Year 6 – 09/07/21

Our penultimate full week in Year 6 has been fun-filled to say the least. Sports Day, bouncy castle, go-karts, HSM rehearsing and of course plenty of football fever have been highlights of the last 5 days. Congratulations to St Vincent House for winning Sports Day!

Please continue to practise over the weekend all lines/songs/dances for, and particularly the ‘Wildcats’ section of We’re All In This Together (starting at 9:33). Jocks, please use the same video below from 2:04 for the chorus choreo for Get’cha Head In The Game.

Have a fab weekend and enjoy the football! 🤞

Miss D

Year 6 – 02/07/21

This week has flown by! In RE, the children were recognising the character traits that Jesus displays in the gospels, then thinking about how we emulate these characteristics ourselves. In English, we have continued using the Spiderwick Fieldguide to the Fantastical World Around You to revise how we can vary sentence structure in our writing. In Geography, the children were learning about the importance of farmers in National Parks. In RSE, our topic this week was menstruation, whilst in Wellbeing, we had an excellent discussion about body image.

We have also been doing a lot of High School Musical rehearsing this week, and it is coming together wonderfully! Please continue practising lines, songs, and dances this weekend, especially the speech parts in Counting on You and the dance in the chorus of We’re All In This Together. Click here for the playlist.

This afternoon, the Year 6s taught their Reception learning partners some skills in preparation for Sports Day next Wednesday. As always, they displayed fantastic kindness and patience with them.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Donatantonio


Year 6 – 11/06/21

It’s been a very busy first week back for our final half term. In RE, we began learning about discipleship; in Maths, we looked at how we could manipulate equations to work out derived calculations; in Science, we planned an investigation that will help us understand how Darwin came up with his theory of evolution by natural selection; in Geography with Mrs McDonald, they learned about different ways that rocks can erode in The Valley of Rocks; in PE, we practised batting in a session with Chance to Shine cricket charity; in English, we started our new unit based on Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide To The Fantastical World Around You, and yesterday we learned all about the mischievous and opportunistic Boggart. The children wrote diary entries about what havoc they would wreak if they were Boggarts, and freeze-framed their mischief!


We ended the week by spending time with our reading partners, teaching them ball skills. As always, the Year 6s were fantastic with their partners, encouraging them and making them laugh.

We have also commenced rehearsals for High School Musical. Your home learning for this week is to learn your lines by heart and to practise the songs so that you are really familiar with them. I have created a playlist to help you practise your vocal parts, which you can access here.

Access the HSM script here.

Enjoy the sunny weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday.

Miss Donatantonio 😎

Year 6 – 28/05/21

This week has been Spirituality Week, which has allowed the Year 6s to shine as leaders of our school. Highlights included making and exchanging butterflies with their Reception learning partners on Wednesday, and leading the prayer stations for the rest of the school yesterday. It has been a wonderful week to grow closer to God, and it has been fantastic to see you all completing the activities with such reflectiveness and prayerfulness.

Science Home Learning
We are completing 30 Days of Wildness so we can appreciate the nature around us. Each day in June, the children will complete a different activity. Please try to do the first six activities in the half term and bring a photo of one of the activities to school.
1st June – Feel the wild between your toes – squelch your toes in sand, grass or mud.
2nd June – Look up at the clouds – What shapes can you see?
3rd June – Find a creepy crawly, be gentle and observe the way it moves.
4th June – Thread a daisy chain
5th June – Make a nature table, collect wild treasures like feathers, fossils or bones.
6th June – Have lunch in the wild.

