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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Welcome to the class page for Monet and Johnstone Class.

Join us this term and see our exciting learning journey, along with  other celebrations we take part in.

We have a lot to share and can't wait for you to be able to take a sneak peek into our learning in our final year at Round Diamond.


The Year 6 Team

The Year 6 Team 1 Mr Pallant, Miss Dhillon,Miss Bacon, Mr Taylor

July 2018 - Joseph rehearsals

27.06.18 The Lady of Shallot Display

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25.06.2018 And the Year 6 production is...

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Rehearsals are now underway. We will keep you posted with updates and sneak peeks into our rehearsals. 

Friday 22nd June - Football World Cup 2018


As part of our cross- Curricular days, we looked at different elements linked to the FIFA World Cup. This included: designing football kits reflective of traditional colours and symbols, locating host cities, producing information factfiles on the history of the event and participating in a whole school football tournament. 


The tournament saw us split into mixed ability teams, which gave us the opportunity to work with others in the year. Our teams also worked alongside other year groups and the final points were collated to name an overall World Cup winner. 

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Thorpe Park -12/06/18


As a celebration of the hard work shown this year, Year 6 children, along with the Year 6 staff team, took a trip to Thorpe Park. It was a great way to spend time with classmates and enjoy the thrilling and exciting rides that the theme park had to offer. 


Everyone had a blast and despite the traffic hold up on the way home, everyone remained in high spirits throughout the day!

Writing in Year 6. Wb 11/06/2018


Following our SATs tests, we have continued to work hard in our writing. We are still building our portfolio of learning to show the high standard of writing that takes place in Year 6. 


We have looked at many many interesting texts, namely ‘The Lady of Shallot’ in Monet and Johnstone sets. We have used this as a stimulus to evoke wonderful responses and narrative pieces. 


We have included these in a class silent gallery to share our learning. 

HALF TERM Monday 28th May - Friday 8th June 2018 


Have a great break everyone! 

Monday 14th May 2018 - Thursday 17th May 2018 - KS2 SATS WEEK!


We are prepared and ready for our end of KS2 assessments. We feel prepared and ready to take on the challenge. Wish us luck.

Revision in Johnstone 


Today was Year 6’s last lesson before SATs week. The children have shown true dedication to their learning and have really made us proud with their attitude. In Johnstone, the children thought the best use of their time would be to create revision posters. 

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Dragon Boat Racing 


We embarked on our first mini bus journey to Fairlands Lake to have a test run of what Dragon Boat racing entails. We were told that our techniques was very good - fingers crossed for the 24th May! 



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Art afternoon - 10/5/2018

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Art in the courtyard

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Music lessons with a twist..

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Creative Science - 4/5/18


Cross Curricular Science was a focus for Friday afternoon. We drew on all aspects of our science (adaptation, evolution, habitats, life cycles) to create our own animals to show their features and traits. 


It was lovely to work together as a year group group and share ideas. 

Colour Coding - 26.4.2018


We have been revisiting the colour coding that we have previously used to ensure we understand the structure of our sentences and how to adapt them using different noun forms. 


We understand and the importance of using this to help us. Our aim is to continue using and apply across other learning to help understanding. 

Who needs teachers to reason - 23/04/2018

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Reading Comprehension 20/04/2018

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PSHE -Peer Pressure 17.04.2018

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We used our 1Decision learning to help us look at dealing with peer pressure.


It was a surprise to see our own class member Rylee in the video!!

Science is everywhere and we made the paper! - April 2018

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Take a look at the article from The Comet which shares our visit to The Nobel School. Both past and present pupils can be seen. Great to see RD in the local news. 

Happy Easter - 29/3/2018


The children have worked incredibly hard and persevered this term and we are proud of their efforts, including the energy and enthusiasm they have shown towards their learning.


To help with revision, SATs questions for SPAG, Reading and Maths have been provided for their folders and as well as this, they have lots of booster and revision activities on MyMaths.


Have a wonderful break and enjoy the rest.

When you become creative with ratio - 27/03/2018

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RE Visit- St Andrew and St George 20/3/2018

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British Science Week visit to Nobel -15/3/18

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School Values Afternoon - Year 3 &Year 6 (06.03.18)

Year 3 and Year 6 joined forces to complete their School Values tasks. 


