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Year 6



Hawthorn Class - Mr Phillips

Holly Class - Miss Keigher

Hazel Class - Mrs Williams

Cherry Class - Mrs Harvey


Our topic this term is 'Mysteries and Disasters'.


We give out homework daily, usually grammar on Monday and Friday, and Maths on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Children are also expected to read every day.



Year 6 have P.E. on Thursday.


Children need to wear black shorts, a red t-shirt and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.


Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.


Spellings :

Spellings will be given out every Friday and tested the following week.  These will be based upon a key spelling pattern from the Year 6 curriculum.  Children will also receive the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.


Year 6 Suggested Reading List

DT Project - Making Air-Raid Shelters

Developing Our Writing

Developing Our Writing 1
Developing Our Writing 2

As part of our Year 6 focus, we have been looking at different sentence structures and how we can use these to improve our writing.

We are currently studying 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian, which we are all enjoying immensely.

Black History Week - Khadija Saye

For Black History Week, Year 6 focused their studies around the inspirational artist: Khadija Saye.  We looked at her specialism of 'Digital Art' to represent her Gambian-British heritage and used this as a stimulus to create our own pieces.

Our brief was to capture an image that symbolised our identity as a Downderry pupil.