Due to the Coronavirus, school will be open from Monday, 23 March for children of Key Workers/Critical Workers/Vunerable children all through the Easter holidays, including the bank holidays, until further notice.

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Hello Year Six,


This half term we will be learning about the Victorian era and we will start with Queen Victoria herself.  I would like you to focus your research on Victoria, her family and the links to our current Queen.  Present your findings in the medium of your choice.  See below for suggested reading for this topic.


Maths: I have added a link to Oak National Academy online lessons.  On there for Y6 are Fractions,  Missing Angles and Lengths and Coordinates and Shapes.  Please choose one of these units to consolidate your learning this week.


Below is a link to an emoji challenge that I found and thought you might enjoy.  Please keep up with the basics using TT Rockstar, Education City and Oxford Reading Buddy.  The daily BBC Bitesize lessons are interesting too with additional online resources.


Remember to do some exercise every day, it's good for the mind and body. 


Take care,

Mrs Bennett,

The Victorians - book list

Additional Maths and English


  •  Write a book review for your favourite book this could be a recent read or an old favourite.
  • Keep your English skills up to date using:


  •  Improve your speed on TT Rockstars.
  •  Practise your maths skills using:


To remember the excellent work the NHS are doing, here are some rainbow themed science ideas for you.

  •  Place Skittles or Smarties on a plate in a circle.  Pour hot water into the centre of the circle, enough that it touches the sweets then just wait.

Here is what some of you have been up to!



What a brilliant achievement!  Summer and her family have received over 50 letters/ pictures in their postbox.  I'm sure they will brighten up the staff and residents at Glenholme Nursing Home - Well done! smiley

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Summer Term WB: 20.04.2020


NEW! BBC Bitesize daily lessons. You'll find daily lessons for home schooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

Home Learning


All children have access to school online resources that can be used on a daily basis.  These include:

  • Education City
  • TT Rock Stars
  • Oxford Reading Buddy
  • Espresso Coding

Pupils are familiar with these resources and login details are in your child's reading diary.


Children are expected to read for at least 20 minutes per day and have accurate recall of spellings from the lists below.


The teaching website Twinkl has provided free access for 1 month to support parents at home.  Please use the Y6 School Closure interactive learning links also activities and online games on the Parents page.

Additional activity ideas



September 2019

I am your main class teacher however, each week Mrs Gravil and Mrs Keetch will also be teaching Year 6. We will be supported by Miss Gilliatt.


Below are some routines and reminders to help each day go smoothly. 


Home/School Diary:

This book must be brought to and from school each day. It is vital for communication and will be used to record reading books, reading sessions, homework, activities and messages. The diary will be checked and signed on a weekly basis by staff.  If there is a message from home, it is the child’s responsibility to bring it to the attention of the intended teacher/ TA.



 It is expected that your child has an appropriate reading book with them for daily reading sessions.  This book can be from home or school.  Books can be changed whenever necessary and we encourage your child to be independent in changing and choosing books form the class or school library. However, guidance will be given when required. Children will read in a guided session weekly and may be heard individually too.



In preparation for secondary school, regularly completing homework is a good habit to develop. Year 6 pupils are expected to read daily, learn weekly spellings and practise weekly maths skills. Talk homework will also be required in preparation for extended pieces of writing in school.  Pupils will have an A4 book to record their work. For additional home learning use TT Rockstar, Education City, Oxford Reading Buddy and practical maths tasks.



A PE kit is required to be in school every day, including trainers and suitable outdoor clothing e.g. joggers/ jumper.  This is to be kept in school and returned home for washing at the end of each half term.  If your child wears earrings please teach them to remove and replace theses themselves.



Pupils may have a refillable, named water bottle for the classroom so that they can have access to drinking water throughout the day.  Please note that this is for water only and not juice.


Please use the school diary for messages or if you wish to discuss an issue then contact the school office to make an appointment.  Thank you for your continued support.


Kind regards


Mrs Bennett