Laira Green Primary School

Tel: 01752 660427 Bramley Rd, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6BP

Year 6/5 Miss Scott-Ash Class 2015/16

Term 6


On Friday 15 July, the year 6 children walked to the Barbican leisure park where we went bowling and to pizza hut for their end of year treat!

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Crop Tasting at the Allotment Summer 2016

At the allotment this time, year 6 had fun tasting home grown cucumber and spinach. We also got to feed the chickens and learn how to identify different vegetables and fruits from their foliage!

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Swimsafe July 2016

Swimsafe teaches children how to be safe in swimming pools, the sea and any other open-water.  The children learnt how to swim between the flags on beaches with lifeguards, how to enter the water safely and how to call for help if they get into difficulty.

This session was run by the RNLI and the ASA.

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Year 6 Life Skills July 2016


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End of SATS!


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Author Review

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo is a good writer he writes non-fiction books but makes them seem believable stories and they are not too long or too short.

Most of his stories are set on a farm since he was brought up on a farm.

Also quite a lot of his books are set during world war two ( WWll )

My favourite book of his is ‘Running wild’ because it is full of ups and downs and full of adventure.

The main character is Will.

His elephant he was riding  went wild and started running into the jungle.

Will becomes his sworn enemy but at the end of this all they become inseparable as Oona ( the elephant ) was his only family.

As he comes out to civilization he faints off the elephant will he survive…

Written by Jack Holtham Y6

Year 6 at the Allotment May 2016

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What is Evolution? April 2016

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Be A Marine Biologist! March 2016

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Summer Spellings

Click on the link to view, save or print the summer term spellings for Year 6:


Term 4

Meet the Author

On Monday 14 th March, in association with World Book Day, our year 5 went on a visit to Lipson Community Academy to see author Marcus Alexander.

As well as hearing about his life lessons and experiences the children, learnt how this influenced his writing. He encouraged the children to give anything a try even if they thought they wouldn’t be any good at it.

It was a great morning!Alexander

Term 3

Science and Reading

After reading about a science experiment, we checked our understanding of the text by carrying it out!

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Champion Netball Training


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Cosmic Classroom Space Videos

Click HERE to watch the videos.

We’re really excited that a website called TES is going to  BLAST OFF (connect via internet) live with the International Space Station at 2pm GMT on Tuesday 2nd February.

The event will last for an hour.

School children have been asked to video their questions for Tim Peake and he will answer some of them.  Classrooms around Britain will be watching the live broadcast – and we certainly will at Laira Green!

Please watch some of our future scientists at Laira Green asking their questions in our short videos.

If you want to follow Tim Peake, read his tweets at: @astro_timpeake

Science – The Eye

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Spellings Spring Term 3

Click on the link to view and print the spellings for Spring Term:

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Home Learning Spring Term 3

Click on the link to read the new Home Learning leaflet for Spring Term:


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Ash Class 2016

Term 2

Year 5/6 2015 Allotment and Forest Schools


WOW Science – December 2015

After an exciting assembly from a Scientist at STEM, we decided to do a bit of investigating with balloons! We looked at static, spinning a penny inside a balloon and how we could get a skewer into a balloon without it popping! It was very exciting and we all helped each other to succeed.

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Poetry in year 5 and 6 – December 2015

Year 6 and 5 wrote some poetry recently, which we decided to enter in an online competition.  The poetry started with discussions about emotions during several R.E. lessons.  We looked at colours and how they made us feel and how they are used to show our emotions e.g. red for anger, yellow for jealousy, blue for sadness or feelings of calm.  The children then took their thoughts and translated them into poems.

We entered the poems on and lots of our work was selected for publication in a new poetry anthology, alongside poems from other children in the Plymouth area.  Our children who were selected received a certificate by post, which was then presented to them in Assembly. They will also have an opportunity to buy the anthology when it has been printed.  Luckily for Laira Green Primary, we will also receive a free copy of the book for our library!



We are very proud of our poets and would like to share their works with you. Click on the link to read our poetry.

Year 5/6 Film Review

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Christmas Decorations

Christmas has come early in Ash Class.

Ash Class brought in their homemade Christmas decorations and we all marvelled about their varitey.  We had snowmen, baubles, pinecones, stockings, snowglobes – so many carefully made and decorative creations!

Two children’s decorations were voted as the winners from Ash Class – Charla Jarvis and Charlie Cuddy.  All children got a certificate from Miss Scott.

Term 1

Learning about Electricity October 2015

In Science, we have been investigating circuits. As a class, we investigated questions such as:

What affects the brightness of a bulb?

What materials are conductors? Insulators?

Is the brightness of a bulb affected by having a series or a parallel circuit?
We really enjoyed watching the result of adding more power and seeing how bright we could make the bulbs go!

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Ash and Birch Class visit the Victorian Merchants House

Year 5/6 in Ash and Birch Class walked over 4 miles to visit the Merchants House on the edge of town to investigate what life was like in Victorian times!

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1950’s Show and Tell

Daniel bought in his projector from the 1950s and showed us all an old silent, black and white film about steam trains! It was fascinating – thank you Daniel, what a lovely hobby to have!


Ash and Birch Class have been learning about artists from the Victorian era.
We looked at some artworks by Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, William
Morris, Henri Rousseau, John Constable and Claude Monet. The children gave
their reactions to the art and identified their favourites and described any
emotions that were brought forward by the pictures.
Here are some examples of their art. Can you identify who painted or drew
each picture? What do you think of each style?

Can I identify William Morris and other famous Victorian artists?

PRINT the Art Sheet


Spellings – Miss Scott

Click on the link to see the complete list of spellings for this term in Miss Scotts class:


miss scott

Home Learning

Click on the link to read the Home Learning guide for Ash and Birch classes this term (Year 6).


Past Events

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