Friday, 29 December 2017

School Closure

A message from Mrs Caroline Wellsted.
Due to the number of staff who will be attending Mrs Hill’s funeral, it is necessary to close school on Thursday 4th January. I apologise for the inconvenience but hope you will respect our decision at this difficult time.

Sunday, 10 December 2017


We recently took part in BikeAbility training

Golden Leaves

This week our Golden Leaves went to Tyler M and Macey-Jayne for their contributions to our work on First Aid.

On the 17th November we selected Tyler S and Tegan for their book reviews.
Last week we selected; Maya, Ben, Logan, Lexi and Maddie for the sensible and mature way they represented our school during the week.

Homework 8th 15th December

Research or visit a Christian church. Find out about the different parts inside a church and what they are used for, e.g. font, altar, lectern pulpit.​
English: Something lost
Write a description about how you felt when you lost a treasured possession. 
If you have not lost a treasured belonging use your imagination to describe how you would feel.​
Maths: Time
Practise telling the time using both analogue and digital clocks.
Collect examples of practical uses of time, e.g. photos of shop opening times, TV schedules, bus timetables​..
100 Word Challenge
This week we have a video prompt. You can view the video here


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Homework 1st - 8th December

1. Science Biography
Research and create a biography for one of the following scientists;
Charles Drew
William Harvey
Louis Pasteur
Edward Jenner

2.100 Word Challenge 13
The prompt for this week is:
....the tiger was blocking our escape...
You must include the above phrase exactly as it is.

3 Maths Measures
Complete the attached sheets 'Classroom Refit' and 'In the pool'

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017

Homework 17th - 24th November Updated

English Homework - Information Text

Research how a piece of technology works, e.g. a television, a microwave, x-box, a hairdryer.

Present your findings as an information text.
Include clear explanations with sub-headings, instructions and a labelled diagram.

Maths Homework.

Share your knowledge of fractions by producing a poster for a Year 4 child. Remember all the vocabulary and rules you have learnt.

100 Word Challenge.
The challenge this week is to write about this picture. 
Things to think about:
  • Who is it?
  • What are they doing there?
  • Should you be afraid?
  • What is the climax of your story?

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Homework 10th to 17th November (updated)

There are 3 tasks to complete this week:

·        Write a book review
·        Fractions (complete at least one sheet - see below)

·        100 Word Challenge 
This week we are looking at using clauses and commas.
The prompt is:

…but where would we hide it all?…

Things to think about:
 > What is the ‘all’ referred to?
 >  Where is it now?
 >  Why does it have to be moved?

Remember you must use the words in the prompt exactly as they are.

How to write a book review.

Below is a list of questions about your book. If you answer them carefully and in detail, your answers will form a detailed book review which gives your opinion of the book.
Answer in sentences to form paragraphs under the following headings rather than numbering your answers or using bullets points.

What happened in the story?
What was the story about?
What length of time did the book cover?
Was what happened unusual? Ordinary?
What was the opening of the story like? Exciting? Slow? Dramatic? Dull?
How did the events of the story follow on from each other?

Who were the main characters?
What were they like?
Were they described in much detail?
Which character did you find the most interesting? Give a specific reason for your answer
Did this character change as the story developed? How?
What kind of relationships and / or conflicts were there?

Comments on style
Was the story written in the first or third person? (‘I’ or ‘he’ / ‘she’)
How important was this to the story?
Was the setting described in detail?
Were feelings described in detail?
Was it a good story? Why?
What was your favourite moment in the story? Why?
Where there any moments (or characters) that might have been improved? If so, what changes would you make?

Do you think the author had a particular reason for telling the story?
How did you feel during and after reading it?
Do you think you learned anything from the book about people or life?
Would you recommend this book? Give one​convincing reason why!
Would you read other books by the same author?

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Golden Leaves

 This week our awards went to:

Well done to both.

Homework 3rd to 10th November updated

In English we have been working on writing reports for the last couple of weeks, so we would like you to write a report about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Unlike most reports you are allowed to use the past tense (you are writing about an historical event).
Your report should tell us:
* When the plot was planned
* Who was involved
* Where the attack was to take place
* Why they were plotting
* How they were going to carry out the attack
* What went wrong
Your report should be between 200 and 400 words long. It must be written in sentences and organised into paragraphs.


In Maths we are developing our multiplication skills so we would like you to use Math Magician to prove you know your tables by saving a certificate for each times table.

This week's 100 Word Challenge due in in Saturday 11th November.
In keeping with the season, this week we have a very strange photograph. What's happening? Does it show ghosts out shopping? Where have they come from? Are they dangerous?

