Year 6 2018 - 2019

Mrs Lord

Mrs Fish

Mr Evans

Mrs Findler

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Spring Term 2019




Welcome back after the Christmas holidays. Hopefully

everyone has enjoyed a wonderful festive season and are now ready for the challenges ahead this term!







  • PE Days - This term PE is now WEDNESDAY, THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS. Please ensure you have your kit in school on the correct days.
  • Homework - All homework diaries should be signed by an adult at home and need to be in school every Friday to be checked by either myself, Mrs. Findler or Mrs Fish.




We've made it safely to the New year - well done! This term will be extremely hard work for all of us, but I know you will all rise to the challenge. Extra work now; rewards in the summer term.

Thanks to all parents and relatives who joined us for fantastic Christmas production - as usual the children were wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Have a look at our revised (again) timetable to familiarise yourself with the changes. Mornings now include a daily revision session to allow us to start preparing for the SATs tests in May, but for all afternoons Y5 will join Y6 for lessons. We have had to move subjects around again to ensure all pupils access all areas of learning.



What are we learning about this term?


Topic: Ancient Greeks - Taught by Mrs Lord, you will find out about this fascinating group of people; their lifestyle, beliefs, culture and philosophies.



English: Our fiction work will  to be based on 'Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief' by Rick Riordan. We shall also be learning about his life as an author and his  background. Non-fiction work will be based on Greece and its ancient peoples. 



Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary will continue to be taught through the texts we use, making this purposeful and as exciting as we can! Your homework tasks will also be based on taught concepts.


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On  Friday mornings you will have a morning reading session which will be spent developing your comprehension skills.



Maths: after more work with fractions, decimals and percentages, we will work on our problem solving and reasoning techniques using past SATs paper questions to test ourselves.



Science: 'Electricity'. You will be investigating electric circuits and measuring electricity, as well as learning about the most important scientists in the field of electricity.






Computing: 'Stop Motion Animation', 'Code' and 'Programming'; Mr Evans will be teaching you the knowledge and skills needed to keep safe on the internet as well as create fun comics and fabulous artwork. 



RE / PSHE: RE work will focus on Practices & Ways of Life. Mrs Fish will help you to develop your understanding of religion through learning about key religious festivals & lifestyles. You will study Islam this year as your focus set of beliefs. PSHE will consider Stress as well as Bullying.



Other subjects will be taught by the following:

Music: Mrs McAllister

Spanish: Congleton High School

PE: Sports Coaching North West 



What do we need to remember to bring to school?



Our PE days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please make sure you bring your kit (white T-shirt, black shorts / skirts/ jogging bottoms and trainers). PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ITEMS ARE COMPLETELY PLAIN; NO LOGO'S MOTIVES. All long hair should be tied back and under no circumstances should jewellery be worn.



Homework tasks for both English and Maths will be given out every Friday, with the work due in the following Thursday. If you do not bring the tasks in to school by Friday, you will have to miss playtime as a consequence. Please bring your yellow homework diary with you so we can record all of your tasks clearly. Remember to ask your parent or carer to sign your homework diary ready for each Friday.



Spelling tests will take place every 3 weeks on Thursday morning, with new spelling rules given weekly as homework. You will not be given a list of words to learn to spell, but will need to learn how to use the spelling rule being taught.



Please remember to bring your reading book and reading record every day in order to read in class and to an adult if necessary.

You are responsible for changing your reading book on a regular basis, so please remember to use the chart on the wall in the classroom for me to keep track of your reading. Please remember to ask an adult at home to sign your reading record each week.



Finally, if you should have any questions about our class, don't forget to ask!



Mrs Lord






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Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

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Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218