They completed poems about how they are either: 








Mathematical Minds in Year 6


We love a good mathematical challenge in Year 6 and so with SATs approaching ever closer, we are continuing to consolidate and further expand our knowledge through mastery.


From constructing pie charts, to balancing equations, we strive to achieve and develop to prepare us for September!

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Calculating the formula in Johnstone

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It's compounding in Holbein

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Singing in progress - 28/2/2018

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We are taking one step further to read music and perfect singing in harmony. See our first lesson.

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W/B Monday 19 February

I hope you had a great half term we certainly did! This week we had to catch up on learning and obviously learn new things. This week Year 6 has had the right mind-set towards their learning and have had great outcomes.


Miss Dhillon English

This week in Miss Dhillons English class we have been doing a take one book called: The heart in a bottle by Oliver Jeffers. We are doing this for a time period of three weeks. On one of the weeks we will be re-writing a narrative of this amazing picture book. Also, in SPaG we have been learning about Synonyms and Antonyms.


Miss Bacon English

This week in Miss Bacons English class we have been focusing on:Peter Pan. We have been also been doing a lot of descriptive writing. In addition , we have been doing DADWAVERS [which is where you get a picture from a scene in the book/movie and mind map descriptive words/phrases]. In SPaG we have been focusing on apostrophes and VIPERS. VIPERS mean: Vocabulary,Inference,Punctuation,Explain, Retrieve and Summarise.


Mr Pallant English

This week in Mr Pallants English group we have been doing Persuasive writing.



'The singing was very good'-Leo James

'The dancing was beautifal.'-Sameera



'It was good, they were funny' - Fletcher

' I liked the handsprings' - Arti

' I thought it was very good because I liked the dancing' - Sophia

'When they came in they did cartwheels. We liked it because we didn't know people were coming out of the doors' - Renoir Class


Year 1

'I liked it when they all came on and backflipped.'-Tayla

'I liked it when they were kicking.'-Charlie

'I liked it when they were singing'-Zain

'We loved it.'-Matisse

'I liked it when they did the handstands.'-Meghan


Year 2

'We think it was amazing because it was amazing when the girls came flipping in.'-Van Gogh

'It was fantastic when they did the flips'-Maycie

'We liked the dancing when they were being determined.'-Dali

Year 3

'I love it because I liked the dancing.'-Dylan Stone

'The dance started very calm and then it started to get very like pop.'-Turner

Year 4

'It was very creative and lots of work was put into it.It was a great performance Year 6 were very confident.'-O'keefe

'We enjoyed when everyone came in. It was great when everyone worked together.'-Picasso

Year 5

'We enjoyed the sing,rap and solo's.I thought it was great when Darcy entranced with a front handspring and a cartwheel flick.'-Angel and Lauren

'We enjoyed the dance because it looked like they put a lot of hard work into it.Our favorite part was the start.'-Lowry Class

'We think it was very enerjetic and must off taken a lot of work.It was a very fun performance.'Cliff Class

W/B 5 February

Last Friday we practised our Joyful Joyful dance. Hopefully, we will be performing this dance to the school in non school uniform, but we're not 100%. Year 6 have been working very hard on this dance and have been taking some of their own time to practice. A few YR 6 girls and boys have been choreographing this dance. Also we have been working on Fair trade in our Topic learning by discussing about Imports and Exports. We have made our own Charlottes Cupboard display showing our own unique busses. Our topic is Going Global which is why we are learning about trading and Imports,Exports. Did you know: over 1000 products have the fair trade logo's. 

W/B 29 January 2018


Last Friday we were grouped in our houses which are:St George,St David,St Andrew and St Patrick. We were all split up in different groups and were taken to different classrooms with different teachers. We were told to make flags with cotton buds and paint. Each house has a different colour and different design.On the Monday, we did Charlottes cupboard which is a site online that you can visit. It is the first UK package free, on wheels.You would go there to buy food that isn't packaged with plastic so it can save the environment.You can bring a jar or a container to store your food in. If you do not have a jar or a container that you can use, you can buy one there. Not only does it save the environment by saving  plastic waste,it also reduces waste as you only buy what you need .

