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Year 6 Flamingos

We’re balanced and bright, friendly and fun. 
We support one another and make a great team.

“Alone we can do so little

Together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller

Important information:

  • Our P.E days are on Wednesday and Friday; remember to wear your PE kit on these days. 
  • Homework is set on a Monday and is due on the Friday the following week.
  • Ongoing homework: daily reading, times tables, spellings.

This half term’s special mentions go to Delphi and Ellie - very well done!

Egg-cellent Decorated Eggs!

Happy Red Nose Day!

World Book Day 3rd March 2022!

In Year 6 we had a fantastic World Book Day! Some of us dressed up as our favourite book characters. In the morning, we designed book tokens and watched some of our favourite authors, such as Katherine Rundell, in masterclasses! We enjoyed a book discussion with the Year 4 students, sharing our favourite novels with each other. We also made our own reading rivers, to reflect on what we read each day. From books to food menus, we found that reading opportunities are endless!

This half term’s Special Mentions awards - very well deserved Charis and Toby!

As part of our work for Mental Health Awareness week, we’ve been looking at how we learn new skills and reflecting on our many talents. We’ve also been talking about the Winter Olympics in Beijing and relating how the athletes there go through the same processes as we make mistakes, persevere, ask for help and eventually become successful in our chosen skills. We drew out comic strips showing the processes we’ve been through and where it could eventually lead. 

Learning the Jive!

Our new class novel...

All of the Flamingos chose a good book and presented it to the rest of the class, we then held a secret vote and chose the book we would like to have as our new class novel. 'When The Sky Falls' by Phil Earle was the successful book. Here's what we know so far from the blurb....


1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, Adonis.

As the weeks pass, bonds deepen and secrets are revealed, but if the bombers set Adonis free, will either of them be able to end the life of the one thing they truly love?

NSPCC Number Day

Everyone arrived at school looking very 'mathematical' this morning to celebrate Number Day! We spent some time in class investigating number patterns...some were very challenging, even for the grown ups! We talked about future careers where we may use maths and enjoyed watching the NSPCC Speak Out Safe Safe assembly.

Investigating shadows

As part of our topic on Light, we investigated shadow puppets and how we could make them bigger and smaller. We also improvised some shows in our groups and had lots of fun.

Currently Reading...

'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. ... As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice.

Special Mentions - December 21

Christmas Secret Santa Shop

We all enjoyed a bit of retail therapy in school today (Tuesday 14th December) when we visited the Christmas Secret Santa Shop. Hopefully the lovely gifts that were bought are now ready under the tree to open on Christmas Day!

Christmas Party!

A lot of fun was had on Monday 13th December during our Christmas party afternoon...dancing, eating, pass the parcelling, quizzing! If only we could spend every Monday this way! We had so much fun, we forgot to take photos of ourselves. 

Fancy Dress Friday for Children In Need

Everyone in Flamingos looked very colourful today and really made an extra special effort to dress up and raise money for Children In Need...well done Flamingos! To mark the end of Anti-Bullying Week, we all enjoyed painting our 'Gratitude Pebbles' where we reflected on what we are thankful for in our lives.

Odd Socks! 


Lots of odd socks in the Flamingos class this morning...what a great start to our Anti-Bullying week in school.

Year 6 residential to Castle Head!

From the 18th to the 22nd October, Year 6 travelled to Cumbria to enjoy a weeklong residential trip at Castle Head. Both the children and adults all had an amazing week, full of challenges and a range of indoor and outdoor activities. From canoeing to hiking, examining curious creatures to climbing high ropes, night orienteering to raft building, the activities taught the children the importance of teamwork, resilience, enthusiasm and increased their appreciation of our natural world. Thank you to the team at Castle Head for providing such an exhilarating and fun outdoor classroom!

We’ve been following events at COP26 this week and have been inspired to make our own climate March posters by the young protesters in Glasgow.

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  • Beechwood Grove, Harrogate,
  • North Yorkshire, HG2 8QP
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