New Science Topic: Electricity

This term we will be studying ‘Electricity’ in Science, we will be investigating these three objectives:

  • associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram

Start your research by reading the Science Study Guide (purple book) and look at the links below.

Then write on the blog or in your book something new you have learnt about Electricity – you have studied it in Year 4, so should have some knowledge already. Get your spark going!

Useful Websites:

BBC Bitesize Information and Videos


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History with Year 2R – Mary Seacole research

This year our shared learning partners are 2R. Our first project will be to support year 2 in their work on Mary Seacole. Ms Ross has started work with her class, but they have only done one or two lessons. You need to help them learn even more! Please research Mary Seacole, hopefully you already know somethings from when you were in year 2.

When you have researched, go onto the 2R blog and write 5 things you have learnt about Mary Seacole – make sure this information is accessible for year 2.
Year 2 will then be able to read this information themselves. This Thursday 14th December, we will then pair you with a 2R member and do some more work in class – working on presentations and making sure that 2R and 6C become the best classes at Clapham Manor!

Check out the links below to start your research – Due Thursday 14th December.


BBC information and clips on Mary Seacole


Mary Seacole video part 2


Mary Seacole video part 1

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Year 6 trip to London Zoo!

On Tuesday, year 6 had a trip to London Zoo in Regent’s Park. We took the underground train to Camden Town and then walked to the zoo. Your homework is to write a factual report on one (or more) of the animals you saw at the zoo. If you didn’t go to the zoo, then choose an animal of you own choice and research them, you could use Blue Planet 2 on BBC iplayer to give you some ideas.

Here are some photos from our ‘wild’ trip!


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Maths – Peter the Pumpkin Pie Eater

On Wednesday 15th November, we looked at some fraction problems. Some of you started on this pumpkin pie problem. Have a go at solving in your book or on paper. You can present your work in the comments or bring it into class. See what you can do!


For some more fraction problems check out these links below:

Triangles          Picnic feast           Fractions in a box

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Macbeth – Hero or Anti-Hero? That is the question.

As part of our work on the Shakespearean play Macbeth, we will be analysing the main character and having in depth discussions about our views and opinions of him during our lesson on Monday. This will be our new focus in English.

In preparation for this watch the animation of the play below and answer the following question:

What impression do you get of the character of Macbeth from the animation film? Justify your viewpoint with evidence.

Either comment on here to spark a class debate or bring your written response to the lesson on Monday ready to share and present this.

Click on the picture to view the animation.

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Black History Month Art – Adam Pendleton inspired

On Friday 20th October, 6C created artistic pieces inspired by American artist, Adam Pendleton. He uses collage, paint and other materials to create statement pieces, with some based on civil rights movements, such as the Black Lives Matter movement.

Children collected newspapers and images they wanted to use to create their own pieces. Lots of their work will go on display for the Thursday 2nd November ‘Black History at Clapham Manor’ celebration. This will be an after school event to showcase the whole school’s history and art work. Please come and see their great work!


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Year 6 Study Packs and Science

To help with your homework and revision for SATs, you will soon be getting a year 6 study pack. This is a set of four books each covering parts of the year 6 curriculum, there’s a spelling book, English book, maths book and a science book. You will sometimes be told what page to focus on for homework that day or week, but you are also expected to use it independently to revise and take responsibility for your own learning. The books ARE NOT TO BE WRITTEN IN, activities should be completed on paper or in school books, if needed.

The study packs cost £5 – you will get this back if the books are brought back at the end of the year, or the £5 can go towards the trip at the end of the year to Chessington! Once you’ve given in your money, Mr Cullen will give you the pack.

Science Lesson Last Week:

Check out the science blog for photos from our beaks lesson! Can you answer the questions underneath the photos?

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A Week of Adventure

This week some of us have been adventuring in the Brecon Beacons in Wales and some have been staying closer to home – but equally testing their navigational and outdoor natural thinkers skills.

In two weeks we will be performing our first sharing assembly (Friday 13th October), giving us a chance to bring our parents and careers some live broadcasts and stories from our adventures this week!

We need your help – choose a day, a moment or an activity that you really loved (or hated to begin with), something you found difficult or challenging, frightening or impossible and write a news report of this. Remember the work you did on news reports in year 5 – it can be a broadcast or a written report – remember your audience and the purpose – to inform your audience of the event! Your report can be on any challenges or activities from the week, e.g. the school journey hike, the trip to Downe Village, the climbing or abseiling, or map reading at Downe.

Happy reporting – deadline day is Friday 6th October!  – complete on paper or type and print out, can email Mr Cullen if you do not have a printer. Visit the Clapham Manor twitter page for more School Journey pictures.


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Dates for your Diary



Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September: School Journey Week

October: Black History Month

Friday 13th October: Sharing Assembly

Friday 20th October: 6C visit The Spinney

Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October: Half Term

Monday 14th May – Friday 18th May: SATs Week 

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Welcome and Information

Welcome to your class blog for year 6

This is a great place for you and your parents, family and carers to have a look at all the work we’re doing in 6C. Over the year Mr Cullen will post our great class work, pictures from any trips and lots of interesting questions for you to answer.

Class Information: P.E on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We will usually do PE twice a week and it will be on two of these days, so please bring your kit for each day. We will also have French on a Monday afternoon and music on a Thursday afternoon.

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