Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 2019-20 with Mrs Pole, Miss Lamb, Mrs James and Mrs Easterbrook.

We would encourage you to keep an eye on these pages as we like to share aspects of the children’s learning and experiences from Willow and Sycamore classes. 


22nd November 2019 - Lifeskills Trip

Year 6 visited Lifeskills in Bristol, which offers interaction education for safe and independent living. Lifeskills aims to show pupils that they should be taking personal responsibility for their own safety. The children learnt how to assess risk and cope with difficult situations by taking part in various interactive activities. The wonderful Volunteer Guides took small groups of children around the realistic "village" to experience a number of difficult or dangerous situations. Our children worked collaboratively to decide how to overcome each problem and had the opportunity to learn from their mistakes in a safe environment. You can take a 360ËšVirtual Tour to share in their experience by clicking here: Lifeskills Bristol



19th September 2019 - Underfall Boatyard Trip

Year 6 had a fantastic trip to Underfall Boatyard in Bristol. We learnt about the use of hydraulic pressure that powered the lock gates and controlled the water levels in the floating harbour before electricity was in use. We created poetry with the resident poet and had a boat ride around the harbour in the glorious sunshine.




17th July 2019 - A Midsummer Night's Dream Y6 Play

Year 6 were amazing in their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The acting was fantastic and the singing sounded great. The parents/carers, staff and children were really impressed and the year 6 team were very proud of everyone.

1st July 2019 - Acting Workshops

On Monday, Year 6 worked with a professional actor and director from the Tobacco Factory to develop our performance skills in a full day of workshops. We played lots of games that developed our understanding of the space around us, helped us to work as a team, make eye contact and commit to the performance we give. We also explored the characters of our forthcoming production.











21st June 2019 - DT Bridges Day with SKF

Year 6 had a fantastic day when Will Curry from a local engineering firm came to share his engineering knowledge with us. Mr Curry did a great job of explaining to the children how different types of bridge work and the forces that engineers need to consider when designing and making bridges. The children then all had a go at designing and making their own bridge out of paper, coffee stirrers and sellotape. The bridges were  tested using weights. The winning bridge supported an incredible 900 grams!





17th May 2019 - Viking Longships

After working really hard on their SATs we had a fun day on Friday where the children designed and made their own Viking longships from cardboard. We were impressed by the variety of designs and the collaboration involved.




14th May 2019 - Science

As well as impressing us with their dedication and hard work in their SATs, Year 6 have been continuing to learn as well as having fun this week during the afternoons. On Tuesday, we experimented with different types of bird beaks in our science lesson to decide which 'beak' was best for picking up different types of food. We used scissors, tweezers, spoons and pegs to pick up a variety of food such as raisins, seeds, M&Ms and wiggly worms (strawberry laces!) We discussed why birds have different beaks and how this helps them survive and adapt to live in their particular habitats.


SATS Information Presentation 2019

SATS Information PowerPoint

Clevedon School Creative Writing Competition 2019 Resource

Photography PowerPoint

5th March 2019 - London Trip

Year 6 had a fantastic trip to London. We went to the Science Museum, took the tube to Westminster Bridge then walked to the London Eye. We 'flew' on the Eye and then came home watching films and singing along to Sing which was on the DVD player on the coach! We all loved it!









11th December 2018 - Debating

This week, we finished our class book - Clockwork, by Philip Pullman. One of the characters in the book meets a grisly end and we used this as the subject for a class debate. We prepared for and held a debate on the motion - "This house believes that Karl deserves a bad end!"


20th November 2018 - Oral Story Telling

Year 6 have been learning about traditional tales and practising oral story telling. We have been discussing what makes a good story teller and how we can engage a listener. We practised performing The Cobbler and The Dragon in groups, then performed it to the children in our reception classes. They were a fantastic audience and there were lots of giggles!




Year Ahead Powerpoint

 Year 6 Year Ahead Powerpoint 18-19


18th May 2018 - Post-SATs treats

Many thanks to Tesco in Clevedon for their kindness. Year 6 children were able to spend £20 on 'treats' to celebrate the end of their SATs after receiving a gift voucher from the local store.

7th March 2018 - London Trip

Year 6 went on a fabulous trip to London to follow in the footsteps of a character from a book that we are reading.  We spent 2 hours in the science museum and then  took the underground train to Westminster where we walked across Westminster Bridge to the London Eye.  After taking in the sights from the ground, we then took to the sky on the Eye and had magnificent weather and crystal clear views over our capital city.  We all got back safely...albeit extremely exhausted after our experience.

London Eye