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Miss Pritchard Year 6: Swans

Welcome to the Swans!


Year 6 at The King's C of E Primary Academy are called the Swans. Our class teacher is called Miss Pritchard. Mrs Gilbert and Mrs Campbell are the UKS2 Teaching Assistants. They also cover Miss Pritchard's PPA and leadership time.


Our day starts with Collective Worship, followed by Guided Reading, Spellings, English and then Maths after breaktime. In the afternoons we cover a range of subjects. This term we are studying:


Autumn 1:


Science: Forces

History: Tudors

Computing: E-safety

Art: Clay

RE: Incarnation (Understanding Christianity)

Indoor PE: Circuit training

Outdoor PE: Invasion games

PSHE and RSE: Don't forget to let love in (Heartsmart)

Music: Charanga - Livin' on a prayer

We now use Class Dojo to reward and share success. If you haven't signed up, please see Miss Pritchard.

House Teams


At The King's, every child in school is in a house. The houses are Castle, Sconce, Sherwood and Trent. Throughout the year, all children will have the opportunity to represent their house in intra-house competitions. 

Homework will be set at the beginning of each term. Children can select different items from the homework menu to complete. At the end of the term, if children have completed enough homework to earn 100 points, they will be entered into a prize draw.


Additional weekly homework of spellings or maths will be set by Miss Pritchard. This can also be used to earn points.


Please encourage your child to read regularly and record in their school diary. If children have access to the internet at home, the links for Times Tables Rocks Stars and an arithmetic practice are below:

Recently in Year 6... 2022-2023

DT - Food Technology


Year 6 have had a great time cooking spaghetti bolognese from scratch!!! They did a fantastic job! Absolutely delicious!!!

London Residential 


Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd June 2023


Our Year 5 and 6 children had an absolutely fantastic residential to London! They went to see Matilda the musical, rode on the tube, visited the Natural History Museum and The British Museum, played in various Royal Parks and managed to walk over 20,000 steps in one day! Look at our fabulous photos:






In art, Year 6 have been studying the works of Banksy. They used Banksy as inspiration for their stencil pieces. Look at their fabulous work!

Illustrated Writing


Year 6 are working incredibly hard on their writing at the moment with moderation looming! Look at their phenomenal balanced arguments; are renewable or non-renewable energies better?

DT - Construction


Year 6 had a fantastic time testing their bridges. Most of the bridges held even more weight that the prototypes.

DT Wow Day!

Year 6 have been researching different types of bridges. They then designed their own, made a prototype and then a final product. Look at their fabulous work: 

STEM Ambassador Zoom Call

Year 6 had a fantastic opportunity to participate in a Zoom call with Dr Zoe Rivers. Zoe is a histopathologist. She spoke to the children about her career path. Children were keen to ask questions about her profession.

Illustrated Writing

Year 6 recently enjoyed reading the book 'Holes'; they have written non-chronological reports about the Yellow-Spotted Lizard. Look at a selection of their high quality work:

Science Wow Day

Holly and Libby from Leon's Legacy (local charity) joined us at The King's to deliver CPR training, defibrillation, recovery position and heart dissection. They are also going to provide a defibrillator for our school. As you can see from the pictures, the children had a fantastic time! What an opportunity!

Shawmind Children's Mental Health Festival 


As part of Children's Mental Health Week, Year 6 took part in a festival held at YMCA Newark. Children had the opportunity to take part in art, dance, health and nutrition workshops. Have a look at their artwork and the smoothie making bicycle!




During Spring 1, Year 6 have been studying sculptures. They researched sculptures currently exhibited  at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park. They then investigated a variety of joins (tab, flange, slot, fold and L brace) to identify which they would like to use in their own sculptures. Look at their fantastic final pieces:

Illustrated Writing


In English, Year 6 have been writing non-chronological reports about the Vikings. They used books from the library, along with Chromebooks to research the topic. Look at their fabulous work:

Art and DT Wow Days


On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of December, Year 6 took part in their festive themed Art and DT Wow Days. Year 6 had the option of wearing a Christmas jumper. Children planned, designed, made and evaluated a textile, festive, hanging, tree decoration. They then designed and made a Christmas card. Look at their incredible work: 

Illustrated Writing


Year 6 have written their own alternative endings to 'The Snow Prince and The Woodcutter'. Look at their incredible writing and artwork:

Illustrated Writing


During English and Art lessons, Year 6 have been working hard to draft and edit their work. Look at their incredible final pieces:


Year 6 have been testing different materials to identify which was the best thermal insulator. The children had to plan and write up their investigation before carrying it out.


Year 6 have been playing hockey in their outdoor PE sessions this term. They have been practising their dribbling and passing skills and then have been applying their new skills in game situations.



Throughout Autumn 1, Year 6 have been working hard to develop their drawing skills. They have experimented with tone and texture within shading. They have also looked at proportion and accuracy of facial features. The final piece combined all of these skills. Children perfected drawing a world leader from The Second World War by working for a sustained period of time.

Illustrated Writing


Year 6 have been writing setting descriptions inspired by Michael Morpurgo's 'Friend or Foe'. Look at their fabulous work.