Year 6 Archive

Blog Archive


8 July 2022


What a wonderful week we have had! In the middle of secondary transition days and Bikeability, we have been delving into all things STEAM related. We started the...


1 July 2022

Brilliant BMX

On Friday, Year 6 children were treated to a wonderful experience with Mike Mullen, professional BMX’er! Even after just a short time with Mike, children were courageous enough...


24 June 2022

Sensational Sportsmanship

This week, Year 6 enjoyed competing in Sports Day. We were so impressed by the children’s sportsmanship, courage and comradery. Here are a few snaps: About half of...


10 June 2022

Quadkids Success

This week, a group of Year 6s (along with some Year 5s) took part in the South Cambs Quadkids Athletics tournament and gave an excellent account of themselves....


27 May 2022

Joyful Jubilee!

What a happy end to our half term. Today, we enjoyed tucking into a beautifully prepared school picnic during our school street party, to honour the service of...


20 May 2022

Rock n’ Stroll

On Wednesday, Year 6 were lucky to be taken on a geological walk through Eddington by Nicola from the Sedgwick museum. We observed the different types of rocks...


13 May 2022

Cool, Calm and Collected

Hooray! SATs are over…and how very impressed we are by how calmly Year 6 have handled this week. They have all been completely amazing and we are so...


6 May 2022

Sunny SATs prep

We think that the best way to prepare for our tests next week is to…relax! We have, of course, been working very hard all through the year –...


29 April 2022

London Life

This week, we had the joy of starting our weekly Art lessons with Mrs Smith, who helped us launch our new topic about London. Inspired by London bridges...


22 April 2022

The course of true love never did run smooth

We returned to school this week and threw ourselves into studying a Midsummer Night’s Dream. We have been getting our heads around the variety of worlds and characters...


25 March 2022

AI: For better or for worse?

What joyful weather this week! We have loved spending time reading together in the sunshine. We have also enjoyed delving further into the world of Artificial Intelligence and...


18 March 2022

Jasper O’Leary

Our Writing Showcase centered on the story of a junk food eating figure. We had many different responses to the task – creative, rhyming poems, like the original...


11 March 2022

What is great leadership?

What a fabulous week of learning, full of rich discussion and debate! We began the week with one of our wonderful Year 6 parents sharing some of the...


4 March 2022

Smart Cities

What could a Smart City offer to you? As part of our thinking about how Artificial Intelligence is, and may yet be, integrated into our lives, we have...


25 February 2022

I, Robot

This week, we have been delighted to introduce the children to our new topic ‘Humanoids’. The children are already loving it. We have had so many juicy discussions...


11 February 2022

Canary Finalists

A mixed team of girls and boys attended the Canary Cup this week – making it all the way to the final! The tournament involved 15 teams and...


4 February 2022

Times Table Rockstars!

Year 6 have loved getting competitive today as we have taken part in a school wide and national competition on the epic Maths platform that is ‘Times Table...


28 January 2022

Super Fractions

We have finished our week of fraction arithmetic with a battle of superheroes! The children have been amazing whilst learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and...


21 January 2022

The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

The children have delved further this week into the extraordinary life of Alfred Russel Wallace. His life is inspiring. His mind was brilliant and his achievements great, yet...


14 January 2022

The Forgotten Man

The theory of evolution through natural selection changed the face of scientific thought in unimaginable ways. But did you know that the theory, often attributed to Charles Darwin...


7 January 2022

The Brave Tin Soldier

To start off the spring term, we have immersed ourselves in the fairy tale world of Hans Christian Andersen. Across the school, every class has been enjoying and...


17 December 2021

Happy Holidays!

Wow—what a week! In English, we learned about a rather fancy-sounding skill called ‘elaborative diacope’ – essentially a repeated phrase—which the children have absolutely loved practicing. They used...


15 December 2021

Online Learning Week 7

Online Learning Week 7


10 December 2021

Marcus Sedgwick Visits

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming Marcus Sedgwick, author of Floodland, to our school. He visited virtually, all the way from his writing office in France. The...


3 December 2021

Impossible Choices

This week, we have loved delving into the inner world of Lucas, one of the main characters in ‘The Impossible.’ Faced with impossible choices and moral dilemmas, how...


26 November 2021

Stunning STEM

There were ‘wow’ moments galore this week as we took part in STEM day – exploring the forces involved in catapults and zip lines. Children collaborated excellently and...


19 November 2021

Venerable Volcanoes

This week, we have brought together all that we have been learning about volcanoes into one fabulous information text. The children have LOVED the process and have shown...


12 November 2021

Explosive Executives

Our new team of Learning Street executives have been working hard on making the space wonderful – we have opportunities for Earthquake proofing buildings, research and a charity...


5 November 2021

Sporting Sensations

This week, some of our Year 6s represented UCPS in some fabulous sporting events. Some of our children ended up looking rather fabulous by the end of the...


