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Hawthorn Primary School


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Year 6

Welcome Back

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Come and see how the school has changed since you were last here.
Mrs Abraham would like to show you how the school has changed.

Selda sends her love to Y6- please see the card attached below.

Year 6 Leavers Bubble Pizza Picnic.

Count on me

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Hello Children

Please learn to sing and sign this song. When you have learnt it please send your teacher a video of you singing and signing.

Mrs Secrett

Look at these book suggestions and then try out some of these activities

Hi Y6, please let us know what you have been up to or if you have any questions or queries about your learning. If you have any pictures you would like us to share get your parents to send them to us via email.


White Fang


This is my best book report that I have done:
this was about a baby wolf called white fang. He lost both his parents and his siblings which was upsetting.
Soon later he went out and found  people. They went to go kill white fang but he was to fast and so they gave up and tried to tame him. Eventually white fang was no longer a wolf he was a tamed dog. One day his trainer was going away and never ever coming back . The next day the boys locked up and set off to the boat but white fang broke the window and dashed after them. When he got there the boys tried to take him off the boat but they couldn't so he had to take white fang to live with him in the city. 

By Tien

Haamid has been busy with lots of Maths and English learning.

Ciaran has been doing lots of reading.

A poem through the eyes and thoughts of someone else.

Tragic Coma 

I’m trying to wake up      

I’m trying to be free     

But what I’m trying     

They don’t see   

I’m stuck 


I’m listening to people swallow the pain 

I’m listening to sighs  

But what I’m listening to  

Makes me feel worse inside 

I’m stuck 


The way their moving me, up and down 

Makes me feel disrespected  

I just want to sit up and frown  

But I can’t  

I’m stuck 


Suddenly, my body felt like I was emerging from water 

I could feel sweat dripping down my face  

Even though I was freezing cold  

My body felt loose 


I could open my eyes, I was out of the coma 

I could move my arms around 

Then I realised, I was still stuck  

But this time 

Six feet underground 


By Abbie




Here are the children who have

completed a quiz this week:



Well done Madison. Come on Year 6 we want you start taking your quizzes.

Haamid has been very busy with his home learning these past few weeks, well done Haamid.

Cara has been busy completing her Fraction work whilst she has been in Lock-down. As I can she she is doing a very good job, well done Cara.

Year 6 have been very busy reading their books.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Take 2 for our NHS Heroes

Here are the Music Service teachers playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow! I hope you enjoy listening to all of the different instruments as they play together.

Year 6 have been reading the book Air Raid by Jean May. When they have finished reading the book the children are writing reviews. 


Air raid book review by Tien:
This was a fiction book but it was based on real events that do happen. It was about 2 boys called Jack and Harry, they find this dog called Raf and go to rescue him but then the alarm goes off. They get Raf out and run but get told off by a fire fighter and then the old church falls over. As they went on, they came across an old pub, they go in but then the walls fall down and block the entrance. They manage to escape but not in a good place, they ended up by the bomb. Harry, Jack and Raf wake up and are rescued by old tin hat and the captain after they are rescued, the bomb disposal come and take the  bomb away. 

The Book of Hopes


  • The Book of Hopes is a completely free collection of short stories, poems and pictures.
  • The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals. 
  • Over 100 children’s writers have contributed including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson.


Please follow the link above to read the book - there are some great stories and poems. You will also find a link to some activities which can be carried out after reading some of the stories & poems.


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 Monday 27/04/20 Home Schooling Lessons to be completed. Any questions please use the message link above. I will be available to respond between 9:30AM-12:00PM ( I am busy working from home so sometimes may not respond straight away). Kind regards Miss Lynch smiley

Monday 27th April

mAdditional Activities


Week 1

Lesson 1 - Using ratio language

Week 1: 20/04/20 Monday

Lesson 2 - Maths 
Representing Fractions



Week 1: 20/04/20 Monday

Lesson 3 - English 
Newspaper: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval


Oxford Owl


Spelling and Reading

Username: year6hawthorn

Password: Year6

Spelling: Sounds the Same – Year 6

Reading: This week I would like you all to read Air Raid and then write a book review at the end of the week. Share the review with me and I shall post them onto the website.



You will need your log in I have emailed you for classroom secrets:

Year 6 Spellings and Definitions Matching Activity 1

Year 6 Football Match Preview Reading Comprehension



Week 1: 20/04/20 Monday

Lesson 1 - Foundation 
What caused the First World War to break out?


Ongoing Projects-

Captain Tom project-see class room page below for link to more details.


Science Project: Evolution Research-see classroom page below


Charanger Music Yumi:


P. E.

Please You Tube Joe Wicks Daily Workout (for kids)




Hi Year 6, hope you are all keeping well and are all safe.

