Year 6 2022 - 2023

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 and Mrs Clarke on a Monday afternoon. 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


Spring Term 1

As Writers...


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This half term we will be using the text, 'On the Origin of Species' by Sabina Radeva to inspire our writing! This text will compliment our science learning about evolution and inheritance, as well as leading to range of writing outcomes including a discovery narrative and an explanation text.

As Readers...

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In our shared reading lessons we will be exploring a range of texts related to our science learning around Charles Darwin and evolution. Through our reading sessions we will develop our word reading and comprehension skills through high quality fiction and poetry texts. All of these texts are rich with vocabulary and will help us develop strategies to be proficient and confident readers.

As Historians...


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In our History lessons we will be learning about Henry VIII and the Tudor period. Our key enquiry question will be: ‘What impact did Henry VIII's leadership have on Tudor times?' In our lessons we will learn what Henry VIII was like as a person and most importantly what he was like as a leader.  We will also find out about the role that Henry VIII played in the English Reformation.

As Artists...


Mrs Clarke will be taking the class on a Monday afternoon for Art. This half term, the children will be using sketching tecnhiques to create drawings of Darwin's finches.


As Scientists...


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Our focus for this half term is 'Evolution and Inheritance'. Our key aims for this unit are to recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago; to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and to identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. We will also take the opportunity to work scientifically by carrying out a range of scientific investigations. 

As Mathematicians....



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

  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages

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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