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Welcome to Year 6!

Welcome to the Summer term of Year 6.

This term our topic is 'Citius, Altius, Fortius', our learning will be inspired by Ancient Greece. We will study the ancient Olympics, delve into the world of mythical creatures, discover what life was like in ancient Greece and immerse ourselves in the fantastical tales of Greek myths.  Our class novel is 'Who let the gods out' by Maz Evans.

See below for out letter to parents and curriculum poster.

We have been so fortunate to learn to sail with Horizons Children’s Sailing Charity. Each child received 5 sailing sessions. See below for pictures.

A wonderful day at Mount Edgcumbe whilst the rest of the class was on residential: scavenger hunts, capture the flag and beach art.

Year 6 attended the Junior Life Skills event at Bull Point. They learnt many skills to help them stay safe including safety on buses, trains, with electricity, at the beach, on the internet, on the roads and much more.........

Congratulations to our Tag Rugby team who came a fantastic 2nd at the Stoke Damerel Festival.

Year 6 had a very interesting morning at our parliament workshop: we considered how a country should be run,we proposed laws, debated ideas and took part in a vote.

Who said revision was boring?! We created ‘Grammar Graffiti’ today.

Year 6 powered the smoothie bike today to create delicious smoothies!




Welcome to the Spring term of Year 6. This term our topic is 'Down in the Jungle'. We will be studying the continent of South America and learning about the Amazon rainforest. We will also 'visit' Brazil to learn samba music and 'take a trip' to Peru to look at Peruvian Arpillera collage. This term we will be studying the novel  'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo which tells the tale of a boy who gets lost in the jungle with an elephant.



Today Year 6 were in the extremely privileged position of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Plymouth Railway Station.

Flag waving practice!
Meeting Luke Pollard, our MP.
Chatting with the Lord Mayor
She said that we looked smart!
Off on her way to the Dockyard.
Amelia and Beau talk to the press!
Oliver and the Royal train!

Due to snow, we celebrated World Book Day a little later than usual. Friday 23rd March was a day packed full of reading and book talk.

Whole school assembly
Whole school assembly
Book talk
Book talk
Book talk
Book talk
Book talk
Characters from ‘Letters From The Lighthouse’.
Guess who these boys are!
Oona from Running Wild reading The Twits!

An energetic morning completing our circuit challenge with athlete Robert Mitchell who high jumps for Great Britain.

Snow fun!

Year 6 visited the beach for spirituality day. We considered the awe and wonder of nature and felt very lucky to be part of this world.

We had an inspiring morning listening to Emma Carroll,author of last term's novel Letters from the Lighthouse, talk about her writing process and how she became an author. We even got to ask her some questions!

Tasting a war time recipe!
Beau and Levi asking Emma questions.
Hot chocolate at break time.
We couldn't wait to read our new, signed books!
We couldn't wait to read our new, signed books!

Well done to our netball team who reached the city netball finals. They came 5th overall after winning their group on Tuesday. Fantastic!

Well done to Levi who has become the Chair for the City Youth Council this year-here he is in action!


Autumn term 2017

This term our topic is Shh... The Walls have ears. This is a study of World War 2 and its effect on Plymouth and our local area. This topic has a historical focus, as we uncover hidden war time treasures that have been discovered in our local area. We will also have a geography link, as we study the impact of the war on the whole world. In art, we will be inspired by the artist L.S Lowry.

Please find below details of the Autumn term

Constructing our Anderson Shelters

We have had a wonderful afternoon entertaining the residents of Wesley Court and Chichester house. 2 of the residents even went to St Andrew's in the 1940s!

We stepped back in time to the 1940s and the time of the Plymouth Blitz in WW2. A fantastic time was had by all at the Children's Soapbax theatre.

Stanley- the air raid warden.
Stanley demonstrating his fire hose.
Nancy in her kitchen.
Nancy showing the rationing allowance.
Writing our Blitz performance poems.
Writing our Blitz performance poems.
Hot chocolate at break time.
Hot chocolate at break time.
Dancing on the Hoe after war was over.
Celebrating the war ending.
Year 6!

We had a very interesting afternoon on Wednesday 1st November visiting the synagogue.

Beau was the President.
Jawed was the Gabbi.
Emma was the Rabbi.
President Beau blowing the Ram's horn.
Eden as Moses.
The Ark contains the Torah.
Levi with a Yad.
Reading the Torah with a yad.

The children had a great time at the netball festival at Stoke Damerel Community College. Congratulations to the green team who came second!

