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


Summer Term

As Writers...


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"It was Beauty that killed the Beast"

This half term we will be using Anthony Browne's 'King Kong' to inspire our writing. King Kong is a giant gorilla, a massive monster of an ape who lives on a remote island. This exciting story involves battles with dinosaurs, daring rescues and incredible escapes - endless thrills lead up to one of the most famous climaxes of all time! This story will lead to range of writing outcomes including a dilemma narrative, a character description and persuasive writing.

As Readers...

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In our shared reading lessons we will continue to exploring a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts linked to our science work on evolution and inheritance. 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 evolution. 

As Geographers...



In our Geography lessons, we will be looking at climate change and answering the key enquiry question: 'What role can we play in protecting our future?' In this unit, we will learn about the causes of climate change and how it is affecting our world. We will explore the human causes of climate change and the effect these causes are having on the planet,  as well as exploring some of the ways in which we can live more sustainably. We will finish the unit by creating a final outcome in our discovery books. 

As Design Technologists...

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In our Design Technology lessons this half term, we will be using our knowledge of electricity and series circuits to make a steady hand game. We will start by researching and analysing popular children's toys, before designing and making our very own hand games according to a design criteria. 


As Scientists...


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Our focus for this half term continues to be 'Evolution and Inheritance'. The key aims for this unit are:

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

As Mathematicians....



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

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

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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