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Welcome to Year 6C - Gandalf


Hello and welcome to 6C’s class page! My name is Mrs Carradice and I am class teacher for Gandalf class. I will be teaching the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Miss Holt as the higher level teaching assistant. Miss Holt will teach the class on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays. In class, we are learning to enjoy, respect and succeed in all the work that we do.

This term, we will be continuing our amazing journey through year 6! In English, our class novel is 'Wizard of Oz'. The children will be learning all about evacuees during the Second World War and will eventually be writing their own opening to a story set in a historical setting.  In Mathematics, we will be looking at percentages, ratio and algebra. We know we are going to have a great half term as the children work their way up to those all-important SATs tests in May!

Mrs Carradice and Miss Holt


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

Mrs Carradice will be on PPA on Wednesday aftersoons. Miss Holt will teach the class during this time. Miss Kolaitis will also be supporting the children with their learning in Year 6.


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

Your child has been provided with both CGP English and Maths books to complete their homework. Each week, they will be provided with different page numbers in order to complete different tasks from each book!




Spellings will be sent home on Monday for the children to learn, ready to be tested on Friday. 


P.E. will take place for those pupils who have yet to achieve their 25 metres. They will attend a half hour, weekly swimming session every Thursday morning. Other PE lessons will take place throughout the week, so please ensure PE kits are in school at all times.


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.

Our Class Novel for this half term will be 'Wizard of Oz' written by Frank Bone.

World War II


Our history theme this half term is World War II. The children will be learning all about life as an evacuee during the Second World War and will be comparing the similarities and differences between their childhood life and the childhoods of those in World War II.


Trade and Economics

Our geography work this half term will be all about trade and economics. We will be using maps and atlases to identify countries around the world which import goods from and export goods to the UK. 


Our P.S.H.E. topic for this half term will be about ‘Keeping Safe'. The children will be learning about how to keep themselves safe and strategies to look after their physical and mental health..


Our R.E. topic for this half term is Christians (Jesus).

Here are our common exception words for this year...