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Year 2021-22




The following is a brief list of things that the pupils will need to know this year.

PE outside on Monday.

PE outside on Thursday.

Spellings will be given on Friday and tested the following Friday.

Homework will be posted on Fridays. This will usually involve some form of reading, maths and on occasions a writing activity.

Also, there will be additional help posted during the week in the form of websites to visit for areas covered that pupils might want to consolidate or reassure themselves with.

Y6 Production of Star Warts

5th and 6th July 2022


Pupils are aware of what costumes/clothes they will need.

1.7.22 Workers of the week for always being on task and working with enthusiasm: Mia and Isabella

24.6.22 Certificates for Workers of the Week: Great Mathematicians: Tiffany and Patrick

Sports week Certificates: Alfie and Jackson

Year 6 Sports Week Activities

Each day this week we have completed several dance routines that we are going to showcase in our end of year production.


Orienteering afternoon.

Y6 were involve in crossing the swap, being letters and words with their bodies, completing netball numbers and star events to culminate an an overall winner who were Team 3. Olivier, Ben, Jared and Belle, congratulations to you all.


Sports Day:

In the morning pupils participated in standing long jump, seated throw, egg and spoon and bean bag throw. Later that day they completed track running events. The overall school winners were Blue (Fountains). Well done to all those who were in that team.



A great session of rounders was played out between 3 teams with Team 1 winning overall. There were some fantastic catches and hits as well as periods of fielding. 



Something a little bit different but quite a work out.


With the weather being so nice and windless we opted for a bit of badminton outside. It was great fun.


To cool down between games of badminton pupils enjoyed games of boules in the shade.



We may have tried crazy golf, but what about real golf? Well today we tried and we were quite successful. Having practised putting and striking for distance we designed our own course and played it.

Badminton, Boxersize and volleyball:

Some of our favourites appeared again today by choice of the pupils.



Investigating refraction

Bug Hotels

Y6 spent the day with the mission of creating Bug Hotels for our wildlife area. First, they investigated what mini beasts were living around the school grounds and in what type of habitats. They recorded species and habitats to inform their ideas and choices later in the day. Back in class, they designed their ideal bug hotels and came up with some interesting names. The afternoon was spent making and adapting bug hotels with a variety of recyclable materials.

Creating bug hotels on Monday 23rd May

Y6 are going to be creating some bug hotels which will be situated on our school field to enhance Science topics. For this to happen, we are going to be visited by the energy team from Doncaster. They will deliver a workshop about mini beasts and habitats and then will work with Y6 to create the hotels.

You could support this by donating any of the following:

dead wood, twigs, bark or logs


straw or hay

old broken pot plant pots

pine cones

corrugated card board/ thick cardboard tubes

If you are able to help then you could drop items off at reception or at the bin area in front of school. Pupils should bring protective gardening gloves if they or you have any and suitable footwear if the weather is wet (wellies). Own clothes suitable for gardening work would also be acceptable for this day.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Workers of the week 20.5.22: For being great Scientists: Jackson and Olivier

Science investigations: light

Science website

Our topic is about light. Use the following to support your learning.

Our Class Mass

Need help with line graphs

Science homework: Can you make a periscope?

A huge well done to all pupils who sat their SAT tests this week. You have done your best and should be proud of your efforts.

SATS Timetable for next week


Monday 9 May

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling


Tuesday 10 May

English reading


Wednesday 11 May

Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning


Thursday 12 May

Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

Workers of the Week 6.5.22: For their great sharing qualities, Lauren and Patrick

Marvellous Maths Challenge


2-D and 3-D shapes

Residential in Lindisfarne

Excited pupils in year 6 set off on their residential on Tuesday. Their first stop was at Beamish. There, they explored the Victorian School, sweet shop, mine, fair ground, dentist and travelled on a tram. Things were very different in the past! 

After arriving on the island time was spent exploring and looking at the scenery. Next up was adventures on the water. Much fun was had! Time was also spent on the island finding out what happened there and who lived there.

2022 Residential Meeting documents - for those who were unable to attend last night's meeting.

Home Learning Ideas for our New Topic: Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters Home Learning

Keep your mental maths sharp

Use Top Marks Daily 10


Grammar games

Holiday Homework

Go through your test papers. Have a go at any you got wrong and make a note of what you would like to revise when we return.

