Mount Pleasant Primary School

Mount Pleasant Primary School

'Every child matters, every moment counts'

Welcome to Year 6 2023-2024

Class Teachers


Miss Braddock
Miss Braddock
Mrs Spencer
Mrs Spencer

Welcome to the Year 6 Learning Journey.

Here we will share some of the things we get up to during each half term.

Spring Term


Children in year 6 had the opportunity to visit and help at the Foodbank in Clayton-le-Moors.  They helped pack parcels for local families and learnt about who this resource provides help for.  It is hoped we can continue this link after SATs.

Drone Workshop!

We were lucky to receive a visit from 'Drone Man': children learnt how to code to control drones to achieve different things.  As part of this they used professional coding language and also learnt about careers that involve coding.  We had lots of fun learning how to control the drones - we even made them dance!


Throughout year 6 children volunteer at Woodlands Nursing Home.  They join in with games and activities, and read and talk to residents about what they have been learning.  This is such a valuable experience for both young and old!

Victorian Day

Children had a wonderful time taking part in our immersive Victorian Day.  They took part in Victorian-style lessons, learnt about Victorian money, jobs, art and music amongst other things!  Thank you to everyone who supported the children creating their amazing outfits!

World Book Day

We dressed up as our favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.  We took part in lots oi reading-focussed activities and had a special art lesson where we learnt how cartoons are constructed.  We then wrote our own cartoons with the stories we had created.

Autumn Term

Mayoral Visit

The mayor of Hyndburn, Councillor Terry Burns, came to visit us with his wife, the mayoress.  They explained what their job involves and what their goals are while they are in role.  We had the opportunity to find out more about how local government works and were able to ask lots of questions.

DT - Burgers

In Design Technology we explored how burgers and lots of the sauces we use are made.  We tested and tasted different ingredients then made our our sauces and burgers, following different recipes.  We had to think carefully about what went together.  It was great eating our burgers as soon as they were ready!

Blackburn Cathedral Trip

We were really excited to be invited to visit Blackburn Cathedral.  We had a great trip exploring the differences between a church and a cathedral, and learning more about the season of Advent, investigating some of the stories and important people connected with this period in the year.

English - 'The Unforgotten Coat'

One of the books we have studied in English was 'The Unforgotten Coat' by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  In this story a young boy, also in year 6 like us, comes to the UK from Mongolia for the first time.  We had a go at one of the experiments they do in their Science lessons: making rockets.  We recreated the chemical reaction in order for our 'rockets' to take off!

Interplanet Kurling Competition

We took part in a Kurling competition between our planet teams.  It was really important to be accurate and use tactics to score points.  We had a great time!

Sabaiba and Adam were nominated as players of the day.

The results were: Jupiter (1st), Earth, Saturn and Neptune.