Monksdown Primary School

Monksdown Primary School

Year 6 Class 2 (Mrs Dakin)


 Welcome to Year 6 Class 2 (Mrs Dakin)

Our teacher is Mrs. Dakin and our teaching assistants are Mrs Shaw and Mrs Connolly. Our support assistant is Mrs. Smith.

Spring 2021

No updates due to Covid-19 closure

Autumn 2020

Week of 08/11/2020:

Week of 08/11/2020: Year 6 were talking all about Money today- using the fabulous resources sent by Cobalt housing.

Week of 08/11/2020: Year 6 enjoying all aspects of preparing, making and eating food.


Week of 12/10/2020: 6.2 have been painting their camouflaged animals using watercolour paints.

Week of 05/10/2020: 6.2 have been looking at camouflaged animals in art and had a lesson on how to draw fur.

Week of 28/09/2020: We have been making Apple Crumbles using home grown cooking apples.

Week of 14/09/2020: We have been learning to strum the C and G chords on guitar.

Summer 2020

No updates due to Covid-19 closure

Spring 2020

Click here for the Year 5 Homework Grid Spring 2

Week of 08/03/2020: 5.2 have been working on guitars to produce a performance of ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’. They have been learning to play the C and G chords.

Week of 01/03/2020: 5.2 worked hard to create mood boards after studying Anglo-Saxon artefacts.

Week of 02/02/2020: 5.2 have been science reporters this week, explaining the phases of the moon.

Week of 02/02/2020: 5.2 have continued to work hard to understand fractions

Week of 02/02/2020: 5.2 enjoyed sharing their knowledge of the solar system with parents and children this week.

Week of 26/01/2020: 5.2 have been exploring the view from the moon, using a virtual reality app.

Week of 13/01/2020: We started learning guitar this week! We are putting together a performance of Seven nation Army using the E minor chord.

Week of 13/01/2020: Bike right working with year 5 children.

Autumn Term 2019

Week of 08/12/2019: 5.2 saved the day, travelling back in time to 1891 and helping the staff at Croxteth Hall get ready for a Christmas Party.

Week of 25/11/2019: Today we learned how to make tints and shades of colour.

Week of 25/11/2019: Art week has begun! Measuring, teamwork and sculpting Christmas stars.

Week of 18/11/2019: 5.2 used a green screen app to show off their finished Islamic tiles.

Week of 18/11/2019: Running, jumping, balancing, teamwork and fun! We had a great time with the team from LFC foundation.

Week of 12/11/2019: 5.2 trained with a photographer, then took some beautiful photographs of Croxteth Hall and park.

Week of 22/10/2019: 5.2 using a variety of tools and techniques in clay to create Islamic patterned tiles.

Week of 22/10/2019: 5.2 have been learning about non-chronological reports. We wrote factual descriptions of dragons and presented them using a green screen app,

5.2 have been learning about non-chronological reports. We wrote factual descriptions of dragons and presented them using a green screen app

Week of 15/10/2019: 5.2 did an exceptional job of learning to play Paradise by George Ezra in just two lessons! Incredible work 5.1!

Week of 15/10/2019: Year 5 writing about their house.

Week of 11/10/2019: 5.2 performed Dancing in the Street after practising on all the different instruments. We are moving on to guitar soon, but first we are going to have some fun playing different songs on ukulelle and keyboard using a variety of chords.

 Week of 30/09/2019: Investigating goods traded via the Silk Road in the Early Islamic Empire

Summer Term 2019

Week of 15/07/2019: Children used water colours to paint their own desert background. They then added their own details such as palm trees and camels.

Week of 15/07/2019: 4A have been making their own marble runs in D.T using a variety of materials to create different structures

Week of 17/06/2019: Where’s the maths Children found different aspects of maths in a picture, from shapes to angles.

Week of 17/06/2019: D.T- Children have been trying and testing their own structures using card to create a marble run

Week of 13/05/2019: Science – We have been investigating how sound is made.

Week of 13/05/2019: Following on from Mrs Campbell’s assembly, we talked about mental health and what it feels like to be lonely and how we can help lonely people. We finished by writing things we like about the other people in our class.

Week of 05/05/2019: Well done to Eloise for creating her own dance routine as part of this half term’s homework grid!


Week of 29/04/2019: In Maths, 4A enjoyed estimating the perimeter of different shapes on our school playground. They then measured the actual lengths using trundle wheels and recorded their findings as a group.

Week of 29/04/2019: As part of our new English unit, we read the story ‘Pretty Vain’. Children then came up with their own actions to help them learn the story!

Spring Term 2019

Week of 01/04/2019: Well done Liam

4A Well done Liam

Week of 01/04/2019: 4A Easter bingo

Week of 01/04/2019: Well done to Daisy and Dawid for completing amazing pieces of special homework from this half term’s homework grid.


Week of 18/03/2019: D.T – weaving

Week of 18/03/2019: We are learning to perform ‘What About Us’, and today took a break from ukulele to learn the glockenspiel/keyboard part and recap our singing.

Week of 25/02/2019: 4A In Maths, children have been finding fractions of different amounts of smarties. Yummy

Week of 11/02/2019: Science – creating and exploring circuits using different electrical components.

Week of 04/02/2019: Art – Children created their own printing blocks based on igbo designs, using polystyrene tiles. They then created their own patterns.

Week of 04/02/2019: Well done to Liam and AJ for completing amazing pieces of homework from our homework grid! They’ve both worked very hard to make igbo houses.

Week of 04/02/2019: Roman Day

Week of 04/02/2019: Internet Safety Day – 4A discussed what is meant by ‘permission’ and wrote their own definitions. Working in small groups, children then performed different scenarios involving the issue of consent online and we discussed how situations could be interpreted or acted upon differently.

Week of 28/1/19: In D.T, the children designed their own item e.g. a bag that they will make by weaving using wool and fabric. Children have first been practising the skill of weaving using paper.

Week of 14/1/19: Gymnastics

Autumn Term

Year 4 discovered many things about the history of the slave trade in Liverpool when they visited the International Slavery Museum.

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On our readathon day we did lots of interesting activities based around the book Giraffes Can’t Dance. We wore our pyjamas and brought in our favourite book.


What happens to our food after we eat it? Year 4 have been finding out during their very messy science day.

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Working as a team in maths deciding whether to round numbers up or down.

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We took part in a music workshop delivered by the Osun Arts Foundation.

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