Year 6 2019 - 2020

Mr Bull  6PB

Mr Bull 6PB

Hi, I am Mr Bull and I have now been working at Woodlands Primary School for over 4 years. I am currently a Y6 teacher and maths lead.

I am extremely passionate about PE and cannot wait to continue to encourage children to get active both in class and out. I particularly enjoy maths, and I am looking forward to continuing to develop and challenge the children in year 6.

Outside of school, I am a devoted husband and father to my 4-year-old daughter Eloise and 4 month old son Owen. When I get some free time, I like to catch up with friends or watch any sport that’s available.

I am very excited to move up to year 6 with the Y5 children and continue the excellent progress they have made this year.

Miss Tyrer 6LT

Miss Tyrer 6LT

Hi! I am Miss Tyrer, and I am delighted to be entering my 4th year of teaching at Woodlands Primary School. I cannot wait to spend another year as part of such an exciting and creative school, and I am thrilled to be continuing my journey as a Year 6 teacher for another year.

I have a real passion for Maths as – even though I found the subject a challenge when I was at school – I love teaching children to become confident mathematicians, able to apply their understanding of mathematical concepts to challenging and complex problems.

When I am not in school, I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with family and friends and going climbing and bouldering. You will often find me at Boulder Hut (with my brother Ben) climbing the walls and trying not to fall off! If I am not out climbing, I am usually watching football because I am a huge fan of the game.

I believe that in order to succeed, it is vital to work as a team and support one another through all the exciting challenges a new year can bring. I cannot wait to get to know you all better and learn all about your dreams and aspirations!

Year 6!          

Our topic for the Autumn term is World War 2.

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World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the worlds countries (including all the great powers) eventually formed two opposing sides: the Allies and the Axis. The war directly involved over 100 million people from more than 30 countries. It was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 70 to 85 million deaths. It included massacres, genocides, the holocaust, strategic bombing, starvation, disease and death. It was the most destructive and horrific war of our history. 




Set in France, during the Nazi occupation of World War II, a gentile child named Helen recalls the mounting persecution of her Jewish friend. She wonders why her best friend has to wear a yellow star? Why people she knew had gone into hiding and were using strange names? Why was she so afraid?


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In the Autumn term (linking to our topic - World War 2) we will be studying the book - Star of Fear, Star of Hope. Our focus keys will be:

Mastery Keys
  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (recap from Y5)
  • Use passive verbs
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices
  • Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action




In the Autumn term, we will be focusing on:

Place Value:
  • Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000,000 and determining the value of each digit.
  • Rounding any whole number to a degree of accuracy.
  • Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Solve number problems and practical problems that involve the above.
Number – Four methods
  • Multiply multi digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number using the formal written method.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number using the formal written method of long division and interpret remainders.
  • Divide number up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number using the short division method where appropriate.
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers. 
  • Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in context, deciding which methods to use and why.


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Last year, the children really enjoyed watching their ROCK STATUS grow and challenging other classes. Every child in the year has been given their own username and password. This year, it is really important that all children have a firm understanding of mental multiplication and division and it would really help to encourage this at home. 

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Last year, the children really enjoyed looking out for their name on the school top scorer table and looked forward to the certificates coming around each Friday. 

We want to continue to encourage this this year. Every child in the year has been given their own username and password. If your child doesn't know theirs, please ask their teacher and they will be able to let you know. 




Please make sure that you bring the following items in your P.E kits:

A white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks!

You will also need plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms,  a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, as our wonderful weather can be very unpredictable!

Please make sure all items are clearly labelled in a named sports bag to help children look after their clothes. 

PE for 6PB - Wednesday and Thursday afternoon

PE for 6LT - Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon 

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Try to be punctual and start the day the right way as classroom doors open at 8:40.      




All homework will be given out on Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday. 


Maths and Literacy

Each week, you will receive maths and literacy homework based on current learning. If you struggle or need help with any of the work given please seek your teacher for advice prior to the due date. 


At least once a week in school, you will read with an adult in guided reading sessions. At home, we encourage you to read a further three times a week. Reading is extremely important for developing an extensive vocabulary, which in turn will contribute greatly to the understanding of what you read.

Times Tables 

All children must know all times tables up to twelve by the end of the year, which we will also learn and check in class.


For each child, there will also be set spellings to be learnt each week. These will be set on the 'Spelling Shed' app. 


When we begin a new topic, you will have the opportunity to research this subject before it has begun so you are ready for your learning. 

Some websites to help you at home:





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