Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary School - Year 6

    Who’s in the class

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    Mrs N Sisson
    Assistant Head Teacher
  • Profile picture of Mrs C Bamford

    Mrs C Bamford
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Nightingale

This term our topic is:

Are you listening boy? What is 47 plus 45? Come on- faster now; we haven't got all day!

Find out about super strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you're on your best behaviour though, as punishments  are unquestionably terrible!

Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing loo!

Let's forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered. 

Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of a wealthy sponsor? 

Full steam ahead to the Victorian Era. 

Welcome to Year 6

We hope your child enjoys their time in our class. Please see the newsletter at the bottom of the page to see what we'll be doing this term!

Maths Homework

Your children will receive weekly Maths homework which will be based on their work in that week's lessons. There will also be an accompanying help sheet so you can see the methods used. Please see Mrs Sisson if you would like any clarification on methods we use in year 6 maths. 

English Homework

In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read over the week to someone at home. The reading may consist of a variety of texts, from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes!

We ask that a record of this is noted in the children's reading record books. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. These then add up to star reader certificates and further rewards.

Cornerstones Homework

Your child will be given a selection of homework ideas linked to the topic they are studying. We ask that a minimum of four are completed throughout the half term and brought into school to showcase to their classmates. If your child has their own inspirational idea for a homework task they wish to create, we fully encourage this.


Each week children will be given 8 age related spellings and 2 spellings from the Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum spelling list. 

Times Tables 

Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. In particular, they like to test the children on their 6,7 and 8 times tables in their SATs tests. 

You can find lots of sites online to help you practise:





PE for Spring term 1 will  be on a Wednesday. Please ensure that indoor and outdoor kit is bought into school on a  Monday and taken home on Fridays.

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

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



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