Welcome to the Year 6 class page! 

Welcome to the Year 6 class page. This year the Year 6 class will be taught by Mrs West and Mrs Gabe.  

 What are we studying this term? 

Spring Term! 
History and Geography 
This half term we will studying the Ancient Maya. We will look at the Geography of where the Ancient Maya settled, the climate, lansdcape and wildlife of that area. We will use artefacts that have been discovered in the area to discover what their lifestyle was like. The area is now a big tourist attraction, why is this? 
Art and Design Technology 
Our focus this term will be Leonardo Da Vinci. We will be using clay to create our own sculptures drawing upon our Science study and nature study to inspire us. 
This term in Science we will be focussing upon Evolution and inheritence. Our scientist studies will include Charles Darwin and Mary Anning and how the role of women within Science has changed considerably over the years. 
This half term, we will be looking at apps and creating our own ideas for an app design. 
PE this term will consist of Gymnastics (Monday pm) and Outdoor Adventures (Friday am). Therefore both indoor and outdoor kit will be required this term. 
Last half term, we had two great trips: one to the Bedford Faith Tour and one to Ely Cathedral. This really brought to life our learning about places of worship. This half term we are learning about the life of Jesus and in particular how Jesus is or can be represented through art. We will do our own art work, poetry and plays based on Jesus. 

Remember to check Tapestry by logging on on-line or using the app for updates on our learning including: images, pupil blogs and much more!  Remember you can also add your own posts... 

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5R awards will be given out in a celebration assembly every Friday. What could you do to challenge yourself and achieve one of the awards? 
Above is the White Rose long Term plan for our Year 6 Maths curriculum coverage. This plan will be adapted to fit the pupil's needs. It is therefore a guideline to enable you to support your child at home with their Maths learning. We will also be completing Rainbow Recall challanges twice per week. Please feel free to ask for additional copies of the weekly challenges. 

A quick reminder that PE kit should consist of the following:  Indoor PE kit: White t-shirt and blue shorts. Outdoor PE kit: White t shirt, navy/black jogging bottoms and jumper, suitable trainers 

This Year 6 Spring term newsletter has been handed out to children and is also on a link below. 
Reading and Spelling 
A polite reminder that we request you to read with your child at least once per week and sign their 'Reading Record'. 
Your child will receive weekly spellings these will usually be handed out on a Monday and tested the following Monday. 
Regular short periods of practice of spellings will ensure the spelling rules and patterns are embedded.  
Reading is an essential life -skill. Reading regularly with you child and discussing the text is incredibly helpful. Exposure to both non-fiction and fiction texts helps to support your child's learning. If you would like a list of prompting question to aid discussion with your child about their reading please do not hesitate to ask. 


Look at our new sofa - a great place to come and read!
Our class text this term will be...Kensuke's Kingdom! The story was written by Michael Morpurgo and is based around a family that decide to travel the world aboard their yacht. We will be using the book as a basis for lots of varied writing oppertunites. I hope you enjoy it the adventures! 

School Childcare and Clubs 


Why not explore our School Calendar Page for more dates? 
Week beginning: 12th March 2018 
Tuesday am/pm&Thursday am - Bring a 'Mum' to school day 
Wednesdays (pm) - Year 2&3 Swimming (10 weeks, Spring Term) 
SATs 2018 
Week beginning: Monday 14th May 
Selected schools will be required to undertake a Science sampling SAT Monday 4th June - Monday 11th June.  
Details of admission arrangements, selection criteria, appeals procedure and application process. All school admissions are managed by the County's admission team. 
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. School inspection reports and other information about schools and childcare providers can be found on the OFSTED website. 
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