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Year 6

The Year 6 team is made up of Mrs Walmsley, Mrs Jones, Mrs Clover, Mr Harness, Mrs Heighton and Mrs Wilkinson.


Our inspiring and challenging topics this term are :

Brainwaves : how to develop and positive mindset and be a successful learner.

Out of Africa:an exploration of inheritance and evolution.


In English, our writing will be linked to these stories created and illustrated by Shaun Tan:



Our aim is to instil a passion for reading within even the most reluctant of children and a wide range of texts will be explored across the Year 6 curriculum,including within whole class and guided reading sessions.

As a class, we are all reading (and thoroughly enjoying) Running on Empty by S.E.Durrant

In order to deal with his grief and to keep his anxiety at bay, AJ does what he and his grandfather did best: running. … Running On Empty is a beautiful book about false starts and emotional journeys, with hope as the ultimate finishing line. From the author of Little Bits of Sky.



Even in Year 6, reading out loud is vital,if children are to be able to fluency read challenging texts.We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible (both out loud and to themselves), whether they are reading their own books or those chosen from school.For every 25 adult signatures within a child’s reading diary (acknowledging a home reading session), they will receive a certificate and raffle tickets for our prize draw. We are also hoping children will bring in a photo of them reading in the most exciting of places, for display in our comfy,cosy reading ” chill out” zone.


Each week, children will learn new spelling patterns,homophones and a selection of words from the statutory Year 5 and 6 list, through a range of strategies, to become confident,skilful spellers.Each child will bring home their own short list of words to work on and their success will be assessed randomly via dictation and challenges.


Each week, new homework will be received on Friday( one English and one maths based piece) and should be returned completed by the following Wednesday. Homework club will be available on Monday lunchtime for any children needing help.The children will discuss and mark homework together during lesson time.


This autumn term, children will have two PE sessions: on a Wednesday with a Grimsby Town PE Coach and on a Friday. For PE children are expected to wear a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls when we are indoor, and tracksuit bottoms and trainers when outdoor. Please ensure that girls have long hair tied back and that they have spare socks in their bag for the days they are wearing tights!

We believe that it is in the best interest of the children to create strong links between home and school. As such, please do not hesitate to come and see one of our team if you have any questions or concerns at all.