Pirates Ahoy!

June 21st, 2017



This week, we are writing adventure stories involving Captain James Cook and pirates. This morning, we looked at setting descriptions involving pirate ships, using this picture and another one as a starting point – here are some of our efforts.


Have fun,

Mrs Harper

Gothic horror

May 3rd, 2017

Hello everyone,

In Y6, we have started the term reading Dracula and are planning a great variety of writing based on gothic horror stories. In Writers’ Club, we have also been writing some creepy setting descriptions. Here is mine and I look forward to you posting your contributions as well.

The Arrival

It was late afternoon. The air grew thick and a dark bank of clouds hung heavy over the nearby hills as a huge storm front swept in from the coast. A low rumble of thunder rolled menacingly overhead  and the sharp tang of lightning within the clouds raised the hairs on the back of the watcher’s neck. As he waited, a large coach drawn by four jet-black horses rumbled slowly up the steep track towards him. An ebony-cloaked coachman brandished his whip as the horses strained and panted with their heavy burden. An endless moment later, the coach had passed and the lonely watcher only gained a glimpse of a silhouetted figure topped by blurred white features as it gazed from the narrow window.

At the top of the hill lurked a derelict stone castle, its curved towers pointing skywards and its blank-eyed windows gazing incuriously at the surrounding countryside. A huge rusted iron door swung heavily aside as the coach approached and uniformed footmen could be seen scurrying into place within a shaded cobbled courtyard. The horses drew to a steaming halt, the door to the coach opened and a tall shadow emerged silently from within. The footmen bowed deeply – noses almost touching their knees – as he swept past them and into the castle. He was greeted by an ancient butler, holding up a flickering lamp.


Anyway, have fun writing.

Mrs Harper

Film theorist

April 26th, 2017

I love theories such the humans in wall-e are cannibals. Well here’s where you can show your theories by replying and sharing your minds well get theorising and good luck.


April 26th, 2017

Last week we did Science Week. This involved placing some eggs in different materials and dropping them from a height – this was the Egg Drop!!

We also made some bridges out of paper to see how many coins could be held.

We made some quicksand out of cornstarch and water it was quite messy!

Science Week

March 28th, 2017


Year 6 turned CSI on Friday 17th March in celebration of Science week.  Investigations and science experiments were conducted throughout the week in the Academy.  What were your highlights?

Amazon rainforest

January 23rd, 2017


Hi guys,

So in 6h we have been learning about the Amazon Rainforest and we have written an adventure story about a plane crash that has occurred and it has a human or animal as the main character and they go through the dangers any normal animal would around predators. My story was about a marmoset and an anteater that become friends and the anteater gets taken by a harpy eagle and he doesn’t come back but the monkey finds another marmoset to be friends with; my story is called Just over halfway there…

I just thought I would give you a little more information about this amazing place that holds 10% of the worlds known species:
-The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering over five and a half a million square kilometres (1.4 billion acres).
-There are also a number of dangerous species living in the Amazon rainforest such as the cougar, jaguar and anaconda.
-While the protection of the Amazon rainforest remains an issue, deforestation rates have been reducing while areas of conserved land have been increasing over the last 10 years.
– A recent study by climate change experts suggests that a 3 °C rise in world temperatures by the year 2010 would destroy around 75% of the Amazon.

-The name ‘Amazon’ actually comes from a war between Francisco de Orallana, the first European to travel the length of the Amazon River and a number of South American tribes. The tribeswomen and men fought together, so Orallana called them Amazons after the fierce female warriors from Greek mythology


-There are over 2.5 million species of insects, more than 40,000 different varieties of plants, 1,500 bird species and over 2,000 fish species.

-About 2.7 million acres of the rainforest are burnt each year, which is bad for everyone as forests and trees help to keep our air clean

tree frog in a flower         bird

jaguar   marmozets

sloth 2  sloth








Space -the solar system formation

January 23rd, 2017

Scientists believe that the Solar System was formed when a cloud of gas and dust in space was disturbed maybe by an explosion of a nearby star -a supernova . This explosion made a wave in space which squeezed the cloud of gas and dust . Squeezing made the cloud start to collapse as gravity pulled the gas and dust together forming a solar nebula . Just like a dancer that spins faster as she pulls in her arms , the cloud began to spin and collapse . Eventually , the cloud grew hotter and denser in the centre with a disk of gas surrounding it that was hot in the centre but cool at the edges . As the disk got thinner and thinner , particles began to stick together and form clumps . some clumps got bigger and bigger as other clumps stuck to them eventually forming planets and moons. Near the centre of the cloud were planets like earth which is where they were formed , only rocky materials could stand the high heat . Icy matter settled in the outer regions of the disk along with rocky matter where planets like Jupiter were formed . As the cloud continued to fall , the centre became so hot that it became a star -the sun – and blew most of the gas and dust of the new solar system away by a stellar wind . By studying meteorites ,  scientist have discovered that our solar system is over 4600 million years old ! If you manage to find out any more facts or pictures just add them to my post -thankyou -Taylor !

South America

January 3rd, 2017

Hello everyone,

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South America Map Atlas

Welcome back to a wonderful New Year. Our topic this term will cover South America and the Amazon rainforest. It will be primarily geography-based but will cover some history as well. It would be great if you could blog what you already know about South America or, indeed, what you have found out. There are some pictures above to get you thinking and asking questions.

Have fun,

Mrs Harper




Writing Club

December 14th, 2016

Hello everyone,


Writers’ Club has been meeting every Wednesday since October so I thought that it would be exciting if we shared some of our efforts.

Writers’ Club, please will you post your writing as comments to this post.

Have fun,

Mrs Harper


The Great Exhibition

December 9th, 2016

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Hello everyone,

It has been a while since we have blogged as the Healthy Island App competition has been taking all our time. However, we are now free to turn our attention back to the Industrial Revolution. The Great Exhibition was a wonderful spectacle at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign. You will know a fair bit about it now so add information and pictures as comments to this blog.

Have fun

Mrs Harper

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