Year 6 A - Mrs Shaw and Mrs Cutts 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Year 6

Our names are Mrs Shaw, Mrs Cutts and Mr Burke. Learning in Year 6 is supported by Mrs Jones, Mrs Walsh and Mrs Joy.  

During the Autumn term, we will be looking at a range of topics in our class.

In Maths, we are looking at place value and the four operations. 

During Literacy, we will be reading the book ‘Beetle Boy’ by M.G. Leonard. In Beetle Boy, thirteen-year-old Darkus Cuttle's search for his kidnapped father leads him to discover a mountain of extraordinary beetles and pits him against the mad-scientist of the fashion world, Lucretia Cutter, an haute couture villainess with an alarming interest in insects. We will be writing character descriptions and a non-chronological report based on the book. 

In the afternoons, we will look at a wide variety of topics. In Science we are looking at living things and how they are classified, in Geography we are learning about where things come from and in History we will be finding out about World War II.


This is a very important year for your children with the SATs tests occurring in May 2021.  Please ensure your child attends school.  Booster clubs will begin after Christmas and more details on the SATs process will be communicated to you in due course.


Children receive weekly Art sessions led by Mrs Walsh in the dedicated art room.



Our PE days are Tuesdays (with Jamie) and Wednesdays (with Mrs Adamczyk).  Please make sure that your child has a named kit, which includes black pumps or trainers, black shorts and either a green or white t-shirt. Please ensure your child has a separate kit for Tuesday’s Forest Schools lesson if you don’t want their normal PE kit getting really dirty!

For health and safety purpose, long hair needs to be tied back. All earrings need to be removed before school or the lesson for PE sessions. Where ears have recently been pierced, it is essential that children have their own plasters from home to cover their earrings. This needs to be done either at home or by the child themselves. This is in line with the school policy. 



Excellent attendance is vital for helping your child to achieve their full potential. Please ensure your child is in school promptly at 8.50. 

School finishes at 3.25 and children continue to be collected from classrooms at this time. 

Home learning

Spellings will be given out every Monday to be practiced at home for a spelling test on the following Monday.  Parents are encouraged to read with their children every day to support progress and to help nurture a love for reading. Children should bring their reading books into school every day. 

We will send out any additional worksheets from class as and when it’s needed. In addition, we encourage all children to complete maths, reading and spelling activities (that we will set for them) on their iPads/laptops/computers or phones. All children have a ‘TTRockstars’ account and are encouraged to regularly practise their times tables in order to increase their fluency. 


13.07.20 update

Hello! I can't believe we have almost reached the end of Year 6.

Keep an eye on Facebook as we celebrate the of the year.

You home learning tasks for this week have been uploaded to the files section.

Have a great week!

6.07.20 update

Hello! I hope you've had a lovely weekend, 

The tasks for this week have bene uploaded to the 'Files to download' section below. You may notice that some tasks have carried over from last week - this is due to them not being completed by many children. Please try to complete all of the tasks by Friday.

If you need to contact me, use our Year 6 email: or Purple Mash.

Have a great week!

Miss Boobyer

29.06.20 update

Good morning! I hope that you are all well. 

You will find this weeks tasks in the 'Files to download' section below. 

If you need any help, remember that you can always email me on Purple Mash. 

If you wish to send any work or photos of activities that you've completed, please send them to:

Keep up the hard work! 

Miss Boobyer

22.06.20 update

Good morning! I hope that you and your families are well. 

This week is Diversity Week. I have uploaded learning activities into the files section for you to complete and more information can be found on the website:

As part of Diversity Week, this Friday is Rainbow Clothes Day. If you choose to celebrate this, please send any pictures to our Year 6 email address. If you are happy for your pictures to be shared, please give consent in your email. 

I have once again uploaded this week's tasks into the 'Files to Download' section below. 

If you need any help or have any questions, please email me at (or on Purple Mash). 

Well done for continuing to work hard!

Miss Boobyer


15.06.20 update

Good morning! I hope that you're all safe and well. 

Please find this week's tasks in the 'Files to download' section below.

If you need any help, remember that you can always email me on Purple Mash. 

If you wish to send any work or photos of activities that you've completed, please send them to:

Happy learning! 

Miss Boobyer


08.06.20 update

Good morning! I hope you've had a lovely weekend. 

From now on, the weekly tasks will be outlined in a Word document. Please find this in the 'files to download' section below. The document is named 'Weekly Tasks w/c 8.6'. 

As always, if you need any help please message me on Purple Mash or email me at

An additional word from Mrs Walsh:

Hello Year 6! I have been missing you all! I hope you are doing well.

For RE this week, please research the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. I have attached a reading comprehension sheet all about him, for you to read and answer, but any additional reasearch would be fabulous.I have also attached a BBC bitesize video which I suggest you watch too.

For Art, I have attached a youtube link to a video explaining how to draw mandala patterns. Drawing mandalas can employ mindfulness and meditation (so it links with our topic on Buddhism). It is a great way to not only produce beautiful art that is individual to you, but to also to focus on the moment, to slow your breathing and therefore bolster your mental health. We need to look after ourselves at this time. Why not have a go? Please send me your results - I would love to see.

Take care and see you before too long I hope,

Mrs Walsh.


01.06.20 update

Hello! I hope that you all had a lovely half term.

Here are your learning tasks for this week:


Please continue with the White Rose Maths home learning:

When you have watched the video, follow the link to BBC Bitesize for further learning. This week's topic is fractions, decimals and percentages. 

In addition to this, I have also set you some arithmetic and reasoning questions on Purple Mash.

Please also continue to use TT Rockstars and IXL. 


2Do tasks have been set on Purple Mash; please make sure that all of these are completed by Friday. Your tasks this week revolve around Fantastic Beasts. Please read the extract from it at the bottom of this page to complete the reading activity and to help out with the writing activity. 

Spellings to learn can be found at the bottom of this page along with the Choose the Right Word activity. Please practise and complete both of these before doing the activity on PurpleMash. 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize, MyOn, Accelerated Reader and Spelling Shed. 


We are starting a history unit that focuses on the 20th century. Your task this week involves creating a timeline to show all of the key events in Britain in the 20th century. I have attached a document outlining the task at the bottom of this page.  


As we come to the end of the academic year, we are starting to review our French.

This week’s task on PurpleMash is to write simple sentences about your family in French. Remember to practise saying them too.


This half term, our topic is electricity. You should already be familiar with the different electrical symbols. Refresh your memory using BBC Bitesize:

Then complete the activity on Purple Mash.


This week, I'd like you to have a go a creating a 3D game on Purple Mash. If you're not sure how to do this, remember you can watch the help videos if you click on the icon in the top right corner (the green play button inside a film strip). 

I'd like your game to include both rewards to collect and things to avoid. You can customise these however you like. I'd also like your game to have at least 3 levels.

Please also remember to contribute to the class blog.


Remember to use your Yumu login to access the Charanga music resources.

Files to Download

Contact the School

Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Dominique Griffiths

Tel: 01270 685666

SEN Contact: Stephanie Tew

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