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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 6 2018 to 2019


Year six is a fantastic year for the children and presents many exciting learning opportunities. Autumn 1 is always a busy term as we get well and truly stuck into Year 6; we have lots of exciting learning and we will be looking for the children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude throughout their final year at primary school.


Our first topic this year is ‘Blood Heart’. This is certainly a gory topic and I think will be a clear favourite for both the children and the adults. During this topic the children will we will be investigating the human body, learning, in particular, about the circulatory and respiratory systems and about the human skeleton. The children will also have the chance to see a pig’s heart being dissected which it definitely not for the faint hearted!


Throughout the year we will be focusing on the basic skills across the curriculum. We will be encouraging the children to continue developing skills such as handwriting, reading, spelling and mathematics. In

English this half term the children will be producing a non-chronological report about the heart. This will link closely to our topic and the class novel ‘pig heart boy’. In maths the focus will be on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


The children will have a double session of PE every Monday. As well as this, children will complete the daily mile every afternoon.


In Year 6 home learning will be issued on a Wednesday and due back in on a Monday. The children will receive maths, spelling and reading. Their spelling test will take place on a Monday and they will be expected to read at least 3 times a week. I have stocked the classroom’s reading area with books so the children are able to bring them home and enjoy them with you or on their own.


We look forward to working with you and your child this year. Thank you for your support.


Miss Watson and the UKS2 team.