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Years 5 and 6

Welcome back to the new year.

This school year we have three classes in the Upper Juniors: Mrs Kilgore with Owls, Miss Harding with Merlins and Mrs Kolbucaj with Kestrels. We will be supported by Mrs Elliott (Year 5), Mrs Simmonds and Mrs McCarthy (Year 6).


We are looking forward to another fantastic year with lots to look forward to. Please follow our learning journey by scrolling down the page as we share our topics with you. 


You can also access the individual class pages by clicking on the class page links at the top of the page



Our first topic this year is:

Planet of the Apes

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Click on the link below to find out more about our Year 6 residential.

We made DNA using strawberry cables and midget gems. Take a look!

Did you know we share 51% of our DNA with a banana and 99.9% with each other?

Our new topic this half-term is Invaders.

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This half-term we are reading 'The Midnight Fox' by Betsy Byars.

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Young Enterprise Day in Year 6. 

We were delighted to be joined in school today by Samantha, Gail and Ricci from SAMEE (support and Mentoring Enabling Entrepreneurship) as well as Lea from Soverign Housing, who kindly sponsored this opportunity.

The children worked in mixed class teams of 6 and 7 and experienced a 'Hotel Skills Day'. 

The groups had to work as efficient teams and consider the following:

Skills Day: 
· Design a Start-Up Hotel Business – creating the theme, the name and the hotel layout
· Who is Your Customer – the skills required to communicate to different groups of people
· Your Unique Selling Points – why should we come to you, how will you communicate our strengths?
· How to Work Out Your Pricing – menu pricing, costing the set up of your restaurant, adding value
· Advertising and Marketing – creation of company mascot, non-alcoholic cocktail, brochure and more
· Terms and Conditions - including insurance
· Pitching Your Business – create that presentation to gain my business


The children were provided with the opportunity to create and taste their hotel's unique non-alcoholic cocktail as well as  decide, which of their teachers - Mrs Harding or Mrs Kolbucaj would make the best hotel manager through probing interview questions. 


Mrs Harding playing the perfect interview candidate and Mrs Kolbucaj playing the useless candidate. Worryingly, the children chose Mrs Kolbucaj as their perfect manager smiley


We all had a fantastic day, thank you Sam, Gail and Ricci for the hard work and effort you put in. Thank you also to Lea for sponsoring the day.


As part of our topic, we created brooches. 

Here are a few of the brooches we designed and decorated. 

Welcome back.

Happy New Year.


Our first topic this year is:

Rule Britannia

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Our Guided Reading texts currently are:

Our Guided Reading texts currently are: 1
Our Guided Reading texts currently are: 2

On Tuesday 15th January, we were visited by Treehouse Theatre.

We performed 'Vikings versus Saxons.

Thank you Ben for an amazing day. 

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Tuesday 30th January 2019


Today, Year 5 and 6 welcomed Explore Learning to the school. The children completed a problem-solving maths challenge called 'Dicey Dilemmas'. They competed to be their class 'fearless maths warrior'. Thank you Chloe and Ketrina for the brilliant fun sessions. 

Natural Disasters

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This half-term our topic is 'Natural Disasters'.

We have started our topic by learning about the fantastic work carried out by Shelterbox based in Cornwall.

We have started our topic by learning about the fantastic work carried out by Shelterbox based in Cornwall. 1

Ancient Greeks 

Yes Minister

In our final half-term, we are beginning our exciting topic where we learn all about democracy and how our government is set up. We will be visiting the Houses of Parliament in June to experience what it is like to be an MP. 

On Wednesday 19th June, Years 5 and 6 travelled by train from Christchurch to Bournemouth and then on to Poole to take part in the BSO Space and Exploration concert. It was a magical experience and we had an amazing day. 

BSO Concert - Space and Exploration 2019 Poole Lighthouse

Wessex Water Workshops - STEM WEEK - Thursday 20th June 2019

Final trip letter

Wimbledon Workshop with Christchurch Tennis Club

Thank you to Rachel, Harry and the coaches from Christchurch Tennis Facility for coming and providing us with a Wimbledon workshop. It was a fantastic afternoon and quite amazing to see so many children involved and enjoying themselves.
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