Welcome to Elder class

Class teacher: Miss Pyman

Teaching Assistants: Ms Burton and Mrs Pugh

Welcome to Year 6, the final chapter of primary school.

The children will spend this year becoming more independent and secondary ready!


During the Spring term children will be continuing to revise and consolidate everything they have already learnt in Years 3, 4 and 5 in English and Maths. However, in addition to this, they will also work on further extending their understanding of grammatical features and more sophisticated vocabulary within English, whilst also covering some new areas of learning such as algebra in Maths.


Our topic for this half term is South America, where the children will be learning about the location, human and physical geography of South America. They will also begin to think about how humans have adapted to the physical environment. As part of this topic, the children will also learn about a South American artist as well as listening to and creating carnival music.


After the half term break the children will be learning about the Ancient Mayan Civilisation. The children will learn to understand the life of the Maya people, and how their environment impacts this. They will also analyse sources and create their own historical questions.

Please look at the termly overview to see what your child will be covering in other aspects of the curriculum.


Please remember that the year 6 staff are available at the start and end of each day for a brief chat. However, if you need to speak for more than a couple of minutes we would prefer you to make an appointment to come and talk to us.


As well as reaching their potential academically, there will be plenty of opportunities for your child to participate in key roles and responsibilities within the school.

​A year of exciting opportunities, rewarding experiences and challenges! This is your child’s year to shine. 


Things to Remember:

Reading book and reading record – Everyday

Homework diary- Everyday

PE kit- Tuesday (although bring it on Monday and keep it in class until Friday – just in case it’s needed!)

Swimming kit – Friday (costume and towel – children can also bring a hairbrush and a roll-on deodorant)

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