Year 6 - Orcas 2019 - 2020

Mr Nodder

9th July

Next week is art week. Yeah!! We are going to try out some tie dye. If you have a white t-shirt (you can spare) bring it in and we will customise it! Do some research into what design you would like on your t-shirt.

If your parents have any white cotton sheets or pieces of material they could send in for us to use that would be fab!! Any material or t-shirts that are brought in can you please ensure they are washed. 

Many thanks!



Monday July 6th 

See Home Learning page for this week's work.

July 1st - Check this out for the 500words competition. 


Monday 29th June

It was lovely to see some familiar faces last week. Check out the home learning tab for everything you need to know for this week's learning. 

Please see the words to the Leaver's song at the bottom of this page.... learn them ready for videoing!!!! 

Monday 22nd June 

Please visit the Home learning section of this page to see the info on a special meeting on Wednesday. Watch the videos and you'll find out what it is!!!!

Monday June 15th 

Welcome to another week of home learning. Last week was the first back in school for a few of you and it was lovely to see some old faces and new hair styles! More of you are due in this week so we look forward to seeing you. For those at home, we are all doing the same work so we would love to see what you have produced. Check out our video from last week's literacy in Children's achievements section. 

Have a great week and please let us know how you are getting on. 

Stay Safe

Mr Nodder & Mrs Hetherington.  

Monday June 8th

Hi Year 6!!

All change for some of you this week, as we will be seeing you actually in school!! Really looking forward to catching up and hearing about what you’ve all been up to.

For those of you staying home, we hope you are all well. We would love to see you virtually so, if at all possible, and WITH YOUR PARENTS /CARERS PERMISSION try sending us a video (to our emails) saying hi and telling us something you have been up to. There is something in the pipeline, which might mean that hopefully soon we will all be together in person or virtually. We will keep you posted!!

Until then here is your home learning for the week. Enjoy!!




Monday June 1st 

Welcome back after half term everyone. We hope you had a relaxing week and enjoyed some of the eased restrictions. Maybe some of you are looking forward to a small meeting in the garden with family and friends from tomorrow. Whatever you have been up to, keep up the social distancing and let's do our bit. 

For those of you coming in on Monday 8th June, please make sure you have completed some of the activities on Fiction Express so you are up to speed ready for Chapter Two next week. 

As usual, head to the Home Learning part of this class page and download the Maths, Literacy and Topic powerpoints. 

Let us know what you've been up to and stay safe as always. 

Mr Nodder & Mrs Hetherington.





Friday 22nd May

Well what a very different Summer 1 half term that was. Thank you and well done to all of those who have continued with the home learning. There has been a steady stream of work, pictures and news coming from you and we have loved it. 

Enjoy your half term break. There will be some sporty challenges/activities coming your way for next week but apart from that, take a break from the work (if you want) and enjoy getting out for more exercise or seeing that one person from another household. Things seem to be easing off slightly so I am sure we will be seeing some of you at some point next half term.

Sadly, your final half term at school will not be the one you deserve but stay positive, stay safe and keep in touch.

Best wishes 

Mr Nodder & Mrs Hetherington


Monday 18th May

Hi Year 6,

Thank you to those of you who have sent us emails and images of what you have been up to. It’s always lovely to see/hear from you.

This week, as usual, you will find all your home learning on the home learning tab at the top of this page.

Take care all. Keep safe.

Mrs Hetherington & Mr Nodder David Almond - author of Skellig will be on this tomorrow morning from 9.30am. 


White rose For this week, follow the Summer Term Week 2 on the website. The powerpoint is also in Home learning tab above. 

Pupil Verification Code to log in and stay in touch on the blogs is 601789

Update 20.4.20

I would normally be saying "Welcome Back" after the Easter Holiday but instead I'll say i hope you are all well and making the most out of this strange situation. I hope you are all in a routine of some kind and those brains are ticking over nicely with a good balance of activities. You should now find the answers to the work we set when you were sent home. 

Click on the Home Learning tab in this page and everything you need is in there. 

If you want a challenge, look in the homework section where I posted a link to DonSteward's Maths site. He has a range of in depth problems you could tackle. 

Picture News - Here you will find some topical ideas for you to focus on. These are what we use for our Class Assemblies on a Tuesday. The most recent ones will be posted in the Home Learning section on the school page. 

Check out the blogs too. Let's keep in touch. 

Please email me if you need help with anything. 

Stay Safe


New book for Fiction express on Friday 24th April What do you think? 


Update 27.3.20 Orcas: 

If you haven't checked in to the blogs I set up, please do. I've not checked today but last I saw, it was just OB and JI who were posting. let's get that number up! I will get on it as often as I can but I have my own classroom here now and the differentiation is rather stark! Annabelle can count to 100 ish whereas Olivia is getting good at her 8x tables! They have a timetable like the ones you have hopefully set up (when weather is like this, it kind of goes off piste) yesterday we scrapped writing and went out in the garden and designed an assault course. Had a bit of PE with netball on top of the list. Today we have a great lesson lined up... Washing the teacher's car! We will need to calculate the amount of soap needed in a ratio to water. The time it takes to wash on wheel and therefore, calulate how long it will take to wash the others and then Mummy's... Not really... we're just going to get wet and make the car appear less dirty! I have learned a song on Olivia's keyboard.... Old Macdonald! Yesterday we made an army aeroplane with lego and on Wednesday we made a bird feeder for the family of blue tits who are nesting in our bird house! 

Anyway, enough about me. I hope you are all enjoying this time with your family. If your parents are at work and keeping this country going, give them a clap from me, especially if they are at Shrews or Telf hospital... give them a double clap and tell them that they are amazing! 

I hope computer game time has been kept to a minimum. By all means keep it as part of your weekly timetable but keep those brains ticking over. Mrs Hetherington and I will be posting more work in a few weeks. 

How many books have you read?

What have you drawn?

What have you cooked/baked?

Have you helped parents with any jobs?

I look forward to hearing from you. Hope this site helps in the coming weeks. 

Stay Safe you wonderful lot and stay at home (apart from that daily bike/run/scoot). Keep washing those hands and be healthy. 

Speak Soon 

Mr N

P.S If you are having trouble with any of the work or would like to upload anything, please do so on the blogs I have set up.. or email me at

Welcome to Orcas Class Page!

At this difficult time, thank you for your support so far. The children have been amazing in lessons and seem unfazed by the forever changing information - it is nice to hear them getting on with whatever they enjoy doing after school as normal. To that end, we are sending home the work packs and passwords for the children to work on, when well, or off, due to closure. This structure should help and we have explained the importance of keeping to the timetable we have compiled. We normally create timetables at this time of year as part of their revision schedules and discuss how important they are at Secondary School. 

The work supplied comes with answers and they will be posted on here over the Easter Holidays (sooner if things change) for the children to assess how they are doing. The past SAT tests that we have included have mark schemes that the children are used to and they can be found by googling the year on the paper and the title, e.g. 'Mark Scheme Reading 2018'

Thank you again and best wishes

Mr Nodder  

P.S I will encourage the children to check in to the homework pages/Blog pages so we can keep in contact (IF things change and we are closed) 



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Hockey Success!, by Mr Nodder

Arthog, by Mr Nodder

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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Community'.

"How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!" Psalm 133:1

In school we will be:

Exploring our core school value of Community.

Encouraging pupils to show community spirit.

Exploring the local and wider communities we are a part of.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.

Contact the School

Meole Brace Primary School

Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Tel: 01743 351027