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Monday 1st June

Hi all, June already! We would normally be thinking about high school by now and preparing for Year 7 in class. It is really important that you talk at home about any worries you might have, as well as all the things that you are looking forward to. Have a look in the PSHE folder for high school transition information and support. This week’s work has also been added into the other folders below.

Take care everyone, enjoy the sunshine! smiley


J.K. Rowling's 'The Ickabog' and competition...
We have some fabulous singers in our school - if you feel like being a part of the world's largest choir, have a look at this...

Monday 25th May

We hope everyone is keeping well and safe. As it is half term, there are no new activities added to the subject folders below. Your only tasks are to relax, enjoy the bank holiday and the week ahead. There is a folder below with a few distractions if you need them!

Check again on the 1st June for updates to the curriculum folders.

Take care, thinking of you all smiley 


Monday 18th May

Hi everyone, we hope you're all keeping well.

Activities have been added to the folders below but please do keep an eye on BBC Bitesize Daily which is jam-packed with resources. 

Stay safe, we hope to see you all very soon wink.

Monday 11th May

For our lovely Year 6 class…

So it should have been SATs week, instead it’s all change,

And now you’re home-learning with work to arrange.

No tests for you this week, that’s for sure,

But all your hard work, we must not ignore.


Passive and active voice, all kinds of nouns,

Fronted adverbials, tenses, pronouns.

Maths in abundance, all part of Year Six,

Past papers and prep, all in the mix!


We’ve not forgotten all that you’ve done,

To help you prepare for the SATs that have gone.

It doesn’t take tests to confirm what we know,

That every one of you is a star all aglow!


We know you’ll go far; you’ve all been blessed,

With talents and skills that SATs just can’t test.

We miss you so much and can’t wait to see you,

Take care in the meantime and please stay safe too.


Mrs Nevin x


Monday 4th May

Hello to all! Hope everyone is well and keeping busy.

There are new activities added to the folders below. As it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May, there is information in the history folder which is extremely interesting as part of our British history, along with some tasks (practical and written) and links. Remember to follow BBC Bitesize daily lessons too!

Keep safe everyone, thinking of you all every day wink

Pyjamarama: Friday 1st May

To celebrate the bedtime story and reading together, this year's Pyjamarama will be a day when families across the country can join in a festival of story-filled fun at home. Sign up for the free newsletter to access resources for children of all year groups.

Monday 27th April

Hi everyone, we continue to hope that you're all keeping well...we're still missing you very much. Just a reminder to check the folders below (weekly) for added activities and useful links. Stay safe yes x

Monday 20th April

Hello Year 6 and families!

We hope you are all well, keeping safe and managed to have a lovely Easter.

It’s not quite the way that we had planned to start the summer term, but below is a collection of activities and lessons to keep you going until the next update.

Bitesize Daily is launched on Monday 20th April and offers learning experiences for every age group between Year 1 and 10. White Rose Maths has teamed up with them so look out for their daily lessons. Additionally, BBC Daily programmes will be available on any TV via the red button and online on any device on BBC iPlayer.

Also see CEOP online safety activities (links below) for a wide range of resources and lessons.

Keep on reading regularly (hopefully daily) and when you open the literacy file, you’ll see a copy of our next book ‘Holes’…enjoy!

We will regularly add to the folders below so keep checking back.

Take care all of you, we really do miss you very much.

Mrs Nevin & Ms Shellien

Hello again to all,

Hope you're all keeping well and busy. We can't wait to see you again soon. 

Well, the Easter holidays are now here so we thought we'd add a few links to see you through (don't forget to look at Twitter and the ever-growing resources list below too). 


There are plenty of fun Easter activities available on White Rose Maths:


And as it is Holy Week, there are some lovely activities to complete from the following links too:


If you feel up to it, try to complete the literacy tasks below and don't forget Pobble365 and keep reading as much as you can. 


We'll update again before the end of the holidays with more activities - you could even begin researching our history topic before: 'The Ancient Mayan Civilization'. 


Check back on the 20th April for more tasks, including many daily lessons for all year groups on  


Thinking of you all wink




Hello to all our lovely Year Six children!


We hope you are all keeping well and enjoying spending some time with your families – we certainly miss you all here at school.


If you’ve managed to read The Giant’s Necklace, here are 5 literacy tasks based on the story that you can be working through…


  • Write a detailed description of the beach where Cherry was making her giant’s necklace – you could draw the setting too. Try to include active and passive sentences.
  • Write a character profile of Cherry. Include parentheses where possible.
  • Write a diary, as Cherry, about the first day of the holiday. Include a semi-colon.
  • Write a scene from the story in your own words that includes direct speech. Blend action with the dialogue, for example: “No,” she said, shaking her head slowly. Remember to fully punctuate the direct speech.
  • Plan a section of narrative from the point of view of a different character. This time include examples of reported speech and fronted adverbials.


You have produced some amazing writing and artwork from this year – keep this going if you can.


We hope that you’ve managed to have a look at White Rose Maths. Keep working through the Year 6 lessons when possible and don’t forget to have a look at the other links that are on our website class page (Twitter too).


Above all, relax and enjoy using your imagination and creativity at home – something we know that you all have a lot of!


We miss you and hope to see you soon.


Mrs Nevin and Ms Shellien


Dear parents, carers and children, 

As some families are currently having to self-isolate, we have put together some useful resources for home-learning. We will continue to review and update so please keep an eye on our class page. In the meantime, please see the attached document... 

Please see the attachment below for the SATs timetable, information and useful revision links.


Spring Term Topics 2020

Please see our curriculum map (below) for further information.


Following the 'Come and See' scheme of work, our topics for this term are:



Death and New Life



Throughout the spring term, the children will be studying ‘The Man Who Walked Between the Towers’, by Mordicai Gerstein; ‘The Giant’s Necklace’, by Michael Morpurgo and ‘The Watertower’, by Gary Crew and Steve Woolman.

In preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests, SPaG and written work will include:

  • Active and passive voice
  • Building cohesion within and across paragraphs
  • Blending action, dialogue and description
  • Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity
  • Using the ellipsis to link ideas between paragraphs
  • Revision of concepts taught previously



Concepts covered will include:

  • Number: Decimals
  • Number: Percentages
  • Measurement
  • Number: Algebra
  • Number: Ratio
  • Geometry and Statistics


Basic skills practice/revision in both literacy and numeracy will continue throughout the term.



The children will learn about evolution and inheritance



The children will develop control techniques using cardboard and modroc.


Design and Technology

Design and make a torch



We will continue to follow the 1Decision scheme of work with focus on transition and peer pressure



  • Online Safety (ongoing)
  • Design, write and debug programs



Work will include the research of differences between European and South American homes and lifestyles; describing rooms; presenting information about opinions and future aspirations.



Improvisation and composition



Hockey and dance



Homework routines will continue from the autumn term. Additional homework may be given to support preparation for the tests.



We intend to run after school clubs before and after school to support SATs revision – we will send out information in due course.

This year’s SATs tests will take place during the week commencing 11th May 2020. 

Year 6 curriculum map

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.