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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 6 2019 to 2020

Welcome to Year 6.

Teacher: Miss N Watson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs L DiManna

Autumn 1 Newsletter


Dear Parents/Carers,


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 topic this half term is ’A Child’s War’. A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Read the diary of Anne Frank. ‘Make do and mend’. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships.

Can I take the opportunity to remind you about the school visit to Eden Camp on Tuesday 17th September. Reply slips still need to be brought back and payments made via ParentPay. Children will need to bring a packed lunch for this school visit and wear correct school uniform with suitable footwear for walking.

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 newspaper report and diary entry. This will link closely to our topic and the class novel ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’. In maths the focus will be on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

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

In Year 6 home learning will be issued on a Friday and due back in the following Friday. 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.

Topic for Autumn term is 'A Child's War'

On Tuesday 17th September we visited Eden Camp. The children loved exploring the huts and learning about World War 2.

On Monday 16th September, children learnt about the Blitz. They created pieces of art work using a range of media. 

End of Year Expectations

Home Learning Expectations

Home learning will be issued on a Friday and due back in the following Friday when the children will complete their spelling test.

Children will be expected to complete:

  • Spelling Shed activity                                    
  • Times Tables Rockstar activity                     
  • Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts (below)
  • Read to an adult at least three times a week.  


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Recommended Reading List

Long Term Plan