Welcome to Year 6!

The Year 6 team would like to welcome you all back to Shaw Wood. We hope you had a great summer holiday and are ready for a fantastic year ahead. Mr Carroll and Mrs Mead will be the Y6 teachers this year with Mrs Taylor and Mr Tims assisting in the classes.



We’ve got some great lessons lined up for this term and we are already getting stuck into our topics. The big topic this term is World War Two. We will be learning all about this period by exploring the history, geography, art and music of the time. We will also be using children’s books based on this conflict throughout our English lessons. We are very excited about our upcoming visit to Eden Camp on Thursday 27th September, which we are sure the children will thoroughly enjoy.
As well as learning about WWII the children will be studying ‘Light and Shadow’ in their Science sessions and in ICT they will be looking at the importance of e-safety.


All of Year 6 will be doing PE on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school on this day. This term will be focused on invasion games and gymnastics.


To run alongside our topic work we have set a family homework challenge that you can work on throughout this first term. If you have decided to undertake this task then it should it be completed by Friday 8th November.
Homework will commence from Friday 13th September:
Friday – Spellings tested following Friday
Friday – English handed in following Friday
Friday – Maths handed in following Friday

To help children with their homework we will again be running a homework club every Friday after school until 4pm. This proved very popular last year - being well attended throughout the year. This session is fully staffed where the children can get support to do the homework issued on the Friday.

Y6 Parents meeting

Please remember that we will be holding a meeting for all Y6 parents on Thursday 12th September (3pm and 5pm) where we will run through the format of year and answer any questions.

End of year residential

We have run this event to Kingswood outdoor education centre at the end of the last three years and we would like to run it again at the end of this year. Details of this will be given at the Y6 parents meeting. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting will receive a letter outlining the proposed residential visit.

Behaviour / Attendance

As ever we will be looking for our Year 6 pupils to set a good example to the rest of the school. The school’s behaviour policy can be accessed through the website. Year 6 is also a very important year for a number of reasons, from preparing your child to move on to secondary education as well as supporting them in preparation for SATs. To help with this attendance and punctuality is a very high priority and we would again ask for your support in ensuring that your child is in school and on time ever day.

With best wishes - Year 6 team



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Erin Chesters & Kuba Sobis    Joshua Coley & Darla Wilks


Congratulations to our Year 6 Stars of the Week!


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