Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 6!

We are Rio de Janeiro Class!

 Class Teacher: Mrs Allen
Teaching assistant: Mrs Gibson



Year 6 are continuing with the mastery approach to mathematics. The Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/ and TT Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/35585 websites are great resources that your child can use at home to accelerate the pace of their learning in maths. 




We will continue to reinforce our Rainbow Grammar knowledge and make sure the class applies this to their writing. This term the children can also look forward to writing their own diary entries, newspaper articles and historical fiction.

Your child will bring home spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their new diaries four times per week.  Reading diaries will be checked every Monday.  Spelling tests will be every Friday.



Our bank of iPads continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum. We will continue to teach the children how to use the internet safely.  Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online. We will also be using Purple mash to teach the children how to create quizzes, spreadsheets and databases


Our Project this term

This term we are asking the question 'Are we all really equal?' and we will be doing this through the prism of our four key concept words: equality, discrimination, freedom and individuality.We will begin by investigating a range of thought-provoking questions, such as 'are boys better than girls?' and 'Is Mr Robson's opinion more important than ours. In the first half term, we will then be exploring issues surrounding feminism and sexism. After half term, we will then be investigating racism and civil rights in America. We will also be teaching PSHE and RE as part of our project.


Other subjects

 The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week.

We will continue to hold regular multi-cultural days to give children an understanding of how people live around the world. The children will also continue studying Mandarin and will begin to learn how to compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments. 

In science, the children will be learning about animals including humans, as well as evolution and inheritance.

Additional information

* P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday. However, we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.
* Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time.  They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for snack on Fridays.
* Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers.
* Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school.  Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes - but we have not been fooled!


There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a few that you might find useful:

This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.

This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about English, Maths and Science.
A wonderful website that the children have login details for.  Please encourage them to use the site and complete their homework activities