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Year Six

Welcome to Year 6

2019 - 2020


On this page you will find out about all of the wonderful things that we have been doing in Year 6.


Year 6 staff


We have an excellent team working in Year 6 - Miss Beardsmore, Miss Clarke and Mrs McKnight are all looking forward to getting to know you.  Other members of staff that will be working with the children this year are: Miss Turton, Mrs James and Mrs Neville .

We have lots of interesting and exciting lessons planned for this year as well as doing lots of hard work and preparation for our National Curriculum tests. If you do have any questions, please come and speak to any of us. 

Home Learning Project Planners

English and Maths Learning





Weekly Challenges

Choose a challenge to complete each week. You could also ask an adult to share your challenge on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell and @Cornerstonesedu.

Home Learning Links


Useful Links


How can you help your child?


You can help your child by:

  • Listening to them read their reading book every day .
  • Practise times tables.
  • Helping your child with their homework (see homework schedule below).
  • Signing up to Class Dojo to track their progress in school (link below).
  • Ensuring that your child has their PE kit in school on the appropriate day.



6A - Miss Beardsmore - Friday pm


6B - Miss Clarke - Friday pm


6C - Mrs Mcknight - Friday pm


Please make sure your child's kit is in school on the appropriate day.



This year your child will be allocated homework and independent learning in line with the homework schedule. 


Reading - 10 minutes every day - Reading diary should be signed by an adult daily.


Children can read library books/own books or choose to log onto Myon. Logging onto Myon gives the children a choice of a range of different genres to read and we can track when they have read and for how long.


Project Book - This will be given out on a Monday. Please see the homework overview for the topic for that week.

Homework Overview Autumn Term 2

Spring 1

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind! Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Southern Ocean. So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time.

See the knowledge organiser below to find out what our focus is.

Autumn 2

Our topic for this half term is 'Gallery Rebels'.

Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work on the 19th and 20th Century artists. 

Gallery Rebels - Parent Overview

ART and DT

Autumn 2

We have created our very own sketch books by sewing up different types of paper together! Over the next few weeks, we will be creating pieces of art work to present in them!
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Science - Autumn 2 

Our science topic this half term is 'Changing Circuits'.

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Autumn 1

This half term our topic is: A Child's War.

This will focus upon World War 2. 

A Child's War - Parent Overview


Our Science topic for Autumn 1 is 'Classifying Organisms'.

Dates for your diary

SATs in 2020 will be held from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May.


It is vital that your child is in school for all of these tests - if you require any more information please speak to your child's class teacher.