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Thank you for your continued support and communications. 

At this time, the best way to communicate with the school is through the school office.  Please either phone 01934 852446 or email office@churchill-pri.n-somerset.sch.uk


If you have any questions about coronavirus, you might find this guide helpful.

Week 2 updates!



If you haven't been in touch yet to show us what you have been up to, we would really love to hear from you (email into the school office) so that we can celebrate your successes! Here are a few examples of photos sent in so far - we would love to see more!

The Class 6 team have been so excited to start receiving emails containing some of the fabulous work that you have been doing.  We are so proud of all the children who are continuing to focus and challenge themselves to be the very best that they can be.


We have attached some of the diaries that the children in Class 6 have been writing as if they were the character Mary Lennox. We are particularly impressed with the way they have managed to adopt the 'voice' of Mary throughout their writing.  Well done you!

This work follows the fantastic production of The Secret Garden that we watched at the beginning of this term when Class 6 also had the privilege of attending an extra workshop with the theatre company, learning about how they achieve many of the technical aspects of the production.  Here are some photographs of what we got up to!


If you haven't spotted as yet Y6 - scroll down to see the 'hoodies' photographs smiley

Week 2

The class 6 team have been working hard to produce some home learning activities this week to help you move forward with your learning.  We hope that your first week has been productive and successful and we are looking forward to celebrating some of your successes.

We would love to see any photographs of achievements that you are particularly proud of - maybe you have done some baking; cooked a meal or completed some fabulous craft work that we could all celebrate?  If so send photos to the school office and if you are happy for us to, we will post them on our class page smiley


Joe Wicks' daily PE classes 9am

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Week 1

A child friendly video to help explain coronavirus (COVID-19) to your children

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Just before school had to close - in the nick of time - there was huge excitement when a parcel full of hoodies arrived in school.  Much to our great pleasure, Y6 got to wear their hoodies for one and a half days in school!

Let's hope that we get another chance to be in school together before the end of the academic year.

National Grid STEM Workshop on Electricity

We were lucky enough to take part in a STEM workshop, delivered by the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project, all about Electricity (which is our Science topic this term).  The workshop was very informative but also hands on, which meant that the whole class got to make their own wire and buzzer, hand wand game to keep!  The class had a fantastic afternoon and learnt lots about how electricity is produced, as well as which materials were good conductors and which were insulators.  Thank you to the National Grid for providing the workshop and materials, and to Claire who led the workshop so brilliantly.  We look forward to using what we have learnt in our remaining Science lessons about electricity.


It was great to see the children make the effort to dress up for World Book Day today and have the opportunity to recommend favourite books and even get the chance to swap recommended reads.  Staff were also given the chance to share some of their favourite books with the children in our special World Book Day Service where we celebrated the enormous array of different book characters represented by the children.
Class 6 had a fantastic trip to Life Skills today. They had the opportunity to experience taking part in realistic scenarios, where they experienced difficult or dangerous situations in a safe environment and learnt how to deal with them.  Each child had the opportunity to practise making a 999 call and experienced what this might be like. Many of them found some of the scenarios challenging but all of them agreed that they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt lots.
On Friday 24th January we were very fortunate to have a team of colleagues from Tarmac visit us as part of their road safety and awareness programme.  As many of you will have seen, we were joined by an enormous lorry which formed the centre piece for the day of workshops and talks to pupils across the school.  The children all listened carefully to the drivers and team members as they talked about how to take care around these huge vehicles. One of our Year 6 pupils wrote, “We learnt a lot about what lorry drivers can and cannot see and how we can stay safe when we are around lorries.  We all got to look inside the cab and sit in the seats, it was so much fun.  Many thanks to Tarmac.” 
After a very busy term where we challenged ourselves to be the best that we could be, we ended our term with Christmas crafts and our Christmas party.
We have begun this term with an exciting visit from Rattlebox Theatre.  We spent a super afternoon listening to Viking myths and legends (in preparation for writing our own myths and legends later in the term) and learning about the  armour and weapons used by Viking warriors.  This culminated in great excitement when the children got to launch their own attack and defend themselves from missiles being thrown at them! What a fantastic way to start our term - thank you Dave!
As part of our learning about the Anglo-Saxons we have been studying extracts of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf.  The children have worked hard to produce news reports from the village of Heorot following the first attack, by the 'murderous, marauding' beast Grendel, on the mead hall.  After lots of hard work, the children produced some really super reports.  Well done Class 6!
Here are just two examples!

