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Year 6 - Swordfish

Class Dojo

Thank you to all of our Year 6 parents who have signed up to our Class Dojo. It is an excellent way of sharing information about what we have been doing in class each week and as a means of communication with you all on an individual basis. We hope that you also find it useful to keep track of your child's learning attitudes and behaviours. It is wonderful to see that across Key Stage Two we are having so many interactions with parents through Dojo: we know how difficult it is to speak to working parents face-to-face each week. 

Welcome to Year 6 - Swordfish Class!


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Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Mummies Mystery and Magic

This term we are learning about Ancient Egypt in history and the importance of the River Nile in Geography.

For our end of Year 6 show we will be reading and performing Shakespeare's Macbeth with a musical twist.

Please take a look at our topic map.


Amazing Amazon Topic Map

Year 6 have discussed British Values and this is our class interpretation.

Year 6 have discussed British Values and this is our class interpretation. 1
Year 6 have discussed British Values and this is our class interpretation. 2

Just a few of our British Values posters

Just a few of our British Values posters 1
Just a few of our British Values posters 2

Practical maths

Practical maths 1 The area of a triangle is half that of a rectangle
Practical maths 2 The angles in a triangle=angles in a straight line
Practical maths 3 Using tangrams to explore area
Practical maths 4 Using tangrams to explore fractions

Autumn Term.

Autumn term topic: Friend or Foe, learning about WW1 at home and on the front line for the first half then WW2 after half term with a focus on our locality, with the Fort Henry Bunker at Studland and Tyneham Village, which was requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence in 1943.

Much of our English work links with the topic and we are currently reading John Boyne's 'Stay Where You Are and Then Leave', from which we are learning lots of historical information. We will be writing letters and diaries from the trenches, newspaper reports, biographies and more. 

In maths, for the first half term, we will be focusing on numbers and their values (up to millions and decimals), calculating efficiently in all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and developing reasoning skills alongside. In the second half term we will be securing understanding of fractions: simplifying, comparing, sequencing, multiplying, dividing by whole numbers,and equivalence with decimals and percentages.

 In Science we are learning about light and how we see things, then electricity (comparing and giving reasons for variations in how components function).

For RE we are looking at making sacrifices and heroic acts, as well as Judaism in the second half of term.

We will be using the work of  brothers John and Paul Nash and their representations of the WW1 fields to inspire our art work. (Paul also lived in Swanage from 1934-1936). 

PE is gymnastics and dance; ICT is coding; Jigsaw (PSHE) Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference. In music we are using Archie Dobson's War from the BBC and World Unite/Journeys (A&C Black scheme).



Our visit to Bovington Tank Museum: WW1 trenches experience and 1940s house

Talk for writing

Click on the link below to our school 'Talk for Writing' page where you will see examples of our text maps and a video pf Y6 telling a warning story - The Canal.

Persuasive writing text map - Healthy Eating

Persuasive writing text map - Healthy Eating 1

Organisational matters

We have PE on Wednesday Mornings with Mrs Webster and Friday afternoons with Mrs Nwabueze .


Mrs Nwabueze is joined in class by Mrs Dooley Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 



You can keep in touch with the homework tasks set via Class Dojo.


Homework will generally consist of a weekly maths task, which may be paper based or on the computer using ixl. Any additional practice that is made at home through ixl and Times Table Rock Stars will aid progress in this important year. It is essential that everyone knows their times tables facts (there is a link to an excellent website with multiplication games at the bottom of this page).


There will usually be an English task too, which will typically be a grammar activity, as well as spellings. It is important to spend a few minutes each day practising spellings as little and often is the best way to retain information. Of course, reading often and as much as possible is the key to success in English. The best readers generally have the best ideas for writing. Reading opens the mind to new wonders...



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