Year 6

A big hello to you all and welcome to Year 6. We are looking forward to a really busy and exciting year with lots of amazing learning already planned. The classroom door will be open at 8.55am and school will begin at 9.00am please ensure your children are arriving on time for school every day.

This half term our main topic is ‘Raging River’ where we will be learning about the physical geography of rivers and the water cycle. We will be visiting Bolton Abbey to conduct a river study and following this up with a visit from a Civil Engineer to help us unpick the links between physical and human geography of an area.

In literacy, we will be exploring descriptive language; narratives and recounts. As a school we will be continuing to focus on spelling through a daily lesson. Children will receive their new spellings on Friday. They will be tested the following Friday.  Their spellings will have been learnt during the week so the children should be familiar with the rule.

In Maths for the Autumn Term, we are starting our learning using a research project of inspiration lessons. These build life-long thinking and group work skills which will be used across the curriculum. The rest of the half term will follow the curriculum to cover Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Statistics.

We will be more than happy to see you at 8.55am or 3.30pm if there are any concerns in school that you wish to discuss.

Kind Regards,

Miss Thirkill

Class Teachers

Year 6 Teacher
Miss Thirkill

Support Teachers
Mrs Kitchingman

Important Dates

27th September
Bolton Abbey

Civil Engineer visit

10th October
Water Specialist

Friday 20th October
Half Term

Wed 1st Nov
Parents Consultations

Friday 3rd November
Monday 29th January 
Thursday 21st June
Parent Session

Class Newsletters

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Class Information

P.E. Information

PE is Wednesday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has their full kit for those days.  The kit is:

  • White t-shirt
  • Blue shorts/joggers
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Library Books Information

Library day: Wednesday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books:

Mrs Kitchingman will change reading books all through the week so bring whenever they have had it signed by someone at home. (reminder of team points for bringing signed reading record back)

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Spellings given out on Friday and tested the following Friday
Homework books back on Friday please

Homework grids will be sent out at the beginning of the half term.

In addition we would like children to continue learning times tables, reading and completing Mathletics.

Should you wish to do any extra for your children, the following are useful websites:


To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website:

If you are having trouble downloading the documents, you can download pdf reader here.