Year Six

Welcome to Year Six

Our team are:

Miss Manning, Mrs Childs and Mrs Nichol.

Our topic this term is 'World War Two'.

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Please click below to see our curriculum overview

Useful dates for the diary:

7th July - Wonderful Writing Morning

Leaver's Disco 6.30pm-8.30pm

10th and 11th July - Stowmarket High School and Stowupland High School Transition Days

13th and 14th July - Wizard of Oz performance at Stowmarket High School 

17th July - PSHE workshop, with parents.

18th and 19th July - Thurston Transition Days

20th July - BBQ lunch and talent afternoon (children only)

21st July - 9am Leaver's Assembly




Wizard of Oz

With our performance just around the corner, we are very busy rehearsing and preparing props. Children are now performing without scripts and our singing is getting better day by day. Our soloists are practising hard and have wowed us already with their confidence.

We will be at the high school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week - please make sure your child has a packed lunch each day.

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Our sports workshops were a great success and we really enjoyed working with the younger children and developing their skills in our chosen sport. Some of us were able to bring in our own sports equipment, such as pop-up cricket goals, football posts and karate pads. We taught the children about confidence, respect, teamwork, fair play and self-belief.



For the Sports Workshops we worked as a team, supporting other children. We really enjoyed the responsibility - "I thoroughly enjoyed it", "I found it very exciting", "It was fun because I liked teaching", "I learnt a lot about the rules of cricket by teaching it", "I enjoyed encouraging children to be the best they could be."

Scroll down to see our team photos.





Football Freestyle Challenge

We have risen to the 'football freestyle challenge'. We enjoyed having a go at balancing the ball between our chin and knee and hopping. Some of us found it easier than others! Our champion was Lauren with a whopping 45 seconds - wow!

Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA)

On Tuesday of Active Week, we had lots of fun trying out our OAA skills in the sun. There was a lot of team-work involved and we needed to communicate with each other to complete 20 different tasks. They included finding different objects, such as a 20cm twig, a sycamore leaf, a daisy with pink on the petals.....some were easier to find than others. We also had to see how many catches we could make in our team in a minute, how many words we could make from 'Abbot's Hall Primary' ....... the list was quite full. It was quite a challenge, and tested lots of different skills.

Have a look at how we got on.


Mrs Childs' class enjoyed learning the 'Lindy Hop' dance as part of our topic learning. This was a dance from World War Two, brought over to the UK by the American serviceman stationed here. We learnt about why dance parties were important to boost morale during this time and we had great fun practising the different steps. It involved good co-ordination and posture, as well as working together with our partner. We are looking forward to developing our moves more next week.

Sports Day was a huge success, all children showed great determination and perseverance and were definitely being the best they could be! It was lovely to see everyone having fun and children cheering for each other. Thank you to Miss Simonds and Mrs Jewers for being the pace setters for our long-distance race.

The sprint winners were: Louis, Ben, Eleanor and Lauren.

The long-distance winners were: Freddie, Ben, Eleanor and Lauren.

The winning relay teams were: Millie, Daniel, Milly and Joe Y, Anna, Harry H, Eleanor and Leon.


On Friday of Active Week we visited The Mix for Crucial Crew. Here we were taught how to keep safe in many different situations such as: fire safety, online safety, first aid, around dogs when out and about. We also learnt about the dangers of cigarettes and how much sugar is actually contained within many drinks. It was a very interesting afternoon.


On Thursday of Active Week, we visited Stowmarket High School for a handball taster session with the Year 10 Handball team. We learnt some key skills of the game and we enjoyed working with the boys who were teaching us. They showed us how important teamwork is and helped us to be the best we could be. We all thoroughly enjoyed learning this new game and many of us came away wanting more. There was lots of talk, on the way back to school, about how we could join handball teams when we start at high school. Thank you to the Year 10 team - your positive attitude and excellent support was inspirational!

Year 6 Home Learning 

Each week we set 3 pieces of home learning on a Friday. This is usually due back the following Friday. Don't forget Homework Club is available each Wednesday lunchtime (12.30pm in  Mrs Childs' classroom).


House Points

Have you earned a House Point this week? 

Don't forget you can earn them for gaining a Mathletics Certificate and taking it to your house assembly.