Today we learnt about the Jewish festival of Passover and enjoyed tasting and learning about the symbolism of the food on a Seder plate.

The class had a fantastic time at the 14-18 digital literacy workshop. They learnt to operate a camera and microphone, how to edit content and film and how to present on camera!

Year 6 Evacuation Posters

Below you will find information and photos from last year's Year 6 class. We hope that you are all having a super start at your new secondary schools.

Welcome to the Summer Term of Year 6. This term out project is called:

All Aboard! The rise and Fall of The British Seaside.

 Click on the links below to read this term's curriculum letter and to see our curriculum poster about what we will be learning.

Dates for your diary:

June 15th Trip to Paignton

June 20th Trip to The Royal Navy Heritage Centre

June 23rd Junior Life Skills event

July 13th Outdoor Adventure Activities Day- we will not return to school until 4.45pm.


An inspirational afternoon listening to children's author Julian Clary!

Phew- a busy time at the Outdoor Adventure Activities day with St Andrew's teams being placed 1st and 2nd out of 29!

What a fantastic time we had at our athletics festival at Stoke Damerel Community College. Have a look at the pictures of us in action on the high jump!

We had a fantastic day celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We went to Plymouth Central library and used coding for a sorting hat, we also met snakes to test out our parseltongue. In the afternoon we made potions!

We had fantastic time on our trip to Paignton: we took the train, paddled in the sea, carried out surveys, played in the park and ate ice cream!

Designing and constructing salads in Healthy Week.

Year 6 had such fun on 'Kitchen Takeover Day'. We prepared and served the meals for the whole school,

We are having athletics coaching this term. Today we learnt how to throw a shot put. We need to remember toe-knee-chin and clean palm, dirty neck to help us with out technique.

And more athletics.... long jump and javelin today!

Read Below if you want to find out about what we got up to in the Spring Term.:

This term our topic is called

'The Winds of Change'.

January 2017, information for parents about this term.

Well done to Jocelyn and Ty-our certificate winners this term.

The class had great fun hunting for Easter eggs!

We are proud to celebrate the fact we come from so many different places in this class- look at our map!

Well done to Issie for throwing yourself whole heartedly into comic relief! 😀

22nd March 2017. We had a fantastic time at the STEM centre at City College. We had a day of exploring our bodies; looking at 3D technology of the heart, taking medical measurements and tinkle testing!

What a talented lot we are: well done to Evie for her bronze and silver at the National Brazilian Jujitsu Campionships and To Alan for winning out talent show for her singing.

World Book Day! Year 6 have had a fun filled day; we have read with younger children, enjoyed the next installment in our class novel and have drank yummy hot chocolate whilst reading our books. Here are a few pictures....

School Newspaper: Our newspaper group have been beavering away in any spare time they can get. They are proud to present'The St Andrew's Termly!'.

Well done Year 6, you delivered a fantastic assembly for Chinese New Year, this included: a Chinese scarf dance, a dragon dance and even singing a Chinese song-mo li hua.

Read below if you want to find out about what we got up to in the Autumn term!

We  have a trip to the synagogue in Plymouth and a trip to the Immersive Vision Theatre at Plymouth University planned. 

Below is a copy of the letter for the Immersive Vision Theatre.

This term our topic is Earth,Space and Beyond.  Details  of what we are studying can be found on the curriculum poster link below.

Year 6 told the story of Red Riding Hood from Dahl's Revolting Ryhmes as our part of the school productions.

We have made moon buggies in D.T

Year 6 have been very creative with this week's homework for anti-bullying week- 'It's important to be kind'.

Over the course of the first half term we immersed ourselves in fantastic examples of fiction writing. We studied the features of different fiction genres as well as identifying superb descriptive vocabulary used by the authors. We then used many of the best elements of the writing, along with our Space topic, to inspire our own stories entitled 'The Invasion'. Here is a selection of them.

We simulated the movements of the earth, sun and moon.

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We had a fascinating visit to the synagogue today. We learnt so much about Judaism and were even able to hold artefacts and stand in the bimah. It was an interesting experience for all of us.

In R.E we looked at Passover and its importance for Jewish people. We enjoyed tasting foods from a Seder plate.

Year 6 have created 'Through the Porthole' pictures inspired by the work of space artist David Hardy.

We had a fantastic time taking part in the 'Bioblitz' event with the Marine Biological association. The children helped to find over 150 species of bugs and sea creatures on Plymouth Hoe!

The year 6 children were fantastic in the way they helped the year 1 children with using the chrome books this week. Well done year 6 for your mature and helpful attitude!