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Macbeth - RSC Live Schools Broadcast




Y6's Special World Book Day Treat

For World Book Day this year, Y6 have been studying 'Macbeth', they learnt all about the characters and story line, learnt and performed the play in just 20 minutes, before watching a live stream of the performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The children really enjoyed the performance and we even had one of our tweets shown on the big screen. 

In science, we have been learning about life cycles. Flamingo’s class took cuttings and planted seeds

Flamingo's enjoyed an active play workshop

NSPCC Number Day 2020

This year, the Flamingos raised an impressive £14.15 by collecting silver coins for the NSPCC. Ciara and Mrs Nicholson carefully arranged all the money to form the figure in coins as you can see.We then took the number 3.38 as our starting point for investigation and created posters to show off all the facts and word problems we could generate from it. We are currently working on some stories which are exactly 338 words long or feature the number 3.38 in some way. Watch this space...

NSPCC Number Day 2020


In DT the children have been learning about mechanisms. They have made their own pulleys for a 'Christmas Window' display, they have worked hard on ensuring their mechanisms are accurate and work well. They have decorated them beautifully to form a big Christmas window. 

Christmas Disco

Many children from Year 5 and 6 attended the Christmas Disco. DJ Ollie played lots of well-known music, which the children all sung and danced around to. Children played party games like, The Tickle Conga, Girls vs. Boys Can-Can and Musical Dab – prizes were available for the winner of each game. The children also enjoyed a well-deserved break, everyone was exhausted after all the fun! Thank you to DJ Ollie, our teachers and parent helpers for coming along.

Christmas Dinner

What a lovely lunchtime we all spent together. There was lots of festive cheer and everyone had a super time. This year, we opted for eco-crackers they were great fun but without the plastic!

Christmas Bauble Workshops

On Monday 2nd December the whole school took part in Christmas Bauble making workshops. It was really exciting to paint our own baubles to hang on our Christmas trees at home. Take a look at some of our designs!

Image Theatre - Robin Hood

We recently enjoyed another exciting visit from Image Theatre with their musical performance of ‘Robin Hood’. Everyone got involved in the fantastic songs, and some even got to try out their acting skills! Highlights included an amusing archery competition, the songs with their actions and plenty of jokes!

Children in Need November 2019 - Wear Your PJs to School!

Firework safety

The Flamingos have been sharing their Power Points about being safe with fireworks.  
We recently had an amazing time at East Barnby on our Y6 residential visit. All sorts of adventurous activities were enjoyed including mountian biking, oreinteering, canoeing and body-boarding. We also experienced the beautiful scenery of the North York Moors when we went beck-scrambling, exploring the woodland at Falling Foss and we even climbed to the top of Roseberry Topping. It was a fantastic week and we all rose to the challenges, got to know each other even better and learnt lots about ourselves. Our families were delighted to have us back on the Friday but weren't so happy to see the muddy washing pile!

We had a really enjoyable Open Hour on Friday when some of our parents joined our maths lesson. It was also the UCI World Championships in Harrogate and so we applied our addition and subtraction skills to plan a family trip to the event. We thought about budgeting, paying for accommodation, souvenirs and parking and planned out our weekend using the events timetable. Lots of us got rather carried away with staying in posh hotels and buying everything available in the fan park! 

Later that morning we enjoyed tasty treats from the Macmillan Coffee morning and helped raise money for this worthy cause.

Poetry Week

Important Information

Homework is set on a Monday and is due in the following Monday. Children are expected to record their reading books in their homework diary and for this to be acknowledged weekly with a signature. We also ask children  to practise their times tables and related number facts regularly. 

PE days: Monday and Friday (Children wear their PE kits for the full school day)

Library day: Tuesday


Welcome to Year 6

Flamingos have made a positive start to the new academic year. We have had fun getting to know each other as well as becoming familiar with our new rules and routines. With being the eldest children in the school comes lots of responsibility, we are looking forward to our Vice and House Captain speech house assemblies as well as our Pupil Voice Group elections.


Our Class Novel

We have started our new class novel in our English groups. We have chosen The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. The novel is about a group of children who become lost in the Amazon Jungle, we are intrigued to find out if they survive on their travels!


Pupil Voice Groups


As we do every year, children in Flamingos Class have worked hard preparing speeches for the class about why they should be elected for a role. We have carefully selected the following children to represent our class in the pupil voice groups:

Our topics this term:

  • Science: Forces
  • Geography: Mapping (Local study)
  • RE: Being a Christian
  • PE: Invasion games Tennis and Real PE 
  • Computing: Designing webpages
  • Music: mini musical performances
  • Art: Architecture
  • French: Les Portraits and Les Cadeaux


We always welcome visitors into school so if you have any extpertise in the areas we are looking at and are willing to sahare these with the class please do not hesitate to contact you child's class teacher.

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