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Half Term Homework

Apart from a new 100 Word Challenge each Sunday, we are not setting any new homework over half term.Those of you who have missing pieces of work have a chance to catch up. 
You should also be;
  • reading every day
  • using the English and Maths resources on our blog (see the links at the top of this page)
  • Working on Sumdog & Xtramath
  • Working on Word Mania.
Ask for login details if you have forgotten them (use Edmodo or email me)

This week we have...

On Tuesday half of the year group went to The Royal Hotel to find out more about ShelterBoxes with The Rotary Club.

Whilst some of us were finding out about ShelterBoxes the other half of the year group were making shelters with Mr Porter:

On Friday we took part in this year's #WearItWild Day and raised £41 in the process. Thank you to all those who took the time to create a costume.

Golden Leaf Winners

This week's Golden Leaf winners were Natasha and Eden. Well done to both.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Homework 13th to 20th October (updated)

1: Wear it wild
For your homework this week we would like you to get creative and make a mask or outfit to wear on ‘Wear It Wild Day’ – Friday 20th October. As we are learning about caring for our environment this term you should try to use recycled materials rather than new where possible.

2: 100 Word Challenge: Write a newspaper report based around this picture:

Golden Leaf Winners

This week we selected Preston and Lewis to receive our Golden Leaves.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Homework (updated)

(work is due in by Friday 13th October)
Maths – This week we would like you to create a poster (A4 sized) about one of the following mathematical topics:
    Ø  Square NumbersØ  MultiplesØ  FactorsØ  Prime Numbers

We would also like you to practise your times tables using the resources on the maths resources page of our blog.

Write a poem (free verse) about the view from your window. It could be about the real view from a window in your house or about the view from your dream location

100WC #05

The prompt this week is:
Describe your most treasured item without actually giving what it is away. 
Things to think about:
  • Why is it so precious to you?
  • Who gave it to you or how did you come to have it?
  • As you cannot say its name, use lots of adjectives and descriptions.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

100 Word Challenge

Since the start of term we have been once again encouraging the children to take part in the 100 Word Challenge activity run by 
Each week, a new prompt is published and the challenge is to write 100 words using the prompt (which may be a picture, a selection of words or a phrase). Each week we choose some of the work produced by our children to publish on our own 100WC blog and forward them for viewing by Team100WC. Team100WC view work produced by children from all over the world and they nominate work to be included in the weekly Special Showcase.
This week Lexi became our first writer to be included in the Special Showcase this year for her story: The professor and the crocodile.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017

Homework 29th September (Updated)

You have three tasks to complete this week:
1. Maths – Shopping
Complete one of the following shopping challenges:

2. English
Write a letter to your favourite author telling them why you like their books and asking them some questions about their work.

3. 100WC #04

The prompt for this week's 100 word challenge is part of a sentence and it is:
…and the dog was wearing glasses…

Things to consider:
What is the situation here?
Were there other animals present?
How did you feel when you saw this?
Include the prompt exactly as it is without changing any of the words. 
Write exactly 100 words.

All work should be handed in by Friday 6th October

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Homework update 100 word challenge

This week we are going for five words. They must all be in your writing but can be in any order. The key is to plan beforehand so you get them all in and it tells a story.
The words are:
professor    crocodile    purple    twisted    difficult
Obviously, your story will need a character and I think these words give you a couple to choose from!
Paper copies by Friday 29th, on Edmodo by 30th September.

Friday, 22 September 2017


Now the 11+ is over we are going to be setting regular homework. To get us started we are asking for two pieces of writing to be completed. 
The new 100 Word Challenge will be added to Edmodo on Sunday and has to be completed by the following Saturday. (More about the 100 word challenge here). Some of the work children produce for the 100 Word Challenge will be published on our blog for the world to read!
The second piece of work is to write a biography of a character from one of Roald Dahl's books. We have been looking at biographical/autobiographical writing in English so we expect you to use the features we have been learning about, especially adjectives and correct verb tenses. This piece of work needs to be handed in by Friday 29th September.

Work can be completed on Edmodo or on paper.

Golden Leaves

This week our Golden Leaves went to Megan for effort in Maths and Benjamin for working hard in English.
Well done to both of them!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Golden Leaves

Last week we gave our Golden Leaves to the whole year group for making such a good start to the school year.
This week we had a difficult choice to make and in the end we selected Ben M and Madeleine. Well done to both and thank you to everyone else for continuing their good starts.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Welcome to Year 6!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6!

We have a busy year of fun and hard work ahead of us and we look forward to working with you as parents.

Our main focus during the next term is the environment and our impact upon it. We will be learning about conservation and other ‘green’ issues.

