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Year 6

Welcome to Redwood and Juniper!

Thanks for visiting the Year 6 webpage. Here you can enjoy exploring some of  our learning and discover what we are doing in the Autumn term.

Things to look forward to this half term :)

Monday 5th November - Imperial War Museum

Monday 12th November - WW1 Workshop in school

Monday 3rd December - HMS Belfast

Friday 7th December - Winter Fair

Thursday 13th December - Year 5 and 6 Christmas Parental Engagement


International Day of Languages

The whole school enjoyed a day of cultural and language activities, celebrating some of the countries represented at Malmesbury. We all went into our Children’s Council groups for the day and learned some common phrases in the language we were studying. These were taught by two experts, children who speak the language at home and could make sure we got our pronunciation correct. We listened to a traditional story, created a piece of artwork from that culture and learned a traditional dance, which we then performed in front of the rest of the school. It was lovely to see the different types of dance and art from all over the world; we had countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America represented. Thank you so much to the parents who helped with authentic activities and to our language experts.


Home Learning

Home Learning can be found on the Home Learning page. Go to 'Children' and then click on 'Home Learning'. Scroll down to see the current Year 6 sheet.

In Autumn Term our topic is "Peace, Power and Propaganda". We will be learning about World War One and World War Two. Any memories/artefacts that you may have at home that are connected to the war would be much appreciated. The books we will be studying this half term are:

  • Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan
  • War Boy by Michael Foreman
  • Night Mail Poem by W H Auden

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Fairthorne Manor

Year 6 are very fortunate that they have the opportunity to attend a 5 day residential in June. The children always have a fantastic time sleeping in tents and spending quality time with their friends before they leave to go to high school. A letter has already gone out about this trip and the deposit is due in very soon. If you would love anymore information or need another letter then please ask at the office. Here is the link to the Fairthorne Manor website so that you can have a look for yourselves.