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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 spring term is 'The Marvellous Mayans!' This topic will focus on the incredible history of the Mayan Civilisation. We will be investigating the diverse Mayan culture and looking closely at their way of life. This will include finding out about the Gods that they worshipped and learning how they wrote using glyphs. The Mayans were amazing astronomers too. We will be studying the solar system as part of our science work. To help in our learning we will also be travelling to the Space Centre for some practical project based learning! After this, our DT work will allow the children to design and construct their very own Mayan artefacts. Later in the term, we will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes and investigating forces in our science work. 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 Wednesday and Thursday during the Spring term in Year Six. On Wednesday the children will be outdoors for PE and on Thursdays they will have indoor PE. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. Thank you in advance for your co-operation in all of these matters.


Key Stage 2 Tests

The video below offers a summary of the Key Stage 2 tests that Year 6 pupils took in England in May 2017. The details of the SATs tests that the children will take in May 2018 have not yet been released however the information in the video is the most up-to-date that we have to date and is still of use to anyone who might be unfamiliar with the format or delivery of the current End of key Stage 2 Statuatory Tests.