced by nature. Look at the fantastic work that has been produced!

6KR Bake Off

Over the weekend, the adults and children of 6KR took part in a class bake off! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - especially the eating part!

Week Commencing 11th January 2021

This week one of our afternoon projects was to explore the history of how money was made. We created a comic strip to illustrate how money has evolved, starting all the way from bartering in 9000 BC to the modern money we use today!

Fabulous-yet-slightly-ridiculous headgear Friday!

Week Commencing 4th January 2021

On Friday, in our afternoon project, 6KR looked at the artwork of L.S Lowery. We explored his style of work and discussed how his choice of colours and backgrounds made us feel. We then had a try at imitating a few of his most famous pieces!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 


Learning in 6KR has looked a bit different this week as we start the new year by learning from home. However, after a couple of technical hitches, we are flying with our new online curriculum and having a great time!


This week we have been writing about Pompeii in English, learning about shape in maths and focusing on Victorians in Topic time, including: Charles Darwin in science, L.S. Lowry in art and of course my favourite, Lewis Carroll in history. 


We have also taken advantage of some of the perks of working from home, including having a 'Bring Your Pet to School' day! 



Merry Christmas!

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Congratulations, John! What a fantastic Christmas jumper! 


6KR are very proud to have the winner of the Best Christmas Jumper as a member of our class.


Enjoy your prize of Christmas socks!


Week Commencing 14th December

The end of term is here and we have finished our DT project. The children have worked so hard to design, create and complete their original designs and we are incredibly pleased with the final products! What a shame that these beautiful pinatas were designed to be smashed!

Week Commencing 7th December 2020

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6KR have thoroughly enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit this week! We have made snowflakes, decorated paper chains, taken part in the Santa Dash, watched our Catalyst Christmas Church Service and uploaded our Christmas videos for you to view at home on Teams! We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them!

Week Commencing 30th November

Hello and welcome to 6KR news! Today we are hoping for clear blue skies!


6KR thoroughly enjoyed becoming weather reporters this week and reporting on the three different climate types that are experienced across Mexico. 

Week Commencing 23rd November

This week 6KR began filming their Christmas video. Here is a sneak peek picture from the amazing production that they have been working on. We are so excited to share the finished video with you!

Week Commencing 16th November 2020

In Science this week, 6KR have been investigating the effects of adding different components to their electrical circuits. First we made a human circuit to help with our predictions. Afterwards, we experimented with the equipment. We learnt that the higher the ratio of voltage to light bulbs in a circuit, the brighter the bulb becomes.

Week Commencing 9th November 2020

Week Commencing 2nd November 2020

In year 6 we have been looking at poetic techniques. We used some of these to write poems about animals. 

Week Commencing 19th October 2020

6KR are already looking forward to their new guided reading book for next half term. 


Our Reading Tree

Every leaf represents a book that has been read by a pupil in 6KR since they started year 6! Haven't they done brilliantly? Keep up the good work boys and girl!

Week Commencing 12th October 2020

6KR have found their research into the Tudors very interesting this half term. They have especially enjoyed learning about King Henry VIII and his controversial choices. This week they have explored the similarities and differences between the lifestyles of the rich and poor.

Week Commencing 5th October 2020

6KR have enjoyed raising money to support YoungMinds so that they can help even more young people and their families at a time when it’s most needed. As a class we have discussed mental health and positivity. Looking after our wellbeing has never been more important!

Week Commencing 28th September 2020

6KR learnt about the different parts of the blood and their functions and then we got to make our own! You can have a go at home by following the instructions below. Remember to ask a year 6 what each part does and why it is so important.


You will need: 

  • Strawberry laces 
  • Hundreds and thousands 
  • Marshmallows 
  • Oil 
  • Sandwich bag



  1. Open your sandwich bag. 
  2. Add a sprinkling of red blood cells (strawberry laces) so that oxygen can be carried around the bloodstream. 
  3. Now add some white blood cells (marshmallows) so that your body’s defences are abroad in the blood. 
  4. Now add some platelets (hundreds and thousands) so that if you’re injured, your blood will clot. 
  5. Now add the plasma and fluid (oil) and seal your blood vessel.

Week Commencing 21st September 2020

6KR started working on their art project which they will be displaying outside the classroom. Watch this space!

Week commencing 14th September 2020

6KR have been learning about The Battle of Bosworth. This week we started by playing Decisions Decisions to see if the children could complete the sentences to find the facts. Now they will use their knowledge to write a newspaper report about the event. In science, we are learning about the circulatory system. Here is a diagram of its most important component: the heart.