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Year 6: Honey Buzzards

Welcome to the Honey Buzzard's class page.


Teacher: Mr Gook

LSA: Mrs Garrard

SATs Information for Parents


Below is a link to the government's website which provides information for parents and carers regarding the upcoming end of key stage SATs.

Y6 Non Negotiables for writing

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Year 6 students explain how they use the non-negotiable check list.

Using the TAF 1

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Students explain how to use the Teacher Assessment Framework in their writing

Spring and Summer Term - A Childs War. 


This term, our topic will be focusing on WWII. 


We began our topic by looking at why the war started. To do this, we worked in groups to investigate the reasons why Germany invaded Poland as well as why this led Britain to declare war on Germany. Within our groups, we all took on different roles and recorded different information which we then shared with the other members of our group. 


As well as this, we looked at the famous leaders of Britain (Winston Churchill) and Germany (Adolf Hitler) at the time. 



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After finding out about the actions, both positive and negative, these leaders made during the war, we debated which of them was actually the better leader of their country during this period. 


Following this, we took on the roles of the Allied and Axis troops for the D-Day landings. Within our groups, we either had to defend or attack the beaches thinking about the best strategy that could be used to advance our position. 

Shared Reading


This term, our shared reading text is Goodnight Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian. It focuses on the relationship that a young evacuee, William Beech, forms with the bad-tempered, anti-social guardian he is given. Despite Tom's gruff exterior, he treats Willie with kindness and understanding helping him to overcome some of the traumatic incidents that he experiences. 


We will be using this text to help us with our written learning which will be focussing on us writing our own historical novel.

Frozen Kingdom



For the Autumn term (September to December), we learnt about the 'Frozen Kingdom'.


We had a visit from an Arctic explorer (Adrian Hall), who immersed us into the Frozen Kingdom, outlining all of his expeditions and the necessary requirements for exploring the Arctic regions.


In addition to the visit, we also experienced an 'On-board Titanic' experience at the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth. Here we promenaded up the decks; took to ballet in the dining hall; set the table for first class passengers; scrubbed the decks; and investigated lost property of varying passengers.

Time and Tide Museum

P.E. & Forest School

P.E. will be every Tuesday and every alternate Friday: please ensure you have the correct P.E. uniform in order to participate fully.

Forest schools will be every alternate Friday (with P.E.). Please ensure your child is fully appropriately clothed to enjoy forest schools.

Dates to Remember


Tuesday 7th November - Parents evening

Thursday 9th November - Parents evening 

Thursday 16th November  to Tuesday 21st November - Bookfair

Monday 20th November - Individual photos

Wednesday 22nd November - Year 6 SATs reading workshop

wb 4th December - Science week

wb 11th December - PIRA/PUMA testing

Friday 15th December - End of term

Wednesday 3rd January - Start of term

Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February - Half term. 

Monday 15th January 2018 - Year 6 parents timestables and maths workshop. 

Monday 16th April - Friday 27th April - Easter half term

Monday 7th May - Bank holiday

Monday 14th May - KS2 SATs testing week

Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June - Half term

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