Year 6

Hello and welcome from the Year 6 team!

We are looking forward to another exciting, fun filled and busy year. We can’t escape all the hard work that is needed to get the children ready for the SATs. However, we try to ensure creative opportunities are also sprinkled throughout the year. From the action packed PGL trip in September, to eating ice creams on the beach of Hunstanton in the summer – it will surely be a year your child will never forget!  

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Recently, Year 6 have had the opportunity to work in partnership with TBAP to offer some of their Y10 pupils the chance to develop their Sports Young Leaders skills. As the PE coordinator, I am passionate about the benefits of giving young people training in organising and leading sports within their community. 

The youngsters involved have been coming here to work with 6R in a group of 3 or 4 with several adults to support them. Before half term, the students observed and took notes on how PE lessons are structured, how equipment is used and the way pupils are taught and organised. The students  watched their PE teacher (Mr Mendonca) take a session which they helped to plan. After each of these lessons they have returned to their school to discuss what they have observed and learned.

Since half term the students have come into school to help lead some sessions on Health Related Fitness and Cricket which they have planned with the help of...

 On Monday, Year 6 were learning about the Jewish religion and culture.In the morning we learned about a typical Jewish home. Everyone tried writing in Hebrew and made a Mezuzah case. We also learned about the food laws and which foods are kosher before designing a menu for visiting Jewish friends. 

In the afternoon we found out what happens on the sabbath - Shabbat. Jews spend the day resting, praying and spending time with family. One of the special foods eaten during Shabbat is Challah bread. Each class made a loaf and were able to eat some before the day ended. 

Here is the recipe:


1kg bread flour

1½tsp instant active yeast

250ml lukewarm water

2 medium eggs

2 medium egg yolks

30ml olive oil

3tbsp runny honey

1tsp salt


  1. Combine the water, eggs, egg yolks, olive oil and honey in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined, then add 500g of the bread flour, the yeast and salt. Mix together until smooth and combined. Leave to prove for 15 minutes. Add the remaini...

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB) in Cambridge is running the Science Image Award - an exciting competition aimed at Year 5/6 pupils in local primary schools to encourage scientific curiosity by connecting the microscopic world to everyday life. Year 6 at Milton Road had the opportunity to use a hand-held digital microscope (DinoLite) provided free-of-charge for two weeks to take images of biological samples (e.g. insects, plants, feathers...) that they had collected. We now have to submit our 10 best images to the competition. It was a very hard choice, as you can see from the four examples shown, the standard was very high.

The winning school will be awarded a prize of a digital imaging device, and second and third prize-winners will also be awarded a science-related prize. Fingers crossed!

Last Thursday, most of Y6 were involved in a Tag rugby tournament organised by Chesterton Community College. Mayfield Primary were also taking part. Six teams went along from Milton Road to compete in two pools. 

The children hadn't played tag rugby since October and were a bit rusty, however they soon picked up the skills required. The red team of Rotem, Mayuri, Holly, Felix, Oscar, Isaac, William and Alfie went on to triumph in the A team pool with Milton Road pink team coming second in the B team pool.

The adults attending were particularly impressed with the resilience and team spirit showed by all the Milton Road Players. It was lovely how the children were supporting their schoolmates when they weren't on pitch.

Thank you to Miss Bywater of Chesterton for organising this brilliant event.

The actors, directors and writers of Year 6 triumphed at the Pantomime Awards this week. With an expert audience of Year 1 children experiencing the thrills, chases and gags, the other children shone as they performed.

Six different pantomimes were chosen including examples based on The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Runpunzel and Cinderella. The audience joined in enthusiastically in booing the villains, singing the songs and cheering the victors.

There were laughs aplenty as the slapstick overflowed with custard pies, water spills and lots of falling over. Each group had worked hard not only to write the pantomimes and act them out but also to design and make sets and costumes for a totally professional event!

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