Welcome to Class 6



Welcome to the Year 6 page.  If you have any concerns then please feel free to come in and see us or email.

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Dinosaurs Alive!

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During Spring term, we will be learning about dinosaurs.  The topic is very science-based, with a strong focus on evolution, inheritance and adaptation and looking at famous scientists like Charles Darwin.  We will be learning about the life cycle of butterflies and frogs and writing newspaper reports about amazing fossils that have been found.


In maths, we will be looking at shape and space, measuring angles, quadrilaterals and triangles and data handling. 


I'm really proud of how well everyone did last term - let's try and make this term even better!






The World at War




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Our topic for this half term is World at War.  We talk primarily about World War II but we will also discuss World War I.  We will create pictures depicting the Blitz, discuss life at home and the trenches and talk about Remembrance and Armistice Day.  On Thursday 30th November, we will go to the Holocaust Centre and find out more about what life was like as a Jew.





Mayan Mayhem






This half term we are looking at the Mayan Civilsation.  The children will learn about the Mayans themselves and then compare them to other civilisations they have studied throughout their time at primary school.


Keep an eye on our twitter feed for more info on what we have been doing in class. 




York Chocolate Story


We had a simply amazing time at York's Chocolate Story. We got to make amazing Mayan Chocolate drinks, shown how chocolate is made and then we got a chance to make our own.  It was simply delicious, informative and fun.  The kids were impeccably behaved and were a real credit to Woodsetts.




Crucial Crew 2018


Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed a day at the Lifewise Centre with the emergency services learning how to keep ourselves safe.  The children had a chance to experience different scenarios under a watchful eye of the different staff and had a wonderful day.  Thank you to all the staff at Crucial Crew.  As ever, it was a fabulous and memorable day.





A piece of English and a piece of Maths homework will be set each week.  Some weeks it will be written work; other weeks it will be online on either www.mymaths.com or www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. Please can you make sure that your passwords are working. If they are not, can you let me know, please?

It is important that you read 3 times a week too!  We have some children who are nearly the whole way around the reading racetrack in our classroom already!


  Y6 Grammar PowerPoint Slides

Y6 Revision Spellings PowerPoint Slides

Parts of Speech website

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Every week your child will have 10 spellings to learn.  This will consist of 5 from our spelling rule and 5 from our tricky word lists.  They will also get tested on 5 mystery words from our spelling rule.




This week's spellings (26th January):

 double consonants from the tricky word list:







plus 5 mystery words following the pattern







Residential 2018


Wednesday 23rd - Friday 25th May 2018


Kingswood, Dearne Valley


Kingswood, Dearne Valley Information



As you are aware, Year 6 is an important year for us all.  If you have any queries or worries then feel free to email me or why not come and see what your children are doing in class on a Friday morning.  Everyone is welcome!







Important Dates



STEM week - wb 15th January 2018

Careers Day - Tuesday 30th January 2018

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 6th January 2018

Parents Evening - Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February 2018

Half term - wb Monday 12th February 2018

SATs - wb 14th May 2018



Year 6 Topic Overview

Please note: there may be amendments, for example, due to time constraints or visits being fully booked/too costly.

Y6 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring Summer
Topic Title Mayan Mayhem! World At War Dinosaurs Alive! School For Sale!
Possible Visit & Magic Moments Cadbury’s World, Birmingham

Eden Camp, Malton


Natural History Museum, London (DinoSnores/dinosaur exhibition) Gulliver’s Kingdom (SATs treat)

PGL Outdoor Centre (residential)

Visit a chocolate factory

Make an erupting volcano

Take part in a role play

Go in an Anderson shelter

Lay a poppy on a cenotaph

Go to a football match

Sleep with the dinosaurs

Visit London

Go on a roller-coaster



Go on a giant swing

Go on an assault course

Try archery

Go on a ropes course

Go sailing

Stay away from home for 3 days

Act in a Class Play




- Evolution and Inheritance Revision

Pakal the Great

Montezuma II

Hernan Cortez

Discovery of chocolate

Winston Churchill

Adolf Hitler

Benito Mussolini


Jozef Stalin

Charles de Gaulle

F.D. Roosevelt

 General Eisenhower

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

Battle of Britain

D Day

Pearl Harbour

 Atomic Bombs


Archduke Franz Ferdinand

David Lloyd George

 Edith Cavell

Lord Kitchener

Christmas Day Truce

Battle of the Somme

League of Nations

Remembrance Day

Charles Darwin

Extinction of the Dinosaurs


Compare UK and Mexico

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Pacific Ring of Fire

Countries in WW1 or WW2

Plot advancement of troops across world

Compare map of the world (Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction to present) -


1) Planning the creation of a mobile app.

2) Developing project management skills. 3) Researching project management skills.

4) Researching an interface for an app.

5) Developing a simple mobile phone app.

6) Creating video and web copy for a mobile phone app.


Huichol yarn art

Hiroshige (volcano paintings)

War posters

Seurat (style)

Signac (style)

Crystal Palace dinosaur sculptures Delaunay ‘Homage to Bieriot’
Music Mariachi music

Eric Coates ‘Dambusters’

William Blake/Hubert Parry ‘Jerusalem

Jerusalem’ on recorder

Vera Lynn

Glenn Miller

Jurassic Park soundtrack

Jurassic Park composition

Songs for Leaver’s Play
RE - - -

Religions in the local community: What will make Rotherham a more tolerant and respectful place?

Muslims and Christians: Who is inspiring?

Beliefs and actions in the world:  Can Christian Aid and Islamic Relief change the world?


The Caring School

Growing Up – Responsibilities

Rollercoaster – The Ups and Downs of Puberty

SRE – Puberty and Reproduction

Global Citizenship

Global Difference and Diversity

Growing Up – Relationships

The World of Drugs

SRE – Understanding Relationships

SRE – Communicating in Relationships

E-Safety: Multi Media Messaging

Money Management and Careers

Transition to Secondary School

SRE – Conception and Pregnancy

Suggested Books

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice – Julia Jarman

The Sun Staff: Pok-ta-pok – Andy Fuhriman


Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden

Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian

Once - Morris Gleitzman

Taff in the WAFF – Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

Duty Calls: Battle of Britain – James Holland

Duty Calls: Dunkirk – James Holland

The Night of the Burning – Linda Press Wulf


The Best Christmas Present in the World – Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

The Silver Donkey – Sonya Hartnett

Walter Tull’s Scrapbook – Michaela Morgan

Shadow of the Zeppelin – Bernard Ashley

Stories of WW1 – Tony Bradman

Song Hunter – Sally Prue

Outcast – Michelle Paver

One Smart Fish – Chris Wormell

Z-Rex – Steve Cole

How to be A Dinosaur Hunter – Scott Forbes

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Liz Pichon

Wonder – R J Palacio


















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