14.4.22: Workers of the Week: Positive attitude to all aspects of work: Nathanael and Tiffany

Easter Egg Competition: Winner Nathanael

Easter Bunny Hop

Homework for Wednesday 13th April



Spellings to be tested Thursday 14th April

Words with endings which sound like /shuhl/ after a consonant letter

Partial, confidential, essential, substantial, torrential, sequential, potential, spatial, martial, influential


Words with a ‘soft c’ spelt /ce/

Cemetery, certificate, celebrate, necessary, deceased, December, sacrifice, hindrance, nuisance, prejudice

8.4.22 Workers of the Week: Responding positively to challenges. Hugo and Jackson.

Some art work - building up from stick people to real life people.

The Raising of Lazarus

Homework for this week to be handed in Wednesday 6th April

Spellings to be tested 8th April

Statutory Spelling Challenge Words

Attached, available, average, competition, conscience, controversy, correspond, embarrass, especially, exaggerate,


Words with endings which sound like /shuhl/ after a vowel letter

Official, special, artificial, social, racial, crucial, facial, beneficial, superficial, antisocial

1.4.22: Workers of the week for making good progress Luca and Harry

Show case afternoon.

What a great afternoon we had in Year 6, sharing our work about the learning we have been doing on Natural Disasters. Parents and visitors were involved in numerous activities, spread out across the 10 disasters that the children had become experts in. Activities included a volcanic eruption demonstration, quizzes, word searches, picture puzzles, informative diagrams, putting labels on the correct parts and even a hurricane demonstration. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and from parents reactions, they did too. Thank you to those who were able to attend the event and to the pupils for their hard work.

Nervous times waiting to start

Preparations for our open afternoon

Help, support and extra work needed on measures? Then try the following

Length and distance:


Weight and mass:


Area and volume:

Homework for Wednesday 30th March 2022

Spellings to be tested Friday 1st April

Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning

Commit, committee, transmit, submit, commitment, emit, permit, intermittent, omit, unremitting

Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning

Interrupt, interfere, intercept, interject, intertwine, interim, internal, intersperse, interloper, interest

Workers of the Week 25.3.22 for showing generosity: Dorian and Colby

Crucial Crew

Y6 visited Crucial Crew this week to learn about keeping safe in the wider community and their responsibilities as they grow older. They worked through various scenarios such as; arson, road safety, bus travel, how a court works, the dangers of organised crime gangs, emergency first aid, fire safety and  knife and hate crime. I must say, that the amount of new knowledge learned was fantastic. The pupils were engaged, participated well and asked questions. Their behaviour was excellent. Thank you to the people at the venue and to those who helped on the trip and to Y6 for making it enjoyable.

Homework to be handed in Wednesday 23rd March

Spellings to be tested Friday 25th March

Words with a long /e/ sound spelt ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ after c (and exceptions)

Siege, niece, grief, chief, fiend, shriek, believe, achieve, convenience, mischievous


Words with the long /e/ sound spelt ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ after c (and exceptions)

Deceive, conceive, receive, perceive, ceiling, receipt, protein, caffeine, seize, neither

18.3.22 Workers of the Week for Great RE work: Ben and Adam

Wearing Red to Raise Money for Red Nose Day

Need help with algebra try the following

Homework to be handed in 16th March 2022

Spellings to be tested Friday 18th March

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer

Referring, referred, referral, reference, referee, preferring, preferred, preference, transferring, transference


Non-stick, non-stop, non-violent, co-education, co-operate, anti-clockwise, mini-beast

11.3.22 Workers of the Week: Aidan and Ben for showing forgiveness and understanding.

This weeks Maths work on percentages and algebra.

Practise you fraction, decimal and percentages using

Homework for 9.3.22

Spellings to be tested Friday 11th March

Creating diminutives using prefixes micro or mini

Minibus, miniskirt, miniscule, minibeast, minicab, minimum, microscope, microchip, microphone, microwave


Spellings ei or ie

Eight, weight, height, freight, fried, niece, piece, shield, grieve, thieves

4.3.22 Workers of the week for their love of Reading: Cruz and Olivier

World Book day

25.2.22 Workers of the week for showing generosity: Tiffany and Belle

Need help with relative clauses?

25.2.22 Earthquake Posters

Spellings to be tested Friday 4th March 2022

Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning

Suggest, digest, congestion, gesture, gestation, lightning, daylight, enlighten, twilight, limelight



Spell words with silent letters

Knuckle, knickers, knight, knife, gnomes, gnat, rhyme, rhubarb, whine, chemist, whirl, plumb,

Homework for Wednesday 2nd March 2022


More practise and help on 

Comparing and ordering decimals


Making a whole


Equivalent decimals of halves and quarters


What is a percentage?


