Class 6 2017 - 2018

Mr Strefford

Mr Strefford

Year 6: final frontier

These are the voyages of an intrepid group of children

It's their one year mission to explore new topics

To seek out new life and to learn about new civilisations

To boldly go where no class has gone before!


REMINDER! Bikeability has been re-booked for Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th January. Please bring bikes, helmets and all weather clothes. Thank you


Welcome back!

I hope you've enjoyed a restful Christmas holiday? There's lots to do this term, it's going to be very busy! We're going to study China and celebrate Chinese New Year. China is a fascinating country and by the end of the term you will be a China expert! We'll find out about the geography of the country, the language and culture as well as a brief history too. A lot of our writing and maths will be focused around the China topic. We'll look at the story of the Willow pattern plates (we'll be painting them too!) as well as writing more informative texts.

In maths, we'll be studying measurements and algebra (not as difficult as you would imagine!). Additionally, we'll be improving our understanding of 2D and 3D shapes and of course there will be some Chinese Big Questions to complete. In Science the topic will be Living things and their Habitats. This follows on from the Evolution topic, we'll collect tadpoles from the school pond and study their growth as well other fascinating experiments and investigations.

Parents Evening is Monday 5th March and Wednesday 7th March, I would like to see every parent as it's an invaluable opportunity to update you on rates of progress and SATs readiness. It is also a great opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have regarding year 6 and the transition to high school. If the two above dates are not convenient then let me know as soon as possible to arrange a different date for you.

As always in Year 6, Mrs Hayes will be providing excellent French lessons and conducting guided reading and maths sessions on a Tuesday. Additionally, Mr Gibbons will be taking the gymnastics lessons each Wednesday this half term, please ensure that you have your PE kit available. The year 6 children will be continue to take part in the wider opportunities music scheme - percussion - with Mr Proctor. This half term, the children will be playing Brazilian Samba drums.

As always, there will be a number of jobs and responsibilities for children in year 6 such as collecting snack money or assembly duty. Homework is given out on a Friday and collected in the following Wednesday, initially the homework will be set over 2 weeks. 

If you have any questions regarding year 6 please see me before or after school. Alternatively email me at



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Main Contact: S Dyson

Tel: 01270 371196

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