Year 6 B - Mr Burke 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. 



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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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