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Bartley C of E Junior School

Year 6

Miss Townsend, Miss Collings, Mrs Lang and Mr Edwards welcome you all to the Year 6 page.

Our hope is for this site to become a good window for you to see some fabulous learning and also to give you an idea for what we are doing so you can help support your child at home.

Japanese Day

 To begin our topic of Japan, year 6 last week, had a Japanese themed day. We had a guest in school, showing us many Japanese traditions, including paper folding, Japanese writing, Manga animation and some children even got the chance to try on a kimono, a traditional Japanese dress.

Drama and role play sessions.

 Wherever possible, we are trying to include as much drama into out English lessons this year.  Below are a few examples of this, including a court scene during our 'Highwayman' topic and freeze frame activities during out topic on 'The Big Wave'.

Brenscombe Residential.

These are the first sets of photos from the Year 6 residential at Brenscombe.  As you can see, the children had so much fun and are, this week, writing to the staff, thanking them for such an amazing residential.

Brenscombe Residential. 

Below is the sun rising on day three of the year 6 residential. 


Autumn 1



This half term we are learning all about place value and using the four number operations. Please help support your child by giving them lots of opportunities to practise reading and writing numbers up to 10 000 000. Testing your child's times table knowledge will also be very beneficial - they should know them all up to 12x12 including the inverse. 



We are writing stories this half term for our Epic Citadel topic. We will also be utilising our upcoming residential trip to inspire us to write a variety of non-fiction texts.  



We are encouraging the children to read as much as possible at home starting now!  This week, each child should have brought home a blue reading diary.  If they can read on at least five out of seven days of each week, they will receive a merit.  Reading is the cornerstone for so much of a child's learning and it is vitally important that your child reads as much as possible.

Our class reader will be Wolf Brother, a tale of a boy caught up in a battle with a mystical wolf.

If you haven't discovered Bug Club yet, then make sure you have a look.  All the children have their login details and it is a great, fun way of moving on in their reading ability.



These are the National Curriculum spellings for year 5 and 6 - we will be working on these throughout the year alongside other spelling patterns.

Year 5 / 6 Spellings list


Below are a number of strategies to help children learn their spellings.