22 October 2021

Happy Half Term

We have finished this half term by completing our evacuee stories and celebrating outside with a derby match of rounders. Well done to the Year 6 girls who...


15 October 2021

Mystery and Medicine

This week in English, we have been continuing our mystery stories, particularly focusing on what makes a great ending. We are excited to finish publishing our stories next...


8 October 2021

Unseen History Heroes

This week, we were focusing on the untold stories of WW2 – those of the Empire nations who helped in the allied mission towards peace. From the Gurkha...


1 October 2021


This week, we have been learning some key skills of effective action writing. Powerful sentence openers (e.g. ‘In a blur of panic…’) Verbs that create a sense of...


24 September 2021

TastEd and AirRes

In our TastEd sessions we have been focusing on the effect our hearing has on foods – especially crunchy ones! In Polaris, we tested R’s conjecture that it...


17 September 2021

It’s a mystery…

This week has been jam-packed full of learning and the children have continued to settle into their routines brilliantly. In English, we have been focusing on mystery writing...


10 September 2021

Rising Stars

What an excellent start to the week it has been for Antares and Polaris classes. Your children have settled into their new Year 6 roles wonderfully. We have...


9 July 2021

Is it coming home?

It’s coming home What happened this week: We had a good time trying year 9 maths We learnt about The Battle of Troy The Battle of the learning...


1 July 2021

Sports Day and Squash

This week saw some sporting battles as the teams of Blue, Green, Purple and Yellow competed once again for the coveted Sports Day trophy. Sportsmanship and competitive spirit...


25 June 2021

Musical Magic: Arts Week

We have had a wonderful arts week this week spending time on: Rehearsing the song Hajanga with signs Writing our short poems based on a made up word...


21 May 2021

The Great Bunny Escape

The great bunny escape This week we have been focusing on: Successfully saving a bunny  Doing a science experiment on climate change There is a champion in our...


15 May 2021

The Durning Lectures

Mrs Durning challenged us to research and present our very own talk on any subject we liked. We have had an incredible variety of topics and we have...


7 May 2021

Moving Parts

Our poems are finally finished and the animals move with them! We’ve also done lots of moving ourselves by playing lots of games in P.E. Fractions on a...


29 April 2021

Engineering Success

This week we have been working hard on our animal poems and crafting the correct mechanisms to showcase our wonderful writing It’s been really difficult getting the mechanisms...


23 April 2021

Unconventional Animals

“Ugly” animals This week we have been focusing on: Poem making about our unique ugly animals We have been creating our own presentations We also built our own...


16 April 2021

Mean Mysteries

Not mean as in nasty, but the mean average…! We have been solving  Maths problems involving the mean, median, mode and range this week. We’ve been thinking hard...


11 December 2020

Authors, Scientists and Mathematicians!

Hey, this week we have been very busy doing: Finishing our NASA space exploration writing We finished reading Jamie Drake Equation We were authors with our writing We...


4 December 2020

NASA Writing Started

Hi we’re the star journalists and today were back with Nasa news Murder mysteries ( times tables finished ) galactic goo winter Olympics   NASA news This week...


27 November 2020


Hello! Here is our wonderful week: We traveled through the ISS with our English We spoke about anti-bullying We read more of the Jamie Drake equation and made...


13 November 2020

A Flipping Good Week

Hi we’re the star journalists And this week we’re back with Teacher takes a flip Mysterious multiplication Orbiting in outer space Boy eats 2 apples ( Our last...


6 November 2020


Hello! This is what we did this week: We are in the process of reading our new book the Jamie Drake Equation – it talks all about all...


23 October 2020

L.T Shephards scrapbook

Hi we’re the star journalists and we’re back today with: L.T scrapbook Miraculous miles Bandit bar models Delusional drawing Magic midwife And the most heavy rain!!!!! L.t scrapbook...


16 October 2020

Black History and Dentistry

Hi this week we have been very busy doing… Black History! Back in time with our freeze frames Decoding the Zimmerman telegraph Before and After in English An...


9 October 2020

Star Journalists

Hi everyone we’re the new star journalists, and this is this week’s blog: Coming up today is… Boar story finished! Super scientist Mysterious Maths Punchy propaganda Boar story...


2 October 2020

Vitruvian Children

Leonardo da Vinci inspired us to explore the relationship between arm span and height in our Science lesson this week. We measured and plotted onto graphs, and it...


24 September 2020

Breaking the stalemate

From cavalry to automatic weapons, Year 6 have been tracking the development of the gruesome tools of war. We have realised that a lot of the technical developments...


18 September 2020

WW1 Mania

Our week began with a visit to the trenches, as we braved fire and fury to get the historical information we desperately needed – what was it that...


