Class 6

Mrs L Swankie (Year 6 / Senior Leader, SENDCo)

Class 6 are our Year 6 children.  They are taught by Mrs Swankie.

Your children are very important to me and i am committed to providing a happy, safe and fun environment in which to nurture the children to reach their full, rounded potential. Please feel welcome to come to talk to me about any concerns you may have, ask questions or to share any information you may feel I need to know, in order  for us to work in close partnership for your child.


We have a very busy final half term planned. In addition to getting the play ready to perform for you, (which we are very excited about) we will be taking an enquiry based approach to our topic. Details of this term’s curriculum can be found in the topic web.topic web 2018


22nd June Eid party

29th June  History Dress Up Day

17th July Afternoon performance of The Jungle Book

18th July Evening performance of The Jungle Book

19th July Sports Day

23rd July House Park visits

25th July 9:15 Leavers’ Assembly   6pm Leavers’ Party


The children have made an excellent start to the term. They are focused and engaged in their learning and have been a delight to teach. In addition to preparing for end of KS2 SATS, we shall be learning about Africa.More details are contained in the topic web. topic web 2018

PE This term, PE will be delivered by Premier Sports on Tuesday afternoons. The focus will be fencing. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and appropriate footwear.


Monday 14th May English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 15th May English reading

Wednesday 16th May Mathematics papers 1 and 2

Thursday 17th May Mathematics paper 3

More details about SATS breakfast and Zumba will follow.

This week’s homework:

Due in Friday 27th April Design an A4 poster  weight reading scales


NSPCC Workshop 5th March 2018

The children showed their mature understanding of bullying and effects of their choices and the influence of peer pressure. The people from NSPCC were very impressed by both their knowledge and the way they conducted themselves and interacted in the debate. As usual

World Book Day (rescheduled) 9th March 2018

Thank you to all the children for the impressive costumes they made for World Book Day. We were really impressed with their book reviews and the way they read an extract from their favourite books. The class were keen to try their peers’ recommendations.

The children have made a very impressive start to the term and have shown an enthusiastic focus in their learning. This half term our whole school topic is Who Wants To Be A Scientist and year 6 are focusing on inheritance and evolution. More details of what we are learning this half term can be found in our class topic web. topic web 

Homework Your child will receive homework on Mondays which should be returned by the following Friday. Please record any reading you share with your child during the week in the children’s reading records. The children will continue to have spellings to practise at home, which they will receive on Thursdays. Spelling tests will also take place on Thursdays.

This Week’s homework 

Homework due in Friday 23rd March  Mini-Arithmetic-Test-3    determiners

Previous Homework due in Friday 9th March Mini-Arithmetic-Test-1  Adverbs adverbs 2

Previous Homework due in Friday 2nd March World Book Day Dress as a favourite character and prepare a book review

Half Term Homework  Make a costume for World Book Dressing Up Day

Homework due in Friday 2nd February Mary Anning    percentages prices

Previous Homework

Homework due in Friday 26th Januaryfrac dec per clauses

Homework due in Friday 19th Januarytypes of nounsx multiples of 10

Homework due in Friday 12th Januarydeterminers place value

PE This half term the children will  have  PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays your child will either need their swimming kit or PE kit. The children know which groups they are in. If your child is swimming and you would like them to wear goggles, please fill in the appropriate form at the school office. On Thursdays the children will be receiving skill development  and tactical coaching from Nottingham Forest.

Enterprise Week
The children have done a fantastic job seeing through their enterprise project from costing, production, advertising and merchandising.

Christmas Party

Thank you very much for the contributions of party food. We had a great time bowling. The children made very snazzy elf party hats.

Christmas Ice Skating

A great time was had by all.


Christmas Podcasts

This half term we have been learning about making Podcasts.

We have thought about Christmas traditions and how they might differ in our different homes.

Hannah, Emily and Cara

Ahmed and Rhianna

Archie and Elsie

Bodhi and Leon K

Danyal and Reuben

Fynn and Maya

Harry and Dante

Lana and Grace

Zainab, Gabriel and Jai



Christmas Baking

Thank you to Fynn’s mum  and Reuben’s mum for coming to bake with us. The children baked delicious biscuits and decorated them beautifully.

Christmas Dinner


Winter Music Assembly

Well done to all involved. You played and sang beautifully and got our Christmas celebrations off to a great start.


Autumn 2

This half term our topic has a social and historical focus and we have planned a number of cross curricular links. Please see the attached topic web for more information. topic web 17

PE This half term the children will continue to have  PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. From September 13th the children will have tennis coaching at Mapperley Tennis Club. On Fridays we will be developing balance, co-ordination and key skills through the REAL PE scheme. Your child will need appropriate clothing and footwear.

Class Dojo We will continue to use Class Dojo and look forward to sharing news with you through this app. If you need to update your contact details or would like to add your name to our mailing list, please come and talk to us about how to do this.

Residential Our trip to Edale was a great success. The children showed resilience, perseverance, a great sense of fun and were a joy to be with. Wonderful memories were created for us all.






Previous Homework

Due in Friday 5th October week 5 number-triangles  week five possessive apostrophes

Due in Friday 29th November week 4 dart-board times tables  week 4 local survey

Due in Friday 22nd September  week three homophones  week 3 column addition

Due in Friday 15th September week two contractions Week two PosandNeg numbers

Due in Friday 8th September week 1 house captain  week 1 place value