Year Group Blog

Brilliant book week

This week was book week and our class collaborated with year 2 robins to work on story lines for our characters. Our class decided on the boy with green clothes in a wheelchair. Our inspiration for this person was a …

A very dramatic and mathematic week in Polaris!

This week we started off with some measuring activities to challenge our brains. Dr Biddulph came in and everyone went crazy about measuring his tie which was 53cm long!

We had decimal challenges and lots of murder mystery’s to work …

Tests, Tag and a Terrific Scientist

This week was a jam packed week full of assessments. Everyone did very well and many members of the Polaris class are aiming for greater depth. Although assessments are not very fun, at least Mr Drane gave us all extra …

Hello from INK

Hello, we are the new class journalists, also known as INK. Our responsibility is to write the blog each week! Hope you like it.

‘What is the point of life if death always comes?’ Was the juicy question this week …

Polaris Prefects

Our student leadership team have been presented with their official proud, purple prefect uniforms and have already been carrying out their duties diligently (they may even have a chance to take over writing this blog from their busy teacher soon…).…

A Playful Start

Happy New Year to all Polaris parents/carers and a warm welcome back.

A new year, a new decade and a new topic: the Origin of the Species.

And a new learning street to explore..!

The creativity continued in our Mandarin …

Christmas Bonus

An avid reader has requested up-to-date pictures of the class mascot and this blog writer is a very proud sharer, so please find below. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of all the parents and carers of …

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Apologies for no blog last week – we were suffering from technical difficulties. This will be the last blog of the year, so we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all Year 6 children and families a very Merry …

Year Six Scientists stop by Sartorius Stedim

Our Science project in collaboration with Biotech firm Sartorius Stedim culminated in a fantastic trip to their facilities this week. The children worked in collaboration, tackling hands-on challenges with great thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. Mrs Bullen-Smith has been telling everyone how …

Microbiology and Multiplication

Our scientific curiosity has been piqued this week as we designed our own investigations and measured carbon dioxide being released by yeast when it was fed in different ways. This was all in preparation for next week’s Science trip, organised …

Trees of Change

As part of our collaboration with the Cambridge Zero project, we spent a whole day creating artwork for a huge installation that will be created by the efforts of everyone across the school. Our theme is Trees: the insects within …

‘The rest is silence’

If we have learnt one thing this Shakespeare week, it is that lots of people die inĀ Hamlet. It has been hard work keeping up with the who’s who of murderers and spies, but we have managed it through …

Mountains, Mandarin and Martha

Year 6 started their new topic ‘Force Majeure’ and we began by exploring the forces at play beneath our feet everyday, the tectonic plates. After visiting Snowdonia national park, what better way to approach this than a study of mountains. …

New Polaris Mascot

Putting on a brave face

Why can’t things just be simple? I suppose I will have to put on a brave face for my little one. Best she remembers a smile, rather than the unbearable pain that lurks beneath.

Following some wonderful Musical and Dramatic …

Bombers and Fighters

Both Polaris and Fuji classes were lucky enough to experience their first trip of the year as they visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on Wednesday.

We explored each hangar and took part in a documentary challenge to find …

Dramatic Evacuations

Confusion. Devastation. Moments of excitement, even.

What sort of emotional ups-and-downs did evacuees experience during World War 2? This is just one of the questions that we have explored through dramatic role play this week. In fact, we have been …

Polaris Illuminates

It’s been a sparkling start to the new school year as Year 6 children began their learning. We’ve started to look at our topic ‘To Victory?’ which will centre around World War 2. Children have been using the Learning Street …