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Welcome to year 6 – 6DDM

We are a class of 26 children who are taught by

Mrs Dickens-McCreight.

Our PE days are Tuesday (Outside – make sure you have tracksuit bottoms/joggers along with a fleece or top as we will aim to be out in all weathers if possible) and Wednesday is our indoor day. Our PE kit if a white t-shirt with black shorts

Thursday is our Beat That day – we will have a weekly test to see how we’re doing on our Beat That facts. It is important that time is set aside to practise these facts as they are life skills that you need.

Friday is our spelling test day – new spellings are given out on a Friday and then tested the following week – remember those extra stamps on offer for tasks relating to the weekly spellings. EEEKKKK!


Another date for diary is Tuesday 30th October. This is when the children in upper school will experience a workshop delivered by Mr Egypt – check out his website for further information. A donation of £5 is requested for this much sought after experience and is payable with the permission slip.

So, as you may have gathered, our topic for the Autumn Term is Ancient Egypt. To begin with, we are going to investigate North Lincolnshire and verify that we have a sound knowledge of where we are in the world before delving further afield.  Once this is completed, we will look at the continents of the world and the location of Egypt itself. This will lead us nicely into investigating the importance of the River Nile. We will investigate time periods to understand when the Ancient Egyptians lived.

As Historians, we will also look at the clothing, housing and lifestyle of the Egyptians. Will we be investigating reliable sources of evidence to help us understand past events.


In Science, we will have a carousel day devoted to understanding Electricity more. This carousel of activities will excitingly see us spend time with all four teachers in Upper school (Mrs Dickens-McCreight, Mrs McClue, Mr Andrew and Mrs Masterson)


Linked to our topic, we are going to read the Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll – the children are excited about this as it is her brand new novel and have enjoyed a book study in Year 5 by the same author (Letters from the Lighthouse). We will be covering many areas of writing through this book and look forward to posting some fabulous work completed by the children in the near future.


One final set of dates for your diary is that of the SATS week. The government has programmed these in for W/c Monday 13th May.

Monday 13th – SPaG and spelling papers to be completed (45 mins and approximately 20mins respectively)

Tuesday 14th – Reading (60 mins)

Wednesday 15th Arithmetic (30 mins) and Reasoning Paper 1 (40 mins)

Thursday 16th Reasoning Paper 2 (40 mins).