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Year 6



Well done to all of you; we couldn't be prouder of all your efforts.  You have continued to impress us with your positive attitude and motivation to learn.  You have all worked so hard, and you all have so much you to be proud of.  We too are incredibly proud of you all.  Just remember to do what you can do, when you can.  Be kind to yourselves.  Stay safe and smiley!  

Miss Wise, Miss Hulland, Mr Pask and Miss Cooper x


If you have any queries, please contact your child's teacher.

Here you will find all Home Learning Activities for the remaining summer term (June & July).

Please click on the Year 6 Learning Grid to be able to access materials for your child's home learning.

During the time that school is closed, we are setting you a selection of random challenges to try and complete.  Some will be easier than others and some will need you to be extra creative.  When we get back to school, house points and raffle tickets will be awarded.


For each challenge, you can write a quick note explaining what you did and/or take photos evidencing that you have completed it.  Any work can be emailed to your teacher (and maybe even shared on our class webpage).


Welcome to Year 6


Class Teachers: Miss Wise, Miss Hulland.

Teaching Assistants: Miss Cooper, Mr Pask.


We focus a lot on independence in Year 6 and parental support with this skill is crucial. Please ensure the children are taking responsibility for their homework, belongings and for making sure everything they need for their learning is in school on the days required.

Year 6 children should come to school equipped for their learning, this includes always having their book bag in school; their pencil case with a handwriting pen and pencil; their reading books and reading records. Although the school does provide some stationery, children are encouraged to be responsible for it and any losses or misuse by the children will mean they have to buy a replacement. 

They must also ensure they have their PE kit in school every day, as if it rains on our PE day, we will try to do PE on a different day.




What Your Child Was Learning in the Spring Term



Homework is set weekly on a Monday and to be handed in on the Friday.  The children will be given a small maths homework and small grammar homework.  We would like to ask that all children also read daily, practise their spellings from the lists that will be issued, and practise their times tables. The children will be investigating and practising spelling throughout the week in school; they will have a spelling test each fortnight (selected from a list that will be issued fortnightly). If you wish to do any additional Maths or Grammar work at home, please see our year group page on our school website, which has many links to online games and activities.


Reading is the key to ALL learning and it is even more important as children get older that they continue to read, as often they do not read to their grown-ups as frequently as they did further down the school. We encourage children to read their school reading books as well as material which they find interesting e.g. The Echo, a magazine or a book on a topic of interest to them as well as their school reading book. We encourage children to record any of their reading in their reading record themselves.


The children have been issued with a spelling log book, which can also be used for messages to and from home.


Spelling Lists

Spelling Y5/6 Lists

In Years 5 and 6, the following spelling rules and patterns will be taught:

  • Words ending -cious and -tious such as 'delicious' and 'superstitious'
  • Words ending -cial and -tial such as 'special' and 'partial'
  • Words ending -ant, -ance and -ancy such as 'hesitant', 'hesitance' and 'hesitancy'
  • Words ending -ent, -ence and -ency such as ‘patient’, ‘patience’ and ‘frequency’
  • Words ending -able / -ably and -ible / -ibly such as 'comfortable' / 'comfortably' and 'horrible' / 'horribly'
  • Adding -ing / -ed to words ending -fer, for example: 'prefer', 'preferring' and 'preferred'
  • Use of the hyphen, for example: 'co-ordinate', 're-enter'
  • Words containing ie / ei, for example: 'piece' and 'ceiling'
  • Words containing ough and looking at the different sounds this grapheme makes in different words, for example: 'enough', 'through', 'although', 'plough'
  • Silent letters in words such as 'doubt', 'thistle' and 'knight'
  • Homophones (words which sound the same but are spelled differently) for example: 'principle' and 'principal


The lists below are words that your child will be learning to spell throughout their time at Chickerell School. These lists are a mixture of words that we encourage children to use in their writing and words they can often misspell. The words run alongside other spelling objectives that we cover as part of our spelling lessons.

Listening Lions by Michael Rosen - performed by class 6SW

Learning Target: to perform a poem using a variety of techniques.

We thought about why we enjoyed listening to Michael Rosen performing his many poems, and wrote a ‘checklist’ for a really great poetry performance. Then we listened to Michael on his own video of 'Top Tips'. Using all these tips, we worked in groups to practise and then perform one of his poems: Listening Lions. We had a lot of fun in the process.

Michael Rosen's Listening Lions read by 6DH

Prior to our visit on Monday 11th November to see Michael Rosen, we studied a variety of his poems. 'Listening Lions' is in contrast to his usual comedic poetry. Josh said that the poem made him think about World War 1 and Jasmine commented that they could be listening to homeless people. We hope you enjoy our reading of the poem which we recorded using the Voice Memo iPad app.

Don't by 6SW

We enjoyed reading Michael Rosen's poem 'DON'T' and wrote our own rhyming nonsense lines. Here are our favourite lines performed as a class.
Class Charters

Each class has selected Articles from the United Nations Rights of the Child and worked collaboratively to identify how these Articles can be agreed and implemented at school. 





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