Year 6

Welcome to

Year 6 Seagulls Class

Introducing our Seagulls Class staff:

This is our classroom:

Year 6 Classroom

Macbeth Display

Our class topics and texts

2B or not 2B

Question for Learning (Q4L):

Who is the best author?

Running like clockwork

Question for Learning (Q4L):

Is it better to be an optimist or a pessimist?

Go with the flow

Question for Learning (Q4L):

Would we all be equal in a modern disaster?

Seagulls Seashore Explorer badges:

  • Inukshuks

  • Digital art

  • Beach music

  • Skim stones and hopes

  • Fish and chips

  • ‘On’ the water

Examples of our learning this year:


Gulls, or colloquially seagulls, are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers and even more distantly to waders. Until the 21st century, most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but that arrangement is now considered polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera. An older name for gulls is mews, which is cognate with German Möwe, Danish måge, Swedish mås, Dutch meeuw, and French mouette, and can still be found in certain regional dialects.

Gulls are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls; stout, longish bills; and webbed feet. Most gulls are ground-nesting carnivores which take live food or scavenge opportunistically, particularly the Larus species. Live food often includes crabs and small fish. Gulls have unhinging jaws which allow them to consume large prey. Gulls are typically coastal or inland species, rarely venturing far out to sea, except for the kittiwakes. The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls. Large white-headed gulls are typically long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 49 years recorded for the herring gull.