Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Alex Crook Ruth KyleDonna

Sarah Bailey Yasmin HullAdele Winfield

Miss Crook - Lupin Class Teacher
Mr Morris - Foxglove Class Teacher (Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)

Miss Griffiths - Foxglove Class Teacher (Thurs)
Mrs Bailey - Teaching Assistant

Miss Hull - Teaching Assistant

Mr Elstone - Teaching Assistant
Ms Winfield- PPA Teacher (Tuesday afternoons)

Halfway through the year! Spring 2 2024

We look forward to seeing you all as we start the Spring 2 Half Term on February 19th.  The final year of primary school is an important one, and it's our mission to make it as engaging and enjoyable as possible.  You should hear about your child's secondary school place in March, and KS2 SATs tests will take place in May 2024 (see below for full details).

 Key Stage 2 SATs Parents' & Carers' Information

Thank you to everyone who came to our parents' and carers' meeting on 6th February about the KS2 SATs tests on May 13-16th 2024.  All the information from the meeting is available as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

To support with SATs preparation, school has purchased a set of CGP revision books for each child.  Tasks from these will be set as homework each week.  Homework will be sent home on FRIDAYS and must be returned by the following WEDNESDAY. 

The homework for this half term will be as follows (your child will also have stickers with these in their communication diary for each week):

Homework timetable 

Spring 2

Our theme for this half term is:

'What was the Islamic Golden Age and what is its legacy on the modern world?       

This half-term's topic is a fascinating dive into the history of the Middle East as we get to know our way around Baghdad in 900 CE and the inventions, discoveries and artwork of the Islamic Golden Age.  While we have a variety of linked books from the education library in our classes, our main class novel is The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad by Saviour Pirotta. 

"Thirteen-year-old Jabir is hoping to save his family from being made homeless by finding work in Baghdad. Famished after his long journey to the city, Jabir is caught stealing bread and sent to prison. Luckily, one of the guards there notices that he has a gift for carving wooden models and he is released on the orders of the grand caliph Harun al Rashid himself.

In return Jabir must carve twelve golden horsemen, a gift from the caliph to the emperor Charlemagne. But someone is determined to stop Jabir from completing the work and he will stop at nothing, not even arson, to achieve his aim. Can Jabir and his friend Yasmina finish the horsemen or will Jabir be sent back to prison?"

Golden Horsemen cover


Over the half term, we will also be learning: 

  • MATHS - ratio & proportion, algebra, revision of all four operations, angles and geometry, solving word problems
  • ENGLISH - setting descriptions; explanation texts; revision of spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • HISTORY- the Golden Age of Islam
  • SCIENCE - living things and habitats
  • COMPUTING - research and safety
  • RE - Islam
  • PSHE - living in the wider world
  • PE - athletics, basketball


Due to a curriculum change due to staffing, PE will take place on both Monday and Tuesday each week until Easter.  Please bring your kit to school on the appropriate days (PE kit can be left in school in a labelled bag)  Please remember to remove earrings for PE.   

PE timetable - Spring Term 2 2024


Week 1

w/c 19.2.24  

Week 2

w/c 26.2.24      

Week 3

w/c 4.3..24  


w/c 11.3.24   

Week 5 

w/c 18.3.24    

Week 6

w/c 25.3.24

Foxgloves PE



PE PE PE    
Lupin PE




Homework and supporting at home in Year 6

Each week, we ask that all children read with somebody at home at least three times and have this recorded in their diary and signed by an adult – this is checked in school every Friday and rewarded with a 'level up' (a Bronze, Silver or Gold card if completed correctly). Every little bit of reading really does help children on the learning journey. 

Writing: here is a copy of the Writing Key Knowledge Organiser/ Targets that we are using in class in Year 6. This may be useful if your child is completing any writing at home and shows the range of punctuation that they are expected to know and use in Year 6. Y6 Targets Writing Core Knowledge Organiser 2023.pdf (

Spelling: in  Year 6, children are expected to be able to spell, understand and use all of these key words.  There are two sets, Year 3-4 and Year 5-6.  We practise these in school but it will always help to practise these at home as well.  

Year 3 4 Spellings.pdf (

Year 5 6 Spellings.pdf (

























Meet the teacher

Please find the slides from our 'Meet the Teacher' meeting here: Meet the Teacher slides

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