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Little Leigh Primary School and Preschool

Educating hearts, educating minds

A very warm welcome to the Year 6 class page!

Year six is not only the last year for our children to enjoy their time here at Little Leigh, but also very important in preparing them for their journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the outset. The year 6 children hold many different roles of responsibility and leadership, as the oldest children in the school. Our aim is that they leave us as responsible citizens, confident individuals and successful learners. I am sure they are going to do a wonderful job in being excellent role models for our younger children.

In addition to myself, we will be joined by Mr Richards every morning. Mrs Tomlinson will also be taking the class on a Tuesday afternoon. Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and Thursday so don't forget to come to school in your pe kit on those days!

Miss Norris

Summer Term 

I hope you have all had a wonderful half term break and are ready and raring to go for your final half term in Year 6 - we have lots to look forward to including our end of year production of Beauty and The Beast!

Our final theme of the year is  'Discovering America!'.

As Writers...

"It was Beauty that killed the Beast"

This half term we will be using the text 'King Kong' by Anthony Browne to inspire our writing. King Kong is a giant gorilla, a massive monster of an ape who lives on a remote island. The mighty beast falls for a beautiful girl, Ann Darrow, and desperate to have her he finds himself lured into captivity. He is brought to civilisation and put on show, but when he sees Ann he breaks his heavy chains and begins to wreak havoc on the streets of New York. The enthralling story of King Kong involves battles with dinosaurs, daring rescues and incredible escapes! We will using this text to help us practise using dialogue to advance action as we work towards writing a dilemma narrative. 

As Readers...


Through our reading sessions we will develop our word reading and comprehension skills through high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts around the theme of Traditional Tales. Some of the texts that we will be looking at in our reading sessions include: The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, Grimms Fairy Tales and Blackberry Blue by Jamila Gavin. All of these texts are rich with knowledge and vocabulary and will also support our writing outcomes in our English lessons.


As Historians...

Our History lessons this half term will focus on The Maya Civilisation. Our key enquiry question will be: ‘Why should we remember the Maya? In our history lessons, we will explore the world of the Maya, and debate whether they should continue to be remembered today as a significant culture. We will begin by learning about the lives of the Maya today, before focusing on ancient Maya architectural achievements, their religion and surviving writings. We will also learn about the possible reasons why the Maya city states declined after 900 AD, looking at conspiracy theories and considering whether everything they read online is reliable. Our learning on this theme will lead to range of high quality outcomes for our discovery books.


As Designers...

In our DT lessons, we will be designing and making our own Maya inspired masks and experimenting with cooking some famous maya dishes! 


As Scientists...

Our focus for this half term is 'Living Things and their Habitats!' Our key aims for this unit are to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals and to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. 


As Mathematicians....

This half term the mathematical concepts Year 6 will be covering, will be:

-Geometry (position and direction)

-Geometry (properties of shape)



Click on the links below to practise at home:

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

I See Maths - https://www.iseemaths.com

Maths Playground - https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_6_games.html

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number

NRICH - Maths at home - https://nrich.maths.org/14580


Please keep checking Twitter to follow our learning!


Please familiarise yourself with the Year 5/6 spelling list, which shows the 100 words that children in England are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 6. How many can you spell?!

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Whole Class Reading

Each week the children take part both whole class and guided reading sessions with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. As well as this, it is important that you are regularly reading with your child and we advise that you read 10-15 minutes per day with them. Whilst listening to your child, try to ask them questions about events that have happened so far, characters thoughts and motives and to make accurate predictions based on the text. 

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year Six.  this This half term, P.E. lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their kit on those days.

During the winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly to avoid any confusion!


Homework will be set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Both times tables and spelling practise will be set each week on Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed. I will also be setting an additional piece of Maths or reading homework on Microsoft Teams to prepare the children for the upcoming SATs tests (and to prepare them for high school!). Please ensure homework is completed on time. 

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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