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Welcome to the Yew Class page




Teacher: Mrs Carrington
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Channon


We are a Year 6 class at St James Church School.

Thank you for visiting our class page. 


The children in Year 6 are excited for the Spring Term and all the exciting opportunities and challenges that it will bring.


PE and Forest School sessions will take place on Thursdays; however, we ask that children have their PE kits in school at all times for other outdoor activities. We will be running the Golden Mile at least twice a week. Please make sure your child has a pair of suitable shoes e.g trainers. Our work in forest school this term will link back to our learning expedition for the Spring Term: Settlements.


You can find the school spelling challenges on our class page, but your child will bring home their own list which outlines the spellings they need to focus on for this term. Regular learning of spellings, reading at home and practising times tables is part of the homework for Year 6 and it is expected that this will be completed in addition to the homework tasks your child brings home in their home learning book.

Spelling Lists

Please view our Curriculum Map below, which outlines our learning in each subject area for this term. 

Our Learning Expedition for the Spring Term will focus on settlements from the Anglo-Saxon and Norman Era. We will also focus on the events that led up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Please click on the knowledge organiser link for more information on this time period and important vocabulary that the children will be learning throughout this term.

The Importance of Reading

Maths Reasoning


Today, Thursday 12th March, the Year 6 children were given a challenging reasoning paper to complete. The difference being, today they had to work in pairs. Working together, they were asked to discuss each question and challenge each other to prove their answer was correct. In doing so, the children were not only developing their Maths reasoning skills, but also their confidence to justify their answers. Some great partnerships were seen. Well done, Year 6!

The Battle of Hastings Re-enactment

Samson and Delilah

Yew Class worked very hard to practise and perform their own version of the Bible story of Samson and Delilah. They made props and costumes, controlled the sound, acted and narrated the performance. Mrs Carrington was very proud of their efforts and their audience of the whole school as well as parents and carers, enjoyed their performance. Well done Yew Class. 


Below is the reflection and prayer from the story. 



Joshua Seigal Visit


On Tuesday 17th September, the wonderful poet Joshua Seigal came to visit St James School. We began the day with an amazing and funny assembly where Josh performed a number of poems. The children really enjoyed being able to join in with certain parts. They were very entertaining performances! In the afternoon, Year 6 were lucky enough to take part in a poetry writing workshop with Josh. We used our senses and focused on finalising and publishing our poems the following day. 

Pupil Voice Representatives



Lollies for Lyn

The Human Body

Science Week

SATs Week


This week, we have been so proud of all the children in year 6 for completing their National Curriculum Assessments (SATs) with such a positive attitude and perseverance. On Friday, we all went to the park and had ice creams to celebrate the children's success before enjoying a wonderful afternoon in Forest School. 

Our Beans are Growing!

Sharing Poetry with Year 2

Vocabulary Parade

Book Week - Cooking in Maths

Jack and the Beanstalk - Science

Traditional Tales Performances

Battle of Hastings Re-enactment


Christmas Fayre 2018

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Christmas Experience at St James Church

Science - November 2018



Children in Need


National Poetry Day 2018


In Yew Class, we held our own mini poetry slam for National Poetry Day. We looked at a large selection of poems from some of the world's most renowned poets and chose our favourites to perform. We only had 20 minutes to prepare our performances before we shared them, but we were pleased with the results. Next week, we will be participating in the whole school poetry slam with our class performance of Dr Seuss's 'I Wish That I Had Duck Feet'.

Superhero Day

Rainforest Art

European Day of Languages


On Wednesday 26th September, the children were taking the chance on this special occasion called ‘European Day of Languages’ to learn a foreign language. Miss Grigorescu did an assembly about this event. The whole school had an activity to do with this European tradition. Yew Class had a go at trying to find out how to say ‘hello’ in 100 different languages. We researched on our Chromebooks and Miss Gudgeon made a video of us saying it in several different languages.


By Sarah and Piotr

Do Our Choices Really Matter?


Year 6 have been collecting plastic bottle tops which we will use in an art project later in the topic. If you could help by collecting bottle lids, we would be very grateful. Look how many we have received already!



We have been getting creative with our spellings this week and have been finding different practical ways to help us remember our words and spelling rules. Why not try some of our different spelling games and tasks at home to help you practise your medal spelling words?

Team Members

Congratulations to our newly-elected Year 6 House Captains, Eco Team members, Ethos Forum representatives and members of the School Forum and Sports Council. You can see photographs of our Year 6 House Captains below. 


Art Exhibition

Clip 'n Climb Reward Trip

Richard Huish Primary Schools Day

Pop Art

Pilgrim Day 2018 - Wells

Science Week

Summer Fayre 2018


This week, we have been writing a narrative based on the short film 'Alma'. Here we are recapping how to use semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark the boundaries between independent clauses. Already we are very pleased with the writing we have produced and can't wait to read the final drafts! 

Persuasive Writing


Still image for this video

Royal Wedding Celebrations

SATs Reward

SATs Week 2018

Today, we decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and took our maths revision outside. smiley

Maths Enrichment Day


Grammar Club

Grammar Club is really educational. We get to learn even more than we do in class about grammar, like the subject, verb and object. We learned that ‘by zombies’ can be added when a sentence is in the passive voice. We also get lots of snacks to keep us going. I love all the ways to remember the word classes like for instance we do a chant for verbs: ‘was is a verb’ and ‘is is a verb’.


By Willow P


I think Grammar Club is very helpful for people who need a bit more practice ready for our SATs.The people who are in the club have all different focuses and when we all do the work together back in class, we help one another by teaching the children who don’t come to the club the stuff that we know. Plus, we get snacks which are very useful after a whole day of school. I like how we remember verbs and nouns by learning fun ways. For an example, we use a sort of song called ‘was is a verb’.


By Chloe B

2 Mile Run for Sport Relief

Easter Service 2018

Book Week 2018

The Three Billy Goats Gruff and other traditional tales

Goat Curry Cooking and Tasting

South America Topic

A. F. Harrold Visits St James


The Opening of Maple Class

Victorian Gruel Tasting

Trust Video of St James School

Kilve 2017


National Poetry Day

Autumn Term

Children in Yew Class have had a great start to the new academic year. This term, our topic is 'Homes'. We have been learning about the Battle of Hastings and have made our own Norman helmets. You can see our creations in the pictures below.