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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 6

    Who’s in the class

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    Mrs G Bland
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs C Bamford
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Nightingale

This term our topic is:
Why Was The Islamic Civilization (around 900AD) Known As The Golden Age?


Welcome to Year 6

Summer 1

Mrs Bamford will be teaching every Monday, and Mrs Bland teaches Tuesday - Friday. 




This term our topic is linked to History: Ancient Islamic Civilisations.

During this topic we will be answering several key questions:

  • What can you find out about the ‘House of Wisdom’ and what did this ‘Golden Age’ give the world?
  • Who is the Prophet Muhammad and how was he associated with the Golden Age?
  • What part did the ‘Golden Age’ have in improving health care?
  • What can you discover about the art and culture of the ‘Golden Age’ and can you make your own paper?
  • Why did the ‘Golden Age’ come to an end?


As you will know, the Y6 children will be taking the Key Stage 2 SATs tests.

Key dates:

Monday 9th May: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Tuesday 10th May: Reading

Wednesday 11th May: Maths Paper 1 & 2

Thursday 12th May: Maths Paper 3


We are balancing preparation for these tests with plenty of fun in other areas of the curriculum!

English: biographies, narrative.

Maths: Ratio and proportion, Properties of shapes, Statistics.

PSHE: Resilience and relationships.

Music: Charanga – You’ve Got a Friend.

RE: Beliefs in action.

Spanish: Mi familia (My family).

PE: Cricket.

ICT: Book creator.


PE will still be on Thursdays.

Reading diaries are collected on Thursdays -please make sure at least 3 reads have been signed every week.


Boosters are running for the first three weeks of term (3.15-4.15pm) – all welcome.

Tuesdays: Reading

Wednesdays: Reasoning

Thursdays: Arithmetic

Welcome to Year 6


We hope your child enjoys their time in our class. Please read our Topic section to see what we'll be doing this term! 


Should you wish to access any further resources in addition to those provided by school, here is a list of recommended sites. 



White Rose Home Leaning:

Times Tables Rock Stars:

Top Marks:

Maths is Fun:



BBC Home Learning:

Bug Club: (your child will have been given an access code)





In KS2, children will be asked to complete the following pieces of homework on a weekly basis: 

  • Spellings
  • Times Tables Rock Stars (3-4 mins per day)
  • Read at least 3 times a week

In addition to the above, you may be asked to complete topic-based homework such as a piece of art or conduct some research at home. When this happens, your class teacher will post instructions via the class Dojo page. 




Times Tables 

Every child in Years 2-6 have their own Times Tables Rock Stars log in which can be accessed via: It is recommended that they take a little and often approach, aiming for 3-4 minutes, 5 times a week. The children will be rewarded with certificates- if they earn them- every Thursday. In order to move up to a new Rock Status, they need to play on ‘Studio’. After every 10 games, a new average score will be calculated which may lead to a change in their status.


Your child will bring home a book banded book in addition to a library book. The book banded book gives you an indication as to where your child is in terms of age related. By the end of Year 6, ideally your child will be on ‘Red’ book band. The children do not need to wait to be told to change their books, they may do so when they see fit.


Please encourage your child to read for 10 minutes a night. In Year 6 it is absolutely acceptable that they will read to themselves.



Your child will receive up to 10 spellings each week. In KS2 we follow ‘No Nonsense Spelling’. In addition to practising their spellings at school, please encourage them to do so at home. Again, little and often is a good rule of thumb to follow.



PE for this term will take place on Thursdays. Thursday's session will be guided by coaches from Next Level Sport. We ask that children come dressed in PE kits on these days. 

PE kits consist of: 

Plain white top

Black shorts or joggers (no leggings)

Black hoodie



Other bits...

Each child should bring their own water bottle. It should be taken home each day to be washed so they can bring it to school the following day.

Year 6 children are required to equip themselves with a pencil case with essential items. Please refer to the welcome letter from July 2021. 

Children will need their reading and spelling log books in school on a daily basis.





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