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Y6 Victorian Day 25th March

Dear Parents and Carers,


Year six will be having a Victorian workshop day in school on Wednesday 25th March. The day will focus on looking at what life was like during the Victorian era. The day is set to be thrilling, with the children getting to experience what life was like for the Victorian children, what games they would have played and do an archeological dig. This day will be hosted in school by some special Victorian visitors. For the children to get the best out of the day we would like them to come dressed like a Victorian - to give the children the experience it will cost £4.

Please ensure that your child’s allergies and other medical requirements are up to date with the school office.


Thank you for your continued support.


Y6 Team

Y6 Victorian Day 25th March


Spring 2 week 3 - Singing Festival

The SSELP singing festival was absolutely wonderful! our Y6 pupils made us exceptionally proud, singing beautifully and representing our school well.  We hope that this project runs again next year - a fastastic opportunity for all!

Spring 2 week 3 - Singing Festival


Y6 Easter School

Dear Parents and Carers,

If you have received a text your child has been specially chosen to join us for Easter School. This is a fantastic opportunity to revise for SATs which your child will be sitting from the 11th May.

We will be practising Mathematics, Reading and SPaG tests, ensuring we close any remaining gaps in knowledge. We will also do sports activities and games, ensuring our children get adequate exercise over the Easter break.

Easter school is running on the following days during the Easter Break.

Monday 30th March 2020

Monday 6th April 2020

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Wednesday 8th April 2020  

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Thursday 9th April 2020  


Pupils should arrive at 09:00am and we will finish at 12:00pm each day.

Please make sure they have had breakfast BEFORE they arrive.

If you give your child permission to walk home alone, they will be signed out at 12:00pm. If you are collecting them, please make sure an adult arrives to pick them up promptly at the school office.

If your child does not arrive, and we have not heard from you by 09:15am, we will use the emergency contact numbers provided to ensure they are safe.

Pupils will be offered snack and drinks during each morning. We ask that you ensure they are not allowed to consume sweets or fizzy drinks before a session as this can affect their learning ability.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact school.

Yours sincerely

Year 6 Team

Y6 Easter School


Spring 2 Week 2 - World Book Day

World Book Day was the highlight of our week! We loved exploring and creating our own graphic novels, creating a piece of artwork in the style of ‘The Child of Books’ and sharing a story with our Y3 pupils. All this, whilst fantastically dressed as our favourite book characters - such a wonderful day!

Spring 2 Week 2 - World Book Day


Parents Evening

Parents evening will take place on Tuesday 17th March and Wednesday 18th March.  Please make your appointment via the parent mail app or contact the school office.

Parents Evening


Spring 2 Week 1 - Convey Characters

In reading, we have been looking at how authors convey characters feelings and personality in our class book, Street Child. Here are some examples of how we have used our inference skills to answer 3 mark questions

Spring 2 Week 1 - Convey Characters


World Book Day - 5th March 2020

Dear Families,


            On Thursday 5th March 2020 we will be celebrating World Book Day. This is a day where children throughout the world will celebrate their favourite authors and books.


To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a character from one of their favourite characters from their class books. If children choose to dress up, we are asking that they donate £1, which will then be used to buy new books for their book corners. If a whole class come dress-up then they get 2500 class points.


We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume. Any children who make their own costume will win a house point ball for their house.


Here are some websites to help you create a great world book day outfit.








Throughout the day, children will be taking part in activities based on the joy a book brings.  This is a special day where all around the word can share their favourite stories.  Your child may also bring in their favourite story to share with their class this could be as a reading a book, reading their own story or telling a story aloud from their family.


If any parents would like to tell a story in their home language to the children, please let your child’s class teacher know.


Thank you

Mrs Hodgkins

(Reading Lead)


World Book Day - 5th March 2020


Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

Year 6 have had a great start to 2020! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Victorians in our reading, writing and history lessons. We were particularly surprised to find out about child labour during this time, and feel very fortunate to have the rights and opportunities that we have today.  As well as this, we have found it very interesting looking at the social classes, comparing the lives and experiences of the rich and the poor. 


In maths, we have developed our knowledge and understanding of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and can solve problems using these skills. Next half term, we are looking forward to learning shape and measure, and revising key concepts ready for SATs.


In reading and writing, we have looked at descriptive writing, thinking about how authors engage and entertain the reader.  We have written a spooky tale based on Little Red Riding Hood using a variety of strategies to create suspense. We have also started to look at a persuasive piece of writing, focusing on child labour during Victorian times. 


To end this half term, we have engaged in E-Safety week, learning about and discussing the importance of keeping our personal information safe. We have also looked at the impact of cyber bullying and stereotyping in the media. Our class discussions were very interesting! 

Spring 1 Blog - Week 6


Y6 SSELP Singing Festival Trip 9th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,                                                          



As part of their wider curriculum, your child has been learning a range of songs from around the world. All Year 6 children have been chosen to perform their songs at the SSELP Singing Festival.


The performance is taking place on Monday 9th March 2020 from 1pm-2pm inside Sheffield City Hall. All children will attend a full day of rehearsals before the concert.  Your child will need to be in school at 8:40am in the morning, and they will then be escorted by their teachers to get the 52 bus to the city centre. The children will arrive back in school by 3:00pm.


As this is a special opportunity for the children, we would love to invite all Year 6 parents to come and watch. Tickets can be purchased from the school office for £1 per ticket. All proceeds go towards Sheffield Children’s Hospital. As there are multiple schools attending, we need to have numbers for tickets no later than Monday 10th February. Therefore, if you would like a ticket (maximum 2), please complete the form below and pay the office the required amount.


If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher or Mrs Oldham.


Thank you for your continued support.


Y6 team


I give my permission for my child______________________ in Y6________________

to travel by bus to Sheffield City Hall. 


I enclose £1.60 for the bus fare.


I would like to purchase ___ tickets (£1 each). 


Signed __________________________________


Relationship to child _____________________________________





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