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Year 6


Welcome to Year 6.

Welcome to our page and thank you for visiting! Here, find out what Year 6 are up to, view some of our amazing work and keep up-to-date with notices and dates important to our year group. 


Please use these clickable links to navigate our page.

 Important Information / Useful Links 


Welcome Year 6, Class of 2024

Year 6 Staff Team:

Miss C Reeves (6CR Class Teacher and Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader)
Mr A Rock (6AR Class Teacher)
Mrs F Harmer (6CR Teaching Assistant)
Mrs D Cooper (6CR Teaching Assistant)
Mrs M Rowell (6AR Teaching Assistant)
Mr N Edensor (Additional Teaching Assistant)
Mr B Coombs (Maths Teacher)

Autumn 1 2023

World War I

This term, we have started our learning of our Autumn history unit focusing on the First World War. Children have been enthralled in the historical learning as we chart the war from its roots in pre-war Empire and Alliances and through the catalyst assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Throughout the unit, we have discovered how life in the trenches of the Western Front added to the danger of the war and how the dire conditions claimed the lives of thousands. As we head off on our half-term break, we have recently learned how the arrival of the United States of America, the departure of Russia and the British Naval Blockade of Germany contributed to the war's end. We are already intrigued into how our next period of history, World War II, gets underway having discussed the rise of Adolf Hitler, starting with his withdrawal from the League of Nations and the policy of appeasement from the British and French.


At Leasowes, we are rooted in reading and are very proud of the reading spine our children enjoy as part of their English lessons. This half term, we have read Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. This fabulous text has gripped the Year 6s and even prompted some parents, excited by their children's summaries at home, to read the book too! We followed brothers Tommo and Charlie from their quiet lives in Devon to the front line of World War I. With themes of betrayal, love, courage and cowardice, we already have some children desperate for a copy to re-read. To further supplement our reading here, children have studied some iconic war poems: The Call by Jessie Pope, In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen, Aftermath by Seigfried Sassoon and For the Fallen by Lawrence Binyon. Our reading lessons enthused children to such a level that they asked to write their own poems, which of course we loved doing. The finished pieces are currently being made into a book that will be added to our classroom libraries.

Science - Animals including Humans

This term, Year 6 have been exploring the circulatory system, following on from their learning in Year 4 about other bodily systems including the digestion system. Starting with the heart, we learned how it is an organ, a muscle, a powerful pump. From there, we learned how blood flows around the body to become oxygenated in the lungs and supply the body with the fuel it needs to keep going. We put this to the test in an enquiry that aimed to discover what impact exercise has on the heart. Children have also been practising their skills of scientific reporting through presenting their learning on both the circulatory system and the lifestyle factors that can impact our health including diet and drugs. We are looking forward to beginning our next science unit, Light, in Autumn 2. 


Important Information
Here, we will post important dates and information.

In Autumn 2 (October half term-Christmas break), children will require their PE kits on Fridays where PE will take place in the afternoon. Please ensure children are equipped with kit for both indoor and outdoor lessons. Where children have ear piercings, they must remove these for PE and be capable of taking out their own jewellery. Please see our uniform policy for further information. On Thursday afternoons Year 6 will be engaging in their annual Forest Schools sessions. Please put all of those residential supplies to good use, sending waterproofs and coats ready for all weathers.

Condover Hall residential - Monday 6th November - Friday 10th November
Kit lists and additional medical forms can be found for download at the bottom of this page.


Useful Links for Year Six
Please let me know if you discover another great one!

BBC Bitesize KS2 - English, Maths and Science videos, games and more.

Spelling Frame - A simple website for practising the Year 3/4 and 5/6 spelling lists.

Espresso Learning - A site school has bought into; see your teacher for your login.

Compare4Kids - Some free activities, including Year 6 SATs 'online boot camps'.

Sumdog - Online maths games. Please see your teacher for your login.

Parkfields Links - Links to a raft of helpful sites for revision.

iXL Maths - a subscription site, with limited free activities. Great for focusing on specific maths skills.

Clarity Maths - A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.

Mad4Maths - Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.

Crickweb - A range of English games and activities.

KS2 Literacy - Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

Spellzone - A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.  

For printable resources, please access our Pupil Secure area for Year Six.