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Cherry Fold Community Primary School, Cog Lane, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 5JS


Cherry Fold Community Primary School

Enjoy, Respect, Succeed

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Welcome to Year 6M (The Oompa Loompas)

“The minimum requirement is maximum effort!”


Hello and welcome to the Year 6M class page! My name is Mr Maclean and I am teacher for the Oompa Loompa class. Miss Holt also teaches our class every Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Mrs Armitage also works in our classroom every day, as well as Mrs Wyllie who helps to support us with our English, mathematics and reading. In class, we are learning to enjoy, respect and succeed in all the work we do! We are going to be learning about lots of exciting things this half term. In English, we are reading the novel, 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. In mathematics this half term, we will be learning a range of different skills, including: number, place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division . I am sure we are going to have a FANTASTIC half term!

Mr Maclean, Miss Holt and Mrs Armitage


Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves, which is appropriate to their reading level. Accompanying these books are their reading diaries, where you can write comments on their reading daily. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts and will then undertake an online quiz to assess their understanding of the text.

PPA Time

Mr Maclean will be teaching in class most days. On Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoon, Miss Holt will be teaching the class, looking at subjects such as: science, French, music, PE and RE. 


In Year 6, children are expected to complete two pieces of homework a week.

Your child has been provided a login for the app, SATs Companion. They must use their login details in order to access the English and mathematics materials that are added each week. Details about homework will be explained to the children on a Friday and the work will need to be completed for the following Friday. 


Weekly spellings will be handed out every Monday. You should practise these throughout the week, to be tested on these for the Friday morning!


P.E. will take place on Friday afternoons in 6M. Please ensure that you have the correct P.E. kit each week, which will be used for outdoor sessions. P.E. kits will remain in school, until half term when they can be returned home to wash. 


It is important to note your child can bring a healthy snack at break times such as fruit, or vegetables and milk.  We also encourage your child to water to drink in class throughout the day, but they may bring something else to drink with their packed lunch. In addition to this, school will be providing a piece of fruit daily for each child.

Class Novel

Our Class Novel for this half term is 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by M. Magorian


Our geography work for this term will be all about the theme of the 'Trade and Economics'. The children will be studying countries that have trade links with the United Kingdom, what imports and exports are, as well as understanding what a global supply chain actually is!


Our history lessons this half term is all about World War II. The children will be focusing their learning on what life was like for an evacuee during the war, through the use of a wide range of primary source materials.


Our P.S.H.E. topic for this half term will be about 'Keeping Safe'. The children will learn all about understanding emotional needs, how to stay safe online, as well as the norms and risks of drugs (including the law)


Our R.E. topic for this half term is… Islam


So far this year in science, we have been looking at the circulatory system and light and sight. Have a look at some of our wonderful learning below...



Here is our Curriculum Map for Spring Term...

This is what we looked at in the Autumn Term...

 Autumn Term Curriculum Map.pdfDownload
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Here are our common exception words for this year...