There are two classes in Year 6 

Cowell Class 

Teacher – Mr M S Ross

Teaching Assistant – Miss T  Bottrell

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Sparkes Class

Teacher – Mrs M Hanson

Teaching Assistant – Mrs H Finnegan

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Learning – autumn 2

Topic – History

Our topic this half term is: “What was life like in WWII?”

We will be learning about how lie was affected for people at home: evacuees, rationing, the changing roles for women and key events in World War II away from home.

Our topic hook is a visit to the D-day museum on Tuesday 12th November – details have already gone home.


In reading, Year 6 will be revising a variety of genres and learning how to answer questions on texts: including the text Letters from the Lighthouse

In writing, Year 6 will be studying the text Letters from the Lighthouse. We will be focusing on using a range of sentence types, grammatical techniques and writing for audience and purpose. We will develop our use of year 6 punctuation and learn to build cohesion across a range of contexts. We will write reports, debates and persuasive texts based on Letters from the Lighthouse



In Maths, year 6 will be continue to develop their mastery of fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be applying our knowledge to problem solving and becoming fluent and effective mathematicians.


Science In science, Year 6 will be studying forces and movement.The topic will be investigation based and we will experiment with friction, air resistance and water resistance. We will be learning about forces in machines.


Year 6 Topic Overviews Sept 19


autumn 2 homework will be sent home with your child at the start of autumn 2

Some useful websites for the children

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling






Useful Information

PE is on Monday and Wednesday for Sparkes class and Tuesday and Friday for Cowell class. Please make sure your child brings appropriate kit (a white or pale blue t-shirt that covers the mid-drift, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and trainers). Please note earrings are not to be worn and if PE is outside, children may wish to bring a jumper.

Children will need to change into trainers to take part in the daily mile.


2nd March – 6th March. See Mr Ross or the School Office for details.


Little Canada

Ways to support children at home

Read with your children at least 3 times a week – remember the Reading Challenge

Times tables


Talk to them e.g ‘Tell me about your day’

Read to them

Make sure they eat healthily and have a good night’s sleep ready for their learning the next day

Visit the local library to complete some research

Ensure that your child is prepared for school and on time each day

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