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Year 6M

Welcome to the Year Six class page. Mr Murfin is our class teacher and Mrs Duckmanton is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year Six as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.

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Our topic for the new summer term is 'Amazing Animals & Perfect Plants!' This topic will focus on the natural world and all the wonderful things within it. We will be investigating micro-organisms and looking at the life-cycles of both plants and animals. Wherever possible we will be using our fantastic outside space for our learning, including the wonderful 'Ecoland'! To help in our learning we will also be organising some brilliant school trips for some practical project based learning! More details to follow soon... After this, our DT work will allow the children to design and construct their very own bird boxes that will hopefully be used in the school grounds. Later in the term, we will be beginning a very exciting Young Enterprise project where the children will be setting up and running their very own companies! What a lot of exciting things we have to look forward to in this new school term...



In Year Six our homework is given out on Monday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of written English, Maths or Topic work.

The children will also need to continue to practise their times tables weekly as these will help in all areas of their mathematical work. They will be tested on their current times tables every Friday.

Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested the following Monday. We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year in KS2. Ten spellings from the current unit will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, as appropriate. On alternate weeks to this, the children will receive ten spellings from the appropriate National Curriculum statuatory word lists. 

Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make an enormous difference to an individual's reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened at least three times per week. 

PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday during the Summer term in Year Six. On Monday the children will be swimming and on Wednesday they will have outdoor PE. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. For swimming your child will require lycra shorts or swimming trunks (boys) or a one-piece swimming costume (girls) and a towel. These should all be named and placed in a separate kit bag to the normal PE kit. The correct PE kit for lessons in school consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. All watches and earrings must be removed before the lesson begins. Thank you in advance for your co-operation in all of these matters.


You can find various resources below to help you get ready for our Summer Play, Hoodwinked - A Swashbuckling Robin Hood Musical!

The music tracks below are the songs from our Summer Play. Make sure you have a listen to the songs and try to learn the words. Remember we have sent copies of these words home to help too. Don't forget that you also now have your parts and scripts with your words on as well. Have a go at reading them aloud to someone at home or practise with a friend - this will really help learn your lines more quickly!

Hoodwinked Song Words

Hoodwinked - Out in the Forest

Hoodwinked - Are We Happy?

Hoodwinked - Robin, Robin Hood

Hoodwinked - Amen, Amen

Hoodwinked - Maid Marian's Ladies

Hoodwinked - What a Man

Hoodwinked - I'll Make Them Pay

Hoodwinked - Robin of Locksley

Hoodwinked - Marian's Lament

Hoodwinked - Stop the Fighting

Hoodwinked - Out in the Forest (Finale)


Key Stage 2 Tests

The children in Year Six are due to take the End of Key Stage 2 Statutory Tests (SATs) during the week beginning Monday 14th May 2018. The video below offers a summary of the Key Stage 2 tests that Year 6 pupils took in England in May 2017. The information in the video is the most up-to-date that we have to date and is of use to anyone who might be unfamiliar with the format or delivery of the current End of Key Stage 2 Statutory Tests. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.