Welcome to Year 6 – Class Hornbeam

Happy New Year!

I am absolutely delighted to be back with the children in Year 6 – haven’t they grown! I know there will be a few nerves appearing as we go through this term but we will be brave together.

In English we have already started looking at The Day the Screens Went Blank by Danny Wallace with a view to writing a persuasive letter. We will then move on to taking inspiration from the ‘Worlds Worst’ series of books by David Walliams and will be creating their own class book called – Worlds Worst Restaurants in the guise of Trip Advisor reviews. We have just started the new year reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman as our WCR which we will then develop into writing a balanced argument for or against xenotransplantation.

Maths topics this half term will be 2D shapes including translation and reflection of co-ordinates. We will then move onto measurement of temperature with statistics and finding the mean. Then it will be solving the calculation of fractions using the four operations, before finally moving onto mental & written division and multiplication.

We will start Spring Term with a history topic based around The Freckleton Air Disaster. We will look at the involvement of USA army during WWII, as well as walking into the village to look at the memorial and location of the disaster, meeting up with a survivor of the tragedy.

Mrs Butcher will continue to teach the children Science and RE. This terms science topic is Light and the RE topic is Islam. Mrs Johnson will continue to teach the children French, with a focus on healthy eating and food shopping.

Our Art topic this Spring Term will focus on Capturing Conflict by studying The Death of Major Pierson, by John Singleton Copley and using that as inspiration for using our own artistic style to record own interpretation of an image from WWII.

RHE & My Happy Minds will have a focus on our own physical health & mental well-being and appreciating ourselves and others. PE will take us outside (so please bring tracksuits and suitable footwear) where we will be honing our netball skills.

Homework will be set each week on a Friday and must be submitted on Showbie ready usually for following Friday morning (or a paper copy brought back into school). There maybe some times when the children need to do some prior learning ready for a Monday but I will make sure this isn’t arduous and can be completed independently.

Children will also be expected to read at home 3 times a week – this is to be recorded on Showbie or the children can read to a member of staff in school should their iPads remain in school. There is a Year 6 Homework Club every Tuesday lunchtime, where children can sit in school and complete their homework or get extra help if they are struggling. All homework set is something the children should be able to complete independently and supports their learning in school.

Children MUST bring their iPads fully charged each day into school.

If you have any questions or concerns please either speak to me at drop off or pick up, or alternatively please email [email protected] and I will respond in a timely manner.

Miss O’Grady and Miss Groome


Year 6 Yearly Overview 2023 – 2024