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Year 6 Meerkats

Mrs Stockton and I have both been really impressed with how well the children have settled back into life at school - here we all are in our classroom. 

We're the Meerkats!

Welcome to our class.


We're alert and friendly, big-hearted and wise.

We help one another

and work wonders together!

Summer Term Read

Orphans of the Tide is the story of orphan Ellie Lancaster, entirely alone on the world following the death of her mother, father and younger brother, as she battles to prove the innocence of a young boy who washes up on the shores of her city in the belly of a whale.

Pirate day, aaar

Friends craft - beautifully done

Oatfest orienteering - marvellous map skills and team work was demonstrated by all.

Oatfest poetry slam - fantastic use of metaphor and similie

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School dinners poem

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Swimming lessons poem/story

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Y6 Reading Passport

Bouncy Hopper Challenge

Enterprise Fundraiser - the children had such fun during the danceathon. Conga,conga, conga!

This week we have been learning about francophone countries in Africa, for French week.  Our art has been inspired by Gauguin working in the Caribbean and our music was drumming using West African rhythms. 

French Week - art inspired by Gauguin

French week - music inspired by West African francophone countries

Enterprise Week!

Greta Thunberg: Climate Change and Persuasive Speeches


We are currently writing speeches, inspired by Greta Thunberg, raising awareness and demanding changes to keep climate change below 1.5 degrees.

NSPCC Number Day


We began the fun day by investigating numbers. There were a selection of investigations to choose from, involving mathematical concepts such as coprime numbers, consecutive numbers and the number 24. The problems were open ended and took a long time to solve: we loved the challenge! We then took the number 24, and used the idea of 24 hours to inspire us in our writing. We wrote a range of stories based around a 24-hour period, such as 'a day in the life of' and 'a mission to solve within 24 hours!' In the afternoon we explored the importance of the NSPCC and the amazing work that the organisation do for children all over the United Kingdom. 

Safe Internet 

Thank you Google.  The Meerkats throughly enjoyed working in teams to build an internet legend and refresh their safe surfing skills while on the web.  

Building a Safe Internet Legend

Easter Craft

Easter Eggs - these were so fantastic the class did so well!

Red Nose Day

Achievement Awards!

Friday 29th January 


Well done to Evelyn, for putting in 100% effort consistently throughout the remote learning period so far. You always complete your assignments to a high standard, and you ask for help when you need it. Keep up the great work! See the photograph Of Evelyn's fantastic work below. 

Achievement Awards

Our current class read is...Wonder, by R.J Palacio



We will have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoon and we will also do a 'daily mile' on Monday afternoon as well. Children should come dressed in their PE kit with long hair tied back and no jewellery/ earrings covered with plasters.

Meerkat's Class Champions 

A huge well done to all of the children in the Meerkats class who worked really hard to produce a video and put themselves forward for the role of House Captain.  The videos were amazing and there are now two House Captains and four Vice Captains from the Meerkat's Class. 

Class Champions

Meerkat's Remembrance Lesson - Is the poppy still useful?

Science - What does the fossil record teach us about evolution and inheritance?

The Respiratory System



Harvest lesson 
The Meerkats had their harvest lesson today.  Children learned about how much food the average person gets in each continent around the world.  To help, children said they could grow some food, eat their leftovers or donate to the food bank to make food more sustainable. Well done Meerkats. 

Mental Health Awareness Day

   The Meerkats spent some time today thinking about the difference between just feeling down or grumpy and having a mental health difficulty.  Children came up with super examples of how to stay calm and feel relaxed.  We practiced positive self- talk.  How to find the good side of each situation. 


Mental Health Awareness Work

Our current class read is...The Explorer, by K. Rundell

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