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Hot news! Back by popular demand...Walkley's Got Talent!

Are you a dancer? A singer? Do you have skills? Can you make a rabbit disappear? Are your jokes epic? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes!", then you're just the kind of person we will need on Friday 16th December 2022, when you will have the chance to show off your talents to the rest of Key Stage 2. You can be a solo act or a group. You can mix it up with friends from other classes. All you need to do to take part is to give your class teacher some vital information by Friday 9th December;

Your own name, and those of other people in your act (and which class they're in), your act's name, what you will be doing and how long you think your performance will last. If you need music, please give us accurate information about the artist and the song/tune. There will be mats on the floor, but if you need anything else (e.g. a table or a chair), please also tell your teacher. You can only take part in one act.

If your act impresses the panel of (not very) scary judges, you might even win a prize!

We're looking forward to seeing what you've got!


In PE this term we are learning how to play Handball.  We've been learning defending and attacking skills and the rules around travelling with the ball.


In science this term we are learning about the circulatory system.  We used this model to demonstrate how the diaphragm moves down to inflate the lung.

Kelham Island Museum


Both Year 6 classes have enjoyed an amazing day at Kelham Island Museum, where we have learned about what life was like in Sheffield during WWII.  We explored rationing, Anderson shelters and evacuation through hands-on activities lead by the knowledgeable muesum staff. We even managed to avoid most of the rain!

Forest School Science

We had lots of fun in Forest School making a model heart to show how it contracts to pump blood through the aorta, away from the heart and to the rest of the body.  We also found our pulse and did some exercises to investigate how our pulse rate changes. We discussed that this was because the muscles need more oxygenated blood to move faster.

Design and Technology

In Design and Technology last term, the Y6 Kensuke class designed and made their own textile bags.  We evaluated existing products by researching different types of bags. We practised different stitching techniques and learnt how to make a seam to join two pieces of fabric.  Our design process included making annotated sketches, setting specifications and creating resources and task lists.   To ensure our bags were the correct size, we made a pattern template and we also used applique to add detail.  The children have been really creative and tried hard to learn the skills needed to make these bags. Well done everyone! Some of us made the finishing touches to our bags last week during morning work.  Here are the finished products!


The children have been learning about 4-figure and 6-figure grid references. Using a map of the school grounds, the children used their knowledge of 6-figure grid references to find objects hidden around the school grounds and forest school. We then created our own maps of the Forest School on a grid to help us hone our knowledge of 6-figure grid references. We had a great time and enjoyed our orienteering!

The Kensukes has a great time during our Bikeability sessions. We became more confident on our bikes and learnt about road safety too.