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Welcome toHensall Community PrimarySchoolHigh expectations for all, by all.


Welcome to Olympia!

Miss Stones and Mrs Hague


Welcome to our exciting class page!  Here you'll be able to find out about all the work that we do in school and photographs of all the fun we've been having!



Welcome to year 6! I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer and are ready to make some great memories! This term our main topic is ‘Ancient Greeks’. We will be learning all about the Gods and Goddess, the Olympics, leisure time and the many excellent myths. We will also be reading the fantastic book by Rick Riordan, ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’.

Week Commencing 5/11/18


Welcome back everyone - I hope you have all had a fabulous break!


In literacy we have been writing friendship recipes including many writing targets: relative clauses, rhetorical questions, apostrophes for contraction, colons to introduce a list, subordinate conjunctions and varied openers.


Word of the week




The antonym of jubilant is despondent.


Please ask your child if they can explain the meaning and write a sentence in context.


In maths we have been using the written method to solve long and short multiplication questions and then applying our skills to reasoning problems. 


Key maths vocabulary this week: inverse, systematic and multiplication. 


Please ask your child if they can give you some synonyms for the word multiplication.

Week Commencing 22/10/18


I cannot believe it is the end of the first half term already! 


A massive well done to everyone for a super harvest assembly - all classes did extremely well and enjoyed the celebrations!!


Word of the Week




Ask your children if they can use devour in context and also give some synonyms of the word.


In maths we have been using the inverse operation to solve problems and have been working in pairs to explain our answers.  We have been using our knowledge of adaptive traits in science, coupled with creativity to design our own animals and habitats in order to then explain how over time they have adapted in order to survive. 

Week Commencing 7/10/2018


We have made some fantastic progress in our writing this week and ticked off some of our targets.  We have been adding extra detail into our sentences to make them more exciting.  In maths we have been using the formal written method to add and subtract large numbers and then using our resilience to challenge ourselves with reasoning questions.


Word of the week...




Please question your child about the meaning of this word and how they could use it in context.


In topic we have been writing persuasive speeches in character as either an Athenian or a Spartan.  Ask you child if they can explain the different ways these people had to live in the two opposing city-states. 


We have been learning about animal adaptions in science - we have found out some really interesting facts about the following animals and plants:

- polar bear

- cactus

- coral

- camel

- toucan

- dolphin


Well done to the Year 5/6 football team for great effort during the cluster football tournament on Tuesday.  You showed fantastic sportsmanship and resilience.   

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Week Commencing 1/10/18


It has been another busy week in Olympia class!


In literacy, we have been reading some exciting Greek myths and researching the key characteristics of them.  We have been using drama to generate ideas and have started writing the ending to the myth Pandora.


Our word of the week is...




Please question your child about the word and how they have used it in their writing.


In maths we have been using negative numbers in a variety of contexts and then applying our knowledge to reasoning problems.  We have been working hard to prove our answers. 


On Friday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Year 2 children into class to share their stories with us.  They were absolutely fantastic!!



Week Commencing 23/9/2018


Well what an action packed week it has been! We have enjoyed House Team Day, NSPCC assembly, individual photographs, House Captain Elections and much much more.


In literacy, we have been working on adding extra information to sentences to make them much more exciting and engaging to the reader.  Ask your child if they can name some figurative language features. 


Our word of the week...




Please ask your children to define the word and give examples of synonyms.


In maths, we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10 million and then explaining our reasoning.


On Tuesday, we had a fabulous House Team Day.  There were various activities taking place in each class room: pebble painting for Hensall Rocks Heck, Christmas cards, collage making and the sponsored assault court.  I would like to say well done to everyone who took part in the House and Vice Captain elections - everyone did exceptionally well!!  A huge congratulations to the newly appointed captains!


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It was an honour to attend the Macmillan Coffee Morning at The Railway Tavern.  What a fabulous charity to support!
I would like to say huge well done to the children who obviously spent a long time creating, researching and producing some wonderful homework about Ancient Greek!  It was a pleasure to listen to your presentations and place them on display for everyone to see. 

Week Commencing 17/9/2018


What a fantastic week we have had on residential at Boggle Hole. It has been a great way to get to know the children, learn all about them and their interests. It has been an action packed 4 days…I imagine they will sleep well this weekend!! The children showed their maturity and participated in all the activities with great enthusiasm. During our time away we have taken part in many activities and excursions: rock pooling, fossil hunting, building lighthouses, costal walks (in challenging conditions), sketching, phonetic alphabet, beach sculptures and a spot of shopping in Whitby. During the evening, we also enjoyed a bin bag fashion show, bingo and a pirate party! Well done to all the winners!


Please ask your children about all the facts they have learnt about Robin Hood’s Bay, the smugglers, different fossils and the variety of creatures we found during our many rock pooling sessions.


Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.


Please remember it is House Team Day on Tuesday. If you would like to be selected for House Captain, you must prepare a speech explaining what qualities you would bring to this very important role and why you would make a fabulous role model to others. I look forward to hearing them and I wish each and every one of you the best of luck!

Wow!  I cannot believe we are at the end of the second week of a new school year!  Olympia class have made a fantastic start to year 6 and I am very much looking forward teaching and getting to know them better! 


In literacy, we have been working on writing informal persuasive letters and using exciting synonyms and antonyms to engage the reader.

Ask your children to give you a definition of a synonym and then give you some examples for different colours.

We are working extremely hard to increase our vocabulary to help up-level our sentences.  Each week we have a word of the week that the children are encouraged to use in context.

So, our word of the week this week was...




Talk to your child about this word and how they have managed to place it into their writing.


In maths, we have been reading and writing numbers up to 10 million, determining the value of digits, ordering and comparing larger numbers.  We have been working on our reasoning skills in order to explain and prove our answers.  This then shows a thorough understanding of the method we are working on.


We have welcomed the younger children to our school and have taken our buddy duties very seriously, ensuring all new starters were happy and settled during their first week at school!



On Friday we enjoyed completing a Joe Wicks The Body Coach Primary School Workout.  This term we are working on improving our fitness levels so this is going to gradually build up our stamina, overall performance and skill set.


Greek Tasting

We enjoyed tasting and trying out some Greek foods.  Take a look at the photos below - I think you will easily tell who didn't like the olives!!


Autumn Curriculum Letter