ColneChrist ChurchChurch of England Primary School


Welcome toColne Christ Church Church of England Primary School

Year Six

After the Meet the Teacher chat, here is my email address as promised.

Any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. Mrs Marsh smiley

There has been a couple of visitors in class today - Billy and Barbara - the newborn lambs. Izzy's mum brought them in for us to have a look at. We were lucky enough to have a go at feeding them a bottle of milk and also had a little stroke. They were very well behaved!

During our Viking topic, we have been sorting events into chronological order and then deciding if the Vikings were in control or had no control. We used a live graph to place our dates into the right place. For example when the Vikings raided Lindisfarne, they were not in control as they had just travelled across the water from Scandinavia. 

We had a visit via zoom from an archaeologist from Jorvik Viking Museum to talk about artifacts found and the importance of such finds to help us understand how other people lived thousands of years ago. 

Can you identify what some of the items were? Ask your child for the answers!

In design and technology we have been designing a mini playground using different resources such as: lolly sticks, cardboard, cotton buds, pipe cleaners etc. Here are some photographs of our learning today.

Our new topic in science is Animals including Humans. We have been practicing taking our pulse rate and also using a stethoscope. A number of children nearly came to the conclusion that they were not alive! Here are some pictures.

During our writing to persuade unit we have been debating who was responsible for the death of King Duncan. Here are some small clips of our debate. 


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We have been learning about the Eucharist in Religious Education. We visited Reverend Andy in church, who explained how Holy Communion was delivered in church. We also came away with our own Order of Service - thank you Rev Andy!

Science - we have  been using lemons and limes to try and light a bulb instead of using a battery.



During our Writing to Persuade unit, we have been looking at different types of persuasive techniques. We were given an item to promote in an advert, to persuade people to buy. We thought about different persuasive language to try and convince the general public to buy our products.

Science - we have been investigating whether we can make a circuit using lemons and limes instead of a battery. 



We have been making  games using different variables on Scratch. 



Macbeth and Banquo left the battlefield to go and tell King Duncan the news of their victory over the Norwegians. In the distance, appearing through the mist, they saw - what could only be described as three old hags! They started making their way towards Macbeth and Banquo.



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We have started to look at Macbeth by William Shakespeare in our writing to persuade unit.

We started by watching a clip from the battle between the Scots and the Norwegians. We used drama to make a freeze frame of the battle using sounds. Look out for the next drama, where we will be focusing on the witches who gave Macbeth a prophecy.


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We have been revisiting our learning from Year 4 by making and investigating circuits.

Design and Technology


We designed and made a waistcoat. Here are some of our masterpieces!


We had a visit from the National Archives (via zoom) who talked to us about propaganda. We looked at three different sources: posters, photographs and films. We decided that the best way to promote this was via posters. We learnt that propaganda was used in WW2 often to mislead or deliver biased information used to promote a political cause or point of view. 

Getting ready for the Christmas Production - Bah Humbug! I wonder if you can guess who the characters might be?

We visited the Imperial War Museum in Manchester as part of our learning of WW2 history. We had a great time looking at all the real artifacts on display. Here are a few pictures of our trip.

During anti-bullying week, Year 6 have been making their own rap based on banter. They did an amazing job. We discussed what banter is and at what point it may become bullying.


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We are enjoying learning about the story of Rose Blanche through drama. Here are some more examples of what we have been doing in class.


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We have started reading one of our WW11 books - Rose Blanche. We used the first page of the story to act out the different characters parts. The story is based in Germany and tells the story of a young girl growing up during the war.

We are looking forward to finding out what happens next!


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We have started a new topic learning about evolution and inheritance. Our first task was to order a timeline of the Earth's history. We have been focusing on the stages of human evolution.

During English, we have been innovating the WW1 poem - Flanders Fields by John McRae. Here are some of our masterpieces! We hope you like them.


We have been learning that variation in offspring over time can make animals more or less able to survive in particular environments.

A scientist called Charles Darwin collected some finches when he visited the Galapagos Islands. He realised that a variety of finches had beaks that varied in size and shape. He believed that a few seed-eating finches were blown from South America to the Galapagos Islands many years ago. The food from each island varied, so the finches had to evolve their beaks in order to take advantage of the food available.

We conducted an experiment using tweezers, chopsticks, raisins and sunflower seeds. We had 30 seconds to pick up as many as possible and recorded in a table. We then worked out the average to see which beak was the best. 

English - Autumn 1.


The Highwayman


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We have been taking part in some drama - hot seating. We have been thinking about questions we would ask the characters in the Highwayman poem by Alfred Noyes.

The Highwayman

Bess (the landlord's daughter)

Tim the Ostler ( stable hand)

The class really managed to get into character.

'One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I'm after a prize to-night,

But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;

Yet, if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,

Then look for me by moonlight,

Watch for me by moonlight,

I'll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.'