I am now keeping myself busy with lots of work and filling in your transition forms for your senior schools telling them how naughty you all are (just kidding, your all fantastic). I will soon be filling in all your school reports too so that will keep me very busy.


Now I am going to set you your new topic challenges over the next few days. The first one is as follows:


Key Questions: Science Focus

Where did our footprints begin?

What came first, the chicken or the egg?


I would like you to investigate what evolution is. 

Research what evolution scientists believe?

What are the similarities and differences? Do they all agree?

Also what can you find out about 'Who you are', consider the following:


Who am I?

Where am I from?

What is my culture?

What is my heritage?


You can present your findings by:

Creating a model




or any other way that you think you can show your learning.

You can share them through BGFL365 or by email. If you would like, we can then share your projects via the class page.

I look forward to seeing them.smiley



Chapter 3

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Chapter 2.mp4

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BONE TALK by Candy Gourlay

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Hawthorn loves to sing

Ciaran has been doing lots of work at home and making sure his been working out with Joe Wicks.

Captain Thomas Moore, known as Captain Tom... An Inspiration to us all! Please see ‘Latest News’ for our whole school Home Learning Project.

Well being activity

Please download this well being activity and complete with your child. 

Monday 20th April


We have been teaching children essential skills such as: listening, team work & being creative as part of their learning and our link, Skills Builder, has now provided a home learning link so that you can continue with some of the activities at home. 


Select the skill that you'd like to practise and then select the step for the year group that your child is in - Year 6 children should access step 6.

Easter Competition: Well done Tien and Hammid, what lovely creations you have created. Fantastic!

Hawthorn Toilet Roll Challenge!

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Year 6 you should still be able to share your work with me or things you have been doing at home using your accounts. I look forward to seeing them. I will publish some of them online when you have finished. Next week I will post a video (When I am not in my pj's and have brushed my hair lol). During the video I shall be sharing a poem or a short story.

Miss you all very much

Miss Lynch


Hi Year 6, hope everyone is well. I look forward to hearing about what you have all been doing to fill your time. I have been working hard on the Science Curriculum and baking. I have started reading a book called 'Looking Glass' so far it has me hooked. Below I have put some links for learning activities. I will look for some fun Easter activities for you. See you soon Miss Lynch

Tips for Parents

*Update 26th March*

Free eBooks

Use the link below to access loads of free ebooks for you to read. 

When you have selected a book you would like to read click on to the i (for information) and it will give you some details about the book, then click on to the next i and it will tell you the AR range.


This link lets you check if your choice has an AR quiz.


This link takes you to AR so that you can do the quiz.


Happy reading.

Dear Year 6,

Please make sure that you carry on with your learning whilst you are at home. It will help prepare you for senior school in September. Keep looking at the class page as I will update it with new learning opportunities for you.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Miss Lynch and Mrs Kaur  



Home Writing Task

Write a report about the Tudors. Make sure that you check your grammar and include the features of a report. You must make sure that you paraphrase the information ( do not copy it word for word).

Welcome to Year 6


Miss Lynch is Year Six's class teacher and Mrs Kaur is our teaching assistant. We are also supported by Mr Barr and our resource base teacher, Miss Paulson, and our resource base teaching assistant, Miss Leddy.


As a team, we are excited about a busy year ahead and look forward to building a working partnership between staff, pupils, parents and carers to maximise children's learning.


This term our theme is 'Crime and Punishment' with a particular focus on History. We will be using the old school log books to investigate the punishments which were given at school and the reasons for them. 



We have P.E. on a Tuesday and Friday so please help your child to be fully prepared for this lesson by having their kit in school. 



As many of you will know Year 6  is the time when children across the country take their S.A.T.s tests. The dates for the tests are: Monday

11th May to Thursday 14th May.  We will be working with you and your children to ensure that they are fully prepared and more information will be provided later in the year.

Today is World Book Day, Year 6 have dressed up as their favourite characters from the texts they have been reading. During the afternoon Year 6 have had the chance to share their stories with the younger children.


Year 6 were really excited as they received a mystery box full of books chosen by the teachers at the book store 'Peters'. The grand unveiling revealed some interesting tales.

World Book Day

                                                              Tudor Day

Today is our first day back and Year 6 have come into school dressed as Tudors. They have created and played Tudor games, carried out historic research and cooked 'Love Knots' using an old Tudor recipe. 

The children will be finding out about the Tudors this Term and evaluating the evidence that still exists today.

Terrible Tudors

Y6 have been looking at the skill classification of animals in Biology this week.

During English we have been hot-seating and interviewing evacuees from World War 2.

An old looking suitcase turned up in Year 6 today, we found out it belong to an evacuee called John Holloway. inside there was a cap, scarf, an old metal toy donkey, ration book , newspaper, identity card and a gas mask.

