The Mayflower Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More


Welcome to Year 6


I think I can safely say that this has been the most hectic start to a new school year ever!  A big thank you for all of your patience while the building was being finished and our classrooms were set up. We've had an amazing beginning to term with the residential trip being a highlight. The children behaved brilliantly and were a credit to the school.  After all the excitement it is quite nice that we are beginning to settle down and get stuck in with our learning


Our Topic for this term is World War II and we will continue to explore this through lessons in History, Geography, Art, D&T and English.  


PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday, however this may change due to weather and hall availability, therefore PE Kits MUST be in school at all times!

6KF will have swimming on Tuesday afternoons for six weeks until 15th October.

6KH will have swimming on Tuesday afternoons from 22nd October for six weeks.


Please continue to support your children by reading with them regularly (at least 5 times a week), completing homework on time and ensuring they attend school reading and equipped to learn!



In our writing lessons we have been inspired by the short animation 'The Piano' and have written some amazing historical narratives. We worked hard, thinking carefully about engaging our readers through the use of emotional flashbacks for our main character.



We are learning about the human body with a specific focus on the circulatory and respiratory systems. We were really excited (most of us!) to see a real life ox heart dissection and learnt so much about what a heart really looks like and how it works. After a conversation about how many people during the war would have eaten heart to provide protein some children expressed a desire to try it.  Our brilliant school cook came to the rescue and cooked the heart in a casserole. Lots of children tried it and declared it to be delicious!

We have learnt about how the heart pumps the blood around our systems so that it can be oxygenated by the lungs. We had lots of fun acting out the different parts of the body while the 'blood cells' pushed through the vena cava or wriggled around in the right atrium.