Year 6 2017 - 2018

Miss Mercer  Class 19

Miss Mercer Class 19

A huge welcome to all Y6’s in your final year at Woodlands!

Miss Mercer originally joined Woodlands in September 2013, where she followed her passion for creativity and enrichment by becoming Creative Curriculum and Innovation Lead. However, as many of you know, she has recently been appointed as Assistant Headteacher of Key Stage 2, and is looking forward to beginning this role.

Outside of school Miss Mercer enjoys travelling to new destinations, spending time with family and friends, watching rugby (particularly sevens!) and taking her dog, Lola, for walks on the beach. She can’t wait to learn more about all of you, and discover what your passions, hopes and dreams are!

In Class 19 there is a strong ethos of achievement and success come from hard work and dedication- believe that you can do something, have the passion to thrive and you will! As Y6 you will face many new and exciting challenges, but rest assured that with mutual respect, trust and fun we will make this the best year at Woodlands yet!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is our courage to continue that counts” (Churchill)

Miss Mercer is looking forward to teaching you all in September- She knows you will have a fantastic year working together!

Miss Davis  Class 20

Miss Davis Class 20

Welcome to Class 20; your final year at Woodlands!

Miss Davis was very lucky to join the Woodlands team in September 2014, and has enjoyed three brilliant years across Years 4 and 5. She continues to follow her passion for PSHE and hopes that you will help her to link our team of staff and children to create a positive and nurturing ethos of love, teamwork and positivity at Woodlands. As many of you know, last September Miss Davis was appointed as Team Leader for Y5, and got to spend another fantastic year with you all! She was so excited to find out that she would be moving up to Y6 with you too!

Outside of school, Miss Davis loves visiting Scotland to spend time with her family and friends. Also, you will usually find her looking after her two cats: Cookie and Lennon! Miss Davis knows you all quite well already, but she cannot wait to see how much you have improved in Year 5. She is also looking forward to learning more about all of you by discovering your passions, hopes and dreams!

In Class 20, Miss Davis encourages a strong ethos of positivity and success, which comes from commitment and enthusiasm for learning - she believes that you can all achieve your dreams!

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams a reality.” Jonas Salk

Miss Davis looks forward to you joining the Class 20 Team - she knows that you will have an AMAZING year working together!

Mr Gray  Class 21

Mr Gray Class 21

Mr Gray is very much looking forward to teaching Year 6 at Woodlands and is delighted to be working with such an enthusiastic team. He is very passionate about teaching all subjects, particularly PE and maths. In his spare time Mr Gray likes to be active – he has just completed a coast to coast forty mile challenge three peak challenge this summer, raising money for the RNLI. He loves sport, particularly footbal (supporting Manchester United) and, being from Wales, enjoys rugby.He is looking forward to the year ahead and cannot wait to get to know you more.

Miss Owen

Miss Owen

Miss Owen is really looking forward to joining the Woodlands team this year. This is her 7th year of teaching and is thrilled to be completing it in Year 6. She is from North Wales however, she has been living and teaching in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for the last 4 years. Travelling to different and interesting places is one of her favourite things to do, she loves experiencing diverse cultures, languages, foods, religions and traditions. We will be sharing some of our favourite places throughout the year, so get thinking where yours is.

Sport is a great hobby of Miss.Owen’s, she loves playing netball, swimming and going running. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her niece and nephew and taking her dog Nell for a walk up the mountains. Miss.Owen loves reading and exploring stories, she is very excited to share the text ‘Wonder’ with you at the beginning of Year 6.

Miss.Owen is so excited to be your Year 6 teacher this year, prepare to face many challenges, work very hard and have lots of fun and laughter along the way.

Welcome to Y6!

We are overjoyed to welcome you all into Y6! We have a great year planned, with many exciting topics, fun lessons, new learning and great trips!

We all look forward to being a part of your final year at Woodlands!




