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Welcome to Year Six!

Your teachers are Mrs Burnham and Mrs Oldham.



Summer 2


Key dates for the coming term:



  • 14th-16th June Robinwood
  • Friday 30th June Green Day
  • Monday 19th June Sports’ Week
  • Wednesday 21st June all day- Mock Trial with Magistrates in Manchester
  • Friday 23rd pm June Sport’s Day afternoon
  • Thursday 6th July- Y6 secondary transition day for many schools
  • Friday 12th July Reports to Parents and PTA International Food
  • Tuesday 18th July Y6 leaver’s performance of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits! 1.30 pm afternoon
  • Wednesday 19th July Y6 leaver’s performance of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits!  6.00 pm evening
  • Thursday 20th July Open morning/afternoon in school. 9-10 am and 3.30-4.30 pm.
  • Monday 24th July – Leaver’s Disco 5.30-7.00pm
  • Monday 24th July Leaver’s Assembly (am 9.15)
  • Monday 24th July Y6 Takeaway (lunchtime)
  • Tuesday 25th July –final day of term (shirt signing and toys).


In English,we will complete writing moderation and assessment pieces based on North American wolves and formal writing for a favourite meal description.  Drafting and editing skills to improve our written work based on feedback.

We will be reading ‘A Thousand and One Arabian Nights’ to link with our Islamic Civilisation work in history.

We will be reading Storm Breaker as our whole class guided reading text to unpick suspense and intrigue in the text.

We will also be focusing on speaking and listening objectives for our performance of

‘Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits!’ and knowledge of play scripts to interpret stage directions and use drama skills.

We will develop our cross-curricular writing to write our geography and history topics.


In Maths will be doing some consolidation of our work in year 6. Transition maths activities. Mental Arithmetic

Statistics work- studying climate data for North America to create tables and charts. Comparing temperature and rainfall ranges and means.


In Science, we will also begin to cover the topic ‘evolution and inheritance’ and begin to study the theory of Charles Darwin and how species have evolved, including a focus on dog breeds and inherited characteristics.


For our geography work this half term, we will begin our work in Geography based on North America and the USA. We will be mapping the states and countries and learning about the geographical significance of this part of the world. We will study climate regions, tourist attractions, agriculture and industry patterns and the landscapes.

In history, we will begin to explore the Ancient Islamic Civilization and make links with our RE focus on the Prophet Muhammad. 

In Computing, we will be creating presentations and sound work for our performance.

We are Network Technicians

Children will use activities away from computers to develop their understanding of networks, how digitisation occurs, how the internet works and exploring the school’s network infrastructure



In PE, we will have a sport's week and sport's day. For our outdoor sessions, we will be covering athletics and rounders skills to be able to develop match tactics. We will play in different positions and discuss match skills and rules of the game.


In Music with Mrs Cooper, we will be exploring sounds & symbols, pitched notes to create melody and practise our songs and for our Y6 concert, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits 


In DT this half term, the children will develop their use of science and electrical circuits to design and make an electrical item such as a wire hoop game. They will consider the types of materials and the finished product design for being user friendly and economical. The children will focus on their circuit and switch combination to use series and parallel aspects of design.

In DT, the children will undertake cookery, to design and plan a healthy meal. This will include chopping, frying and baking. 


In RE, the children will focus on beliefs and practices in Islam and Humanism. 

They will learn about the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad linked to work in history on Ancient Islamic Civilisations

Visit for curriculum enhancement to develop knowledge and understanding of Islamic faith and practices,



In PSRHE we will be learning about healthy lifestyles which includes keeping well and signs of illness. We will also be learning about puberty and changes to the adolescent body, including menstruation. 

We will also cover work linked to secondary transition and memories of Well Green. 



In French, the children will consolidate their conversational skills with general recap and then working on the vocabulary for food and drink and visiting a French cafe. 


Things to Remember:

Every day in school, you will need a water bottle and a pencil case with a pen, pencil, pencil crayons, ruler, rubber and sharpener inside.

P.E. in Year Six is on Fridays (outdoors) and Wednesdays (indoors), you must ensure you have your kit on these days please. However, the weather may still to be unpredictable and you should ensure your kit is suitable for the conditions.

Homework will always be handed out on Fridays and should be returned by the following
Wednesday. Each week you will have spellings to learn for a test on Thursdays, plus Mental Arithmetic tests and English tasks to help you consolidate things we have been learning in class. We will be completing weekly Mental Arithmetic tests in class every Thursday.