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Yr 6 - Derbyshire People

Meet the Year 6 Team!

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From right to left: Mr Miah, Mrs Belleh, Mrs Farrell, Mrs Mayat, Mrs Waring, Mrs Pratt, Mrs Gibb and Mrs Batsford

Knowledge Organisers - Our Learning this Year

This half term during our English lessons Year 6 will be studying an amazing book called 'There's a boy in the girl's bathroom' by Louis Sachar. The book will explore a number of themes including friendships, aspirations, hopes as well as achieving our targets. We will also be looking linking our geography work to the text which will be on understanding continents with a focus on America. 


Please take a look at our Knowledge Organiser for English which highlights the key concepts and learning the children will take part in this year. 

Crime and Punishment through the ages. 


This half term in Year 6 we have been learning about Crime and Punishment. We have explored the various institutions involved in Crime and Punishment including - society, government, The Police Force as well as The Judiciary.


Our children have been learning how crimes and punishments have changed through the ages, we've debated various crimes and their severity, we even got to interrogate police officers and ask them about their views and experiences! 


This week as part of our topic we went to The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. It proved to be a great day! The children learnt (and experienced) prisons from the past. Handled various artifacts in addition to meeting some gruesome and glorious characters from the past. 


Thank you for your support - we hope you have a fantastic half - term break!

The Year 6 Team

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The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Arrival by Shaun Tan 1 'An extraordinary book!'
The Arrival by Shaun Tan 2 What's happening in this picture?
The Arrival by Shaun Tan 3 Where has he arrived?
Key Dates

Preparing for SATS


As you know the children (and staff) are working extremely hard to prepare for the SATS. Thank you to all who attended our Y6 meeting as well as the Parent / Carers meetings. 

This year they will take place during W/C 13th May. 


To help your child prepare for SATS please continue to: 


- Listen to them read daily and encourage reading a wide variety of texts (fiction, non-fiction and poetry)

- Support them with their homework

- Make sure they are always encouraged to aim high and do their best!


Useful Links


There are loads and loads of resources online to help you - here are a few that you may want to explore....


Maths and English Practise

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.



BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.



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!



A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.



A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.



A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.



These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used



Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.



This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.



Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.



A range of English games and activities.



Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.



A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.


SATS Timetable

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