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Year 6

Year 6 - 2018 - 2019


Welcome to the Year 6 page! Here you will find lots of information on what Year 6 have been up to and what we are looking forward to!


East Herts Primary Schools Essay Competition 2019

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Our top three essay writers from year six were entered into the Essay Competition, run by the Hertford Shires Rotary Club.  The subject was 'What I Want To Be When I Grow Up".  Benjamin would like to be a scientist who finds a cure for diabetes, Evie aspires to become a mounted police officer and our overall winner, Conor hopes to become a property developer.

Well done all three!


Reading Challenge Day

Today was the end of the School Reading Challenge.  We had to dress up as either a verb or an adjective - there were some very interesting interpretations of these word classes!

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World Maths Day

Year 6 held a maths puzzle morning for the whole school.  Everyone had fun whilst learning how to solve some tricky mathematical problems!


Dance Festival at Hertford Theatre


Young Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream

12.2.18 Big Bang at St Josephs in the Park

This morning, we attended a science workshop with several other schools.  We were split into three teams and carried out different activities.  Shown below are some of the workshops:

  • GSK Asthma
  • GSK From Mouthwash to Saving Babies Lives
  • Air pollution affects the unborn baby and child health
  • Astronomy and Space Exploration
  • 3D printing for spacecraft
  • Setpoint - Mathematics
  • Avoiding plastic - soap on a rope
  • Structures and engineering
  • Acid rain, cause and effects

"I enjoyed building a shelter because everybody's idea was heard and Oliver did most of it.  It involved lots of teamwork.  I learnt that it is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. I also found out that in 31 years there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean."  Conor


"I liked making the soap, it was really fun.  It smelled good and I would definitely recommend it.  I learnt that turtles can not tell the difference between a plastic bag and a jellyfish."  Charlie


"I enjoyed the GSK workshop and meeting people from my favourite company - Airbus.  I learnt how much trial and error they go through to test their fuel tanks and other parts."  James


"I enjoyed learning about the Airbus and the 3D printing.  I also learnt that 3D printing can be used to make components for a Mars Rover in three hours when a human can make it in four hours."  Eloise


"I enjoyed everything, but particularly liked making a structure out of newspaper, the hook with no hands and learning about babies.  I learnt that babies can be the size of your thumb if they are too early."  Micah


"I liked the engineering project because it was so much fun and we had time to think and be a team."  Rory


"I enjoyed the making the rocket and soap.  I also learnt during the den making, that the strongest shape to make  one is a triangle." Oliver


"I learnt a lot about babies being born too early.  I enjoyed the problem solving and the block hooking.  I also became a bio-engineer!"  Joseph

17.12.18 WWI Christmas Truce - Football Match

This afternoon, we reenacted the Christmas truce between the British, French and German troops during World War One. 'Silent Night' was sung between the trenches (in both English and German!), followed by a game of football.  Some of the German soldiers were barbers and gave the British haircuts. Hot chocolate and biscuits were awaiting our return to warm us up!

'I enjoyed doing the Germans' hair and giving buttons to each other.' Grace

'By reenacting this, I understood how happy the troops would have been playing football on Christmas Day.' Evie

'The feeling of meeting people and coming together as one.' Sienna

'I enjoyed singing 'Silent Night' with the Germans (the other half of the class).' Eden

'I enjoyed pretending that it was Christmas in the trenches.' Joseph

'I enjoyed learning what the troops went through and what it was like to hear Germans singing.' Amy

'I liked experiencing what the British, French and Germans would have been through.' Mallory

'When the Germans faced the British and French and we sang 'Silent Night'.' Charlie

'I liked reenacting the football because it was an experience where you can see how they felt and what they went through.' Millie

'I enjoyed when we stopped fighting and sung 'Silent Night' to each other.' Edie



Year six children joined their buddies in year two this morning. They shared what they had learnt in French lessons by showing them their books.  Year two children then taught year six a French song.




Today, three scientists from GSK visited our school.  They explained about different types of bacteria and how some are good and some are bad.

We carried out three experiments. In the first experiment, we had our hands covered in lotion and glitter. We then had to shake hands around our groups to see how bacteria is spread by touch.

The second experiment involved a lemon being covered in lotion. This was passed around the group and then an ultraviolet light was shone on our hands to see how much bacteria was on them.

In our final experiment, each person was handed a test tube containing a solution and a pipette.  This was to discover how a mosquito transmits malaria from one person to another.  We had to choose two people to share our solution with. After we had completed this task, another solution was added to the test tubes.  If the colour changed to red, this showed cross contamination.

"This morning I enjoyed seeing all the bacteria on our hands under the UV light."


"It was very informative. I learned a lot and it was fun at the same time." Benjamin

"I enjoyed the glitter and lotion because it showed how germs spread. The whole trip from GSK was good!" Millie

"I liked the GSK visit because the experiments were fun and I learned a lot from them. Also, because it was good that we're now aware of the symptoms of malaria." Amy




On Tuesday, we visited Great Ormond Street Hospital where we learned how to carry out CPR and use a defibrillator.  We then walked to The British Museum where we saw displays about the Ancient Greeks.

PERU DAY 15.10.18

Year 6 had a workshop with World Tour Arts.  Through drama and song we learned about the Incas and Peru.  We learned how to speak Spanish using short conversations.  We came to understand different culture, language and the environment of the Peruvian people.

"It was really fun and I learned so much.  I enjoyed everything, but my favourite thing to do was the drama because it helped me understand the landscape."  Amy

"I like this workshop because we get to speak Spanish.  I have enjoyed the drama."  Rory

"I enjoy the songs because they are fun and creative.  I also enjoy the drama as we get to learn Spanish."  Chloe

"I enjoyed learning Spanish because it helps us learn how to understand the people."  Millie

"I like having conversations in Spanish."  James