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A whole Year 6 project in progress. Thank you to Mr Wickens for the steady filming :)
In  PE we created  a dance to the song Joyful Joyful from Sister Act 2. We have been doing this dance for a range of weeks . We think Year 6 thoroughly enjoy this dance. Here is a clip of the dance we prepared for you . Enjoy 

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Revision Support


Many of the children and parents have been asking about support resources for SATs. Please find the link below which provides the children with example SATs questions grouped into the different units. Alongside the sheets, there are YouTube videos to support if needed.



Power in me-Monet

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Take a sneak peek! Johnstone will treat us next week!

Music Learning -The Football Match-1914 16/11/2017

Year Six have used this story as a resource as part of our music learning. Inspired by real events from 100 years ago. It commemorates the extraordinary events of Christmas Day, 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies met in no-man's land, sharing gifts - and even playing football together.

Investigating Heart rates - 9th November 2017


As part of our science learning, we have been looking at the effects of exercise on our bodies. We created our own investigations to measure the impact on our heart rates, considering our own variables.


After the initial planning, we carried out our investigations and recorded results. Our results were then presented in a graph to be able to draw conclusions and prove or disprove our predictions. 


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Fully involved in investigation

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English Learning - W/b 7th November. 


Both Monet and Johnstone chose Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian as their Take one book text. 


Monet group were so interested and inspired in their learning from the book that they requested an extension of the learning and have applied the text to produce wonderful written outcomes. 


Here they are applying their comprehension skills in a reading lesson. 


It has been wonderful to see the children so motivated by their learning, so much so that a number of the class have bought their own copies of the book! 

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3rd Place Award for our RE display

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Report Writing 20.10.2017

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Week beginning 16th October 2017


This has been a busy week! Following our latest assessment tasks, we have identified our next steps to make us more independent and successful learners.


We used our PSHE lessons to discuss our challenges and included a lot of peer talk to help find solutions and support each other. We have created personal mantras to help ourselves and others.


We have also taken time to celebrate the successes we have had in our first term in Year 6. Our teachers all agree we have worked very hard and taken on the challenges that come with being the oldest in the school.


We are working well on the presentation of our learning and you can see the outcomes on the perfectly presented wall.

RDS Values Afternoon - 12th October 2017


Year 6 joined with Year 3 to take part in our Values Afternoon.


Monet joined with Turner while Johnstone joined Constable. It was a lovely opportunity to work with other members of the school community and share different ideas. 


“I love learning with the younger classes, it makes me feel responsible for helping them” 


“It’s been a great afternoon with lots of ideas and a fun activity. Some of us worked independently by ourselves and others joined in partners to show how we show our value” 


We look forward to the next afternoon. 

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Parent Open Afternoon 11/10/2017


In Year 6, we invited our parents and carers to share our experiences of PGL. We thoroughly enjoyed retelling our favourite moments and memories from the trip. Thank you to the parents for joining us and also a big thank you to the staff who helped make the trip so enjoyable for us all. 

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PGL Week - 25/9/17 - 29/9/17

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Take a look at our school Facebook page for more pictures. Our parents' afternoon will share more of our experiences on Wednesday 11th October at 2:30pm.

Crucial Crew 


Wednesday afternoon was spent at Bowes Lyon with Crucial Crew. The aim of the day was to further the children's knowledge and understanding of how to stay safe in a variety of situations. The children had the opportunity to learn more about the potential fire hazards at home, how to act safe around railway lines and roads and how to be safe around dogs. We even had a visit from Tigger the dog who taught us how to be kind towards animals. 


It it was a fantastic day out, where the children continued to look represent Round Diamond in an exemplary way. 




Monet Maths- Maths Mastery in Rounding 14.09.17

Week beginning 4th September 2017


Wow...what a busy first week back!


Both Monet and Johnstone began the week superbly and showed great examples of the school values as soon as they came in to their new classrooms.


The first week back saw us in our home classes for Monday and Tuesday, followed by maths and English setting commencing on Wednesday. A lot of learning has already taken place including, science, RE, humanities and French, as well as maths and English tasks.


