Year 6

Welcome back. 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. Homework was super last half term and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of this half term’s homework. Please remember, homework club is available on a Tuesday and Wednesday lunch time for those who need it.

This half term we will continue our Greek topic. We will be exploring more of Greece now as well as making comparisons from our daily life to life in Ancient Greece.

In literacy, we will be exploring the book ‘Holes’ written by Louis Sachar. From this we will be developing our reading skills using the Big 10 and writing letters and diary extracts from different points of view. The children will be thinking about different styles of formality for the pieces of writing.

Spellings for the whole half term are given to the children to stick in their homework book. The spellings will link to patterns we are using as a class as well as Year 5/6 statutory words. Please ensure your child is learning their spellings reading for a Friday spelling test.

I 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

For our Greek Feast, the children will be dressing as Greek citizens. If you have any large pieces of material (tablecloths and sheets are also suitable), please could we borrow them for the afternoon. We promise to return them. Thank you.

Class Teachers

Year 6 Teacher
Miss Thirkill

Support Teachers
Mrs Kitchingman

Important Dates

Tuesday 20th March
SATs meeting for Year 2 and 6 parents. (time tbc)

Monday 26th March
Parent afternoon for Greek feast.

Thursday 8th March 5.30pm
Brigshaw students information evening (with parents)

Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th April
Easter school for Year 6 children (9 – 12)

W/C 14th May
SATs week.

Class Newsletters

2018 Spring 2 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.