How to calculate percentage


Need help on 24 hour clock?


11.2.22 Workers of the week for being good role models: Jared and Patrick

Spellings to be tested on Friday 25th February

Using the suffix –ful

Wishful, hopeful, sorrowful, painful, successful, hateful, forgetful, beautiful, resentful, pitiful, merciful

Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning

Temperature, temper, temperament, tempered, variety, vary, variation, varied, variable, variance

Science in action

Volcano pictures using pastel


Year 6 Handball Competition

Following on from our unit on handball we finished with a mini tournament. 4 teams played each other once  in a league with points being awarded for wins and draws.  The contest was very close and there was plenty of skill on show.  After the event Team2 were crowned the winners.

The team consisted of the following: Dorian, Lauren, Cruz, Oliver, Mia, and Tayzer

Well done to all who participated.

10.2.22 Handball Competition

8.2.22: Safer Internet Day

4.2.22 Workers of the week for doing something extraordinary: Lauren and Tayzer

For any extra support from this weeks work try the following:



Spelling games



Spellings for Friday 11th February

Suffix –ing

Overtaking, partaking, examining, painstaking, dragging, dropping, blasting, disgusting, dreaming, ploughing

Words ending in –ably

Adorably, valuably, believably, considerably, tolerably, changeably, noticeably dependably, comfortably, reasonably

PCSO's visit to speak about Racism, Discrimination and Equality for All

What makes a good friend?

28.1.22 Workers of the Week for Positive Attitudes: Alfie and Ayten

For more help with co-ordinates

Spellings to be tested Friday 4th February
Words ending in –ness
Fairness, tidiness, loveliness, silliness, nastiness, wickedness, worthlessness, willingness, carelessness, foolishness, absent-mindedness

Words ending in –able
Adorable, valuable, advisable, believable, desirable, excitable, knowledgeable, likeable, changeable, noticeable

Some of our Maths work on co-ordinates

21.1.22: Workers of the week for being great writers; Oscar and Oliver.


Spellings to be tested Friday 28th January 2022

-ious, -ous

Infectious, previous, obvious, tedious, serious, glorious, curious, poisonous, generous, prosperous,


Words ending in –able

Applicable, tolerable, operable, considerable, dependable, comfortable, reasonable, perishable, breakable, fashionable

Working hard on our new topic about Natural Disasters

Our shared poem based around the book flood

Finding references in the Bible to show how they relate to life today.

For pupils isolating due to Covid and are well enough to complete some work. Week beginnning 17th January 2022

14.1.22: Workers of the week for being great in Maths are Alisha and Kajus

Our New Topics this Term will include Electricity and Natural Disasters

For additional information and knowledge gathering try some of the following




Natural Disasters

Spellings to be tested Friday 21st January

Hyphens: To join compound adjectives to avoid ambiguity

man-eating, little-used, rock-bottom, wide-eyed, pig-headed, tight-fisted, cold-hearted, stone-faced, green-eyed, short-tempered


Suffix – er

Teacher, reader, driver, farmer, Londoner, islander, villager, voyager, manager, teenager, baker

Homework to be handed in on Wednesday 19th January 2022

Workers of the Week 7.1.22 for being Great Listeners: Aidan and Luca

Researching life in the trenches in WW1

Spellings to be tested Friday 14th January


Suffixes –ing, -ed,-en

Write, written, hope, hoping, hum, humming, ride, riding, ridden, carry, carrying, carried, disgust, disgusted, train, training


Hyphens: To join a prefix ending in a vowel to a root word beginning with a vowel.

co-operate, co-ordinate, co-own, co-author, re-enter, re-educate, re-examine, re-evaluate, re-energise, re-elect

Homework to be handed in Wednesday 12th January

Homework for week beginning 3rd January 2022

Home Learning

Spring Class Timetable

Home Learning Tasks for World War 1

Some of our Home Learning Work

3.12.21 Workers of the Week: Isabella and Colby for showing patience

Homework to be handed in Wednesday 8th December 2021

Spellings for Friday 10th December 2021

Words that sound the same but are spelt differently-homophones

Beach, beech, grate, great, herd, heard, knight, night, peace, piece, right, write, steel, steal, cereal, serial,

Adjectives ending in -ent into nouns ending in -ence/ -ency

Innocent, innocence, decent, decency, excellent, excellence confident, confidence, existent, existence

Science we are covering in our topic


Animal classification

Need help?

