Year 6 2023 - 2024

Miss Norris

Year 6 Teacher
Deputy Headteacher
Key Stage 2 Lead
English and Curriculum Lead



A very warm welcome to the Year 6 class page!

We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us this year! Year six is not only the last year for our children to enjoy their time here at Little Leigh, but also very important in preparing them for their journey onwards and upwards to high school. The year 6 children hold many different roles of responsibility and leadership, as the oldest children in the school. Our aim is that they leave us as responsible citizens, confident individuals and successful learners. I am sure they are going to do a wonderful job in being excellent role models for our younger children.

In addition to myself, we will be joined every morning by Mr Richards. Mrs Tomlinson will be taking the class on a Thursday. Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and Thursday so don't forget to come to school in your pe kit on that day! 

If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact me. Please keep checking Twitter and Facebook to follow our learning!

Miss Norris


Autumn Term

As Writers...


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This half term we will be using 'Shackleton's journey' by William Grill to inspire our writing. This book is a unique visual re-telling of Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. This story will lead to range of writing outcomes including a setting description, an endurance narrative and a survival guide.

As Readers...

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In our shared reading lessons we will be exploring a range of modern-fiction texts. Through our reading sessions we will develop our word reading and comprehension skills. All of these texts are rich with vocabulary and will help us develop strategies to be proficient and confident readers as well as supporting us to develop our subject knowledge on a range of themes. 

As Geographers...



In our Geography lessons, we will be looking at the polar region of Antartica and answering the key enquiry question: 'What makes Antarctica unique as a continent?' In this unit, we will learn about weather and climate and how certain species are adapted to live on the continent. We will also look at the key physical and human characteristics and explore what life is like for a researcher living there. We will finish the unit by creating a final outcome in our discovery books. 

As Designers...

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In our Design Technology lessons this half term, we will be researching and writing healthy recipes, explaining the key steps, methods and ingredients. We will then follow recipes to product some healthy meals! This will link nicely to our work on healthy bodies in science. 


As Scientists...



Our focus for this half term is 'Animals including humans'. The key aims for this unit are:

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans

As Mathematicians....



This half term the mathematical concepts Year 6 will be covering, will be:

  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Converting units of measure

Click on the links below to practise at home:

BBC Bitesize -

I See Maths -

Maths Playground -

Topmarks -

NRICH - Maths at home -


Whole Class Reading

Each week the children take part both whole class and guided reading sessions with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. As well as this, it is important that you are regularly reading with your child and we advise that you read 10-15 minutes per day with them. Whilst listening to your child, try to ask them questions about events that have happened so far, characters thoughts and motives and to make accurate predictions based on the text. 

P.E. Lessons

This half term, our P.E. sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days.

During the winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for their outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly to avoid any confusion!


Homework will be set every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. Each week the children will have a piece of Maths and English homework to complete to consolidate learning and to prepare them for the SATs tests in May. Please ensure homework is completed on time and returned to school in time for marking.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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