Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR

01226 710523

Churchfield Primary School

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Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 Pupils' page. Here you'll find everything that we've been up to, useful links & dates, photographs and our work. 


 14 - Benevolent Barracudas - Mr Bean & Mrs Bailey

13 - Omniscient Octopuses - Miss Daniels

PE Days

Tuesday - Gym Session

Thursday - Dorothy Hyman/ Astro-Turf session

Tower Wood Residential - 4th December 2018

We had an absolutely AMAZING week in the Lake District for our Tower Wood residential! Despite the weather (lots & lots & lots of rain!) the children still had an amazing time and made memories they'll never forget! We explored Cathedral Quarry, went Ghyll Scrambling, climbed mountains, explored forests and even sailed across the biggest lake in England! Pictures will be available very soon!

Investigating Light - 5th November

Crucial Crew - 25th October

Year 6 had a brilliant day at Crucial Crew on Friday 25th October. We took part in a range of scenarios, which all had a focus on how to be responsible citizens and stay safe. First of all we learnt how to administer basic First Aid (Drs ABC) and put people in the recovery position. Also we looked at what anti-social behaviour is, the impact of 'hate crimes' and the consequences of committing a crime; we even got to act out a real court hearing in a magistrate's court! We found out how to be a respectful bus passenger and sensible pedestrian. Finally, we learnt how dangerous arson attacks really are, how to prevent house fires and how to behave in a fire emergency.

Harvest Preparation - 12th October

We've been busy getting ready for our Harvest Festival on Thursday 18th October this week. We've split into four groups: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Creative Writing & Art. Some of us have even been carving pumpkins! Our theme for this year's Harvest Festival is 'Zero Hunger'. Have a look at the video below to find out more! 

Lotherton Hall Trip - 5th October

We had a fantastic trip at Lotherton Hall near Leeds today! The hall was given up by its owners to be a war hospital during the first world war, and we took part in several workshops in the rooms of the house. We created a plan for which room would be the ward, looked at some case studies of injured soldiers and even handled some real WW1 artefacts! After our workshop we toured the grounds and visited the wildlife world where there was penguins, tapirs and lots of exotic birds! 

Factors, Multiples, Primes & Squares - 28th September

We've been learning all about common factors, common multiples and recapping prime numbers & square numbers this week in maths. We've also been applying our knowledge of all of these into reasoning questions and some investigations. It's really important that all children know what each of these are, how to find them and how to use them! 

Below is a great game to play at home either on a. computer, tablet or phone! Just select the 'square numbers' option!

Handball - 21st September 2018

This term we are focusing on handball in PE - we'll be learning to pass, shoot and defend and getting ready for the Team Activ competition in November.  This week we've been practising passing - making sure our elbow is higher than our head and that we grip the ball with our finger tips. If you've never seen handball before or want to watch more, check out this video!

Sarajevo Shocker - 14th September 2018

This term our PBL topic is World War One. We've been in role as historians and researching the 'spark that lit the fuse of war' - the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. We've learnt about the events that led up to the shooting, as well as learning about the tension in Europe at the time with all the alliances and treaties. We have also written newspaper reports from the day after the 'shot heard around the world'. Click the picture below to read one of our news reports!