Year 6

Meet the Year 6 Team

Miss Bowles Miss Upson

Mrs O’Rourke

Mrs Le Gassick

Mrs Sims

Mrs Forsey


Mrs Delany

Mrs Gale  


Year 6 have been using Twitter to tell the world what they have been up to. Click on the link below to see their Tweets:

What we will be learning…

Reading...Our Guided Reading sessions this half term will be linked closely to our year 6 show. The children will be given a range of opportunities to explore different adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, including moments to explore their own lines and singing parts within the production.

Learning Top Tip – “We don’t always have to read the same books- it is always better to read something that you are personally interested in, as it will be far more enjoyable!” advises Gabriel.

Maths...This half term, we will be focusing on our maths reasoning and problem solving skills in order to help us get ready for our maths learning at secondary school.

Learning Top Tip - “Use your number bonds to help you solve calculations involving larger numbers,” suggests Jacob.

GRAMMAR – In our last half term, we will be consolidating our SPaG knowledge and focusing on applying our understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar carefully and consistently in our own writing.

Learning Top Tip – “Now we know how to use lots of different punctuation, it is important that we make the punctuation clear. For example, make your apostrophe look like a flying comma and not just a random line!” Tia says.

Writing…We will begin this half term looking at the different ways in which authors manage shifts in formality. We will then apply our learning to help us show shifts in formality in our own fairy-tale-inspired newspaper reports.

Learning top tip - Bailey states, “One technique to write informally is to use apostrophes to show missing letters in a word. It can help to show a person’s accent.”

PE – PE sessions will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays this half term. As the weather is getting warmer, we will be making more use of our outside spaces and doing more outdoor PE. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit (including footwear) in school all week.

Jigsaw (PSHCE) – We will continue to have regular ‘circle time’ and ‘big question’ moments this half term. We will also be focusing more on the transition from primary to secondary school and helping the children feel ready and prepared for life at secondary school.

Creative Arts- A big focus for the whole of the Summer Term will be on the end of year show. We can’t wait to showcase the array of talents we have in year 6!

ICT- The children will be putting their coding skills to the test this half term in order to create their own computer programs. Alongside this, they will try blogging in addition to updating their class Twitter account. Follow us at: @bps_y6

Latest Year 6 Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 6 learning letter.



All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. Each week the children are expected to complete the English (reading or writing) and maths learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.

Spellings – your child will have a weekly spelling pattern to practise/revisit
Times tables learning – your child will select a times table grid which challenges them
If your child does not return their homework on time, they will be asked to attend Homework Club the following Monday after school with Mrs Smith, who can support them.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Normally we have PE on a Tuesday and Friday but we advise your children to have kits in school throughout the week as this sometimes changes according to the timetable. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE and a spare pair of socks. Roll on deodorant is also permitted (no spray deodorant please!) PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum. In encouraging the children to take greater responsibility for themselves, and in getting them prepared for secondary school - if your child does not have their PE kit in school when we have sport, they will complete an activity related to their learning in a class in school. If this happens 3 times, Mr Cox (our PE Leader), will be contacting parents. Please support your child in having their kit ready and in school. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.        

The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

Primary Homework Help also has different sections for English and maths as well as geography, history etc:

Primary Homework  Help

Woodlands Junior School has many useful links to different subjects to support you in your learning:

Woodlands Resources

Click on the link below to view an information video aimed at parents outlining the new National Curriculum tests for KS2

KS2 National Curriculum Tests Video

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code

Can you recommend any good websites for your class page? Share them with your teacher!



St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710