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Year 6

Year 6 Newsletter and Curriculum Overview for the summer attached.

Year 6 Parent Revision Information Session

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Please take a look at the video presentation above for some useful tips and advice on helping your child to revise for their SATs. We hope you will find it useful.

Japanese Art

This term, we have been exploring the artwork of Japan - both tradition and contemporary.

We have looked at styles of art, including: Ukiyo-E - a woodblock style of printing, made famous by the artist Hokusai; Notan - work which is primarily concerned with the balance of light and dark; Origami - the art of paper folding and Anime - a style of drawing which emphasises characteristics and emotions.

Japanese inspired artwork by Year 6

Spring Term 

This term, we are working on a geography-based topic called 'Swept Away'. This topic allows us to explore a different country and compare it to the UK. We are focusing on Brazil in our geography lessons, and Japan in art. Along side our topic, we are reading the exciting book 'Kensuke's Kingdom', by Michael Morpurgo.


Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo











See our Medium term plan for more details. 

Year 6 Spring Term - Medium Term Plan

Residential: Day 4 - Final night!

Well, we are all a little tired but have experienced so much this week. Again, today we took part in more amazing activities to help us challenge ourselves and support each other. The food here at Woodlands has been excellent and we are enjoying a final evening of visiting the gift shop and showing how responsible we are by packing our suitcases and tidying our dorm rooms.

Residential: Day 3

Another active day has been had by all! From mountain climbing to high ropes, caving to canoeing, all groups have shown resilience and team spirit.

Residential: Day 2

What an adventurous day! It is safe to say that everyone here at Woodlands has had an amazing day, filled with new challenges and have faced some fears together as a supportive team.

Groups 1 and 4 descended into the dark depths of the caves, clambering and scrambling through narrow passageways and watery obstacles. Groups 2 and 3 spent their day on the canal, canoeing a fair distance and working together to row successfully. Group 5 challenged themselves on the high ropes course through the trees, and zip-wired their way to a day well done!

We have all been so impressed with the children, watching them become supportive of one another and act more responsibly around the house, helping to serve food, tidy up and look after themselves in a mature way. 


Residential: Day 1

Hello from Woodlands! We have arrived safely and everyone is in great spirits!

After a long and windy journey, we have settled into the beautiful house, and we have already achieved so much! We found out our dorm and activity groups, then everyone took part in 'Outdoor business', working as a team to successfully complete a series of challenges. We have used communication skills and took turns to lead our teams to victory. 

We then had a delicious dinner of chicken goujons, chips and beans, followed by apple crumble, before going on a nighttime walk up a steep mountain. At the top, we turned off our torch lights and learned about the stars and constellations - we even saw the planet Jupiter! 

Finally we returned to the centre, ready for a good nights sleep so we have lots of energy for the activities tomorrow.



This year we are asking families to make a small contribution towards our 6 bespoke hampers which will be raffled off at our Christmas Fayre on Friday 26th November.

Each year group is being asked to donate different themed items so that we can make up hampers based on the following:

Nursery, Reception – under 7’s children’s hamper

Year 1 & 2 – Arts and Crafts hamper, suitable for children 5 years and upwards.

Year 3 – Chocolate hamper

Year 4 – Dad’s hamper

Year 5 – Mum’s hamper

Year 6 – Christmas theme food hamper

Please send any kind donations in to school with your child. Many Thanks.

Year 6 Medium Term Plan for Autumn '21

Mr Jackson explains what we will be studying this Autumn term.

Autumn Term 2021

We are studying an exciting topic called 'A Greek Odyssey', which focuses on the amazing Ancient Greeks and their civilisation. Within the topic, we will be learning about their myths and legends, the birth of democracy, the important leaders and their empire, influential philosophers...and much more. See below for our Medium Term plan and a letter with information about our Autumn term. 

Welcome to Year Six!


Meet the Team

Mr Ian Jackson – Year 6 Eagles Class Teacher (Mon-Weds)

Miss Louise Paterson– Year 6 Eagles Class Teacher (Thurs-Fri)

Mr Nick Wyatt – Year 6 Kestrel Class Teacher

Mrs Deborah Goodall – Year 6 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sue Thompson - Year 6  Teaching Assistant 

Mr Connor Walton - Year 6 Teaching Assistant 

Year 6 spellings for the year.