Author Archive | Julia Rushford


World War II Day

Today, Year 6 have been immersed in a range of activities to do with World War II.  Over the course of the day, the children learned about the code breakers of Bletchley Park; built their own model Spitfires while learning about the aircraft of WWII; created some fabulous chocolate pinwheel biscuits made from a ration […]

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Caythorpe Day 3

Well, the final day is over.  The children have had a fantastic time and seeing them experiencing all the activities and overcoming their fears has been an absolute privilege .  They have been a credit to their families and Holland Park. The children were woken at 6.30am so they could finish their packing and strip […]

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Caythorpe Day 2

After a great night’s sleep (it must have been all the fresh air on Wednesday), the children woke at 7.00am ready for the day ahead.  They started the day with a full, cooked breakfast and as much toast as they could manage – quite a lot, apparently! By 9.15, we all split into our groups […]

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Caythorpe Day 1

We began our day, excited about the experiences which lay ahead.  After a 3 hour journey, we finally arrived at Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire and were greeted by our group leader, Charlotte.  After eating our packed lunches we were given a tour of the Caythorpe site and had a glimpse of the activities which awaited […]

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Battle of the Bands – Summer Challenge

Over the course of the holidays, if you are staying out of the sun and looking for some mathematical entertainment, remember that new Battles of the Bands have been set up for next year’s classes.  These battles went live on Saturday morning and will last for the entire Summer – I can already see that […]

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Water Fight Fun!

On Friday 18th May, Yr 6 took part in their end of SATs week water fight.  The children were all provided with water blasters and water bombs by the PTA (as were the staff).  We would like to say a huge thank you to the PTA for supporting our Year 6s in this way.  The […]

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And we’re done!!!

Year 6 have now completed their KS2 SATs tests and are enjoying some well-deserved ‘down time’ on the field. They have all worked so hard this week and we can’t begin to explain how proud we are of their determination to do well and their unending cheerfulness in the face of some tricky tests.  Well […]

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Breakfast Bonanza!

Year 6 arrived early this morning ready for their pre-SATs breakfast.  They all enjoyed cereal, toast and juice whilst chatting with their friends.  This was followed by some fun time on the field before the start of the normal school day.  We were all so proud of the way they performed yesterday during their Grammar, […]

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Easter School ’18

Children from Year 6 have just completed 2 days of Easter School as part of their preparation for the KS2 SATs tests which will take place in May. Over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday they all took part in sessions covering grammar, reading comprehension, arithmetic and reasoning.  The sessions were led by Mrs Blyth, […]

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Yr 6 Weekly News

In Maths this week we have been revising our understanding of area and perimeter.  As well as calculating the area of rectilinear shapes we have also been calculating the area of triangles and parallelograms, making sure that we know the formulas for these calculations.  Towards the end of the week we have moved on to […]

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