In English this year, the children will be learning about a wide range of genres. They will be learning to identify and use different features and write in different styles. Spelling rules and grammar will also be taught during the English lessons. Pupils will read during Guided Reading sessions where the focus will be on answering questions about different texts.

In Maths, pupils will be concentrating on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division this term, learning both effective mental and written methods. They will continue to focus on a range of topics including: place value, percentages, fractions including decimals, data handling, money and time. Pupils will be given opportunities to use these skills in problem solving and in real life situations.

In PE we will be taking part in net games including volleyball and tennis, in addition to outdoor and adventurous sessions. Pupils need their full PE kits in school all week consisting of a pair of trainers, black shorts, yellow PE t-shirt and a tracksuit. In the second half term we will be focusing on indoor athletics and team building activities.

In Science this term pupils will be learning about animals including humans. They will be asking their own scientific questions and taking part in a range of investigations.

There will also be the opportunity for pupils in Year 6 to take part in Bike Ability. Further details will follow closer to the time.

Homework will be given out weekly after the 11+ tests have been taken. The pupils will be expected to complete both a piece of English and a piece of Maths homework each week.

We would like to invite you into school on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 2.30pm to share with you some of our work.

Please follow us on Twitter @RichmondYear6. You can also find more information on the Year 6 page of the school website.

If you have any concerns during the year please come and speak to us.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Leetham & Mr Ball

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New School Year

Our Topic Page is being changed ready for the new school year - click the link above to have a look.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Revision & Easter homework

Click the Maths Resources or English Resources links above to take you to some helpful revision resources.

The homework for the holiday can be found here:

Friday, 17 March 2017

Our Visit from Ciaran Murtagh by Kaycee

On Wednesday the 15th of March, year 6 got a visit from famous author Ciaran Murtagh. Ciaran came in to the school and spoke about developing characters he also spoke about what programs he writes and he even showed the children some of his books.
Ciaran’s first book was ‘Dinopants’ that was then followed by ‘Dinopoo’ and then that was followed by ‘Dinoburps.’ After that Ciaran went off the topic of dinosaurs and started to write different books. Until he wrote‘Dinoball’. 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Golden Leaves

The winners this week are:
Isabelle & Tyler
for their work on our newspaper.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Homework and Golden Leaves

This week's homework is available on the Year 6 page of the school website - it is due in on the 10th February.

Golden leaves this week go to:
Mckye for his artwork

and Kaycee for her artwork

Friday, 13 January 2017

Homework 13th - 20th January

Due in 20th January
English - 
Mr Ball's Group - Alien life-form report 
Miss Leetham's Group - Write a diary entry on the sheet given out in class.
Mrs Cunningham's Group - Adverbials on the sheet given out in class.

Mr Ball's Group - Age Ladder & 6174 Once more  
Miss Leetham's Group - Equivalent fractions and decimals on the sheets given out in class.
Mrs Cunningham's Group - Equivalent fractions on the sheets given out in class.​

Creative  (optional - due in at the end of the Spring Term)
Choose one activity from the sheet below (click to download a copy).

Thursday, 12 January 2017

New Website

The address for our new look school website is:

Curriculum Letter

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                     
A Happy New Year to you all.
This term we will be continuing our English and Maths work, building on and revising all areas in preparation for the SATs in May. The work will focus on giving children opportunities to apply the skills they are learning in a range of different situations, both within English and Maths and across other areas of the curriculum.
Our main topic focus for this term is Wild Waters & Disasters. The majority of work covered will develop the children’s geographical knowledge. They will be learning about earthquakes, volcanoes, other natural disasters and how rivers are formed.

In science we will be learning about evolution and inheritance as well as living things in their habitats. Following this we will be revising and assessing all other scientific topic areas.

Within PSHE the children will work on two SEAL units: Going for Goals and It’s Good to be Me. They will also learn about keeping themselves safe in a range of situations. We will also be taking part in some basic First Aid training.

Staff from Alford Grammar will continue to be working with us to teach Computer Science.  The pupils will be learning a range of ICT skills.

PE will be on MONDAY and TUESDAY, but there will be occasions when this changes so PE kit should be in school all week. It is VERY IMPORTANT that all pupils have a dark tracksuit and trainers in school as they will be outside in a range of weather conditions!!

In preparation for the transition to secondary school homework will change this term.  Pupils will be given a piece of both English and Maths homework each week on a Friday which will be due in the following Friday.  In addition to this, there will be a selection of topic-based activities which the children are encouraged to complete with you.
We would like to invite you into school during the morning of Tuesday 7th March 2017 to see us at work within our classrooms.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you again during this term. If you have any concerns please come and speak to us.
Yours sincerely

Miss D Leetham, Mr D Ball & Mrs M Cunningham