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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

Love, Respect, Belong


Welcome to the Elder Class webpage!

Welcome to our little corner of the website! We are Elder Class, the Year 6's of St. Mary's Bentworth School! This is the last year of Primary School and is a time for great learning and responsibilities! Within this amazing bunch of people you will find; the Head Boy and Girl, the Church Councillors, the Peer Mentors and the leaders of the School Council, the Eco Council and the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Each of these roles hold unique responsibilities, and we are enjoying the different challenges they bring.


This is the beginning of our final term in Primary School, but, as ever, we will be filling it with fun and hard work. We are preparing for our SATs tests later on this half term - making sure the 'knowledge filing cabinets' in our brains are full and ready to be referred to!

We will also be continuing to delve into the secrets of the past, by studying Ancient Greece this half term.


The timetable for SATs week is as follows:

Monday 14th May: English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (Papers 1 and 2)

Tuesday 15th May: English Reading

Wednesday 16th May: Mathematics (Papers 1 and 2)

Thursday 17th May: Mathematics (Paper 3)


A copy of the presentation for parents about the SATs is below.



Team Elder!

The 'sensible' photo!
The 'natural' photo!

Alice in Wonderland songs.

As you may be aware by now, Lime and Elder will be putting on a production of Alice in Wonderland this summer!

To help them to practise at home, please find below the songs they have been learning for the play, along with the lyrics.

01 Overture.wav

02 All In A Golden Afternoon.wav

03 I'm Late!.wav

04 Down, Down, Down.wav

05 My Lovely Garden.wav

06 I'm Late (Reprise).wav

07 I Wish I Hadn't Cried So Much.wav

08 Caucus Race.wav

09 Mouse's Tale.wav

10 What Will Become Of Me-.wav

11 Who Are You-.wav

12 Pig And Pepper.wav

13 Wonderland.wav

14 royal procession.wav

15 Mad As A Hatter.wav

16 Royal Procession.wav

17 Croquet Song.wav

18 Lobster Dance.wav

19 Beautiful Soup.wav

20 Who Stole The Tarts-.wav

21 Off With Her Head!.wav

22 Wonderland Reprise.wav

KS2 Reading - Working at the Expected Standard - Poor Vera

The pupil can: - read age-appropriate books with confidence and fluency (including whole novels) - read aloud with intonation that shows understanding.

This video gives a good example of the fluency and expression expected by the end of KS2. This is a good objective to work on at home.

Bible Explorers!

Taking part in the BBC Terrific Scientific Investigation - Feet!

Come with us with words.wma

Come With Us

Rejoice With Us!

Once in Royal David's City

Mary and the Angel

In a Stable

Away in a Manger

One Bright Star

We Three Kings

Silent Night

SATs Information Evening Presentation

The Apprentice - Day 1 - The First Boardroom!

Meeting 'the board'!
'Alan Sugar' lays out the importance of the task!
Listening with nerves, but excitement!
Taking in all the information!
Listening carefully!
Meeting the mentors!
Meeting the mentors!

Cooking up a Storm! Making ANZAC biscuits!

Think Safe at Queen Elizabeth Country Park! 10.10.17

Spectacular STEM Day!

On Friday 22nd September, Elder Class (with some friends from other schools) took part in a fantastic STEM day. Our day was called 'Dead on Time', and we had to work in teams to solve the murder of 'Ben Veasey'. Every challenge was timed, and there was music making it even more exciting! We got to dust for fingerprints, delve into witness statements, test mystery substances, and even conduct DNA fingerprinting. 

It was an amazing day - we want to do another one!

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Team Elder!


History is Boring/ The Keymaster

The Big Match

Never Drink the Tudor Water

Guy Fawkes Hiding

The Moonrakers


Work Hard

Votes for Women

Far From Home

Too Late?

We Have the Keys.wma


Calshot! A snapshot!

Making Mayan chocolate cups on Dads to School Day!

Sport Dance

Starting Freeze
Wave Your Flag!
Which sport is it?
Starting Freeze
Wave Your Flag!
Which sport is it?

Snowy Times!

Friday 13th turned out to be a lucky day for us as we had snow! Elder Class were asked to accompany their buddies from Year R when they went outside to explore the snowy world around them. We helped our buddies think about what they could hear and feel  when they walked on the snow and touched it, and worked with them to build snowmen! We also went to the pond area with Miss Baker and explored how the pond was covered in ice! We were allowed to carefully break the ice and hand pieces to our buddies so they could have a new experience. It was fun working with our Year R friends to help them develop their knowledge and understanding of the world!

The Mannequin Challenge!

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On the last day of term, Elder Class wanted to try a complete the 'Mannequin Challenge'! As there is only a few of us in the class, we decided to make the challenge more difficult, by having to move to different locations without being seen! #TeamElder!

Visiting East Hampshire District Council and meeting Damian Hinds MP

Elder Class Natural Disaster Museum

The Apprentice - First Boardroom!

Our Amazing Trip to the Natural History Museum in London!

Off we go!
Up through the Earth...
Fred's Fortress!
Creating an earthquake!
In the earthquake simulator! Hold tight!
On the London Underground!
We even bumped into Mrs. Hodge at Waterloo!

Designing Buildings to Withstand an Earthquake


We were very excited in Elder Class to welcome Mr. Moore, who is a Building Surveyor, to come and talk to us about how to design buildings to withstand an earthquake.

He told us about what he does as a Building Surveyor, and about his work in Christchurch, New Zealand, working on the rebuild after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. He told us about the different foundations different buildings need and the materials that can be used. Then he showed us how computers are used to design buildings (he showed us a plan of the School Hall when it was being redesigned!) and explained how a programme called Google Sketch Up can help us design buildings. We had a go using this programme, and are going to design our own earthquake resistant buildings!

Making Volcanoes!

'Dreams of Freedom'

We have loved using the book 'Dreams of Freedom' to start our English learning this year. Our class poem 'The Way I Love Freedom' is our proudest achievement! We are glad you enjoyed listening it to it during Sharing Assembly, and thought you may like to have a copy on line! Enjoy! #thewayilovefreedom #teamelder #classpoem


My children feel so safe and happy here. They are keen to go to school every day

Parent - July 2018


The school teaches really important life skills through the resilience work- understanding failure is a learning opportunity, not a catastrophe

Parent - July 2018


Communication is excellent- I always know the door is open

Parent - July 2018


The staff show an exceptional level of commitment to the school

Parent - July 2018


You are passionate about children being at the heart of everything you do

Parent - July 2018


94% of our pupils said that 'Teaching is good all the time'

Pupil Survey - July 2018

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