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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.


8.5.22 is SATs week

24.5.22- 26.5.22 is the Pioneer Residential Trip




PE and Forest School


Our PE day is Tuesday. This half term the focus will be Hockey. 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. 


Forest School

You should have had your ParentMail for Forest School containing information about suitable clothing. Forest School will be on Wednesdays for 6F and Thursdays for 6C. 


This term in History we will be learning about the the the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings. We will be thinking about settlement and why other nations invaded England and why they decided it was a great place to settle.



This half term (Spring 1) we are reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. It is a powerful story about friendship, loyalty and family around a topical and controversial issue'.




In Science, we will be learning about the human body. We will explore organs and the circulatory system, functions of blood and the heart, our lungs and how they are affected by exercise and the positive and negative impact of drugs. 



In art, we will be studying landscapes and colour: investigating shades and tints; secondary and tertiary colours, different mediums and art by Jenny Leonard, Van Gogh and David Hockney. 




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 get creative around our English topic of Macbeth. Some children have already thought of some wonderful ideas: researching Shakespeare; doing a puppet play; writing a playscript; creating and animation on Purple Mash (access via their RMunify login). We would like this work to be completed by the 29th March 2023.





This half term we have been invited to spend a day at Red Hill Secondary school to take part in lessons at their school. This is an exciting opportunity and a great way of easing the transition to high school. 

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.