Dinnington Community Primary School


Year 6E

Welcome to Y6E's class page!

Our teachers are Miss Ellison and Mrs Law


Check out our ClassDojo page


This term our key question is:

'Why should I take a walk in the park?'

We will be linking our learning during the summer term to the book 'Voices in the Park', by Anthony Browne.




Congratulations Y6 on putting 100% effort into the SATs week! We were all super impressed with how maturely and sensibly you all approached all of the very tricky tests.

You have made yourselves, your family and all of the Dinnington team very proud.  Well done!!


Y6 are working very hard at the moment in preparation for our leaver's assembly. It will take place at 9am on Friday 24th June. All parents are welcome to attend along with joining us in our classrooms afterwards for refreshments.




Check out our new transformed classroom...Step inside the illustrations of the book!


Last term our key question was:

'Is it too late to save our rain forests?'

During the Spring term we learnt about rain forests around the world and the lives of plants, animals and humans which inhabit them. Our learning was linked strongly to geography and science, developing our understanding of the world through having a focus on producing high quality writing. To take a closer look, check out our planning documents below! 




Take a look at how we transformed our classroom!

Science week


This year during science week we visited Clumber Park. We had a fantastic day and really developed our team work and science skills in such a fun and exciting way!


We spent the morning having a den building competition; all adults were so impressed with how every Y6 team worked so amazingly as a unit. It was incredibly difficult to decide on a winner! During the afternoon we developed our science skills through learning all about trees, their life cycles and different animals who call the park home! Take a look at our snaps of the fun-filled trip below!


Our previous topic was:




Here's a few photos of our wonderful classroom!


WOW Day!


We began our topic with a blast from the past at Springfield Victorian School! Children stepped back in time and into the shoes of real Victorian pupils who attended the school in the 1800s and experienced lessons taught by the incredibly strict Miss Sharp. I think it's safe to say that our children much prefer modern day education!

Topic Lessons


We have been trying something new during topic lessons to try and increase our levels of independent learning...instead of all participating in the same activity at the same time, we have been moving around different activities, spending 20 minutes at each station. At each different station children have learned about; the different jobs that children during the Victorian Era had to carry out, the industrial revolution and the inventions/ discoveries that were made during this period of time and the differences between being disadvantaged in terms of money and wealthy and the different living conditions of such people. Here are some photos of Y6E during these learning sessions!








Crucial Crew

Y6 visited Crucial Crew during Autumn 1. We learned how to stay safe in a range of different situations. Take a look at our photographs to see all the brilliant scenarios we role played in!



We learned how to stay safe in a house fire.
We learned about stranger danger.
We learned some basic first aid.
We learned how to stay safe online.
We were shown inside a real prison cell!

Our visit to Sheffield Hallam University!

During careers week we had the fantastic opportunity of visiting Sheffield Hallam University for the day. We were greeted by some Student Ambassadors who led us into a lecture theatre where we learned all about student life in Sheffield and all of the courses on offer there. We then explored the City Campus, completing a treasure hunt of all of the main buildings! 

After lunch we did our own treasure hunt around Sheffield, looking for local land marks and discussing what types of careers people would do in that area. We spent some time in the Winter Gardens taking part in lots of different scientific and craft based activities and then even had the chance to climb inside a real Sheffield council grit van!



We worked fantastically as a team and learned how to make origami

We learned all about microbes and what they looked like and then made some of our own from felt, pipe cleaners and plasticine!

We learned how to make our own crystals and were able to look at them under a microscope. We then looked at strands of DNA through a 3D headset...we were amazed!

We were allowed to climb in the drivers seat of a huge council grit van- they even allowed us to beep the horn! It was deafening!

Our fantastic class!

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Autumn 1 Newsletter