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Hello there YEAR 6!


 Mr.Smith here to tell you about some of the exciting learning opportunities Year 6 will be experiencing throughout this academic year. The aim for this year is to prepare you for Secondary School and to create as many final memories of your time at Brickhouse as possible!


Examples of previous years photos and information can be found at the bottom of the page! Feel free to have a look through to help you if need be.


This webpage will also tell you what we are doing for our topic for each term and what we will be doing in our learning. That information can be found below.


It is also important to mention that if you have any issues or worries, please come and see me as soon as possible so I can help in any way. It's my priority to make sure your child is as happy as possible and that they want to come to school to improve their learning. One of the best ways to get in touch with me over any concerns you have is by emailing the YEAR 6 email address. I check this regularly throughout the day and also in the evening so if there are any issues I am aware of them.


The email address is

Remember...Attendance is vitally important so come to school every day so you can learn as much as you can! You don't want to miss out on anything important do you?


Check out some of the website links below to help improve your learning!

What would you like me to add to our class page? Come and see me...!

Have you seen the
Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! 




For the Spring and Summer Term, we are setting Year 6 the challenge to read EVERYDAY AT HOME!


The children have now got a challenge board in class where they will be able to move their name each day depending on how often they read at home. If they read once a week, they will receive 1 house point, if they read twice, 2 house points and so on... If they read consistently there may also be more rewards including "afternoon tea with the head!"


All us teachers in Year 6 need to see if a comment each time they read in their home reading record that is signed by you to tell us what they have read!


This needs to be a joint effort from school and at home so any support you can give will be great!


In school currently, we aim to listen to your child read either their home reader or their class reader at least TWICE a week. Please make sure they are bringing their home reader books into school so we can listen to them and also so the books can be changed frequently - we except in y6 that some of the longer novels can take time to read so that is fine!


As well as listening to your child read, we also aim to read aloud daily to your child with a "Whole Class Reader." These books link to our theme or our author and give us chance to enjoy books with your child.


Our Class Reader books are as follows:


Autumn Term - Goodnight Mr.Tom (to link to WW2)


Spring Term - Kidnapped (to link to Treasure Island and Robert Louis Stevenson)


Summer Term - Kensuke's Kingdom (to link to transition to Secondary School and new adventures.)






Welcome Back Y6 after a restful Easter Break...I hope you've been keeping up your revision timetable!

For the first 3 weeks, we will be fully preparing ourselves for May 9th and SATS Week. We will be revising key principles for Reading, SPAG and Maths in the most fun way possible! All our hard work will pay off and we all believe in you! Stay positive!


After the SATS is over, we will be then returning to our Curriculum, where we will be using a new text novel as a vehicle for all our learning. It is important we carry on all of our learning so we are as ready as we can be for Secondary School!


We will also be preparing ourselves for Transition to Secondary School and you will be receiving lots of information about your new school during the term.


Your final term here is all about making memories to take with you. We have our Trip to Ingestre to look forward too, as-well-as lots of other fun things such as the Leaver's Party, Leaver's Trip and also our Production!

Spring Term 2023 = Growing Into A Grown Up!


Welcome back to 2023! I hope you have a lovely, restful Christmas break! We've now got lots of hard work to commence to prepare ourselves for the SATS in May! DON'T PANIC!! We'll be ready! And we'll do great!


This term, all our topics link together and belong to the theme, "Growing Into A Grown Up!" This means we will be looking at ways to improve our understandings of ourselves and ways in which we can cope with extra pressures and stresses - for example the SATS but also preparing for life after Primary School.


To run alongside this, in Science we will be looking at Evolution and Inheritance - including looking at animals and humans. We will investigate where human life started and how it has adapted and evolved. We will also be looking at these traits within animals and how they are classified and sorted.


In our topic, we will be looking at The Maya in history and then the River Amazon in Geography. Both of these topics will allow us to look at how human life and civilisations adapt and change in order to be the best that they can!


To further embed how we grow and our characters develop, in English we will be looking at the story of "Treasure Island" where a heroic boy called Jim changes and grows throughout the story to become a much braver character. We will be looking at the original and traditional version of the text, as well as looking at a more child friendly version of the text from Jack Noel.


It is going to be a term where we all work as hard as ever to prepare ourselves. because of this, there will be extra home-learning coming out throughout the term and towards the end of the term, we will have a SATS meeting where revision books and guides are given out to help.


Throughout the term, extra information will be coming out about the Residential Trip to Ingestre Hall...Please look at blogs and photos from previous years to familairise yourselves with what it is like.


PE will now be taking place on a Monday and a Friday so make sure you have your kits at school on those days!


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please come and see me!


Thank you, Mr.Smith x

"What's coming up Leaflet" Spring 2023

Our First Term :

Autumn Term = Brummie Blitz!

Welcome Back to the new year 6! I hope you have had a refreshing break in the somewhat miserable weather and are now ready to come back and start all the hard work that is required in year 6! We will be going on an exciting learning journey together!

We will also be looking a lot more at questions that YOU want answered! You already prepared some of these and I have used these to develop some interesting learning topics during our exploration of the affect of World War 2 in and around Birmingham!

As mentioned above, during this term, we will be studying and learning about World War 2 and it's impact on Birmingham and the local area! This is my favourite topic at school and we will be learning about how it has helped shaped the world and area we live in today! We also will be looking at key events, key figures and key dates! We will also be looking at life before and after the war.

Hopefully, towards the end of the topic, we will be celebrating with a "World War 2 VE Party" where we give the children an opportunity to try some culinery delights from the era!


This will link to our learning about celebrating VE day! We hopefully will be getting the parents involved to come and celebrate too!


To run alongside our WW2 topic, we will be using "MY SECRET WAR DIARY" as a story book in English and guided reading to develop a more in-depth understanding of what children went through. This book focuses on a girl called "Flossie" and her experiences of war. This book is available on amazon if you wish to look at it at home.

Have a look below at some of the images and also some of the websites to get you started with your learning about World War 2!


We will also be starting the challenging year 6 curriculum where we will be looking at challenging mathematics to improve your reasoning. We will balance this with any learning missed in previous years because of Lockdown and time away from school!


It is going to be a really exciting year and I can't wait to get started!

PE for Year 6


Year 6 will have P.E. on MONDAYS (Swimming) and FRIDAYS so they will need to ensure they have full kit to change into. These kits can be brought in and kept in their lockers or they can be brought in on those days.


Boys and Girls will get changed separately in different places.

"What's Coming Up" Leaflet Autumn 2022