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Welcome to Year 6

6KC - Mrs Clayton, Mrs Illingworth

6MD - Miss Driscoll, Mrs Watkins

6KG - Miss Greaves, Mrs Davies

Learning Mentor- Mr Strong

The children have enjoyed classifying in science, learning how to play Poko Tok in history and Bushcraft Skills that they are writing about in English. 

***Year 6 Statutory Assessments will be week commencing 14th May 2024 ***

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A huge welcome to Year 6. We are looking forward to the year ahead for lots of exciting new experiences and diverse learning within our classroom community. Starting your learning journey this year at the top of the school will give you many new opportunities to grow, develop and achieve success. Mrs Clayton, Mrs Driscoll and Miss Greaves will be working with you primarily this year as your classroom teacher and we will also have a helping hand from Miss Naylor, Mrs Worthington, Mrs Aspin and Miss Bee. We will always be there to support you and we are committed to ensuring your child is happy at school whilst working hard and getting ready for high school. Please come and speak to us if you have any questions or concerns at any point.

This terms topic will be 'The Rainforest'

Year 6 will be learning about the Mayan civilisation  in history. We will be learning about where they lived, what the did for jobs and hobbies and how they built communities.

In science we will be learning about how to classify animals and plants using different characteristics. We will be explaining how we have classified things. 

In art we will be making a batik picture that we designed last half term and in DT we will be building shelters.

English Focus

This half term the children will be using the knowledge they have learnt about bushcraft to write an explanation text. They will be consolidating knowledge in using parenthesis and they will be learning how to use colons and semi-colons in lists.

Year 6 will be reading Kenzuke’s Kingdom in lessons and to develop our VIPERS skills. We will also use some linked texts to apply our skills within different genres.

How can you help?

  • Listen to your child read their home reading book and talk about the book with them.
  • Asking children questions about their reading will support them in improving in their reading and enjoyment of reading. You could support them by asking them how their book links to real experiences or situations.
  • Please encourage them to practice their spellings on ‘Edshed’ every week.
  • Discuss their learning and new knowledge

Maths Focus

This half term the children will be learning how to order, compare, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers.

How can you help?

  • Practise multiplication tables weekly, encourage your children to access Times Tables Rock Stars at least once a week.
  • Encourage them to complete their revision books on a weekly basis to practice skills each week.

Year 6 Upcoming experiences


Bush Craft Team - linked to English

Lineham Farm Residential - 

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Armley Mill - Victorians


End of year celebration trip - funded by the PTA