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Year 6

Introducing the Year 6 Team


6EB – Mrs Bradley Class Teacher & Mrs Hart Class LSA

6SW – Miss Whittaker Class Teacher & Miss Thompkins Class LSA

Mr Huff (Year Group LSA) will be working across both Year 6 classes


This Term, in Year 6, our theme is ‘Witches, Wizards and Wonder.’ During this geography and history based topic the children will be learning about the human and physical geography of the United Kingdom. As well as this, they will learn about the counties, cities and other prominent landmarks. They will learn this geographical information through the journey that Harry Potter makes from London to Scotland en route to Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During this topic, the children will also learn about the history of magic and how it has been perceived throughout time. We have some exciting trips planned for this topic too.


In Art, we will be using, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ as inspiration for some ‘beast’ related art and D.T. projects.


To begin with, in our writing, we will be reading, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling as inspiration for our narrative writing. We will then move on to non-fiction writing in order to produce an information text for a new ‘Fantastic Beast.’


In Maths, the children will start the term by looking at number and place value before moving onto the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children will be learning and practising the methods for these operations, as well as developing their reasoning skills through problem solving and investigations.



The children are expected to read for at least ten minutes every day and they will be given a spelling rule to learn each week. The children are also expected to learn and practise their multiplications up to 12 x 12. By learning these they are improving their mental maths skills, which will have a positive impact on other areas of maths. The children will also be given a homework grid with a choice of challenges to choose from, mainly relating to their Tudor Times theme. A minimum of 3 pieces is expected each half term.


Please make sure your child has their home school diary in school every day.


PE and Forest School

On a Tuesday, Year 6 will have P.E. outside and will be learning Hockey skills.

On a Thursday, Year 6 will have P.E. inside and will be learning Quidditch skills.


The children need to have their PE kit in school every day during term time and it will be sent home with the children at the end of each half term. The children need to have a named Haydon Abbey P.E. T-shirt and black shorts. As the weather becomes colder the children need to bring in warmer clothes for PE outside. They need to have a pair of trainers in school and they can bring in black or navy tracksuit bottoms and a black or navy jumper. Please remember to give your child an extra pair of socks if they are wearing tights that day.


If children do not have the correct clothing in school they will be required to wear the spare PE kit we hold at school. 


If there is anything else you would like to discuss with your child’s class teacher they will be happy to make an appointment with you. Please contact the school office to book an appointment with your child’s teacher.


Incidentally, to help you to keep informed throughout the year, this and further newsletters will be uploaded to the school website.


All of the staff in Year 6 are looking forward to working with you and your children over the next year.


Mrs Bradley and Miss Whittaker