Holy Trinity Primary School Achieving Our Best

Yr 6 - Maple & Mulberry


Hello Everyone! Nearly there! It's been another jam-packed day here in Chalfont. The sun came out this morning and has smiled on us all day as we've climbed, caved, Quick-dropped, zipped down the zip wires and walked through the tree tops - and had a few water fights along the way! Dinner has just come to an end and everyone is busy showering and pampering themselves ready for tonight's disco - it's sure to be brilliant! We're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow to tell you all about it. Only one more sleep!

See you all at 3.30 in the Junior Hall.

The School Journey Team

P.S. Photos on the Sycamore Class Page.

WEDNESDAY, 26th June - DAY 3

Hello All!

What a busy day we've had. Last night the children were treated to an awesome campfire. The songs were indeed silly and the dances even more so! You'll be surprised to hear that the kids had a decent nights sleep meaning they were fresh to face today's activities. Our activities today have included: High Ropes, Archery, Rifle Shooting, High All Aboard, Climbing and many more. Tonight we are having a film night followed by an early night, hopefully! All group pictures from today can be found on the Sycamore Class Page.

All the best,

The School Journey Team

TUESDAY, 25th June - DAY 2

Hello! Today has been absolutely jam packed and - despite a super night's sleep (?) - everyone is exhausted now! Activities today have included abseiling, crate stacking, the Gladiator, orienteering and team building among others. We're extremely impressed with the bravery that all the children have shown, lowering themselves down sheer (wooden) cliff faces and standing on wobbly crates stacked 14 high! Mrs Hone has spent the last 24 hours with us and has thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children having so much fun. Tonight we're off to the campfire for silly songs and even sillier dances. Check out the photos below this on Sycamore Class Page.

Have a lovely evening.

The School Journey Team


Hello Everybody!

It's 6 o'clock and Day One is well underway. By late morning we had arrived safely and settled into our rooms. Everyone seems very happy with their 'roomies'! After a walk of the site, we ate lunch together in the canteen and then set off for the afternoon activities. The children are in 6 activity groups and each group have now completed their first two activities. On the Sycamore Class Page you will find the photos from today. We're about to eat dinner and then there's a whole group activity before hot chocolate and bedtime. We're sure everyone will fall fast asleep immediately (?). We'll check in again at a similar time tomorrow.

The School Journey Team











All children in Year 6 are expected to read at home for a minimum of 20 minutes a day and to have their Reading record initialled by a parent or carer daily to show that they have completed their reading. Children who do not read for more than two days consecutively will be kept in for ten minutes at lunchtime to read in class.



Spelling Homework - Yellow Folder (10 personal spellings to be learnt using strategies learnt in class by Thursday)



Spelling Homework – Red Folder (10 spellings based on the spelling rule learnt or revised during the week and a worksheet to practise the rule, to be learnt by Tuesday)


English Homework (one or two pages of grammar or punctuation practice, based on the week’s learning and a Reading Comprehension, to be handed in on Tuesday)


Maths Homework (one or two pages of maths practice, based on the week’s learning and a 15-minute arithmetic test, to be handed in on Tuesday)


Online Homework - Details to follow


Homework Club

Children who are unable to complete homework at home may stay in on a Monday lunchtime and complete it under supervision. Children must see their class teacher if they wish to do this.

Please feel welcome to make an appointment to discuss any questions you may have regarding homework. Thank you for your continued support.



Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school on these days.



Most of the children look extremely smart in their Lionel school uniform. Please ensure your child is always wearing the correct uniform. The School Uniform policy is available on the school website.


If would like to discuss any questions you have, please make an appointment to come and see your child’s class teacher. We really look forward to working with you to ensure that the children in Year 6 have their best year yet at Lionel!

Useful Web links for Year 6


BBC Bitesize is a fantastic site for practising all areas of the Primary Curriculum:



English Sites

Topmarks is a great site for practising all areas of the English curriculum. By following this site, children can choose to work on their Spelling and Grammar, Punctuation, Writing (including Stories and Poetry) and Reading skills.


Woodlands Junior has many different activities for children and is particularly good for practising grammar and spelling:



Maths Sites

All Maths revision and practice can be completed on Sumdog:



Science Sites

Below are some useful website links for the topics covered in Science for Year 6.



Sciencekids.co.nz is a useful way for your child to learn about light, reflections and shadows through games.


Topic – The Mayans

For useful information on the Mayans, you can visit these sites:





On the 1st of November 2018, Maple class traveled to The Chilton Open Air Museum to find out what it was like to be an evacuee in WW2. There were a number of experiences to do with domestic life, rationing, living in shelters and school life.


Meeting Mr. Tom


Mr. Tom is a fictional character from the book Goodnight Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian. He couldn’t pronounce words well (he would say electricity as electrikity) and he wouldn’t use Standard English. He didn’t like children very much; the only child he could tolerate was a polite one. Minutes within arriving, we had to do jobs for Mr. Tom: we polished shoes, brass coins and washed potatoes. After we finished our jobs, Mr. Tom gave us a tour of his house and told us about William, Sammy and his family who had perished. When he talked about his family, he looked upset, which might explain his attitude towards children.

Meeting Mr Tom made me feel sorry for evacuees because they had to do difficult jobs and live with strangers who might have treated then harshly.


Modern Mrs. Brant


Then we met Mrs. Brant. She was a rather modern woman for the 1940s. She talked to us about rationing and the WI (Women’s Institute). She gave us a brief tour of her house - so modern it had electricity and an indoor lavatory - before she asked us to wash her tea towels. Washing in the 1940s was a laborious endeavour. It required soaking, scrubbing onto wash-boards, followed by rinsing, wranging and finally using a special device called a mangle, which would rid the washing of the excess water.


Education in the 1940s

After lunch, we experienced what it was like to be a student in the 1940s. Evacuees learnt the 3Rs: reading, Writing and Arithmetic. We had an arithmetic lesson first. We answered calculations on a slate and wrote with a slate pencil (they were both made of rock). Miss Hartridge was very strict. She would tell people to stop talking even if she only heard a whisper! At the time, it was believed that your left hand was controlled by the devil. Therefore, there was no left handed writing or you would be caned. We were given fountain pens to write with and copybooks to write on. We needed to copy the letters and numbers onto the next line. Every ten seconds, the ink would run out so we dipped it into an ink well and carried on.  This is what children in 1940s had to do.

If you ever thought your parents are strict and you’re unlucky, think about the evacuees. They were lucky to have one sweet on a Sunday and their parents, carers and teachers were much stricter than your parents.


Harleen (Pupil Maple class)