Year 6 B - Mr Burke 2018 - 2019

Mr Burke

Mr Burke

Welcomes to Year 6B's page. 

Year 6B will primarily be taught by Mr Burke, with other teachers in Year 6 including Mrs Cutts, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Joy. Learning will be supported by Mrs Jones and Mrs Cave. 


Arithmetic (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication using whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percentages) will continue to be a key focus throughout all lessons. 


This term's text will be Shackleton's Journey by William Grill. Children will be learning all about Shackleton's life, and will be writing a persuasive letter, a setting description and a dialogue. Accurate punctuation and use of a wide variety of writing techniques remains a focus. 


Children will be learning about living things and their habitats. They will consider methods of classifying animals and plants, and will be learning about the different types of microorganisms. 


Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. It is vital that children always have their PE kits in school. PE is part of the national curriculum and only a medical note and/or a parental note can excuse a child from being active in the lesson.


Spellings will be sent out on Monday, after strategies for each word have been developed with the class. Children should practise not only spelling these words, but also remembering and/or developing strategies for these words. They will be tested on these spellings on Friday. 

Maths and English-based homework will be given out when required and it will be optional. Children will nevertheless be encouraged to complete the homework to further practise the skills that they have developed in class.  



This is a very important year for your children with the SATs tests occurring in May 2019. 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.



Excellent attendance is vital for achieving your child’s potential. Please ensure your child is in school promptly by 8.40am.


Many thanks for your continuing support.

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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 (Maternity Leave) in her absence Tina Brittain and Karen Cutts

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