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Year 6 blog

10 Apr

This week's French challenge

by Madame Norris

Bonjour year 6!

This week, I would like you to do a poster in French about yourself including:

·       How you feel

·       Your name

·       Your age

·       Your birthday

·       Where you live

You could also add:

·       Your hair colour

·       Your eye colour

·       Your height

To make this more creative, you could draw and colour your poster or you could do a painting of yourself. You could even use clay/play dough or make up video using Playmobil or Lego characters. You can either write the sentences in French or film yourself saying them!

Please, send me all your amazing work on my email:



There are also more games on Purple Mash.

Have fun! Bonne chance!

Madame Norris

Here is a reminder of the different sentences you may need:

Je m'appelle… = My name is…

J'ai … ans. = I am … years old.

Mon anniversaire c'est le… = My birthday is on…

Ça va… = I fell…

J'habite à Manchester en Angleterre = I live in Manchester in England.

1 un

2 deux

3 trois

4 quatre

5 cinq

6 six

7 sept

8 huit

9 neuf

10 dix

11 onze

12 douze

13 treize

14 quatorze

15 quinze

16 seize

17 dix-sept

18 dix-huit

19 dix-neuf

20 vingt

21 vingt et un


30 trente

31 trente et un

Janvier - January

Février - February

Mars - March

Avril - April

Mai - May

Juin - June

Juillet - July

Août - August

Septembre - September

Octobre - October

Novembre - November

Décembre – December


J'ai les cheveux noirs. = I have black hair.

J'ai les cheveux blonds. = I have blond hair.

J'ai les cheveux bruns. = I have dark brown hair.

J'ai les cheveux roux. = I have ginger hair.

J'ai les cheveux châtains. = I have light brown hair.

J'ai les yeux noirs. = I have black eyes.

J'ai les yeux bleus. = I have blue eyes.

J'ai les yeux verts. = I have green eyes.

J'ai les yeux marron. = I have brown eyes.

J'ai les yeux noisette. = I have hazel eyes.

Je suis grand(e). = I am tall.

Je suis de taille moyenne. = I am of   medium height.

Je suis petit(e). = I am small.


10 Apr

Yazan's fantastic newspaper article

by Mr Keeley

I was thrilled to be sent such a wonderful piece of writing to read during lockdown. Well done Yazan!

Highwayman Got Robbed Of His Own Life!


       Yesterday, filled with anger and sadness, a highwayman fell on the road where he would rob. King George's men, have being warned of  the highwayman's approach, struck him down with their sticks of death, their muskets filled with piercing ammunition. However he did not die happy (obviously), as he found love with the landlord's daughter, who had the same feeling for him. She loved him so much that she made the ultimate sacrifice, she gave up her life. 

       When it was dark at night, the highwayman rode up to an old inn door. He came up to a window on horseback and tapped the shutters with his whip. No answer came so he began to whistle a soothing tune to the window. To surprise, like a bird chirping for it's mother, a beautiful, black haired woman opened he shutters. It was the landlord's daughter (otherwise known as Bess). Seeming like they fancied each other, he told her that he would go to rob some gold from the west and would return by moonlight, and if not "Hell should bar the way". However, overhearing the conversation was Tim the ostler. Despite the fact that he is in denial of being jealous and loves Bess too, most facts lead that he was. He decided to go to the king's men and tell him that the criminal would be there by moonlight. They went and gagged Bess as well as tied her to a chair. Soon they began to hear hooves as a horse came closer and closer. Assuming it was the highwayman (which it was), she managed to get hold of the trigger of the musket that was aiming at her, and shot herself in the breast to warn the highwayman. Hearing the shot, the highwayman galloped back to the west. After hearing of her death, filled to the brim with anger and hatred, he got on his horse and charged to the inn, his rapier in his hand. Just as was expected, he got shot down on the highway, drenched in his own blood.

       We have managed to get in touch of one of the main characters in this tragic event, Tim the ostler. After asking him if he had any regrets and how he feels about the situation he caused, we got an interesting answer

"I mean, I am not happy about how it all turned out as an innocent lady was killed in the process of justice, however it was her fault she tried to protect a filthy criminal like him, it was not my fault she was daft enough to do that. So I have a regret because she died but I am just a citizen who is prepared to get justice in this town."

As well as him being a criminal, I, and probably alot of you reading this, feel sorry that he and his love died in such a tragic way, because of jealousy. This story  and Bess and the highwayman will not be forgotten for a very long time.




09 Apr

Pizza party!

by Mr Hughes

A big 'thank you' to the staff at Papa John's for our pizza lunch today! 

The children (and staff!) enjoyed having a little treat.

We'll all make sure to do Joe Wick's PE lesson tomorrow morning after eating all that food!

07 Apr

Lydia's Fantastic Easter Animation

by Miss Porter

An enormous well done to Lydia, who has produced this fantastic animation with her dad, retelling the story of Palm Sunday. I am so impressed with how you have used the Playmobil figures to bring the story to life. It must have taken you a long time to set up each scene and film each movement but your patience and dedication have really paid off as the end product is really professional!  Well done for all your hard work!

Click on this link to watch the brilliant animation!

If you have been inspired by Lydia's work and would like to make an animation of the Easter story or any other story using Playmobil, Lego, soft toys, playdough or whatever you like, then please email them to me or Mr Keeley on:



We can't wait to watch them! :)

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