Despite the busy start, the children have shown real maturity and high levels of effort across their learning and shared some of their thoughts to their first week:


'There is a lot to do and we need to be independent learners to achieve this, but we are up to the challenge!'


'I can't wait for PGL and until then I'm going to work really hard to meet my targets and complete all my learning'


' I want to set a good example and know I can this can be a year where I am RESPONSIBLE, DETERMINED and SUCCESSFUL!'


We look forward to displaying our first set of learning outcomes next week.




Welcome to Year 6!


We hope you have had an enjoyable summer break and are ready to come back for some exciting learning in Year 6. 


The teachers have already been hard at work planning your learning for this year and look forward to sharing it more with you when we see you next week. We are looking forward to taking you on your journey this year. 




Year Six Team


Miss Victoria Bacon (Monet)

Miss Rohan Dhillon (Johnstone)

Mr Richard Pallant (Holbein)

Teaching Assistants

Mr Archie Taylor

Mrs Rachel Herbert



During the first half term our topic is ‘The great, the bold and the brave.’ We will be exploring and developing our learning about events that contributed to World War II and the impact this had on the UK and other countries. We will be using a number of resources to help compare the different viewpoints regarding the war. As part of this topic, we will be displaying our learning in a range of forms, such as: art, drama, with close links to our English learning. If you have any resources that could be linked to our topic it would be lovely if you are able to bring these in to share.


Important Days


Our PE day is on a Friday.  Please ensure your child has their full PE kit, including jogging bottoms and a jumper, as well as appropriate trainers at school every day.


Wednesday, 12th September – 3:45 – 4:30 pm

Home Learning Support

Come into school and find out how you can support and extend your child’s learning at home. Practical help will be available for Bug Club and My Maths.


Wednesday 13th September 9:30am -12:00pm

Crucial Crew

Children will be taken to Bowes Lyon Centre to learn from local emergency services about safety. This is a local trip and organised within the school day.


Monday 25th September - Friday 29th September 2017

PGL - Caythorpe Court


Wednesday 11th October 2017 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Open Afternoon sharing session about our PGL trip.


Thursday, 12th October – 9:30 – 10:15 am

Harvest Festival – Come and join us to celebrate the traditional festival of harvest.


Monday 16th October - 3:50pm -6:00pm

Parent Consultation Meeting

Class teachers only


Wednesday 18th October - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Parent Consultation Meeting

Class teachers only

26.06.17 - British Values Day


Today, Year 5 and 6 took part in different activities to celebrate diversity. Children learnt how to say 'Hello' in 32 different languages, they were taught Bollywood dancing by a professional dance coach and designed and drew beautiful mandalas on the playground. Children really enjoyed themselves and certainly learnt a lot.

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Bollywood comes to Year 6 - 26.6.17

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We were lucky enough to embrace different cultures during our multi-cultural afternoon today (26.6.2017).
Take a look at a few clips of us learning some moves.

We loved it!


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Oliver Rehearsal Tracks


We are very thankful to Mr Meek for playing for us at our production. He has begun to record some rehearsal tracks for us.

Below are the links for 3 of the tracks for you to rehearse at home.


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Passionate about Politics

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The General Election is imminent and the children of Year 6 feel extremely passionate about having their views heard. We created poems to express our feelings. I think the world could do with having a listen to some of our children's views!

We are united with others.



The children have been very aware of the events that have taken place this week and independently decided that they wanted some time to reflect and respond in their own way. We are so proud of their maturity and the kind words that they have shared.


Take a look at a few poignant quotes.


'My hope is that we unite and nothing stands in our way.' - Miska


' I want for us to show friendship and love. We must be tolerant and unite together' - Jacob 


'We stand strong now as we always will' - Lauren


'We need to show courage and stay strong' - Abbey


'We hope for peace and that we are a team' - Harry


'Anyone and everyone can support each other' - Francesca



Year 6 have been working extremely hard this week, despite SATs being over.

They have come back more focused than ever on showing their amazing writing skills. 

So far this week, we have looked at:


- descriptions

- recounts

- instructional writing

- scripts


The children have been using all their learning to wow us with uplevelled vocabulary and amazing, imaginative pieces. 


