Class 6

Class 6 Summer Newsletter

A big welcome back and I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. I am looking forwards to getting back into routine and starting our new topic. We are in the summer term; I am looking forward to the term ahead with lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us.

During this summer term our topic will be Britain at War. This project teaches children about the First and Second World Wars. We will look at the causes, significant leaders and the impact the war had on Britain and the World. We will be carrying out lots of art, geography and science work this half term too.

This half term, we have a lot of things happening. We have SATs week on the week beginning the 13th May. On this week, there will be a FREE breakfast club for Year 6 children to attend. I will send out more details about this closer to the time. We also have our Kingswood residential on the 20th-22nd May. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding this. 

In Maths, we will spend this term looking at statistics, position and direction, algebra and area and perimeter. We will also continue with our revision to prepare children for their SATs. The children will have chance to use TT Rockstars to practise and master their multiplication and division skills. Please ask your child what they have been learning about and encourage them to share this with you. In Literacy, we will be writing a newspaper reports, poems, narratives and non- chronological reports.

Don’t forget that the children can access Active Learn at home where they can play games and complete activities on Bug Club, Spelling and Grammar bug, and Abacus! They can also access ‘Times Table Rockstars’ from home to practice and improve upon their times table knowledge. This is a really good tool to use if your child doesn’t yet have quick recall of multiplication and division facts and can be played for just a couple of minutes each day.

Our PE days this term. PE days are staying the same this term and will now be on Thursday’s and Friday’s. Please ensure children come to school in the correct school PE kit with appropriate footwear.

Homework: Maths and spelling homework will go out on a Friday and is due in the following Friday. This will generally be focussed on times tables or revising what we have been doing in class that week. Concentrating on these arithmetic types of questions and ensuring that all children have a good understanding of the methods. I would encourage that the children have a go at it as soon as possible and then come to see me if they have any concerns. Any child who does not complete and hand in their homework will spend a break time completing it in class.


Ideally, children should be listened to read 3 times a week. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary where it will be checked in class every Friday. In school, children do Guided Reading daily, sometimes with an adult but sometimes accessing some independent learning. Myself or Miss Hughes will listen to every child read at least once a week during school time and this will be recorded in their school diaries. Children need to have their school diaries with them every day.

Booster Sessions

This term we will continue with our booster sessions during the afternoons to help children recap learning from last year and new concepts from this year. These will either be carried out by myself or Miss Hughes. Each booster group will last for about 20 minutes so children can still enjoy the afternoon lessons. It will also start preparing children for SATs as we will look at lots of different questions. We will also be running some booster sessions after school, and you will be contacted if your child is asked to attend these.

I am very much looking forward to the term ahead and I know Class 6 will work hard. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call school and arrange a phone call or meeting or send me a message on Class Dojo and I will reply as soon as possible.


Kind regards,

Miss Platts

Home Learning Ideas

Below is the link to home learning ideas for this term. Children have been given a copy at school too. 

Britain at War Home Learning Ideas

This Week's Homework

Maths Homework

Spelling Homework


Upcoming School Trips 

Kingswood Residential 20th- 22nd May 2024. 

Links for home learning: 

Active Learn:

TT Rockstars:

Purple Mash: 


Maafa Showcase Event 

It was lovely to invite parents/carers in so children could share their hard work from our topic Maafa. The children have loved learning all about the slave trade and how it impacted on the world.