Lansdowne Place, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3RY

01788 575328

Y6 Leopards


 Mrs Warrington - Teacher  

Mrs Stonell - Teaching Assistant


Skern -Monday

Last day - Boo Hoo!

This morning the four groups were split into Tunnels and Assault Course group and Climb & Abseil. Conquering all our fears, the dark, claustrophobia  and heights.

My children were awesome and I am so proud!  

We had some tired children on the coach home; the result of a busy weekend.



Skern - Sunday

Awesome day, thought it couldn't get any better but it has!

This morning was spent in the Atlantic Ocean (quite warm) catching waves, falling off boards (Mrs Warrington) and generally having the time of our lives.

The smiles were amazing.

This afternoon, Groups One and Two were on the high ropes and Groups Three and Four were in the tunnels and on the assault course.

Take a look at the slide show.

Skern - Saturday

Fabulous day, the groups enjoyed the High Ropes, Archery and the Zip line in the morning and we all went rafting in the afternoon on the River Torridge in Bideford.

Skern - Friday

Long journey down to North Devon, Groups One and Two did Climb and Abseil whilst Groups Three and Four did Zip Line and Archery.

Year 6 have been researching board games and designing their own with electrical components. Please have a look at our animoto.




Summer Term 2015 - Learning Challenge 7 

Year 6 have produced some lovely pieces of work for their Mayan homework.



Our next Learning Challenge is to learn about the Mayan Civilisation. For homework over the holidays could you choose one of the following questions to complete for the display board using your writing skills and illustrations (no print outs from the internet).

  1. What were the homes of the Maya like?
  2. Mayas built pyramids, what were they like and what were they used for?
  3. Were the Mayas religious? What did they believe in?
  4. What did the Mayas eat and where did they get this from?


Prime Learning Challenge Question
                                                Who were the Mayans and what have we learnt from them?
                                                  Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions:
                                                Who were the Mayans and where did they live?
                        What evidence do we have that the Mayans were an advanced civilisation?
                                  What have the Mayan civilisation in common with space travel?
                                      What can we learn from the way they built their pyramids ?
                                       What do we know of the rituals carried out by the Mayans?
                                             Why was the sun an important feature in Mayan life?
                                                  What caused the Mayan civilisation to disappear?






Spring Term 2015 - Learning Challenge 3

Prime Learning Challenge Question
                                                I'm a Year 6 pupil, can you get me out of here?
                                                  Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions:
                                                Can you find your school on an OS map and a birds eye view?
                                              What would a birds eye view of your school look like?
                               Can you put together a map of the immediate area around your school?
                                  If you get stuck in Skern, how would you go about finding your way home?
                     How would you go about planning a trip to a European city to include cost and time?
          Can you use a map including the 8 compass point directions to plan an orienteering course for Year 5?

This is our third Learning Challenge. It is a geography based project to develop our skills and understanding of our country, Europe and mapping. Children will be learning how to read OS maps and understanding how to read a range of scales. They will make careful use of measurements and using data and learn how to correctly describe physical environments.


Useful books to read:

The once upon a time map book by B.G. Hennessy

Six comprehensive maps lead children on a tantalizing tour of their favorite magical kingdoms and introduce them to the way maps work.
The Blurb: Once upon a time, fairy-tale kingdoms existed only in the realm of theimagination. But now, this mesmerizing book of maps brings lands like Neverland, Oz, and Aladdin's kingdom as close as kids' fingertips. Want to retrace Alice's steps through Wonderland? Start at the rabbit hole and follow the map past the Duchess's house to the croquet ground (just remember not to eat anything along the way!). With maps of six different lands to explore, each offering special points of interest, hidden objects to find, and dangers to avoid, young readers will be spending a lot of time in ONCE UPON A TIME — and learning valuable map-reading skills along the way.


The Scary Places Map Book: Seven Terrifying Tours by B.G. Hennessy

Grab a flashlight for an after-dark exploration of seven very scary places. Giggles and goose bumps are in store!

Take a tour of seven spooky places, among them the Wicked Woods, a Ghostly Galleon, and the Western Terror-tories. Along the way, avoid booby traps, search for hidden objects, and learn basic map reading skills! A map key, items to look for, and points of interest, such as Dracula’s Castle and Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, are included for each eerie region



Helpful websites to support this learning challenge:   this website tells you how to read maps, how to choose a map, what orientating maps means, contour lines and much much more. This is the Ordnance Survey magazine which has a tab on how to read maps with your child.










 Autumn Term 2014 - Learning Challenge 2

Prime Learning Challenge Question
                                                Were the dark days of London really that dark?
                                                  Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions:
                                                Who were the Roundheads and the Cavaliers?
                                              Was Oliver Cromwell right to stop the monarchy?
                               Why was the execution of Charles 1 a major event in British history?
                                  Why do you think the monarchy was restored after a short while?
                     Set up a Parliamentary debate for and against Cromwell, film it and then show it.
          Why do some people think that the Great Fire was one of the best things that happened to London?
                          Who was Samuel Pepys and would he have been a modern day blogger?
Recreate  the Great Fire of London in an artistic way.

This is our second learning challenge in Year 6. This historical based study of British history will extend the children’s understanding of the beheading of Charles 1st, the Civil War and the Great Fire of London. 

To help them to gain a better understanding of these times they could research the life and times of Stuart Britain, the British Civil War and the beginnings of Parliament and the Politicians and politics of this era.

Children will be drawing timelines of the events thinking about, famous people, weaponry, transport and health care during this era.

They will research a person from this time period thinking about what influences they had on the country we live in today. 

Useful books to read:

 Tudors and Stuarts

  • From battles and beheadings, to plots and plague, this book tells the story of life in Britain under the Tudors and Stuarts.
  • Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, detailed reconstructions, paintings and maps.
  • Includes links to websites to find out more information via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.

The Slimy Stuarts

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the SLIMY STUARTS, including why some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas, which king picked his nose and never washed his hands and why people wore fish on their feet (bleeugh!). With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make HORRIBLE HISTORIES more accessible to young readers.


Here are some examples of our Stuart Timelines we made for homework

Helpful websites to support this learning challenge:

Timeline of the Kings and Queens of Britain – the Stuarts

Stuart England - links to lots of information on people, places, themes and topics from the period such as: medicine, the Gun Powder Plot, the Plague, Oliver Cromwell.


Evidence of Learning Challenge 1 – Making and sailing our boats:

A fantastic afternoon was had by all. In Year 6 we have been learning about boat building and following this lesson the children had to design their own boats and make them.

Today was the maiden voyage and enjoyed by all. We timed the voyage to see which boat moved the faster and evaluated our designs, making choices on what changes we could make to improve our time.









Autumn Term 2014 - Learning Challenge 1

 Prime Learning Challenge Question
 Will you ever see the water you drink again?
 Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions
 Why is water a major necessity in any town, village or city?
 How does rain water form in the first place?
 Why do some places go for a long time without rain and others have too much rain?
 How is water used to help provide energy to many places?
 Can you create a boat that requires water to power it?
 What happens to the water in our home once it disappears down the sink?
 Can you recreate a famous waterscape?


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Helpful websites to support this learning challenge:

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Take a look at our Learning Meeting for Parents Presentation.


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