There are two classes in Year 6 

Cowell Class 

Teacher – Mr M S Ross

Teaching Assistant – Miss T  Bottrell


Sparkes Class

Teacher – Mrs M Hanson

Teaching Assistant – Mrs H Finnegan


Learning – autumn 1


Our topic is science based: it is called ‘Where do we come from?”.

We will be learning about how animals and plants change over time through the study of fossils. We will learn how plants and bodies of animals have evolved and adapted to suit their environment and how offspring can vary.

ENGLISHIn reading, Year 6 will be revising a variety of genres and learning how to answer questions on texts: including the text Skellig. They will focus on comprehension skills in order to prepare for their SATs Tests.

In writing, Year 6 will be studying the text Skellig. We will be focusing on our sentence and text structure. We will develop our use of punctuation and learn to build cohesion across a range of contexts. We will write biographies and reports linked to our topic on evolution.



In Maths, year 6 will be consolidating and extending their knowledge of number and place value, written methods for the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be applying our knowledge to problem solving and becoming fluent and effective mathematicians.


Year 6 Topic Overviews Sept 19


Click on these links for this half term’s homework

autumn 1

Some useful websites for the children

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling






Useful Information

PE is on Monday for Sparkes class and Tuesday for Cowell class. Please make sure your child brings appropriate kit (a white or pale blue t-shirt that covers the mid-drift, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and trainers). Please note earrings are not to be worn and if PE is outside, children may wish to bring a jumper.

Children will need to change into trainers to take part in the daily mile.


2nd March – 6th March. See Mr Ross or the School Office for details.


Little Canada

Ways to support children at home

Read with your children at least 3 times a week – remember the Reading Challenge

Times tables


Talk to them e.g ‘Tell me about your day’

Read to them

Make sure they eat healthily and have a good night’s sleep ready for their learning the next day

Visit the local library to complete some research

Ensure that your child is prepared for school and on time each day

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