Year 6C

Happy New Year! Welcome back to Y6C with Mrs Catto and Miss Astle. We really hope that you enjoyed the Christmas break.

Our new topic will be WWII, where we will be learning about the time when the United Kingdom declared war on Nazi Germany in September 1939.

In English, we will be watching a video entitled, Beyond the Lines and using this as inspiration for our writing. Also, in order to write a non-chronological report, a recount, instructions, persuasive text and more, we will be reading Letters from the Lighthouse, The Lion and The Unicorn, and some extracts from Anne Frank’s diaries.

Here is a brief outline of what we will be learning in some other subject areas over the course of the Spring term:

  • Science – Light and Sight: Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
  • History – Significance: Confidently, identify historically significant people and events in situations.
    Understands and can explain, using evidence the reasons why people, events and developments are significant using sources as evidence. Cause and Consequence: to genuinely explain rather than list causes of key events. May dwell on one cause at expense of others but it is real attempt to explain not just describe.
    Sees consequences in terms of immediate and longer-term effects and can see that people were affected differently.
  • D&T – Textiles: Combining different fabric shapes (including computer-aided design)
  • RE – Learning from Islam Keeping 5 Pillars: what difference does it make?
  • PE – Netball and Cheerleading

Due to Government and school guidance, PE must be taught outdoors where possible; however, we have been able to ensure a safe indoor space is available for all year groups for at least one of their sessions. 

Your child is still required to attend school in their PE kit on their PE days, which will be Wednesday and Thursday. A full PE kit must be worn, which includes:

  • white t-shirt
  • black trousers
  • a jumper
  • waterproof jacket 
  • suitable trainers

As our Wednesday PE slot is designated to be outdoors, your child will be required to bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

As ever, we expect our pupils to read a minimum of 3 times per week at home and record them in their diaries, which will then be marked by Miss Astle on a Wednesday and registered in our file for future awards and certificates; therefore, it is essential that all children bring their diaries to school every day.

We have already had numerous children achieve their Bronze Award and two children gain their Silver too. Bravo! 😊

Along with home reads, weekly times tables tests will be delivered; therefore, children are expected to practice their times tables, whether that be online through Reflex Maths or TT Rockstars or even using paper and pen.

By the time children reach year 6, they are expected to be able to rapidly recall all of the times tables. Here at Flanderwell we teach them in phases (see the list below):

  • By the end of Year 2, most children are expected to know the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
  • By the end of Year 3, most children are expected to know the 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
  • By the end of Year 4, most children are expected to know the 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x tables.

During our spelling sessions we will be completing the previous year’s RWI spelling rules and we will begin the year 6 focuses, which are outlined in the table below. 

Year 6 RWI Spellings

Unit 1

Adding suffixes

fuss sprint rest jump hunt rent risk ask rust buzz

(ed, est, ing, ly, er)

Unit 2

Adding suffixes

trade cycle grime fade create fame tickle persuade confide appreciate 

(tion, ing, ly, ous)

Unit 3

Adding suffixes

achieve amaze beauty careful deceit definite flavour gentle

(ment, ful, ly, less)

Unit 4

Adding suffixes

admit begin commit forbid forget fun permit prefer refer regret stop wet

(ance, ed, en, est er)

Unit 5

Adding suffixes  

apply beautiful busy copy cry happy heavy hurry mystery rely reply spy try

(ied, ly, ness, er)

Unit 6

sh sound spelt ti or ci

direction explanation competition cautious especially appreciate ancient delicious spacious motion station  subtraction

Unit 7

sh sound spelt si or ssi

admission Asia collision comprehension confession decide discussion expanded explosion impression permission possession profession progression revision tension vision

Unit 8

Silent letters

autumn calm climb climbed column crumb doubt doubting gnarled gnaw gnawing gnome

Unit 9

Spellings ei and ie

achieve believe conceive ceiling deceive mischievous niece perceive piece protein receive relief shriek

Unit 10

Ending in -ible and –able

adorable comfortable considerable dependable possible visible reasonable reliable responsible terrible suitable understandable

Unit 11

Plural nouns  

addresses bonuses boxes coaches  compasses dictionaries dishes identities matches opportunities parties peaches

Unit 12

Plural nouns

buffaloes calves deer echoes geese heroes lives loaves mosquitoes people potatoes scarves thieves wolves woman


A typical school day will consist of the following:

Morning Job

Reading Comprehension


Break Time

Reflection/ Class Assembly Time


Lunch Time


Foundation Subject (PE/ Science/ History/ Geography/ Art/ D&T/ French/ Music/ RE/ PSHCE/ Computing)

Class Story

Home Time 

Homework will be sent out on a Friday and will be expected to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. If your child struggles with their tasks, then please do not hesitate to contact us either via a note with your child or through the Class Dojo app.

There are a number of websites that we use in school, below are the links for some of them: 

If you require log in details for your child then please request them via Class Dojo or via a note with your child.

Here are a few other websites for your children to explore in order to further their learning in other areas:

*Please note that new dates/ events will be added as and when

Key Dates:

Monday 4th January – Back to school

Thursday 11th February – Break up for half term

Friday 12th FebruaryINSET DAY

Monday 22nd February – Back to school 

Monday 22nd March – Teacher/ parent meetings (3.20p.m. – 6.30 p.m. and an opportunity in the week)

Friday 26th March – Break up for Easter holidays

Monday 12th April – Back to school

Monday 3rd May BANK HOLIDAY -School closed 

Tuesday 4th May – School open as usual

Monday 10th – Thursday 13th May – KS2 SATS: Children in Y6 will sit reading, maths and spelling and grammar tests

Friday 28th May – Break up for half term

Monday 7th June – Back to school 

Monday 28th June – Y6 Prom (5pm – 6:30pm

Tuesday 29th June – KS2 Sports Day (1:45pm) 

Wednesday 30th June – Y6 Fun Day Out (Venue to be confirmed) 

Friday 2nd July – Y6 Leavers Assembly