Mr Grafton Year 5/6

Y6 Leavers Day

Tough Runner Event

Rainbow Day!

Holocaust Trip

Y6 Enterprise Project

For the first time at Bramley Vale, the Y6 pupils all took part in an enterprise project this year. This was a post SAT project that enabled the children to create their own business. They worked in small groups to create a company name and brand. Using the results of market research, the children designed a product to sell to the local community. Prior to the sale, they marketed their products using posters, and some expertly crafted video advertisements. The children worked extremely well, and produced some innovative products. In total they raised over £170.

Mill Base Madness

Summer Term 1

This term is all about ART! The Y5/6 children will be producing mosaics and using acrylic paints to upcycle school furniture. They will study the work of abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky and use his form of expressionism to produce their own abstract pieces.

Bluebells in Bloom Photography

Fun with Filtering

Mosaic Madness

History Immersion Day

Y5/6 had a fantastic immersion day for their Maya topic. The morning was spent with a company called the Drama Hut, who delivered some activities themed around Mayan gods and culture. In the afternoon, the children made some headresses and acted out a human sacrifice!

Human Sacrifice

The return of the plague...

Autumn Term 1

The start of a brand new school year, and the promise of lots of engaging new topics and memorable experiences. Y5/6 will be taught by Mr Grafton, and supported by the amazing teaching assistant Mrs Hopkinson. The fantastic Mrs Upright will also be teaching in Y5/6 on Thursdays and Fridays.

Our topic for this term is all about the Great Plague and how it affected the Derbyshire village of Eyam. The children will learn about the sacrifice that the villagers made when they heroically decided to quarantine themselves from the rest of the country. To bring the topic to life, the class will visit Eyam in week 2 and feel like they have teleported back in time. They will see plaques on houses giving details of the victims of the plague. They will also see the boundary stone, which was used as a trading point. It still has the holes where coins were placed in exchange for food supplies from nearby villages.

As well as our class trip to Eyam, there is the residential to Whitehall, which promises to be a brilliant experience. I can personally guarantee that the children will return exhausted, but with lots of stories to tell about their stay. Look out for photos after the residential.

There are also some sporting competitions this term. Some of the children will be selected to represent the school for football and cross country.

Eyam trip photos


The Y5/6 residential to Whitehall in September was an amazing experience. During the three day course, the children took part in a range of adventurous activities: indoor climbing wall, zip wire, ropes course, rock scrambling and a stream walk. They also improved their independence as they were away from home for two nights. Check out the photos.

Football match

Our school football team played their first match in this season’s new football league. We played at home against Park Academy. The game ended in a 5-0 defeat, but the team battled hard in rainy conditions and enjoyed their first competitive match.

Plague Immersion Day

We had a brilliant history immersion day during the last week of Autumn term 1. Firstly, we baked ginger’dead’, which was shaped into plague related shapes. We then drew skulls using sketching skills and step by step guides. We sang a catchy plague song ‘Please plague doctor’. We also had a special effect make up session to make our friends look like plague victims. The class also filmed a scary video, with some excellent acting skills.