Welcome to the Year 6 page, where you can find information about your class, curriculum and learning. 

Our Summer Topic Information  

This term we are looking forward to exploring, learning and asking questions about...

Extreme Earth - Geography 

In this topic, will be exploring the Earth's greatest natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena, from raging tropical storms to violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis.

What do you know about Earth and natural disasters already?

Have a think about what you already know and share your ideas and knowledge in class. 

The Atlantic Slave Trade - History

In History, we will learn about the history of slavery before exploring the triangular slave trade between Britain, West Africa and the Americas. We also look at significant people involved such as the life of Harriet Tubman and how she helped to free slaves during her lifetime.

What do you know about The Atlantic Slave Trade?

Do you know any significant people involved?

Have a think about what you already know and share your ideas and knowledge in class. 


What we're reading... 

Reading for pleasure: 

In year 6, we provide opportunities weekly to change reading books and library books. For reading for pleasure, you may choose a book from our book corner or from our school library.  


We have been reading a range of texts including: 


  • Holes  by Louis Sachar


Click here to find out more about the author and his other work. 

Wow Wall! 

Remember to check our "Wow Wall" see who has produced some fantastic work from the week before!

What piece were you proudest of this week?        

Share your proudest piece with your partner and a member of staff!        

 Ready to Retrieve?

Do you know any interesting facts already?

Research about... 

  • What can you find out about the Atlantic Slave Trade?
  • What do you know about the history of this?
  • What can you recall about physical geography?
  • What do you already know about Earth?

Remember: When researching online, make sure you are searching safely by putting "for children" or "for KS2". 

What questions might you like to ask and find out about during the topic? 

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Here are some useful links to our topic:  

Do you know your key words? 

What words can you learn to share with your teacher and class? Write these in your reading diary with a definition. 

Do you know your facts?

Clips and Useful Links 



What other examples can you find?

Share with your class....

Important Facts and Faces     

See if you can research some significant people and interesting facts linking to topics we are learning about. 

Who can you find? Why were they significant?  

What facts can you find out about? What new vocabulary can you share?


  • History - The Atlantiic Slave Trade 
  • Geography - Extreme Earth
  • Computing and Online Safety :  Online Safety, Networks, Video and Music Editing
  • Science - Light and Science Adventures 
  • Art - Art of Africa 
  • DT -  Great British Dishes 
  • Music - Film Music / Composing and Performing 
  • RE - Christian Aid and Islamic Relief / What impact do people's beliefs have on their lives?
  • PSHE - Citizenship and Economic Wellbeing 
  • Spanish -  The Vikings 
  • PE - Swimming, Athletics and Orienteering 



This term, in science, we are going to be learning about Light. 

What is light?

How do we see?

How does your eye work?

What parts are involved in sight?

Think of some questions you'd like to find out about this term! 


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Login to your Purple Mash account by clicking here. 

Use your Purple Mash log in to find more about topics that we are learning about in school. Continue to practise your Computing skills, present your homework, write a story, or try any of the amazing applications you have access to in school. Share what you have done with Miss Cotterill and Miss Howell - we love to see the work and learning you do at home! 

Just remember your username and password. 


We have loved to hear you using Purple Mash at home, especially to further develop your coding skills! Continue you share your own independent work with us and show us at school! We have particularly enjoyed looking at your game development! 

Purple Mash Reading Blog 

Log in to Purple Mash to view the Year 6 reading blog! Join the discussion and share your thoughts on our class reads, books we are reading and recommend to your peers! 

Access the blog here.



 Useful Spanish Links: 


Topic Class Clips  

Different topic clips here. 



Our Year 6 Timetable 

The timetable below shows when children will need to bring in specific items during the week. It is children's responsibility to ensure that they bring the correct equipment and kit on specific days. If any changes are made, parents will be notified via parent pay or via text message.  




Wednesday Weekly homework handed in (maths/English/Reading) 

6C and 6T PE (full kit needed)


(Feel Good Friday)

Spelling test

Weekly homework discussed and provided to children.

6T and 6C - Swimming (full kit needed) 

Remember, all reading books, reading records and spelling lists. It is vital that children have the correct resources/kit that they need in order to support their learning. 

Reading Diaries:

Remember to record every time you read at home by putting the date, page number  and what the book is that you are reading. Remember you should be reading your reading book as much as you can (every night) however you can also record when you read for pleasure in class or at home. Your parent/guardian needs to sign your book before it is changed. It is important that you bring your reading book and record in every day as we will hear you read in the morning. 

* How many words and definitions have you recorded in your diary this week? *

Keep checking back daily to find new things on our page! 

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