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Welcome to our class blog! We will be using this blog to share the amazing learning taking place in and outside of our classroom. If you are reading this blog post from outside of the Smithdown community, please spare one minute and leave the pupils a quick comment telling them who and where you are. Any comments left will be approved by the teacher before being made public.

Shackleton inspiring his crew

Our current Power of Reading book is  ‘Shackleton’s Journey.’

We have reached the part when Endurance is trapped by ice, and the crew have to setup camp to see out the Winter months.

We wrote our own inspirational / motivational speeches and performed them in front of our amazing, very own model of ENDURANCE.

Please see our Twitter page for a couple of examples



Indoor Athletics

Year 6 have been out and about competing again this week – this week it was Sportshall Athletics

We took part in track and field events: sprints, middle distance, relays, jumps and throws.

We are so very VERY proud of all our team, but we do have to give a VERY SPECIAL mention to Ida and Lujain who WON their 6 lap middle distance race!!



It was a VERY close competition with only 6 points (or so) separating 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.

We may not have won, but we couldn’t have tried any harder.

In fact, we even had a few trips and tumbles but we got back up and carried on – we think THIS is what’s important.

Smithdown Primary really were the embodiment of the Games Values today.


Remembrance Art

Year 6 spent this afternoon being artistic.

After learning about Remembrance Day this week and why people wear poppies, we painted our own pictures.

We hope you like them.


Wear It Wild day for WWF

As we have been learning about endangered animals as part of our Geography topic, we took part in a fundraising activity for WWF  and we

 “Wore It Wild” for a day.

It was great – we learnt lots, we had fun but more importantly,  we raised valuable funds to support the rescue of endangered and vulnerable animals.

We also learnt about Gito, the orangutan who was found in a cardboard box in Indonesia. His story started off extremely sad, but we learnt how funds can help rescue organisations help animals like Gito. We were pleased to learn that Gito is now healthy and full of life, learning how to be an orangutan again.