Ibn Umayr Autumn Webpage

Ibn Umayr

A warm welcome to Ibn Umayr’s class page

The first half-term seems to have flown by like a whirlwind and the children have faced the challenges of being in Year 6 with all of the enthusiasm, determination and commitment we knew they would. As a new teacher to the Olive School I am amazed by the quality of work they produce on such a regular basis.

We have had an amazing start to this year, with so many exciting events going on. We feel so fortunate and privileged that the Olive school are providing us with unforgettable, memorable experiences.

Foundation Topics

Our foundation topics this year included amongst others, subjects such as French, The Industrial Revolution & Chemistry (Matter & Change). The children enjoyed a journey through the Industrial Revolution which saw them take on the role of a business mogul investing in new technologies. They were so competitive! And I can tell you that we have some high flying business people of the future in Ibn Umayr, watch this space!

During our skylines topic in Art it was fantastic to see the children interpret the topic using different mediums. It allowed our creative geniuses to flourish and produce some outstanding work which we displayed for everyone to see.


In Maths, we are using exciting Inspire Maths which was introduced to our school last year. We are building our understanding with regards to what numbers really mean and look like in the real world! Inspire maths is going to make us marvellous mathematicians. We may become maths professors soon after having the opportunity to using amazing, fabulous new resources as seen below:


The children should have ‘seen it coming’ as we started the year 6 English curriculum with our challenging topic of ‘flashbacks’. My word, the children grasped this with both hands (with some parental help- your stories from the past were amazing!)


We also celebrated the national Roald Dahl day show in September and came together as a year group to celebrate his magnificent life.



What a busy half-term and a fabulous effort from the children, here’s hoping for more of the same in the terms to come!

Please continue to remember us all in your humble prayers!

The Olive School, Blackburn

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