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6M ~ Cheetahs

We’re the Cheetahs!

Welcome to our class


We’re fast-moving winners, independent and smart.

We believe in ourselves and go for it!


“Grab a chance and you won’t be sorry for a might-have-been.”

We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea - Arthur Ransome

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Playground Rules Competition

This week we held a whole school competition to create rules to keep children happy and safe on our playground. Well done to everyone on their entries - they were fabulous. A special congratulations to our winners, Jasmine Willerton and Jack Brierley!

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DT - Making structures 

This half term in DT we have been planning and making structures which will include a light. Here are some photos of how we are getting on so far. We are looking forward to making the finished product!

Autumn Term Special Mentions - ask these children about their exciting achievement!

Autumn Term Special Mentions - ask these children about their exciting achievement! 1

Happy New Year!

Here are some photos of us making our 2018 calendars - we hope everyone at home likes the finished product!

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"Coming Home" by Michael Morpurgo performed by 6M

Year 6 Poetry Celebration

On Thursday 21st December, Year 6 joined together to perform Christmas and winter poems they had learnt. 6M performed Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo and 6FW showed their own version of Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephania and The Twelve Days Of Christmas. Last but not least, 6G performed their group version of T'was The Night Before Christmas by. We all enjoyed this and thought it was a great opportunity to share what we had been working on. 

Watch out for video performances of our poems on the English page!

Keiran McQuire and Chloe Brett

Practising our poem 'Coming home' by Michael Morpurgo.

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PE with Mr McIntyre

In our PE lessons with Mr McIntyre, we all participated in partner dancing.   We learnt all the moves step-by-step and then put the dance together. In one dance we swapped partners, boys moving back each time. It was tricky at first but we soon got the hang of it. Everyone really enjoyed it! Here are some photos.

Keira O'Brien and Tegan Evans

I'll Be There

In music we have been learning the song: “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5. Firstly, we learnt about the song and learnt musical terms for speed and dynamics. Then, we started to learn the song and the way it is sung. Followed by adding the backing vocals. We’ve all enjoyed practising the song every Friday and we hope you’ll enjoy the final version!
Jack Brierley

Christmas Dinner 2017 - Wear a Sweater Make the World Better!

Today 6M have celebrated Christmas in style! We have worn festive outfits and eaten a delicious Christmas Dinner. We have also collected for 'Save the Children's' campaign - 'Wear a Sweater Make the World Better'. 


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'You can't blend in when you were born to stand out' August Pullman.


Our class novel for this half term is 'Wonder' by R.J Palacio.


Wonder is about a boy who has never been to school before because of the way he looks. This year however, he started 5th grade. We are following him on his journey through middle school and hearing all about the challenges he faces. We are enjoying reading the book and are excited to find out what happens next.

Raph Bowe and Madeline Ardren

We Will Rock You

On Monday 4th December, Year 6 visited Harrogate Grammar School to watch their performance of We Will Rock You. The show was in the sixth form theatre hall and the equipment and facilities were excellent. It was performed by a variety of Harrogate Grammar School’s pupils who were all very talented. Also, as it was a musical, there was an outstanding orchestra that played Queen songs superbly. It was amazing and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Hopefully, one day it will be us on that stage!


By Jasmine Willerton and Toby Wilkins

A very Merry Christmas from 6M!

We have worked hard on our Christmas display all about Christmas Cards. 

We have looked at past, present and future Christmas cards. For the past we’ve focussed on cards from the Victorian period. The Victorians had very detailed cards and they were realistic.

We have also looked at present cards - we have made these cartoon-like, as we would buy in shops today.

Finally, we think that cards in the future will involve technology and move! To do this, we used finger lights to make Christmas patterns like Christmas trees and stars. We used a slow motion app on the iPads to take the photos.

Stella Johnson and Keiran McQuire ~ Arts Committee


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Image Theatre ~ Wind in the Willows

Today, Cheetahs spent their morning watching the captivating ‘Wind In The Willows’ by Image Theatre. We learnt songs and actions to join in with the performance, which we thoroughly enjoyed.


This is what we thought of the show:

‘The actor showed us how to get into character and that we needed to be really LOUD! My part was a pony and I really enjoyed being in a fantastic production.’

McKenzie Waters.

‘Image Theatre was amazing, they were very funny and made all the children (and teachers!) laugh.’

Joe Lepine.

‘The experience of the Image Theatre was amazing .They really made you laugh and have such fun.’

Lucas Moyser.

‘The Image Theatre was incredible to watch. They really encouraged you to join in with the songs and actions.’

Georgia Homer.

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Anti-Bullying Week

This week Cheetahs have been learning about anti-bullying week, the theme being ‘All Different, All Equal’.

Odd socks day was a particular highlight of the week - demonstrating that although we are all different and unique, we are all equal.


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We have celebrated what makes us special and unique, yet we still remain the same in other ways. Look out for our ‘Unique’ jigsaw puzzle around school to find out what makes us who we are.

In our class we always try and support one another by watching out for others on the playground and working as a team.

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Children in Need 2017

Today we have been raising money for Children in Need, during the day we have completed spotty activities linked to children in need. Everyone looked fantastic in their spotty and colourful clothing! We were on the hunt for ‘round pounds’ and as a class we have raised £36!

By Charlie Whewell & Olivia Hodgetts.

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Remembrance Day

As it is Remembrance Day soon, Cheetahs have been thinking all about why we wear poppies and why they are so important to us. As part of our learning, we have recited some well-known poems, such as ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae and 'The Inquisitive Mind of a Child' by Anonymous.

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Cheetahs have made a great start to Year 6.


We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to East Barnby, we tested our comfort zones by trying new things, met new friends and gained life skills. 

Class Elections have been held and we voted for the right people to represent our class in our schools Pupil Voice Groups.

We have settled in well to Year 6 and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will bring!

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