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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 6 2020 to 2021

Miss Watson and Mrs DiManna


Homework Expectations

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

Children will be expected to complete:

  • Spelling Shed activity       
  • Maths Shed activity
  • Google Forms - children are expected to read at least three times per week                                           
  • Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts (below)


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Meet the Adults!

Miss Watson - Acting Deputy Head and Class Teacher Mrs DiManna - Learning Support Assistant

Questions and Answers from our transition zoom meeting

Do you seat us boy / girl? How are you going to seat us at first?

I sit you with children that you work well with and are supportive of your learning. This might mean boy/girl or it might mean you sit with one of your friends. 

What other extra monitors are there?

In Year 6 you get the apply to become a House or Vice Captain. You can also apply to become the school council Chair or Vice Chair. For this, you need to complete an application form and the children in the rest of the school vote for you. 

If you become a House Captain, you support members of staff during or after school to run house events. You will also support Mrs Potts in assembly by giving out house point certificates. To become a House Captain you need to be a fantastic role model and be able to lead a team. 

If you become Chair or Vice Chair of the School Council, you need to write a speech and read it out to the rest of the class. Y6 will then vote. The Chair leads the School Council meetings at lunch or assembly times and also gives updates in assembly to the rest of the school.

Do I have to dissect the heart of a pig? Is it compulsory?

During our 'Blood Heart' topic I dissect a heart in front of you. You watch, learn and then at the end, have the chance to touch it. You do not have to do this but I give lots of house points for courage, being brave and taking risks. 

What trips will happen?

I like us to visit Eden Camp for 'A Child's War' topic.

We also visit Crucial Crew which is a scenario-based trip. It takes place in a film-set environment, where educational inputs are delivered in a realistic setting. A number of companies help on this trip, which include; First Bus, Magistrates in the Community, St John Ambulance, South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership and South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

By now, I would have organised residential but due to the current situation, we are not allowed on school

trips where we stay over. My fingers are crossed that we go somewhere after SATs but I can't promise anything. 


What will our classroom be like?

As Y6 are the most independent, a lot of you will be given permission to walk home. This means that we won't have parents waiting outside the classroom. To make things easier, we are moving to the classroom which Y3 and Mrs Kay were in last year. That means that you will use the same cloakroom and toilets. 

What Will We Be Learning?

Long Term Plan

Overview of Blood Heart Topic

End of Y6 Expectations

Height and Weight Check

Please watch the video below from the school nursing team regarding the Y6 height and weight check. 

Other Information

PE - The children will have a double session of PE every Friday so they are to come to school in their PE kit (as  stated on the policy—no football shirts please). As well as this, children will complete the daily mile every afternoon.

ACCESS INTO SCHOOL:Sadly, we do not anticipate being in a position to be able to welcome parents into the school building in September. We have put safety precautions in place in our main reception for any parents needing to come to main reception. However, if you would like to speak to me, please    access reception and make an appointment.

WHOLE SCHOOL EVENTS:There will be no whole school events for the Autumn term. This will mean there will be no whole school assemblies or express events. We are in the stages of exploring ways we can celebrate these events AND include parents and carers by revisiting the virtual world that we have relied on so much over the past few weeks.

CLASSROOM CHANGES:in order to ease congestion outside the current year 3 and year 5 classroom, we have made the decision to move year 6 into our current year 3 classroom. This is round the back of the school just past the bike shed.

PERSONAL ITEMS:Children will be encouraged to bring minimal items into school. We will ask them to bring a labelled water bottle into school on the first day back. We request that this is left in school for us to clean and refill at the start of each day.



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