We will share some of these finished pieces as soon as possible.  

Consider yourself part of the Year 6 production 11.05.17

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The Y6 musical was announced and the children are really excited.

We used our music lesson this week to introduce some songs...already we are starting to sound wonderful.

SATs are now over!!


We are extremely proud of the children and their attitude towards their SATs this week. They have persevered and done their best and we couldn't have asked for more. Well done. 


Miss Bacon, Miss Dhillon and Mr Pallant. 

Deputy Headteacher Vote - Friday 5th May 2017

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We took part in helping Mrs Phillips, Mr Tidman and Mrs Reynolds to select the new deputy headteacher for our school. We put them to the test in assembly and cast our votes.
What a democratic approach our school has!

Democracy In Action 5/5/2017

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Parents Information for SATs 2017

SATs 2017 Timetable


The timetable for this year's Y6 assessments are shown below.  




Monday 8th May

English - Reading Test

Tuesday 9th May

English – Grammar and Punctuation

English - Spelling test

Wednesday 10th May

Mathematics – Written Arithmetic

Mathematics – Reasoning Paper 1

Thursday 11th May

Mathematics – Reasoning Paper 2

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - 27.04.17

Year 6 have been using the BBC Proms to help develop an understanding of the structure of an orchestra. We can now identify the roles of each instrument and how when placed together musical magic occurs.

Scratch Computing Session with Mr Munilall - 26.04.2017

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Year 6 children were fortunate enough to have a visit from Mr Munilall during their Computing lesson this week. Mr Munilall was able to introduce and explain the SCRATCH programme and able to help the children with their understanding of the stages when they are coding.


Next lesson we are going to use what we have learnt and begin to explore and create our own programmes. 


Some feedback from the children included:


"It was nice to have somebody that works with computers and uses the technical terms to challenge us"


"It made me understand it more and I am excited for my next lesson - but it will be challenging"

A lamb to the slaughter...

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Monet English Group explored a different type of text by Roald Dahl text to develop our language and exposure to different genres. 

We began our Phase 1 learning today and explored the characters and settings. 

Wishing you all a

Happy Easter


The Year 6 Team 


We look forward to welcoming you back after a restful holiday. 

Y6 Sports Skills Session

St Nicholas  Church Visit


 Monet Class took the opportunity to visit St Nicolas'Church this afternoon (28.3.17) to further their learning about the Easter story. 


 The children were invited to listen to different accounts of the story from different figures from that time. Activities included planting their own seed,washing their feet and  identifying the meaning of Easter for Christians.


Both children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience and found it extremely rewarding. Everyone represented the school superbly and it was clear that the learning that took place will help them with future RE lessons. 

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St Nicholas Church Visit 26.3.2017

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Monet maths design a farm

Cross Curricular Learning


This week we are beginning our learning with a cross curricular theme. 


Our theme is THE FARM and we will be covering as many subjects relating it to different aspects of the farming world. 


Look out for some of the pictures and updates as we explore and learn! 





On Monday Year 6 took part in a fantastic discussion about the use of Social Media such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Snapchat.  We watched a short clip about the impact unkind words can have on us as young children.  Our focus for our PSHE lesson was 'kind words' and how we can use our words to make those around us feel wanted and happy.  Using the analogy of a crumpled piece of paper, we discussed how words often stay with us.  We discussed a range of strategies to use if we experience unkindness online; turning the tide of the conversation, reporting it to an adult, removing ourselves from a group.  Below are some of the Pupil Voice collected after our discussion.



Interviewing Mrs Phillips

Monet English group were visited by Mrs Phillips today to talk about her career and life. The children decided that they wanted to created an authorised biography of our headteacher to showcase our writing skills. 


We very much enjoyed finding out more about her career, her childhood, her love of chocolate and what she likes to do in her spare time (when she has some away from the school.)


We would like to thank Mrs Phillips for taking time to speak to us and hope to make her proud with our pieces of learning.  

Monet win the attendance cup!!


Unexpected but celebrated all the same!!! 

Standard English

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We discussed elements of language including :
*colloquial language

Here are a few translations.