High School Musical learning
Here are the videos to help you practise for our production. I can’t wait to start rehearsing after half term and see/hear it start to take shape!
We’re All in This Together (with lyrics) – all cast
Stick to the Status Quo – all cast
Stick to the Status Quo (with lyrics) – all cast
Get’cha Head In the Game (with lyrics) – Jocks (with support from rest of cast)
Counting On You – Jocks & Brainiacs (with support from rest of cast)
Start of Something New (with lyrics) – Troy & Gabriella
Breaking Free (with lyrics) – Tory & Gabriella (with support from rest of cast for final chorus)
What I’ve Been Looking For (with lyrics) – Ryan & Sharpay
What I’ve Been Looking For (Reprise) – Troy & Gabriella
What I’ve Been Looking For (Reprise) (with lyrics) – Troy & Gabriella
Bop to the Top (with lyrics) – Ryan & Sharpay
When There Was Me and You – Gabriella
When There Was Me and You (with lyrics) – Gabriella
If you are one of the ‘bad’ auditionees, then here is the video of that scene, so you can practise making your character comically over the top:
Happy practising!

I wish you all a fun and sun-filled half-term!
Miss D

Year 6 – Art video

Here is the tutorial we used today:

Year 6 – High School Musical Auditions

Here is the list of roles for our production:

Main characters

  1. Gabriella
  2. Troy
  3. Sharpay
  4. Ryan
  5. Chad
  6. Kelsi


  1. Taylor
  2. Martha Cox
  3. Kratnoff


  1. Zeke
  2. Jock 2
  3. Jock 3


  1. Cheerleader 1
  2. Cheerleader 2
  3. Cheerleader 3
  4. Cheerleader 4


  1. Cathy
  2. Cyndra
  3. James
  4. Susan


  1. Coach Bolton
  2. Jack Scott
  3. Ms Darbus
  4. Ms Tenny / Moderator
  5. Ripper
  6. Mongo
  7. Drum Major

Backstage x3

Lead singing roles are Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and Ryan, so please bear this in mind when deciding who you would like to try out for.

If auditioning for Troy or Gabriella, please practise Scene 3 (p.27-29) and the first verse of Breaking Free (up to strength to believe on p.118 and 0:51 in the video underneath)

If auditioning for Taylor, Chad, Zeke, Ryan or Sharpay, please practise Scene 11 (p.84-86).

For Ryan and Sharpay, please also practise the first verse of Bop to the Top (up to blow them all away on p.109 and 0:41 in the video underneath)

If auditioning for Ms Darbus or Coach Bolton, please practise the dialogue on p.48-49.

If auditioning for Kelsi, please practise the dialogue on p.60-61.

If auditioning for Jack Scott, please practise his line on p.25.

Happy pratising!

Year 6 – PGL Day 4

We’ve had a very blustery- but nonetheless enjoyable – penultimate day here in Bawdsey! We went for a coastal walk, did rock climbing, took part in a blindfolded obstacle trail, and ended the day singing songs around a campfire. The children have now packed their cases for tomorrow and are about to settle down for their final night to get some rest before tomorrow’s concluding activities: Trapeze and Survivor!

They can’t wait to see you all as we pull into Great Slades tomorrow afternoon! We’ll let you know our ETA once we’ve departed, but we are aiming for about 4-4.30 pm.

Year 6 – PGL Day 3

Jacob’s Ladder, Problem Solving, Abseiling, Archery and Rifle Shooting were today’s activities. We then ended the day on the beach as the sun went down.

Year 6 – PGL Day 2

We started this morning with a very hearty full English breakfast, which fuelled us perfectly for a morning of activities: Giant Swing and Challenge Course. After lunch, the groups split off again to do Buggy Building, Zipwire and Archery, and then in the evening, we all enjoyed a game of Ambush together, making Day 2 another success!

Year 6 – PGL Day 1

We’ve arrived! This afternoon, we met our PGL leaders, played some games and had a tour of the site; then this evening we enjoyed a delicious dinner followed by a short walk down to the beach before a quiet prayer session before bed. The rooms are tidy, the children are smiling and the sun has even shone for the most part, so hopefully we’ll have more of the same tomorrow!

Thank you to those who sent letters; the children were very excited to be receiving mail on their first day!