Year 6

We are very excited to be in our final year at Crackley Bank! We are determined to work hard and achieve our very best. Here in Year 6, we are suppored by Miss Hammond and Mrs Smart - we even get weekly visits from Ms Stevenson too!

Our Learning Focus theme for this term is ‘Where have all the miners gone?’ We will be focusing on the political side of the miners' strikes and what effect they had on our local community.

Our Independent Learning Activity for this term is to create a project around the miners' strikes. In Year 6, we can choose what this will look like. It might be a newspaper report, a diary entry from a miner or even some art work!

We already have lots to look forward to including a trip to the high school, Bikeability sessions and our residential trip to Laches Wood, so watch this space!


A few reminders:

* Water bottles –please make sure that children have water for inside the classroom and that water bottles are named.

* Reading books need to be in school EVERY day as the children will be using them each morning. Please continue to support us by reading at home (at least 10 minutes a night). If you do, can you please jot it in their reading diary.

* Tuck is available to buy from school ranging in price from 20p to 50p.

* Homework: This is handed out on a Thursday and is expected back the following Wednesday. English and Maths homework will be linked to the work the children have been doing in school. Homework also includes spellings, which will be tested the week after they were given out.  If the children need any support with their homework, they can come to me before Wednesday and we will work through it together.

*PE:  Remember that PE kit is plain jogging bottoms (no zips/logos) and either their team colour shirt or plain white. Team coloured shirts are available to buy from school at a very reasonable price. Please ensure that children have suitable trainers / plimsolls as well. Children must not wear earrings during PE sessions and they will have to remove any studs themselves. Plasters will not be accepted. 


Please find a list of links that are useful for SATs revision. They are full of handy hints, games, activities and practice questions to be done by the child alone or together.


The following websites will help your child practise for their Literacy SATs in a fun and interactive way.


BBC Bitesize

Spelling and Grammar Practise

Spell Zone


The following websites have games and activities to help the children practise the skills they will need for their SATs papers but in a fun an interactive way.

Maths Whizz - the children have their own log in for this

TT Rockstars - the children have their own log in for this

Count On

X Marks

Maths Playground

All Areas:

This website has some past papers you can look at with your child.

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!

IXL – This website has a range of English and Maths practice activities for your child to do on-line.


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