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Year 6

Is your child a reluctant reader? Have a read through the pack below to choose activities to help with encouraging reading at home.

Week 2


Over the last two weeks, Year 6 have been learning about the great political leader, Mahatma Gandhi. The children have been inspired by his fight against racial discrimination and injustice. After learning of Gandhi's achievements, Year 6 became reporters and wrote about Gandhi's life and death. We are hoping to upload some of the video recording soon.

Week 1


This week, Year 6 travelled to India to kick off our topic. Everyone completed their passports for check-in, collected boarding passes and were even searched at security. Once safely on the plane, there was some in-flight entertainment showing the different landscapes and cultures in India. Once everyone had reached the arrivals lounge, they were met with a selection of Indian foods to try. We look forward to the rest of our trip, exploring the life and culture of such a diverse and beautiful country.

Our flight to India

Welcome to the Spring term

Throughout the Autumn term, Year 6 have been studying Macbeth. We started the term with a theatre performance to help get into character and really understand the narrative. From this, the children have worked exceptionally hard to describe the setting upon Dunsinane heath; they have written through the eyes of Lady Macbeth, seeking power and fortune and finally; ending with a report on the death of Macbeth. Well done Year 6, what fantastic outcomes, please see the images below for just some examples.


Peruvian Shelters for Design & Technology


This week, Year 6 have been designing, creating and evaluating shelters which would be fit for a Peruvian family. We carefully looked at the structure required and what materials would be needed to be suitable for the diverse climate in Peru. Whilst working in small groups, everyone measured, cut down, stuck together and reinforced the structure for their shelter. Careful consideration was taken when deciding how best to insulate and clad the outside of the shelter.

As you can see in the photos below, it took a lot of hard work, perseverance of new skills and lots and lots of fun. 

Well done Year 6!

Have a look at our photos below:

Macbeth Workshop - 28.9.21


Wow! Year 6 were incredibly lucky to sit in on a performance of Macbeth this morning. It was an interactive performance so the children joined in with some actions and key parts of the play. "All Hail Macbeth" and "Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble" was heard all the way down to the corridor to the office! As you can see from the pictures below, the actors were fantastic and the children absolutely loved it!

This performance was the hook to our project next term, Seriously Shakespeare, where we will study Macbeth in detail, rewriting setting descriptions, writing monologues and letters from Lady Macbeth.

Have a look at our photos below

Our next project

Home-learning projects. Year 6 replicated rafts in the style of the adventurer Thor Heyerdahl.

Y5/6 Grittleton House Residential Trip

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Welcome to Year 6!


We hope that you have all had a lovely summer and are ready to return to school for your final year at Merton. Year 6 is a very busy but exciting year for all of you. We have lots of engaging topics, fun-filled trips and workshops, alongside a whole host of new learning.


We are kicking off our year with our transition unit: 'Year 6: The Great Adventure.'


The Year 6 Team look forward to welcoming you all back on Thursday 2nd September at 8:45am on the top playground.