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Year 6

Hello everyone and welcome to year 6!

Please see below for all the information you need to know about year 6 at Barnfields.

Meet the Team
Phase Leader: Laura Turton

Class Teachers: Laura Turton and Miss Quimby

Support Staff: Mrs Sutton

PPA Cover: Miss Hemming (P.E) Mrs Stevens (RE) 

Management cover: Miss Young

Key Information 

Homework is given out weekly in year 6. They will be given three pieces each week on a Friday and expected to have this ready to mark in school the following Friday.

Please encourage your child to read as much as possible outside of school. It would be useful for all children to read a range of genres and authors over the course of the year as this will develop their knowledge and understanding substantially. Additionally, their comprehension of a text can be tested via our Accelerated Reader programme used in school.

All children also have an individual login for TT Rock Stars.  It is imperative in Year 6 that children have a secure and quick recall of their times tables as it underpins many mathematical concepts.  TT Rock Stars can be accessed via the app, which is free to download or via their website: If your child has any issues regarding logins or passwords, please ask them to speak to their class teacher.

Our P.E. day is Monday and Tuesday. Children are required to come into school in their school uniforms and get changed into P.E. kits before their lesson. Kits can be left in school for the half-term.

Important Dates

Walton Expressions (Dance) show performance:  7th Feb pm

Maths morning club (selected children) Monday and Wednesday 8.15am commences Monday 9th January

Parent SATs information evening Monday 16th January 6.30pm

Curriculum in Year 6

Autumn 2022 

The autumn term is a very exciting one in year 6! We are currently enthralled in our ‘World at War’ topic. This term, we will be using Michael Foreman’s War Game and Shaun Tan's 'the Memorial' to stimulate our writing, and we have been enjoying 'The Skylark's War' as part of our Guided Reading sessions. In History, we will be finding out how the Great War started and looking at how propaganda encouraged so many men to enlist. We will support our understanding of the war by undertaking an in-depth study of Europe in Geography. Art will see us produce our own clay poppy sculptures and we will design and make our own pair of slippers in DT.  Additionally, we of course have our residential trip to Laches Wood just before half-term which we are really looking forward to.

Spring Term

We are really excited to be continuing our learning in the Spring Term with our History topic of World War II. We will be finding out about the causes of the war, key battles and dates, life on the home front and how it ended. Our reading curriculum is focused on the text 'Once' and we will be using a wide range of texts relating to the war as a stimulus in our Writing lessons too. Maths continues to prepare children for their SATs in May and their future learning at High School. Our topics this term include decimals, fractions, decimals and percentages, ratio, algebra and converting measures. In Art, we will be painting in the style of famous war painter, Evelyn Dunbar and in Science we will be looking closely at ways of classifying living things and evolution. Geography will see us further our understanding of the geographical make-up of the globe and in DT we will be constructing electrical alarm systems.

If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes,

Mrs Turton, Miss Quimby and Mrs Sutton