Year 6 2022 - 2023

Mr Grierson

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Mr Grierson   Ms Leath   Mrs Deakin

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Welcome back Year 6!

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break, celebrating with family and friends - I look forward to hearing about everything you have gotten up to!

It's a new year, and time for us to get back to working hard after having a rest and recharge over the holidays. This is our last full term before we have the SATs tests to tackle, so I hope you are ready for our new topics and also to recap on previous learning too. We have many interesting topics to cover this term, with a links to 'Evolution and Inheritance' in English, Science and Geography. There will be a continued focus on developing, securing and applying skills you have learnt previously, especially in English and Maths, to ensure you can work to the best of your ability, and any knowledge gaps are addressed.



We are lucky enough to continue have Ms Leath and Mrs Deakin with us this term. The fabulous Ms Leath will be in class every morning and for two afternoons a week. She will be assisting me, and will be giving help and guidance to those children who require additional support. The wonderful Mrs Deakin will be covering and delivering lessons for two afternoons a week, on a Thursday and Friday.


Uniform and Water Bottles

Correct uniform should be worn at all times please. This is a school jumper/cardigan, or one in a similar colour, a white polo neck top, grey skirt, shorts or trousers and black shoes (not trainers). For PE, this is a white top, white or black shorts and trainers or pumps. Jogging bottoms or leggings can be brought in for colder weather, but please try to make sure they are black, navy or grey. Please ensure all uniform and water bottles are named, and that water bottles are taken home and cleaned daily.



This term you are lucky enough to be going swimming. You must have the correct kit for this, including sensible swimwear, a towel and a bag (preferably plastic or waterproof, so everything else doesn't get wet). Girls should bring a one-piece swimming suit and boys should bring above-the-knee swimming shorts or trunks. Goggles can be brought, but aren't essential. I would recommend bringing it in at the start of the week (in case you forget it), then taking it home to be washed on the Thursday afternoon, after swimming.


Homework, Spellings and Reading

Your Learning Log and maths homework will be given out on a Friday and are to be returned the following Wednesday. Homework will continue to build on topics we have covered in class. Occasionally, we may give out a piece of homework that lasts for a longer period of time, such as a mini-project, but you will be told about this at the time.

We are continuing to try and develop a love of reading this year. Reading books should be changed frequently and your reading record and reading book should be brought in everyday so that we can keep track of the books you are reading; a wide selection of books of all genres is available in the KS2 library. Reading records will be checked on a Tuesday and a Friday and I expect to see that you have read at least three times a week- it is very important that you read as much as possible. Finally, spellings for the entire term will be glued into Learning Logs during the first week of term and I expect you to be practising these independently, week by week.



Our English books for this term, taught through Pathways to Write, are:

Spring 1 = The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde 

Spring 2 = Island - A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin



Our reading books for this term, taught through Pathways to Read, are:

Autumn 1= The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde

Autumn 2 = The Explorer by Katherine Rundell 


Shared Novel

Our class novels for this term are:

Autumn 1=  Jonathan Swift's Gulliver  retold by Martin Jenkins

Autumn 2 = The Explorer by Katherine Rundell 


If you wish to contact me, please use the email or see me at the end of the day.

Mr Grierson



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