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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

During this period of school closure, class e-mails have been created for questions regarding home learning:

Welcome back Year 6!


The Year 6 Team this year is 

Quasar: Mr Donhou

Nebula: Mrs Shannon

Support Staff: Mrs Corkery 


Please note the following important days in Year 6:



LOC- Learning outside the classroom


Monday Mornings

Thursday Afternoons

Alternate Wednesday Mornings

Tuesday Mornings

Outdoor PE Kit:

  • Trainers
  • Correctly coloured T-shirt.
  • White or black shorts

Cold Weather Kit:

  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Tracksuit top
  • Waterproof sports jacket
  • Additional socks
  • Gloves


Indoor PE Kit:

  • Correctly coloured team T-shirt
  • White or Black shorts
  • Plimsolls for indoor games
  • Bare foot for Gym and Dance.
  • Outdoor Wellies


  • Change of trainers (NOT PE KIT)


The children have access to a wide variety of great books while making use of our Imagination station. These books can be borrowed from the library and returned when read.






We have another trip booked in to the Natural History Museum in London on Wednesday 15th January. We are looking forward to learning more about our new ILP topic Darwin's Delights, exploring evolution through an interactive workshop.


Year 6's had a wonderful time, working together to learn new and challenging skills on the ice. For some it was a breeze while for others they had to show a lot of perseverance and resilience. Watching them hold on to the side, use a penguin to build confidence to then see them gliding across the ice was testament to the group's attitude to learning. As teachers, it was great to see the progress made in such a short amount of time. 

Just a few snaps of their time at Planet Ice

Skating at its best!

Still image for this video

Maths- Spring Term


Following on from our Fractions topic, we will be looking at Geometry- Position and Direction. We will then move onto Decimals, Percentages and Algebra. 

Times Table Check


Times table Rockstars is still running and we encourage all children to practice as much as possible to cement their understanding of Multiplication and Division. 


In addition, each child has a log in for IXL. This is in preparation for SATs in the Summer term. We encourage Year 6 to test their skills while accessing SATs formatted questions. 

English- Spring Term


We will be reading the book 'Skellig' by David Almond. This will inspire us to write intriguing and tense story openings. Following James Durran's approach to writing, we will be delving into the way David Almond creates an atmosphere, giving a clear image of the character and setting. We will explore what writing ingredients he uses to effect the reader. Children will then magpie examples from other story openings to build their vocabulary before writing their own.  


Following on from this, using David Almond's mystical creature, the children will then be writing information texts.



Spellings will be issued after a recap of sounds and letter combinations that children need support with. They will change weekly and we will be using The Spelling Shed.



We encourage reading to take place at least 5 times a week. Whilst this sounds like a lot, children are reading all of the time. We ask for your support in logging it in their reading records which they should bring to school daily.



We follow the Letterjoin handwriting program. It develops a cursive handwriting style.

Please check out these useful revision tools that you could purchase to further assist your child.