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Widden Primary School

Year 6


Year 6 is a huge year for children at Widden Primary School.  This year, the children learn to develop their independence further and be more responsible as they begin the final steps of their journey towards secondary school.  In the Summer, they will have their SATs but more than that, they benefit from an enriched curriculum. They will learn more about the world around them as well as about themselves and will make great strides in their preparation for the next big step. Year 6 is also a difficult year with lots of changes and some big moments. However, the year 6 team work hard with all colleagues to ensure the children enjoy a happy and progressive year, which should be full of fun, laughter and responsibility.  

The Year 6 team:

Zephaniah - Mr Jacks 

Blackman - Mr Evans 

PPA/Management Time - Mr Baker

Mrs Nanabawa and Ms Parsons 

If you wish to contact the class teachers, please use the emails below:

Term 6 - The Final Countdown!

We hope that you had a lovely rest over the half-term break. We are now entering your final few weeks of primary school. There are lots of events to look forward to, including; Sports Week, multiple trips out, end of year sharing, the school sleepover and many more surprises along the way. On top of that, we have a jam-packed curriculum to cover so that you are ready for secondary school in September. Please browse our topic web for some of the highlights:

Writing Units - T6

In Term 6, we are going to be learning to write a discussion text, lots of poems, a narrative and a playscript. The main focus of the discussion text is to write a balanced and considered argument. The narrative text that we are basing lots of our writing around is Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Read the blurb below to find out more:

Michael is hungry, lonely and scared when he is washed up on a seemingly deserted island. He soon discovers another inhabitant - Kensuke, a former Japanese soldier - who, although initially unfriendly, provides Michael with food and water. Gradually, a strong bond develops between the two castaways.

Kensuke's Kingdom: Morpurgo, Michael: 9781405221740: Books


PE sessions take place on Monday (multi-sports with Team Montagu) and Thursday (Athletics). Children should come to school wearing their PE kit, including suitable footwear (trainers), and make sure that they have a water bottle. We are also lucky enough to go swimming every Friday, please ensure that children come into school with their swimming kits.


Reading records are to be brought in daily. Please make sure that you are listening to your child read during the week and record this in their books. 


Homework will be given to the children on a Friday. This may include: Maths, Writing/SPaG, and/or topic work. This will need to be completed in the homework books, unless told otherwise. Homework is to be brought back to school the following Wednesday. This is a crucial rehearsal for secondary school, where homework is an important regular occurrence. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Website Links

Some useful websites to support your children's learning:

Times Table Rock Stars - Times Tables Rock Stars is a maths programme that takes all the worry out of learning times tables and has a proven track record of boosting children's learning.

Class Dojo - Class Dojo is a global community of more than 50 million teachers and families who come together to share kids’ most important learning moments, in school and at home—through photos, videos, messages, and more.

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.