Year 6

Year 6 - Miss Spencer

Our Teacher is Miss Spencer and Mrs Grace works with us too.

Key information

PE: Monday and Wednesday

Spelling test: Wednesday

Homework due day: Friday

Please make sure PE kits are in school on Monday and left in school until the weekend.

Indoor kit; Black shorts and a White polo shirt

Outdoor Kit; warm tracksuit and trainers

We've been getting into the spooky spirit for Halloween in Year 6. We used chemical reactions to make a Vampire's blood-drop lava lamp and we made (and ate!) Witches fingers biscuits. We also used watercolour paints to create some beautiful pumpkin art work, which the children are justifiably proud of. Finally, we made and iced Halloween cupcakes, topped with Oreo spiders!

On Spanish Day and we had a fabulous time! We all tasted a variety of tapas, including chorizo and olives. We also looked at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and made our own models.

In Geography, we are learning how to read a map, using all the symbols. We are also using 6 figure grid references to pinpoint places accurately. We've been using Ordnance Survey maps of the local area and finding lots of familiar places!

In Art, we've been looking at the work of Picasso and recreating our own portraits in his style. We used blocks of bold colours on our final pieces - we think they look fabulous!

Our History lessons are all about the Vikings. We've found information from a variety of sources and we've also made Viking longships.

On Safety Day, we focused on staying safe on the roads. We wrote an argument, discussing the pros and cons of allowing primary school children to walk to school by themselves.

Leavers Gala

What a fabulous night we all had to celebrate all the hard work our Year 6 children have done this year! Mrs Silverwood and Mrs Craddock transformed the hall into a magical tropical paradise and the children entertained us with songs, poems and their very own video about life at Shafton Primary Academy.


Trip to York

Trip to the National Media Museum

As part of Year 6’s Geography topic on South America, we brought the streets of Rio to the corridors of Shafton Primary Academy. We had a fabulous fun-filled day, which included mask making, designing and creating our own carnival T-shirts, salsa dancing and baking savoury empanadas, which were delicious.

Our Reading Area

We read everyday in Year 6, from a range of texts including modern fiction,

classics, poetry and non-fiction.

All the children have been given a recommended reading list and lots of the books on the list can be found in our classroom library.

Children are expected to read at least 3 times per week at home to an adult and reading records must be brought to school every day.

We always work hard and try our best!

We've been using circuits to make electrical games. Come and have a look in our shared area and see if you can make the bulb light up...

Our classroom has its own ICT area, so that we can access laptops and iPads in every lesson. We are lucky enough to have robots in school to program, control and debug.

During the Autumn Term we will be learning about:

Geography - six figure grid references and mapping

History - The changing role of the monarchy in Britain

Science - Electricity

Art - Picasso