The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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In the links above you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this term! Please have a browse.


Below you will find important information regarding your child's PE time slot and information on reading.


At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog. A fortnightly update of all the exciting things that happen within 6S.




Reading Books

Children in Year 6 are expected to read at home each day, either to a family member or independently.  Please ensure reading records are brought to school daily and signed when your child has read.  We are then able to write in them when they read with adults in school.  


Each Year 6 pupil is aiming to have read 12 books by the end of each term. If completed the pupils will receive a reward. If pupil read 12 books in each of the three academic terms they will receive a final reward at the end of the year.

6S are reading lots in school, please continue to read with them at home to help them reach their target!


P.E Days

6S will have weekly P.E. although sometimes the day it is on may change.  Therefore please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school every day. Your child will need a white T-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear (trainers/plimsolls).  In the winter months your child can wear black tracksuit bottoms and a jumper.  Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in. 

Friday 19th July

6S Class Blog


It has been a final busy week for the whole of year 6!


This week in History we have begun to look at the Cold War between the USSR and USA. We have now begun to look at the space race between the two nations. It was a fierce fight lasting up until July 1969 when USA became the first nation to land a man on the moon. This week we looked at whether the moon landing was worth the price of victory. 


Year 6 have had the opportunity to go swimming during their final half term of primary school. We travel over to the Basildon Sporting Village to have 2 x 30 minute lessons a week. Swimming is such an important life skill and the children are thoroughly enjoying their lessons.


In science we have continued to look at light. This week we focused upon the link between the eyes and the brain. We posed the question ‘Is it our eyes or brain that report what we see?’ We investigated peripheral vision, blind spots and the way in which light enters the eye and information is sent to the brain for processing. The children came to the conclusion that in order to see we need three vital components: light, our eyes (for retrieving information) and our brain (for processing the information).


Year 6 have performed our final production. This year we performed ‘Shakespeare Rocks’. We performed our dress rehearsal to Year 4 and 5 who were a fantastic audience and we then performed to our adults who all thoroughly enjoyed the performance.


Finally a select group of Year 6’s visited Adventure Island as a reward for collecting three gold badges this academic year. the children behaved beautifully and were a credit to the school, we enjoyed all of the rides – even Rage!


Have a good weekend everyone! 




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