Welcome to Year 6


Welcome from the Year 6 team. We’re very excited about meeting everyone and getting started! 

There are lots of ways in which you can support children's learning outside of school. All Fairholme children have access to Purple MashMyMaths (online maths homework), Times Tables Rock Stars and Bug Club (online books and comics) for free! Please ask your class teacher if you do not have log-in details for any of these sites.

Our topic this term is...


A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’

Here is a suggested book list linked to the topic of A Child’s War

As part of our Design and Technology project, we will be choosing appropriate materials to produce models of Anderson Shelters, and investigating which shape is best to withstand a bombing.  Please can the children bring in a selection of different cardboard (e.g. cereal boxes, kitchen roll tubes, chocolate boxes etc.).  

In RE this term we will be focusing on Judaism

In Year 6, PE will be taught every Tuesday.  Please can children come into school wearing their PE kits every Tuesday and they will remain in their PE kits all day.  

Secondary School Applications

The deadline for secondary school applications is 31st October 2020. 

Please ask if you require any support with these applications.  

Our Teachers

We have three classes in Year 6:

Saffron Class, Scarlet Class and Sapphire Class

They will be supported and guided through this important year by:-

  • Miss Spencer
  • Mrs Coleman
  • Miss Benn
  • Miss Begum
  • Miss Nicholls
  • Mrs Bowyer
  • Mrs Botto
  • Mrs Malone 

all working together to help the children to achieve their full potential and to make good progress.

Mrs Coleman and Miss Spencer are our Year Group Leaders.

Click here to read our leaflet which outlines learning expectations for the end of Year 6.


50 Recommended reads for Year 6

Age 9-11: Books to read together at home

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us, then please do drop into the office to make an appointment to see us, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues. 

We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.

We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each week.

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well-hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.

In Year 6 homework is vitally important for the children, as it helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on during the week.

We urge you to support and encourage your children with their homework.

We will provide your child with a folder and Home Learning Journal for the adult to initial to show they have been practising their reading, maths and spelling skills.  We encourage the children to keep their homework folders in pristine condition, taking pride in, and celebrating, their home learning. 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be checked the following Friday.

It is really important the children get into good habits with homework in Year 6 to help them get ready for secondary school.

Children should have their homework folders and reading books in school every day.

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