Year 6


On Wednesday the 20th June, Year 6 set off on their residential trip to Ormside. Having heard the stories from when members of their families visited, excitement levels were high as they boarded the bus.

After a two hour drive, they arrived to drop off our bags before rushing off to their first activity. Learning Fields is an educational field that served as an introduction to the trip. The children learnt how to identify different types of trees and grasses and had a go at pond dipping to find out what lived in this habitat.

After this, they returned to Ormside for tea and to sort out their rooms – and eat sweets! That evening, the group leader (John) took them on a walk through the village to the Druid tree and to show them around where they would be staying.

The next day, after getting very little sleep, Year 6 visited Appleby and went on the climbing wall and got to go into the council chambers and meet the Mayor of Appleby. After lunch in the park, they went to walk up Dufton Pike. Everyone made it (just about) to the cave and some made it to the top. After a long and tiring day, everyone ate supper followed by Mr. Hughes telling ghost stories!

Before their return on Friday, the children had a tour of Appleby castle and got to have a go at being soldiers in the army of Appleby. After a fun filled three days, Year 6 finally arrived home.

A big thank you to Mrs Mather, Mr. Newman and Mr Hughes for accompanying the children on their final trip at Ravenscroft.

Synagogue Trip

On Monday 12th March Year 6 travelled to Princes Road Synagogue as part of their RE studies, the children were very respectful and well behaved throughout the visit. On our return to remember the festival of passover we tasted matzah bread, horseradish and parsley.


We have attended 3 sessions at Kirkby High School to learn all about light. Some of our investigations included finding out how light travels, reflection and what white light is made up of. We enjoyed all of our sessions and worked really hard.

The boy in the striped pyjamas by John Boyne

We have now finished reading this fantastic book and we have thoroughly loved it.

The story, set during World War 2, sees a young Bruno and his family leaving Berlin to take up residence near a concentration camp where his father has just been promoted to commandant. Unhappy and lonely, Bruno wanders out behind his house one day and discovers Shmuel, a Jewish boy of his own age. Though the barbed- wire fence of the camp separates them, the boys begin a forbidden friendship, oblivious to the real nature of their surroundings.

 This is what we thought about the book:

I would recommend it because I love the friendship between Bruno and Shmuel and how they have their arguments but make up again. (Max)

 I recommend this book because it’s adventurous but really sad at the end. However, I would only recommend it to Year 6 children and above because it is horrific and sad. (Gabby)

 I personally love this book because of the bond between Bruno and Shmuel. It just warms my heart because one boy is German and one is a Jew yet they are still best friends. (Ruby)

 I think this book is perfect for children of my age because children under year 6 will not understand the book’s meaning and what happens at the end. The book kept the whole of our class interested because when Bruno meets Shmuel they keep talking for a whole year until something bad happens to them. (Natalie)

Tom wrote to his favourite author, Jeremy DeQuidt. Jeremy sent Tom a handwritten reply, some posters, badges and fridge magnets.



Welcome to Year 6

We have had a very busy start to our year. As Year 6, we were all given the opportunity to become Head boy and Head girl. After exploring what this important role would include, we all wrote our persuasive speeches. Mrs Cochrane then gave us time at home to practise and improve them before presenting them to our class. After listening to all the wonderful speeches each child was then given a secret vote. The votes were counted and the top 2 girls and top 2 boys were announced.

Congratulations to Gabby C, Natalie P, Dylan J and Michael M. These four children will now present their speeches to the rest of the school on Thursday. Every child in the school will then vote and the Head Boy and Girl will be announced during Friday’s assembly.

A huge well done to all of the Year 6 children who presented their speeches to their peers. I was very proud of you all.

Good luck to the four shortlisted children.

Mrs Cochrane

Martin Luther King

This term, we have been learning about Martin Luther King.

King was a civil rights activist in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. His speeches still inspire many to this day.

After reading and analysing extracts from his famous speech ‘I have a dream’ we composed our own speeches about issues which we felt were important in today’s society.

Here are a few of our of own compositions.

I have a dream


I have a dream, that one day I and the people around me will grow up in a world without murder.

I have a dream, that one day there will be a time where children can play without their parents worrying.

I have a dream, that terrorism will not exist and one day people can go anywhere without worrying.

I have a dream,  that any type of abuse will vanish and never come back.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream, that one day drug dealing will be destroyed once and for all.

With my hopes and dream I wish for this world to be a better place, and for all the evil and bad to be rid of.

I have a dream, today.

Hopefully, we will grow up together without hatred and bullying.

I have a dream.


Kaci D

I have a dream

I have a dream that one day when I am old or dead or my children are dead, that there will be no global warming on this planet, until it has ended.

I have a dream that one day there will be no pollution being generated by cars, trains, buses, trucks, vans or lorries and that our air will be pure to breathe.

I have a dream that when I am old that there will still be a polar ice cap for the Arctic animals to live on.

I have a dream that one day people will stop the forests from receding so we can have a tranquil place to relax and see god’s creatures in their natural habitat.

I have a dream today!

Maxwell M

I have a dream that I will grow and live in a safe world with no harmful or abusive things and we will learn we all share the same world.

I have a dream that there will be a law with many bad things on it.

I have a dream my children will not be judged by colour but by their personality.

I have a dream today!!

My family and many others will be put off drugs and smoking . All this adds up to peace in this wonderful world.

Lilymay M

I have a dream that when I am an adult there will be no guns because only a few weeks ago there was a shooting in Las Vegas which killed around 60 people and many more injured. It is unnecessary to need guns in the world.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that murdering will soon come to an end. That hatred will soon stop, for when I have children I want them to grow up in a good, kind world.

I have a dream.

I have a dream that my foreseeable future will be good, no gun or murdering future. My family and I want me to have a good, happy childhood for me.

I have a dream that racism will cease. People will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

Ruby P

I have a dream that one day our country will be freed from the arms of murder and we will not have to live in fear of vicious blood thirsty murderers.

I have a dream that one day our walls that are vandalised will no more be filled  by this wrong street art and will be one day turned into beautiful art maybe shown in a museum one day  and  one day our streets will be clean of vandalism.

I have a dream that the wrong drug dealers of our country do will stop selling such a vile addiction and live a better life for him and the poor souls that have been trapped by this horrid habit.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream for our country that one day we will have no guns, for these machines that are made to pierce the skin of innocent folk.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that the smoke that so horribly destroys our lungs and the air that we breath will be destroyed for we are putting this influence on the shoulders of our young.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that not only children but animals and people should not be abused or treated differently and in the foreseeable future our country will be bully and abuse free.


I have a dream today.

Sinead M