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World Book Day 2017

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Y6 Grammar Home Support

British Values - TOLERANCE - Pinnipèdes

In Monet Class, we discussed tolerance of the smaller things. We discussed how our reactions impact others and how we need to try to show tolerance in both small and big things. We watched this clip and discussed its relevance to us.

Year 6 SATs Parents' Information



Monday 6th February - Friday 13th February 


Monday to Wednesday of this week, we are sitting some practice SATs tests. This will allow us to be able to see our progress and apply our learning to the papers. We use these to inform our next steps in our learning and they prove useful in boosting our confidence in our ability. 


We also have Parent Consultation Evenings on Monday and Wednesday! 


On Tuesday afternoon, we are taking part in the House Afternoon where we are splitting into our houses to enjoy "50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4" - we are looking forward to trying some new activities and supporting younger members of our houses.  


The end of the week will bring excitement. Friday afternoon we will be having a values afternoon followed by a performance from X-Factor's ALIEN UNDERCOVER. We can't wait!


We will keep you posted with updates and photos (if we are not off working to hard or having too much fun)

SATS Revision Folders


All children have been given their own revision folders. These contain short revision activities for the children to complete. These are provided following requests from both parents and children to familiarise themselves with the organisation and  style of questions. 


These are short tasks that will take approximately ten minutes each. 


We look forward to welcoming all parents to the Year 6 SATs Meeting on Wednesday 22nd February at 3:45pm.

Monday 30th - Friday 3rd February 2017


Monet English

We began the week looking at furthering our persuasive learning. We have developed it into looking at debates; their purpose and creating our own. We have looked at different aspects of debating and discussion, linking this to our British Values and PSHE. 


We have split into groups and formed our own teams to debate issues.




Making a point

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Here are two examples of our speeches as part of our class debate.

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Johnstone English


This week in English, we have been preparing to write the opening to our stories.  Using elements of our setting and character descriptions, we built up a bank of our 'perfect' story starters.  Today we held a class Gallery.  This gave us the opportunity to read over learning from peers we don't normally sit next to.  It also allowed us to magpie elements of other's learning - a fantastic compliment to the author!



Monet Maths

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Take a sneak peek at our learning on pie charts.

Johnstone Maths


We have been learning about averages within our Maths learning.  Using a poem to help us, we have been calculating the mean, median, mode and range:


Hey Diddle Diddle,

The median's in the middle,

You add and divide for the mean,

The mode's the one you see the most

And the range is the difference between.


Compiling all of the week's learning, today we set about constructing bar graphs, pie charts and calculating the averages of our results. 



Investigating That Light Bulb Moment

Year 6: Take One Book Display

Year 6: Take One Book Display 1 Goodnight Mister Tom

23rd - 27th January 2017


Well...another busy week in Year 6. We have continued our Maths and English learning and look forward to sharing some of the outcomes of our perfectly presented hot tasks next week. We are continuing to challenge ourselves and see our progress and look forward to our parents seeing this as well at parents' evening.


This week our blog focus is on our RE learning. We have been looking at Buddhist worship and beliefs, including symbols that represent the faith.


Johnstone Class attempted to understand the role of meditation and how this can help focus our minds on a task. Some of us found this useful and it led to a in-depth discussion on its effectiveness for each individual. 


Monet have looked at the Eight-fold Path and the lessons that it teaches Buddhist to learn from. 




Monet Maths Challenge

Monet Maths Challenge 1 Skipping football to solve the BODMAS Brainteaser

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Teamwork makes the dream work! 1 Who needs a teacher when you have a learning buddy

Monet are learning to tell the time in French (16. 01. 2017)

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Our first week back saw us get straight back into the swing of things.


We were introduced to our new topics and units of learning. We are excited to expand our learning and apply our skills to learn new and exciting information.


In Science we are looking at ELECTRICITY. We are going to be exploring the uses of electricity, its purpose and experimenting with making our own electrical circuits.


In Religious Education, we are learning about BUDDHISM. We will be looking at the origin of the faith and how it is demonstrated around the world by followers.  


In our topic learning, our theme is 'MAKING THE NEWS'. We will exploring the development of different types of media and how we use them today. We will be linking it into our English and maths learning


This week we have brought together all our ideas in our knowledge harvest and are ready to go!

