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Class 6

This year’s Gregg Cup journey started last Thursday 9th November with a semi-final game against local school, Mundy Juniors, at the Heanor Town ground. After a very good start, we conceded two goals before pulling one back from a penalty. We equalised only to find the goal disallowed by an offside decision. Our heads dropped as we conceded two more goals , finishing 4-1. Congratulations to Mundy ,who went on to meet Loscoe Primary in the final. Well done to the team who represented school impeccably and showed great camaraderie and passion throughout.  

Semi-final night!

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Our Penalty King!

Prior to the Gregg Cup final, we were delighted to take part in the Penalty King competition against the other teams who entered this year. Each taking three penalties in turn against the keeper, our player was awarded the title, having been the only one to score two from his three kicks. Well done and congratulations, you did us extremely proud! 

Action shots!

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Trophy time.

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Remembrance Day 10/11/23

Today year 6 took the lead in the school service for Remembrance Day 2023. They put in their best efforts in singing, acting, and reading to our audience of guests before leading them to the war memorial for our two minute silence.

All of the children performed fabulously, and we couldn't be more proud of them for this. Lest we forget.

Autumn 2 6/11/23

Welcome back to Autumn 2! I can’t believe how fast time has gone by, as the pumpkin decorations have come down and we now look towards Remembrance, Children in Need and Christmas! 


Everyone has settled into their new class brilliantly and new routines, roles and expectations are becoming much more embedded into every day. As we build on these, we will look to increase the children’s independence by giving them chance to follow some routines without guidance. As the weather turns colder and wetter, please make sure that everyone comes in with a suitable coat. We are keen that children are able to be outside during their break time. 



Cromford Mills Trip

Today we visited Cromford Mills for our school trip. It was a great day, despite the heavy rain, that really brought our 'heritage' theme to life. We had been reading Oliver Twist in school, and learning about child workers during the Industrial Revolution. Children had chance to see, first hand, the types of jobs that children would do, the technology of the era, and even dress up and have a go!


Eventually the rain meant we had to come back to school, earlier than planned. However, we all enjoyed the day all the same!

Autumn 1 - Week 6 (12/10/23)

Today the year 6 class had a bit of a different morning! Our local police came to chat with the class and do some work around county lines issues. Keeping children informed and aware of how to keep themselves safe, as well as provide an interesting change from normal routine.


This week sees us finish off our topic on Oliver Twist as the children complete an independent write. They have been enjoying a Friday treat of watching some of the musical film, bringing the text to life!

Police Visit

Autumn 1 - Week 5

Individual photographs - Monday 9th October.

This coming Monday (9.10.23) the photographer will be in school to take our individual photographs. Please do not send children in their PE kit on this day. They will need to bring their PE kit separately, so that they can get changed later on.


Class Dojo!

The class have been enjoying earning Dojo points, and I have asked the school council to come up with a list of possible rewards that their peers can spend them on. We will be working towards a class target and individual targets for achievements. 



This last week has seen us start our history topic around the industrial revolution, with a particular focus on child workers in mills and factories. In computing, children researched different countries and practiced working together to create presentations that they delivered to the whole class. 

We have started looking at the character of Fagin in Oliver Twist, and exploring the writing and the film adaptions as we build up to our big write.


We are looking forward to exploring John Flamsteed Community School later today for another experience of life in secondary education (and a bit of fun!).


Mr Channing

Autumn 1 - Week 3

This week we can see class 6 settling into their new routines and embedding their learning behaviours. We have started our core topics with a focus on Victorian era history through our text of Oliver Twist. The children have enjoyed unpicking the characters and watching some clips from the musical. 


This week we will visit Heanor Gate secondary school on Friday 22nd September (please see the attached letter). The children will get a first hand experience of life in a secondary school, where they will meet teachers, try some lessons and experience assembly. Exciting!


Mr Channing

-  Year 6 teacher