11 September 2020

Constellations and Community

A very warm welcome back to all children, parents and carers of Polaris class. We have spent the week getting to know one another again. This involved an...


10 July 2020

Online Learning w/c 13.07.2020

Welcome to the final week of the UCPSpace Project! We hope you have enjoyed the activities of the past two weeks. Now that you’ve found a fuel source,...


3 July 2020

Online Learning w/c 06.07.2020

Welcome to week 2 of the UCPSpace Project! We hope you enjoyed the launch of our new learning projects last week. This week, the anticipation is building as...


2 July 2020

Transition and Sex Education Resources

Dear parents/carers, Please find below a link to the Parent Presentation on the transition and sex education sessions we will be running in our bubbles over the next...


26 June 2020

Online Learning w/c 29.06.2020

And we have lift-off! This week, the University of Cambridge Primary School is embarking on a three week cross-curricular project. The UCPSpace Project draws on pupils’ English and...


19 June 2020

Online Learning w/c 22.06.2020

This week you will receive a Reading for Pleasure video on Monday; on Tuesday and Thursday you will receive extra-curricular videos follow by a message from the class...


12 June 2020

Online Learning w/c 15.06.2020

This week you will receive a message from the lead online teacher for UKS2 on Monday, explaining the new home learning look from this week. On Tuesday and...


6 June 2020

Home Learning Information 8.6.20

Monday 8.6.20 Maths Find a Rule Video link: here Monday – Hot – Find a Rule Monday – Spicy – Find a Rule Monday – Hot – Answers...


30 May 2020

Home Learning Information 1.6.20

Welcome back – hopefully you had a lovely half term break. Mr Drane will be providing online learning for Year 6 for the next two weeks, before returning...


17 May 2020

Home Learning Information 18.5.20

Monday 18.5.20 English Monday 18.5.20 Maths Monday – Area and Perimeter – Hot/Spicy/Extra Spicy Monday – Area and Perimeter – Answers Extra SCSSP Cricket week challenges Tuesday 19.5.20...


9 May 2020

Home Learning Information 11.5.20

Monday 11th May To mark the day that would have been the beginning of SATs week, here are some silly SATs papers to complete: Silly-SATs—reasoning Silly-SATs—reading If you’d...


2 May 2020

Home Learning Information 4.5.20

Monday 4th May  English  Monday – News Puzzle and Comprehension  First News Full Issue May 1st Maths Quadrilaterals Monday Spicy Quadrilaterals Monday Extra Spicy Tuesday 5th May Maths...


24 April 2020

Home Learning Information 27.4.20

Thumbs up from us for all your great learning – hang in there! Monday 27th April  Maths Monday Video Angles Monday Spicy Angles Monday Extra Spicy English Continue...


18 April 2020

Home Learning Information 20.4.20

Welcome back – I hope you enjoyed the Easter break as best as you could and everyone remains safe and well. The main news is that the structure...


29 March 2020

Home Learning Information 30.3.20

Welcome to your latest week of home learning. With only three days left until the Easter holidays, I wanted to reiterate the message that I have been giving...


23 March 2020

Home Learning Information 23.3.20

Thank you for the 80+ viewings of the Home Learning videos already – hoping that they are not too onerous and are proving useful; please just do what...


20 March 2020

A New Normal

Thank you to all Year 6 parents and children, who have shown such wonderful support to the school over this past week. Dr Biddulph has written a letter...


13 March 2020

STEAM week!

On Monday, key stage 2 were introduced to STE(A)M week! Everyone was given a scrapbook to document their learning this week. We first started off by decorating our...


6 March 2020

The week of wows, winners and wonders!

This week was started by a visit from a robot expert and a few of her robot friends, some of whom were being divas and began to act...


28 February 2020

I, Snowbot!

We started the week with a glance at our new topic, humanoids. The book that we have been focusing on is I, ROBOT by Issac Asimov. In our...


14 February 2020

Brilliant book week

This week was book week and our class collaborated with year 2 robins to work on story lines for our characters. Our class decided on the boy with...


7 February 2020

A very dramatic and mathematic week in Polaris!

This week we started off with some measuring activities to challenge our brains. Dr Biddulph came in and everyone went crazy about measuring his tie which was 53cm...


1 February 2020

Tests, Tag and a Terrific Scientist

This week was a jam packed week full of assessments. Everyone did very well and many members of the Polaris class are aiming for greater depth. Although assessments...


24 January 2020

Hello from INK

Hello, we are the new class journalists, also known as INK. Our responsibility is to write the blog each week! Hope you like it. ‘What is the point...


17 January 2020

Polaris Prefects

Our student leadership team have been presented with their official proud, purple prefect uniforms and have already been carrying out their duties diligently (they may even have a...


10 January 2020

A Playful Start

Happy New Year to all Polaris parents/carers and a warm welcome back. A new year, a new decade and a new topic: the Origin of the Species. And...