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back to School and the Spring Term. 


Lots of exciting learning is planned and the children and staff are equally enthusiastic about the new term.


Please remember PE remains on a Friday, however children are expected to have their kits in school all week. 





We are nearing the end of our first term in Year 6.

We have been looking at HONESTY for our Christmas celebration piece. 


So we thought we would share our honest thoughts about our first term and what it is like being at the top of the school!


"Being in Year 6, you need to show others how to follow the rules and make the right decisions. I love my teachers

Miss Bacon and Miss Dhillon. My favourite lesson is maths because we make it cross curricular. We did some Pokemon Maths and that made everyone excited and happy!

Abbey- Monet


"I really like my learning. The best bit is I get to try new challenges. My favourite subject is PE and then maths. 

I like being the oldest in the school." 

Alfie - Monet


“The lessons in Year 6 and the teachers help. It can be tough being the oldest in the school. There are a lot of expectations and we work really hard to achieve our targets. Our SATs practice weeks help us prepare and our teachers work with us to fill any gaps and build our confidence. 

Next term, I am looking forward to seeing my progress"

Rahman - Johnstone


"I like the lessons and the teachers because they make learning fun and we learn a lot. I haven't been here since the beginning of term, but I feel part of Year 6. 

My favourite lessons are Maths and PE and I have achieved well in my SATs practice tests."

Harry - Johnstone



Quelle heure est-il?

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In French Monet have been learning how to ask and answer the question, "What is the time?"

Cross Curricular Learning.


This week we are making cross-curricular links across our learning. We are applying all our knowledge from all our different subjects and then using these to challenge ourselves and find out more!


Here's a few things we are covering this week:


Sikh Creation Stories (RE)

The history of penicillin (Science)

Medieval Life (History)

Roman numerals (Maths)

Timelines (History/Maths)


We look forward to sharing our new cross-curricular learning with you by the end of the week!





SATS Practice Week : 5th December - 9th December 


Year 6 will be having their SATs Practice Week next week. This is for the children to celebrate their progress and to be comfortable with the routines of the statutory assessments that take place in May. 


Everyone of the children have worked so hard this term and shown such perseverance (even when they have found it really challenging) and we are sure they will be proud of their efforts after next week. 


It will help us to identify the next step of the learning journey. 



Monet do the double.......

Monet do the double....... 1 Two weeks at the top of the attendance table!

Bravo Year 6! Joint Attendance Winners!

Bravo Year 6! Joint Attendance Winners! 1 What a team effort!!!

Our Learning Environment

Thursday's are musical for Year 6. We all join together to sing and learn musical techniques with Ms Thomas and Mr Meek. We really enjoy the fact we are all involved however confident we are in singing.

Below are a few videos for you to join in the musical fun!

Do we have The X Factor??

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One more time!

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Music and Movement

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Finding all possibilities in Monet Maths.

Finding all possibilities in Monet Maths. 1 All smiles for finding possibilities!
Finding all possibilities in Monet Maths. 2 We are supported to find logical stategies.
Finding all possibilities in Monet Maths. 3 Using multilink helped us visualise the pattern.

Y6 Open Afternoon

Monet and Johnstone welcome the parents to our open afternoon this half term. We decided to bring an active session to those who were visiting and were brave enough to include clay and paint. We made Dig For Victory gardens and some silhouettes of the London skyline during the war.


We all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and sharing our WWII learning with our parents.


Take a look below at a few photos...


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Monet Class Investigate...

Monet Class began their Light topic by investigating, debating and discussing their existing knowledge.


We were presented with questions to challenge our thinking and make us consider things, such as; the uses of light, how we see and why we see different coloured light.


We were also presented with higher level questioning to deepen our understanding of light.


We found so much that we know...but can't wait to find out more! 

PGL 2016

19th September - 23rd September


Year 6 spent the week at Caythorpe Court on their residential trip. The trip was the first time away from home for a number of children, but everyone got fully stuck in to enjoy 5 days of activities including kayaking, abseiling, rifle shooting, archery and high ropes.


Take a look at Round Diamond's Facebook page to see the photos of the trip.

