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Year 6

Our year 6 team consists of Miss Barrows, Mrs. Bond, Mrs. McVeigh and Mrs Graham. We are all committed to ensuring that year 6 is a fun and interesting year where children are supported to reach their potential.

Year 6 is a time when children are able to accept more responsibility for themselves and to help others around school as we prepare them for moving on to secondary school. We look forward to taking part in trips and events such as Harvest, Remembrance, Red Nose Day and the highlight of the year: our Pioneer Residential at Cleobury Mortimer. We also look forward to our Musical concert, Year 6 play and Leavers’ Service. Hopefully, we will have an enjoyable and exciting year.


14.11.22 is Anti-bullying week

21.11.22 Children can wear England strips or red and white for the England match.  

28.11.22 is Year 6 Bikeability week. Please check you know the days your child will need their bike in school and ensure it is in good working order. Children must wear a helmet and suitable clothing.

13.12.22 is our Carol Service at 5:30pm at St. Mary's Church (please note the change in time due to an England match)

8.5.22 is SATs week

24.5.22- 26.5.22 is the Pioneer Residential Trip





Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so please come to school wearing your correct PE kit. This must be a red t-shirt, plain black shorts, leggings or joggers and a plain black hoodie or red school fleece. No logos please. Trainers can be worn to school on PE days.


This term we will be learning about the the physical geography of Greece and comparing it with the UK. Have any of you ever been on holiday to Greece? It will be great if you can describe what it was like.



This half term (Autumn 2) we are reading Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell and we are using it in book talk and in our English lessons. Check out some of Katherine Rundell's other books. They are great adventure stories.




In Science, we will be learning about light- shadows, reflections, the eye and colour.



In art, we will be studying Greek patterns and then using these ideas in DT to make a tote bag decorated with a Greek theme.



Children in year 6 who walk to school are allowed to bring a mobile phone. Please make sure you talk to your child about the correct way to manage bringing phones to school, particularly with regards to them being turned off, both within school and inside the grounds. If they need to contact you after school, they need to wait until they have passed through the gate.


As children in year 6 begin to make more use of social media and chat groups, we hope you will monitor their use to ensure that your child does not become overwhelmed with messages and that the content being shared is appropriate. We sometimes find that children are using devices until late at night and thoughtless messages can cause much distress in and out of school. In ICT, we have addressed e-safety including sharing of images, keeping personal information secret, scams and what to do if online content worries or upsets them.


Please read daily, even if for a short while. Sharing reading with an adult is still very important at this age to give children the chance to listen to stories and talk about what they have read. Reading to your child, listening to audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels and reference books are all great alternatives.

Children in year 6 are free to choose their own book and can bring one in from home if they prefer. 

Maths and Spelling homework will be set weekly, often using online resources such as



Children will have their own login details. Please keep them safe.


Each half term we will set a 'creative' homework. This time we would like the children to find out about colour for their science topic. They could include the colours of the spectrum, how a rainbow is made, colour mixing, Isaac Newton or other scientists who investigated colour. You can present your findings in any way you choose such as a picture, writing, Powerpoint or model. In the past we have had biscuits and cakes, Minecraft worlds, a rap, lego, computer animation and a  wordsearch. This homework is due by December 12th..



Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.