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Pupils' Pages - Year 6

Welcome to Year 6's page.

The teacher in year 6 is Ms James and the teaching Assistant is Mrs Belfield.

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Year 5 & 6 have been studying the Plague as part of our local history topic. We visited Eyam - The Plague Village - to find out what it was like for people who lived and died during the 1666 outbreak.

The villagers contracted the plague from fleas, which were hiding in the cloth that was delivered from London. It soon spread and the people of Eyam chose to shut themselves off from the surrounding cities as not to spread the deadly disease.

We explored the village and visited the museum and local church. The children studied the stained glass window and discovered that the local Vicar (William Mompesson) had coordinated the villagers and organised for food parcels and supplies to be left at the boundary stone so that limited contact with the outside world was maintained. A truly brave set of people and out of the 380 original residents only 80+ survived.

Find out more:

The Boundary Stone 

The Church

The Village Stocks

The plague cottages where the cloth was delivered

Ring of roses is cast onto the school gates as a reminder

Feeding Time


Kathryn Mompesson's Grave

It looks like being a fun and exciting year.

This week we are reinforcing our knowledge of Instructional texts. We have been working in our groups to write instructions to make a volcano. You can see the photographs here.

This term we will be learning about World War 2. We have already started to find out about the effects of the blitz and also about an artist called Henry Moore. The children are enjoying this work.

We will be swimming on Thursday afternoons and PE is on Mondays.

Children need to bring in their files every day.

Top Tipů

Make sure you know all your times tables up to 12x12=.



We have just finished a topic about light and how we see.  Please click here to see our work.



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