Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6 are taught by Mr Edwards. Year 6 are very lucky to have two outstanding support staff working in our classroom: Miss Potter and Miss Thomas.

Curriculum: This term's topic is 'The World at War', Some of the books we will be reading in English have themes of war and commemoration to instill an appreciation for the great sacrifice and bravery during these global conflicts as well as exploring questions of the morality of war. We have a broad and varied curriculum at Firbeck and would encourage you to please look at our class subject sub-pages to view children's work across the curriculum. Here you will also find pictures and work relating to special events including visitors and trips out of school.


  • PE

PE will take place every Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that children have their PE kits in school on all days as PE sessions may take place during none scheduled days. PE kits consist of black shorts, a white top (no logo please), suitable trainers or pumps and all jewellery must be removed.

  • Homework

Year 6 children will be given a piece of Maths and English homework every Friday. The expectation is these tasks will be completed over the weekend and returned to school by Wednesday morning. In addition, Year 6 Spellings will be sent home each Friday and a test will be carried out the following week. Maths homework will be directly linked to the work covered that week so the children should be familiar with the area of maths.

  • Reading

I would also like to take this opportunity to reinforce the importance of children reading for at least 20 minutes every day. Reading is vital for your child’s success and it helps enormously in their writing.

  • Home/School Contact

In order for us to monitor and inform you on reading, homework tasks and school events, each child has been issued with a personal planner. It is an easy and effective way for us to communicate. Please sign the Home/School agreement. Please check your child’s planner on a daily basis. Children must look after their planners because if they lose/damage them, a new one will be issued at a cost of £3.

If you have any further questions or worries, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can catch me at the end of the day, as I dismiss your child, if you would like to have a word face to face.

November 2019


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