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
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    Mrs C Bamford
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Nightingale

This term our topic is:
Darwin's Delights

Ship Ahoy! We're off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? 

Stop at the magical Galapagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. 

Do you know what's so special about a Lava Lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet?

See how animals adapt to their environment over time and meet some of the world's greatest explorers and naturalists!

Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years-it's a scary thought!

Ready to trace the origin of species? Let's set sail!


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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