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Owls - Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Owls Class

Welcome to Owls Year 6 2020-21

Class teachers: Miss Pitt

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hancock and Mrs Piggott 


At Mount Wise, we continue to following a Storytelling approach to teaching creative writing and drama. In our Summer term, we will be writing poetry, narratives, explanation texts and speeches. These will link to our topics across all subjects (History, Geography and Science).  



Science - Animals including Humans


In this topic, we will explore how our circulatory system works and how water and nutrients travel through animals and our bodies. We will identify and compare the vital organs and understand how our heart pumps blood around our body. We will learn about our heart rate and how to measure our pulse. We will learn about our resting heart rate and activities and habits that can improve and hinder our heart rate. We will explore what it means to be healthy and what can should and should not do to look after ourselves in the best ways we can. 




History - Ancient Egyptians 


This term, we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians and understanding their role in our world today. We will explore the achievements of this earliest civilization and learn about where and when they first appeared. We will learn about Ancient Egyptian's Gods and Goddess, their mummification process and its importance as well as Tutankhamun and the significance of the Nile River. 




Things to Remember:

Reading books and records need to be in class EVERYDAY.

Our PE day is Thursday- we will have a PE lesson and complete our weekly mile on this day. Please wear your PE kit to school for the entire day

Spellings take place in school everyday

Homework is set on Fridays and is to be handed in by Fridays. You will be notified it there are any changes to this.

SATS week 

There are no official SATS this year due to Covid-19. However, school assessments will still take place in the Summer term. Please ensure your child knows there times tables up to 12x12 and can solve using all four calcualtions. 



Homework continues to be an integral part of our learning experience in Year 6. All children are set homework tasks on a Friday, which are then to be handed in by the following Friday. Homework always includes a reading comprehension task, a maths-related task which links to learning in class that week, a grammar-related task which links to learning in class that week and 3 weekly spellings which all children will also be learning in class. Please also ensure that your child reads at home at LEAST 3 x weekly.


All children are expected to complete their homework. If a child fails to hand in their homework, it is expected they catch up on their work in their free time in school.

Home Learning - Week Beginning 8th June 2020


Hi Owls, 

As most of you are attending school on a part time basis, all work will be taught to you or given to you as homework to complete. All children remaining at home will have their work delivered to your house. Below is a few documents and links that you might find useful to complete the set work this week - the work will not be posted online anymore as you will all receive a physical copy of it.


Keep smiling

Mr Brooks, Ms Farrar and Mrs Hancock

Home Learning - Week Beginning 1st June 2020


Hi Owls,

This week marks the week that many of you will be returning to school on a part time basis. If you are in school, you will be taught for two days, and for the remaining school days, you will be given work in school to take home and then complete. 

If you are not returning to school, you will be delivered a learning pack to your home address each week. The website from now on will contain the same content and some additional links to the work you will be sent. 

Please note that Monday 1st June 2020 is a Teacher Training Day


See you soon (hopefully)

Mr Brooks, Ms Farrar and Mrs Hancock

Half Term Week - Week Beginning 25th May 2020


Hi Owls! This week would have been half term week and our school is closing for the first time since the pandemic started for a few days. This week I'd like you to make the most of the beautiful weather that is forecast and spend time with your families. I will hopefuly see some of you in school next week!


Missing you all

Mr Brooks, Mrs Farrar and Mrs Hancock


Thank you for your submissions to the Bedtime story competition - the winners will be announced shortly!

Home Learning Week Beginning 18th May 2020


Hi Owls, 

I hope you've had an enjoyable week and have managed to get outside in some of the wonderful sunshine we've been having. As you may be aware, school will be open to Year 6 pupils from Tuesday 2nd June: we will be contacting your families this week to talk about our arrangements for that. In the meantime, your home school work for this week can be found below.


Hopefully see you soon

Mr Brooks, Mrs Farrar and Mrs Hancock

Home Learning - Week Beginning 11th May 2020


Hi Owls! Well today would have been a very important week for you in school - the start of SATs week! You were all making such great progress towards these tests and I'm sure you would have all done brilliantly in them too. 


To mark this week and make it special, I have set you a choice of weekly challenges in the document below. How many of these fun challenges can you complete during the week? It would be great to know how you get on


Missing you all 

Mr Brooks, Mrs Farrar and Mrs Hancock

Home Learning - Week Beginning 4th May 2020


Hi Owls! I hope you've had a good week and made the most of your daily exercise to get out of the house each day. You should now have all recieved a new home learning pack - it was great to see some of you whilst I delivered them. These packs are for you to use when you can, to keep on top of all the core skills you'll need for secondary school. Complete them at your own pace.


I'm now reading 'The Last Spellbreather' at home. You need anymore reading books, please contact school and we'll arrange something for you.


Well done to the following children who quizzed on AR at home last month: Melissa, Maria, David, Summer, Ebonnie, Kassim and Shay


Best wishes

Mr Brooks, Mrs Farrar and Mrs Hancock

Home Learning - Week Beginning 27th April


Hi Owls! Another week of home learning for us all. I've finished reading 'Boy in the Tower' and have also finished reading the new David Walliams book, Slime!

I hope you're all keeping safe and well. Please find attached work for home learning this week - you should also be receiving a home learning pack delivered to your home address. 


Web links to support home learning are also provided


Thinking of you, 

Mr Brooks, Mrs Farrar and Mrs Hancock

Home Learning - Week Beginning 20/4/20

A great big HELLO to all of Year 6! I know times are hard at the moment and that you're probably really bored with staying in at home, but hopefully we can see each other soon. It's really important that you keep learning at the phenonomal rate you were at school, so please complete the following tasks at home this week - in addition to reading 30 minutes a day, of course. I'm currently reading 'Boy in the Tower' by Polly Ho-Yen.

Missing you all,

Mr Brooks, Mrs Farrar and Mrs Hancock

Ancient Egyptians


Our topic this term in the Ancient Egyptians. Please complete the "What Do I already know" sheet before completing the timeline, location of Egypt and reading comprehension activities. Here are some links to information about the Ancient Egyptian Timelines.



This week we will focus on writing stories based in dry, desert areas. To do this, we need to be able to gather vocabulary linked to these environments. Each day you will be set work a piece of work to complete below. Monday is based on vocabularly buliding. Use the Internet to help search for interesting words or for synonyms for words like hot or empty.

PE Challenge for this week - can you beat Mr Brooks?

Computing at home:

This Summer term children have a project for computing where you will make a game using coding. In this project, children will use Python 3 and the software ‘trinket’ to learn how to make a program that plays Rock, Paper, Scissors using variables and conditional statements.

Project part 1: You need to open and sign up to – Explore projects – Python – Module 1 (This is free)

Project part 2: Now complete the ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ module

  • Can they create their own flow chart?
  • CHALLENGE: Download trinket Can you use this software to write your own coding and create your own version of rock, paper, scissors.

Use Python 3 unit on RasberryPi website to see the step by step coding on their rock, paper, scissors game.

Welcome to the Summer Term 2020!


Welcome to Year 6. This term our class topic is 

'Ancient Egypt'.


In our English sessions, our daily Accelerated Reading sessions will help us to improve our reading skills, especially alongside additional comprehension sessions. In Storytelling sessions, we will be learning about a range of genres: playscripts, narratives, discussion texts etc.


In History, we will be learning about Ancient Egypt and it's impact as an ancient civilisation, including its impact on the geography of the river Nile. This will focus on their culture, religion, use of leadership and democracy.



Our Science lessons will be focusing looking at Humans, in particularly the circulatory and immune system.









Year 6 Expectations and Information for Parents

Y6 Curriculum Documents