Mrs Dennis and Mrs McKay - Year 6

Year 6 2019/20


This term our topic is all about World War 2:

Can anything good come from War?

Here is our home learning project:


World War 2


Year 6 Family project- Term 4



For this term’s family project, we would like you to create a shelter of some kind. The options are endless in terms of the scale and material of your shelter

For example, you could make a model Anderson shelter in a shoebox.

You could make a rain proof shelter in your garden.

Or, you could have a family trip to Poolsbrook park and make a shelter using natural materials.


Please also include a set of instructions as to how you could make a shelter like yours as well as information about what it shelters you from. Let your teacher know if you need any help with ideas or resources. Enjoy!

Projects are due in Thursday 2nd April.




Every day

Please can your child have their reading book and planner in school every day. 




Please can all P.E. kits be brought in for the week.

 While we are timetabled to have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday, we also have one off events.  

 For P.E., please can you ensure that long hair is tied back, and earrings have been taken out.


In Year 6, children visit the Healthy Living Centre for swimming lessons. For this, every child is required to bring a swimming kit, consisting of a swimming costume and a towel. This year, this will take place on Monday mornings.



Each week, children are given spelling homework to learn their 10 spellings, ahead of their spelling test on a Friday. On Fridays, new spellings are given out.



We expect your child to read each evening. Their progress can be recorded in their reading record and if they read three times a week they will earn ten house points. The children can access Bug Club for their reading as well and they will receive points for this. 
Children will be given 10 spellings to learn each week and they will be tested on a Monday. Homework is given out on a Friday and due in on the following Friday.
Please learn the multiplication tables. Children will be given a different multiplication table to focus on each week. They will be tested on these everyday.
Children can also access Doodle Maths and Timestables Rockstars from home as part of their homework.

Our wider curriculum is taught as part of our topic. History, Geography, Science, Art, DT and PSHE will follow this topic for the term  

This term’s topic- Would you like to be an ancient Greek?


If you need any resources then please let your class teacher know so we can get them for you.

 The project is due in on:- Wednesday 18th December.

Children can receive up to 100 house points for good quality projects which they can then cash in for prizes at our school shop.

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Other one off homework may also be given.

 Every day
Please can your child have their reading book and planner in school every day. Feel free to use it as a means of talking to me or asking any questions.


Each day will include English and Maths

 Monday- Swimming morning! Please remember your kit.

 Tuesday - Topic / Science 

 Wednesday - Bowling and RE / PSHE

 Thursday-  PE (so please make sure kit is in school) and Spanish

  Friday-  Spelling Test day. Topic  and Music with Mrs Dennis. 


 .Reading Books
Your child can have their book changed any day of the week. If you listen to your child read at home, please sign their planner so they can earn house-points. 

Your child also has a log-in to Bug Club, where they can read books and answer questions about them online. These books form part of their reading target each half-term. 

We expect your child to read at least 3 times a week.

They also have spellings each week. These will be tested on a Friday. Spellings homework is also due in on a Friday. Children are encouraged to use / apply Y6 writing expectations for this and not just write simplistic sentences.

 Also, each half term we set a Topic homework project linked to our classwork.  This term our project is: Can you make a usable item by recycling old ones? Please see the project letter for information on how you can help your child


If you want to pop in and see me to talk about your child, the best time would be Thursday or Friday at 3.20. If it is urgent then you can, of course, pop in any time.


We are not afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. When you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.