Book Fair in School every afternoon 3.15pm onwards 14 - 18 October 2019

Kirkby La Thorpe
Church of England Primary Academy

Interactive Bar

Google Services





Welcome toKirkby La Thorpe

Church of England Primary Academy

Kindness Learning Tolerance

Golden Eagles

Welcome to Year 6


I am looking forward to an exciting year with your child. Our starting topic is WW2 and we have many interesting activities planned. 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 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




Y6 Timetable, Term 1

Monday CB Tuesday CB Wednesday CB Thursday CB Friday  CB
GR GR GR GR Assembly
Maths  Maths  Maths  Maths Maths 
Arithmetic  Arithmetic  Arithmetic  Arithmetic  Spellings
English/Topic English/Topic English/Topic English/Topic English/Topic
Spellings/GAPs Spellings/GAPs Spellings/GAPs Spellings/GAPs PE
Creative Topic Science/PE BV/PSHE/RE



                                                                              Assembly GT

We try to stick to the timetable, but sometimes we have special events planned and the timetable may change a little. You can find these events on the calendar.

Key question: Is it worth fighting for?


World War 2


WW2 is a significant event in British and world history, and was a catalyst for change.


Additional learning opportunities:

Recommended reading for UKS2


Flamingo Boy

Friend or Foe – Michael Morpurgo

Imperial War Museum – London


Going Solo – Roald Dahl

National Holocaust Centre and Museum – Laxton, Nottinghamshire

Letters from the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll

International Bomber Command Centre – Lincoln (school trip on 10th Oct)

Carrie’s War – Nina Bawdon

Eden Camp – N. Yorkshire


Our Castle by the Sea – Lucy Strange

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – RAF Coningsby

I am David – Anne Holm


Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier



The Machine Gunners – Robert Westall


The Boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne

Please note:  These books are recommended for Y6 however some of the content could be unsuitable for your child.  Please use your parental judgement. 

Anne Frank’s Diary





Construction Day October 2019

Construction Day October 2019 1 Building an arch
Construction Day October 2019 2
Construction Day October 2019 3 Creating road markings
Construction Day October 2019 4