Our topic for the Autumn Term is:

The World War

You may want to start researching aspects of our topic to prepare you for our fantastic lessons! Find out 10 fascinating facts about Britain in the 1930's to share with your class. We look forward to hearing about what you find out!



Value of the Month

Our 'Value of the Month' for the month of September is UNITY.

Throughout the month, we will be focusing on team work, respect and empathy.



Y6 Homework


Timetables tests will occur twice a week on a Monday and Friday. For each test, your child will have specific timetables to revise for. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you require confirmation of which timetables they are revising.



Each Friday, children will be given a selection of spellings to learn. These spellings will be stuck into children’s homework books. The children will then be tested on the spellings during their spelling lesson on Monday.



Each week, your child will be set maths challenges linked to what they have been learning in Maths. Children will be expected to record their methods and findings in their homework books- preferably with an explanation to develop their reasoning skills. Maths homework will be set weekly.



To assist their spelling revision, children will be sent home with a copy of the Y3, 4, 5 and 6 national spellings to revise over the course of the year. In addition to this, the children will receive fortnightly grammar homework.



To aid the children’s progress in reading, it is expected that they would read three times each week at home. This can be independent reading, but it is equally fantastic to ask your children questions about the text they are reading to ensure their understanding. Please write any comments in your child’s homework diary.


Learning Log

The children will be set two Learning Logs (linked to our topics) for this term. This will only run until Christmas as we will then be focusing on SATs revision.

Learning Log 1: ‘War’

You could complete activities such as: Create an Anderson shelter, create a presentation about what you would pack if you were evacuated to another place today, giving your reasons for each item, write an adventure story of a child during World War 2, research an aircraft, ship or tank that took part in WW2. Make a model, drawing or collage and don’t forget to include a description.

Learning Log 2: ‘New York’

You could complete activities such as: create a travel brochure on tourist attractions, build a 3D model of the Empire State Building, write a biography on the President of America, design a Broadway show or plan a helicopter tour (where would you take someone?)

You can choose any activity based on these 2 topics, these are just suggestions. We look forward to seeing your creativity and imagination. Learning Logs will be due in on Monday 15th January 2018.



PE Information!


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. 

 All Year 6 children will have P.E on a Tuesday, Thursday and as an option during Academy on Friday.



Y6 MathsImage result for maths cartoon

You might find some of these maths websites handy...

This is great for clarifying/ teaching different topics of maths:

This website may help revise new concepts and can also be used for Reading, SPAG and Science:

This website has some fantastic information regarding the conceptual understanding of maths, specifically reasoning and problem solving:



Reading Top TipsImage result for book

  • Remember there are three main types of question;
  1. Find and copy- exact word and quotes from the text
  2. Inference- an educated guess baked up with textual evidence
  3. Word meanings – synonyms and antonyms
  • Remember when answering questions to bulk out your answers with your own opinion, inferences and direct quotes
  • Don’t forget textual evidence
  • Always look back and read the text- all the answers are lurking in or between the lines!
  • READ, READ, READ… please read as much as you possibly can for the next few weeks to heighten and maintain your reading skills and ability

Please have a look at new curriculum reading objectives attached to see the progression in skills.

Here are some books you may like to read:

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

Forgotten Voices of the Second World War

Max Arthur

The Diamond of Drury Lane

Julia Golding


Frank Cottrell Boyce


Cynthia Voigt

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Knife Edge

Malorie Blackman

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

Sue Townsend

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve


Philip Pullman

Dragon Keeper

Carole Wilkinson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

Peter Pan

J M Barrie

Wizard of Oz

F Baum

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Railway Children

E Nesbit

The Borrowers

M Norton

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Alex Rider series

Anthony Horowitz

My Story series

Various authors

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Ed. Otto H Frank

Boy Overboard

Morris Gleitzman


Garth Nix


R.J Palacio

The Book Theif

Marcus Zusak

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