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Year 6



Hawthorn Class - Mrs Dunne

Holly Class - Mr Ruffer

Hazel Class - Mr Levett


Our topic this term is 'World at War'.


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

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.

For Black History Week, Year 6 focused their studies around the inspirational footballer Walter Tull. He was one of the first people of mixed heritage to play top-flight football in Britain. He was the first black infantry officer to command white troops during World War One.

In March 1918, shortly before the end of the war, he lost his life in battle. We created short documentaries about his life.