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Bitham Brook Primary School

In a community of kindness where all belong: be positive, be resilient, be creative

Year Six

We have two year 6 classes- Mr Perry and Mrs Sampson & Mrs Martin



     Mr Perry- Owls          Mrs Sampson &

                                       Mrs Martin- Robins  


Support Staff - Mrs O'Hare, Mrs Dallimore, Ms Castle, Mrs Bullingham and Mrs Horton.


Term 3

Welcome back Year 6. We hope you have all had a great break. Please can you make sure that your child has a water bottle and that they have their name on everything so that they are easy to find. Please can we also remind you that the children will not need to bring in pencil cases or stationary as this will be provided in class, and that toys and valuables are kept at home.

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Please can you ensure that your child has a water bottle with them in school. 


We are a close team across both Year 6 classes, and group for maths and writing.  In this way children become familiar to moving classes as they will in secondary school.




Spellings will be handed out on the first Monday of term.  We will not be testing weekly but instead every 4 weeks.  Spellings can also be found on the school website.


Please continue to read at home.


SATS question books will be sent out as homework every Thursday. It will either be English or Maths. Please return these on Mondays. 


PE Days


When the children have PE they should continue to wear their Bitham Brook PE kit into school with the school jumper over the top.  Please note the Bitham Brook PE kit is a plain white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit with trainers.  Other sports clothing is not acceptable as it is important that, as a school, we have pride in our appearance.  It is important that children do not attend school in casual clothing as we want to maintain the children's sense of education being important, pride in their appearance and belonging to Bitham Brook.


Children will have PE on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that children come to school int heir Bitham Brook PE kit on these days. 


Tuesday- Netball (indoors)

Wednesday- Dance

Thursday- Netball

Kensuke's Kingdom, by Michael Morpurgo


Year 6 learning this term



Term 3 is a short term and we will continue our learning of decimals with a focus upon the multiplication and division of decimals.  Weeks 3 and 4 will concentrate upon the calculation of percentages and the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentage.  Week 5 and we will start our coverage of algebra.



Our class book this term is Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This is a lovely story about survival, trust and friendship which is centred around a young boy and his dog being shipwrecked on a desert island.



Our writing, as always, is linked to our class book, Kensuke’s Kingdom. The pupils will learn how to write an autobiography, focussing on the explorer and survival expert Bear Grylls, and then will be writing a formal letter based around one of the events that happened in the book.



Celebrating Difference – we shall be looking at a diverse range of situations where differences between us often result in problems and issues. Occasionally, differences between people are beneficial and are celebrated.  A look back in human history will give clear examples where a person’s colour, ethnic background or religion have led to conflict and compare these differences to cultures and society of today.



In science, we will be looking at light.  At the end of the unit the children should be able to recognise that light travels in straight lines and understand why.  They will study reflection and why we see things in a particular colour.  This is a very hand’s on unit which we think the children will very much enjoy.



This term we will be painting. We will experiment with different mediums to represent water.  They will learn about depth, shade and intensity.




On the move – This term in geography we are plotting the migration of early humans from their place of origin to the current day where we occupy almost all regions of land on Earth.  Paying particular attention to why and how this migration has occurred and effects upon environments due to human movement, activities and settlement.




We will use Purple Mash, this term, to explore Microsoft Excel.  We will look at how to construct spreadsheets and to utilize and interpret these.



Physical Education

In PE, we will be focussing again on the sport of Netball, building on the range of passing and footwork skills that were developed in Term 1.  We will

have weekly gymnastic sessions within the school hall focusing upon movement as well as developing skills.



Religious Education

We shall continue to look at the religion of Islam this term, focusing upon the beliefs of a Muslim and how these beliefs are included within their daily lives.



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