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Year 6 Cheetahs

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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


Important Information

Homework is set on a Tuesday and is due in the following Monday, spellings are also tested on a Monday. 

PE days: Wednesday and Friday

Library day: Monday


We have has a wonderful first week back getting to know each other. We have taken on Year 6 responsibilities and are Year 6 buddies to help out the Year 3 children. We are looking forward to our trip to East Barnby this half term too.

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Open Time

Thank you to all of the adults that joined Cheetahs for open time. We spent the session writing a letter to a volunteer from during WWI who we has researched. We found out lots about the different type of volunteer and wrote about how grateful we are for their efforts during the war, as we remember them 100 years after the end of WWI. Some people even found out information about their own relatives!

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

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

Karate Taster

This week, Cheetahs had a karate workshop. It was led by Mr Saunderson from Premiere Martial Arts. He taught us all about discipline and respect when practising martial arts. We all managed to break a board with a strong, fast kick, using the heel of our foot.

East Barnby 2018

On Monday 8th October 2018, Cheetahs Class and all of Year 6 were waved off to our week- long residential to East Barnby. The trip was a huge success and the children absolutely loved it from start to finish. We took part in lots of activities, including beck scrambling, body boarding, skiing, orienteering, woodland days, mountain biking and climbing! Needless to say, we were all exhausted and even had a few coach-snoozers on the way back!

A big thank you to all of the children, who were brilliantly behaved and had can-do spirit in abundance! Another big thank you to all the staff who organised and attended the trip. 

Our Class Book

We are reading 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll as our first class story to share together. The book is about WW2 which is our theme for the term, we have already learned so much about what it was like to live during WW2 and can't wait to find out more!

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Our Letters from the Lighthouse themed reading area...

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Pupil Voice Groups


As at the start of every year, children have been voted by their peers to represent Cheetahs at our school's pupil Voice Groups. We are lucky to have such a variety of groups for children to join and that we can all work together to make our school an even better place. 

Well done and thank you to all the children in Cheetahs Class who put themselves forward for a pupil voice group. The results are as followed...

Rose Blanche


Our first English topic is the picture book 'Rose Blanche', written by Ian McEwan and illustrated by Roberto Innocenti. The book follows the story of a girl, Rose, during WW2 in Germany. So far, we have analysed the first two pages, looked at what we know, what we think we know and what we want to find out. We have also role-played the scene on the first page to help us empathise with the characters (Rose and her Mum). Here are freeze frames from the activity:

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Amelie and Megan's Performance

Autumn Term Open Hour and Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all adults who joined us for open hour. We played rounding and place value games in maths. Our adults especially enjoyed 'Times Tables Rockstars' - some even came back for more!

We have also been raising money for Macmillan with a 'Macmillan Coffee Morning', we all brought in a donation and as a special treat ate our cakes during reading hour. It is great to raise money for such a brilliant cause. 
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