We have been finding out about the events leading up to the Battle Of Britain.

War through a Child's eyes. Today is our first day back and Y6 were shocked when they walked into the sounds and sight of a WW2 plane battle this morning which was part of their stunning start to their theme.

Y6 had lots of fun during their Christmas party afternoon. They did lots of dancing, singing, Played the After Eight Mint challenge and got to meet Father Christmas.

Y6 were sad to hear that it would be Miss Paulson's last day with them today. Miss Paulson came into Year 6 to say farewell and to give them a gift. They were very excited to recieve the book 'Fantastic Beasts'.

DT: We have been exploring structures today. We experimented with different folds and shapes to find out which would be the strongest. Some of us were more successful than others.

Y6 have completed their Global warming sculptures, they are very proud of their work.

Y6 have finished their calenders; They used their hatching skills to create their artwork using different types of media (Chalks, Coals, Pastels and crayons).

Y6 have been very busy creating their calenders and cards for their families and friends, ready for Christmas.

Y6 have been creating their Global Warming sculptures this week. They have been very busy creating their designs to send powerful messages to the world, to help save our planet.

Y6 have been reading the text 'The Giant's Necklace'. They have been taking on the role of news reporters to write an article about the little girl Cherry who has gone missing.

Y6 have been exploring a lambs heart to apply their knowledge of the human heart and its function in science.

Y6 have learned and performed the Haka dance this term.

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Haka, (Maori: “dance”) Maori posture dance that involves the entire body in vigorous rhythmic movements, which may include swaying, slapping of the chest and thighs, stamping.


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Year 6, have been learning to play the Glockenspiel, with Miss Appleby and Mrs Kaur.

Y6 have been exploring consequences for peoples actions in their jigsaw lesson today.

Y6 have been creating anti bullying posters.

Y6 reveal their new book for reading for pleasure. 'The Boy At The Back Of the Class' by Onjali Rauf (Author).Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite! But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help. That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. . .

Y6 have been enjoying their PE sessions, learning gymnastics with Miss Hough

Word Mania round 1 has now ended, we now await the final round (12th to the 14th November). Check out below to find out how they are getting on.

Y6 Have been to the cinema at Resorts World to watch a film about Global Warming. For some of us it was our first time watching a 3D movie, we had fun trying to reach out to the wonderful creatures of the deep.It left us feeling emotional, knowing that these creatures are at risk of extinction if we do not change our ways.

Year 6 have entered the Word Mania competition. Look at the score board below to see how they are doing.

Y6 have been to the Vue Cinema at Star City to see the film '2040'. The film is about practical solutions to environmental concerns which are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.

Year 6 have been really excited today about their new class story book that has been revealed. The story 'The Middler' by Author Kirsty Applebaum is about a girl called Maggie who is a middle child overlooked and unheard. Beyond her town's boundary the quiet war rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam. We can not wait to find out how it all ends.

Y6 have returned back to school with their home learning about Global Warming.

Year 6 and Year 5 are in a competitive Rockstar competition, wonder who will win.

Y6's home learning for October half term.

           What is Global Warming?

You can present this as a:

Power point





We will look forward to seeing these when you come back. Have a fantastic half term.

Why not create your own book club at home using this Book Club Agenda.

Year 6 have been writing diary entries as Bess and Tim from 'The Highwayman' text in English. Here are some examples by Naoroj and Abbie

Year 6 have been writing character descriptions of the highwayman. Here is a sample of writing by Tien.

Year 6 are reading 'The Highwayman' in English.

Year 6 have been reading Oliver Twist. As part of the text talks about Oliver being in a Workhouse, the children wanted to explore what that would be like. So we went back in time and explored the many jobs that would have taken place.

Year 6 have been reading 'Oliver Twist' in guided reading.

Year 6 have had a visit from Urban Devotion to talk about gangs and knife crime. They explored the reasons why people get involved with these activities. Furthermore, the children discovered the impact of these behaviours and how they can make positive choices when faced with challenging circumstances.

Year 6 Educational Visit

When we visited the Black Country Museum we stepped back in time to dicover what it was like for children in a Victorian school. We are going to use our experience and our further research to compare the modern day classroom with the Victorian one.

Y6 have enjoyed an assembly by Fizz Pop Science today. Aiza and Hanna got to take part in the experiments.

Year 6 have enjoyed a visit from Carol Lyndon who introduced them to the school punishment book dated back to the early 1920s onwards. The children investigated the different types of punishments given now compared to the early 1920-70s. Year 6 will be taking part in a project with Carol where they will be displaying their work in an exhibition in Birmingham City Centre later on next year.

Year 6 visited Whitemoor Lakes before the summer holidays to get to know their new teacher. Whilst there we did lots of team building and trust exercises.