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Miss Britt and Mrs Marsh


Welcome back after the Summer. We hope you all had a great break and had the chance to have lots of fun!!

Welcome to AutumnTerm 1 in Year 6.  Please find lots of information about our class and the work that we will be doing this year. 



This half term we will be studying 'Carrie's War' as our class book and there will be a reading focus to most of our English lessons.  There will be lots of opportunities to devleop speaking and listening skills through discussions and debates and drama activities will be used to explore the characters within in the story.  Writing tasks will be linked to the various chapters of the books that we will be exploring  and our SPAG work within the class.



Year 6  will challenge themselves  this half term through the themes of  place value, rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies and problem solving.  We will be following the format each week of 'fluency, reasoning and problem solving' to ensure that your child acquires the skills and understanding that is needed for Year 6 alongside the ability to apply this to a range of problem solving questions.



Our Topic this term is 'Life as an Evacuee'.  For the first half term we will have a history focus as we will be looking at what it was like to be an Evacuee in the 2nd World War and the impact that the war had on life in this country.


Science: Children will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body. They will research the parts and functions of the circulatory system. They will focus on how nutrients are transported around the human body. Children will explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function and how different types of drugs affect the body.






Just a quick reminder about the age restrictions on social networking sites: 

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat  - 13 

Whatsapp - 16

YouTube - 18 (allowed with parental consent from age 13) - 13







Half Termly Class Newsletters and Curriculum overviews

Weekly reminders:


PE will be on a Monday and a Wednesday each week. Please make sure that you have your  school PE kit and tracksuit bottoms/ jacket and trainers for the lessons that are outside.

Spellings will be set weekly to learn for the following Friday each week and there will be weekly Maths/English activities to complete on Education City.  

 Cross-curricular homework will be set at the beginning of each half term ( set Friday 15th September)  and children will have an element of choice in the tasks that they complete. These tasks will be handed in on a fortnightly basis.

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Evacuee Day 2016 02.12.16

Reading in Class 6 - resources to help at home

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Book Review Templates for Year 6 - please print out , complete and return to school when you have finished a book

Grammar Glossary For Parents


– sentences where the subject of the sentence does the action of the verb


– a word that describes a noun (e.g. big house, wet day)

Adjectival phrase

- where the adjective is moved from vefore to after the noun eg. 

The golden crown becomes ...  The crown that was a golden colour. 


– a word that describes a verb, an adjective or other adverbs


– A word, or group of words that behaves like an adverb. It gives more information about a verb or clause (e.g. Later that day…)


– Words that mean the opposite (e.g. tall and short)


– Part of a sentence that contains a subject and verb


A word that joins two clauses or sentences (e.g. and, but)


– A word that tells you if a noun is general or specific (e.g. the, a, an). They go in front of a noun. 

Fronted adverbial 

- Goes at the start of a paragraph/sentence eg   Two hours later, 

Suddenly,   Finally,  The following week, etc. (

Main clause

– A clause that makes sense on its own (e.g. I stayed inside because it was raining. I stayed inside is the main clause because it makes sense on its own)

Modal verb

– A verb that shows how likely something is (e.g. could, would, can, wouldn't, can't)


– A word that names something e.g. Tom, cat, London, cup)


– The part of the sentence that the action of the verb is being done to (e.g. Max kicked the ball. The ball is the object because it is what is being kicked)


– Sentences where the subject has something done to it (e.g. Mum read the book in one day – active. The book was read by Mum in one day –passive)


– A small part of a sentence, usually without a verb

Possessive Pronoun

– A pronoun which shows who owns something (e.g. mine, his)


– Letters that are put in front of a word to change its meaning (e.g. untie, disappear)


– A word that tells you how things are related (e.g. in, above, before)

Prepositional phrase 

-   eg  across teh raod,   under the bridge,  on the table. 


– Words that can be used instead of nouns (e.g. I, you, she, it)

Relative Clause

– A type of subordinate clause that tells you more about a noun. A relative clause often begins with a relative pronoun (e.g. He is the boy who likes rugby)

Relative Pronoun

 a pronoun that indicates a relative clause (e.g. who, that, which)


– The person or thing doing the action of the verb

Subordinate Clause

clause which doesn’t make sense on its own (e.g. While you were at school, I went shopping.)


– Letters that can be put at the end of a word to change its meaning (e.g. helpful)


– Words that mean the same (e.g. big and large)


– A doing word or a being word (e.g. run, skip, are, is)


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