Making Bread

Today we learnt about the key ingredients required to make bread together with the process involved of turning wheat into flour and then into bread. We then applied our new knowledge to make our own bread rolls. We learnt new facts about the importance of yeast in dough, new vocabulary including proving and developed new skills like kneading. As a class we were thrilled with our final product and especially enjoyed evaluating them!


In English, Year Six have started to read Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.  The books starts with a young girl who is found floating in a cello case and swaddled in a Beethoven score in the English Channel.  She is recorded as the only female survivor of the shipwreck of the Queen Mary.  In our experience lesson, we focused on sequencing the events of the sinking of the Titanic.  Over this unit, we will be writing a recount from the perspective of one of the other survivors of the Queen Mary disaster.

Design and Technology

We really enjoyed our Design and Technology lesson today!  Our task was to name and identify the origin of a number of bread products and to evaluate them according to their characteristics.  It was great to see the children trying new types of bread products and liking them too!


On Tuesday, we had a visit from the Life Education SCARF PSHE service.  In our session, we focused on choices which we make, the consequences of these (both positive and negative) and how we sometimes feel emotionally and socially too.  We discussed peer group pressure in relation to our next steps in education and life too in the next few months.  We of course requested to see Harold too, as we have many fun memories working with him in our time here at Thorp!


Today Year 6 combined all of their skills which we have developed over the half term to participate in a netball match. Look at our focus, determination and teamwork on these photographs! Well done Year 6.

P.E. – Netball

This half term we have been developing our skills in netball.  We started our learning by watching footage of Manchester Thunder to inspire us!  During this unit have been focusing on successfully handling a ball by throwing and catching it correctly; developing our shooting skills; improving our defending and attacking skills; using the correct footwork techniques; while understanding court rules.


In English today, our young journalists arrived at the scene of The White Horse Tavern to report on the shocking events which have occurred just hours before the unveiling of the new figure in the great clock of Glockenheim.

We carefully planned our news reels as a group and then delivered our live recordings to the eager audience who had tuned in to watch.  Well done year 6!

Science – Light

Over the half term we have been investigating light focusing on how shadows are formed; understanding how our eyes allow us to see objects; investigating reflections; and learning about refraction.  Our photographs show us investigating the angle of the incident ray and how this impacts the angle of the reflected ray, together with how reflections enable us to see over, under and around corners with the use of a periscope.