Forestdale Primary School

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Reception Open Evening for September 2024 is on October 3rd 3.30pm-5.30pm

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


We will regularly update the class page with important information for Year 6 children this year. Below you can find the team in Year 6, PE days, Homework and a Overview of what is to be taught this half term. 

Teaching Assistant - Miss Munro

Our class novels for this half term are:


by Michael Morpurgo




Friend or Foe

by Michael Morpurgo


Half Term 1 Overview

In the first half term of the year, Year 6 shall be:

Maths - Revisiting place value and the four operations (+, -, x and ÷)

English - Looking into the medium of an outsider; developing a historical report based on Warhorse and Friend or Foe.

Science - Investigating living things and their habitats. 

WC Reading - Reading Skellig and developing reading skills using The Kite Runner. 

History - Why World War 2 began and some of the major events that took place in order for the Allies to emerge victorious. 

PE - Completing a range of invasion games.

French - Learning about class rules and equipment. 

ICT - Investigating computing systems and networks.

D&T - Designing and then creating a waistcoat.


PE Days

PE shall take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday. 

Science Knowledge Organisers

English Homework Half Term 1 - Week 5

Follow the information on the link. Choose a headline from a newspaper or news article and create your own story to go under the headline! 

Due in Friday 7th October 

English - Choose one of your favourite shows on tv or a favourite comic/story. Write a script for a new episode/part of a book. 

Use playscript features such as character names, stage direction, brackets to show actions or movements. 


ICT - Choose two websites that you visit. Sketch the home page of both websites and use the key vocabulary to annotate its features. Compare the similarities and differences of the two websites and offer improvements to them. 

Maths - Homework will be assigned in class on Friday in paper form. Homework is to be returned by the following Friday. 

Pupils are expected to regularly use Times Table Rockstars to improve fluency of times tables. 

Spellings - Spelling are handed out at the end of each week also and tested on the Friday the week after. Spellings homework is also assigned on Spelling Shed. Log ins will be handed out at the beginning of the year for both TTRS and Spelling Shed.  

Reading- every day for 15 mins. This can be independent or with an adult. Reading with an adult is highly encouraged.

Reading Books   

Regular reading at home is a key component to learning. Children will be given a reading book to take home at the start of the half term. When they read with an adult, they are expected to record this in their reading journal and have it signed.  For every three reads that the children complete and log with an adult, they shall receive a golden ticket to be entered for a prize draw at the end of the term. 

Please ensure you comment and sign reading record books. If your child is struggling with their book or do not enjoy it after attempts at reading it then let us know.


Year 6 have SAT tests at the end of year (May), below are a variety of links that may help with preparation and revision.





PE days for Year 6 

PE will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday.

Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days. 

PE Kit = black pumps, white T-shirt or school T-shirt and black shorts. 


Remember earrings cannot be worn for PE and must be taped if unable to remove BEFORE school.





Look what we have been up to so far this year...

updates throughout school year.


Earlier this half term, Year 6 were able to develop their problem solving, teamwork and fieldwork skills through a variety of activities over the course of the day. Some involved working as groups to overcome problems in games, identify missing codes through orientating around compass points and to navigate the school using coordinates and maps.

Year 6 Fieldwork Day

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National Library Week


During National Library Week, Year 6 visited the local Frankley library where the librarian, David, shared his wealth of knowledge with the class. The children even recommended some books that David should request for the library!

National Library Week

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Children can have fun and really improve their French by playing games and activities on-line.  Try these great sites, and let us know if you find any more:

 www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french  - a brilliant site with videos, games and teaching.

www.french-games.net  - a site with many fun, interactive games.

www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm  - also has some good games on a variety of topics.

We would love to hear any comments you may have on the photos of activities we share with you.


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark