Year 6

Class Page for Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 class page. 

Can you believe it is your last term here at Tachbrook before you embark on the next exciting chapter of your school life?

We are so proud of how hard the children have worked and how responsible they are towards school life and work.  We have lots of excting and engaging activities in store this term.

In English, we are focusing on reading: improving our inference and deduction skills and looking at word meanings.  Our written work will be based on the book 'Holes' by Louis Sacher (please avoid reading this before or, if you have already read it, don’t give away the story line or any facts you might have found).  We also look forward to solving a murder mystery using a range of formal and informal texts and writing narratives using a flashback.  Much of our work will involve looking at various sentence structures, exploring the use of powerful vocabulary and using sophisticated punctuation to help us to write different genres of text.  A short unit on the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, which links very closely to our History and Geography topic (see below), will be something to look forward to during the term.

Our Maths work will involve a more investigative format, where problems and puzzles will be solved using and applying all of the mathematical concepts learnt over the year.  This will include group work, as well as paired and independent activities. 

 In History, we are finding out about the impact of Tudor exploration on life in Britain today.  We will study the life of Sir Francis Drake and look at the differences between life in Britain for the poor and rich during the Tudor era. The topic links very closely to our Geography unit on ‘Shakespeare Stratford’, where we will find out why people visit Stratford upon-Avon and the links it has with William Shakespeare. During this topic we look forward to visiting Stratford to work with actors from the RSC on the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and also to carry out a fieldwork study on the impact of tourism in the town, using map skills and tally charts.

Use this link to access the Ordnance Survey website: a fun and interactive site which explores map skills.

Next, we will continue our topic in Food Technology, where we will use different types of seasonal vegetables in recipes for quiches, to be served with a healthy salad.  We will prepare the vegetables ourselves, following kitchen safety and hygiene guidelines, before cooking and serving our quiche to an adult (for them to evaluate after they have tasted it).  We will also be selling some of our produce at the annual BT Food Festival – make sure you arrive early before it's all gone!

Find out which vegetables are in season and try growing your own at home (click on the picture below) :


 After half term, we will begin our topic on classification in Science.  More information and web links will follow soon.

We now have a fantastic class blog, which is accessible to the rest of the school, created in our computing topic ‘We are bloggers’.  Thank you to the 'bloggers' who have kept this up to date in your lunch hours; we are really enjoying reading about the exciting activities in Year 6, as well as your jokes, riddles and book reviews.

We are looking forward to our final chapter at Bishop’s Tachbrook School as we embark on an enjoyable and successful summer term in Year 6 and thank you for your continued support.

 If you need to contact the Year 6 class teachers, please use the email addresses below (although if it is an urgent matter, please contact via the main school office) :

Mrs Pepin

Mrs Boak



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