Year 6

Meet the Year 6 Team

Mrs Farmer

Mrs Farmer Miss Upson

Mrs O’Rourke


Mrs Sims

Mrs Forsey



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... This half term, we have moved to Whole Class Guided Reading. We will be exploring a variety of texts: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There will be plenty of opportunities to work together to unpick the texts and discuss our thoughts on them. By working collaboratively, we will answer a range of comprehension questions.

Learning Top Tip from William H: “You can use your finger or a ruler to keep track of what you are reading.”

Maths... We will continue to have a weekly arithmetic lesson with Miss Upson on Monday afternoons in addition to daily 5 minute challenges. We will learn about a variety of mathematical concepts - measures, shapes, co-ordinates, algebra and angles to name but a few!

Learning Top Tip- Roland explains, “To convert a fraction into a decimal, you can divide the numerator by the denominator using the bus stop method.”

Writing and grammar… We will continue to have a weekly SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lesson with Mrs Farmer on Monday afternoons in addition to having a daily handwriting, spelling and vocabulary focus at the beginning of every English lesson. We will be exploring significant figures from the WW2 era and ultimately writing a biography about our chosen person of interest. We will be using Talk 4 Writing and text trifles to help us learn the ingredients/features of this text type before attempting to plan and write our own.

Learning Top Tip from Lily: “Always use brackets, commas or dashes to mark parenthesis in your writing.”
Science – In science this half term we will be continuing to look at Light and Electricity. We will focus on electrical symbols, keeping safe around electricity, circuits and undertaking scientific investigations.

History – We will be exploring and studying a range of artefacts to find out more about what life was like during WW2. We will also make use of our history lessons to find out about significant figures during this time period to assist us with biographical writing in our English lessons.

PE – In indoor P.E, with Miss Upson, the children will be learning all about the Lindy Hop. They will work independently, with a partner and as part of a small group to create an energetic and exciting dance routine which will be performed at our VE Day Parade. During outdoor P.E with either Mr Gough and/or a sports coach, Year 6 will be perfecting their attacking and defending skills related to team games.

French – The children will revise key vocabulary and phrases they’ve previously learnt before moving on to learning a wider range of vocabulary, including words related to WW2.

Music – The children will explore the lyrics and meanings behind a variety of songs that were sung during the WW2 era. They will then learn to sing them off by heart whilst using the appropriate intonation, volume, pitch and expression. You’ll be able to hear them during our VE Day parade.

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