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


Cherry Fold Community Primary School

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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 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Miss Holt will teach the class on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Miss Bamford will also work in our classroom every day, as well as Mrs Wylie who will support us with our English, mathematics and reading. In class, we are learning to enjoy, respect and succeed in all the work that we do.

We are going to be learning about lots of exciting things this half term. In English, we are studying the classic novel, 'The Wizard of Oz'. In mathematics this half term, we will be learning a range of different skills, including: fractions, ratio and proportion, geometry, statistics, algebra and measurements . 

I am sure we are going to have a FANTASTIC half term!

Mrs Carradice, Miss Holt and Miss Bamford



Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves, which is appropriate to their reading level. This will be sent home with them daily. 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 Friday afternoons. Miss Holt and Mr Caldecott will teach the class PE and RE during this time. 


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

Your child will be expected to complete their homework via 'SATs Companion'. Each week, they will be allocated a Maths and an English task that they will be required to complete online. This will be set on a Friday and should be completed no later than the following Thursday.




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

Please also practise the reading and spelling the year 6 common exception words.


P.E. will take place on Friday afternoons. Please ensure PE kits are in school at all times. These will remain in school during the half term and returned home before the half term holidays in order to be washed. 


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 is 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle 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. We will be presenting our findings on how childhood in the UK in 1940 differs from UK childhood in 2024. 


Our P.S.H.E. topic for this half term will be about 'Rights and Respect'. The children will learn all about understanding British laws. They will be be learning about ways to save money and how to live in an environmentally sustainable way. 


Our R.E. topic for this half term is Hinduism. We will be welcoming a Hindu visitor into our lesson to learn more about their religious beliefs. 



We are learning all about Electricity in our science topic this half term. We will be carrying out scientific investigations which focus on variations in how components function. 

Enrichment activities

Below are a series of pictures and videos to give you an insight into some of the enrichment activities we have taken part in so far...

We carried out a fitness session with Great Britain's paralympic tennis player, Antony Cotterill.
We carried out a fitness session with Great Britain's paralympic tennis player, Antony Cotterill.
We explored a lamb's heart as part of 'our bodies' science topic
We explored a lamb's heart as part of 'our bodies' science topic

We learned a poem by heart using talk for writing




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