Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Meet the Year 6 staff

Mrs Moran

Mrs Moore

Mrs Proctor

Y6 Teacher Y6 Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Year 6 Production - July 2018

This week, Year 6 have performed their end of year production, Pirates of the Curry Bean.  The children have been absolutely fantastic and have done so well in learning their lines, songs and dance routines and spoke very loudly and clearly.  A huge thank you to all the staff involved in the rehearsals, setting up the hall and making the props.  Also, thank you to parents for supporting children with learning lines and putting costumes together.  Well done Year 6, you were absolutely fantastic!

Here is the trailer for the Year 6 Production, Pirates of the Curry Bean. We are having great fun learning our parts and are working very hard! The trailer has been made by Matthew Wa and Nathaniel.

Mini Industry - July 2018

 On Monday 2nd July, Year 6 held their first mini industry sale.  The children have been working hard in groups for the last few weeks, creating their own company and products to sell to other children in school.  They have used their Maths skills to keep accounts and make sure they make a profit.  They are currently evaluating the sale and reviewing what went well in preparation for a second sale on Friday 20th July.  This sale will be for children in school but will also be open after school for parents.

Andrew Gwynne - May 2018

On Friday 25th May, Andrew Gwynne - a school governor and our local MP - came into school to talk to Year 5 and 6.  The children asked lots of questions and learnt a lot about Mr Gwynne's job.  

Kingswood - May 2018

On Monday 21st May, Year 6 went to Kingswood Activity Centre in the Dearne Valley.  We all had a great day using our growth mindsets and team work skills to do lots of different activities. 

Royal Wedding Tea Party - May 2018

Year 6 had great fun on the field celebrating the Royal Wedding with a red, white and blue tea party. 

Lego WeDo - May 2018

Year 6 have been having fun making Lego models and programming them using the iPads.  This week we have made pulling machines and tested how much they could pull.

Maths - May 2018

Year 6 have been revising their Maths skills in a number of ways over the last few weeks. We have had lots of fun in the hall and outside while learning!

Stockport Air Raid Shelters - March 2018

 On Friday 16th March, Year 6 went to Stockport Air Raid Shelters.  We also visited the Stockport Museum, where we learnt lots about life during the war.  

Science Week - February 2018

We have had a fantastic week celebrating Science across school.  We have taken part in a range of activities including a Sublime Science workshop (where we got to make our own slime!), an inflatable planetarium session and a VR experience.  We have absolutely loved all of the activities and are looking forward to starting our new Science topic, electricity.  

Exotic Animals Come to Year 6! -  January 2018

Today Simon and Mark came into year 6 with lots of exotic animals. They came in as part of our science and English topics. We even got to hold some! There were lots of different species: a blue iguana that can drop its tail when in danger; a deadly scorpion (we didn’t get to hold this!); two snakes; a chameleon which can change colour for camouflage; and three tortoises.

We all enjoyed their visit and hope they come back again soon. Thank you to Simon and Mark who helped us with our topics and gave up their time to come in to see us.


By Nathaniel Mountain, Charlotte Boggia, and Belle Rose 


Explorer Day - January 2018

On Friday 12th January, Year 6 had an explorer day.  This was linked to our new Literacy topic, which is focusing on the book 'The Land of Neverbelieve'.  We came dressed as explorers and brought a companion with us for the day (unfortunately not a live one!).  We did lots of activities throughout the day.  We started with a co-ordinates Maths challenge, where we had to capture different islands based on their co-ordinates and perimeters.  Then we moved on to a physical problem solving activity where the floor became a swamp.  We then created our own mixed up creatures using a website, inserted the images into a word document and wrote descriptions about them.  We also made plasticine models of our creations.  We had a great day!

6BM Class Assembly - November 2017

On Thursday 16th November, 6BM did a class assembly about Weslandia (a book we have been learning about since September).  Everyone did really well and remembered their lines and when to speak.  We all really enjoyed doing it.  Mrs Moran was very proud of us and said we did great. ~ Madison and Keira

Science - September 2017

Today we started our new Science topic, 'Classifying Critters'.  We classified ourselves using a branching tree diagram.  We first split ourselves by hair colour.  After that, we split ourselves by eye colour.  Once we had done that, we could decide what to split our groups by e.g., shoe size, gender, hair style, favourite colour or favourite animal.  We then used our knowledge of branching tree diagrams to sort a variety of different animals.  ~ Orla, 6KM

Maths - September 2017

On 13th September for Maths, we went into the hall as a year group and split into mixed groups of 4 or 5.  We were given a target number (the first one was 5).  We had to run into the middle of the hall and get a digit card, run back to our group and decide which place value column to put it into.  We repeated this until we filled all of our spaces in the columns.  The team with the decimal number closest to the target number won.  We then put all of the decimal numbers into order and worked out how far each number was away from the target.  We made sure we used accurate mathematical vocabulary to explain what we were doing.  

Literacy - September 2017

In the first few days of Year 6, we received a letter from a mysterious person called Wesley.  He continued to send another letter including a book called 'Weslandia'.  We therefore decided to recreate one of the pictures through drama.  ~ Lily, 6KM