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 Mrs Kelly and Mrs Smart - we even get weekly visits from Ms Stevenson too!

Spring Term

Welcome back to another full to bursting term in Year 6.  We are going to be looking to ask "It's a Small World or Is It?" in our learning this term.  There is more information about this below in our Newsletter and Learning Overview.  If you need any other information please just pop in to see me. 




Try Something Different... 

Year 6 have really enjoyed trying different activities every day this week. We started off by learning how to cross stitch. We are still working hard to perfect this skill and are hoping to create some lovely Christmas cross stitch patterns, ready for the festive season!

Mrs Kelly taught us some Tap dancing steps - it was great fun! We've done skipping in pairs with ropes as well as learning how to complete a Sudoku puzzle.

Sonia and Alex taught us how to count to 10 in Polish, Kurdish and Hungarian - they were brilliant teachers!   Have a look at our gallery to see the 'teachers' in action! 


Year 5 and 6 Trip to Manchester Science and Industry Museum

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Year 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Manchester Science and Industry Museum.

In the Year 6 Forces and Flight workshop the children found out about Isaac Newton’s discoveries.  These included gravity and the laws of motion, how planes use and fight various forces in order to fly, such as the ‘Bernoulli effect’ and air resistance. Mrs Kelly even got to jump out of a plane!

The Year 6 children throughly enjoyed their trip and here are some of their comments: 

“It was really interesting to find out that Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity because an apple fell on his head!”

“All the exhibitions were really exciting – I really enjoyed the visit.”

“It was fun to find out more about the things we have been learning in school.



In Year 6 we've been learning about how to stay safe online and how to be "Share Aware." Our lesson today has looked a how quickly images can be shared - we've used pictures of a green dress to demonstrate this in school but we have talked about how this applies to their mobile devices at home. The children were amazed at how many times a small picture of the green dress could be viewed once a paper copy of it had been shared with just a few of the other children.

Please find the link to a Parents' Guide published by the NSPCC  HERE to help you to guide and support your child at home. 



Welcome back! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to a jam-packed year!

On our move up morning at the end of the summer term, many of the children expressed their nerves (and excitement!) for being in Year 6. It is an important year where the children will be expected to work hard; however it is essential that they enjoy themselves! If you or your child have any concerns, please do pop in or catch me on the door.

We will be attending the CCSC open day in a few weeks. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience a typical high school timetable, experience new subjects and ask lots of questions, ready for when they make their high school choices. Please look out for additional information coming soon!

For further information, have a look at our latest Newsletter. Here is also a glace at a few things we will be getting up to: 


Learning Focus and Our Home Learning Activity

Our Learning Focus theme for this term is ‘Up, up and away!’ Some of you may remember this topic from a few years back, however we will be focusing on the history of flight.

For your project this term, I would like you to create a flying machine. This could be a machine that already exists for example, an aeroplane, a hot air balloon, a rocket etc. It could be a machine that has not yet been invented! Let your imagination run wild! You can use anything to create your machine (recycled materials, papier maché, plasticine, Lego… the list is endless!)  We will be discussing the history of flight over the next few weeks so you will have something to think about.

Your project is due in on Monday 2nd December 2019 so you have plenty of time to get researching! If you need any help with your project, then please let me know.


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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