Multiplying fractions


Fractions quiz


Imperial measurements


Inverted commas - speech marks

26.11.21: Workers of the Week: Cruz and Nathanael for nurturing and showing love to others

Spellings to be tested on 3rd December 2021


inflation, vibration, dictation, temptation, education, expectation, conservation, creation, variation, pronunciation, punctuation, communication


Adjectives ending in -ant into nouns ending in -ance/ -ancy

observant, observance, expectant, expectancy, hesitant, hesitancy, tolerant, tolerance, relevant, relevance

What are our Missions in life?

It's hard work being Scientists! Using the Linnaean System to classify living things.

Find out more about World War 1



Need help with English?

How to use bullet points


How to use brackets


Need help with Maths

How to simplify fractions


Adding and subtracting fractions




Anti-Bullying Week: Posters

22.11.21 Indoor Athletics Competition: Vertical Jump, Speed bounce, Sprint, Seated Throw and Standing Long Jump

19.11.21 Workers of the Week for being kind. Tayzer and Ayten.

19.11.21 Homework to be handed in on Wednesday 24th November

Spellings for Week ending 26th November


Correction, construction, production, variation, resurrection, creation, pollination, examination, education


Year 6 words

Homophones & Near Homophones: Nouns that end in -ce/-cy and verbs that end in -se/-sy


Advice, advise, device, devise, licence(noun), license(verb), practice(noun), practise(verb), prophecy(noun), prophesy(verb)

19.11.21 We are Trainee Taxonomists, sorting and classifying animals.

18.11.21 A selection of our Newspaper Reports about our visit to Austerfield.


English support

Hyphens and dashes




Maths support



Unit and mixed fractions


Order of operations

16.11.21 Some final Topic work about the Titanic

12.11.21 Workers of the Week: Shining Lights Anish and Oliver

Spellings to be tested on Friday 19th November

Suffix -tion

reaction, subtraction, electrocution, promotion, devotion, composition,


Year 6 specific words

aggressive, hostile, awkward, obstinate, desperate, frantic,

disastrous, calamitous, marvellous, spectacular

11.11.21 Remembrance Assembly

10.11.21 If you want help with semi colons


Commas in sentences


Square and cube numbers


Multiples and factors



8.11.21 Austerfield Trip

We travelled to Austerfield today to support our science work about adaptation and habitats.

First, we identified different habitats and sorted animals to where we thought they lived. We discussed why they were suited and how they had adapted to their habitats. 

Then we walked around the reserve, finding footprints of various animals, fur, and other signs of what creatures might live there. We turned logs to find mini beasts and looked in trees for nests. The reserve has different habitats, evergreen woods, deciduous woods, ponds, sandy areas and grassland.

Following this we went into the animal house to get hands on with some real life creatures. These included giant millipedes, toads, cockroaches, stick insects, and snakes. The pupils really enjoyed the visit and learned alot.

Thank you to all staff involved , both at the centre and at school.

8.11.21 Trip to Austerfield to support our adaptation and habitats work.

5.11.21 Workers of the Week: Deep Thinkers Jackson and Tiffany

Spellings for 12th November

Words ending in y

Most base words just add y. Example crisp - crispy

Some double the last letter and add y. Example run - runny

Some ending in e drop the and add y. Example grease - greasy


crispy, smelly, cheeky, watery, fussy, fully, furry, fatty, runny, nutty,

greasy, hazy, lazy, smoky, stony

Homework to be handed in Wednesday 10th November

3.11.21 Need help with contractions?


Apostrophes for possession?




Prime numbers?



15.10.21 Workers of the Week for great listening. Dorian and Belle

Pumpkins for Halloween: Well done Peek a Boo AKA Lauren

Captain Edward Smith Portraits

15.10.21 Homework: Key skills, Grammar and Maths to be handed in 3rd November

14.10.21 If you need any extra help or practice

Expanded noun phrases


Fronted adverbials


Division with remainders


Short division



Spellings for week ending 5.11.21
-er and -est
quicker, quickest, nicer, nicest, riper, ripest, ruder, rudest, thinner, thinnest, happier, happiest, chillier, chilliest, crazier, craziest, luckier, luckiest

8.10.21 Workers of the week for showing Respect: Ollie and Mia



Spellings to be tested Friday 15th October 2021

Suffix –ing

Spending, enjoying, leading, writing, driving, deciding, staring, hating, coming, amazing, raising, running, clapping, planning, slipping, winning, sitting

Read for 20-30 minutes each day.

