Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary And Nursery 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
  • Profile picture of Mrs C Moore

    Mrs C Moore
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Nightingale

This term our topic is:
How Can We Find Out If The Spider And The Fly Are Related?




During this topic, we will be focusing on the South American country of Brazil and its culture. As part of this exciting topic, we will be looking at carnival life, including samba music and dance. We will also be exploring the other side of life in Brazil using our class book 'Trash' to delve into the life of street children and the favelas. 

Our weekly focus questions are as follows:

Week 1: What do you already know about Brazil and what can we find out about its famous people? 

Week 2: What fruits and other natural resources is Brazil famous for? 

Week 3: What can you find out about the street children of Brazil? 

Week 4: what can you find out about Brazil's neighbouring countries?

Week 5: Can you design and create a collage of Brazilian symbols? 




Welcome to Year 6

Please follow this link to watch the Year 6 Leavers' film 
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!

Bubble Closure 

Should Year 6's bubble have to close, all work will be delivered paperless via Seesaw which can be accessed at Your child’s class teacher will provide you with a code. There will be daily face to face opportunities with the class teacher to discuss work set. We will endeavour to provide the children with content as close to that which they would have been doing in class- although some adaptations will inevitably need to be made. 


Home Learning 

Should your child be absent but are not officially isolating due to symptoms or advice from Public Health England or the NHS, below are a list of useful websites in which you can access in order to provide your child with age appropriate work.


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)




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 White Rose maths video to support the children in their work. 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.



We follow the No Nonsense Spelling scheme to support your child in their spellings. Each week, they will bring home a number of spellings linked to the spelling pattern of the week. Some weeks, they will bring home spellings personal to them and others, they may have Year 5/6 statutory spellings to learn. 

Times Tables 

Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. They have all received a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars. Please log on to to access their personal page. 

You can also look at the following websites to times tables help:



PE for this year will take place on Thursdays and will be guided by coaches from Next Level Sport. During the pandemic, all children must come to school wearing their PE kits on Thursday. Their kit should consist of the school PE kit colours only. 

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.

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



Throughout the year, we will ensure that your child gets some additional small group time to boost their skills in preparation for the SATs test. You will be contacted when it is your child's turn to take part in these. These usually take place on a Monday and Thursday after school. 



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