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Wharfe Class

Friday 14th July 2017

On Thursday 13th July Year 6 performed their end of year production 'Wind in the Willows'. They were all fabulous on stage; speaking clearly, singing beautifully and smiling all the way through! All the Year 6 staff were incredibly proud of our wonderful cast!




Friday 7th July 2017

on Monday 3rd July we had a great day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We learnt a lot about the theory of Evolution during the workshop and were very lucky that all the animals were out in the fresh air for us to enjoy.


Friday 23rd June 2017

On Tuesday, some of Year 6 travelled to Leeds Town Hall to take part in the 'Big Play', a music concert held by Artforms. The children were brilliant, both in their behaviour and their cornet playing. It was fabulous for them to put what they have learnt into practice and to be a part of such a large concert at such an amazing venue.




Friday 9th June 2017

Election results:  The votes have been counted and the winning party is... 'The Playtime Party'!  310 pupils voted altogether and the playtime party got 140 votes in total.  Well done to all Year 6 pupils for organising the election so well.  We look forward to the playtime party carrying out their pledges and can't wait to see the positive improvements to playtime.




Thursday 8th June 2017

Before the holidays, Year 6 spent some time preparing for a Valley View election. They sent out a survey to all the classes, asking for their opinions on the outdoor spaces around school. From this they formed three parties: the garden party, the green party and the playtime party. They all worked brilliantly in their teams; creating leaflets, developing manifestos, writing and delivering speeches and creating ballot boxes. Today is election day! Everyone under the age of 18 has a vote - who will win? We will find out in assembly tomorrow - watch this space.



26th May 2017

Year 6 have been learning about natural disasters this half term and have found out all about tornadoes.  We looked at images of tornadoes and used them as inspiration for our art work.  The pupils learned techniques in making a flat image look 3D by using concave and convex lines, as well as shading techniques.  The results are fantastic and will be displayed around school next half term.



19th May 2017

We were very pleased to hear today that the children in Aire Class had earned their class reward and as their prize they had asked for some time to read with Year 6.  Each member of Wharfe class therefore paired up with a 'buddy' in Reception and we spent about 15 minutes sharing a book.  It was a lovely activity to take part in and we thoroughly enjoyed working with the Reception children.  Hopefully we will be able to do it again some time soon.



12th May 2017

Today Year 6 have entered a competition.  The competition has been set up by a group called 'Child Friendly Leeds' and they are looking for the ideas of young people to help them decide how they can make Leeds City Centre more child friendly, safer and appealing to children.

Wharfe Class came up with some fantastic ideas and we were very impressed with their entries.  Their ideas ranged from having 'Lost Child Stations' to creating an 'Art Workshop'. The top entries get to go to Leeds City Centre in July to talk through their ideas further. Here's hoping one of the ideas from our school will be successful!





8th - 12th May 2017 (SATs Week)

The children coped brilliantly during SATs week and all staff involved were extremely proud. We started each day with a Year 6 breakfast club, during which the children had time to talk to each other and to staff. They enjoyed this relaxed, informal start to the day (they also enjoyed staff running around serving them!). Well done Year 6!



5th May 2017

It is a crucial week for Year 6 next week, as they take their SATs tests. They are taking it all in their stride and are feeling happy and confident about the week. We are all so proud of how well they have prepared themselves and of all the hard work they have put in over the last term. We couldn't ask for better students.


April 2017

The children have been enjoying learning life saving skills with Mrs Stuttard during their 'Heartstart' project. They will continue with this in the Summer Term.


27th - 31st March 2017

Czech Republic

Before the holidays, a group of children were lucky enough to visit the Czech Republic. All the staff who attended the visit said the children were amazing: mingling with children from other countries, showing respect for another culture and demonstrating excellent behaviour at all times. Here are a few pictures from their trip.



13th - 17th March 2017

Science Week

During Science Week, Year 6 had a lot of fun mixing simple household materials and observing the effects. We made a non-Newtonian fluid using cornflour and water and our own 'lava lamps'  by mixing health salts, oil and water with a little food colouring. We also researched famous British scientists and found out about the contributions they have made to the world of science.





March 2017

World Book Day - 2nd March 2017

We had lots of fun on World Book Day in Wharfe Class. We planned some great ideas for stories; using story dice to stimulate ideas, then challenged ourselves to write stories using only 100 words. It was harder than we thought, but we wrote some fantastic stories. I was very impressed with the effort Year 6 made with their dressing up; some of the costumes were easy to guess, others more difficult! Can you work out who everybody was?






27 February 2017

We had our Year 6 Curriculum Evening tonight.  Parents and Carers were invited to come in and hear about what and how we teach, the expectations of the new curriculum and the End of Key Stage SATs.  If you were unable to make it, you will find a link below to the presentations we shared. If you would like further information, please let us know.

PDF icon Year 6 Curriculum and SATs Presentation


27 February 2017


In Science we have been learning about the circulatory system. To consolidate their learning, the children have worked in teams to design a game. They designed and created great games and enjoyed testing out each other's ideas. The most successful games are a fantastic resource for reviewing our learning.



February 2017

In P.E lessons the children are enjoying the opportunity to take on leadership roles and lead the class in learning new sports skills. They have been working very closely with Mrs Stuttard to plan and deliver quality sports sessions and I know Miss Jones is very impressed with their sports coaching abilities!




9-11 January 2017 - Robinwood residential 

The children were all amazing at Robinwood. They worked together in teams; encouraging and supporting each other at all times. They pushed themselves to work outside their comfort zones and they all participated in all the activities. From climbing and zip wiring to caving and canoeing - fun was had by all!