You will definitely see a lot of smiling faces!



And Year 6 have arrived!


We haven't wasted any time and have got straight back into the swing of things.


First up was discussing the expectations for Year 6. The children looked through their timetables and topics. Monet Class even got into their first learning tasks before 10am!


The children have all come in superbly and ready to learn.


Keep it up!



Monet Class preparing their science books      Johnstone Class taking in lots of information.



Year 6 Information Letter

Welcome back Year 6!


We hope you are as excited for the new term as we are. We look forward to seeing you all and achieving great successes thus year.

Soon this blog will be filling up with all your exciting learning.



Miss Bacon, Miss Dhillon & Mr Pallant

Spelling Expectation

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Learning Walls

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Monet English Group are very aware of the importance of their learning walls and how these help them to be the best learners they can. Take a look at the video below (using our computing skills) to see a few examples and how our learning environments are extremely important to our success.



The children in Holbein Class have been using Take One Book learning to create news reports. Our book of choice was 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers. It's about a young boy, who discovers that if he eats books, he becomes intelligent! However, the more books he eats, the more muddled and confused he becomes! We have used this storyline to write poems, blogs, letters and news paper reports, as well as present news stories - which you can now watch! .

Holbein News Reports:

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Year 6 are Preparing To Rock!

Year 6 have been  working hard creating art learning for their upcoming production. They have been designing programme covers, backing images and posters.



Year 6 Show Rehearsals

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Year 6 Singing lesson with Mrs Dawson

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RD Will Rock You Programme Designs

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Maths Investigating


Science Moderation


Children from Year 6 were chosen to take part in the science moderation issued by the government. 10 children were selected at random and completed different papers which ranged from 18 minutes to 25mins for each paper.


The outcome of the moderation is to look at the structure of the papers (layout, coverage) and to see how successful they are when presented to the children. The scores are not collected or fed back as English or Maths SATs are.


To ensure fairness, the rest of year 6 also completed a science exemplification assessment at the same time.



Dragon Boat Festival

Well done to all the Year 6 children who participated with the Dragon Boat event at Fairlands Lake.

Both teams showed great determination and perseverance when racing.


Congratulations to Team 1 who came first, beating the reigning champions and recording a personal best time!









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Another success in the attendance cup. 

100% attendance 

Well done to our Year 6.

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A message for the Year 6...

Each one of you has shone this week 
Your learning you've applied,
Clear determination to succeed was shown
And we're filled with such immense pride. 

From morning breakfast with lots of toast, 
to waiting for the end of the day.
Your smiles and energy have been the key
In the journey to our celebratory Friday. 

Congratulations in what you've achieved,
as pupils you're supreme. 
Let's look back and know we've done our best
What an amazing year 6 team!!!



Golden Time

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Winners of the attendance award with

100% attendance this week.



A note from the teachers...


We are very proud of the effort and perseverance that the Year 6 children are showing. They are continuing to challenge themselves and secure their understanding across their lessons. They are displaying our values superbly! smiley


Miss Bacon, Mr Pallant & Mrs Kennedy-Weeks


Congratulations to Monet Class who are currently tied in first position with Cliff Class for attendance since September with a respectable 96.8%.


Johnstone are currently 7th with 96.2%


Let's keep this up Year 6! Attendance ensures you can achieve your very best in your learning.

Algebra Revision - Calculating and plotting on linear graphs.

Algebra Revision - Calculating and plotting on linear graphs. 1 Calculating in the first quadrant
Algebra Revision - Calculating and plotting on linear graphs. 2 Challenge on: plotting in 4 quadrants

Dear pupils at Round Diamond Primary School.


I have just opened an envelope which contains some letters from you. How very kind of you to take the time to write to me!

Mrs Hinchliffe and I really enjoyed working with you and your teachers. We saw some amazing things at your lovely school. The most important thing to me was how ready to learn you all were and this means that you are making really good progress.

I know that you will all support your teachers to make sure that the little things we suggested as next steps when we visited will soon be part of what you do as a matter of course.


Thank you again for your letters, which I will cherish.

Good luck for the future.


With best wishes

Helen Jones

Senior adviser, PQSI

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