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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6


  Here you will find all the information you need to know about the goings on in Year 6.


We hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable Easter break and we look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday 16th April 2024.  


Our topic this term is called The Rainforest where we will be spending time learning about the structures of rainforests and their inhabitants with a specific focus on the Amazon Rainforest. Our learning will include:


  • Understanding the geographical features of rainforests including their locations around the world. 
  • Exploring the different plants and animals that live in rainforests.
  • Understanding the current threats to the survival of rainforests.
  • Exploring what it is like to live in a rainforest both in current times and during the time of the Maya.


Within our topic work, we will also be developing our art skills by exploring the work of the artist Henri Rousseau 


Throughout our topic, we will be considering the following key questions and using our research and knowledge to answer them at the end of term:


  • Why are rainforests so important?  

  • What is causing their disappearance?  

  • What impact have the Maya had on us today?

  • How did the Maya live?  

  • How are the Maya similar to other civilisations?


Additional details about our topic learning can be found here.



Our English units of work this term will be based around the following books:

The Rain Player by David Wisniewski

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell


For details about curriculum coverage of our English units, please click here.





We continue to follow White Rose curriculum in Maths and the Year 6 yearly topic overview can be found on the Maths Curriculum page by clicking here.

For a more detailed breakdown of curriculum coverage during the Summer term, please click here.  




Significant Dates and Events this term


22nd April - Year 6 Information session for parents regarding SATs and Residential (3.30 in the Year 6 classroom)

13th - 16th May Year 6 SATs

19th (Sunday) - 24th May Year 6 Residential




  PE days will continue to be on Tuesday and Friday. Please  come to school wearing your PE kit on these days, but bring your school uniform in a separate bag for you to change into if you get wet during your PE lesson. 



Please ensure you bring your pencil case, reading book and water bottle to school every day.  


Mrs Brown and Mrs John


Communicating with school:
For general things e.g. lost jumper, wearing trainers etc, please contact Mrs Brown using the messaging function on Seesaw.
For more significant concerns or worries, please email with FAO Mrs Brown Class teacher in the subject.
Any changes to school pick up should go through the school office. 

Year 6 Photo Gallery