We are looking at writing a newspaper report over the coming weeks so if you can read articles and look at the features used then that would be beneficial to you.

RE work. Our Be-Attitudes

5.10.21 Need extra help and practice

Subordinating conjunctions


Coordinating conjunctions

Roman Numerals help sheet and practice activity (not homework)

4.10.21 Basketball Competition.

Following a series of lessons practising various aspects of basketball including dribbling, passing and shooting we competed in a mini tournament. We split into 6 teams and played each other once. Each game was played in good spirit showing a good degree of fairness. Team members chose their own person of the tournament for their teams. They were as follows: Ollie, Luca, Dorian, Tayzer, Alisha, Anish and Kajus.


The winning team were Team 4: Adam, Anish, Jared, Akal and Ayten. Well done to you!

1.10.21 Workers of the week for resilience Sophia and Patrick.

1.10.21 Homework to be completed and handed in on 6th October

Spellings for 8th October


Adorable, adorably, applicable, considerable, considerably, changeable, forcible, dependable, comfortable, enjoyable, horrible, horribly, incredible, incredibly


Read for 20-30 minutes each day.

We are looking at writing a newspaper report over the coming weeks so if you can read articles and look at the features used then that would be beneficial to you.

1.10.21 We visited The Cast Pop up Theatre today. What a wonderful show. The pupils really enjoyed their experience.

30.9.21 Some of our completed biographies about Captain John Smith


Need extra practise?

Relative clauses

Modal verbs


Multiplication and division

24.9.21 Workers of the week: Great concentration Nathanael and Jared

24.9.21 Homework to be done for Wednesday 29th

Maths: Complete the Maths sheets.

English: Read through the word examples for different types of word and grammatical terms that we will be looking at this year.

Complete the Grammar Hammer sheet.

Read for 20-30 minutes each day if possible.

Science: Research one of the scientists, Anaximander of Miletus, Empedocles, Epicurus, Zhang Zhou, Augiustine of Hippo, Al-Jahiz, Tusi, Ibn Khaldun, Alfred Walace, Erasmus Darwin, Pierre Louis Maupertuis about their ideas on evolution. Record on your sheet.

Spellings to be tested on Friday 1st October


Independence, independent, innocence, innocent, obedience, obedient, observance, observant, substance, tolerance, tolerant


Revision for column addition.


Revision for column subtraction.


Revision for factors, multiples and prime numbers.


Revision of passive verbs verbs.

Workers of the week 17.9.21: Good readers Lauren and Ben

17.9.21 Homework to be handed in Wednesday 22nd September

A reminder to find 10 facts about the Captain of the Titanic.


Read for 20-30 minutes per day.


Adverbs revision


Spellings to be tested on Friday 24th September

Expectant, hesitant, hesitancy, decent, decency, frequent, frequency, confident, confidence, assistance, assistant

16.9.21 Maths Practice on negative numbers

15.9.21 Some shared planning for a Charles Darwin Biography.

15.9.21 Homework

Find out at least 10 facts about the Captain of the Titanic, Captain Edward John Smith to support our biography writing in English. To be handed in on 22nd September.

14.9.21 Maths support and practice: Rounding


14.9.21 English support and practice: Verbs

Workers of the week 10.9.21: For making a good start Aiden and Akal

Homework 10.9.21

To be done for Monday

Find and record 10 interesting facts about Charles Darwin. 

Read for 20 to 30 minutes a day.

Spellings to be tested on Friday 17th September


Spelling Rule 38 - Endings which sound like /ʃəl/ (e.g. social, crucial... etc.)


official, special, artificial, partial, confidential, essential, beneficial, commercial, crucial, social, initial, potential

Homework 8.9.21 

Use BBC Bitesize


Have a go at pronouns


Review place value

Spellings to be tested on Friday 10th September
Spelling Rule 37 - Endings which sound like /???s/ spelt –cious or –tious

ambitious, cautious, conscious, delicious, fictitious, infectious, malicious, nutritious, precious, superstitious, surreptitious, suspicious, unconscious, vicious 

Timetable and subjects to be covered this year are included on the following documents.