Impala Class

Class Teacher

Mrs Byrne


Congratulations to our


Autumn Term (1)

Week 1

Welcome Back Impalas! And welcome to year 6! We have had a busy first few days, which has involved a fair amount of spellings tests – but everyone has been very resilient and settled well into the expectations of year 6. A very good start guys! 

This week has been focussing on inspirational maths, and everyone has gotten stuck into some very interesting maths puzzles – working really well as a team.

In English, we have kick started our first topic (Britain since the 1930s) with a diary entry from a night in World War II Britain, experiencing what an air raid would have been like. 

Congratulations to WIlson, who was my reader of the week, for being the first one to show he was reading in the new term!

A great first week Impalas, let’s keep up the momentum!

Week 2

This week, we started a brand new maths topic “Earth 2027” which has involved visualizing and researching very large numbers for the populations of different countries and predicting how they might change in the future. It’s a really interesting project, I’m looking forward to seeing what you make of it over the next few weeks! We have also kicked off our topic with how world war 2 began. The children have produced some fantastic posters, explaining which countries were involved.


Well done to Josh, who is this weeks class captain, and to Kaitlin, who won our first class award for excellent presentation in books all week!

Week 3

Another very busy week in Impalas class! We have been working on the Silver Sword in English and shared reading this week, which is an excellent text set in World War 2. The children summarised the key events of the story through drama, and have been using it as a stimulus for short burst writes in English. We have been really focusing on building setting description using senses.

In topic we have been researching the life of an evacuee, and explaining what it must have felt like. We also gave a presentation about which items we would choose to pack in our suitcases, which caused many debates!


This week’s class captain has been Maisie, and a special congratulations to Max, who was reader of the week and to Leni, for her excellent presentation this week. 


Week 5

This week we have been been working hard towards our class assembly, which was our presentation of the Battle of Britain. All the children did a fantastic job presenting everything we had learnt: from children being evacuated, to re-enacting a dogfight between English and German planes. We even had a speech from Winston Churchill. In maths we have been investigating line graphs and working towards our project, and in shared reading we have been comparing two wartime books: ‘the silver sword’, and ‘When the guns fall silent’. Well done to Max this week for getting my homework award, and to Frankie who showed the best presentation and effort in books this week. Finally, a big congratulations to Aidan and Kyla, who were both made prefects today; well deserved guys!



Our Class Captain this week was Lilie

Week 6

This week, Impalas class went to Fort Nelson, for our World War two topic. We investigated an impressive collection of cannons and other WII artifacts, and were also able to watch the cannon being fired.

This week we have also finished our maths project, using a line graph to predict the world population in 2027, and written our version of how Joseph (from The Silver Sword) escaped a Nazi prison camp.

This week, Josh won my homework award for earning a staggering 23,000 points on TTRockstars in 7 days, and Lily R won my presentation and effort award, so well done to them both!


Finally, I was also impressed with the number of readers this week, particularly to Kiah who won reader of the week.

Autumn Term (2)
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