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Welcome to Year 6SL - Gandalf


Hello and welcome to 6SL’s class page! My name is Mrs Smith and I am class teacher for Gandalf class. Miss Holt is our teacher in the afternoon.  This term, we will be continuing our amazing journey through year 6! 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!

Don’t forget, we love to see any extra learning children have done at home and they are welcome to share what they have done on Thursday, during our class assembly.

Mrs Smith and Miss Little

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a member of Y6SL, every child is expected take responsibility for looking after their equipment, their classroom and school environment.


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!


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


P.E. will take place every Thursday. If it is fine, the children will go outside. However, if the weather is bad, then P.E. lessons will take place inside.

Please ensure your child has an outdoor & indoor kit to include:-

  • Trainers (outdoor) pumps (indoor)
  • A long sleeved plain navy/black top (outdoor) white t-shirt (indoor)
  • Long plain navy/black trousers (suitable for outdoor P.E) and a pair of black shorts (indoor P.E.)

School starts promptly at 8:45 a.m. and finishes at 3.15 p.m. Your child’s regular and prompt attendance at school is crucial to his/her success. As soon as the children enter the classroom in the morning, they will immediately start their learning. If children are not here on time, they miss out on such opportunities!

PPA Time

Mrs Smith will be teaching in the morning and Miss Holt will be teaching in the afternoons. This means neither staff need to be released for PPA time.


Our theme work for this half term will be about World War II. The children will be learning lots of exciting things and will be carrying out a number of different activities linked to history, art and geography. They will have the opportunity to learn all about how the Second World War began and what life was like living at home. One of the most exciting lessons that we will be completing will allow the children to design and create their own air raid shelters.


Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves 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.


During English lessons this half term, the children will be reading the Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum. They will be looking at all the different features used in order to make this classic text exciting. Using these features, the children will be writing their own versions of the story.  


The children are continuing to use the Maths No Problem scheme of work in Year 6. Throughout the half term, the children will be learning key skills in: comparing quantities, algebra and area and perimeter. They will use a wide range of practical equipment to support their learning.


It is important that your child attends school in their appropriate uniform. This includes your child wearing suitable shoes and a waterproof coat. Please ensure your child has an age appropriate haircut, which meets the school guidelines and policies. Finally, please ensure that your child has an appropriate P.E. kit for both indoor and outdoor sessions. 


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. 


Children will be rewarded for conducting themselves in a respectful manner and for good work. Rewards include:  certificates, stickers, team points and whole class prizes!

Our class novel for this half term is ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, written by L. Frank Baum.