The children have enjoyed finding out about the Invaders and Settlers; this term we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons.  As a class we were surprised to see the changes in Britain in AD10 and AD60 and fascinated at how Britain changed after the Romans left. 

We learnt about Anglo-Saxon warriors and the children thoroughly enjoyed constructing an 'invasion' dance with Vicki Rees from Churchill Academy.  Thank you Vicki!


Meet the team...

Our Year 6 team this year includes two teachers - Ms Ford (Mondays and Tuesdays) and Mrs Bryant (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).  They are supported by Mrs McDermott, Ms Lambourne and Mrs Beadle.  On a Monday afternoon the children also have PE support from Future Stars.


What a busy start to the year!

Year 6 are well and truly up and running already this year, having had a busy start with Ambassador and House Captain interviews taking place and new roles being assigned.  Congratulations to all those successful candidates and well done to everyone who took the time to apply in writing for those positions, which made the decision-making very tricky indeed.


We have been busy learning all about our topic: Anglo-Saxons, studying myths and legends, experiencing dance workshops and writing newspaper articles about the invasions that took place during this period in our history. 


Obviously we have also been working hard across all our subjects, including revising our previous learning and learning new methods in Maths, studying the Kingdoms of Life in Science and looking at a composition called 'Earth' in music.  We've been studying the importance of e-safety in Computing, revising our word types in SPaG and learning how to answer questions in French.


We began the term by completing a mini-project as part of our whole school topic 'Not on Our Watch'.  The class really enjoyed studying a related subject of their own choice, linked to this topic - from the importance of bees to plastic pollution, palm oil farming to poaching.  Each partnership shared their learning with the class, explaining why they felt this was important issue to research and raise importance of.


In Guided Reading we have been enjoying some new texts, exploring them and enjoying discussing them in groups.  We are working really hard as a class to make sure we all read as often as possible and share with each other when we find a book that we've really enjoyed. 


Coming up...

We look forward to Rattlebox Theatre visiting us in Term 2 to help us further our learning about the Vikings, helping us bring History to life.  The term promises to be another busy one, with Christmas carol concert preparations alongside all the learning we will be doing.


If you have any questions, concerns or if you can help in any way to enrich our curriculum, please speak to one of the Y6 team.


We will endeavour to post a copy of all letters sent home, on the letters section of this website, which you will find under News and Events.


Thank you for your support.

Year 6 Autumn Term Topic Webs and letters

Spelling Word List Year 5 and 6 - these are the statutory spellings for Years 5 and 6 from the National Curriculum



Please can we remind you to make sure your child has their P.E. kit at school every week so that they are able to fully enjoy their P.E. sessions, whether inside or out.

Their kit must be separate items to be changed into rather than their normal school uniform. Please note that school shoes are not allowed to be worn for P.E. 


Normal P.E. days are Mondays and Thursdays, but we do advise children to bring P.E kit in on a Monday and take home on Friday to be washed as sometimes the days may change or an extra session may be arranged.


Our P.E dress code is as follows for all children:

    Shorts (tracksuit bottoms for winter are acceptable)

    A plain t- shirt (white or blue)

    Trainers for outside/daps for inside


For safety, all long hair must be tied back and jewellery should not be worn, including earrings - staff will request that all jewellery is removed at the start of the session (if earrings cannot be removed for any reason they should be covered with micropore tape for safety).




Diary Dates

End of Term 1: Friday 25th October 2019

Start of Term 2: TUESDAY 5th November 2019

Parents' evenings: week beginning 11th November 2019 (exact dates t.b.c.)

Next House Day: Wednesday 13th November 2019

KS2 Carol Concerts at St John's Church, Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December 2019

End of Term 2: Friday 19th December 2019


Advance 2020 dates:

Start of term 3: Monday 6th January

T@3 and Year 6 class assembly: Friday 31st January

Visit to Lifeskills Centre Bristol: Friday 7th February

Open Class: Thursday 13th February 8.45 - 9.30am

End of term 3: THURSDAY 13th February 

Start of term 4: Monday 24th February

Parents' evenings: week beginning 2nd March (exact dates t.b.c.)

End of term 4: Friday 2nd April

Start of term 5: Monday 20th April

World Book Day Tuesday 5th May

Bank Holiday: FRIDAY 8th May

Year 6 SATs week: 11th May - 14th May

End of term 5: Friday 22nd May

Start of term 6: Monday 1st June

Year 6 leavers' service: Friday 17th July

End of term 6: Friday 17th July