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Welcome to Golden Eagles!

We are Mr Phillips and Mrs Cousins, the Year 6 class teachers. Over the year we work hard to prepare for the new challenges of secondary school. As well as covering all of the core subjects' curriculum, this year we will be learning about a range of topics, including Mountains and Explorers, Romans and The Mayan Civilisation.

Summer Term 2


The final term of the year is always a busy one and this year is no exception. Eagles will be performing their end of year musical, Porridge, so lines must be practised and songs must be learnt. As well as this, Year 6 will be playing a key role in Kilmersdon's Sports Day and will be attending Wells Cathedral for their Leavers' Service and workshops. Also, Osmington Bay is on the horizon and will, I'm sure, be a fantastic long weekend for all going, both children and adults alike. Finally, Eagles will be planning, writing and rehearsing for their Leavers' Assembly. All in all this looks like being a very busy but fun term for all of us!

Osmington Bay Approaches!

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A sneak peak at some of the music from our Year 6 performance, "Porridge".

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Learning Objectives WB 4th June 2018

Literacy: To understand the key features of persuasive writing

Grammar: To use well-chosen connectives to link ideas and to understand different persuasive devices

Maths: To investigate the different nets that can form a cube

Illuminated Letters Artwork

The Subjunctive Form Poetry

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WB 21st May 2018 - Learning Objectives

Literacy - Writing non-chronological reports about animals

Grammar - Using generalisers for report writing

Science - Continuing to develop our understanding of electricity including serial and parallel circuits


A huge 'well done' to all of our Year 6 children for their super attitude towards their SATs tests last week! Hopefully, the croissants helped!

LO WB 16th April

Literacy: Writing a narrative with a focus on description of characters and settings

Grammar: Revision of the active and passive voice

Maths: Understanding simple algebra and reading statistics presented in different ways

Learning Objectives w/b 12th March 2018


Literacy: Understanding the key features of a newspaper report and creating an independent article

Grammar: Using direct and reported speech and understanding the active and passive voice

Maths: Comparing fractions, decimals and percentages and converting different units of measurement

Apologies for the lack of Learning Objectives in recent weeks. A quick summary of what we have looked at:

Literacy: Narrative writing with a focus on detail and consolidation of recent focuses such as fronted adverbials, sensible paragraphing, range and variety of sentence structures and direct speech.

Grammar: Revision of prepositions, modal verbs and types of pronoun.

Maths: Understanding fractions of amounts, working out the whole when a fraction is known, percentage, decimals and fraction equivalents and percentages of amounts.

Learning Objectives WB 22nd January 2018


Literacy - Creating mystery and suspense within a narrative

Grammar - Punctuating and setting out direct speech correctly

Maths - Adding and subtracting fractions including word problems

WB 11th December 2017 Learning Objectives

Literacy - Writing an explanation of how the eye works

Grammar - Understanding the active and passive voice 

Maths - Practising the order of operations (BODMAS)


WB 20th November Learning Objectives


Literacy: To research, plan and write historical diary entries

Grammar: Use modal verbs and selected adverbs to show varying degrees of possibility and certainty

Numeracy: To understand factors, prime factors, multiples and prime numbers


WB 13th November 2017 Learning Objectives


Literacy: To research an historic event and write diary entries in character

Grammar: Use adverbs and modal verbs to show degrees of possibility and certainty

Maths: To problem solve and reason on the topic of long division

WB 6th November 2017


Learning Objectives

Maths: To understand and complete long division including decimals

Literacy: To write a letter based on a mountain expedition

Grammar: Use modal verbs in our writing 

WB 16th October 2017

Decimals x whole numbers printable

Learning Objectives:

Maths - Revision of formal and informal methods of division including numbers with decimals

Literacy - How different types of mountains are formed explanation writing 

Grammar - Understanding how to use causal connectives to link ideas

WB 9th October 2017

Week beginning 9th October Learning Objectives

Literacy - To use expanded noun phrases to write a spooky descriptive writing walkthrough

Grammar - Understanding how to expand noun phrases to add detail and interest

Maths - Multiply one-digit  numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers

WB 2nd October 2017

Week beginning 2nd October Learning Objectives

Literacy - Understanding the features of a scientific report

Grammar - Identify different types of noun and recognising expanded noun phrases

Maths - Understanding negative numbers in context

WB 25th September 2017

Week beginning 25th September 2017 Learning Objectives:

Literacy - Understanding the features of a great book review and writing our own

Grammar - Broadening our understanding of complex sentences and their uses

Maths - Multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals using place value

WB 18th September 2017

A warm, if belated, welcome to the new school year! I'm very excited to be teaching Year 6 again this year and look forward to the challenges that it presents. I already know I have a great class and I'm looking forward to getting to know each and every one of them much better over the course of the year.


Mr Phillips

WB 5th July 2017

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Yesterday, we had a lovely morning at Wells Cathedral Pilgrims' Service. We completed a number of activities and there was a service at the end of the morning.
Everyone had a fantastic time at Osmington Bay, here are just a few photos of our time down there.
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Live A Little

WB: 26th June
This is a sneak preview of our opening number from Year 6's end of year performance. Break a leg (not literally), Year 6!

WB: 26th June 

Just 4 more sleeps until Year 6 are off to Osmington Bay for a long weekend of amazing activities. Rest up while you can!

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WB: 19th June

Eagles have written some very impressive pieces describing a walk around the school - please stop by our classroom and take a look.

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I'm very excited to announce the Year 6 Summer Production - please see below.
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The Year 6 Garden area has a lovely new sign courtesy of Year 6 and Nick the Potter's hard work - well done everyone!
We made our own spirometer last week to test our lung capacities. We wanted to investigate whether taller people had larger lung capacities, check our Topic books for the results! Although our classroom got incredibly wet, we all thought it was well worth the mess.
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The children brought in their Geography Project homework last week and I was very impressed by the standard and quality of lots of the work. Lots of people made models and there were a good number of PowerPoints that I hope to upload soon. Well done, Eagles, for all of your efforts!
These are our finished Sonia Delaunay pieces and display in the school lobby.
This is a useful website if you (or your adults) are finding BODMAS a little tricky to remember. Have a look, the examples are really useful!
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We have been using the mnemonic 'BODMAS' this week to help us remember the order we complete operations in. 
On the last day of our last half term we had a wonderful afternoon on our Story Walk. We were joined by Chris Jelley who led our walk. Using iPads and geolocation the children accessed different parts of a story in and around our playing field. Back in the classroom, they were tasked with creating a short story using a number of interesting words. It was a great afternoon and we look forward to using some of Chris' ideas in the future. 
The PowerPoint on how mountains are formed could be quite useful for your Spring Project homework.
This is the story, 'Find Me', that we are using as our inspiration for our mystery genre story. Check back for updates of the children's own stories.

Find Me Mystery Story

We have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and different denominators this week. If you're a little stuck, have a look at our working wall notes below and at the website link  - that should help with this week's homework!
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Here are some examples of our letters as part of the 1953 Everest expedition team.
Our Sonia Delaunay inspired art will be appearing soon on the main display board in the top building - keep an eye out for it.

Sonia Delaunay Artwork in progress

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In Maths, we have been finding factors for different numbers and working out common factors. Try the interactive game below to sharpen your factor finding skills!