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Year 6

Welcome to Year Six!

In Year Six, the team is Miss Dormer, Mr Springate, Mrs Richards and Ms Moisey.


Our P.E days this term are Monday and Friday for Aspen Class and Tuesday and Friday for Willow class. Please make sure your child comes to school in their P.E kit these days.


Our topic for this term is 'Ancient Greece'. We have lots of exciting things planned for the term ahead.

Our priority is your happiness and well-being.  Parents and carers, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact the class teacher via email.

100 Recommended Reads

At Birdwell, we are passionate about reading but we know it's sometimes tricky to find an age-appropriate book for your child. Please see below our recommended reads for children in Y5/6. We have many of these in our school library.  Some of them are also included in our 'Six Book Challenge'.


We expect children to read regularly at home, both independently and aloud to an adult. Children are expected to complete two short book reviews per term in our class log. 


Your child will receive weekly homework to support their learning. This is due in on Friday when children will go through it with their teacher. 



- Children should practise their times tables regularly to ensure quick recall of both multiplication and division facts. The times tables underpin much of the maths curriculum and it is essential children are confident in these. They can use TTRS at home to practise. 

- Mathletics will be set weekly. If your child is struggling, they must communicate this with their teacher before Friday so that we can work with them to support them. 



- A weekly task will be given to support writing and grammar. This will be based on our current unit in school to enhance children's understanding. 



- Children will have 10 spellings to learn per week and these will be checked on a Friday. Whilst we do practise these in school, it is important your child spends time at home practising the spellings and spelling rule also.