Year 6 2018 - 2019

Mrs Dickens

Welcome back to the Spring Term!

 Year 6



Welcome back to our Year 6 children. We have an exciting and busy term ahead! The children are already working hard, in this, our final year at Nantwich Primary Academy. 

This Term's Topic


Our topic this term is North America, with a particular focus on the Titanic and its voyage across the Atlantic. Already the children are showing a great deal of enthusiasm for this topic.

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We will be working on developing timelines which show the important dates of the voyage and thinking about which events were most significant. The children will have the opportunity to plot the course that the Titanic undertook and considering the different accomodation afforded to first, second and third class passengers. We will also be undertaking some Titanic based artwork! 

Our Class Book 


In English, we will be reading Rooftoppers. This is a very exciting story, which will keep us on the edges of our seats. We will be finding all about Sophie and what happens when she searches for her mum along the rooftops of Paris.


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Our Science topic for Spring term is Living Things and their Habitats. Children will be able to investigate the characteristics of different animals, grouping and sorting according to their similarities and differences. They will also be looking at micro-organisms and plants. Children will be able to come to their own decisions about why living things are classified in this way. Use the link below to learn about this fascinating subject:

Link to BBC Science Bitesize


Key Information


Physical Education


PE will be on Mondays each week. It is essential that the children have their PE kits in school each week. We will also be undertaking the Golden Mile and taking part in team and out of school sports activities.


Times-Table Rockstars 

Your child has an account on Times-Table Rockstars and should be practising on increasing their rock speed, though they may train in the garage area of the site to earn virtual coins and gain confidence (these coins are only used to change the appearance of their rock star's avatar, and have no actual monetary value.) Here is the direct link to the website:


Improving Reading Comprehension Online  

Your child also has an account on, an excellent website designed to test your child on a variety of reading extracts and quizzes based on these, which then tracks your child's progress and makes decisions on whether to increase or decrease the difficulty of the texts based on their answering of the comprehension exercises. 



Reading Diaries


All reading diaries need to be in daily and children should be reading at home at least three times a week. As an added incentive, we will be giving raffle tickets to those children who read at home and there will be a class prize each week. Add this to our Reading Rewards system and who wouldn't want to bury their nose in a good book!

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Other useful information:

Contacting me: You are very welcome to contact me through Class Dojo, through the School Office or by catching me at the end of the school day.  I am always happy to talk to parents /guardians, so feel free to drop by.


Water bottles: In the Summer Term,chicldren should bring their water bottle in to school, to help them stay hydrated during the day. If your child needs a school water bottle these can be purchased from the School Office for £1.  Water bottles should be washed out at the end of the day, and Year 6 children are more than capable of monitoring this for themselves.  

Sun-cream / Hats: Keep your eyes on the weather forecast if your child is susceptible to the intense sun during the summer term. Information about this may also appear on the school newsletter or via School Story on Class Dojo.

Snacks / Bacon rolls: Snacks are available at break every day, and bacon rolls for £1 on Fridays. You may pay for your child's bacon roll via the online payment system.

Homework: Weekly homework includes time to test yourself on TT Rockstars and ReadTheory, but your child also receives a spelling list and a half-termly Dojo Homework Project Challenge list. We will check through the homework books regularly, and talk with the pupils about the standards within them, giving dojo points where merited. Please remind them of the importance of not misplacing or mistreating their homework books.

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